Ammo

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Apex Legends has five types of ammo. Additionally, there are special ammo types for Supply Drop weapons found in Care Packages.

Light Rounds[edit | edit source]

The Light Round icon

Light Rounds or Light Ammo are used by ARs, SMGs, and pistols. They are found in stacks of 20 or sometimes 40, and can be stacked up to 60 in each inventory slot.

Weapons that use Light Rounds tend to have high rates of fire compared to their counterparts.

There are 5 weapons that use Light Rounds.svg Light Rounds.

Heavy Rounds[edit | edit source]

The Heavy Round icon

Heavy Rounds or Heavy Ammo are used by ARs, SMGs, LMGs, and pistols. They are found in stacks of 20 or sometimes 40, and can be stacked up to 60 in each inventory slot.

Weapons that use Heavy Rounds tend to do more damage per round compared to their counterparts, but the bullets have lower velocity and a more pronounced drop.

There are 5 weapons that use Heavy Rounds.svg Heavy Rounds.

Energy Ammo[edit | edit source]

The Energy Ammo icon.

Energy Ammo are used by AR, LMG, and SMG energy weapons. They are found in stacks of 20 or sometimes 40, and can be stacked up to 60 in each inventory slot.

Energy Ammo projectiles have very little projectile drop, are not slowed by drag, and have the fastest flight velocity in each weapon class.

There are 4 weapons that use Energy Ammo.svg Energy Ammo:

Shotgun Shells[edit | edit source]

The Shotgun Shells icon

Shotgun Shells or Shotgun Ammo are used by shotguns. They are found in stacks of 8 or sometimes 16, and can be stacked up to 16 in each inventory slot.

There are 3 weapons that use Shotgun Shells.svg Shotgun Shells:

Sniper Ammo[edit | edit source]

The Sniper Ammo icon.

Sniper Ammo is used by snipers. They are found in stacks of 12 or sometimes 24, and can be stacked up to 24 in each inventory slot.

There are 4 weapons that use Sniper Ammo.svg Sniper Ammo:

Drop Rate[edit | edit source]

NOTE: These do not include ammo stacks that spawn alongside weapons. The rarity of the weapons that use a type of ammo affects the overall rarity of the ammo type.

Ammo All tiers
Heavy Rounds Heavy 32%
Light Rounds Light 26%
Energy Ammo Energy 26%
Sniper Ammo Sniper 14%
Shotgun Shells Shotgun 02%

Special Ammo[edit | edit source]

Special Ammo are used by Supply Drop weapons. They are unique to the weapon, take no inventory space, cannot be dropped, and cannot be replenished.

Currently, there are 3 Supply Drop weapons:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Supply Drop ammo used to be gold along with the Supply Drop weapons themselves. Their rarity were upgraded to red to differentiate them from fully kitted weapons.
  • Before the introduction of Sniper Ammo.svg Sniper Ammo in Season 4.svg Season 4, snipers used the other ammo types.
  • Energy weapons fire different projectiles than normal weapons. Normal weapons fire orange-yellow projectiles, regardless of if they are using Light Rounds.svg Light Rounds, Heavy Rounds.svg Heavy Rounds, Shotgun Shells.svg Shotgun Shells, or Sniper Ammo.svg Sniper Ammo. Projectiles fired by energy weapons tend to be blue, though the L-STAR EMG's is red.
    • The Charge Rifle, Triple Take, and Peacekeeper are energy weapons, but they do not use Energy Ammo.svg Energy Ammo because they are snipers and shotguns. The Charge Rifle and Triple Take used to use energy ammo before the sniper rework. The Peacekeeper never used energy ammo, but its codename is "energy_shotgun" in the files.

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