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Top 7 Weapons in Apex Legends Season 7

Apex Legends Season 7 Horizon weapons tier list

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Season 7 of Apex Legends kicked off on November 4 and it has been two weeks since then. While the weapon meta is only starting to evolve, we already have a good idea of what’s good. Today, we’ll be looking at the top 7 weapons in the latest season.

A lot of weapons saw various changes with the patch notes that came with Apex Legends Season 7. Some were propelled to the top while others sank to the bottom. For now, we’re only interested in the former. Without further ado, let’s cut to the chase. Note that we won’t be including care package weapons since getting them is much harder than regular ground loot.


Wingman Apex Legends

Was there a time when the Wingman wasn't a good pick? (Image credit: Respawn Entertainment)

Everyone’s favorite revolver got a buff in Season 7 with the Quickdraw Holster Hop-up. This makes the gun quicker to raise and lower and it takes less time to aim down sights.

Additionally, it also reduces hipfire spread. The Wingman has another hop-up with the Skullpiercer which increases the headshot multiplier from 2.0 to 2.25. This makes the revolver quite deadly in the new season.

Charge Rifle

Charge Rifle Apex Legends

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While the Sentinel got a buff to its energized damage in Season 7, the unsung hero of sniper rifles will probably be the Charge Rifle. The weapon has the longest range of any weapon and has 100% accuracy while in the air.

Considering Olympus is a very wide-open map, picking up a sniper that also works in close to mid-range is a good idea.


Flatline Apex Legends

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The Flatline was quite popular in Season 6 and it’s no surprise the weapon is still a good choice in the new season. Nothing has changed in Season 7 and that’s certainly not a bad thing.

It has a x2 headshot multiplier and solid overall damage with a nice fire rate when in automatic mode. The only drawback is it’s not great for long-range duels.


Mastiff Apex Legends

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Ever since the Mastiff got changed from being a care package drop to ground loot, it has been the best weapon in close combat. The shotgun is absolutely brutal.

While you can no longer find it fully upgraded, it still has quite the punch. The Mastiff has no damage reduction for hitting an enemy in the legs and it’s quite accurate when ADS. With its 6-shot magazine, it should be more than enough for close quarters.


R-301 Apex Legends

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Just like in any other season of Apex Legends, the R-301 remains a solid pick. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, it’ll be a perfect fit. The weapon saw some small nerfs last season but they weren’t enough to hinder its popularity.

It’s basically a worse version of the R-99 which returned to the regular pool with Season 7. The R-301 is excellent at long-range, highly accurate, and has a x2 headshot multiplier.

Volt SMG

Volt SMG Apex Legends

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While the R-99 was gone, players had to look for an alternative and when life gives you energy ammo, you pick the Volt and mow down some enemies.

The energy SMG was introduced with Season 6 and it became a favorite for many. The Volt has great accuracy and almost no projectile drop while also doing solid damage. The only downside is its low headshot multiplier.


R-99 Apex Legends

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The R-99 is the undisputed meta weapon of Season 7, at least for now. The new season returned the popular SMG from the care package drop back to ground loot and boy, is it good.

The only thing that changed was a slight damage reduction per bullet from 12 to 11. Despite the small nerf, the R-99 has one of the highest DPS in the game and a big enough magazine to guarantee a kill. Its spray pattern is fairly easy to learn and it melts foes before they can react. What's there not to like?

That concludes our weapon tier list for Season 7 of Apex Legends. Do you agree with it? If not, tell us on our Facebook page!

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