Apex Legends Charge Rifle: Damage Stats, Attachments, and Skins

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March 1, 2022: Updated to include new information on magazine size, bullet use per shot, and new skins.


Apex Legends is a free-to-play online battle royale game from Respawn Entertainment. You can be thrown into a map alongside another player or as part of a team of three to earn the title of Apex Champion. Alternatively, you can engage in 3vs3 PvP battles in Arenas mode to be the last squad standing.

No matter what mode you choose to play, there are two critical choices that you need to make. You need to decide which Legend you want to play as, and you'll need to pick (or find) your weapons. The weapons are separated into different categories, and those of you who favour ranged combat may lean towards the Sniper Rifles.

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

Charge Rifle 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
  • Projectile Speed: N/A UPS

Charge Rifle Damage Stats

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 Legends that have passive effects on some weapons.

Target Damage Shots To Kill: 100 HP 150HP 175HP 200HP 225HP
Level 1 Helmet11112223
Level 2 Helmet10612223
Level 3/4 Helmet9322233

Charge Rifle Attachments

As is the case with most snipers, the majority of Charge Rifle 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)
  • 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 varieties.

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Charge Rifle Skins

At the time of writing, there is a total of 56 weapon skins for the Charge Rifle in Apex Legends. This includes 9 Legendary, 8 Epic, 23 Rare and 16 Common skins. The price of each skin ranges from 30 Crafting Metals (Common) to 1,200 Crafting Metals (Legendary).

Charge Rifle Review

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. Whether you're jumping or ziplining, you'll always be able to inflict serious damage on an enemy if your aim is accurate.


However, there are some major drawbacks. The Charge uses 2 bullets per shot from a 4 bullet mag, and this cannot be extended. It also has a frustratingly long reload time, which can leave you vulnerable in a fast-paced firefight. This is one of the most enjoyable guns to use early in the game, but there are better alternatives when things become more chaotic.

If the Charge Rifle doesn't sound like the gun for you in Apex Legends, there are plenty of others to choose from. If you're still looking for one that's great at ranged combat, then check out our guide on the Sentinel Sniper Rifle. This powerful weapon is dangerous without any attachments, and deadly with the right ones. Also, take a look at our guide that shows you how to create a custom reticle by changing the crosshair colour.

Updated by Marie Pritchard.