Apex Legends

Apex Legends Weapon Tier List April 2021

Lifeline's kit is perfect for a marksman rifle, as she should be the Legend providing some ranged support
Lifeline's kit is perfect for a marksman rifle, as she should be the Legend providing some ranged support | Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment | Electronic Arts

As we head into this next month, our Apex Legends Weapon Tier List for April 2021 sees a lot of changes. Several weapons jumped up tiers, while the Mastiff sees a demotion after the nerf implemented with the Chaos Theory patch.

Apex Legends Weapon Tier List April 2021

1. S-Tier

Apex Legends Weapon Tier List April 2021
Kraber | Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment
  • Kraber
  • Peacekeeper
  • Devotion
  • Wingman
  • Prowler
  • R-99
  • Hemlock

While the old guard remains tried and true, several weapons jump to this Tier. The Wingman is a bit more forgiving now that it has been returned to the default six-round starting mag, and even though the Hemlock saw a hip-fire nerf it is by no means weaker than it was before. The Prowler, the R-99, and the Peacekeeper all make their way back to S-Tier once more, as each weapon has proven to have higher consistency in damage numbers and control over most weapons. Consistent shots beat bots.

2. A-Tier

Apex Legends Weapon Tier List April 2021
Mastiff | Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment
  • Mastiff
  • R-301
  • Volt
  • Alternator
  • EVA-8 Auto
  • VK-Flatline
  • Havoc

Just barely being outplayed in either fire rate, control, or damage out put, the A-Tier weapons of Apex Legends have an interesting fit because, at their best, they act like a pseudo S-Tier weapons. The major changes to this list from our last one is that the EVA-8 and Mastiff have both made their way to A-Tier. The Mastiff's nerf from the Chaos Theory patch didn't tear it down too badly, but it's not what it once was.

Perhaps in the past, the EVA-8 has been treated unfairly. Other than its high dependency on attachments the weapon, as a shotgun, has no real downsides. An Epic level Shotgun Bolt on the EVA-8 will drastically increase its fire rate, offering a little more forgiveness for its tricky recoil pattern.

The Havoc has jumped from B-Tier to A-Tier, and it seems to have had an unconfirmed silent buff. There's nothing to back this up with substance, but recent gameplay would have us believe that its recoil pattern has been made slightly easier to control.

3. B-Tier

Apex Legends Weapon Tier List April 2021
L-Star | Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment
  • G7 Scout
  • Sentinel
  • Longbow
  • Spitfire
  • 30-30 Repeater
  • Triple Take
  • L-Star

Other than the L-Star jumping from C to B-Tier, nothing changes too much on this list. The B-Tier weapons of Apex tend to have this weird place in the game where, because of their purpose, a buff or a nerf could make or break them. For example, if it weren't for the L-Star's design to have an overheated chamber it would probably bumped to A-Tier.

Likewise, when the recent Spitfire damage buff occurred the reload speeds for both partial and empty magazines were also increased. These weapons seem to have a give-and-take relationship with the developers.

4. C-Tier

Apex Legends Weapon Tier List April 2021
RE-45 | Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment
  • RE-45
  • Mozambique
  • Charge Rifle

The RE-45 and Mozambique placements should not come as a surprise, as the weapons haven't been touched for a short while now. The Charge Rifle drops down to C-Tier because of its weird fire pattern.

Sure, the Charge Rifle is hit scan and can do some pretty devastating damage when all parts of the shots hit the target. Unfortunately, as the gun is actively charging it gives away position. No sniper likes to have to anticipate where the enemy is going to be after you hit them with small damage.

5. D-Tier

Apex Legends Weapon Tier List April 2021
P2020 | Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment
  • P2020

Hammerpoint Rounds or bust. That's really all this weapon is for.