Looking for the best guns in Apex Legends? Season 13 of Apex Legends now has 28 guns and each weapon has their own unique pros and cons which make them suitable for different situations. Still some guns are more useful than others and it can be challenging to pick which weapons truly reign supreme in this battle royale.
We’ve made this article for the best guns in Apex Legends Season 13 in a weapons tier list from the best to worst. Your mileage may vary as it can really be up to your preference as to which gun you excel in.
Weapon Tier Definitions:
S-Tier: Weapons that are the cream of the crop an. You can’t find better weapons anywhere if you tried.
A-Tier: Weapons that are incredibly powerful but can still be outclassed by other guns due to a minor issue.
B-Tier: Weapons that are good but usually have a weakness that needs to be compensated for.
C-Tier: Weapons that are great if nothing else can be used.
D-Tier: Weapons meant to be avoided unless you’re desperate.
Here’s the Apex Legends weapons tier list for Season 13:
The Volt SMG has one of the highest DPS in Apex making it the gun with the lowest time to kill. Respawn made the Volt so volatile that they had to place it in Care Packages again for this season so you’ll rarely see the gun in action. While the Volt can be difficult to control, it excels beyond other SMGs in the game. It has faster reload speeds, lower projectile drops, and the fastest bullet travel time out of any gun in its category.
The G7 Scout is once again back in Care Packages for Season 13 and for good reason. The G7 Scout is still just as versatile and deadly as it was in Season 12. Its burst fire mode does a lot of damage and you can down enemy legends in a few hits. The G7 Scout is stable, has a good rate of fire, and is a reliable marksman weapon for mid to long ranged encounters.
Kraber .50 CAL
The Kraber is the best sniper rifle in the game due to its sheer damage. It is the only weapon capable of downing any legend in one-shot regardless of their shields. The Kraber can be challenging to master due to the fact that it has the slowest rate-of-fire in any weapon of the game, slow bullet projectile speed, and its ammo is very limited. The Kraber is one of the rarest weapons in the game to get your hands on since Season 1 as it is only available in Care Packages.
The R-301 Carbine is the best rifle in Apex hands-down. It’s versatile no matter the range, has controllable recoil, and a high rate-of-fire. You can also outfit the R-301 with many attachments to truly bring out its potential. The R-301 has been one of the best guns in Apex Legends since the first season and Season 13 has done nothing to dethrone it from its place.
The VK-47 Flatline is one of the best rifles in Apex that packs a serious punch. It’s a highly sought after weapon due to the fact that it has little drawbacks and can be used in most situations. Even with Season 13 slightly nerfing its damage stats, the Flatline is still an ace performer. The Flatline can be crafted at any Replicator for 30 crafting materials which makes them easier to acquire and can be outfitted with the Booster Loader Hop-Up to help it reload faster.
The Wingman is the flagship gun of Apex gunslingers. Players who have a lot of faith in their accuracy often turn to the Wingman despite its limited magazine and standard rate-of-fire. It can take a bit to master the Wingman has a high skill ceiling and it isn’t hard to miss your shots. However the Wingman is versatile no matter the range and packs quite a bit of a punch which makes it attractive for many players.
The L-Star is notable for being a gun that never has to reload so long as you respect its overheat mechanic. It can be a bit unstable and hard to handle, but the fact that you can keep firing in mid-to-close range without stopping to reload gives it an edge against any other gun. The buffs it received recently allows players to attach barrel stabilizers and extended energy magazines to make the L-Star even more powerful.
The Spitfire in Season 13 has been moved out of the Care Packages making it a more accessible weapon. It is a reliable LMG with a stable rate-of-fire allowing you to fight at any distance despite the nerfs it received this season. It has more recoil and the reload time is slower but its large magazine size means that you never have to stop firing making it a menace in close quarters combat.
There can be debates as to what shotgun is the best in Apex Legends, but EVA-8 Auto is always a contender. While it doesn’t do as much damage as the Mastiff or the Peacekeeper, it is a beast in close quarters with its automatic shotgun fire decimating any shields that stand in the way. An EVA-8 with full attachments can dominate any close quarters battle.
Prowler Burst PDW
The Prowler PDW has been nerfed quite a bit over the past few seasons. You no longer have the Hop-Up that gives it automatic fire. Despite this, the Prowler is deadly accurate with its 5-round burst shots with controllable recoil and decent damage. The Prowler SMG is a good weapon with no notable weaknesses that set it back.
The Mastiff has received some significant buffs in Season 13. It is a Care Package weapon this season. While you still need to be up close and personal to do any real damage, this shotgun seems to have been made more forgiving with a faster rate-of-fire and a more narrow spread. It only has for bullets before you need to reload so you still need to make those shots count. To compensate for this, the Mastiff has a short reload time and can kill fully armored foes in two shots.
Hemlok Burst AR
The Hemlok Burst AR is a versatile gun that allows you to fight effectively no matter the range. The ability to switch from burst to single fire can give it versatility. Hemlock is a gun that packs quite a punch and is a reliable all-rounder for any encounter. While it doesn’t have any notable shortcomings, it lacks an edge that makes it a better pick. While the Booster Loader does help, it isn’t a game changer that puts the Hemlok higher on the list.
Havoc is a gun that can really shred to shields and deplete the enemies health in no time. However its full potential isn’t unlocked until you find a Turbocharger and even then the gun can be difficult to handle with its high recoil. It can be a beast in the right hands, however you’ll need a lot of energy ammo to maintain it.
The C.A.R. SMG has a couple of things going for it. It has a high rate-of-fire and can switch between light and heavy ammo making it a rather unique gun. The fact that the CAR can use two types of ammo means that you never have to worry about running out. It can be a pretty fearsome weapon if you’re able to control how unstable it can be at times.
Rampage is a deadly LMG with a reliable stability at long ranges. While the Rampage’s fire rate is slower than other LMGs, it can be modified with a termite which gives it quite a punch on close quarters. The downside is having to pack an extra termite just to utilize this feature of the Rampage for a limited time. The Rampage is a good gun with a lot of versatility and reliable handling, but it can fall short in performance compared to other weapons.
The Alternator may have lost the Disruptor Rounds Hop-Up which many complained broke the gun in first place, but it’s still a really great weapon to use. It has a decent rate-of-fire, easy to handle, and incredibly accurate. The Alternator has come a long way since Season 1 when it was just considered a sidearm passed by for its powerful older brother, the R-301. Now many people can claim that the Alternator is a favorite in Season 13. The downside that holds it back is that the Alternator’s magazine is short and can be underwhelming.
The Peacekeeper has been long since the go to shotgun ever since the start of Apex Legends. However it has been nerfed that its choke isn’t as useful at it was before. The Peacekeeper is still a deadly lever-action shotgun at close ranges and with the Kinetic feeder you potentially never have to reload it if you fancy sliding around everywhere. The downside is that you do have to be accurate with your shots as the Peacekeeper can a slow rate-of-fire which makes it unforgiving to miss.
The Devotion is an LMG that can really shred through shields with a high rate-of-fire that isn’t stopping for anybody. The downsides are that it takes time to reload, it eats up your energy ammo in seconds, and it’s notoriously difficult to control. The pure ammunition maintenance you need for this gun can turn some away but a fight against a Devotion that has full attachments, especially with a Turbocharger, is a fight nobody wants to be in.
The R-99 is a submachinegun that can really shred an enemy’s shields and health. The payoff is that the R-99 is difficult to control and also shreds through light ammunition. It can still be a decent weapon to have but there are so many weapons with a high rate-of-fire that’s easier to control and has more versatility.
The Triple Take can take a bit of time to fully charge to maximize its shots but it can deal an impressive amount of damage at long ranges. It can also function as an emergency shotgun in close quarters as its spread deals decent damage. However the Triple Take can be a rare find and you won’t see this gun often. Season 13 did reduce its damage per bullet from 23 to 21, but the Triple Take can make up for it with the Kinetic Feeder Hop-Up which speeds up its choke time and allows it to automatically reload while you’re sliding. This is probably one of the best marksman guns you could ask for.
The Longbow DMR isn’t as powerful as the Sentinel but makes up for it by being reliable and consistent. In Season 13, the Longbow has to be crafted in the Replicator for 30 crafting materials so it isn’t too hard to get your hands on one. The Longbow is also good for long to medium ranged combat so it’s versatile no matter the situation.
The Sentinel is a favorite of some for its incredibly high damage and being one of the most accurate long-ranged weapons in Apex. However the boost it receives when consuming 2 shield cells this Season 13 is disappointing. And the Sentinel can be crippling in close encounters making the gun potentially a handicap in the final rounds. It’s a deadly and accurate sniper for those who prefer to fight at long range but the Sentinel’s lack of versatility make it less appealing.
The 30-30 Repeater is a decent long-ranged marksman rifle with good versatility and a high rate-of-fire. It’s reliable in long to medium ranged encounters, however it can fall short when you’re fighting close ranged. In order to maximize the damage you deal with the 30-30, you need to aim it down and time your shots. However the 30-30 can come off as underwhelming and its hipfire is difficult to control which doesn’t make it useful in close quarters as it should be.
The Charge Rifle is a reliable long ranged gun for farming damage however you won’t really take it with you near the end of the game. It’s great for levelling up your shields as you can easily follow up on the enemy’s movements even on long ranges. However it’s rare to see someone take down an opponent using only a Charge Rifle as many already find cover the moment you deal its high damaging shot. The Charge Rifle also lacks usability in close quarters making its usefulness rather circumstantial.
Bocek Compound Bow
The Bocek Bow has plenty of things going for it. It’s silent, can down enemy legends in a few hits, and you never need to worry about reloading it. However the problems start with its difficult learning curve. In order to maximize the damage of the Bocek, you need to pull it all the way back. The arrow travel velocity of the Bocek is among the slowest projectiles in Apex Legends so you’ll also have to time your shots right to even land a hit which can be difficult in a movement shooter game like Apex. Arrows have also become rather rare in Season 13, making it a challenge to stock up enough ammo for the final round.
The RE-45 is a decent side-arm to have. Although while it has a high rate-of-fire and deadly close range, the RE-45 is difficult to control and eats up your light ammo even with purple attachments. This makes the RE-45 rather unreliable when push comes to shove.
The P2020 was never really meant to be the gun to carry you all the way to the final round. Even with the Hammerpoint Rounds, the P2020 servers as a backup weapon in case you’re really out of options. The potency of the P2020 has actually gotten lower this Season 13 since the Hammerpoint Hop-Up was nerfed.
The Mozambique has been the laughing stock of Apex guns ever since it came to existence. Season 13 hasn’t really done much to incentivize people to using the Mozambique despite its higher magazine. While the Mozambique was a decent gun in Titanfall 2, it’s sort of a joke of a weapon in Apex Legends. It became even more so since the Hammerpoint Hop-Up damage was nerfed this season.
That’s our list for the best guns in Apex Legends Season 13. Players have always had clashing opinions as to what guns reigns supreme in Apex Legends ever since the game’s release. It can be a pretty heated debate with no clear winners.
Now we’re in Season 13 and Apex Legends has come a long way with new guns being added into the fold. With Respawn Entertainment constantly updating the game, we’ve been seeing guns get nerfed and buffed which constantly changes the meta each season.
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