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Apex Legends Bocek bow weapon guide

Here's how best to use Apex Legends' Bocek bow, a no nonsense, back to basics weapon with powerful results.

Rampart fires a bow

Apex Legends’ Bocek bow was introduced in Season 9 and has been treating players to some old-school action ever since. It also gave Titanfall fans another crumb to savor, alongside the likes of Valkyrie which take inspiration from Respawn’s other popular FPS.

The Bocek compound bow hits hard at medium range if you’re able to hit your shots. So, here’s all you need to know to make the most of this powerful bow and arrow in one of the best battle royale games.

Apex Legends Bocek weapon guide

The Bocek can be found in the ‘Marksman Weapons’, alongside the G7 Scout, Triple Take, and 30-30 Repeater, which are perfect for mid-range engagements and see quite regular use. Naturally, it uses arrows, which take up an inventory slot all of their own. The good news is that you can even pick up spent arrows from terrain hit – if you can find them of course. You can see how it fares in our Apex Legends weapons tier list.

In this guide, we’ll be breaking down everything you need to know about the Bocek bow, including its damage output, available attachments, and its two new hop-ups: Deadeye’s Tempo and Shatter Caps.

Bocek bow attachments and hop-ups

The Bocek can be equipped with a range of sights, much in the same vein as standard weapons. The selection includes:

  • 1x HCOG
  • 2x HCOG
  • 1x Holo
  • 2-4x Variable Holo
  • 3x HCOG ‘Ranger’

The Bocek has access to two hop-ups:

  • Deadeye’s Tempo
  • Shatter Caps

Deadeye’s Tempo – which can also be attached to the Sentinel – increases the fire rate of the bow, upping the overall DPS. If your aim is off that day, then never fear because Shatter Caps will split your shot, turning it into a compound shotgun. This is doubly useful for fans of the 30-30 Repeater, who can also benefit from the hop-up.

Bocek Bow stats

Boasting some solid numbers – at full draw, the Bocek just edges out the raw damage output of many other high-damaging, precision weapons. The bow also doesn’t have any damage drop-off. However, there is projectile drop-off, though this is minimal when fully drawn. Even at mid to long-range, the Bocek can almost be considered hitscan.

Perhaps the most important factor that makes the Bocek great is how quiet it is. Compared to the raucous crescendo of a thousand bullets flying through the air, the Bocek is infinitely less likely to draw attention to yourself and your team. On legends with great mobility who can hit and run, the Bocek will be an absolute nightmare for enemies to deal with. If you’re trying to climb the Apex Legends ranks, the Bocek will be a handy weapon to help in your endeavours.

So that’s everything you need to know about Apex Legends Bocek bow. Although the Bocek is a more elegant solution to dealing with foes than many of Apex’s other options, it still packs a punch.