The best weapons in Apex Legends haven't changed much in the wake of Patch 1.1.1, as the top echelon of guns remained largely untouched. Weaker weapons got a boost, but is it enough to place them among the best in the game? Here are the five best weapons as of Patch 1.1.1.
Best Weapons in Apex Legends
1. Mastiff Shotgun
The Mastiff shotgun went untouched in Apex Legends Patch 1.1.1, and its ridiculous damage output remains outstanding. Air drop weapons will likely always be the most powerful in the game, so don't be surprised to see more on this list.
2. Kraber Sniper Rifle
Hey, I warned you. The Kraber is the only weapon in the game that can full on kill an enemy in a single shot from across the map. Its raw damage at range makes it invaluable.
3. R-301 Carbine Assault Rifle
The R-301 Carbine may not have the highest per bullet damage of any assault rifle, but it makes up for that with its high fire rate and easily managed recoil. That manageable recoil makes its effective damage the highest among assault rifles.
4. Wingman Pistol
Patch 1.1.1 nailed the Wingman, dropping its base magazine size from six to four. This nerf will likely be impactful, but for now the Wingman remains at the top. We'll see how things shake up in the meta as players readjust.
5. R-99 Submachine Gun
The R-99 is another weapon with ludicrous raw power. Its fire rate is full on bonkers, making it put out damage faster than nearly any other weapon in the game.
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