During the broadcast of the developers, dedicated to the upcoming patch of Apex Legends , I found a mention of a new type of weapon – Marksman (“Marksman rifle”).
The mention of Marksman appeared on the screen in the description of the triple scope. Now it is placed only on assault rifles, sniper rifles and machine guns. The G7 and the fresh 30-30 easily fall under the definition of “Marksman Rifle”. The question of why it was necessary to define them in a separate class remains open. Perhaps the developers want to limit or expand the scopes available on these rifles.
At the same time, during the broadcasts, developers sometimes show changes that do not get to release. For example, a new weapon was spotted in February that looks like a mixture of a shotgun and a rifle.