Apex Legends has an arsenal of 20 weapons and we evaluate which are the best in each category. We also gathered the main attributes of each one, such as damage, accessories, ammunition, among others, for you to make the best decisions during matches. Check out the list of all Apex Legends weapons below!

  • Assault Rifles
  • Sniper Rifles
  • Light machine guns
  • Submachine guns
  • Shotguns
  • Pistols

Assault Rifles

  1. R-301
  2. Havoc
  3. Flatline
  4. Hemlok

R-301

The R-301 is the best assault rifle in the game. The weapon is automatic with submachine gun characteristics, being the weakest assault rifle, but it is very accurate and has a high rate of fire. The low recoil of the gun and the high speed of the shots makes the R-301 very good in any situation, including long distances. When equipped with a stock, the rifle does not appear to have recoil. Grade : 9
Body damage 14
Head damage 28
Leg damage 10.5
Rate of fire 13.5
Refill 2.4s
Comb capacity 18
Accessories Magazine, barrel, stock and display
Type of ammunition Light
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Havoc

The Havoc is a very good assault rifle, but it varies depending on the accessories equipped. The weapon contains a certain delay before firing starts, but when it starts, its rate of fire is high and causes good damage. Havoc is the only weapon compatible with two hop-ups. The Shooting Selector allows you to switch to a single loaded shot that does a lot of damage. The Turbocharger eliminates the initial delay of shots. The tip is to take the two accessories in the inventory and equip them according to the situation. Grade : 8
Body damage 18
Head damage 36
Leg damage -
Rate of fire 11.2
Refill 3.2s
Comb capacity 32
Accessories Magazine, stock, display and hop-up
Type of ammunition Energy

Flatline

The Flatline is one of the most balanced weapons in the game. It does good damage, is easy to control and its comb carries a lot of bullets. In general it is a great weapon, especially when equipped. Although it is good, be sure to exchange the Flatline for an R-301 when you have the chance. Grade : 7
Body damage 19
Head damage 38g
Leg damage 12
Rate of fire 10
Refill 2.4s
Comb capacity 20
Accessories Magazine, stock and display
Type of ammunition Heavy
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Hemlok

The Hemlok is a burst-fire rifle , firing 3 extremely fast shots. So, if you need to, you can do a lot of damage at once. However, after each burst-fire there is a delay until you can fire again. This makes Hemlok not the ideal weapon for Apex Legends' hectic and hectic fighting. Therefore, it is preferable that you switch to single shot and click on opponents as quickly as possible. Grade : 6
Body damage 18
Head damage 36
Leg damage 13.5
Rate of fire 15.5
Refill 2.4s
Comb capacity 18
Accessories Magazine, barrel, stock and display
Type of ammunition Heavy
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Sniper Rifles

  1. Kraber
  2. G7 Scout
  3. Longbow
  4. Triple Take
  5. Charge Rifle

Kraber

Kraber is the strongest sniper in the game and one of the two legendary weapons in Apex Legends. Kraber is capable of killing with just one shot (it deals 250 damage with headshots) and is the longest-range weapon in the game, with accessories that allow zooms from x6 to x10, enabling instant kills from absurd distances. Apart from the displays, Kraber is not compatible with any accessories. Grade : 9
Body damage 145
Head damage 290
Leg damage 95
Rate of fire -
Refill 3.2s
Comb capacity 4
Accessories Viewfinder
Type of ammunition Kraber
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G7 Scout

The Scout is the sniper with the highest rate of fire, but with the least damage. Its speed makes it the most versatile sniper in the game, and can be used on average and even in a short distance. In addition, the weapon benefits greatly from extended magazines. Despite the very low damage (you need to hit a lot of shots to do the same damage as a Kraber or Longbow, for example), Scout's versatility means that it only loses to Kraber. However, considering that the Scout is much easier to find, the weapon turns out to be the most used sniper in the game. Grade : 8
Body damage 30
Head damage 60
Leg damage 21.75
Rate of fire 4.5
Refill 2.4s
Comb capacity 10
Accessories Magazine, barrel, stock and display
Type of ammunition Light

Longbow

Longbow is an average semi-automatic sniper that only loses to Kraber in damage. Its rate of fire is not bad, but it does not reach the speed of the Scout, so it is best that it is used only on average over long distances. The Longbow is compatible with a hop-up that increases the damage caused in headshots , being the best weapon for wide distances, outside Kraber. Grade : 6
Body damage 55
Head damage 110
Leg damage 39.88
Rate of fire 1.6
Refill 2.66s
Comb capacity 6
Accessories Magazine, barrel, stock, hop-up and display
Type of ammunition Heavy
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TripleTake

Triple Take is the worst sniper in the game. The gun fires three shots, like a shotgun, which spread as they fly to the target. So, however much the weapon is a sniper, it is a bad option for long distances, being more useful in short and medium. Even with the hop-up that increases your damage, Triple Take doesn't improve much due to the small delay between each shot. In addition, the weapon uses energy ammunition, the most difficult to find. Grade : 5
Body damage 30
Head damage 60
Leg damage 21.75
Rate of fire 1.25
Refill 2.6s
Comb capacity 5
Accessories Stock, hop-up and display
Type of ammunition Energy

Charge Rifle

The Cargo Rifle is the strangest weapon in the game at the moment. As soon as you click it, it fires a sequence of 15 VERY fast shots, which do 3 damage each, and then immediately fires a loaded shot (no need to hold the button) that does 45 more damage. Definitely a strange mix. Although the weapon looks very much like an assault rifle, it is a sniper rifle as it is extremely easy to hit over long distances, and does not suffer damage reduction related to range. Thus, she is able to easily deal 90 damage over the blast. Despite having the longest recharge time in the game, the Charge Rifle is undoubtedly one of the best (if not the best) Apex Legends weapons at the moment. Your accuracy is worthy of games like Fortnite or Free Fire, in which shots are automatically computed when you click, and your performance doesn't decrease even when you're on the air. Grade : 10
Quick shot damage 3
Shot damage loaded 45
Complete burst damage 90
Head Damage Multiplier 1.2
Refill 5s
Comb capacity 4
Accessories Visor, Hop-up, Magazine and Stock
Type of ammunition Energy

Light machine guns

  1. Devotion
  2. Spitfire
  3. L-Star

Devotion

Devotion is the best light machine gun and is considered by many to be the best weapon in the game. Rate of fire and damage are the weapon's strengths. The weak point is that without Turbocharger, shots will take a long time to start. So, if you don't have the hop-up yet, avoid using Devotion in close-quarters combat. Another small disadvantage is that the weapon uses energy ammunition, the most difficult to find. Therefore, considering the firing speed of the weapon, be careful not to run out of ammo. Grade : 10
Body damage 17
Head damage 34
Leg damage 12.75
Rate of fire 5
Refill 2.8s
Comb capacity 44
Accessories Barrel, stock and hop-up
Type of ammunition Energy

Spitfire

Many players consider Spitfire better than Devotion without Turbocharger. The weapon is very accurate and does great damage, as well as being easier to control than Devotion. The Spitfire has a strong recoil in the first shots, but then it becomes easy to control. It is perfect for medium distance fighting. Grade : 10
Body damage 18
Head damage 36
Leg damage 15
Rate of fire 9
Refill 2.8s
Comb capacity 35
Accessories Magazine, barrel and stock
Type of ammunition Heavy

L-Star

L-Star is the light machine gun that entered Season 2 of the game. It has a very high rate of fire and is perfect for aggressive maneuvers. However, its use must be dosed since its ammunition is exclusive and the weapon overheats if fired for a long time. Grade: 9
Body damage 21
Head damage 42
Leg damage 15
Rate of fire 12
Refill 3.2s
Comb capacity 40
Accessories Magazine, barrel and stock
Type of ammunition L-Star

Submachine guns

  1. R-99
  2. Prowler
  3. Alternator

R-99

The R-99 is considered the best submachine gun in the game, because despite causing little damage, it fires very fast. The R-99 is perfect for short distances, good for medium distances and bad for long distances due to the strong recoil. However, the pattern of retreat is not difficult and experienced players with the weapon usually control it with ease. Grade : 8
Body damage 12
Head damage 18
Leg damage 9.6
Rate of fire 18
Refill 1.8s
Comb capacity 18
Accessories Magazine, barrel, stock and display
Type of ammunition Light

Prowler

The Prowler is a burst-fire submachine gun , firing 5 shots at a time. It is a good weapon, but when equipped with the Firing Selector it becomes one of the best in the game. When equipped with the selector, the weapon is extremely strong, fast and accurate, being almost unbeatable over medium distances. However, be careful to base your game on the trigger selector. Many players keep Prowler for the entire game in the hope of finding the accessory, and end up not getting other good weapons. Grade : 6
Body damage 14
Head damage 21
Leg damage 11.2
Rate of fire 21
Refill 2.0s
Comb capacity 20
Accessories Magazine, stock and display
Type of ammunition Heavy

Alternator

The Alternator does good damage to a submachine gun, but fires slowly and has a very strong vertical recoil. The Alternator has an extremely fast reload and, when combined with an extended magazine, it becomes very versatile, but it will hardly win over a light machine gun or assault rifle. Grade : 5
Body damage 15
Head damage 30
Leg damage 10.4
Rate of fire 10
Refill 1.9s
Comb capacity 16
Accessories Magazine, barrel, stock and display
Type of ammunition Light

Shotguns

  1. Mastiff
  2. Peacekeeper
  3. Eva-8 Auto
  4. Mozambique

Mastiff

The Mastiff is the best shotgun in the game and one of the two legendary weapons in Apex Legends. It is absurdly strong, and can cause up to 288 damage in a single shot (if all bullets connect). As a shotgun, its use is limited for short distances. Another small disadvantage is the specific ammunition of the weapon, so the maximum number of shots you can shoot with the Mastiff is 20. Grade : 9
Body damage 18
Head damage 36
Leg damage 18
Rate of fire 1.3
Refill 1.03 per capsule
Comb capacity 4
Accessories Viewfinder
Type of ammunition Mastiff

Peacekeeper

Peacekeeper also does very high damage, but is the slowest shotgun in the game. Even so, the weapon is second only to Mastiff in the category. If you miss a shot with Peacekeeper, move around as much as you can and try again. Usually one shot will be enough to take the opponent down. The weapon has a hop-up that makes the bullets spread less, thus gaining more accuracy for long-distance combat. Grade : 7
Body damage 10
Head damage 15
Leg damage 8
Rate of fire -
Refill 2.5s
Comb capacity 6
Accessories Magazine and display
Type of ammunition For shotgun

Automatic EVA-8

Eva-8 is the second fastest shotgun in the game, but its damage is no match for that of the Mastiff or Peacekeeper. It should be used at close range where its speed allows the player to move around while shooting. Grade : 5
Body damage 7
Head damage 10.5
Leg damage 5.6
Rate of fire 2
Refill 2.75s
Comb capacity 8
Accessories Magazine and display
Type of ammunition For shotgun

Mozambique

Mozambique is one of the worst weapons in the game. Even the developers recognized this. The weapon only makes sense at the beginning of the game until you have found a better one. Despite being the fastest shotgun in the game, its damage is very low. However, the angle at which the bullets are fired is much closer, so the weapon is viable over longer distances. Grade : 1
Body damage 15
Head damage 22.5
Leg damage 12
Rate of fire 2.2
Refill 2.1s
Comb capacity 4
Accessories Magazine and display
Type of ammunition For shotgun

Pistols

  1. Wingman
  2. RE 45
  3. P2020

Wingman

The Wingman is the best pistol in the game. The weapon is equivalent to the Fortnite Hand Cannon or the Counter Strike Desert Eagle. Its retreat is very strong but its damage is even more. In addition, his rate of fire is not so low, being perfectly possible to win duels against assault rifles and other weapons. Wingman is among the best weapons in the game. Even with strong recoil, it is not difficult to control and its damage compensates for all defects. On top of that, the weapon is compatible with the hop-up that increases damage from headshots . Grade : 8
Body damage 45
Head damage 90
Leg damage 40.5
Rate of fire 2.6
Refill 2.1s
Comb capacity 4
Accessories Magazine, display and hop-up
Type of ammunition Heavy

RE-45

The RE-45 is an automatic pistol with a very high rate of fire, but difficult to control due to the strong vertical and horizontal recoil. If well controlled, it is extremely strong in close range combat. The RE-45 benefits a lot from extended magazine. Grade : 4
Body damage 11
Head damage 16.5
Leg damage 9.9
Rate of fire 13
Refill 1.74s
Comb capacity 15
Accessories Magazine, barrel and display
Type of ammunition Light

P2020

The P2020 is the standard pistol. It has no special characteristics, being average in all attributes. It is only used at the start of matches. Grade : 1
Body damage 13
Head damage 20
Leg damage 10.8
Rate of fire 8.5
Refill 1.25s
Comb capacity 10
Accessories Magazine and display
Type of ammunition Light

Best weapons ranked by damage

Check below the complete list of weapons, organized according to DPS (damage per second).
Weapon Type Damage per second
Devotion Assault Rifle 255
RE-99 Submachine gun 216
Havoc Assault Rifle 201.6
R-301 Assault Rifle 189
Mastiff Shotgun 187.2
Spitfire Light machine gun 180
Flatline Assault Rifle 160
Kraber Sniper Rifle 150
RE-45 Gun 143
Wingman Gun 139.5
Scout Sniper Rifle 135
Alternator Submachine gun 130
Eva-8 Auto Shotgun 126
Prowler Submachine gun 122.78
Hemlok Assault Rifle 108
Peacekeeper Shotgun 106.7
P2020 Gun 102
Mozambique Shotgun 99
Triple Take Sniper Rifle 86.25
Longbow Sniper Rifle 66
Keep in mind that the DPS rate considers you to have hit all the shots. In addition, damage is not the only attribute of the game. For a weapon to be considered good, a balance is required between all aspects of the equipment, such as accuracy, damage, recoil, range, rate of fire, etc. Last note: the Firing Selector accessory allows you to modify the firing of some weapons. Thus, weapons like Prowler or Havoc gain new characteristics and, basically, become new weapons. In fact, many players consider the Prowler equipped with a Firing Selector to be the best weapon in the game. Stay tuned to the metagame! Stay on top of the latest Apex Legends update! Super guide to all Apex Legends characters! The best tips and secrets to master in Apex Legends! Requirements to run Apex Legends and how to increase the game's FPS! Find out where to loot on the Apex Legends map! Discover the Apex Legends Heritage Set and how to get it! Apex Legends vs Fortnite: see which Battle Royale is right for you!

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