Apex Legends golden magazines are coming in Season 8, giving players a unique way to reload. While it's definitely not the only new addition as a new Legend called Salvo has arrived, his preferred weapon, the 30-30 Repeater, and a reshaped King's Canyon. But the golden magazine might be the most gameplay changing.
Compared to other golden attachments, it might be the most broken. That is if it does what people think it does.
Apex Legends Golden Magazines Coming in Season 8
Just by looking at the description, having the ability to reload a holstered weapon sounds broken, but Respawn devs were quick to ease our fears. “I think some of you imagine this to be a lot faster than it is. There’s a good delay before a holstered weapon is reloaded, and if it turns out that delay isn’t long enough, we can always increase it,” Game Designer Daniel Klein explained. "This shouldn’t be usable for cheating out of a reload; this should be for switching to another weapon, using it for a bit, and then switching back to your reloaded initial weapon."
So theories of spamming a weapon, switching to another, unloading that one and switching back are moot. It seems it takes some time to reload, but it does give a sound when it does. There will be a pop up UI on your screen and a sound queue when your weapon reloads.