How to use the G7 Scout in Apex Legends: Tips, damage stats & DPS

James Busby
G7 Scout
Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legends’ G7 Scout returned to floor loot in the Season 14 Hunted update. With it, the Marksman Rifle has gotten a significant update. Here’s how you can get the most out of it with the best tips and tricks.

The G7 Scout has always been a reliable semi-automatic battle rifle, giving players plenty of opportunities to secure those all-important ranged kills. While it may lack the potency of the Longbow, it does have a more forgiving playstyle. This makes it perfect for those that like the precision of the game’s sniper rifles, but wish to pepper their foes with quick-fire rounds. 

With the arrival of the Season 14 Hunted update, Respawn has nerfed the gun’s damage as it returns to floor loot — a big change for those used to rocking the ever-popular Marksman Rifle.

In order to get the most out of the G7 in Season 14, we’ve got the ultimate guide to mastering the Marksman Rifle, including tips, tricks, and the stats that make the gun so lethal.

Apex Legends G7 Scout damage stats

The G7 Scout has largely remained the same since its launch. Compared to other Marksman Rifles, it fires at a fair click of 240 RPM.

The fast rate of fire does come with its drawbacks — it can be a bit hard to control if you are really going hard on the burst fire — however, it can dish out a lot of damage very quickly.

No matter if it’s at range or up close, the G7 Scout is a solid option for all-round DPS. The full damage breakdown for the G7 Scout can be found below.

Body Part Damage 
Head 60 (1.75×)
Body 34
Legs 26 (0.75×)

G7 Scout attachments

Now that the G7 has returned to floor loot, there’s a wide array of attachment options for the Marksman Rifle. 

The G7 Scout can be equipped with an Epic Barrel Stabilizer, Epic Sniper Stock, and Legendary Magazine. This will ensure your shots remain accurate while also giving you plenty of ammo to lay down suppressing fire for a few fights.

It also comes with a choice of sights — with the default being the widely-popular 2x-4x Variable AOG because of its power up close and afar. You can’t go wrong with almost any sight on the G7 Scout though.

Here are all the attachments that can be equipped to the G7 Scout:

Optics

  • 1x HCOG Classic 
  • 1x Holo
  • 1x-2x Variable Holo
  • 2x HCOG Bruiser
  • 3x HCOG Ranger
  • 2x-4x Variable AOG

Others

  • Barrel Stabilizer(Common, Rare, Epic)
  • Extended Light Mag (Common, Rare, Epic, Legendary)
  • Sniper Stock (Common, Rare, Epic)

Hop-Up

  • Double Tap Trigger
G7 Scout
Respawn Entertainment
Long-range shots aren’t off the table with the G7 Scout, but they can be tricky to hit if you don’t practice.

Lead your shots

If you plan to use the G7 Scout for long-range shooting or simply don’t have another option available, then you’ll need to get into the habit of leading your shots.

One of the G7 Scout’s biggest flaws is its range drop-off. Unlike the Apex Legends’ Heavy or Sniper rifles, it tends to struggle during any firefights that require a little more range.

To help compensate for this, simply fire your shots to the side of a moving target. You may also need to adjust the height of your shots, so simply place the G7 Scout’s sights just above the target’s head.

It can take a number of shots before you find the sweet spot, but this method will keep your bullets on target. 

Carry a close-range weapon

Ash using C.A.R. SMG in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Pair the G7 Scout with a SMG that excels at close range.

Due to the G7 Scout’s rate of fire, it’s imperative that you take an SMG for those close-quarter brawls. There will be times when you will be forced to contest enemy-controlled positions, so you’ll need to rely on a gun that can get the job done.

While the G7 Scout’s hipfire may be accurate — and can dish out decent damage with each shot — you’ll get outmatched by any players running full-auto guns. 

As a result, it’s best to equip a fast-firing SMG like Volt, R-99, or the C.A.R. SMG. Not only will these guns help save you from any frustrating deaths, but they’ll also give you great kill potential during late-game circles. 

So, there you have it, everything you need to know about the G7 Scout. If you follow these G7 Scout tips & tricks, you’ll be able to secure more wins Apex.

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