Apex Legends EVA-8 Auto: Damage stats, attachments, and skins


Apex Legends Factory Issue EVA-8 Shotgun Skin
October 2, 2023: Season 18 is well underway and we've got everything you need to know about the EVA-8 Auto in our guide.

The Apex Legends EVA-8 Auto shotgun is a strong option if you're after some close-range firepower during casual and ranked Apex Legends matches over the course of Season 18.

Armed with a fully-automatic firing mechanism, it fires its eight pellets in a figure of eight meaning it deals huge damage to various parts of the body with a single shot. Although it doesn't have the ability to take an enemy down with one bullet, it's still strong for dealing damage and breaking armour.

But, before we take a closer look at what the EVA-8 Auto has to offer, take a look at our guide containing all the intel on Ballistic and our Apex Legends tier list highlighting the best Legends to use for the remainder of Season 18.

Apex Legends EVA-8 Auto information

Here is the basic information that you need to know about the EVA-8 before dropping into the action:

  • Weapon Type: Shotgun
  • Firing Modes: Auto
  • Ammo Type: Shotgun Shells
  • Magazine Size: 8
  • Range: Close
  • Tac Reload Time: 2.75s
  • Full Reload Time: 3.0s
  • Rate of Fire: 138 RPM
  • DPS: 134

Apex Legends EVA-8 Auto damage stats

In the table below, you'll find the damage stats for the EVA-8. Do note these are just the basic damage stats and do not reflect stats for Fortified Legends (Caustic, Gibraltar)where damage stats are typically reduced by 15%.

Target
Damage
Shots To Kill: 100HP
150HP
175HP
200HP
225HP
Head
72
2
2
3
3
4
Level 1 Helmet
64
2
3
3
4
4
Level 2 Helmet
64
2
3
3
4
4
Level 3/4 Helmet
64
2
3
3
4
4
Body
56
2
3
4
4
5
Leg
56
3
4
4
5
5

Apex Legends EVA-8 Auto attachments

The EVA-8 is a shotgun, meaning it uses shotgun shells which it fires in the shape of a number “8” – hence the name. You can get a shotgun bolt to increase the fire rate alongside a range of optics including Holo, HCOG, Variable Holo, and the Legendary Digital Threat scope.

Sights

  • 1x Holo (Common)
  • 1x Holo Classic (Common)
  • 1x-2x Variable Holo (Rare)
  • 2x HCOG Bruiser (Rare)
  • 1x Digital Threat (Legendary)

Others

  • Shotgun Bolt
Apex Legends The Firebreather Legendary EVA-8 Skin
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Apex Legends EVA-8 Auto skins

At the time of writing, there are a total of 75 weapon skins available for the EVA-8 Auto. This includes 16 Legendary, 11 Epic, 31 Rare, and 16 Common. The prices of the skins range from 30 Crafting Metals (Common) to 1,200 Crafting Metals (Legendary).

Apex Legends EVA-8 Auto review

The EVA-8’s viability stems from the sheer rate at which the gun unloads, with the shotgun bolt making it an incredibly fast-firing weapon. The trouble, therefore, is the amount of ammo it holds. It can hold only eight shells in its non-expandable magazine.

With that in mind, keep the EVA-8 stocked up. It's good at picking off enemies one by one in close-range firefights. All you need to do is make sure you find cover when you need to reload between kills.

The EVA-8 Auto is one of the common Shotguns that you can find in Apex Legends, and it can be a great one to pair with a powerful SMG for a lethal close-quarters combination.

There you have it, that's all there is to know about the Apex Legends EVA-8 Auto shotgun. For more Apex intel, take a look at our Apex Legends weapon tier list showcasing the strongest guns to use in Season 18.

Updated by Jon Nicholson.

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