Apex Legends ammo effects are the distinct properties displayed by each of the many ammo types available in the game. There aren't many distinctions, but there is one important and impactful difference to be observed. Here's what you need to know about Apex Legends' ammo effects.


Apex Legends Ammo Effects: What You Need to Know


Apex Legends senior designer Sean Slayback revealed the differences among the various ammo types on Twitter in late March. According to Slayback, all the ammo types — light rounds, shotgun shells and heavy rounds — slow down enemies when they make contact with them. Slayback also clarified that energy ammo doesn't deal any extra damage to shields, despite rumors in the community to that effect.


The only disparity among the various ammo types is related to their travel speed. Energy ammo is the only ammo type that isn't affected by drag, and it has the fastest flight velocity in each weapon class.


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