Apex Legends Volt SMG: Damage Stats, Attachments, and Skins

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Apex Legends Factory Issue Volt SMG Skin
March 3, 2022: Updated to include new damage stats and the new skins available for the Volt.

Ever since Apex Legends was released in February 2019, the roster of weapons that you can choose from in the game has continuously expanded. Whether you pick a weapon up in the scramble toward a loot bin at the beginning of a battle royale, or you buy it from the shop before the next round in an arena, weapon choice is important.

As there are several different categories of weapons for you to choose from, there is a high chance that there are one or two guns that are meant for you. It may take a while to figure out which type is for you or which specific weapon will be known as your favourite. If you lean towards weapons that pack a punch and use powerful ammunition, then we may have the one for you.

In this guide, we're going to show you the damage stats, attachments, and skins for the Volt SMG.

Table of Contents

Volt Basic Information

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

  • Weapon Type: SMG
  • Firing Modes: Automatic
  • Ammo Type: Energy Ammo
  • Magazine Size: 19 / 21 / 23 / 26
  • Range: Close
  • Tac Reload Time: 1.6s / 1.55s / 1.49s / 1.44s
  • Full Reload Time: 2.25s / 2.18s / 2.1s / 2.03s
  • Rate of Fire: 720 RPM
  • Projectile Speed: 23,500 UPS
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Volt Damage Stats

How much damage does a Volt do in Apex? That's what you really need to know. Just below you'll find the damage stats for the Volt. 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
Head2646789
Level 1 Helmet24578910
Level 2 Helmet225781011
Level 3/4 Helmet215891011
Body1769111214
Leg14811131517

Volt Attachments

There is a range of different attachments available for the Volt, including a number of different sights, barrel stabilizers, and stocks.

Sights

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

  • Barrel Stabiliser
  • Extended Energy Magazine
  • Standard Stock
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Apex Legends Fortune Teller Legendary Volt SMG Skin
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Volt Skins

At the time of writing, there are a total of 55 weapon skins available for the Volt SMG. This includes 10 Legendary, 6 Epic, 23 Rare, and 16 Common. The prices of the skins range from 30 Crafting Metals (Common) to 1,200 Crafting Metals (Legendary).

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Volt Review

If we're being honest, it's difficult to argue against any of the five SMGs available in Apex, as all five have the capabilities to be end-game guns if they are used correctly. There are a number of benefits for the Volt, it has the fastest projectile speed of any of the five SMGs, whilst it also has a faster full reload than any of its competition.

However, without the correct attachments, it can be quite difficult to control. This means that it can leave you vulnerable in the Arena's mode as accuracy can decide whether you die or survive. That being said, it's a powerful weapon for ranged combat, so it's perfect for scaring off other squads in Battle Royale. Ultimately, the Volt SMG is a unique weapon, therefore we recommend that you try it out for yourself.

The Volt SMG is just one of many weapons in Apex Legends that use Energy Ammunition. If you want to find out more about another powerful weapon that uses this type of ammunition, check out our Devotion guide. Also, if you decide that close-range combat is not for you, then why not check out the Sentinel Sniper Rifle? It's a powerful weapon on its own, but if you add high-tier attachments to it, it becomes deadly.

Updated by Marie Pritchard.