Apex Legends Weapon Tier List - The Best Guns in Apex Legends

Apex Legends Weapon Tier List - The Best Guns in Apex Legends

Here's all the Apex Legends weapon stats you need, including best shotguns, snipers, rifles, and more.

The guns in Apex Legends come in all shapes and sizes, including shotguns, pistols, snipers, assault rifles, LMGs, SMGs, and more. In this complete Apex Legends weapons guide, we'll be providing you with a complete tier list featuring every gun in the game, including details on the best guns in Apex Legends, and more.

Apex Legends Guns - Weapon Tier List

First we'll rank the S tier Apex Legends guns, these being the best in the entire game, and then the A, B, C, and D tier weapons in Respawn's battle royale game, so you've got an idea of the best (and worst) weapons in Apex Legends. These are the very best guns in Apex Legends, and in our opinion, we think the best guns in Apex Legends are the Kraber, the Spitfire, and the Mastiff, to name but a few.

Apex Legends Guns - S Tier

WeaponsWeapon TypeStrengths
SpitfireLMGA high fire rate and decent damage, with sacrificing accuracy
KraberSniperWithout a double the strongest weapon in the game, can kill with a single hit
MastiffShotgunStrongest shotgun in the game, with great stopping power and decent range

Apex Legends Guns - A Tier

WeaponsWeapon TypeStrengths
PeacekeeperShotgunExcellent stopping power, with a decent fire rate and range
WingmanPistolThe most powerful pistol in the game, with great range and stopping power
HavocAssault RifleBest damage in the group, with a great fire rate
R-301Assault RifleSolid accuracy and a great fire rate, with decent damage

Apex Legends Guns - B Tier

WeaponsWeapon TypeStrengths
FlatlineAssault RiflePacking a solid fire rate, along with decent damage and accuracy
LongbowSniperThe second strongest sniper in the game, with great fire power
G7 ScoutSniperA multi purpose sniper with good hit power and fire rate
ProwlerSMGSolid stopping power, with decent accuracy and fire rate
Triple TakeSniperFires off three bullets in a row, dealing significant damage
EVA-8 AutoShotgunA good shotgun with a great fire rate

Apex Legends Guns - C Tier

WeaponsWeapon TypeStrengths
HemlockAssault RifleFires in a burst pattern, with decent accuracy and fire power
Devotion1LMGSolid stopping power, but takes a while to fire up and become accurate
MozambiqueShotgunThe Mozambique is not great, but it also doesn't suck, trust us
R-99SMGWhile it doesn't have great fire power, it does have a good fire rate
FlatlineAssault RifleA decent assault rifle, with good accuracy and fire rate

Apex Legends Guns - D Tier

WeaponsWeapon TypeStrengths
P2020PistolA pistol with decent fire rate but little fire power
RE-45PistolAnother pistol, again with not great stopping power
AlternatorSMGGreat fire rate, but with little fire power or accuracy

Apex Legends Guns - Damage Stats For Every Weapon Type

Throughout the guide below, we’ll be providing you with all the details you need to know about every single Apex Legends gun, categorised by type. There’s everything you need to know about the damage of every pistol, shotgun, sniper rifle, assault rifle, submachine gun, and light machine gun.

Apex Legends Guns: Pistols Stats

PistolBody DamageHead Damage
P202012 damage18 damage
RE-4511 damage16 damage
Wingman45 damage90 damage


The P2020 is the standard pistol of the Titanfall series, and it makes a return in Apex Legends. It uses light rounds, and a single magazine holds 10 bullets.


  • Body: 12 damage.
  • Head: 18 damage.
The P2020 pistol. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn


This pistol feels a bit like a smart pistol, dealing out decent damage, with minimal recoil. It uses light rounds and can hold 15 bullets in a single magazine.


  • Body: 11 damage.
  • Head: 16 damage.
The RE-45. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn


The heaviest pistol of all the various Apex Legends guns, this desert eagle-like weapon uses heavy rounds, and can hold 6 bullets at a time.


  • Body: 45 damage.
  • Head: 90 damage.
The Wingman pistol. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn

Apex Legends Guns: Shotgun Stats

ShotgunBody DamageHead Damage
EVA-8 Auto63 damage90 damage
Peacekeeper110 damage165 damage
Mastiff144 damage288 damage
Mozambique45 damage66 damage

EVA-8 Auto

The EVA is an automatic shotgun, sacrificing damage for fire rate. It uses up shotgun shells, and can hold a total of 8 shells in one round.


  • Body: 63 damage.
  • Head: 90 damage.
The rapid EVA-8 Auto. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn


The Peacekeeper functions just like your standard pump action shotgun. Damage is more complicated with this shotgun, as there are 11 pellets fired in each blast, and every pellet deals 10 damage to the body, or 15 to the head.


  • Body: 110 damage.
  • Head: 165 damage.
Your typical peacekeeping shotgun. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn


The Mastiff is a pretty rare shotgun, and fires in one horizontal line. Once again, this shotgun fires 8 pellets fired in one burst, and one each deals 18 damage to the body, and 36 damage to the head, making it potentially one of the best Apex Legends guns in the whole game (more on that below).


  • Body: 144 damage.
  • Head: 288 damage.
The Mastiff shotgun. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn


At one point the Mozambique was classified as a pistol, but it’s now been moved firmly into the category of a shotgun.


  • Body: 45 damage.
  • Head: 66 damage.
The powerful Mozambique. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn

Apex Legends Guns: Assault Rifle Stats

RifleBody DamageHead Damage
Flatline16 damage32 damage
Hemlock18 damage24 damage
R-301 Carbine14 damage28 damage
Havoc18 damage36 damage


This Apex Legends gun uses heavy rounds, and holds 20 bullets in a single magazine.


  • Body: 16 damage.
  • Head: 32 damage.
The Flatline. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn


The Hemlock assault rifle fires in bursts of three shots, making it considerably more accurate than the other two weapons in this section. It uses heavy rounds like the Flatline, and stores 18 shots per magazine.


  • Body: 18 damage.
  • Head: 24 damage.
The Hemlock Burst. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn

R-301 Carbine

For a change this assault rifle uses light ammo, and was widely considered to be one of the best weapons back in Titanfall 2.


  • Body: 14 damage.
  • Head: 28 damage.
The R-301 Carbine. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn


The Havoc assault rifle was only recently added into Apex Legends, well after the game originally launched. This is the only assault rifle in the game to take energy ammo, and the damage stats below are based on minimum charge-up times for each shot that the Havoc fires.

  • Body: 18 damage.
  • Head: 36 damage.
The new(ish) Havoc assault rifle. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn

Apex Legends Guns: Sniper Rifle Stats

SniperBody DamageHead Damage
G7 Scout30 damage60 damage
Longbow55 damage110 damage
Kraber125 damage250 damage
Triple Take69 damage138 damage

G7 Scout

The Scout is the fastest firing sniper rifle on this list. It uses light ammo, and holds 10 rounds in a single magazine.


  • Body: 30 damage.
  • Head: 60 damage.
The G7 Scout. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn


A pretty heavy sniper rifle in Apex Legends, that uses equally heavy ammo. It holds 5 shots in a magazine.


  • Body: 55 damage.
  • Head: 110 damage.
The Longbow sniper. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn

Triple Take

This sniper rifle is the only one on the list that uses energy rounds as ammo. Oddy enough, the Triple Take stays true to its name, firing three shots at once in a close horizontal line.


  • Body: 69 damage.
  • Head: 138 damage.
The tricky Triple Take. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn


Oh boy, it’s the big bad Kraber. There’s no actual record of the ammo that the Kraber uses, so it’s entirely possible that the 8 shots you get when picking up the weapon are the only shots you have with it.


  • Body: 125 damage.
  • Head: 250 damage.
The destructive Kraber. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn

Apex Legends Guns: SMG Stats

SMGBody DamageHead Damage
Alternator13 damage19 damage
R-9912 damage18 damage
Prowler14 damage21 damage


This SMG is a fairly slow firing weapon, and it can easily be mistaken for a pistol. It uses light ammo, and can hold 16 shots in a single magazine.


  • Body: 13 damage.
  • Head: 19 damage.
The Alternator. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn


The R-99 is your fairly standard SMG for Apex Legends. It’s a fast firing weapon, uses light ammo, and holds 18 rounds in a magazine.


  • Body: 12 damage.
  • Head: 18 damage.
The R-99. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn


This is the only burst SMG of all the Apex Legends guns, and it fires in bursts of 5. It actually uses heavy rounds as ammo, and has 20 shots in a magazine, meaning you can pull the trigger 4 times before needing to reload.


  • Body: 14 damage.
  • Head: 21 damage.
The Prowler. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn

Apex Legends Guns: LMG Stats

LMGBody DamageHead Damage
Devotion17 damage34 damage
Spitfire20 damage40 damage


The Devotion is a tricky weapon to use. It takes energy rounds as ammo, and speeds up in fire rate the longer you hold down the trigger.


  • Body: 17 damage.
  • Head: 34 damage.
The Devotion. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn


Finally, the Spitfire might be one of the best overall weapons in Apex Legends. It has a solid fire rate, decent accuracy even at range, uses heavy rounds, and holds 35 shots in a magazine.


  • Body: 20 damage.
  • Head: 40 damage.
The supreme Spitfire. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn

How to Get the Best Guns in Apex Legends

As with every battle royale game, getting your hands on the most powerful weapons available is the key to success. If you can get your hands on a strong sniper rifle or assault rifle in Apex Legends, your squad is going to have a significantly higher chance of winning a game.

Your standard pump shotgun. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn

At the beginning of a match of Apex Legends, you’ll start out with nothing on you. If you want to get your hands on some of the higher-grade weapons and other items in the game, then you’re going to want to keep an eye out for Hot Zones that are marked on the map.

The Hot Zone is marked in blue. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn

Hot Zones will periodically, and randomly, pop up on the King’s Canyon map of Apex Legends. Whenever one appears, it’ll be broadcast on your map with a marker, but the catch is that the marker for the Hot Zone appears on the map of every single player in the game.

If you want to obtain Epic or Legendary weapons in Apex Legends, you need to be the first to make it to a Hot Zone. The team that arrives first at the Hot Zone can scavenge any of the loot items before additional teams arrive and attempt to claim the items for themselves. It’s a risky strategy, as you could have upwards of 20 players descending on a single Hot Zone at any one time.

But by Respawn’s own admission, the best gear in the game is nearly always found within the Hot Zones of Apex Legends. While there’s always an entirely random chance you can find Epic or Legendary weapons scattered around the map of Apex Legends, you’re nearly always guaranteed to find them within the Hot Zone.

We might now be done with this guide on how obtain some of the best weapons in Apex Legends, but we’ve got additional guides covering various other areas of the game. You can head over to our Apex Legends Packs guide, or our Apex Legends heroes guide for more.

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Hirun Cryer

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Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

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