Apex Legends Alternator SMG: Damage Stats, How To Use Like A Pro, Skins And More

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The Alternator SMG is one of the go-to guns in Apex Legends, despite it's recent move to Care Drop exclusivity during Season 11.

On this page we're going to tell you everything you need to know about the Alternator SMG. This twin barrel full-auto submachine gun is one of five SMGs available at the time of writing, but the only one to utilise the incredibly effective Disruptor Rounds.

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Alternator Basic Information

Here is the basic information that you need to know about the Alternator SMG:

  • Weapon Type: Submachine gun
  • Firing Modes: Auto
  • Ammo Type: Supply Drop Light Rounds
  • Magazine Size: 27
  • Range: Close
  • Tac Reload Time: 1.71s
  • Full Reload time: 2.01s
  • Rate of Fire: 600 RPM
  • Projectile Speed: 19,500 UPS

Alternator Damage Stats

How much damage does the Alternator do in Apex? That's what you really need to know. Just below you'll find the damage stats for the Alternator SMG. Do note these are just the basic damage stats and do not reflect stats for Fortified Legends (Caustic, Gibraltar) where damage stats are typically reduced by 15%.

Target Damage Shots To Kill: 100 HP 150HP 175HP 200HP 225HP
Level 1 Helmet1968101112
Level 2 Helmet1869101213
Level 3/4 Helmet1769111214

Alternator Attachments

The only attachments available for the Alternator SMG are a range of sights.


  • 1x HCOG Classic (Common)
  • 1x Holo (Common)
  • 1x-2x Variable Holo (Rare)
  • 2x HCOG Bruiser (rare)
  • 1x Digital Threat (Legendary)

Alternator Skins

At the time of writing, there is a total of 65 weapon skins for the Alternator SMG in Apex Legends. This includes 15 Legendary, 9 Epic, 25 Rare and 16 Common skins.

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The prices for the guns range from 30 CM (Common) to 1,200 CM (Legendary).

Alternator SMG Review - Is It Good?

The Alternator is one of the most commonly used guns in Apex Legends, but is there a just cause for doing so?

In our opinion, the Alternator is one of the very best guns to use for close range combat within Apex, although the move to Care Package exclusivity is a frustrating one.

With that said, if you manage to get your hands on an Alternator, you won't have any issues in bringing down your opponents. The OP Disruptor Rounds will make sure of that.

You can't go wrong with any of the SMGs in Apex currently (CAR, Prowler, R-99 or Volt). But we'd opt for the Alternator, just.