'Apex Legends' Weapon Leak Suggests Season 4 May Add New SMG

Apex Legends Season 4 is expected to begin soon, and leaks are starting to offer fans a sneak peek at what they can expect to see. Since we've already discussed potential Legend additions like Revenant and Loba, it's time to turn our attention to weapons. As of now it appears there are two different guns in consideration, but they have one thing in common: both are SMGs.

Talk of a new SMG coming to Apex Legends began in mid-November alongside tweets from dataminer That1MiningGuy, and, since nothing new has made its way to updates in the months to follow, it looks like that assumption might hold true heading into Season 4. Among the data strings are two points of focus: the Volt and CAR. Below, we'll describe the benefits and drawbacks of each.


Like many new weapon additions in Apex Legends, the Volt technically made its debut in Titanfall 2. It's an energy-based weapon that fires blue tracers instead of bullets. Its rate of fire and time to kill are lower than something like the R-97, but it makes up for that weakness in accuracy and range. More so than other SMGs, the Volt is designed to be a hipfire gun as well, which means the slower bullet barrage is essentially complemented by extra mobility. Beyond that playstyle tradeoff, the only potential downside is that the Volt's colored bullets may inadvertently act as a signpost to your location at long range.

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'Apex Legends' may get this Volt SMG in Season 4. The hipfire gun made its debut in 'Titanfall 2.' 'Apex Legends' is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Respawn Entertainment/EA

Apex Legends includes energy weapons in every other class, like the Havoc and Devotion, but the SMG has yet to receive that kind of attention. Ergo, the Volt seems like the perfect subject to feature during Season 4.


If the Volt doesn't tickle your fancy, maybe the CAR will. Unlike the aforementioned Volt, which emphasises energy abilities, this is a more traditional SMG that prioritizes DPS and accuracy over rate of fire and magazine size. In some ways, then, this would make the gun less exciting than the Volt, as it'd basically function as a reworked version of the R-99. Apex Legends could use some excitement in the weapons department, but the CAR doesn't offer much of that.

That being said, it is the only one of these two options to potentially be teased by Respawn itself. At Twitcon towards the end of September, attendees spotted this official Caustic cosplayer carrying a CAR as a part of his loadout. In the absence of official teases from the developer, like we've seen in seasons past, this may be the best hint we have about possible new weapon additions in Apex Legends Season 4.

Apex Legends is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. A release date for Season 4 has not been announced.

What are your thoughts on these weapon leaks heading into Season 4? Would you rather see the Volt or CAR in the game's next big update? Tell us in the comments section!