Best Flatline Skins in Apex Legends 2023: All Skins Ranked from Worst to Best

Here we’ll rank all the Flatline skins that Respawn has released so far in Apex Legends.

Respawn Entertainment stunned the video gaming world by releasing Apex Legends, which is basically a battle royale spin-off of their Titanfall franchise. Aside from a fresh new take on the battle royale genre with hero shooter-like abilities, the gunplay and the ease of movement also made the game stand out amongst the sea of other battle royale games.

On top of that, the game initially launched with a pretty diverse roster of firearms. From sharpshooting sniper rifles to skill-focused weapons, Apex packed quite a punch in its weapon department.

Among them, Flatline stood out from the crowd as a reliable competitor to the beloved R-301. As most of the weapons were originally from Titanfall, diehard fans of the Titanfall franchise already expected it to show up in one form or another.

As it is an assault rifle, it packs quite a punch. However, it is also really difficult to control at further distances due to heavy recoil. Despite that, this AK-47 look-alike cemented itself as part of the weapon meta in Apex Legends.

Since Apex Legends is a free-to-play game with in-game microtransactions, players can choose to spend real-world money to customize their play sessions. As such, over the years, Respawn has released quite a few amusing skins for the Flatline.

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How Many Flatline Skins are there in Apex Legends?

Right now, in season 16 of Apex Legends, Respawn has released 86 skins for Flatline. Among them, there are 22 Legendary, 14 Epic, 31 Rare, and lastly, 16 Common skins.

Best Flatline Skins in Apex Legends (A Complete Tier List)

Now, we’ll rank every legendary Flatline skin in Apex and put them into three distinct categories: S-Tier, A-Tier, and B-Tier. S-Tier skins are basically the cream of the crop when it comes to Flatline skins in the game. Usually, these skins are really rare. As such, they are highly sought after by the Apex community.

A-Tier skins are also really good, but they aren’t as rare or sought after by the Apex community as their superior S-Tier counterparts. And lastly, there are B-Tier skins. In short, they are just average when it comes to their popularity within the player base. Consequently, they are categorized as B-Tier skin.

As with any other tier list, this one will be extremely subjective. This list will be ideal for newcomers and returning veterans looking for sick-looking Flatline skins.

Best(S-Tier)Heat Sink, Heavy Metal, Revelations,
Good(A-Tier)Slayer’s Lancer, Hell Shell, Teal Zeal, Cord Cutter, Killer Carapace,
Average(B-Tier)Molten Mayhem, Chooser of the Slain, Chained Beast

Top 10 Best Flatline skins in Apex Legends

Right now, in season 10 so far, Respawn has released a lot of noteworthy Flatline skins in the game. Here we’ll showcase ten of the best ones to let players know which skins to look forward to in case any of them ever returns to the storefront in a future limited-time event.

1. Heat Sink

Heat Sink
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Heat Sink was released back in season 4 as a part of the exclusive battle pass level 100 reactive skin. Since this was exclusive to battle pass completionists, this has slowly become one of the game’s rarest and most sought-after Flatline skins.

The old battle pass skins are becoming more desirable by the Apex community as time goes by. And understandably, this one and its other metallic recolor called “Heavy Metal” is considered to be the best Flatline skins in the entire game.

Unfortunately, this skin won’t be available to purchase again as this was a battle pass exclusive skin. But that will change starting season 11.

Other alternatives and variants:

  • Heavy Metal

2. Revelations

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Revelations is one of the most gorgeous Flatline skins in the game. The skin was paired with the Revenant skin with the same name. Revelations is inspired by the anime character Evangalion, so many anime fans are in love with the skin. Even if it wasn’t inspired by an anime character, the look of the skin alone could impress anyone.

3. Harlequin

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Harlequin was part of an Octane-specific joker-themed bundle from Respawn. Aside from the battle pass level 100 skins, this one is also a fan-favorite Flatline skin. The overall gold and red aesthetic paired with joker face masks on the side of the skin really gives it a unique look.

4. Slayer’s Lancer

Slayer's Lancer
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Slayer’s Lancer was part of the champion edition skin featuring Seer. The white gold colorway definitely caught the attention of the Apex community, and it quickly became a fan favorite skin. Respawn definitely didn’t disappoint with this champion edition bundle.

Other alternatives and variants:

  • Hell Shell

5. Teal Zeal

Teal Zeal
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Respawn introduced the Teal Zeal Flatline skin with the Lost Treasures Collection Event. As the name suggests, it features a Teal colorway with subtle silver highlights at the back. And the steampunk aesthetics of the skin really turned some heads within the Apex player base.

6. Cord Cutter

Cord Cutter
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Cord Cutter was part of Season 9’s Genesis Collection Event in 2021. This skin made a return during the Anniversary Collection Event in February of 2022 in a bundle. This skin then made a return in the Golden Week Sale in April of 2022, where it was featured in a bundle.

7. Killer Carapace

Killer Carapace
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Although Killer Carapace is a free skin that was rewarded to players in the Beast of Prey Collection Event, it is one of the best Flatline skins in the game. The mixture of greens with the addition of a futuristic-looking body of the skin makes the skin a first pick, even among the pros.

8. Molten Mayhem

Molten Mayhem
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Molten Mayhem was once a part of the Spellbound Collection Event for Season 15. The unique lava-like effect carved into the skin sets this skin apart from its rivals.

9. Chooser of the Slain

Chooser of the Slain
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Chooser of the Slain was part of the Lifeline Edition skin bundle. It features a really cool-looking white and gold colorway with subtle maroon accent colors. All in all, it is one of the better-looking Flatline skins in the game.

10. Chained Beast

Chained Beast
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The Chained Beast was part of the season 8 battle pass. As per the bombastic, over-the-top season 8 battle pass theme, Respawn went all in for this one and created this red-colored beast featuring chains.

Will Past Flatline Event Skins Ever Return?

Unfortunately, the past battle pass-specific Flatline skins will not return to the storefront ever again, as they were an exclusive reward for that season. However, other recolors and event skins might return in the form of a recolor.

Upcoming Flatline Skins

As of writing, there has been no new development regarding any new Flatline skins in the game. We’ll definitely highlight more Flatline skins as soon as they get announced.

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