The aim of Apex Legends is to survive against all the odds (the other squads and the ring), to be crowned the Apex Champions. Having a great squad at your side is one key ingredient for gaining this coveted title, and having the right weapon in your arsenal is just as important.
The weapons in the game are split into several different categories. There are Marksman and Sniper Rifles for those of you who excel at ranged combat. There are Assault Rifles for inflicting maximum damage in just a few shots. Then, there are the Pistols and SMGs for those of you that like the chaos of close-quarters combat. One popular SMG is the R-99.
In this guide, we are going to show you the damage stats, attachments, and skins for the R-99 SMG.
R-99 Basic Information
Here is the basic information that you need to know about the R-99:
- Weapon Type: SMG
- Firing Modes: Automatic
- Ammo Type: Light Rounds
- Magazine Size: 20 / 22 / 24 / 27
- Range: Close
- Tac Reload Time: 1.8s / 1.74s / 1.68s / 1.62s
- Full Reload Time: 2.45s / 2.37s / 2.29s / 2.21s
- Rate of Fire: 1080 RPM
- Projectile Speed: 21,000 UPS
R-99 Damage Stats
Just below you'll find the damage stats for the R-99. 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||15||7||10||12||14||15|
|Level 2 Helmet||14||8||11||13||15||17|
|Level 3/4 Helmet||13||8||12||14||16||18|
The R-99 can tear through unshielded enemies in a heartbeat, but it needs attachments to be able to do so. Thankfully, there are plenty to choose from, including a range of sights, stabilisers, and magazine extensions.
- 1x Holo (Common)
- 1x HCOG Classic (Common)
- 2x HCOG Bruiser (Rare)
- 1x-2x Variable Holo (Rare)
- 1x Digital Threat (Legendary)
- Barrel Stabilizer
- Extended Light Magazine
- Standard Stock
At the time of writing, there is a total of 77 weapon skins available for the R-99. This includes 23 Legendary, 7 Epic, 31 Rare, and 16 Common. The skins range in cost from 1,200 Crafting Metals (Legendary) to 30 Crafting Metals (Common).
- Earn Currency: Learn how to get more Crafting Metals.
The R-99 is a great weapon to have on hand in both the Battle Royale and Arenas mode. If you pair it with an Assault Rifle or a Ranged weapon, you can become unstoppable. It's an ideal weapon for indoor firefights. It has a rapid-fire rate, meaning you can easily damage any enemies that dare to get too close without worrying about re-loading mid-fight. Also, your movement speed isn't impacted when you're looking down the sight. Therefore, it's perfect if you're planning an ambush on an unsuspecting squad. However, it does have quite a strong re-coil, so we strongly recommend attaching a Barrel Stabiliser as soon as you find one.
If you're searching for some weapons to pair with your R-99 in Apex Legends, then we have some suggestions. You can pair it with the deadly Sentinel Sniper Rifle. This weapon is dangerous at its base level, but it can become lethal if you equip the right attachments. However, if you want to pair the R-99 with an Assault Rifle, then check out the M600 Spitfire. It's hard to get your hands on, but if you manage to get it, you can turn the tide of the battle in a few shots.
Updated by Marie Pritchard.