Apex Legends Weapons Guide

The game begins with you and your team barreling toward the ground at high speeds along with every other team. So, after safely landing, and with the objective to kill everyone you see, you go in search of weapons. But, how do you know what you should be looking for to deal the most damage to your enemies? And, once you pick a gun up, what’s that weapon capable of doing? We’ll walk you through the most important information about all the weapons in Apex Legends, so that your chances of becoming a Champion are as high as possible.

 

So, just like every Battle Royale, weapons are broken down into six basic classes. There are Pistols, Shotguns, Sniper Rifles, Light Machine Guns, Assault Rifles, and Submachine Guns. Each class has strengths and weaknesses. Sniper Rifles, for example, are more accurate at long distances and can do devastating damage. But, they are generally slow to reload and can be cumbersome while up close. SMGs can expel rounds at extraordinary rates, but the base damage is lower than with other guns, so more shots need to hit the target.

 

Things like fire rate, bullet drop off, spray patterns, ammo type, and available attachments should also be considered when considering which weapon will best suit specific situations. Here are all the weapons currently in Apex Legends and a short summary of what they can do.

 

Pistols

 

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P2020

 

This is the most basic of weapons. It’s a semi-auto handgun that can be found all over the map. It uses light ammo rounds, which are also readily available.

 

Attachments

Magazine

Optic

 

Spray Pattern

Damage

Body shot – 12

Head shot – 18

 

RE-45 Auto

 

This pistol has a high rate of fire while sacrificing some accuracy (with harsher recoil) and damage. It can be lethal at close ranges though. The RE-45 Auto uses light ammo rounds.

 

Attachments

Magazine

Optic

Barrel

 

Spray Pattern

Damage

Body shot – 11

Head shot – 16

 

Wingman

 

The hardest hitting pistol, without a doubt, is the Wingman. With precise shooting, you can delete enemies very quickly. This weapon uses heavy ammo and is probably most similar to the Desert Eagle.

 

Attachments

Magazine

Optic

Hop Up

 

Spray Pattern

Damage

Body shot – 45

Head shot – 90

 

Mozambique

 

This mutated pistol/shotgun hybrid thing takes shotgun rounds and is capable of chunking enemies with accurately-placed shots.

 

Attachments

Magazine

Optic

 

Spray Pattern

Damage

Body shot – 45

Head shot – 66

 

Shotguns

 

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Peacekeeper

 

This close-range stopper holds six shotgun shells and is able to take advantage of close-quarters combat quite well. This gun will make sure your enemies are resting in pieces.

 

Attachments

Magazine

Optic

Hop Up

 

Spray Pattern

Damage

Body shot – 110

Head shot – 165

 

EVA-8 Auto

 

This auto shotty gives a bit of leeway for those who aren’t that great at aiming just yet. The damage decreases and the recoil increases, but if you panic, this might be the right tool for you. Hold down the trigger and pray.

 

Attachments

Magazine

Optic

 

Spray Pattern

Damage

Body shot – 63

Head shot – 90

 

Mastiff

 

With a name like “Mastiff”, you knew that this weapon was going to be the big dog of shotguns. A headshot from up-close will obliterate an enemy, and a body shot will probably even do the trick. There are no attachment slots, so the weapon is as good as it’s going to get once you pick it up.

 

Attachments

None

 

Spray Pattern

Damage

Body shot – 144

Head shot – 288

 

SMGs

 

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Alternator

 

The Alternator fires slower than the other SMGs and uses light ammo, so the upside is less recoil. If your aim is good from medium distances, this may be the gun for you.

 

Attachments

Magazine

Optic

Barrel

Stock

 

Spray Pattern

Damage

Body shot – 13

Head shot – 19

 

R-99

 

If you like screaming “thug life” and emptying your clip, the R-99 might be your SMG of choice. It uses light rounds, but it can dump all of those into an enemy or helpless, inanimate object, very quickly.

 

Attachments

Magazine

Optic

Barrel

Stock

 

Spray Pattern

Damage

Body shot –  12

Head shot – 18

 

Prowler Burst PDW

 

You can fire four five-round bursts with the Prowler before needing to reload. And, if you’re accurate with the shots, this is a devastating weapon.

 

Attachments

Magazine

Optic

Hop Up

Stock

 

Spray Pattern

Damage

Body shot – 14

Head shot – 21

 

LMGs

 

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Devotion

 

The Devotion is in a bit of a strange place right now. Spraying through smoke and hoping to take out a team trying to revive its fallen members might be the best use of the gun. It requires energy ammo and has a unique feature that speeds up the rate of fire the longer you hold the trigger. So, if you like precision shots, this is not the LMG for you.

 

Attachments

Optic

Barrel

Hop Up

Stock

 

Spray Pattern

Damage

Body shot – 17

Head shot – 34

 

M600 Spitfire

 

The Spitfire is the superior LMG option at the moment. It holds 35 rounds but does take longer to reload than most other weapons. It’s got good damage and is useful in 1vX fights in close quarters. It takes heavy ammo.

 

Attachments

Magazine

Optic

Barrel

Stock

 

Spray Pattern

Damage

Body shot – 20

Head shot – 40

 

Assault Rifles

 

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R-301 Carbine

 

The R-301 trades damage for putting more rounds down range is less time. It uses light ammo so is actually closer to an SMG than an AR. It’s got a decently-sized 18-round clip.

 

Attachments

Magazine

Optic

Barrel

Stock

 

Spray Pattern

Damage

Body shot – 14

Head shot – 28

 

VK-47 Flatline

 

The VK is a fully automatic AR which requires heavy ammo. Pick your shots wisely, because the 20-round clip will empty very quickly.

 

Attachments

Magazine

Optic

Stock

 

Spray Pattern

Damage

Body shot – 16

Head shot – 32

 

Hemlok Burst AR

 

If you’re able to successfully land all three rounds in the burst, the Hemlok is powerful. It takes heavy ammo and a steady aim.

 

Attachments

Magazine

Optic

Barrel

Stock

 

Spray Pattern

Damage

Body shot – 18

Head shot – 24

 

Havoc

 

The Havoc is most recently added weapon to Apex Legends. There have been mixed feelings from top streamers about the quality of the weapon. It uses energy ammo but requires a charging-up time before it actually begins to fire. If you do happen to connect before you’re brutally killed, it does substantial damage. The jury is still out on the gun, but it’s an interesting addition to the game for sure. The first 15 shots have a vertical spray pattern but make sure to hold your aim steady for the last 10, as they’ll hit precisely where your crosshair is.

 

Attachments

Optic

Stock

Hop Up

 

Spray Pattern

Damage

Body shot – 18

Head shot – 36

 

Sniper Rifles

 

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G7 Scout

 

This is a nice mid to long range sniper rifle. It has a large magazine at 10 rounds and a good rate of fire. It does use light ammo though, making it less potent than other guns in the sniper category.

 

Attachments

Magazine

Optic

Barrel

Hop Up

Stock

 

Spray Pattern

Damage

Body shot – 30

Head shot – 60

 

Longbow DMR

 

This is a semi-powerful, semi-auto sniper rifle which has a meager five-round clip. It feels like you’re constantly reloading the Longbow, but if you manage to connect on your shots, you’ll do more damage than you would with the Scout.

 

Attachments

Magazine

Optic

Barrel

Hop Up

Stock

 

Spray Pattern

Damage

Body shot – 55

Head shot – 110

 

Triple Take

 

If you know how to use the Triple Take, it’s probably the most lethal weapon in the game at the moment. You can get a choke upgrade whic narrows the spread of the three horizontal rounds, making head shots with all three bullets much more likely. It uses energy ammo and can hold expend five rounds before needing a reload.

 

Energy ammo, three horizontal, closely-grouped rounds

 

Attachments

Optic

Hop Up

Stock

 

Spray Pattern

Damage

Body shot – 69

Head shot – 138

 

Kraber .50Cal Sniper

 

The Kraber is the most powerful gun in the game and is very rare. The gun requires special ammo which can’t be found on the map, unless another Kraber is looted. Hit the head or body and expect to see that enemy fall.

 

Attachments

None but has a 6-10x variable scope by default

 

Spray Pattern

Damage

Body shot – 125

Head shot – 250

 

So, that’s a quick look at all the weapons that are currently in Apex Legends. Surely, there will be more in future updates which shift the meta significantly. If you’re wondering where you can pick up all the awesome weapons in the game, be sure to check out our in-depth look at the map. And, if you want to know which heroes are best suited for each weapon, our Legends guide will hook you up.

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