Apex Legends

Apex Legends Season 9 Debuts Two Brand New Weapon Hop-Ups

Apex Legends players have two new hop-ups to look forward to in Season 9.
Apex Legends players have two new hop-ups to look forward to in Season 9. | Respawn Entertainment

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.

Deadeye's Tempo

  • 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.

Shatter Caps

  • 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.