Season 2 of Apex Legends, Battle Charge, has brought many new changes to the game, including drastic map alterations, a brand new Battle Pass, and new hop-ups which have changed the in-game meta. \n \nFor a long time, the perfect loadout included a Wingman, a Peacekeeper, an R-99, or an R-301. These were guns sought after in every match, whether it be competitive or public Apex Legends. Some high-level players opted for the Eva-8 as part of rush, burst damage builds, but this gun isn't so popular in your ordinary servers. \n \nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/PlayApex\/status\/1146148200971026432?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet \n \nNow, the meta is taking its first stumbling steps into new horizons. With the introduction of the Hammerpoint Rounds and the Disruptor Rounds, old-school notoriously trash-tier guns, like the P2020 and Mozambique, become very, very strong. \n \nPick up an Alternator with the Disruptor Round hop-up attached. It shreds through shields, with 30-plus damage per shot. That's three shots to knock off Purple Armor. Switch to a hop-up P2020 and shred the enemy's health with three well placed 30-plus damage headshots. \n \nThe team at Respawn have listened to the fans when it comes to buffing these useless guns. A new rotation of gold weapons - which includes the P2020 and Mozambique - allows you to pick up and play with these fully-kitted weapons from the get-go. \n \nAlready fans are noticing the change in meta. Posts across reddit start to discuss the powerful Alternator, a gun so strong there seems little point to trying out the other new buffed guns, like the extended Devotion or damage-increased Flatline. \n \nProfessional and competitive Apex Players worry about their well-trained Wingman aim. The powerful revolver received another nerf with the latest update for Season 2: the Skullpiercer Hop-Up is now gold-tier and much rarer as a result. \n \nOther players aren't happy with the changes. The power of the Alternator (and how easy it is to use) set a worrying precedent for those who value Apex Legends for its high skill-cap gunplay and movement. Maybe these buffs from Respawn took it a step too far. \n \nOther meta-changing additions to the game mostly revolve around map changes. Large parts of the map have been destroyed, opening up the area around Bridges and transforming the Shattered Forest into a much more playable area.