How to master the P2020 in Apex Legends: tips, damage stats & DPS

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The P2020 is hardly something you want to be stuck with in Apex Legends. However, if you find yourself desperate, here’s how you can get the most out of the semi-automatic pistol.

We’re not going to sugar coat this ⁠— the P2020 is not a gun you want to run for long in Apex Legends. You’ve just dropped in, it’s on the floor, and you need something to fight with.

While we recommend you replace it at your earliest convenience, there’s a way to get the most out of the pistol. We’ve got all the tips and tricks you need to know about the P2020 so you can use it, even when you’re in the most sticky of situations.

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Ah yes, everyone’s favorite sight in Apex Legends: A P2020 on the ground while everyone has rifles. Don’t fear, though.

Apex Legends P2020 damage stats

The P2020 is one of the lowest damage guns in the game per bullet, and it’s gotten even worse since the removal of the Hammerpoint Rounds hop-up in Apex Legends Season 9.

At only 15 damage a bullet to the body, and 23 to the head, it’ll take almost an entire 12-round base mag to take down an enemy if you wildly click and pray. It gets out damaged by practically every gun in the game because of this. Nevertheless, here’s the full damage stats for the P2020:

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Body Part Damage
Head 23 (1.5x)
Body 15
Leg 14 (0.9x)

P2020 attachments

The P2020 doesn’t have many attachments. It’s got your stock-standard extended magazine and a selection of short-ranged scopes.

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The Digital Threat and Legendary Extended Light Magazine are the best way to make the gun more effective. However, they’d be more impactful on a superior weapon. So, don’t hesitate to swap them over the moment you find one.

Extended Light Magazine

  • Common: 14 rounds
  • Rare: 16 rounds
  • Epic: 18 rounds
  • Legendary: 18 rounds


  • 1x Holo
  • 1x HCOG “Classic”
  • 2x HCOG “Bruiser”
  • 1x-2x Variable Holo
  • 1x Digital Threat

Good for the first fight

Let’s be real; the P2020 is a last-resort weapon. You’ve dropped, found nothing, and you need to start fighting. We’re not going to talk up this gun as the next big thing because it’s arguably the worst gun in the game.

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However, it’s better than fighting with your bare fists (debatable, but we’re pretty sure). Be sure to ditch it as early as possible, but if you’re desperate, just hipfire and click as fast as you can. It can get through its rounds pretty quickly with minimal recoil, so it’s good in close quarters before the fall-off kicks in.

Apex Legends P2020Respawn Entertainment
The P2020 has never been a top-tier weapon, and it’s gotten even worse now that the Hammerpoint Rounds hop-up is gone.

Use it to finish off enemies rather than open a fight

The P2020 isn’t a great weapon in the heat of battle. Even if you’re accurate, it will inevitably be overpowered and out-damaged by superior weapons.

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However, it can be useful to finish off enemies, especially in early scuffles. The premise is simple. Break an enemy’s armor with your primary weapon, then instead of reloading, switch to the P2020 and finish them off.

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