Apex Legends’ newest season is almost upon us, and it’s introducing a plethora of new content. Along with the biggest map in the game’s history and a new weapon, players will be able to get their hands on a fan-favorite character from Titanfall 2, Ash. There have also been numerous sandbox changes, including a big Wattson buff and the weapons included in Care Packages. While there have been some rumors circulating around what weapon was shifting up to the heirloom rarity, most of them were wrong. In fact, only one new gun is going into the Care Package, and it’s going to be a fan-favorite for those in Ranked.
Season 11 Care Package Weapons
Starting in Season 11, the G7 Scout will be going into the Care Package with the Triple Take once again returning as floor loot. Despite the rampant speculation that the R-301 was going to be an heirloom weapon, this is completely false. As for the G7, it will come with a 2×4 Scope and the previous vaulted Double-Tap Trigger Hop-Up. For the unfamiliar, this was a Hop-Up that allowed users to fire two rounds at a time. Previously available for the G7 Scout and EVA-8, it’s making a return via the heirloom variant of the G7 Scout. This makes the firearm a little more consistent up close, allowing you to do a shocking amount of burst damage to a target.
If you’re looking for a replacement for this weapon during casual and ranked matches, I strongly recommend you practice with the 30-30 Repeater and Triple Take. Both of these are marksman weapons and can serve as a team’s mid to long-range firearm. Additionally, the 30-30 Repeater is getting a new Hop-Up that allows players to load two rounds into the chamber at once. While this doesn’t sound exciting, it will allow a skilled player to keep pressure on a team without a lengthy reload time. The Longbow is also another solid alternative since it’s perhaps the deadliest and most consistent sniper rifle in Apex Legends.
Given the new map, Storm Point, is 15% larger than World’s Edge, you will definitely want to practice with long-range firearms. I expect sniper and marksman rifles will be extremely popular, as they allow you to make use of the long sightlines and verticality. Just make sure to give the right weapon to the right character like Gibraltar, Bloodhound, or Crypto, as they typically serve as support or backline fighters.
Respawn Entertainment also confirmed in a preview session that the Care Package drop rate will slightly increase. However, the Kraber will still remain at its current drop rate, so you won’t need to worry about players seeing more of this firearm in the last few circles. The EVA-8 is also getting another substantial nerf, which Respawn hopes will put all the shotguns on equal footing. Having used the EVA-8 post-nerf, I can confirm the lowered fire rate is definitely noticeable in close-range engagements.