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Apex Legends R-99 stats [Season 9]: damage, handling, and more

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The R-99 is 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 stats page will walk you through various useful things to know about this supremely potent SMG.


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Apex Legends R-99 stats

The R-99 was always one of the strongest late-game weapons in Apex Legends thanks to its ridiculous fire rate, which means this close-range shredder features extremely high DPS despite its low damage per shot. Add to that a good Barrel Stabiliser and Light Mag, and you've got a strong contender for the most powerful weapon in the game, full stop. There's a reason the R-99 has been one of the most popular guns in Apex Legends since the game's release.

The below sections go through just about every statistic that might be useful to know about the R-99 SMG in Apex Legends. The first gives basic stats, the second focuses on damage, and the third section displays various handling stats for the R-99.


R-99 basic stats

  • Weapon Type: SMG
  • Ammo: Light
  • Firing Modes: Full-Auto
  • Attachment Slots: Barrel, Mag, Optic, Stock
  • Mag Size: 20
    • With Extended Mags: 22/24/27

R-99 damage stats

  • Damage (Body/Head/Leg): 11/17/9
  • RPM: 1,080
  • Body DPS: 198
  • Body Shots To Kill: 10/14/16/19/21
    • Fortified: 11/17/19/22/25
  • Max Headshot Distance: 1,500m
  • Projectile Speed: 21,000

R-99 handling stats

  • Tactical Reload Time: 1.80s
    • Full Reload Time: 2.45s
  • 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, 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

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