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The R-99 Submachine Gun (SMG) is an anti-personnel close-quarter submachine gun employed by combatants in the Apex Games, appearing in Apex Legends. It is a successor to its Frontier War ancestor, the R-97 Compact SMG.

Attachments

Image Name Description
AL Barrel Stabilizer HUD.png
Barrel Stabilizer
Attachment that reduces recoil
AL Extended Light Mag HUD.png
Extended Light Mag
Increases rounds that can be held inside a weapon
AL 1x Digital Threat.png
AL 1x HCOG Classic.png
AL 1x Holo.png
AL 1x-2x Variable Holo.png
AL 2x HCOG Bruiser.png
Close Range Optics
Attachments that give better view of the enemy, can also highlight enemies in red (threat scope only)
AL Standard Stock HUD.png
Standard Stock
Reduces aim sway and shortens weapon transitions

Formerly

Image Name Description
AL 3x HCOG Ranger.png
AL 2x-4x Variable AOG.png
Mid-Range Optics
Attachments that allow for mid range engagements

Gameplay

The R-99 features the highest rate of fire in the game, exceeding even the Devotion LMG's 900rpm (once spun up). It is most effective at short or point-blank range, and can deal up to 364 DPS if landing only headshots. Thus it is best to get up close and personal with this gun. The weapon is a particular threat in tight spaces like Bunker's corridors or in buildings, but can do little at mid-far range.

Pros:

  • Very high rate of fire
  • High damage output if all shots are landed
  • Quick reload
  • Low recoil and can take stock and barrel attachments
  • Can mount the Digital Threat optic

Cons

  • Burns through ammo quickly in extended firefights
  • Strong punishment for missing your shots
  • Low damage per shot
  • Low ammunition capacity without extended magazines
  • Poor accuracy beyond short range
  • Rounds have high dropoff

Gallery

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