Apex Legends

Apex Legends Season 12 Weapon Tier List

DBLTAP's weapon tier list for Apex Legends, updated for Season 12 Defiance.
DBLTAP's weapon tier list for Apex Legends, updated for Season 12 Defiance. / Image courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

Our Apex Legends weapon tier list is here for those looking to keep up to date on the best guns to pick up in Season 12.

As the meta currently stands, there remains a wide range of weapons to dominate with in Apex Legends, as usual. However, that's not to say that Respawn Entertainment didn't switch things up a bit with their latest patch. Here's a breakdown of the best weapons to use in Apex Legends: Defiance.

Apex Legends Season 12 Weapon Tier List

S Tier

  • Kraber .50-Cal Sniper
  • Volt SMG
  • G7 Scout
  • M600 Spitfire
  • R-301 Carbine
  • VK-47 Flatline
  • R-99 SMG

Kicking off the list, the Kraber .50-Cal Sniper, M600 Spitfire, Volt SMG and G7 Scout all get a free pass to the S Tier being that they make up this season's Supply Drop rotation. Joining the elusive ranks of them, however, are the R-301 Carbine, VK-47 Flatline and R-99 SMG as remain as pick-up-and-play as ever in Defiance.

A Tier

  • Wingman
  • Rampage LMG
  • C.A.R. SMG
  • Peacekeeper
  • RE-45 Auto
  • Alternator SMG
  • Triple Take
  • Prowler Burst PDW

These eight weapons are those that could easily be considered S Tier to some, but most likely will take some time and actual skill to be good with. The Rampage LMG remains a great option for support-role players, while each of the other options here also cater towards a certain play style as well. Perhaps the biggest winner of the Season 12 update, theRE-45 Auto-Hammerpoint Rounds Hop-Up combo is a devastating secondary option.

B Tier

  • Longbow DMR
  • Sentinel
  • L-STAR EMG
  • Hemlok Burst AR
  • Mastiff Shotgun
  • Mozambique Shotgun

In B Tier are weapons that fare better than average and give you that sense of feeling solid and ready to go after looting for some time. While they can be used to finish games, however, there are likely better guns out there for you to depend on. For those willing to give it a shot, the Mozambique is actually pretty good, especially if you can find the Hammerpoint Rounds Hop-Up for it.

C Tier

  • Devotion
  • HAVOC Rifle
  • EVA-8 Auto
  • Charge Rifle

In the grand scheme of things, these five weapons aren't that actually that bad. You can indeed win fights with them if you play your cards right. However, it's probably best to go other routes in your matches than using these.

D Tier

  • Bocek Bow
  • 30-30 Repeater
  • P2020

Lastly, in D Tier are three weapons that might be good right off of the drop and in the early game, but can confidently be swapped out as the match goes on.