Alongside Valkyrie and the new Arenas mode, Apex Legends will be getting a brand-new weapon with the launch of Legacy, its ninth season. Unlike past seasons, this isn’t a returning weapon from Titanfall 2, but rather something totally new for the game’s setting; a compound bow.
Apex Legends Legacy – The Bocek
The Bocek (which Respawn have confirmed is pronounced “bow-check”), will be the first bow to be available for use in Apex Legends. Until now, the game has never offered any non-firearm ranged weapons. Indeed, Titanfall offered nothing of the sort either. For Apex, the Bocek is something very different to the existing armoury of weapons, requiring its own style of use.
Functionally, the Bocek is a highly accurate weapon best suited for mid-range marksmanship. While it has no direct parallels, its closest rivals are likely to be the game’s longer-range sniper and marksman rifles; high-power, single-shot firearms. When using a Bocek, hold down the fire button to draw it back, then release to fire. The longer you hold it down, the greater the power of the shot when you release. This power equates to both damage and projectile speed. As such, while you can fire it faster, each shot will be less powerful and easier to avoid.
As one would expect, the Bocek has its own unique ammunition. Unable to use the game’s existing ammo, it fires Arrows, which are relatively rare. However, these arrows will stick in surfaces when they land and can be retrieved., allowing players to use them again. As for the bow itself, players will be able to equip it with the 1x hcog classic, 1x holosight, 2x hcog, 1x-2x variable, and 3x hcog optics. It can also use two new hop-ups, called Shatter Caps and Deadeye’s Tempo, both of which can be used at the same time.