Having a good weapon at your disposal is imperative to any success you are going to have in Apex Legends. Assault Rifles are, arguably, one of the best weapon sets in the game. The assault rifles use a variety of ammunition. The R-301 uses light ammo and the HAVOC uses energy ammo. This means that you can pick up two assault rifles and find enough ammo to sustain each one.
The Hemlok Burst AR uses heavy ammo and is the only assault rifle to use burst shots. This means that even if you hold down the trigger button, it will only fire four or five shots in one go. This may sound like a problem in the heat of a fire-fight, but it can be extremely powerful in ranged combat.
On this page, we're going to show you the damage stats, attachments, and skins for the Hemlok Burst AR. All of this information should help you decide if this weapon is for you.
Here is the basic information that you need to know about the Hemlok Burst AR:
- Weapon Type: Assault Rifle
- Firing Modes: Burst
- Ammo Type: Heavy Ammo
- Magazine Size: 18 / 24 / 27 / 30
- Range: Medium & Long
- Tac Reload Time: 2.4s / 2.32s / 2.24s / 2.16s
- Full Reload time: 2.85s / 2.76s / 2.66s / 2.57s
- Rate of Fire: 441 RPM
- Projectile Speed: 27,500 UPS
How much damage does a Hemlok do in Apex? That's what you really need to know. Just below you'll find the damage stats for the Hemlok Rifle. 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: 100HP||150HP||175HP||200HP||225HP|
|Level 1 Helmet||96||2||2||2||3||3|
|Level 2 Helmet||87||2||2||3||3||3|
|Level 3/4 Helmet||84||2||2||3||3||3|
The Hemlok can accept Holo, HCOG, Variable Holo, and Variable AOG sights. It can also take a barrel stabiliser, standard stock, and an extended heavy mag.
- 1x Holo (Common)
- 1x HCOG Classic (Common)
- 2x HCOG Bruiser (Rare)
- 1x-2x Variable Holo (Rare)
- 3x HCOG Ranger (Epic)
- 2x-4x Variable (Epic)
- Boosted Loader Hop-Up (Legendary)
- Barel Stabiliser
- Extended Heavy Mag
- Standard Stock
At the time of writing, there is a total of 70 weapon skins for the Hemlok Burst AR in Apex Legends. This includes 14 Legendary, 14 Epic, 26 Rare and 16 Common skins. The skins range in price, from 30 Crafting Metals (Common) to 1,200 Crafting Metals (Legendary)
Get More: Our guide on how to get more skins in Apex.
This weapon seems to be gaining popularity, though it was majorly underrated at first. The Hemlok dishes out significant damage with each burst of bullets and it can be swapped to single-fire too. Once you get used to it, it can be a lethal sidekick in both Arenas and the main Battle Royale. It’s easy to go through plenty of ammo though, so an extended heavy mag is a must if you want to survive. If you engage over medium or long-range, you’ll be able to pop heads with relative ease, particularly with a Variable AOG scope attachment. Overall, it is a great weapon once you get used to it.
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