Among these nerfs and buffs to several different weapons, fans also noticed on a recent Chaos Theory dev stream an unreleased 'Marksman' class weapon.
Apex Legends Chaos Theory Weapon Changes
So what is actually changing with the upcoming Chaos Theory? Well, a lot. Weapons for example, are having a bit of a re-haul to try and even out the playing field for everyone.
- Nerf: Pellet damage decreased from 13 to 11.
- Buff: Fire rate increased from 1.0 to 1.1.
Pistol, Heavy (Wingman)
- Buff: Every magazine size has increased by one.
Assault Rifle, Heavy (Hemlok)
- Nerf: Hip-fire spread increased to nerf close-range accuracy.
Fully Kitted Weapons, (Various)
All gold ARs and LMGs are now equipped with a 2x Bruiser optic.
Players now have the ability to switch out the optics on any fully-kitted weapon.
While these weapons changes are fairly standard, the unreleased 'Marksman' class weapon spotted on the dev stream, is causing a bit of ruckus. It is not the first time that something has been revealed via dev stream - intentional or not. Despite this however, a lot of the weapons or equipment seen often do not make it into the game for some time as they still need work.