What is the R-400 weapon combination in Apex Legends?


Apex Legends provides its players with a massive arsenal of weapons that keeps growing and offers new ways to play with them. Players can adopt different weapon combinations that would aid their survival in the Outlands.

The R-400 is one of the oldest meta weapon suits still used in Apex Legends. The suit takes its name from the R-301 and R-99, the two ammo-based small arms that are very powerful in their own way. Since 99 + 301 equals 400, the combination is popularly known as R-400.

This article explains why the R-400 suit is popular in the community, as well as its use cases in the shooter.

Why is the R-400 suit so popular in Apex Legends?

Players choose the R-400 suit strictly by preference and can be tied to their playstyles. Both of these ammo-based light weapons originated in the Titanfall 2 released in 2016. Previously, the R-301 was known as R-201, while R-99 was known as R-97.

As the Apex Legends universe is set after the events of Titanfall 2, weapons have also evolved over time; thus, they got a change in their nomenclature.

Back when Apex Legends first hit the shooter world, most players were taking both R-301 and R-99. All players using this combination had to pick up a lot of light ammo to dominate their opponents from near and far.

The R-301 is an assault rifle, so the weapon is powerful enough to damage distant targets with reasonable recoil. The R-99, being an SMG, has high recoil and is great for shooting targets at shorter ranges.

So when players are equipped with these two weapons, it allows them to shoot their enemies from a great distance and makes them effective. However, this loadout isn’t exactly the best, as snipers will still have a bigger advantage over the R-301, and shotguns are much more reliable at close range.

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Edited by Rupak Kumar Jha

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