Apex Legends Season 4: Mastiff Weapon Gameplay Guide - Tips And Tricks For The BEST Shotgun
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Apex Legends Season 4: Mastiff Weapon Gameplay Guide - Tips And Tricks For The BEST Shotgun

Lloyd Coombes
6 February 2020

Apex Legends' Mastiff is just as lethal in Season 4 – but it has some drawbacks you may not have considered. Here's our guide to the shotgun.

Apex Legends Season 4 is finally here, and there’s never been a better time to brush up on your knowledge of the game’s arsenal.

While the Sentinel may have taken the majority of the attention, there’s still plenty of other weaponry with which to become the champion of World’s Edge.

One weapon, in particular, is the Mastiff - and they don’t come much more powerful that this shotgun.

Here's our guide to slaughter the opposition.

Mastiff Shotgun

Calling the Mastiff a simple shotgun does it a disservice, as this legendary-level gun is incredibly powerful.

Here are our tips on how best to wield this ridiculous weapon, how to find it, and why it can’t accept any attachments.

The Mastiff is incredibly powerful – but has its limits

Where To Find A Mastiff

You can head to all the high-tier loot locations you’d like, but the Mastiff will only be available from one source.

The Mastiff drops exclusively from airdrops, meaning you could go multiple games of Apex Legends without getting one. When you do, though, you’ll find plenty to love.


What Attachments And Ammo Does It Take?

As it’s only found in care packages, we’ve got bad news – the Mastiff simply doesn’t accept any attachments.

The other downside of the Mastiff is that while it is supplied with ammo, once it’s gone you’ll be unable to find more.

That means once you’ve blown through your four shells (and twenty in reserve), you’ll want to ditch the gun.


Mastiff Tips And Tricks

If you get your hands on the Mastiff, you’ll want to play aggressively. Its high damage means you’re unlikely to need any more than two close-range shots to put down a fully-armoured enemy.

In fact, it hits so hard that there’s no leg damage reduction. That means you can really hit an opponent anywhere and have a reasonable chance of killing them.

There are two downsides, however. For one, the obvious lack of refillable ammo means that if you’re keeping the Mastiff you’ll want to use it sparingly to avoid wasting your shells.

The other issue is that the sheer size of the gun means that the reload animation can actually affect your ability to see what’s going on ahead of you.

Thankfully, this is mitigated somewhat by a relatively speedy reload speed (at least compared to other shotguns).

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