Apex Legends is getting its first big update: a new weapon. Developer Respawn Entertainment announced the gun via a tweet on Tuesday afternoon. The attached video is light on details beyond when to expect the update: tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 20.
The video doesn’t give us much concrete information on the gun, but it does let us see what it looks like in action. The gun appears to be some kind of automatic rifle. In the first part of the video, we see a player firing the gun and reloading it, by placing a magazine in the side of the weapon. In the second part of the clip, it appears that the weapon has some kind of charge shot that probably does extra damage. It’s unclear what type of ammo the gun might use. It’s also unknown if the charge option is limited to a weapon modifier, or if it will come standard on the gun.
Get ready to cry havoc—a new gun is coming to King's Canyon pic.twitter.com/w8LNa2GDWn— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) February 19, 2019
Respawn Entertainment’s futuristic battle royale has been out since Feb. 4. While the developer has released two stability patches for Apex Legends, this will be the first update that introduces new content to the game since launch.