If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Learn more.

Apex Legends Charge Rifle stats [Season 9]: damage, handling, and more

View our up-to-date Charge Rifle stats ready for Season 9

The Charge Rifle has resided near the top of the Apex Legends snipers arsenal for multiple seasons now, and it doesn't look like that's going to change anytime soon. This powerful beam-focused long-range sniper is still one of the most worrisome poking devices in the game. We'll go over every aspect of this unique Apex Legends gun in our Apex Legends Charge Rifle stats page.

On this page:

Apex Legends tips | Apex Legends Arena mode | Apex Legends best characters | Best loadout in Apex Legends | Apex Legends attachments | Apex Legends Armor & Gear | Low Profile and Fortified in Apex Legends

Apex Legends Charge Rifle stats

Instead of going the high headshot damage route that other Apex Legends sniper rifles take, the Charge Rifle's appeal is that is produces a hitscan beam which deals incremental damage over a half-second period, before dealing a massive blast of damage at the end of the charge. If you deliver maximum damage with the charge-up, you'll effectively double your potential damage with this weapon.

The Charge Rifle has it all. It's extremely ammo-efficient, and powerful without any attachments. An important note about its hipfire: while the charge-up sends your aim all over the place, the final blast is always 100% accurate, meaning you can beam players from 100 meters while hipfiring. This sniper rifle is very annoying to go up against.

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

Charge Rifle basic stats

  • Weapon Type: Sniper Rifle
  • Ammo: Sniper
  • Firing Modes: Single
  • Attachment Slots: Optic, Stock
  • Mag Size: 8

Charge Rifle damage stats

  • Damage (Body/Head/Leg): 45/56/45
    • Additional Charge-Up Damage: 45
  • RPM: 30
  • Body DPS: 23
    • With Charge-Up Damage: 46
  • Body Shots To Kill: 3/3/4/5/5
    • Fortified: 3/4/5/6/6
  • Max Headshot Distance: 29,528m
  • Projectile Speed: Hitscan

Charge Rifle handling stats

  • Tactical Reload Time: 3.6s
    • Full Reload Time: 3.6s
  • Draw Time: 0.60s
  • ADS Movement Speed: 36%

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, 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

About the Author

Ollie Toms avatar

Ollie Toms

Guides Editor

Ollie is known round these parts for having the deepest voice in existence. Some say he used to be quite good at Rocket League. His favourite pastime is burying his face in the warm fur of his two cats.

Support Rock Paper Shotgun

Sign up today for access to more supporter-only articles, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and game discounts. Your support helps us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information


We love having a friendly, positive and constructive community - you lot are great - and we want to keep it like that. Our main commenting rule is "be excellent to each other". Please see our code of conduct, where you can find out what "be excellent" means. TL;DR? Respect others, think before you post, and be prepared for puns.

More Guides

Latest Articles

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch