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The subject of this article appears in Titanfall 2. The subject of this article appears in Apex Legends.

Energy actuated SMG.
— Description

The Volt Submachine Gun (SMG), or simply the Volt, is a Pilot energy submachine gun featured in Titanfall 2 and Apex Legends. It is a weapon that fires concentrated bolts of high energy, which are referred to as 'blue tracers'.[1] Despite this making the weapon very effective In medium to close range engagements, at long range these blue tracers can very easily give your position away. The Volt appears to be equipped with a Suppressor by default, though this attachment provides no in-game benefit. The Volt is often utilised by Stalkers and Spectres.

Despite the appearance of bullet travel, the projectiles fired from this weapon are in fact hitscan. The blue tracers' travel time is merely cosmetic.

In Titanfall 2 Multiplayer mode, it is unlocked after reaching Level 27, or purchased for 100 Credits.

Titanfall 2

Weapon Mods

Image Name Description Unlock
Extra Ammo
Increased ammo capacity.
Volt Level 2
Shoot while sprinting.
Volt Level 4
Faster reload.
Volt Level 5
Gun Ready
Fast transition into aiming down the sights.
Volt Level 7
Quick Swap
Faster transition when switching to this weapon.
Volt Level 8
Pilot kills increase Tactical availability (Faster cooldown).
Volt Level 9

Weapon Attachments

Image Name Description Unlock
Factory Issue
Stock sights.
Volt Level 1
Holographic gunsight.
Volt Level 3
HCOG Ranger
Enhanced zoom scope.
Volt Level 6
Threat Scope
Makes enemies easy to spot by applying an AR overlay to them. Warning: Disables extra mod slot.
Volt Level 10
Pro Screen
Attachment that displays lifetime weapon XP count for the weapon.
Volt Regeneration

Apex Legends

The Volt reappears in Apex Legends. It is still an energy actuated SMG, with its bullets having the highest velocity of all SMGs. Unlike its predecessor, the Volt now has worse hipfire accuracy and the recoil is mainly vertical. Aesthetically, the Volt gains an LED screen on the left side, showing various statuses including ammo count.


Image Name Description
AL Barrel Stabilizer HUD.png
Barrel Stabilizer Decreases recoil
AL Extended Energy Mag HUD.png
Extended Energy Mag Holds extra rounds for this weapon. If weapon is unequipped for 10 seconds, it will auto-reload (Level 4).
AL 1x Holo.png
AL 1x HCOG Classic.png
AL 1x-2x Variable Holo.png
AL 2x HCOG Bruiser.png
AL 1x Digital Threat.png
Close Range Optics Improves view while ADS
AL Standard Stock HUD.png
Standard Stock Reduces aim sway and allows faster switching of weapons, also increases reload speed.


  • It is possible that the Volt and the X-55 Devotion are all from the same family of weapons, due to their similar appearances; notably, their shared barrel shroud, stock Iron-dot Sights and plating on the upper receiver. The two also share use of blue tracers with the Double Take.
  • The Volt's method of operation remains a mystery; the name "Volt" and the "Heat Sink" Elite Warpaint would imply that the weapon is some sort of energy weapon - however, it is explicitly stated to fire blue tracer rounds, and feeds from a magazine implying conventional bullets. It is possible the Volt uses electronic components elsewhere such as in the firing pin, hence the name. The possibility also remains that the alloy used to create the shells or the rounds could use some sort of alloy that creates a blue color, such as a copper alloy or cobalt.
  • In Apex Legends, game files regarding the Volt trace all the way back to Season 2, until it was finally added in Season 6.
  • It appears that the Volt's lack of vertical recoil was removed in Apex Legends (based off the crosshairs, which were changed from the same crosshairs of the Alternator to regular crosshairs). The reason is likely due to balancing.
  • The weapon bears heavy resemblance to an AR-15 platform rifle like an M4, but with sci-fi design cues reminiscent of the M41A Pulse Rifle from Aliens.
  • It is described as a 'Energy actuated SMG' and is seen ejecting casings much like a conventional firearm, it can be theorized to be a hybrid weapon - firing solid projectiles surrounded in energy instead of either pure kinetic or pure energy.



  1. Titanfall 2 death hint - "Mild mannered. The Volt is recognized by its blue tracers and light kick."