Apex Legends Weapon Tier List March 2021

Apex Legends Weapon Tier List March 2021
Apex Legends Weapon Tier List March 2021 / Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment | Electronic Arts

The dust has settled on Season 8 of Apex Legends, allowing us to create our Apex Legends Weapon Tier List for March 2021. Dynamic changes in both popular Legends and Kings Canyon have slightly impacted which weapons players are choosing.

While nothing too drastic has changed from February to March, there are some key shifts in tier rankings that we feel are important for anyone new-to-veteran to understand. With Apex Legends coming to the Nintendo Switch March 9, any new player will want to read through this tier list before they leave the dropship.

Apex Legends Weapon Tier List March 2021

1. S-Tier - "Dibs"

  • Mastiff
  • Kraber
  • Devotion
  • Hemlock

Barring any unforeseen changes to these weapons, the Mastiff, Kraber, and Devotion will always be S-Tier weapons. The Devotion and Mastiff have a fast time to kill without any attachments, and a headshot with a Kraber is an instant down.

The Hemlock is probably better categorized as an "adopted" S-Tier weapon. While it won't necessarily outplay the other weapons in this category, its three-round-burst mechanic is quick and accurate. Even at full evo-shields it only takes 12 rounds for one player to down another, and that is without any headshots.

2. A-Tier - The Veterans

  • Alternator
  • R-301
  • VK-47 Flatline
  • Volt
  • Peacekeeper
  • R-99
  • Prowler
  • Wingman

All of the weapons in A-Tier are the bread and butter of Apex. It's really hard to say that any one of these weapons is better than another because they all have a fairly simple usage. They are versatile, meaning they're effective up close and at some range.

The defining characteristic of these A-Tier weapons is that they are all consistent. On top of that, they all pair well with one another and can boost the effectiveness of the weapons in B-Tier. Players comfortable with pushing, rotating, and their own accuracy will always have an A-Tier weapon in their arsenal because they're all well-rounded choices.

3. B-Tier - For Beginners

  • G7 Scout
  • Sentinel
  • Longbow
  • Spitfire
  • 30-30 Repeater
  • Havoc
  • Triple Take
  • Charge Rifle

These weapons are not particularly poor choices, but as skilled players get into a higher ranks we tend to see less of these weapons being used. They are still stable weapons and for anyone new to Apex Legends or not comfortable pushing these weapons are probably the better choices to start off with.

As previously mentioned, pairing these weapons with an A-Tier weapon can determine the overall effectiveness of your two-weapon loadout. For example, choosing the G7 Scout or Spitfire will allow you to put some continuous damage down at range, and having an R-99 or Volt in your back pocket will give you a better option to counter those who push you.

4. C-Tier - Attachments Required

  • Eva-8 Auto
  • L-Star
  • RE-45
  • Mozambique

Not much can be said about these C-Tier weapons. At best, they all need at least one attachment to be a major threat post-initial-drop combat. The RE-45 burns through ammo quickly without a magazine attachment, the Eva-8 struggles without a shotgun bolt to increase its fire rate, and the L-Star has awful iron sights.

The Mozambique is the meme of Apex Legends, and at one time was the worst weapon in the game. Overtime, Respawn has given this weapon the love it needed. Adding the fourth shell to the Mozambique instantly improved its quality of use, and with a shotgun bolt and Hammerpoint Rounds it destroys anyone with broken shields.

Flaws aside, these weapons are only C-Tier because of their difficulty to use. Seasoned players of Apex may disagree with these C-Tier choices, but for the new-to-average player it's best to stay away from using these weapons if others are available.

5. D-Tier - P2020

  • P2020

Similar to the weapons of C-Tier, the P2020 needs some attachments to be a threat. Like the Mozambique, this weapon has the functionality to be a deadly sidearm with Hammerpoint Rounds, but without the attachment, it fails to dish out any serious damage.

Admittedly, it does do more damage than the RE-45, but the fire rate isn't there to justify the increase. The P2020 has one use - Hammerpoint Round finishers after shields are broken.