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5 most underrated weapons in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Aug/2020 16:12 Updated: 28/Aug/2020 17:10

by James Busby

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The Apex Legends meta is constantly shifting and while it can be tempting to use the overpowered Legends and weapons, it’s sometimes best to shake things up with some rather unconventional picks. Here, we break down 5 of the most underrated weapons you should be using.

Apex Legends’ Season 6 update has brought lots of exciting content to Respawn’s battle royale. Not only is there a new Legend that aims to drastically change the way players defend, but there’s also a deadly SMG that has entered the top tier ranks. Using the best guns will certainly give you an edge, but it won’t always guarantee you a win. 

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Those that are willing to master a wide variety of weapons will usually be able to outgun any players that simply stick to meta. After all, every new update brings forward a wave of changes that bring certain guns into the top tier rankings. While the weapons below may not be the best in their individual categories, they do have a great deal of potential if you’re willing to give them a chance. 

P2020 (Hammerpoint Rounds)

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The P2020 may not look imposing, but it can melt unshielded enemies.

While the P2020 may not be the most favorable gun in Apex Legends, it does have great kill potential when kitted out with the Hammerpoint Rounds Hop-Up. These modified rounds deal huge amounts of damage to unshielded targets, allowing you to quickly melt through your foe’s health with just a few shots. 

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This punchy pistol also has great hip-fire accuracy and a very fast reload, making it a great close-quarters weapon. Simply shred through any shielded enemies with your primary, then switch to the P2020 to finish off any unprotected targets. Even if you miss a few rounds, the semi-auto nature of this pistol makes landing follow-up shots extremely easy. The P2020 may not be the most coveted gun in Apex Legends, but this pintsize pistol certainly punches well above its weight. 

Havoc Rifle

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The Havoc can get you out of a tough situation when kitted out with the right attachments.

The charge-up nature of this assault rifle often puts a lot of players off, but if you’re willing to give the Havoc a chance, then you might just be pleasantly surprised. Both World’s Edge and Kings Canyon are absolutely huge, so it’s not uncommon to get caught up in mid-range fights. As a result, having a rifle that you can rely on and maintain accuracy at distance is imperative. 

Fortunately, the Havoc can effectively down distant targets thanks to its high bullet velocity. If that wasn’t enough, this rifle has incredible DPS, especially when you equip a Turbocharger. While it may get outclassed by the R-99 and Volt during close-quarter scenarios, its hip-fire accuracy is nothing to be frowned at. 

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EVA-8 Auto (Double Tap)

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This underdog shotgun can make short work of even the tankiest of foes.

The EVA-8 Auto is usually only used during the early-game when players are desperately scrambling for loot. In fact, this shotgun is barely seen at all during mid to late-game firefights. Instead, the majority of players often equip either the Mastiff or Peacekeeper when seeking out those close-quarters brawls. 

Unlike the other shotguns in the game, the EVA-8 is fully automatic and allows players quickly pepper opponents with lethal rounds. Combine this with the increased fire rate from the Epic Shotgun Bolt and two-shot burst from the Double Tap Trigger, and you have yourself an extremely powerful shotgun. 

L-STAR EMG

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While it may no longer be a Legendary weapon drop, the L-STAR still packs a punch.

This plasma fueled LMG used to be a care package only weapon, but now the L-STAR can be found as normal floor loot. While the L-STAR may not be as strong as it was back in Season 2, it’s still more than capable of rivaling the weapons at the very top. The Titanfall 2 LMG has an incredibly fast fire rate and its large projectiles make landing shots incredibly easy, particularly in close to mid-range engagements. 

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Obviously, the big downside to L-STAR is that it overheats after 23 shots. However, this can be mitigated by simply avoid going full-auto. In fact, you never need to reload at all if you simply fire in short bursts. Not only does this allow you to apply a lot of pressure, but it also gives you great kill potential in prolonged engagements. 

Longbow (Skullpiercer Rifling)

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Claim plenty of kills with the Longbow’s Skullpiercer headshot multiplier.

The Triple Take is currently wreaking havoc in Apex Legends thanks to the recent Season 6 buffs, but the Longbow is still a worthy addition to your arsenal. Make sure you kit it out with the Skullpiercer Rifling Hop-Up to increase the weapon’s headshot damage. Once attached, the Longbow can down an enemy in just a few hits, especially when your bullets penetrate through multiple foes. 

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Having a sniper that can hold a decent amount of ammo is also incredibly beneficial, particularly when you don’t want to keep reloading – in fact, the Longbow has the largest magazine size out of all snipers in the game. Of course, this sniper rifle is only as good as your aim, so try to only use it when gunning for those long-distance kills and for those times where you need to charge up your shield. 


If you add these 5 underrated weapons to your arsenal, you’ll be able to secure more kill no matter the meta. Make sure you follow @TitanfallBlog for all the latest Apex Legends news and updates.

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How to get Apex Legends Champion Edition: Release date, price, skins

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:19 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 18:39

by Tanner Pierce

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The Apex Legends Champion Edition bundle is bringing a slew of skins, exclusive weapon charms, and more in Season 7. Here’s everything you need to know from the price to the release date.

Previous Apex Legends editions have included skins and cosmetics, plus Apex Coins. The Champion Edition goes a step further however, as it will unlock all the post-launch Legends leading up to Season 7.

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This is perfect if you’re just starting out in Apex Legends and want to get caught up, and it will also fit in nicely with the game’s release on new platforms like Switch and Steam later in the year.

Apex Legends Champion Edition price

The appropriately-titled Champion Edition, includes eight items, including some awesome skins, a weapon charm, and more, all for $39.99. While that is a pretty steep price compared to previous bundle editions, EA says what is included is worth $100, so relatively, this is a great deal.

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Players get a ton of content with the Champion Edition, including some extra character and weapon skins, free unlocks, and more.

Champion Edition content

Just by purchasing the bundle, players will have access to all legends that were released up to season 7 automatically, including the yet-to-be-announced legend coming with the aforementioned season. This means that if you’re a new player or you just haven’t played the game in a while, you won’t have to worry about grinding in order to unlock the Legends.

In addition to those free unlocks, the Champion Edition also includes seven legendary skins. Fans will be able to get their hands on skins for Legends and weapons:

  • 9 character unlocks (all Legends up to Season 7):
    • Caustic, Mirage, Octane, Wattson, Crypto, Revenant, Loba, Rampart, and the Season 7 Legend
  • 7 Exclusive Legendary items:
    • “Risen Queen” Wraith skin
    • “Forged Knight” Revenant skin
    • “Hallowed Spirit” Crypto skin
    • “Curse of the Awaken” Triple Take skin
    • “Slayer’s Lancer” Flatline skin
    • “Jaded Myth” Sentinel skin
    • “Emperor Nessy XIV” Gun Charm
  • 1,000 Apex Coins

Finally, players will also get a Golden Nessie weapon charm (based on the long-running Titanfall and Apex Easter egg), as well as 1,000 Apex Coins.

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Champion Edition Release Date

According to Respawn, the Champion Edition will release at the start of Season 7, which is set to start on November 10, 2020, if everything goes according to plan. This means that you only have to wait a month to get your hands on this bundle.

The bundle will be purchasable from both digital storefronts on PlayStation, Xbox and Origin, as well as retail stores in the form of a download card.