Apex Legends Season 13 Saviors Weapon Tier List

The highly anticipated Apex Legends season 13 patch notes are finally here. It seems Respawn has made some bold weapon-related changes that have affected the current weapon meta in the game.

Apex Legends was the first game to put the hero-shooter system into practice in the battle royale genre. Though it was a risky step taken by Respawn, it actually became fruitful later down the line because millions of people became fans of the title within a short period of time.

Apex Legends has constantly been through updates and patches since Season 1 so that the mass player base can stay entertained and engaged in the game. Respawn has already introduced 28 weapons, and many more are in development that will eventually make it into the game.

Respawn does not haphazardly put new weapons into the game and let the players figure it out. Instead, they observe many aspects such as weapons’ pick-rate, effectiveness in casual, ranked, and tournament matches, and so on. After analyzing many aspects of the game, Respawn brings changes to the weapons at the beginning of every new season.

Similar to previous seasons, Respawn is making a lot of adjustments to the weapons in Season 13. One of the most controversial LMGs, the Spitfire, is being replaced by buffed Mastiff shotgun in the Care package. Apart from the Spitfire, other LMGs such as Devotion, Rampage, and L-Star are also going to receive massive nerfs in Season 13.

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On the contrary, Kraber is receiving a significant nerf, which will change how players utilize the most powerful sniper in the game. Also, Flatline and Longbow are coming out of the Replicator and being replaced by fan-favorite R-301 AR and Rampage LMG.

Apex Legends Season 13 Weapon Tier List

To rate different tiers of weapons in Apex, we first look at their raw damage output and ease of handling for players of all skill levels. Also, keep in mind that weapons that are exclusive to the care packages will always be really strong compared to other weapons. Unsurprisingly, those will be rated as S-Tier weapons.

Furthermore, A-tier status is given to weapons that are viable for all stages of a game in Apex. And they are only bested by care package weapons. Moving forward, B to D-tier weapons are just average when it comes to performance.

And lastly, D-Tier weapons are what Respawn calls “meme” weapons as they are very ineffective in most cases and should only be used in dire situations. 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. As with any other tier list, this one is extremely subjective.

TierWeapons
S-TierKraber, Mastiff, G7 Scout, Volt SMG
A-Tier R-301, Flatline, Peacekeeper, Wingman, C.A.R SMG, Spitfire
B-TierR99, Bocek Bow, Rampage, Devotion, EVA-8, Hemlok, Havoc, Charge Rifle, 30-30 Repeater
C-Tier Prowler, Sentinel, Alternator, Longbow, RE-45, L-Star, Triple Take
D-TierP2020, Mozambique

S-Tier Weapons

Kraber .50-cal

Kraber
Credit: EA

Kraber received a slight nerf to its damage output in Season 13. However, it is still the most powerful sniper in Apex. Therefore, it is only available via the care package drop. One headshot from Kraber will knock players immediately regardless of their armor level. And that also includes characters with fortification perks like Gibraltar. As a result, it is still an easy candidate for an S-tier weapon.

Mastiff

Mastiff
Credit: EA

In season 13, Mastiff is returning to the care package. As Respawn is putting Mastiff into the care package, they are giving the Shotgun significant damage upgrade but with lower bullet counts. In its current state, it is still a pretty impactful shotgun, and it’ll be a force to be reckoned with in the close quarter combat.

G7 Scout

G7 Scout
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The G7 Scout was promoted to the exclusive care package only weapon class in season 11. And to make it worthy of being a care package only weapon, Respawn installed the double-tap hop-up to it by default and buffed its base damage by a bit. Unsurprisingly, both of these small buffs have combined and made this weapon as good as it was back in season 2.

Volt SMG

Volt
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The Volt SMG replaced the Disruptor round equipped Alternator and became the new supply drop exclusive weapon back in Season 12. Similar to all the other supply drop weapons, the Volt received buffs to its damage output as well as magazine capacity, making it a solid addition to the care package lineup.

A-Tier Weapons

R-301

R301
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In season 13, Respawn didn’t make any changes to the R-301. That means it is still a very effective weapon. Due to its superior versatility at medium to long ranges, many players prefer it over other SMGs as it is more reliable at long-range encounters. Also, it can hold its own in close-quarter scenarios as well. As it is in the Replicator now, we’ll be able to see a lot of R-301s in action.

Flatline

Flatline
Credit: EA

In season 13, Flatline is coming out of the Replicator as a ground weapon. As all the LMGs are getting nerfed, Flatline will be most players’ number one choice. That aside, Flatline is still a buffed-up version of the R-301 with extra recoil. If you can control its recoil, this is a viable alternative to the R-301. So, it definitely holds a place in the A-Tier category.

Peacekeeper

Peacekeeper
Credit: EA

As Mastiff is now a care package weapon, Peacekeeper will be the number 1 lookout for players who would want a secondary weapon for close-range fights. Also, the weapon has a built-in precision choke that can be toggled on and off. Also, the Kinetic Feeder Hop-up makes it more viable and turns it into an A-Tier weapon.

Wingman

Wingman
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Even without the skull piercer attachment, the Wingman is still a pretty effective gun. Back in season 10, Respawn introduced a new Boosted Loader hop-up that pairs well with this pistol. Now in season 13, Respawn left this weapon untouched.

C.A.R SMG

CAR SMG
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Unlike all the other weapons in the game, this SMG can take both light and heavy ammo types. As a result, this weapon is extremely flexible at all stages of a game. Following its release, it quickly cemented itself in the new weapon meta replacing the R-99.

Spitfire

SpitFire
Credit: EA

The Spitfire is coming out of the care package as a ground weapon in Season 13. As it was already a very powerful LMG even when it was out of the care package, Respawn is removing the Barrel Stabilizer attachment from Spitfire to increase the recoil of this weapon. However, even without the Barrel Stabilizers, this gun is a heavy hitter.

B-Tier Weapons

R-99

R99
Credit: EA

Veteran Apex Legends players were filled with joy as soon as they saw the season 7 battle pass trailer featuring R-99 skin. Later, Respawn confirmed that R-99 is back to the regular loot pool with slightly nerfed stats. In the season 13 update, Respawn didn’t make any changes to the weapon as it is still in a solid state.

Bocek Bow

Bocek Bow
Credit: EA

Bocek bow was introduced to the game back in the Legacy update. It comes with two different hop-ups, one for close quarter encounters and another for medium to long-range encounters. The accuracy paired with these hop-ups and pure damage output made this weapon an instant hit among Apex players of all skill buckets.

Havoc

Havoc
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In the season 13 update, the Havoc received a noticeable upgrade with the initial recoil. As such, in the new season 13 meta, Havoc sits in the middle of the pack. However, it can be really effective with the turbocharger hop-up if you can find one. And it is slowly becoming a fan favorite due to its fast firing rate with hop-up installed.

Rampage

Rampage
Credit: EA

Rampage can deal massive damage with decent tracking despite its slow firing rate. However, this LMG becomes a nightmare to deal with if a thermite grenade is installed as it increases the firing rate. Following massive player feedback, Respawn decided to nerf it to make this weapon fall in line with other LMGs in Season 13.

Devotion

Devotion
Credit: EA

In season 13, the Devotion is still the most powerful LMG in the game with the turbocharger hop-ups installed. But the noticeable nerf in season 13, and new competition from the L-Star, Rampage, and Spitfire has slightly tainted its legendary status among the Apex player base.

EVA-8

EVA-8
Credit: EA

The EVA-8 didn’t receive any changes in the season 13 patch notes. However, in recent times, players have slowly begun to realize the untapped potential of this auto shotgun. Also, as the Mastiff shotgun is being put into the care package and Peacekeeper is a pretty difficult weapon to use, EVA-8 will be a more viable option.

Hemlok

Hemlok
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Hemlok was a sleeper hit in season 6. Especially the single fire mode was performing pretty consistently alongside the burst fire mode. Devs decided to dial back some of its capability to make it less powerful in burst fire mode. This weapon saw no real change in the new season 13 update as it was in a good place in terms of usage.

Charge Rifle

Chrage Rifle
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Charge Rifle has seen its fair share of nerfs ever since season 3. And in the season 13 update, Respawn didn’t make any changes to it. However, it is still a very powerful sniper that deals pretty huge damage if utilized properly. That being said, this weapon is regularly used in ranked mode to gatekeep other players from entering the zone.

30-30 Repeater

30-30 Repeater
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Respawn added 30-30 Repeater to the Marksman category of weapon. This lever-action weapon can take a hop-up called “Shatter Caps”. In terms of effectiveness, it is somewhere between the Wingman and the G7 Scout. Furthermore, this weapon also has a secondary fire mode that can be charged to deal additional damage.

C-Tier Weapons

Prowler

Prowler
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Prowler was demoted from the care package status and turned back into a ground weapon with only burst firing mode in season 10. And it is left completely unchanged in season 13, meaning this weapon is now just average.

Sentinel

Sentinel
Credit: EA

Respawn didn’t make any massive changes to this bolt-action sniper rifle in season 13 of Apex Legends. However, it is still a decent option when paired with a shield cell as it has an alternate firing mode. In the current meta, this weapon is just average.

Alternator

Alternator
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The Alternator once again made a return to the regular loot pool. As a result, this weapon lost the Disruptor Rounds hop-up, meaning it has become a placeholder for the R99 and the R-301. In the current meta in season 13, this weapon still packs a punch at the early stages of a game.

Longbow

Longbow
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The Longbow just came out of the Crafting Station with the Season 13 update. Currently, this gun is in a decent place as a sniper rifle. The only reason it became a c-tier weapon is due to the introduction of sniper ammo. As the Skull Piercer hop-up has been vaulted, it lost additional functionality.

L-Star

L-Star
Credit: EA

L-Star was already underwhelming in Season 12, and Respawn still has decided to add insult to injury by nerfing the L-Star more in Season 13. With the added reload time and decreased headshot damage multiplier, the LMG now belongs in the C-Tier category.

Triple Take

Triple Take
Credit: EA

Triple Take has been nerfed slightly back in the season 12 update. To make this weapon fall in line with other weapons in its class, Respawn eliminated the range it retained from its days as a sniper. Even though the Kinetic Feeder hop-up gave this weapon an extra punch, its performance is still underwhelming.

RE-45

RE-45
Credit: EA

RE-45 is now compatible with the Hammerpoint Rounds hop-up. With that particular attachment, this weapon becomes a viable choice on the battlefield. Since the attachment is required to get any actual use out of it in the later stages of a game, this gun will remain a C-Tier weapon.

D-Tier Weapons

P2020

P2020
Credit: EA

As the Hammerpoint Rounds are still here, P2020 is still in the limelight. Similar to the RE45, the absence of the hop-up will make this weapon unusable in late-game scenarios. Although if you can manage to find one for your P2020, it can deal massive damage to enemies without shields.

Mozambique

Mozambique
Credit: EA

Apex Legends players already know where Mozambique would fit in any tier list. In 2019, when the game was first released, it quickly became a meme as it was incredibly weak and ineffective. Sometimes, it is better to hit your opponent with your bare hand than shoot with this junk.

Back in season 12, they decided to bring back the Hammerpoint Rounds. Consequently, it is actually somewhat viable in most stages of a game in Season 13.

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