Apex Legends - Beginner’s Guide to Optics
Apex Legends is full of a variety of optics/ sights that you can add to your weapon. Optics are effective at increasing ADS zoom to see your enemies more clearly. With 10 different sights to choose from - it’s important to know the distinctions between each one, and which weapons can be used with them.
*Tip - In the settings menu, you can choose to use flat sensitivity - ADS and hipfire are the same - or, you can opt to tweak each optic’s sensitivity in your “per optic settings”. From 2-4x all the way through 4-10x, you will notice they become gradually more sensitive to movement the higher the magnification. 1x Holo - Usable with all weapons, Pistols, SMG, AR, Heavy, Shotgun, Sniper, Energy, ADS = iron sights magnification
1x Hcog “Classic” - Usable with all weapons, Pistols, SMG, AR, Heavy, Shotgun, Sniper, Energy. ADS = Iron sights magnification
1x Digital Threat - Usable with Pistols, SMG, Shotgun, ADS = Iron sights magnification, Highlights threats in red
1-2x Variable Holo - Usable with all weapons, Pistols, SMG, AR, Heavy, Shotgun, Sniper, Energy
2x HCOG “Bruiser” - Usable with all weapons, Pistols, SMG, AR, Heavy, Shotgun, Sniper, Energy
2-4x Variable AOG - Excludes pistols, SMG’s, and shotguns
3x HCOG “Ranger” - Excludes pistols, SMG’s, and shotguns
6x Sniper - Only available to Snipers (Longbow DMR, Charge Rifle, Triple Take, Sentinel)
4-8x Variable Sniper - Only available to Snipers (Longbow DMR, Charge Rifle, Triple Take, Sentinel) *Uses variable zoom from 4x-8x by hitting the sprint button
4-10x Digital Sniper Threat - Only available to Snipers (Longbow DMR, Charge Rifle, Triple Take, Sentinel) *Highlights threats in red, uses variable zoom from 4x-10x by hitting the sprint button
Generally the most popular sights in the game tend to be the 1x sights, and 2x Bruiser because of the current gun-meta. It’s very common to find players running R-99, Wingman setups with 1x HCOG or 1x Digital Threat. Because of how frequently you will find these sights in-game, it’s a great idea to practice with them in the firing range to prepare! If you prefer long-range weapons, you will frequently find 2x Bruiser, 3x Ranger, and 4-8x Variable Sniper in deathboxes, though the 2x and 3x are far more common. The 2x Bruiser sight is incredibly versatile, and is a great optic for anybody to learn how to use. It can literally be used on any weapon! The 3x Ranger is also a great sight to learn for avid G-7 Scout users, and snipers alike! *Note - no optics can be added to Legendary weapons (gold guns) *Fun Tip - Try out a 3x Ranger sight on the R-301 or Flatline - you may be surprised about how accurate both guns can be even from such long-range!
My personal favorites are the 1x HCOG Classic, and the 2x HCOG “Bruiser”! Which optics are your favorites? Comment down below! ~ Wxbber