With Apex Legends being a highly competitive Battle Royale, your choice of weapon determines your chances for success. While some may claim that it’s only shooting skills that matter, avid players know the truth: the right set of guns facilitates the victory.
If you want to climb high in ranked Season 8, you need to know what valuable weapons the changed meta offers that might not exist in the previous series. We made up a tier list of the best guns that will help champions rock the ranked S8.
A light assault rifle opens our tier-list as the player’s favorite gun in Apex Legends. Why so? Probably, because it’s the manifestation of convenience and accuracy due to a low recoil. Besides, it boasts a high DPS and fire rate, making it among the most performing gear in the game.
The mid-range R-301 can be considered literally flawless once heroes find an extended mag. It allows you to increase the capacity from 18 up to 28, which is enough to deal with enemies. The simplicity in usage, driven by outstanding accuracy, allows you to easily shoot the foes.
Good old Devotion is still a good choice of weapon in Season 8 only with Turbocharger. Without Turbocharger, you need to fire continuously to reach a fast fire rate.
While Devotion offers the greatest damage per second once it’s ramped up, players struggle to control it. High recoil can be curbed with Barrel Stabilizer. However, you still will have to get used to slow reload speed. That’s why a reliable extra weapon in a player’s arsenal is a must.
Eva-8 is a full-auto shotgun that fires 9 pellets. While the gun lacks close-quarters bite, unlike its analogs (Mastiff or Peacekeeper), the full-auto feature compensates significantly. Moreover, EVA-8 boasts a high rate of fire, making it a reliable choice if you are to knock down several enemies right in front of you. As with any shotgun, it requires quite some time to reload.
This full-auto SMG is an energy-based gun that deserves its place on the tier list. Volt has several advantages over other SMGs: it boasts high DPS potential, quick reload times, high damage per shot, and pretty low recoil. However, you will have to pay with tons of energy to let this not-so-little baby save your life.
The problem is aggravated without an extended energy mag. Once attached, Apex legends champions won’t need to rely on a second weapon as much. As for the other disadvantages, many complain about the unreliable hip fire. However, Barrel Stabilizer may partially help.
Another assault rifle in our tier list is nothing like the mentioned R-301 Carbine. Two major differences are high recoil and semi-auto nature. While high recoil can’t be addressed with any Barrel attachment and becomes a pain for anyone, you can make your gun perform better with the Anvil Receiver Hop-Up. It boosts the fire damage by using two ammo per shot. However, the gun switches to a single firing mode. All in all, if heroes manage to curb the recoil and practice a lot, VK-47 Flatline can become the right gun in Apex Legends to slaughter foes at short and mid-range.
The advantages of this auto SMG that make it so popular among Apex Legends players are numerous. High damage per second, incredibly fast firing rate, the highest RPM, and second-highest magazine capacity (among SMGs), as well as a fast movement when aiming down sights, are the triggers of fame.
Indeed, you can consider it’s the strongest gun once you equip it with Light Mag and Barrel Stabilizer. Even a fully-armored opponent can’t survive the battle against R-99 if your shots are precise enough. The weapon is best used during late-game.
M600 Spitfire is an LMG that can save your life in Apex Legends multiple times. Its ultimate power is high damage. Even if your opponent is equipped with red armor, you will need about 15 shots to take him down. Provided you have a purple Extended Mag; you will still have about 40 rounds left to deal with other foes.
While M600 Spitfire deserves its place in our tier list, the weapon requires some attachments for comfortable play. In particular, you should look for Standard Stock to reduce switch speed time and Barrel Stabilizer for recoil.
Last, but not least, the weapon in our tier list is Wingman. A high-power revolver doesn’t have range dropoff on a headshot multiplier. The wingman can become a strong second gun if you meet several conditions. Besides having a good aim and shooting skills, you need to look for the following attachments:
- Skullpiercer Rifling (Hop-Up) to increase headshot damage
- Quickdraw Holster to reduce swap time, hip-fire spread, and ADS time.
Once you equip your hand cannon, you can use it to deal with enemies in short, mid, and even longer ranges.
The choice of a weapon in Apex Legends shouldn’t be based on intuition or personal preferences. To succeed in ranked Season 8, you need to know the full specs of weapons. This way, you can easily adapt to any situation by switching gear fast. Analyze the environment, look aside, and find what gun is the best under the current scenario.
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