The Alternator is broke as hell, people. This poor old SMG used to be one of the lowest guns on Apex Legends’ power curve of weaponry, but thanks to the Season 2 patch notes it’s now possibly the strongest weapon currently in the arena – at least, against shielded targets. Our Apex Legends Alternator guide will go through the various basic stats of this automatic SMG, before delving into the gun’s time-to-kill (TTK) stats under different circumstances.
Note: we will be fleshing out these individual weapons pages with in-depth tips, facts, and strategies as time goes on; but until then, just take a look below for all the most up-to-date and useful statistics on the Alternator SMG.
This Alternator guide is just one tiny part of our massive Apex Legends tips/guide series, which we’ve packed with general info and advanced tips and tricks. If you’re looking for comparative stats on all the weapons in Apex Legends together, look no further than our Apex Legends guns/weapons guide.
Apex Legends Alternator stats – DPS, TTK, fire rate
The below tables go through just about every statistic that might be useful to know about the Alternator SMG. The first gives basic stats, and the second gives the Time To Kill (TTK) under different circumstances.
Alternator stats (basic)
(with Disruptor vs shields)
|Fire Rate (SPS)||10|
|Att. Slots||Hop-Up, Barrel, Mag, Optic, Stock|
|ADS Movement Speed|
(% of non-ADS speed)
|Max Headshot Distance||1500|
Alternator stats (TTK)
Note: the below figures are displayed in the format of how long it takes to deal 100/150/175/200 HP damage, as this reflects the TTK depending on the enemy’s Body Shield quality.
|DMG Type||DMG||Shots To Kill||Time To Kill|
Lvl 1 Helmet
Lvl 2 Helmet
Lvl 3/4 Helmet
All Apex Legends Weapons
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|VK-47 Flatline||Alternator||Mozambique||G7 Scout||P2020|
|Havoc||Prowler||Peacekeeper||Longbow DMR||RE-45 Auto|
|Hemlok||R-99||EVA-8 Auto||Triple Take||Wingman|
|R-301 Carbine||M600 Spitfire||Mastiff||Kraber .50-CAL|