Apex Legends Season 4 Brings Major Loot Changes Including New Sniper Ammo

Apex Legends Season 4 is here
Apex Legends Season 4 is here / Photo by Respawn Entertainment/EA

Apex Legends Season 4 kicked off Tuesday on the one year anniversary of the battle royale's launch.

Season 4, titled Assimilation, introduces a new Legend called Revenant, a new Battle Pass, map changes and re-balances to loot across the map. The loot changes affect sniper rifles, weapons and ammo.

Apex Legends Season 4 Brings Major Loot Changes Including New Sniper Ammo

Here's a full list of the loot changes, according to the patch notes:

New Loot: Sniper Ammo

  • All snipers now take new ammo type - Sentinel, Longbow DMR, Triple Take, Charge Rifle
  • New attachment: extended magazine for Sniper ammo

Energy Ammo

  • Now gives 30 ammo per pickup instead of 20

Removed Loot

  • The following items have been removed from the game: Turbocharger hop-up, Extended mags for energy ammo

Gold Backpack

  • UI update to better convey to the player when they are using or being revived with the perk


Iron sights will be updated during Season 4 to represent more authentic and accurate aiming. The following weapons will be updated during the season:

  • Longbow DMR
  • Triple Take
  • Charge Rifle
  • Sentinel
  • Havoc
  • R-301
  • Flatline
  • Spitfire
  • R-99
  • Alternator
  • Mozambique
  • Mastiff
  • RE-45
  • Wingman

G7 Scout

  • Moved from Sniper to Assault Rifle class
  • Now only accepts AR optics and attachments
  • Still accepts Double Tap hop-up
  • Contributes to stats/challenges for ARs
  • Reduced fire rate from 4.5 to 4.0
  • Increasing time between shots for Double Tap from 0.425 to 0.475
  • Fix bug where G7 had 0 ADS air spread


  • No longer a crate weapon, can be found around the map
  • Uses energy ammo
  • Reloading has been removed and the weapon will now overheat
  • Damage reduced per shot from 19 to 18
  • Rate of Fire decreased from 12 to 10
  • Less horizontal view kick


  • Removed from loot pool and is now a crate weapon
  • Magazine size: 54
  • Total ammo stock: 162
  • Turbocharger functionality


  • No longer accepts the Turbocharger hop-up but can still equip Select Fire
  • Decreased time between shots when using Select Fire from .77 to .56


  • Reduced damage per shot from 12 to 11
  • Increased magazine side for first three tiers:
  • Base: 18 to 20
  • Common: 20 to 22
  • Rare: 23 to 24
  • Epic: 27


  • Increased damage per shot from 14 to 15


  • Increased single-shot rate of fire from 5.6 to 6.4


Adjusted magazine sizes:

  • Base: 4 to 5
  • Common: 6
  • Rare: 8 to 7
  • Epic: 10 to 8


  • Double Tap hop-up: reduced the delay between bursts from 0.85 to 0.80


  • Fixed an exploit that players discovered and reported where you could rapidly fire the Mastiff

Gold Weapons

The following weapons are included in the Gold set for Season 4:

  • Havoc
  • P2020
  • Sentinel
  • Prowler
  • R-301

Apex Legends Season 4 is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Log in during the first week to receive an Anniversary gift.