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Apex Legends • Apr 12, 2019

Apex Legends: Devotion or Spitfire? The pros and cons of each gun

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Apex Legends: Devotion or Spitfire? The pros and cons of each gun
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There are two different LMGs in Apex Legends - Spitfire and Devotion - and both can be useful in the right situation.

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Apex Legends features a plethora of different guns but not all guns are created equal.

For example, while there are several different shotguns, you might find yourself favoring one over the other in many situations. One thing everyone can agree on is the Mozambique continues to just belong on the ground far from anyone's inventory.

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Finding the right gun is important in Apex Legends.

With just two light machine guns in the game, however, fans have been debating what of the two is the best choice for any given situation. 

The two LMGs in question are indeed the Spitfire and Devotion, two guns similar in name but different in pretty much every other way.

Spitfire vs. Devotion

An Apex Legends player who goes by DAIQRY on YouTube uploaded a video looking at the differences between the two guns, covering fire rate, damage and much more to determine what comes out on top.

One thing that helps the Spitfire early on is it's able to start shooting immediately while the Devotion needs to charge up for about a second before it starts shooting.

Here's a look at how the Spitfire and Devotion stack up damage wise. You can also check out our weapon guide for more information.

  • Spitfire
    • Body: 20 damage points
    • Head: 40 damage points
  • Devotion
    • Body: 17 damage points
    • Head: 34 damage points

Once the Devotion revs up, it will shoot faster than the Spitfire so it can gain some ground there and actually deal out some more damage.

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Devotion or Spitfire?

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What's the conclusion? Spitfire or Devotion?

The Spitfire will definitely be a good option in the early-game since players will still be fighting without the best gear in hand. However, as the game progresses, the Devotion still has its strengths and it will do better when facing a full squad due to the higher fire rate.

In the video, it seems like the Spitfire is easily the better gun, but if you manage to grab the Turbocharger for the Devotion, it will make it a no-brainer since it pretty much wipes out the charge time. Without a Turbocharger, it seems like the Spitfire gets the slight edge. 

As is the case with many guns in Apex Legends, though, both of these options are still pretty powerful in their own right and can get the job done in a pinch.