Apex Legends Mobile is currently in its closed beta testing phase and will enter global open beta later this year. The game is a spitting image of its PC/console counterpart, and it presents a unique challenge for battle royale fans. The best guns in Apex Legends Mobile are difficult to quantify, as every weapon has a place, but we've done our best to rank them in a handy tier list for you.
Although the weapons are same as in the regular version, not all of them are present in Apex Legends Mobile. Thus, it is difficult to create a proper Apex Legends Mobile weapons tier list at this stage. New additions like the Bocek Bow and Rampage LMG were not introduced in the mobile game's closed beta.
Nevertheless, players will get several weapons to start their journey in Apex Legends Mobile. These weapons may function similarly to the PC game, but not all of them are equally effective. If you were looking for our guide to Apex Legends' best guns (for the regular game), then follow that link.
The mobile version of the game has an aim assist feature which makes all of the weapons viable - although the best weapons are still up for debate. However, players will still have to control the recoil and readjust the crosshair based on dynamic movement.
So, if you're eager to know which guns perform best in Apex Legends Mobile, then we have you covered with a comprehensive weapons tier list.
The game is still in its beta phases, so we can expect several weapon changes coming in patch updates. Regardless, these are the best guns to use in Apex Legends Mobile.
S-Tier: The Best Guns in Apex Legends Mobile
The R-301 is perhaps the best weapon in Apex Legends Mobile. This gun has been a staple in the PC/console version for several seasons and is undoubtedly the best gun in Apex Legends Mobile for mid-range combat.
The R-301 is found as ground loot in Apex Legends Mobile. Players can improve their aim by training with the iron sight, or choose to add attachments that will maximize the weapon's efficiency.
With a base magazine capacity of 18, the R-301 needs an extended magazine to be dependable in Apex Legends Mobile. The Epic level extended magazine has 28 bullets, and is the best choice for this weapon.
Players can also use scope attachments like a 1x-2x Variable Holo or the 2x HCOG to be more precise over range. However, finding a 2x-4x Variable AOG will radically improve visibility in mid-range fights.
The R-99 is the best SMG that shreds opponents at close range with 198 DPS - which is why many players believe it to be the best gun in Apex Legends Mobile. It's second in our tier list due to it being the fastest firing weapon in the game, despite a small magazine capacity. The learning curve is steep with this weapon, but players will always be rewarded for running into early fights.
The R-99 has a base magazine capacity of 20, which makes it incredibly difficult to control for beginners. Try to get an extended magazine during the early loot phase. The Epic extended mag has 27 bullets and serves best for close-quarters combat against multiple hostiles.
Players can use this weapon in combination with the R-301 Carbine. This combination is most effective for aggressive gameplay in Apex Legends Mobile.
The VK-47 Flatline is a high-damage Assault Rifle with a slow rate of fire. The recoil pattern is much more controllable over range, unlike its PC/console counterpart.
With a base magazine size of 20, the VK-47 Flatline is a perfect weapon for close to mid-range combat.
This weapon ranks higher than the Spitfire in Apex Legends Mobile simply because of its high damage per shot. Use it at mid-range with a 2-4x or 3x scope for maximum efficiency, and hip-fire at close range.
The Peacekeeper is simply the most powerful Shotgun in Apex Legends Mobile. The weapon is highly effective at close-range, and players can run rampage in lobbies with the proper attachments.
The Peacekeeper is ridiculously precise if you have a good aim in Apex Legends Mobile. Its prolonged reload time will punish beginners if they are not accurate with the shots.
However, the Peacekeeper dominates in the Shotgun category and can wipe out entire squads when it is in the right hands.
Prowler Burst PDW
The Prowler Burst PDW is an insanely strong weapon found as ground loot in Apex Legends Mobile. Although this weapon is not a common choice, it is still efficient in the game.
The burst-fire mechanic allows players to be more precise with their shots. The weapon is good to train your aim in Apex Legends Mobile since it has controllable recoil.
With the tight hip-fire spread and fast-first-burst, the Prowler PDW dominates at close range. Use a 1x-2x Variable Holo or 2x HCOG Bruiser for maximum efficiency across mid-range.
The Kraber .50-Cal is a supply drop weapon and is the best sniper rifle in Apex Legends Mobile. If you're lucky enough to find one, then try running it with a close-range weapon in the second slot.
This sniper rifle can instantly knock down any Legend with a headshot. Even if you miss the headshot, a proper contact on the body will instantly take out the opponent's shield.
Thus, you can always weaken the target with a few body shots but it's best to go for heads with the Kraber .50-Cal in Apex Legends Mobile.
Try to get familiar with the weapon's animations and bullet drops by practising in the Firing Range. The Kraber .50-Cal has a small magazine which means you'll have to connect your shots or be forced to drop the weapon.
A-Tier: Good Choices
The Wingman is a pistol that utilises heavy rounds in Apex Legends Mobile. It is one of the most powerful guns in the game but lacks in a few areas as compared to other weapons.
In the right hands, the Wingman is capable of causing havoc in close range fights. The Wingman has a very high skill ceiling, which means players will have to be incredibly accurate with their aim.
You will need to practice quite a lot with this weapon before trying it out in an actual match. The key is to consistently connect shots even at long range, and control the recoil after each shot.
The Volt is an unusual energy SMG with controllable recoil and mid to long-range accuracy. It is the only SMG that can stand in comparison with the R-301 at ranged combat.
The Volt SMG uses Energy Ammo and fires it at an incredibly rapid rate, damaging anything at close range. The weapon has very little recoil which is simple enough to control.
The Volt SMG is the best weapon to begin your journey in Apex Legends Mobile. Once you master this weapon, try levelling up to the R-301, Flatline or Spitfire.
The Hemlok is a fairly decent gun for players with a good aim in Apex Legends Mobile. The weapon can switch between three-shot bursts and single fire mode.
This weapon has a steep learning curve since most of its efficiency depends on accuracy. It has excellent medium-range performance due to high burst damage. However, the Hemlok is easily outclassed at close range by automatic weapons, regardless of fire mode.
Besides all the attachments, it will be interesting to see how the Hemlok performs in Apex Legends Mobile once the Boosted Loader hop-up is added in the game.
The EVA-8 is a fully automatic shotgun that demolishes opponents at close range. The weapon falls short in comparison to the Peacekeeper but is exceedingly efficient for beginners.
This weapon is the best shotgun to learn movement mechanics for closed-quartered combat in Apex Legends Mobile.
The EVA-8 Shotgun has a good hip-fire performance with a tight pellet spread. The benefit of the EVA-8 is that you don't need to ADS as often as you would with the Peacekeeper.
The HAVOC is a beast in the right hands as it has the highest mag capacity and fastest projectile travel speed of all Assault Rifles. With a base magazine size of 24, the weapon is consistent at mid-to-long ranged fights with the proper attachments.
The Havoc has a firing rate which means controlling the recoil is the most important part of a loadout. The Turbocharger hop-up wasn't added to the beta phase in Apex Legends Mobile, but players can expect it to be available during the global launch.
The Spitfire is perhaps the best LMG in Apex Legends Mobile. The Spitfire is available as ground loot and has a base magazine capacity of 40. It has a 2× headshot multiplier with high accuracy at medium and long-range.
Realistically, players can wipe out entire squads with just the Spitfire. The rate of fire is pretty slow and it has a longer reload time. However, the high damage along with the headshot multiplier makes it the best LMG for beginners in Apex Legends Mobile.
B-Tier: Worth Picking Up
Unlike the PC/console version, the L-Star has 90 bullets in Apex Legends Mobile. It doesn't feature any of the animations which makes it a viable weapon in the mobile version. However, the L-Star has a huge recoil on full auto, which can be controlled better with burst fire.
Players can use all sorts of attachments to maximize the weapon's efficiency. Although it's good on paper, controlling the recoil is next to impossible for beginners in Apex Legends Mobile.
Use it only when you have to, and exchange it with better weapons like the R-301, Spitfire, or Flatline.
The Longbow DMR is a good weapon to use in Apex Legends Mobile. Its consistency over the range is decent, but its lack of damage punishes the player for not using a better weapon.
It's available as ground loot and has the highest ammo capacity of all snipers. Players can equip any of these scopes for precise long-range gunplay in Apex Legends Mobile: 3x HCOG Ranger, 2x-4x Variable AOG, 4x-8x Variable Sniper, 4x-10x Digital Sniper Threat.
The G7 Scout is a semi-auto marksman weapon that’s decent at both mid and long-ranged combat. The weapon is the best in class for mid-range Marksman fights. However, it is easily overpowered by automatic weapons at close range.
The G7 Scout boasts a high fire rate high with a long bullet travel distance. The weapon requires impeccable aim and has a higher skill ceiling. Players with good aim can use this rifle to one-tap opponents at mid-range.
C-Tier: The Worst Weapons in Apex Legends Mobile
The RE-45 is an auto-fire pistol that uses Light ammo. It's got an incredibly rapid rate of fire with a base magazine capacity of 16. The weapon has a low damage per shot, low DPS with a small magazine.
The RE-45 is not a good weapon to survive in Apex Legends Mobile. Its high fire rate and low magazine capacity make it difficult for even veterans to kill opponents.
The Alternator SMG is a sub-machine gun with a tight hip-fire spread. It is an inferior weapon in its class and doesn't come close to the R-99 or the Volt SMG.
It has a slow rate of fire, and low DPS compared to other SMGs. The iron sight is decent, but the weapon is inconsistent over range. The best advice for players is to use the Alternator only when there isn't a better alternative.
The P2020 is perhaps the worst weapon to use in Apex Legends Mobile. Although it has low recoil, fast reload and good hip-fire accuracy, the weapon becomes ineffective against auto-fire guns.
That's all for our list of Apex Legends Mobile best guns. We'll keep this updated when more weapons are added to the game once the global beta launches later this year!