In season 7 of Apex Legends, Respawn launched a new map, vehicle, and a new character in Apex Legends but decided to not include any new weapons into the game.
One of the major changes to weapons meta was the return of R99. Respawn brought back the R99 to the normal loot pool. And at the same time, Prowler took its place in the care package. For the first time, players have multiple good choices for SMGs in the game.
Additionally, the tier list is tailor-made for returning players who want to know how this new season has changed their favorite loadouts. Is your preferred loadout still in the current meta? This list will help players decide on their own. Furthermore, this tier list is only valid for season 7 and is also very subjective, with further buffs and nerfs this list will also change.
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Kraber is still the most powerful sniper in the arena. Therefore it is only available via care package drop. One headshot from Kraber will knock players immediately regardless of their armor level. And that also includes characters with fortification perk like Gibraltar. Therefore, it is still an easy candidate for an S-tier rank. And in season 7 it is mostly unchanged.
Even in season 7, Respawn believes the peacekeeper is still a perfect fit for the care package. And like every other care package weapon, it has some extra buffs to make it eligible for that status. At the end of the day, it is still the most powerful shotgun in the game.
Prowler joins the elite category of firearms in the game by becoming a care package exclusive weapon. Just like all the other care package weapons, Prowler now comes with a fixed amount of bullets but has some slightly buffed stats. On top of that, the gun still has the option to switch between burst fire and full-auto.
Veteran Apex Legends players were filled with joy as soon as they saw the season 7 battle pass trailer featuring R99 skin. Later Respawn officially confirmed that R99 is indeed back to the normal loot pool with slightly nerfed stats. Even after all that R99 is giving Volt SMG a run for its money.
Season 7 devotion has been left mostly unchanged. Back in the beginning of season 6 it did receive some must needed nerf. Right now it is still the most powerful LMG in the game with the turbocharger hop-ups installed.
Volt is still pretty competitive even after R99 made a return to the normal loot pool. As of now, this is the only gun that can go toe and toe with R99. Both R99 and Volt are really top-tier SMGs in their own right. At this point, it only comes to personal preference.
Season 7 mastiff is mostly unchanged as it was pretty well balanced, to begin with. And Respawn decided to not touch the Mastiff. In its current state, it is still a pretty effective shotgun and is preferable in close quarters scenarios.
The Wingman is still a pretty effective gun especially with the skull piercer attachment giving it some extra kick with headshots. On top of that, there is a new hop-up called “Holster” that can give wingman the ability to ADS(aim down sight) slightly quicker. Additionally, it also increases the hip-fire accuracy. Consequently, Wingman has more versatility in season 7.
R-301 is also left unchanged. That means it is still a very effective weapon. However, it can get easily outclassed by SMGs in the game. In early to mid-game scenarios, R301 is still pretty useful in dealing with your opponents.
Flatline is just a buffed up version of R-301 but with more recoil. Just like the R-301, the Flatline didn’t receive any significant changes in season 7. If you can control its recoil then this is definitely a pretty viable alternative to the R-301.
In season 7, Respawn decided to give HAVOC another recoil pattern. The old pattern made the gun a little bit inconsistent in terms of recoil. Whereas the new pattern made the gun handling slightly better than before. Dev stated that the new pattern should be easier to control.
Longbow saw no real change in season 7. Currently, this gun is in a decent place as a sniper rifle. The only reason it became a b-tier weapon is due to the introduction of sniper ammo. Since skull piercer is still available in season 7, it is still a great choice.
Respawn also left this LMG alone in season 7. As it is still unchanged from season 6, it is safe to assume that Spitfire is still very useful in this current meta. Consequently, it is actually a really good option for early to mid-game until you find a devotion.
G7 Scout in season 5 was just a broken weapon with an overwhelming fire rate and damage capabilities. Following that Respawn did nerf G7 scout to the ground. Although they didn’t really change anything with this gun in season 7.
In season 7, they didn’t change anything with the EVA-8. In a world where mastiff exists, Eva 8 can’t really do much. However, with the double-tap hop-up, it can be deadly at close range encounters but the recoil is really hard to control.
Triple Take, unfortunately, received some nerfs as it was performing a little bit too well at close-quarter encounters. Sometimes it was outperforming shotguns at close range. As a result, they nerfed the fire rate.
The L-star is still a widely available weapon in the game. Even though it is a powerful LMG that deals huge damage, the only problem with this weapon is its bullet travel time. It has a painfully slow bullet travel time which still holds it back. Although in season 7, devs decided to give it a new recoil pattern and some subtle buffs.
In season 7, Respawn decided to increase the base damage of this gun. And at the same time removed the disruptor rounds. Devs gave sentinel some slight buff to see how it actually performs in the game.
Hemlok was a sleeper hit in season 6. Especially the single fire mode was performing pretty consistently. Devs decided to dial back some of its capability to make it less powerful in burst fire mode.
Charge Rifle has seen its fair share of nerfs ever since season 3. And in season 7, Respawn didn’t make any changes to it. Thus, this gun is still nowhere near as good as it once was back in season 3.
The Alternator is still a great placeholder for an R99 in season 7. With Disruptor rounds out of the picture, this weapon can be a viable choice only in the early stage of a game. Although with its superior control, it can deal some decent damage until you find something better like an R99. And also this season Respawn didn’t make any real change to the Alternator.
RE-45 received a new Quickdraw Holster hop-up. Other than that the gun is still mostly unchanged. However, with the new hop-up, it can be great for early game encounters. And just like the Alternator, it can be a great placeholder weapon until you find an R99 or R-301.
In season 6, Respawn did make some changes to the P2020. They buffed the base damage a little bit while nerfing the hammer points at the same time. P2020 is not a very effective weapon even in the early game but if you find hammer point hop-up it has the potential to become an S-tier weapon as it deals considerably more damage with the hop-up. But in order to do that much damage, players have to break their opponent’s shield first.
Apex Legends players already know where Mozambique would fit in any tier list. Back in 2019, when the game first released it quickly became a meme as it was incredibly weak and ineffective. Sometimes it is still better to hit your opponent with your bare hand rather than shooting with this monstrosity. However, with hammer points, it can be really effective but even then players are probably better off using a P2020 with the hammer point. Although last season they increased its magazine capacity from 3 to 4. And in season 7, it is mostly unchanged.
Keep in mind that this list is only for the current meta. This list will change with time as new weapons are added to the game in the future.