Apex Legends players have two new hop-ups to look forward to in Season 9.
Hop-ups are essentially specific mods that only work for a certain selection of weapons. They apply a unique buff to the weapon they're equipped to, making even the most common choice turn into something special. Players can mix and match weapons and their hop-ups any way they like as long as the two pieces are compatible.
Here's a rundown of the two latest hop-ups headed to the live game.
Apex Legends Season 9 Debuts 2 Brand New Weapon Hop-Ups
The two new hop-ups are Deadeye's Tempo and Shatter Caps. Currently, each one can only be applied to two weapons—with one overlap being the recently debuted Bocek bow. We've outlined them below.
- Compatible Weapons: Sentinel ESR, Bocek bow
- Buff Description: Increases rate of fire according to "rhythm" of discharge.
Players using this hop-up will have to pay close attention to a blue indicator that will only appear at the "perfect time." Essentially, this turns the weapons into deadly metronomes, allowing players to pack even more of a punch without necessarily having to prepare a shot again.
This is great news for the Sentinel electromagnetic sniper rifle and the Bocek bow as both have a slower rate of fire. Using Deadeye's Tempo could turn them into effective killing machines.
- Compatible Weapons: 30-30 Repeater, Bocek bow
- Buff Description: "Shatters" individual rounds into six pieces.
Shatter Caps is a bit more of a passive effect than something players need to pay the utmost attention to. When the 30-30 Repeater rifle of Bocek bow is fired, each discharged round will split into six individual pieces—not unlike the typical scatter spray of a shotgun. Alone, the pieces only do a fraction of the damage.
This hop-up was made for short-range combat. Players who like to get a bit more up close and personal with their opponents would do well to pick this piece up.