Top 10 BEST Guns in Apex Legends
This guide, updated for season 3, lists my top 10 BEST guns to use in Apex Legends! I tried to consider all things when making this list, such as recoil control, fire rate, reliance on attachments, damage, bullet spread and more! Below you can find the top 10 list and a quick writeup on each weapon, but for a more in depth look, check out the video above!
1. G7 Scout
The G7 Scout is currently the best gun in Apex Legends in my opinion. It deals a ton of damage, has an incredibly quick fire rate with the double tap, has really good range since it’s classified as a sniper rifle and it has extremely respectable hipfire accuracy. Overall, the gun doesnt have any major drawbacks at the moment and is favored by a ton of players, and that’s why it rounds out our list as the best gun!
The R99 is a close second to the G7 scout. This SMG is an absolute bullet hose, melting opponents with its incredibly fast rate of fire and solid damage. This gun definitely requires the user to keep a lot of ammo in their bag since this gun burns through it, and without an extended mag, it will require you to hit nearly shot to take an opponent out. This gun also has a wild kick too, but with proper recoil control and good aim, the R99 is one of the best guns in the game for taking opponents down fast.
The Peacekeper is a close range powerhouse, sporting some of the best burst damage in the game at close range. If you add the hop up to this gun, you can extend the range of the crazy burst damage if you aim down the sight for a short period of time. The only drawback is if you miss your shot, you do need to rechamber a round which leaves you vulnerable, but with proper LOS utilization and good accuracy, this gun is one of your best options for close range combat and is always a gun I try and grab.
The R-301 is the assault rifle version of the R99. It has good range, a solid rate of fire, very low recoil and decent damage. The gun is just a solid all around assault rifle, and is my favorite gun in that category!
The Havoc requires the turbocharger to get the full benefit of the gun, but once you have that this is one of your best options for an assault rifle. Although the kick on this gun is pretty high, it’s relatively easy to control since you need to just drag your mouse straight down. Couple that with a great rate of fire, good damage and nearly no bullet drop, this is a great choice as one of your weapons in a game of Apex Legends!
The Hemlock bring together what the flatline and the prowler have to offer. This is a good damage, highly accurate assault rifle thats makes a good early/mid-game choice for a game of Apex Legends. In my opinion as the game drags on to late game, burst-damage weapons and fully automatic weapons will take over in terms of power, making the 3-shot-burst fire-rate of the Hemlock fall off a bit in terms of effectiveness.
The Flatline was my first favorite gun in Apex Legends and is still my favorite heavy ammo assault rifle. The automatic rate of fire and damage make this gun an incredibly solid choice for an assault rifle. The main drawback is the fact that the fire rate isnt the best, and it has a bit of a serpentine recoil pattern, which can make it a bit more difficult to control than other weapons, especially coupled with the fact that it doesnt have a barrel stabilizer as an attachment option.
Similarly to the Wingman, the Prowler relies on an attachment – specifically the select-fire hop-up – for its full capability, but once you get it it makes the Prowler incredibly strong. In my opinion, a prowler with select-fire on full auto is nearly as good as an R99 (not quite but it’s really strong), but the reason the prowler stays lower on our list is because without that hop-up, it’s just essentially a Hemlock with worse range.
The Wingman is a mid-range beast and is the only pistol to make the top 10 list. The gun has really good damage and an decent rate of fire, but is very reliant on an extended magazine for success. Without it, you’ll need to hit nearly every shot (which can be a challenge) to take down your opponents. With the magazine, and this is one of the stronger burst weapons in the game and while even after a few nerfs it’s still one of the strongest guns to pick up!
The Longbow used to be one of the best guns in the game, but now it’s just a solid sniper rifle. It doesn’t have any major stand out qualities that would put it higher on the list, but it’s good damage and solid rate of fire still make it one of the stronger sniper rifle choices in the game and is why it makes our top 10 list.