Apex Legends RE-45 Pistol: Damage Stats, How To Use Like A Pro, Skins And More

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Pistols are one of the most slept upon weapon classes in Apex Legends, but is there just cause for such a belief?

With Season 11 of Apex Legends now live, and this years Christmas event now underway, could the RE-45 Pistol be the secret weapon to your success?

On this page we're going to tell you everything you need to know about the RE-45 Pistol. This fully-automatic pistol is one of three pistols available within the Apex Legends title, but how does it fare against the P2020 and the Wingman?

RE-45 Basic Information

Here is the basic information that you need to know about the RE-45 Pistol:

  • Weapon Type: Pistol
  • Firing Modes: Auto
  • Ammo Type: Light Rounds
  • Magazine Size: 16 / 19 / 22 / 25
  • Range: Close
  • Tac Reload time: 1.5s
  • Full Reload time: 1.95s
  • Rate of Fire: 780 RPM
  • Projectile Speed: 19,500 UPS

RE-45 Damage Stats

How much damage does a RE-45 Pistol do in Apex? That's what you really need to know. Just below you'll find the damage stats for the RE-45. 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
Level 1 Helmet1769111214
Level 2 Helmet16710111315
Level 3/4 Helmet15710121415

RE-45 Attachments

There are a range of different attachments available for the RE-45 Pistol, including five sights, a Barrel Stabilizer and an Extended Mag.


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


  • Barrel Stabiliser
  • Extended Light Mag

RE-45 Skins

At the time of writing, there is a total of 66 weapon skins for the RE-45 Pistol in Apex Legends. This includes 12 Legendary, 9 Epic, 29 Rare and 16 Common skins.

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The price of the skins range from 30 CM (Common) to 1,200 CM (Legendary).

RE-45 Review - Is It Good?

The RE-45 is one of three pistols available in Apex Legends, and in our opinion it trumps the P2020 Pistol to be declared the best light ammo pistol available in Apex Legends.

It's not a gun that you will choose to use in the later rounds of Arenas, but it is an adequate weapon when low on crafting materials or when desperate in the early stages of a Trios match.

It's not a gun that many will choose to use, and understandably so, but the quick fire rate means it's useable at best.