Here we’ll rank all the EVA-8 skins that Respawn has released so far in Apex Legends.
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.
Respawn, the developer of Apex Legends, is also the creator of Titanfall 1 and 2, which are already two of the popular FPS games on the market. Apex Legends brought a lot of new features like Legends, Respawn beacon, and fast-paced gameplay into the battle royale genre.
However, it would be a waste not to utilize the already well-polished features of Titanfall in Apex Legends. So Respawn fetched many characters, weapons, and ideas from Tintanfall and implemented them into Apex Legends.
Consequently, Respawn killed two birds with one stone; 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 EVA-8 Auto.
EVA-8 Auto or 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 and Mastiff. Even though it has now been nerfed, it is still a weapon of choice for many.
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- Upcoming EVA-8 Skins
How Many EVA-8 Skins are there in Apex Legends?
In season 12, Respawn has released a total of 68 EVA-8 skins in Apex Legends. Among these, 13 legendary, 10 epic, 29 rare, and 16 common skins are available for this Shotgun.
Best EVA-8 Skins in Apex Legends (A Complete Tier List)
Now we’ll rank each of the Legendary EVA-8 skins that Respawn has released in Apex Legends thus far, putting them into three categories: S-Tier, A-Tier, and B-Tier.
The S-Tier skins are the cherry-pick EVA-8 Cosmetics that every player would love to own, followed by the A-Tier skins, which are rare and tough contenders to the S-Tier counterparts. However, compared to the S and A-Tier EVA-8 skins, the B-Tier ones feel and look very common. So we will put the B-Tier skins at the bottom of the list.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to creating a Tier list for these skins. All of the skins listed here are deserving of being included elsewhere on the list. This Tier list is entirely subjective, and you can switch between these skins according to your personal preferences and approach to the game.
This list is intended primarily to assist newcomers and veteran players looking for some of the best-looking legendary EVA 8 skins in the game.
- Best(S-Tier): Identity Theft, Prime Time, The Bone Collector
- Good(A-Tier): Noble Truth, Master Key, Rolling Thunder, Kinetic Energy
- Average(B-Tier): Guardian of Atlantis, Scaled Steel, Royal Charge
Top 10 Best EVA-8 skins in Apex Legends
Here, we’ll aim to highlight some of Respawn’s best-looking legendary EVA-8 skins thus far in Season 12. The EVA-8 has a good number of cool-looking skins, so this top ten list will serve as a reference for players for easy picks. In addition, this list will be ranked from worst to the best.
10. Scaled Steel
Scaled Steel is a recolor 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 a major flaw, as when you ADS with this skin, the dragon ears block a lot of your visions which might create unwanted visibility issues during a fight.
9. Guardian of Atlantis
Guardian of Atlantis is Legendary stock skin for EVA-8. The skin shape looks identical to the Scaled Steel. However, the simplistic design with the blue and silver color combination and a touch of gold accent make the skin superior to its fellow competitors.
8. Kinetic Energy
The Kinetic Energy EVA-8 skin does not look anything special at first. The skin looks more like a heavy power tool that can hold huge kinetic energy. This skin was featured in the Season 9 Genesis Collection Event. It was a part of the Legacy Maps reward, where players could unlock it by collecting 5000 points. Players that love vibrant colors might like this skin.
7. Rolling Thunder
Rolling Thunder looks like skin that is made with the scraps of a motorbike, making it look more badass. It is a part of the Battle Pass in Season 12 of Apex Legends, and it could be unlocked at Level 1 of the Premium Battle Pass by purchasing it.
6. Santa’s Little Slayer
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 up with a nice red ribbon create a joyful vibe for players. The skin seems like a gift from Santa Claus himself.
5. Master Key
Master Key skin is a recolor of The Bone Collector skin for EVA-8. The skin has a royal paladin vibe because of its combination of golden and red colors that actually look gorgeous
4. Noble Truth
Noble Truth is a clean and minimalistic EVA-8 skin that looks like it is made from off-white color ceramic with a touch of blue chrome accent. This is the EVA-8 skin for those who like things simple. Noble Truth is also a Legendary stock skin for EVA-8.
3. The Bone Collector
The Bone Collector is a very sophisticated skin because of its subtle details throughout the body that makes it look like a work of art. The Wooden Stock, Trigger, and Handguard add more contrast against the golden highlighting color of the weapon.
2. Prime Time
Prime Time is a recolor of the Noble Truth EVA-8 skin. If you like The Joker from Batman, you will surely like this skin because of its green and purple color combination. Apart from the color, the skin also looks clean because of its minimalistic design.
1. Identity Theft
Identity Theft is a personally handcrafted EVA-8 skin made by Rampart. Rampart is the master craftsman of weapons, mods, and skins that are not only functional but also look dope. The Identity Theft has a futuristic look to it and is arguably the best fan-favorite skin for EVA-8. The skin was released in the Aftermarket Collection Event in Season 6.
The event and recolor skins may ultimately make their way 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.
However, Respawn has announced that battle pass skins from Season 11 and onwards may be available in an event-specific skin package in the future.
Upcoming EVA-8 Skins
As of 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.
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