Our guide to all of Apex Legends’ attachments covers all Hop Ups, Optics, Mag, Barrel and Stock attachments for every weapon.
Get your mitts on a strong weapon in Apex Legends and it’s a fantastic feeling and produces that rush of knowing you’re able to actually defend yourself. This’ll last roughly one second before you’ll want to slap quite a few attachments on it to tease out the gun’s true potential.
Apex Legends’ UI makes knowing what attachments fit your weapon quite easy, but it’s still daunting for a newcomer to know which bits and pieces should be equipped. It’s not immediately obvious which is better than the other, and sometimes it can be a very tricky decision to make when you’ve got two similar attachments to choose from.
In this article we’re run you through all of the attachments in Apex Legends, which weapons they fit, and what they do. Hopefully you’ll find this article a handy resource when it comes to learning all of the attachments. We’ll also be updating it as new additions arrive, so keep this page bookmarked for all the latest developments!
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Hop Up Attachments
These augment the way certain weapons function and can only be applied to a very specific set of guns.
They’re well worth picking up if you’ve got a compatible weapon, as they’ll unlock the true potential of the weapon your wielding, sometimes transforming them from something pretty mediocre to something that’ll cause your enemies a world of hurt.
|Precision Choke||Peacekeeper, Triple Take||Hold ADS to reduce projectile spread.|
|Selectfire Receiver||Prowler, Havoc||Enables you to switch fire modes.|
|Skullpiercer Rifling||Longbow, Wingman||Increases headshot damage.|
|Turbocharger||Devotion, Havoc||Reduces spin-up time.|
As the name suggests, these are your scopes, sights and the like. Attach these to your weapons and they’ll make ADSing a whole lot easier than using iron sights.
There are currently two “Gold” rarity attachments and they both have the added bonus of highlighting enemies when zoomed in.
|1x Holo||All Weapons||White||Short range sight.|
|1x HCOG Classic||All Weapons||White||Short range sight.|
|1x/2x Variable Holo||All Weapons||Blue||Short range variable sight.|
|2x HCOG Bruiser||All Weapons||Blue||Short range sight.|
|6x Sniper||Snipers||Blue||Long range sight.|
|3x HCOG Ranger||ARs, SMGs, LMGs, Snipers||Purple||Mid range sight.|
|2x/4x Variable AOG||ARs, SMGs, LMGs, Snipers||Purple||Mid range sight.|
|4x/8x Variable Sniper||Snipers||Purple||Mid to long range sight.|
|1x Digital Threat||Shotguns, SMGs, Pistols||Gold||Short range sight.|
|4x/10x Digital Sniper Threat||Snipers||Gold||Mid to long range sight.|
Find one of these and they’ll give your magazine size a handy boost, allowing you to fire off more bullets before needing to reload. This makes them a must-have for most SMGs and Shotguns which don’t have the most generous clip sizes to begin with.
Find a mag attachment of a higher rarity and they’ll offer reduced reload times too. Yet another reason why they’re extremely handy.
|Extended Light Mag||All Light Weapons||White, Blue, Purple, Gold||Increases ammo capacity. Blue rarity and above - reduces reload time.|
|Extended Heavy Mag||All Heavy Weapons||White, Blue, Purple, Gold||Blue rarity and above - reduces reload time.|
|Shotgun Bolt||All Shotguns||White, Blue, Purple, Gold||Increases fire rate.|
Barrel Attachments reduce recoil on your weapons and there’s no reason not to pop one on a compatible gun. They’re particularly handy for weapons which fire in full-auto as it’ll help you control a spray and hopefully land some more shots.
|Standard Stock||ARs, SMGs and LMGs||White, Blue, Purple, Gold||Reduces weapon sway and draw time.|
|Sniper Stock||Snipers||White, Blue, Purple, Gold||Reduces weapon sway and draw time.|
Essential Apex Legends Coverage
- Apex Legends: Guide - Our core guide to the game
- Apex Legends: Best Weapons - Every weapon's stats examined
- Apex Legends: Map Guide - Getting to grips with the battleground
- Apex Legends: Best Loot Spots - How to gear up fast
- Apex Legends: Best Characters - An overview of every Legend
- Apex Legends: Abilities - Every passive, tactical and ultimate ability
- Apex Legends: Best FPS settings - How to get a performance boost on PC
- Apex Legends: Controls - Controls for playing on PC, PS4 or Xbox One
- Apex Legends: Battle Pass Guide - What's coming with Season play
- Apex Legends: System Requirements - Specs to run the game on PC
- Apex Legends: Download / Install - How to get started on all platforms
Make sure you give this video by SpartnNJones a watch as it provides a neat rundown of all the attachments in Apex Legends.
Stock attachments reduce weapon sway when ADSing, as well as reducing the time it takes to draw your weapon too.
|Barrel Stabiliser||RE 45, G7 Scout, Longbow, Alternator, R-99, Hemlok, R-301 Carbine, LMGs||White, Blue, Purple, Gold||Reduces recoil. Gold rarity - reduces muzzle flash.|
Not technically a weapon attachment, but you basically attach these to your back right?
Put a backpack on and it'll increase the amount of stuff you can hold in your inventory, with the Legendary version even reducing the time it takes for your healing items to activate.
|Backpack||Player||White||2 additional inventory slots.|
|Backpack||Player||Blue||4 additional inventory slots.|
|Backpack||Player||Purple||6 additional inventory slots.|
|Backpack||Player||Gold||6 additional inventory slots + Healing items take half as long to use.|