Apex Legends

Apex Legends Weapon Tier List May 2021

Apex Legends Season 9 had a rocky start, but after the initial server issues, players have loved the new addition of Valkyrie and the new bow.
Apex Legends Season 9 had a rocky start, but after the initial server issues, players have loved the new addition of Valkyrie and the new bow. / Photo courtesy Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legends Season 9 had a rocky start, but after the initial server issues, players have loved the new addition of Valkyrie and the new bow. We've seen plenty of bugs and exploits rise to the surface, but overall, it's been an enjoyable experience.

Respawn Entertainment decided to focus heavily on the weapon meta, tweaking certain things, adding attachments, and a brand new bow.

Here is the Apex Legends weapon tier list for May 2021.

Apex Legends Weapon Tier List May 2021

S Tier

  • Bocek Bow
  • Havoc
  • Kraber
  • R-301 Carbine
  • R-99
  • Spitfire

You have some old classics on the list still like both the R-301 and R-99. It's hard to beat two weapons with a high rate of fire and extreme accuracy. Once you have attachments, the two weapons are some of the best in short and to medium engagements. The Havoc is deadly in an early-game fight and close engagements. The bow was nerfed, but it wasn't enough to knock it down a tier. It's still nasty and can turn any fight. And once you understand the rhythm of shooting, you're unstoppable.

A Tier

  • EVA-8
  • Prowler
  • Flatline
  • Peacekeeper
  • Mastiff
  • Sentinel
  • Triple Take
  • Volt
  • Wingman

The shotguns have suffered of late because even if you land a sweet headshot, you can't down someone end game, and players are so good, they can spray someone down with a single clip before you can unload another shotgun shot. In some cases, you can rock a Mastiff and Peacekeeper and work on using it to open a fight, and immediately switch to a spray weapon. But either way, SMGs and rifles are kings.

B Tier

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

These all have a purpose and if you have mastered them, you can still do well. People still use the Hemlok or G7 Scout, they're just not as popular anymore.

C Tier

  • 30-30 Repeater
  • Alternator
  • Mozambique
  • P2020

It's sad to see how bad the 30-30 Repeater is, but that's how Apex Legends is as a franchise. It's about fast movements, while spraying down enemies. Having a single-shot weapon can only hurt you in the long run.