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Apex Legends Havoc stats: DPS, TTK, spray pattern, Havoc tips and tricks

Havoc time-to-kill and other stats

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The first weapon added to the Apex Legends arsenal after release is a curious one, for sure. The Havoc is a charge-up Energy-based assault rifle with high damage but a hell of a kick. We’ll go over all of the gun’s traits and features in our Apex Legends Havoc guide below, with everything from damage and DPS stats to the gun’s time-to-kill (TTK) under varying circumstances.

This Havoc guide is just one tiny part of our massive Apex Legends tips 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. But whatever it is you’re looking for, whether it’s details on the Apex Legends Ping/Communication system or our Apex Legends advanced movement tips, just take a look at our main guide and you’ll find what you need.

Apex Legends Havoc guide – DPS, TTK, fire rate

Below we’ve detailed not only what the developers have to say on the Havoc Assault Rifle, but also detailed statistics, from damage and fire rate to reload times and recoil patterns; and then we’ll finish off with some tips and tricks on how to master this powerful Apex Legends weapon. Use the links below to navigate straight to any of these sections.

Havoc description
Havoc basic stats
Havoc TTK (Time To Kill) stats
Havoc attachments
Havoc spray pattern & recoil
Tips and tricks on mastering the Havoc

Havoc description

The Havoc is different in quite a few ways from the other Assault Rifles – and all the other guns in Apex Legends, to be honest. Below we’ve put together a concise list of everything you need to know to start using and killing with this new weapon.

  • Havoc is the only Assault Rifle to take Energy Ammo.
  • A very high rate of fire and damage-per-shot is balanced out by a “charge-up” time before the Havoc starts firing.
  • The Selectfire Receiver allows you to switch from full-auto mode to a special single-shot mode which charges up and then fires a laser blast.
  • The single-shot mode of the Havoc is hitscan and has damage drop-off.
  • The single-shot mode also uses up 4 Energy Ammo with every shot.
  • Havoc is the only Assault Rifle that does not feature a Magazine attachment slot, meaning you cannot ever increase its magazine size.

Respawn have described the Havoc as a gun which “packs a punch” and has “multiple personalities”, both of which are certainly true. However, more than almost any other gun in Apex Legends, the Havoc is not a weapon that’s easy to get to grips with. Let’s take a look at the stats and see what exactly at work here.

Apex Legends Havoc stats

In the below tables we’ve detailed just about every statistic that might be useful to know about the Havoc. The first gives basic stats, and the second gives the Time To Kill (TTK) under different circumstances. So have a look through, and meet me at the bottom when you’re done.

Havoc stats (Basic)

Name Havoc
Ammo Energy Ammo
Mag Size 24
Tactical/Full Reload 3.20s/3.20s
DPS 201.6
Body/Head/Leg DMG 18/36/13.5
Fire Rate (SPS) 11.2 (1.7 with single-shot)
Charge-Up Time 0.50s
Att. Slots Optic, Stock, Hop-Up
Modes Auto (Single with Hop-Up)
Projectile Speed 30500
Draw Time 0.60s
ADS Movement Speed
(% of non-ADS speed)
Max Headshot Distance 11828

Havoc 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
Bodyshots 18 6/9/10/12 0.95s/1.21s/
Headshots vs
No Helmet
36 3/5/5/6 0.68s/0.86s/
Headshots vs
Lvl 1 Helmet (10%)
32.4 4/5/6/7 0.77s/0.86s/
Headshots vs
Lvl 2 Helmet (20%)
28.8 4/6/7/7 0.77s/0.95s/
Headshots vs
Lvl 3/4 Helmet (25%)
27 4/6/7/8 0.77s/0.95s/

Havoc spray pattern & recoil

The Havoc’s recoil and spray pattern is more akin to an LMG like the Spitfire than a traditional Assault Rifle. Take a look at the screenshot below, and have a think about what you see.

As you can see, there’s only a very slight horizontal sway as you fire. The recoil is primarily vertical. You may also have noticed that prior to the 1.1.1 update, the first 15 or so shots of the Havoc had hight recoil but the rest of the shots had relatively no recoil at all. This is no longer the case; there is still some slight bunching together of impact marks at the top, but overall the recoil continues more or less the same throughout the entire magazine.

Tips and tricks on mastering the Havoc in Apex Legends

Let’s finish up by solidfying our knowledge of the Havoc with a handful of practical tips and tricks to employ during a match with this new and fascinating Apex Legends Assault Rifle.

  • Remember the Havoc’s spray pattern. Never let yourself forget the high recoil of the Havoc, lest it take you by surprise when you fire upon an enemy. Every time you pull the trigger prepare to counteract the spray pattern, because you can’t fit a barrel on this gun to lessen its recoil.
  • Pair the Havoc with a responsive close-range weapon. If you don’t have a Turbocharger for the Havoc, then it’s a liability if you’re crept up on by a nearby enemy and forced into a close-range encounter. You need a good responsive weapon to fall back on, like a Peackeeper, EVA-8, R-99, or full-auto Prowler. Any of these would pair excellently with the Havoc.
  • Spend time training with the Havoc. The Havoc is indeed readily available in the Firing Range (it’s at the end, next to the other Energy Ammo weapons). This gun feels and acts very different from the rest of the Apex Legends weapons arsenal, so spend a good while teaching yourself to use it and getting used to those charge-up times.
  • Conserve your ammo as much as possible. The Havoc is a very ammo-hungry gun. It’s best not to go for random long-range potshots with this weapon, because when it comes down to it you’re gonna tear through your ammo reserves while you’re tearing through your enemies. Much like the Devotion, conserve your ammo, and communicate with your team to ensure you get as much Energy Ammo as possible.

That’s everything we’ve got to offer so far on the Havoc, but keep checking back for all the latest stats and strategies on one of Apex Legends’ strangest guns!

All Apex Legends Weapons

Click any of the links below to head over to another individual weapon page within our Apex Legends series. For an overview of how gunplay works and comparative stats on all the guns in Apex Legends, check out our larger Apex Legends guns & weapons guide.

Assault Rifles SMGs/LMGs Shotguns Snipers Pistols
VK-47 Flatline Alternator Mozambique Longbow DMR P2020
Havoc Prowler Peacekeeper Triple Take RE-45 Auto
Hemlok R-99 EVA-8 Auto Kraber .50-CAL Wingman
R-301 Carbine M600 Spitfire Mastiff Charge Rifle
G7 Scout Devotion Sentinel
L-Star EMG

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