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Apex Legends’ Bocek bow nerf is “coming soon” according to dev

The Bocek bow has been running rampant since the start of Season 9, and Respawn's finally stepping in

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11/05/2021 Respawn director of communications Ryan Rigney has stated on Twitter that nerfs for both the Bocek and Spitfire are “coming today”

The fervour for Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy has seen the battle royale game rocket to even greater levels of popularity. Just two days after launch, Steam Charts recorded Apex’s highest ever peak of 330,000 players on the platform – an incredible 100,000 more than the previous record set back in March this year.

However, the hype was quickly replaced by concerns over the performance of Apex’s newest weapon – the Bocek bow. The Bocek is an absolute monster of a weapon. It’s silent, hits hard – you can check the numbers in our Bocek bow guide – has no damage drop off, and even at mid-range is effectively hitscan. Oh, and it fits 48 arrows into a stack, making it incredibly inventory-efficient.

Even pro players are having a nightmare of a time playing against the bow. Jack ‘NiceWigg’ Martin, for example, took to Twitter to vent his frustrations, saying the current meta is like “fighting in a survival game”. Indeed, not knowing where and when you may be picked off by an arrow changes the dynamic of the game greatly.

Fortunately, a nerf is coming soon according to weapon designer David Bocek – the very man the bow is named after.

While we don’t know when the nerf will ship, nor what it will look like yet, we can imagine that its damage numbers, effective range, and ammo stacks will all be up for review. We will be sure to keep you updated as more details become available.