Apex Legends Volt SMG: Damage stats, attachments, and skins

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May 23, 2023: Season 17 is underway and we've updated our guide to showcase the latest intel on the Volt SMG.

Is the Apex Legends Volt SMG any good in Season 17? If you're looking to make an impact in close-quarters combat, this SMG is something you should consider finding over the course of an Apex Legends match.

This SMG utilises energy ammunition and first appeared in Season 6. Since then, its popularity has risen and fallen thanks to Respawn Entertainment's regular weapon buffs and nerfs, it remains a viable option when dropping into the action.

Before we take a closer look at what the Volt SMG has to offer, take a look at our Apex Legends tier list showcasing the very best Legends to use in the battle royale.

Apex Legends Volt SMG information

Here is the basic information that you need to know about the Volt before you drop into your next match:

  • Weapon Type: SMG
  • Firing Modes: Automatic
  • Ammo Type: Energy Ammo
  • Magazine Size: 19 / 21 / 23 / 26
  • Range: Close
  • Tac Reload Time: 1.44s / 1.39s / 1.34s / 1.3s
  • Full Reload Time: 2.03s / 1.96s / 1.89s / 1.83s
  • Rate of Fire: 720 RPM
  • DPS: 180

Apex Legends Volt SMG 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
Level 1 Helmet215891011
Level 2 Helmet1968101112
Level 3/4 Helmet1869101213

Apex Legends Volt SMG attachments

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


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


  • Laser Sight
  • Extended Energy Magazine
  • Standard Stock
Apex Legends Fortune Teller Legendary Volt SMG Skin
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Apex Legends Volt SMG skins

At the time of writing, there are a total of 68 weapon skins available for the Volt SMG. This includes 15 Legendary, 8 Epic, 30 Rare, and 16 Common. The prices of the skins range from 30 Crafting Metals (Common) to 1,200 Crafting Metals (Legendary).

Apex Legends Volt SMG 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.


There you have it, that's all there is to know about the Volt SMG in Apex Legends. For more, take a look at our Apex Legends weapon tier list highlighting the best guns to use.

Updated by Jon Nicholson.

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