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Apex Legends – Best Guns

Apex Legends Best Weapons

Apex Legends packs a generous selection of weapons, spread across a variety of different categories that you’ll be well familiar with from both the core FPS genre, and the well-established roster of battle royale games that have cropped up over the last 12 months.

SMGs, sniper rifles and shotguns are all present and correct in the game, along with a couple of other categories too. Within each category of weapon is a selection of guns, and choosing between them can be tricky when you’re new to the game.

To help you out, we’ve put together a guide to the best weapons in Apex Legends, with a breakdown of each gun’s individual stats, and a few thoughts on the pros and cons of using each one. Expect this guide to be updated considerably as we get more hands-on time with the game.

Assault Rifle List

Here’s a closer look at all of the Assault Rifles that are available in Apex Legends:

Hemlock Burst AR

Pros:: Potentially massive burst damage with its three-round fire.

Cons:: Flub your shots and it’s going to be hard to make the most of this.

Slots

  • Barrel
  • Mag
  • Optic
  • Stock

Damage Stats

  • Body: 18 (54 Max Burst)
  • Head: 24 (72 Max Burst)
R-301 Carbine 

Pros:: Highly accurate.

Cons:: Limited damage potential due to ammo type.

Slots

  • Barrel
  • Mag
  • Optic
  • Stock

Damage Stats

  • Body: 14
  • Head: 28
VK-47 Flatline 

Slots

  • Mag
  • Optic
  • Stock

Damage Stats

  • Body: 16
  • Head: 32

LMG List

Here’s an overview of the LMG options that you have at your disposal in Apex Legends:

Devotion

Pros:: Potentially strong damage if you can maintain your aim over time.

Cons:: Requires that focused aim to get the most out of it.

Slots

  • Barrel
  • Hop-Up
  • Optic
  • Stock

Damage Stats

  • Body: 17
  • Head: 34
M600 Spitfire 

Pros:: High accuracy and pretty good damage.

Slots

  • Barrel
  • Mag
  • Optic
  • Stock

Damage Stats

  • Body: 20
  • Head: 40

Pistol List

Here are the pistols that we know about in Apex Legends, along with their stats.

P2020

This is your bog-standard pistol that you’re likely to come across pretty often.

Slots

  • Mag
  • Optic

Damage Stats

  • Body: 12
  • Head: 18
RE:45 Auto 

Pros:: Rapid fire that can potentially inflict high damage when used well.

Cons:: Recoil control can be tricky.

Slots

  • Barrel
  • Mag
  • Optic

Damage Stats

  • Body: 11
  • Head: 16
Wingman 

Pros:: High-impact damage that can obliterate the target.

Cons:: Requires very good aim to get the most from it.

Slots

  • Hop Up
  • Mag
  • Optic

Damage Stats

  • Body: 45
  • Head: 90

Shotguns List

In this section we’ve broken down all of the Shotguns that are available in Apex Legends.

EVA-8 Auto

Pros:: Rapid-fire for its categorisation and forgiving too!

Cons:: Relatively low damage to compensate for those Pros.

Slots

  • Mag
  • Optic

Damage Stats

  • Body: 63
  • Head: 90
Mastiff 

Pros:: Exceptionally high damage output.

Cons:: Likely to be scarce, but highly desirable when you discover one.

There are no slots for this weapon.

Damage Stats

  • Body: 144
  • Head: 288
Mozambique 

Pros:: A situationally interesting hybrid of a pistol and shotgun!

Cons:: Only holds three rounds.

Slots

  • Mag
  • Optic

Damage Stats

  • Body: 45
  • Head: 66
Peacekeeper 

Slots

  • Hop-up
  • Mag
  • Optic

Damage Stats

  • Body: 110
  • Head: 165

SMG List

In this section we outline all of the SMG options that are available to you in Apex Legends:

Alternator

Pros:: Decent, dependable damage.

Cons:: Fires more slowly than other weapons in the category.

Slots

  • Barrel
  • Mag
  • Optic
  • Stock

Damage Stats

  • Body: 13
  • Head: 19
Prowler Burst PDW 

Pros:: High damage potential thanks to it’s multi-round fire rate.

Slots

  • Hop-Up
  • Mag
  • Optic
  • Stock

Damage Stats

  • Body: 14 / 70 (Max Burst)
  • Head: 21 / 105 (Max Burst)
R-99 

Pros:: Rapid fire rate, making it an excellent choice for those with a quick aim.

Cons:: Relatively low damage to balance against its advantages.

Slots

  • Barrel
  • Mag
  • Optic
  • Stock

Damage Stats

  • Body: 12
  • Head: 18

Sniper Rifle List

G7 Scout

Pros:: A comparatively quick firing rate.

Cons:: Your shots do not pack the kind of punch you look for in this category.

Slots

  • Barrel
  • Mag
  • Optic
  • Stock

Damage Stats

  • Body: 30
  • Head: 60
Kraber .50 CAL Sniper 

Pros:: Immense damage for those who can take their kill in one shot.

No slots are available for this weapon

Damage Stats

  • Body: 125
  • Head: 250
Longbow DMR 

Pros:: Lots of attachment options and pretty big damage to boot.

Slots

  • Barrel
  • Hop Up
  • Mag
  • Optic
  • Stock

Damage Stats

  • Body: 55
  • Head: 110
Triple Take 

Pros:: An unusual triple-fire weapon with the potential to end the target fast.

Cons:: The spread of those shots may prove problematic.

Slots

  • Hop Up
  • Optic
  • Stock

Damage Stats

  • Body: 69
  • Head: 138

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