Apex Legends Charge Sniper Rifle: Damage Stats, How To Use Like A Pro, Skins And More

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The Charge Rifle has been a part of the Apex Legends rotation since Season 3, with the Sniper Rifle a popular pick amongst fans of the Battle Royale title.

On this page we're going to run you through everything you need to know about the Charge Sniper Rifle. The Charge is one of four sniper rifles currently available, but the only one that possesses the hitscan feature.

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Charge Basic Information

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

  • Weapon Type: Sniper
  • Firing Modes: Single
  • Ammo Type: Sniper Ammo
  • Magazine Size: 8
  • Range: Long
  • Tac Reload time: 4s / 3.87s/ 3.73s / 3.6s
  • Full Reload time: 5.1s / 4.93s / 4.76s / 4.59s
  • Rate of Fire: 26 RPM
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  • Projectile Speed: N/A UPS

Charge Damage Stats

How much damage does a Charge Rifle do in Apex? That's what you really need to know. Just below you'll find the damage stats for the Charge 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: 100 HP 150HP 175HP 200HP 225HP
Head11612222
Level 1 Helmet11112223
Level 2 Helmet10612223
Level 3/4 Helmet9322233
Body9022233
Leg9022233

Charge Attachments

As is the case with most snipers on Apex Legends, the majority of the Charge Rifles attachments come in the form of sights.

The full list of available sights for the Charge Rifle is as follows:

  • 1x Holo (Common)
  • 1x HCOG Classic (Common)
  • 2x HCOG Bruiser (Rare)
  • 1x-2x Variable Holo (Rare)
  • 6x Sniper (Rare)
  • 3x HCOG Ranger (Epic)
  • 2x-4x Variable AOG (Epic)
  • 4x-8x Variable Sniper (Epic)
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  • 4x-10x Digital Sniper Threat (Legendary)

You can also extend add a Sniper Stock to your Charge. This is available in either Common, Rare or Epic variates.

Charge Skins

At the time of writing, there is a total of 55 weapon skins for the Charge Rifle in Apex Legends. This includes 9 Legendary, 7 Epic, 23 Rare and 16 Common skins.

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The price of each skin ranges from 30 CM (Common) to 1,200 CM (Legendary).

Charge Review - Is It Good?

The Charge Rifle is easily the most unconventional sniper in Apex Legends, but don't let that be the reason that you don't pick up this gun.

Thanks to the hitscan feature that is found on this gun, there is literally no range in which you cannot do damage to your opponent. Jumping, ziplining, falling it doesn't matter, the Charge allows you to drop some highlight reel eliminations.

There are some major drawbacks though. The Charge can only hold eight bullets, and this cannot be extended by equipping a sniper mag. It also has a frustratingly long reload time.

This is one of the most enjoyable guns to use in the game, but there are better alternatives when you're late in the game.