The R-99 is rightly feared and coveted by a majority of Apex Legends players, rightly so as the fastest-firing gun in the game. This quick and deadly SMG is capable of tearing apart a full armoured opponent in less than a second, provided you hit your shots.
Our Apex Legends R-99 guide will walk you through various useful things to know about this supremely potent SMG, from damage and fire rate to time-to-kill (TTK) stats. So let’s get started, and see why the R-99 is the favourite SMG of many an Apex Legends veteran.
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Apex Legends R-99 stats – DPS, TTK, fire rate
The below tables go through just about every statistic that might be useful to know about the R-99 SMG. The first gives basic stats, and the second gives the Time To Kill (TTK) under different circumstances.
R-99 stats (basic)
|Fire Rate (SPS)||18|
|Att. Slots||Barrel, Mag, Optic, Stock|
|ADS Movement Speed
(% of non-ADS speed)
|Max Headshot Distance||1500|
R-99 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 (10%)
Lvl 2 Helmet (20%)
Lvl 3/4 Helmet (25%)
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