08 Apr 2021 9:15 AM +00:00

Apex Legends Season 4: Sentinel Weapon Gameplay Guide

Apex Legends Season 4 has hit the ground running, and what better way to beat 59 other legends than with a brand new sniper rifle?

That's right, the Sentinel is a brand new weapon ready to tear up the new-look World's Edge; a sniper that does massive damage.

In the hands of a skilled player, a sniper rifle can do massive damage from long range, but maybe less useful close-up.

Here are our tips to make the most of the Sentinel, including where to find the new weapon, what attachments it takes, and the new ammo type that it takes.


Where To Find A Sentinel

The Sentinel drops with a similar frequency to other sniper rifles, so head to high-tier loot areas for your best chance of grabbing one.

Luckily, they're not limited to Cargo Drops like other snipers such as the Kraber.

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What Attachments And Ammo Does It Take?

The Sentinel takes a brand new ammo class - Sniper Ammo. As you can see, each slot in your bag can carry 20 Sniper Ammo, which will usually be found on the floor near the Sentinel itself.

If there's no ammo, be careful - it means someone else has been there before you.


The Sentinel is a bolt-action sniper rifle with a reasonably quick rate of fire. At this early stage, it seems slightly quicker than other snipers.


A body shot will do 65 damage, whereas a headshot will do a massive 130 damage to your opponent. It can fire off four rounds before needing to reload, but this increases up to seven with the addition of an extended magazine.

Attach a sniper stock, sights, and a new extended sniper mag to fully kit out your Sentinel for action.

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Sentinel Tips And Tricks

The interesting thing about the Sentinel is how it can be charged up with a Shield Battery to charge it up.


This takes five seconds and gives you five overcharged shots.

These shots are incredibly powerful and crack an enemy's armour no matter how strong it is.


So, a body shot with a charged Sentinel does up to 100 damage, no matter where you hit them.

The attachments are pretty easy to navigate, look for those shiny purples.

The Sentinel takes a sniper stock, sniper scopes, and of course, extended sniper magazines.

Everyone has their own preference of sniper scope, but I personally like the 4-8x scope, or a gold digital thread if you can find one!