Best Apex Legends Weapon Skins with Clean Iron Sights in 2024

Nazmul Hassan
By Nazmul Hassan
10 Min Read
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In this article, we’ll show you the best skins with clean iron sights that Respawn has released so far in Apex Legends.

Apex Legends does not require players to spend money as it is a free-to-play game. But the players can customize their weapon skins according to their preferences. They can collect these rare cosmetic items from loot boxes, battle passes, and events, or they can buy the skins directly from the Apex Store using real money.

Apex Legends offers a bunch of legends, weapon skins, charms, and more to its players. Among them, weapon and legend skins are the most attractive and practical, as they are easily visible in the game.

However, even among the Legendary weapon skins, some skins are more sought-after than other alternatives. These skins are mostly preferred because of their clean iron sights in the game. They are also sometimes called “pay-to-win” skins because they give players a slight advantage compared to regular iron sights.

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Best Weapon Skins with Clean Iron Sights

While Apex Legends has a large selection of Legendary weapon skins, not all of them feature clean iron sights. Some skins also have different variants and recolors. Here, we’ll rank the 10 weapon skins that have the best iron sights in Apex Legends. However, we’ll only highlight a single variant of those skins in the list.

10. Supersonic

G7 Supersonic
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TitleDescription
WeaponG7 Scout
Skin Release DateAugust 18, 2020
Skin Release SeasonSeason 6 (Boosted)
Unlocked viaPremium Battle Pass Level 100
Alternatives and variantsHypersonic

Supersonic is a reactive battle pass skin released in Season 6. Though almost every G7-Scout skin has a pretty similar iron sight, this one has subtle tweaks that improve visual clarity in-game. However, a G7-Scout is pretty useless without a 2/3/4X. So, the iron sight will only be good if you’re fighting right away after spawning.

9. Polished Perfection

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TitleDescription
WeaponProwler
Skin Release DateNovember 4, 2020
Skin Release SeasonSeason 7 (Ascension)
Unlocked viaPremium Battle Pass Level 1
Alternatives and variantsN/A

The Prowler has one of the worst iron sights in the game. Without a 1x HCOG, it is quite difficult to see through the iron sight. Polished Perfection, however, includes two extended vertical metallic pieces that allow you to focus more on your target, giving you a clear view.

8. The Noble Cause

The Noble Cause peacekeeper
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TitleDescription
WeaponPeacekeeper
Skin Release DateAugust 13, 2019
Skin Release SeasonSeason 2 (Battlecharge)
Unlocked viaIron Crown Collection Event Item
Alternatives and variantsN/A

The Noble Cause is a legendary Peacekeeper skin that was first introduced during Season 2’s Iron Crown Event. Although it has a bulkier-looking iron sight, many players prefer it more than the slimmer ones.

7. Teal Zeal

Teal Zeal
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TitleDescription
WeaponFlatline
Skin Release DateJune 23, 2020
Skin Release SeasonSeason 5 (Fortune’s Favor)
Unlocked viaLost Treasures Collection Event Item
Alternatives and variantsN/A

The Season 5 Lost Treasures Collection Event saw the debut of the Flatline skin, Teal Zeal. Teal Zeal is the best Flatline with a superior iron sight following the nerfs to the Heat Sink and Heavy Metal Flatline iron sights. Given Flatline’s poor iron sight, it’s only natural for Teal Zeal to take third place on the list.

6. The Galvanizer

 The Galvanizer
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TitleDescription
WeaponAlternator
Skin Release DatePre-season (Default Legendary skin)
Skin Release SeasonPre-season (Default Legendary skin)
Unlocked viaLoadout section by using 1200 Crafting Materials
Alternatives and variantsLED Rez, Palate Cleanser, The Illuminator, Ocean Spray

The Galvanizer is a popular and well-known alternator skin. The stock iron sight on the Alternator is already superior. The Galvanizer iron sight, however, is a massive upgrade since it enables you to clearly focus on your targets.

5. Exsanguitnator

Exsanguinator r99
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TitleDescription
WeaponR-99 SMG
Skin Release DateAugust 8, 2023
Skin Release SeasonSeason 18 (Resurrection)
Unlocked viaDeath Dynasty Collection Event Item
Alternatives and variantsZero Point

Exsanguinator R-99 skin has one of the best iron sights in the game. Arguably, it has the best iron sight that is on par with the Totally Gnarly R-99 skin. This skin was released in Season 18 in the Death Dynasty Collection Event.

This specific R-99 has a black-and-white counterpart named Zero Point, which was released as a Season 4 Battle Pass reward.

4. Northern Lights

Northern Lights
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TitleDescription
WeaponPeacekeeper
Skin Release DateAugust, 2019
Skin Release SeasonSeason 2 (Battlecharge)
Unlocked viaCan be unlocked using 10500 LT AC from Apex Store when the recolor appears. Requires The Superstar
Alternatives and variantsThe Lonestar, The Superstar, Old Blue

The default peacekeeper’s iron sight is very obstructive, and you can hardly aim with it without an optic. However, the Northern Lights Peacekeeper has a pretty neat iron sight that does not block your view and lets you aim flawlessly.

3. Totally Gnarly

Totally Gnarly
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TitleDescription
WeaponR-99 SMG
Skin Release DateJanuary, 2020
Skin Release SeasonSeason 3 (Meltdown)
Unlocked viaCan be unlocked using 10500 LT or 1800 AC from Apex Store when the recolor appears. Requires The Kill Switch
Alternatives and variantsThe Kill Switch, Outlands Avalanche, The Unloader, Cutting Edge, Revolutionary

Totally Gnarly is a must-have R-99 skin for Apex Legends players. Everyone is aware of how terrible the game’s default R-99 iron sight is. Therefore, investing in Totally Gnarly or another R-99 variation is worthwhile in the long run.

The Season 7 Battle Pass reactive R-99 skins also have equally good iron sights. However, they are no longer accessible in the game. So, consider yourself lucky if you managed to get your hands on any of those.

2. Heat Sink

Heat Sink
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TitleDescription
WeaponFlatline
Skin Release DateFebruary 4, 2020
Skin Release SeasonSeason 4 (Assimilation)
Unlocked viaPremium Battle Pass Level 110
Alternatives and variantsHeavy Metal

Heat Sink was by far the best Flatline skin with clean iron sight in the game. However, both Heat Sink and Heavy Metal Flatline’s iron sights were nerfed in the Beast of Prey Collection Event. However, it still has one of the cleanest pay-to-win skins in the game. Not to mention, the skin itself is a work of art.

1. Red Rocket

 Red Rocket
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TitleDescription
WeaponWingman
Skin Release DateNovember, 2019
Skin Release SeasonSeason 3 (Meltdown)
Unlocked viaCan be unlocked using 10500 LT from Apex Store when the recolor appears. Requires The Kill Switch
Alternatives and variantsMerciless Wing, The Death Ray, The Dismantler, The Sunburst, Brass Beast

Similar to the R-99, the Red Rocket is also a must-have weapon skin to have in Apex Legends. Although it is a recolor version of the Merciless Wingman, you can often find it in the recolor store. Wingman is an important firearm to master if you want to become good at Apex Legends. And skins with good iron sights can take your Wingman mastery to the next level.

How to Get These Skins?

Some of the skins in this article, like the Totally Gnarly, Red Rocket, and Northern Star, are just different recolors of skins that come with the game by default. These skins come into store rotation every now and then.

You have to buy the original versions of these skins from the Loadout tab in Apex Legends before you can get these ones. After that, when recolors come to store rotation, you can get that by purchasing with Legend Tokens.

The default legendary weapon skins usually cost 1200 Crafting Materials or 1800 Apex Coins. On the other hand, the recolored skins usually cost 10500 or 6500 Legend Tokens. The Heat Sink and Zero Point are battle pass-exclusive cosmetic items that don’t come to the store. But event-specific cosmetic items such as the Teal Zeal and the Noble Cause are often made available in the Apex Store.

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By Nazmul Hassan FPS Editor
Nazmul is GameRiv's FPS editor. He is a marketing graduate with an immense passion for gaming. As an ex-professional CS:GO player, he holds a strong interest in other FPS titles like Apex Legends, VALORANT, and CoD. However, he also tries out other games when he is free.