Season 9 of Apex Legends looks to be one of the biggest updates to Respawn's battle royale since the game's release, bringing with it a new Legend, tonnes of map changes and balance changes, a whole new game mode, and a brand new weapon: the Bocek Bow.
Not a lot is known about the Bocek Bow right now, but we do have some juicy bits of information on how the Bow is likely to work upon its Season 9 release. Let's take a look at everything we know about the Apex Legends Bocek Bow.
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- Apex Legends Bocek Bow stats & details
- Apex Legends Bocek Bow Deadeye's Tempo and Shatter Caps Hop Up attachments
Apex Legends Bocek Bow stats & details
The Bocek Bow is a compound bow weapon that will be added to Apex Legends with Season 9 - also known as the Legacy Update. Here's what Respawn have said about the Bow so far:
New weapon: Bocek Bow - a powerful and deadly weapon, for those with the skill to wield it. Capable of inflicting tremendous damage at medium range, you'll need to make each shot count.
Thanks to Imogen, who had a chance to test the Bocek Bow at a preview event, we have a few damage numbers to give you:
Bocek Bow damage stats:
- Min Body Damage: 30
- Max Body Damage: 70
- Max Head Damage: 122.5 (1.75x multiplier)
I can attest that the Bocek also has rather astonishing range, with little damage dropoff if any at all. The bow becomes stronger and more accurate the longer you draw it for, until the bow is fully drawn. If you don't draw the bow fully then there is an accuracy penalty, which makes me think quick-firing with the Bow won't usually be viable unless all you need is to score a final 30 damage at super-close range.
From reports of dataminers over the past months we know that the Bocek Bow is going to be a bit of an unusual weapon. It will have its own unique "Arrow" ammunition, which can be found sparingly across the map (so as not to dilute the loot pool), but the good news is that you can retrieve arrows you've fired from the ground or from enemies' death boxes.
The Bocek Bow looks to be a very powerful weapon which could vie with the likes of the Sentinel and Triple Take for the title of strongest floor-loot long-range weapon, thanks to its very high damage. It has slightly higher bullet drop and longer travel time than most other weapons, but for those who can master it, it will be absolutely lethal.
Apex Legends Bocek Bow Deadeye's Tempo and Shatter Caps Hop Up attachments
The Bocek Bow has three attachment slots: one Optic slot which can take anything from a 1x to a 3x; and, uniquely, two Hop Up slots, meaning it can use both its Hop Ups at the same time.
The two new Hop-Ups are Deadeye's Tempo, and Shatter Caps. Here's what we know about them:
- Deadeye's Tempo: Firing at the perfect moment increases fire rate (also used on Sentinel).
- Shatter Caps: Rounds split into a blast pattern on firing (also used on 30-30 Repeater).
The Deadeye's Tempo in particular looks like it might be an extremely powerful upgrade, as long as you can find the right tempo. The Shatter Caps improves the weapon's versatility, allowing you to toggle between close and long range effectiveness, but I highly doubt the Shatter Caps will be able to give dedicated Shotguns like the Mastiff or EVA-8 a run for their money.
In any case, it looks as though the Bocek Bow will be a very powerful early-game weapon, because it requires very little in order for it to reach its full potential. Unlike a weapon like the R-99, which will only be at its most powerful with a top-tier barrel and extended mag attachment, the Bocek Bow will be at its best from the moment you pick it up. I suppose the price you have to pay for this is the fact that it's a difficult weapon to use and master.
That's everything we know so far about the Bocek Bow in Apex Legends! When Season 9 drops we'll update this page with all the Bocek Bow's stats, just like our other weapon pages - any of which you can peruse just below.
|Assault Rifles||Havoc, Hemlok, R-301 Carbine, VK-47 Flatline|
|SMGs||Alternator, Prowler, R-99, Volt|
|LMGs||Devotion, L-Star EMG, M600 Spitfire|
|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|