Apex Legends

Apex Legends Season 9 Arena Mode Weapon Tier List

Apex Legends' Arena mode was added in Season 9 and it's easily their best addition to Apex Legends since the game's inception.
Apex Legends' Arena mode was added in Season 9 and it's easily their best addition to Apex Legends since the game's inception. / Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legends' Arena mode was added in Season 9 and it's easily their best addition to Apex Legends since the game's inception. Arena mode is a brand new game mode that pits two teams against each other in a deathmatch type game.

The basics are simple: two squads of three players each will go head-to-head in multiple rounds of combat. The first team to win three rounds by at least two points wins the match.

Each round starts out giving players an opportunity to change their gear using "materials" either earned via victory or scavenged on the battlefield. And I mean they can buy everything, weapons attachments, grenades, and even character abilities.

Since the game has been out for a few weeks now, players have a better idea of what works in this game mode.

Apex Legends Arena Mode Weapon Tier List

S Tier

  • Bocek Bow
  • Havoc
  • Kraber
  • R-301 Carbine
  • R-99
  • Sentinel
  • Triple Take

The name of the game is poke and accuracy. The R-301 and R-99 is just too powerful for that close to medium range engagements, and the bow and snipers can keep payers pinned downed or use their heals.

  • EVA-8
  • Spitfire
  • Prowler
  • Flatline
  • Peacekeeper
  • Mastiff
  • Volt
  • Wingman

The problem with arenas is you need to be flexible. If teams are aggro-heavy and rush battles, you may want to drop the snipers for shotguns. And weapons that dominate close-range like the Flatline and Spitfire.

  • G7 Scout
  • Charge Rifle
  • Devotion
  • Hemlok
  • Longbow
  • L-Star
  • RE-45

These can find a home especially if you can only afford these, but there are better guns for every situation.

  • 30-30 Repeater
  • Alternator
  • Mozambique
  • P2020

Yeah, try not to use these.