18 Jun 2021 2:52 PM +00:00

Apex Legends Season 9 Best Guns by Class and All Weapon Stats

Apex Legends gives players many options when it comes to weapons, some of which are better than others.

Guns are broken down by class, and each has a unique set of stats that makes it stand apart from others.

It is a complex system that is carefully balanced by Respawn Entertainment to provide the absolute best quality game possible and to allow players to use the loadout that best suits their playstyle.

Still, some guns are just better overall than others, especially in their own class.

Apex Legends Weapon Stats

Apex Legends has several different classes of weapons, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.

There are several things to consider with each weapon, including ammo type, slots, damage, RPM, projectile travel speed, and fire modes.

Apex Legends treats each projectile as its own object, so travel speed and bullet drop are things that affect how effective a weapon is at different ranges.

Assault Rifles

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Havoc Rifle

Ammo: Energy
Slots: Extended Energy Mag, Assault Rifle Optics, Standard Stock, Turbocharger
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
18/32/14
Mag Size:
24
RPM: 672
Body DPS:
202
Projectile Travel Speed:
30,500
Fire Modes:
Auto

VK-47 Flatline

Ammo: Heavy
Slots: Extended Heavy Mag, Assault Rifle Optics, Standard Stock, Anvil Receiver
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
19/32/14
Mag Size:
20
RPM: 600
Body DPS:
190
Projectile Travel Speed:
24,000
Fire Modes:
Auto, Single

Hemlock Burst AR

Ammo: Heavy
Slots: Barrel Stabilizer, Extended Heavy Mag, Assault Rifle Optics, Standard Stock
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
20/35/15
Mag Size:
18
RPM: 380/384
Body DPS:
120/128
Projectile Travel Speed:
27,500
Fire Modes:
Burst(3), Single

R-301 Carbine

Ammo: Light
Slots: Barrel Stabilizer, Extended Light Mag, Assault Rifle Optics, Standard Stock, Anvil Receiver
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
14/25/11
Mag Size:
18
RPM: 810
Body DPS:
189
Projectile Travel Speed:
29,000
Fire Modes:
Auto, Single

Sub Machine Guns (SMG)

Apex Legends Volt
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Alternator SMG

Ammo: Light
Slots: Barrel Stabilizer, Extended Light Mag, SMG Optics, Standard Stock
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
16/24/13
Mag Size:
19
RPM: 600
Body DPS: 160

Projectile Travel Speed:
19,500
Fire Modes:
Auto

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Prowler Burst PDW

Ammo: Heavy (Unique)
Slots: SMG Optics
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
15/23/12
Mag Size:
35
RPM: 685/795
Body DPS:
171/199
Projectile Travel Speed:
18,000
Fire Modes:
Burst(5), Auto

R-99 SMG

Ammo: Light
Slots: Barrel Stabilizer, Extended Light Mag, SMG Optics, Standard Stock
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
11/17/9
Mag Size:
20
RPM: 1080
Body DPS:
198
Projectile Travel Speed:
21,000
Fire Modes:
Auto

Volt SMG

Ammo: Energy
Slots: Barrel Stabilizer, Extended Energy Mag, SMG Optics, Standard Stock
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
15/23/12
Mag Size:
19
RPM: 720
Body DPS:
180
Projectile Travel Speed:
23,500
Fire Modes:
Auto

Light Machine Guns (LMG)

Devotion LMG

Ammo: Energy
Slots: Barrel Stabilizer, Extended Energy Mag, LMG Optics, Standard Stock, Turbocharger
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
16/32/12
Mag Size:
36/41
RPM: 300~900
Body DPS:
80-240
Projectile Travel Speed:
33,500
Fire Modes:
Auto

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M600 Spitfire

Ammo: Heavy
Slots: Barrel Stabilizer, Extended LMG Mag, Assault Rifle Optics, Standard Stock
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
18/36/14
Mag Size:
35/40
RPM: 540
Body DPS:
162
Projectile Travel Speed:
27,500
Fire Modes:
Auto

L-STAR EMG

Ammo: Energy
Slots: Assault Rifle Optics, Standard Stock
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
18/26/14
Mag Size:
Infinite (Based on Energy Ammo reserves)
RPM: 600
Body DPS:
180
Projectile Travel Speed:
22,000
Fire Modes:
Auto

Marksman

G7 Scout

Ammo: Light
Slots: Barrel Stabilizer, Extended Light Mag, Marksman Optics, Standard Stock
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
30/60/26
Mag Size:
10
RPM: 240
Body DPS:
136
Projectile Travel Speed:
30,000
Fire Modes:
Single

Triple Take

Ammo: Energy (Unique)
Slots: Marksman Optics
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
69/139/63
Mag Size:
9
RPM: 78
Body DPS:
90
Projectile Travel Speed:
32,000
Fire Modes:
Single (Triple Shot), Single

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30-30 Repeater

Ammo: Heavy
Slots: Extended Heavy Mag, Marksman Optics, Standard Stock, Shatter Caps
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
42-57/74-100/36-48
Mag Size:
6
RPM: 140
Body DPS:
98
Projectile Travel Speed:
28,000
Fire Modes:
Single

Bocek Compound Bow

Ammo: Arrows
Slots: Marksman Optics, Deadeye's Tempo, Shatter Caps
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
25-60/31-105/20-54
Mag Size:
Infinite (Based on Arrow Ammo reserves)
RPM: 180~107
Body DPS:
75-107
Projectile Travel Speed:
10,000-28,000
Fire Modes:
Single

Sniper Rifles

Apex Legends Kraber
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Sentinel

Ammo: Sniper
Slots: Extended Sniper Mag, Sniper Optics, Sniper Stock, Deadeye's Tempo
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
70,88/140,176/63,79
Mag Size:
4
RPM: 32
Body DPS:
37/46
Projectile Travel Speed:
31,000
Fire Modes:
Single

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Charge Rifle

Ammo: Sniper
Slots: Sniper Optics, Sniper Stock
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
90/116/90
Mag Size:
8
RPM: 26
Body DPS:
39
Projectile Travel Speed:
Hitscane
Fire Modes:
Single

Longbow DMR

Ammo: Sniper
Slots: Barrel Stabilizer, Extended Sniper Mag, Sniper Optics, Sniper Stock
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
55/118/44
Mag Size:
6
RPM: 78
Body DPS:
72
Projectile Travel Speed:
30,500
Fire Modes:
Single

Kraber .50-Cal Sniper

Ammo: Sniper (Unique)
Slots: None
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
145/435/116
Mag Size:
4
RPM: 36
Body DPS:
87
Projectile Travel Speed:
29,500
Fire Modes:
Single

Shotguns

EVA-8 Auto

Ammo: Shotgun
Slots: Shotgun Bolt, Shotgun Optics
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
63/99/54
Mag Size:
8
RPM: 126
Body DPS:
132
Projectile Travel Speed:
16,000
Fire Modes:
Auto

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Mastiff Shotgun

Ammo: Shotgun
Slots: Shotgun Bolt, Shotgun Optics
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
88/112/88
Mag Size:
6
RPM: 66
Body DPS:
97
Projectile Travel Speed:
16,000
Fire Modes:
Single

Mozambique Shotgun

Ammo: Shotgun
Slots: Shotgun Bolt, Shotgun Optics
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
45/69/42
Mag Size:
6
RPM: 132
Body DPS:
99
Projectile Travel Speed:
10,000
Fire Modes:
Auto

Peacekeeper

Ammo: Shotgun
Slots: Shotgun Bolt, Shotgun Optics
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
99/121/77
Mag Size:
55
RPM: 44
Body DPS:
73
Projectile Travel Speed:
16,000
Fire Modes:
Single (Triple Shot), Single

Pistols

RE-45 Auto

Ammo: Light
Slots: Barrel Stabilizer, Extended Light Mag, Pistol Optics, Quickdraw Holster
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
12/18/11
Mag Size:
16
RPM: 780
Body DPS: 156

Projectile Travel Speed:
19,500
Fire Modes:
Auto

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P2020

Ammo: Light
Slots: Extended Light Mag, Pistol Optics
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
18/27/16
Mag Size:
12
RPM: 375
Body DPS:
113
Projectile Travel Speed:
18,500
Fire Modes:
Single

Wingman

Ammo: Heavy
Slots: Extended Heavy Mag, Pistol Optics, Quickdraw Holster
Body/Head/Leg Damage:
45/97/41
Mag Size:
6
RPM: 156
Body DPS:
117
Projectile Travel Speed:
18,00
Fire Modes:
Single

READ MORE: Apex Legends Tier List (Season 9): Best Characters To Use Guide

Best Apex Legends Guns by Class

Now that the nitty-gritty details are out of the way, what are the best guns to use from each class?

Time to break it down.

Assault Rifles

Apex Legends 301 Carbine
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The R-301 has always been a great gun in Apex Legends and remains the best AR in the game.

It is a dependable gun that gives players exactly what they expect out of it:

  • Consistent damage
  • High accuracy
  • Manageable recoil
  • Fully automatic
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The Carbine is a weapon that both beginners and veterans can get a lot of use out of throughout an entire match.

SMGs

Without a doubt, the Prowler is the best of the bunch here, but it s a Supply Drop weapon and not an easy one to come by.

Players cannot go wrong with a Volt, or even the R-99, both of which are solid weapons.

When it comes to SMGs, just avoid the Alternator at all costs.

LMGs

With only three guns in the class, LMGs are hard to pick from.

The Spitfire offers the most reliable option of the three, not having to worry about RPM acceleration or chewing through an entire supply of ammunition in a matter of seconds.

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Marksman

The newest class in Apex Legends, introduced in Season 9 with the Bocek Bow.

The Marksman class consists of the G7 Scout, 30-30 Repeater, Triple Take, and Bocek Bow.

Out of all of these, it is hard not to pick the Bocek Bow as the best, even with its recent damage nerf.

The 30-30 comes in at a close second, especially with the addition of the Shatter Caps option added in Season 9.

Sniper Rifles

The Kraber is hands-down one of the best weapons in the game, but like the Prowler in the SMG class, it is a Supply Drop weapon and hard to get a hand on.

The Longbow offers snipers a stable experience and the ability to fire multiple shots without having to charge up or reload.

It is less technical than the other sniper rifles, but sometimes the beauty of something lies in its simplicity.

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Shotguns

Apex Legends EVA-8 Auto
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Every shotgun is an excellent choice when it comes to close-range combat, even the Mozambique with the recent change to the gun in Season 9.

Overall, the EVA-8 comes out on top, being fully automatic and considering its excellence even when firing at the hip.

The EVA-8, along with Volt, were a common sight during the 2021 ALGS Championship matches.

Pistols

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The Wingman.

It is a powerhouse of a pistol compared to the other two in Apex Legends.

It packs a punch and can be fully kit out to carry a player through an entire match.

READ MORE: Apex Legends Arenas Tier List (Season 9): Best Characters to Use Guide