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 guide.
On this page:
- Apex Legends Charge Rifle stats
- Charge Rifle basic stats
- Charge Rifle damage stats
- Charge Rifle handling stats
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: extremely ammo-efficient, powerful without any attachments, and even startlingly powerful at close range. 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
- Low Profile: 3/4/4/5/5
- 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%
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|Assault Rifles||30-30 Repeater, G7 Scout, Havoc, Hemlok, R-301 Carbine, VK-47 Flatline|
|SMGs||Alternator, Prowler, R-99, Volt|
|LMGs||Devotion, L-Star EMG, M600 Spitfire|
|Shotguns||EVA-8 Auto, Mastiff, Mozambique, Peacekeeper|
|Snipers||Charge Rifle, Kraber .50-CAL, Longbow DMR, Sentinel, Triple Take|
|Pistols||P2020, RE-45 Auto, Wingman|