The 10 Best EVA-8 Skins of Apex Legends in 2024

Nazmul HassanMehraj Mahdin
By Nazmul Hassan Mehraj Mahdin
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Image Credit: EA

Here, we’ll list our ten favorite EVA-8 skins that Apex Legends has released so far.

Apex Legends set foot in the battle royale market with lots of new elements in the game. Even though the game launched without any prior announcement, it blew up within a short period of time. Apex Legends brought a lot of new features, like legends, the Respawn beacon, and fast-paced gameplay, to the battle royale genre.

Respawn took a lot of Tintanfall’s characters, weapons, and ideas and put them into Apex Legends. They not only lured the old players from the Titanfall franchise but attracted new players from the battle royale genre as well. Like some of the other features, Apex Legends recycled many of the weapons from the Titanfall games. One of those weapons is the EVA-8 Auto.

EVA-8 Auto, commonly known as EVA-8, is a fully automatic shotgun in Apex Legends. It is one of the 4 shotguns (Peacekeeper, Mastiff, EVA-8, and Mozambique) that are available in the game. It was a popular secondary weapon for many players who were not fond of the Peacekeeper or Mastiff. Even though it has now been nerfed, it is still a weapon of choice for many.

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The EVA-8 Skins tier list was last updated after Season 19 Ignite.

How Many EVA-8 Skins are There in Apex Legends?

As of Season 19, Respawn has released a total of 79 EVA-8 skins in Apex Legends so far. Among these, 18 legendary, 12 epic, 33 rare, and 16 common skins are available for this shotgun.

Our 10 Favorite EVA-8 Skin Picks

As previously said, there are a number of EVA-8 skins to pick from. However, not all skins are created equal. Some of the skins may not be suitable since they are too plain or too outrageous. So, after hours and hours of going through all of the EVA-8 skins, we’ve narrowed it down to the top ten favorites, which we know many of you would agree with. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

10. Scaled Steel

Scaled Steel
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TitleDescription
Release DateOn Release
Available viaDefault Legendary
AlternativesThe Firebreather

Scaled Steel is a recolored version of a default Legendary EVA-8 skin named The Firebreather. It is a very exquisite-looking skin with a dragon face behind the iron sight. Unfortunately, it only has one major flaw. When you ADS with this skin, the dragon ears block a lot of your vision, which might create unwanted visibility issues during a fight.

9. Santa’s Little Slayer

Santa's Little Slayer
Image Credit: EA
TitleDescription
Release DateDecember 12, 2019
Available viaHolo-Day Bash 2019 Collection
Alternatives

Santa’s Little Slayer was released at the Holo Day Bash Event in 2019. The funny-looking skeleton fish with a clown nose and the magazine wrapped with a nice red ribbon create a joyful vibe for players. The skin seems like a gift from Santa Claus himself, and we like our gift!

8. Rolling Thunder

Rolling Thunder
Image Credit: EA
TitleDescription
Release DateFebruary 8, 2022
Available viaDefiance Battle Pass
Alternatives

Rolling Thunder looks like skin made with the scraps of a motorcycle, making it look more badass. A combination of spare parts, with an exhaust pipe for the barrel and a tire in the drum magazine. What’s not to like about a DIY motorcycle shotgun?

7. Kinetic Energy

Kinetic Energy
Image Credit: EA
TitleDescription
Release DateJune 29, 2021
Available viaGenesis Collection Event
Alternatives

The Kinetic Energy EVA-8 skin does not look special at first. The skin looks more like a heavy power tool. However, the look is appropriate as the weapon has considerable stopping power. The construction tool vibe of the weapon is sensible as you get to break down your opponents, one drum at a time. The color scheme is also a big reason why we like the skin as well!

6. The Bone Collector

The Bone Collector
Image Credit: EA\
TitleDescription
Release DateOn Release
Available viaDefault Legendary
AlternativesMaster Key

The Bone Collector is a very sophisticated skin because of its subtle details throughout the body, making it look like a work of art. The combination of a golden body with designs as well as a handcrafted wooden stock and grip is just a work of art.

5. Blunder Buss

Blunder Buss
Credit: EA
TitleDescription
Release DateJuly 19, 2022
Available viaGaiden Themed Event
Alternatives

A precursor to the shotgun, the flintlock blunderbuss was often issued to cavalry or naval troops for use in close-quarter combat. As the definition suggests, the Blunder Buss is inspired by Octane’s pirate-themed Sea Leg skin. It’s a classic design on the modern weapon. It just looks antique! The skin was released in Gaiden Thematic Event in Season 13.

4. Repeat Offender

Repeat Offender
Credit: EA
TitleDescription
Release DateNovember 22, 2022
Available viaBlack Friday Sale 2022
Alternatives

The design of the Repeat Offended makes it a perfect blend of futuristic and minimalism. The red accents on the drum as well as on the barrel make it a a sight to behold. The Repeat Offender skin was released in the 2022 Black Friday sale.

3. Identity Theft

Identity Theft
Image Credit: EA
TitleDescription
Release DateOctober 6, 2020
Available viaAftermarket Collection Event
Alternatives

Identity Theft is a personally handcrafted EVA-8 skin made by Rampart. Rampart is the master craftsman of weapons, mods, and skins that are functional and look dope. The signature color of the weapon is also a unique yellow color, something you rarely see working this well. The skin was released in the Aftermarket Collection Event in Season 6.

2. Soul Ripper

Soul Ripper
TitleDescription
Release DateJanuary 10, 2023
Available viaSpellbound Collection Event
Alternatives

Magical augments have taken over this EVA-8 skin as the barrel and the magazine is imbued with magical remnants. Power up your shots with this breathtaking design of bone-like claws holding the weapon together. The violet accents in the weapon just pop out with the greyish-white body. The magical strength seems to be cracking open the hull as well. Overall, it’s a weapon with a story to tell.

1. Heart Of Brimstone

Heart of Brimstone
TitleDescription
Release DateAugust 8, 2023
Available viaResurrection Battle Pass
AlternativesHeart of the Divine

The Heat of Brimstone is the epitome of awesome skins. The reactive skin evolves as you get kills in the game. The structure feels like it’s a hollow weapon slowly filling up with power. The gold and black color scheme only makes it look even more regal.

Will Past Event-related EVA-8 Skins Ever Return?

The event and recolor skins may eventually make it to the store, and skins like Identity Theft, Prime Time, and Santa’s Little Slayer may still be available. On the other hand, Battle Pass EVA-8 skins are very rare to acquire. You can check out our Current and Upcoming Apex Legends Store Rotation articles to keep track of the ongoing and following week’s skin rotations. This way, you can purchase your favorite EVA-8 skin when it becomes available.

Upcoming EVA-8 Skins

As of this writing, there has been no new development regarding any new EVA-8 skins in the game. We’ll definitely highlight more EVA-8 skins as soon as they get announced. In the meantime, check out the Upcoming Leaked Skins article to find any forthcoming skins that will be available in the future.

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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.
Mehraj is an FPS writer at GameRiv. He is an Esports Enthusiast and studying Finance in his senior year. He is also an active professional CS:GO player, having a particular affinity for FPS and RTS titles