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The R-301 Carbine, an assault rifle.

Weapons are the primary method of dealing damage in Apex Legends. Legends do not drop with any weapons and must pick them from the ground, though there are certain game modes that allow pre-determined loadouts. A Legend can carry up to two guns at a time.

Types of weapons[edit | edit source]

Normal weapons[edit | edit source]

Normal weapons include ARs, SMGs, LMGs, shotguns, snipers, and pistols. They can be upgraded with attachments. Despite all being Common rarity, there is great disparity in their strength and spawn rates. For example, the Mozambique Shotgun is abundant but weak, while the Mastiff Shotgun is much more powerful but harder to find.

Fully kitted weapons[edit | edit source]

Main article: Fully kitted weapons

Fully kitted weapons are Legendary versions of Common weapons that are equipped with the highest quality of all their attachments. The attachments cannot be removed, except for the optic.

Supply drop weapons[edit | edit source]

Supply drop weapons are Heirloom rarity weapons that can only be found in neutral Care Packages. They have limited ammo that cannot be replenished and come with their own scope that can be replaced (except for the Kraber .50-Cal Sniper whose scope is fixed to a 6x-10x Sniper Scope).

Other weapons[edit | edit source]

  • Throwable weapons: Grenades are throwable weapons. Unlike guns, they take up the item slots in the inventory, and are also classified as consumables.
  • Melee weapons: Legends do not possess a melee weapon by default, as they just use their fists. However, by obtaining a Legend's Heirloom Set, players can equip that Legend's personalized melee weapon skin. Melee weapons are purely cosmetic and do not impact gameplay.

List of weapons[edit | edit source]

Assault rifles[edit | edit source]

Sub machine guns[edit | edit source]

"Sub machine gun" is an incorrect spelling of "submachine gun". "Sub" is a prefix and therefore should be part of the word (e.g. "submarine"). This wiki is intentionally using the incorrect spelling because that is how SMG is being spelled in the game.

Light machine guns[edit | edit source]

Sniper rifles[edit | edit source]

Shotguns[edit | edit source]

Pistols[edit | edit source]

Stats[edit | edit source]

Icon Weapon Class Ammo Body damage Head damage Legs damage Base mag size Base mag damage capacity Body DPS Head DPS RPM Firemodes
Havoc Icon.png
HAVOC Rifle Assault rifle Energy Ammo.svg Energy 18 36 14 24 432 202 403 672 Auto Icon.svg Auto
Flatline Icon.png
VK-47 Flatline Assault rifle Heavy Rounds.svg Heavy 19
Anvil Receiver.svg 43
38
Anvil Receiver.svg 86
14
Anvil Receiver.svg 39
20 380
Anvil Receiver.svg 430
190
57
Anvil Receiver.svg 129
380
N/A
Anvil Receiver.svg 258
600
N/A
Anvil Receiver.svg 180
Auto Icon.svg Auto
Single-fire Icon.svg Single
Single-fire Icon.svg Single (2)
G7 Scout Icon.png
G7 Scout Assault rifle Light Rounds.svg Light 34 60 26 10 340 136 238 240 Single-fire Icon.svg Single
Hemlok Icon.png
Hemlok Burst AR Assault rifle Heavy Rounds.svg Heavy 20 35 15 18 360 214.29
128
375 643
384
Burst Icon.svg Burst (3)
Single-fire Icon.svg Single
R-301 Icon.png
R-301 Carbine Assault rifle Light Rounds.svg Light 14
Anvil Receiver.svg 35
28
Anvil Receiver.svg 70
11
Anvil Receiver.svg 32
18 252
Anvil Receiver.svg 315
189
57
Anvil Receiver.svg 123
378
N/A
Anvil Receiver.svg 245
810
N/A
Anvil Receiver.svg 210
Auto Icon.svg Auto
Single-fire Icon.svg Single
Single-fire Icon.svg Single (2)
30-30 Repeater Icon.png
30-30 Repeater Assault rifle Heavy Rounds.svg Heavy 42-57 74-100 32-43 6 252-342 98 173 140 Single-fire Icon.svg Single
Alternator Icon.png
Alternator SMG SMG Light Rounds.svg Light 16 24 13 19 304 160 240 600 Auto Icon.svg Auto
Prowler Icon.png
Prowler Burst PDW SMG Supply Drop Heavy Rounds.svg Heavy 15 23 12 35 525 200 307 670 ±30
1260
795
Burst Icon.svg Burst (5)
Auto Icon.svg Auto
R-99 Icon.png
R-99 SMG SMG Light Rounds.svg Light 11 17 9 20 220 198 297 1080 Auto Icon.svg Auto
Volt Icon.png
Volt SMG SMG Energy Ammo.svg Energy 15 23 12 19 285 180 270 720 Auto Icon.svg Auto
Devotion Icon.png
Devotion LMG LMG Energy Ammo.svg Energy 16 32 12 36
Modded Loader 41
576
Modded Loader 656
80~240 160~480 300~900 in 1.75s Auto Icon.svg Auto
Spitfire Icon.png
M600 Spitfire LMG Heavy Rounds.svg Heavy 19 38 14 35
Modded Loader 40
665
Modded Loader 760
171 342 540 Auto Icon.svg Auto
L-Star Icon.png
L-STAR EMG LMG Energy Ammo.svg Energy 18 36 14
22
Modded Loader 26
396
Modded Loader 468
180 360 600 Auto Icon.svg Auto
Charge Rifle Icon.png
Charge Rifle Sniper Sniper Ammo.svg Sniper 90 116 90 8 360 45 56 30 Single-fire Icon.svg Single (2)
Longbow Icon.png
Longbow DMR Sniper Sniper Ammo.svg Sniper 55 110
Skullpiercer Rifling.svg 138
44 6 330 71.5 128
Skullpiercer Rifling.svg 179
78 Single-fire Icon.svg Single
Kraber Icon.png
Kraber .50-Cal Sniper Sniper Supply Drop Sniper Ammo.svg Sniper 145 435 116 4 580 87 261 36 Single-fire Icon.svg Single
Sentinel Icon.png
Sentinel Sniper Sniper Ammo.svg Sniper 70
Amped 88
140
Amped 176
63
Amped 79
4 280
Amped 352
43.75
Amped 55
87.5
Amped 110
‭37.5 Single-fire Icon.svg Single
Triple Take Icon.png
Triple Take Sniper Sniper Ammo.svg Sniper 69 138 63 6 414 101.2 202.4 88 Single-fire Icon.svg Single
Eva-8 Icon.png
EVA-8 Auto Shotgun Shotgun Shells.svg Shotgun 63 99 54 8 504 118.65 ±1 --13.2 N/A 126 Auto Icon.svg Auto
Mastiff Icon.png
Mastiff Shotgun Shotgun Shotgun Shells.svg Shotgun 88 112 88 6 528 88 205 66 Single-fire Icon.svg Single
Mozambique Icon.png
Mozambique Shotgun Shotgun Shotgun Shells.svg Shotgun 45
Hammerpoint Rounds.svg 102
69
Hammerpoint Rounds.svg 153
42
Hammerpoint Rounds.svg 93
4 180 33~99 51~152 132 Auto Icon.svg Auto
Peacekeeper Icon.png
Peacekeeper Shotgun Supply Drop Shotgun Shells.svg Shotgun 110 143 88 5 550 88 132 48 Single-fire Icon.svg Single
Re-45 Icon.png
RE-45 Auto Pistol Light Rounds.svg Light 12 18 11 16 192 156 234 780 Auto Icon.svg Auto
P2020 Icon.png
P2020 Pistol Light Rounds.svg Light 15
Hammerpoint Rounds.svg 35
20
Hammerpoint Rounds.svg 53
12
Hammerpoint Rounds.svg 32
12 180 127.5 170 510 Single-fire Icon.svg Single
Wingman Icon.png
Wingman Pistol Heavy Rounds.svg Heavy 45 90
Skullpiercer Rifling.svg 101
41 6 270 112.5 225
Skullpiercer Rifling.svg 252
150 Single-fire Icon.svg Single

Weapon statistics[edit | edit source]

Weapons have different statistics, and some of them can be altered by equipping attachments.

Ammo
Main article: Ammo

Each weapon has its ammo type which indicates which type of ammo it accepts. There are five types: Light Rounds.svg Light Rounds, Heavy Rounds.svg Heavy Rounds, Energy Ammo.svg Energy Ammo, Shotgun Shells.svg Shotgun Shells, and Sniper Ammo.svg Sniper Ammo. Each ammo type has a different chance of spawning with some being rarer than the others, and they usually spawn beside a weapon of the same type.

Bullet drop

Most weapons in the game fire projectiles that drop over time. Weapons that use Heavy Rounds.svg Heavy Rounds tend to have a more pronounced drop; weapons that use Energy Ammo.svg Energy Ammo are the least affected by bullet drop. Hitscan weapons do not have bullet drop; they have damage falloff instead.

Bullet slow

Weapons inflict a 10% slow upon their targets for 0.25 seconds, and this can only happen once every 3 seconds. This does not apply to Legends with Fortified.svg Fortified.

Choke

The reduction of a weapon's spread while aiming down sights. Not all weapons have a choke feature. The Triple Take and Peacekeeper are unique in that their choke builds over time, and they can turn choke off.

Damage falloff

Hitscan weapons (weapons that hit their target instantly, currently only the Charge Rifle) have damage falloff in which, after a set distance, the damage is reduced the further away the target is.

Firing modes

These are the different ways a gun can shoot. Some weapons have two modes that can be switched:

  • Auto Icon.svg Auto - the gun fires continuously as long as the trigger is held;
  • Single-fire Icon.svg Single - the gun fires once per trigger pull;
  • Burst Icon.svg Burst - the gun fires multiple times per trigger pull.
Handling

How fast the weapon can be taken out and put away. Heavier guns (e.g. LMGs) are slower than lighter guns (e.g. pistols). It can be improved with a Standard Stock.svg Standard Stock or a Sniper Stock.svg Sniper Stock, or the Quickdraw Holster.svg Quickdraw Holster Hop-Up.

Head and leg shot multipliers

Weapons have headshot and leg shot multipliers that increase or decrease the damage dealt, respectively. If the result is a fraction, it rounds to the nearest whole number.

  • Head: Headshots increase the damage dealt. Helmet.svg Helmets can lower the damage taken.
  • Legs: Leg shots lower the damage dealt. This does not apply for Legends with Low Profile.png Low Profile.
Magazine size

A weapon's ammo capacity. It can be increased using extended mag attachments, but the attachment is different for each ammo type.

Movement penalty

All guns slow players down equally (by 13.333%), no matter the type of weapon.

Weapons further reduce movement speed while aiming down sights, with the amount depending on the weapon. Snipers, at 65%, have the greatest ADS movement penalty.

Muzzle flash

The minor blinding effect the shooter receives while firing a weapon. It can be reduced with a Barrel Stabilizer lvl4.svg Barrel Stabilizer which is equipped only on certain fully kitted weapons, as the attachment itself can no longer spawn since Season 8.svg Season 8.

Recoil

The amount of physical recoil per shot that should be compensated for. It can be reduced with a Barrel Stabilizer.svg Barrel Stabilizer.

Rate of fire

How fast a gun can shoot. For shotguns, it can be modified with a Shotgun Bolt.svg Shotgun Bolt.

Spread

The bullet deviation of a weapon when firing from the hip, indicated loosely by the size of the crosshair. The Quickdraw Holster.svg Quickdraw Holster Hop-Up can reduce hip-fire spread. The Peacekeeper and Triple Take have integrated chokes that reduce spread incrementally over time when aiming down sights.

Weapon sway

The sway of a weapon while idling. It can be modified with a Standard Stock.svg Standard Stock or a Sniper Stock.svg Sniper Stock.

RPM acceleration

The Devotion LMG features a special mechanic which causes its rate of fire to start slow and accelerate to full speed over a short period. It can be sped up with a Turbocharger.svg Turbocharger.

Wind-up

The HAVOC Rifle features a special mechanic, the weapon goes through a short wind-up period before it begins firing. It can be removed with a Turbocharger.svg Turbocharger.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]