Apex Legends Nemesis Energy AR is Releasing Broken to Compete With the R-301 and Flatline

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by Noah Nelson

Nemesis is the highly anticipated and expected energy AR coming to Apex Legends in Season 16. And though it hasn’t been explicitly stated, Respawn plans on releasing Nemesis in a very powerful state so that it can compete with the R-301 and the Flatline.

Apex Legends Nemesis, Explained

For many seasons now, the R-301 and the Flatline have unquestionably been two of the best guns in Apex Legends. Their accuracy, ease of use, fire rate, damage, and range are what make both the R-301 and the Flatline so coveted. Since the R-301 is light ammo and the Flatline is heavy, the Nemesis will be a new energy assault rifle that competes with the two.

As we can see in the new Revelry gameplay trailer, the Nemesis is a four-shot burst AR that looks to have almost no recoil. Recoil is arguably the issue most energy weapons have, so to see Nemesis get released with pin-point accuracy is reason enough to fear it. Nemesis will release alongside new classes and new perks which will make Season 16 a lot more interesting.

To our knowledge, Respawn has never admitted to releasing a broken gun or legend, but we know they do that all the time. Especially when it is new or receiving an Heirloom soon, Respawn often makes a particular legend or weapon extra powerful so people use it and think it is fun.

The Nemesis energy AR is expected to absolutely dominate the meta in Apex Legends Revelry. Though a new legend isn’t planned to release in Season 16, Nemesis will switch up the gun meta of Apex Legends.

Whether you use it in Team Deathmatch or in Battle Royale, Nemesis is the weapon you’ll want to search for. when the season goes live, Respawn will measure the community response and weapon data of Nemesis to make the necessary adjustments.

Apex Legends is available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

- This article was updated on February 10th, 2023

About The Author

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.