Apex Legends Guns - All Apex Legends Weapon Damage Stats, How to Get the Best Guns in Apex Legends

Apex Legends' best guns: pistols, shotguns, assault rifles, sniper rifles, SMGs and LMGs, and full damage stats for every weapon.

There's a huge amount of guns already available to find and use in Apex Legends, with even more weapons set to arrive in the game further on in 2019. In our Apex Legends guns guide, we'll be providing you with a complete list of every single weapon in the game, as well as analyzing the Apex Legends weapon damage stats, so you know which weapons do the most damage to the head and body areas.

The debut seasonal event in Respawn's Battle Royale shooter is now almost here, and it's bringing a ton of new weapon customization options with it. For all the information you need to know about the new seasonal event, head over to our Apex Legends Season 1 guide.

If you want to head straight to a certain Apex Legends gun class, use one of the links below. Otherwise, scroll down and read all about the guns Respawn's battle royale shooter includes, plus get info on how you can get your hands on the best guns in the game.

Apex Legends Gun Stats - Weapons Detailed

Apex Legends Best Guns

Apex Legends Guns - Weapons in Apex Legends Explained

Throughout the guide below, we’ll be providing you with all the details you need to know about every single gun in Apex Legends, 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

P2020

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.

Damage:

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

RE-45

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.

Damage:

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

Wingman

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

Damage:

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

Apex Legends Guns: Shotgun Stats

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.

Damage:

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

Peacekeeper

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.

Damage:

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

Mastiff

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.

Damage:

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

Mozambique

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

Damage:

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

Apex Legends Guns: Assault Rifle Stats

Flatline

This assault rifle uses heavy rounds, and holds 20 bullets in a single magazine.

Damage:

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

Hemlock

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.

Damage:

  • 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.

Damage:

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

Havoc

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

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.

Damage:

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

Longbow

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

Damage:

  • 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.

Damage:

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

Kraber

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.

Damage:

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

Apex Legends Guns: SMG Stats

Alternator

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.

Damage:

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

R-99

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.

Damage:

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

Prowler

This is the only burst SMG in Apex Legends, 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.

Damage:

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

Apex Legends Guns: LMG Stats

Devotion

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.

Damage:

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

Spitfire

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.

Damage:

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

Apex Legends Best Guns

With all the gun stats listed above, it's time to look at the very best guns Apex Legends has to offer. It's likely we'll update this list over time, but for now these are our choices for the best weapons in the game. Read on for our choices of the best guns Apex Legends has to offer in each gun class.

Apex Legends Best Assault Rifle

The position of best assault rifle in Apex Legends could go to either the Hemlock or the R-301, but we picked the latter. The R-301 has solid accuracy and damage, basically making it one of the best all round weapons in the entire game.

The R-301 carbine. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn

Apex Legends Best LMG

There's only two light machine guns to choose from in Apex Legends: Devotion or the Spitfire. We'd go with the latter as being the better weapon in this category, as it generally offers better accuracy and stability at increased range.

The devastating Spitfire LMG. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn

Apex Legends Best Sniper

There's no doubting the Kraber as the most powerful sniper rifle in Apex Legends. It's got a slow fire rate, but it more than makes up for this in stopping power.

The powerful Kraber sniper rifle. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn

Apex Legends Best SMG

There's multiple weapons that could be the best sub machine gun in Apex Legends, but we'd go with the Prowler. This weapon has an insane fire rate, so you're never going to be outgunned with the Prowler in close quarters.

The Prowler SMG. | 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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