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Apex Legends Alternator stats [Season 10]

View our up-to-date Alternator stats ready for Season 10

The Alternator has long since held the coveted "weakest SMG" slot in the Apex Legends weapons arsenal. But now that Season 10 has elevated it to Care Package status, is it finally a true meta weapon? Our Apex Legends Alternator guide will go through the various up-to-date stats of this automatic Light SMG.


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Apex Legends Alternator stats

The Alternator has received a lot of attention in Season 10. Once considered the lowliest of the SMGs, the Alternator is now the only Care Package-exclusive SMG in Apex Legends. It's a fairly solid gun with a steady fire rate and decent enough damage.

But what catapults it into top-tier territory is its built-in Disruptor Rounds effect, which allows it to deal an extra 40% damage per shot to shielded enemies. While not as powerful as the Disruptor Rounds Hop Ups that laid waste to the weapon meta back in Season 2, this means the Alternator is a quite terrifying force to be reckoned with at any stage of a match.

The below sections go through just about every statistic that might be useful to know about the Alternator SMG in Apex Legends. The first gives basic stats, the second focuses on damage, and the third section displays various handling stats for the Alternator.


Alternator basic stats

  • Weapon Type: SMG
  • Ammo: Unique
  • Firing Modes: Full-Auto
  • Mag Size: 27

Alternator damage stats

  • Damage (Body/Head/Leg): 16/24/13
  • Damage vs Shields: 22/33/18
  • RPM: 600
  • Body DPS: 160
  • Body Shots To Kill: 7/9/10/11/13
  • Fortified Body Shots To Kill: 8/9/11/13/15
  • Max Headshot Distance: 1500m
  • Projectile Speed: 19,500

Alternator handling stats

  • Tactical Reload Time: 1.9s
  • Empty Reload Time: 2.23s
  • Draw Time: 0.35s
  • ADS Movement Speed: 86%

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 weapon stats guide.

Assault Rifles Havoc, Hemlok, R-301 Carbine, VK-47 Flatline
SMGs Alternator, CAR, Prowler, R-99, Volt
LMGs Devotion, L-Star EMG, M600 Spitfire, Rampage
Marksman 30-30 Repeater, Bocek Bow, G7 Scout, Triple Take
Snipers Charge Rifle, Kraber .50-CAL, Longbow DMR, Sentinel
Shotguns EVA-8 Auto, Mastiff, Mozambique, Peacekeeper
Pistols P2020, RE-45 Auto, Wingman

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