Pistols aren't considered to be the top-tier weapons in Apex Legends, but there is one that's defied all opinions and it has become a fan favourite. The RE-45 is an automatic pistol, meaning that all you need to do is hold the trigger down and aim it at your enemies.
The RE-45 has been a part of Apex Legends for quite a long time, but it has only really gained popularity in recent seasons. This is mainly down to the introduction of Arena's Mode. This 3vs3 PvP mode is where the automatic pistol really shines. Its fast fire rate combined with its variety of attachments makes it truly dangerous.
In this guide, we're going to show you the damage stats, attachments, and skins for the RE-45.
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 Helmet||17||6||9||11||12||14|
|Level 2 Helmet||16||7||10||11||13||15|
|Level 3/4 Helmet||15||7||10||12||14||15|
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
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. The prices of the skins range from 30 Crafting Metals (Common) to 1,200 Crafting Metals (Legendary).
- Earn Currency: Learn how to get Crafting Metals.
RE-45 Review - Is It Good?
The RE-45 is one of three pistols available in Apex Legends, in our opinion, it's the best Pistol currently in the game. It's not a gun that you will choose to use in the later rounds of Arenas, but it's brilliant for gaining that first win in the first or second round. Also, it's perfect as a secondary weapon in Battle Royale (if you can get the right attachments). We do recommend pairing it with an Assault Rifle or SMG to create a truly devastating pairing.
If you want to look at the other Pistols in Apex Legends, then check out our guides on the Wingman or the P2020. Also, there is a Shotgun that was formerly classed as a Pistol, and it still has similar properties to one. Take a look at our guide for the Mozambique Shotgun to learn more.