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Apex Legends stats show which weapons deal most damage

Published: 14/Mar/2020 15:13 Updated: 15/Mar/2020 12:46

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends player has revealed the weapons with the best damage per second (DPS) in the battle royale and the results are pretty interesting.

In order to succeed in a battle royale like Apex Legends, aside from needing the luck to be on your side, you need to have the best loadout possible. This means trying to tweak weapons as you progress through games – either by picking up better ones or adding attachments to the ones you have.

You could win a game by solely using a pistol but if you don’t get that lucky, or have the skill to do so, you’re probably going to need something that deals the most damage. But which weapon does just that in Apex Legends? Well, the DPS – or damage per second – stats for the current crop of weapons has been revealed.

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Having the best loadout possible will help you score a win in Apex Legends.

Redditor Adanub drew up their graph after some testing and posted it to the Apex Legends subreddit for all to see. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Devotion – which can only be acquired through in-game supply drops – leads the way in both body and headshot damage stats, but looking further down the list reveals some pretty interesting findings. 

The P2020 with the Hammerpoint Rounds hop-up is the second-best DPS gun when it comes to body shots, dealing a touch over 230 damage per second to unshielded targets. Though, there is a gap between that and the third-placed L-STAR.

Further down the list, Adanub revealed that the Prowler on auto mode comes out significantly better than using it as a burst weapon in both categories – which might come as a surprise to some fans. 

Highest damage weapons in Apex Legends

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Apex Legends damage per second chart.

The Redditor offered an update to their initial list, changing the ranking based on the initial damage that a gun gives off. Based on the damage you can cause in one second, the P2020 with the Hammerpoint Rounds hop-up jumps up to claim top spot, while the Prowler burst and auto modes take second and third respectively.

One of the biggest drops down the list comes in the form of the Devotion LMG, though, the Redditor notes that the LMG’s wind-up mechanic is taken into consideration for the ranking.

Apex Legends weapons initial damage chart

Of course, stats are one thing but picking which weapons you want to use does usually come down to comfortability and familiarity with them.

Though, you could start to switch up your set-up now that you know which weapons are likely to lead you to glory.

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Apex Legends fixes annoying Rampart & Treasure Pack bugs in Dec 1 patch

Published: 1/Dec/2020 20:51 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 20:54

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends devs have rolled out fixes for frustrating Season 7 bugs that makes players face an infinite loading screen and a separate glitch causing Rampart’s turret not to stick to the Trident.

Treasure packs returned to Apex for Season 7, as a way to keep the battle pass interesting and give players something to come back and search for every single day, if you don’t get trapped, that is.

The packs have become a significant part of Apex matches since players don’t want to miss one and fall behind on completing the set and miss out on some cosmetics.

For some though, the packs have caused major issues during Season 7 though, as a bug would randomly lock them in a loading screen.

An Apex Legends treasure pack
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Treasure Packs were introduced in Apex Legends season 6, and now they’ve caused quite the headache.

That wasn’t all throwing players off. Rampart mains also found that, while it was advertised in the Season 7 trailer, the legend’s turret wouldn’t always stick to the new Trident vehicles.

Both of these bugs have definitely been getting under players’ skin, but the good news is Respawn have rolled out a fix for both issues that will hopefully put an end to the incoveniences.

“As an FYI, we’ve deployed a small patch to re-enable the ability to place Rampart’s turret on the Trident as well as provide a fix for players who are getting stuck on certain menu pages,” Apex wrote on Twitter on Dec. 1.

This means that once you log in following the update, treasure packs should no longer get you caught in a loop, and Rampart can once again fire Sheila atop the Trident.

Previous reports claimed that another update had been rolled out to try and fix the treasure pack glitch already, but if you’ve been on Apex’s Reddit recently you’ll see still numerous posts of people still encountering it, and a similar issue with getting stuck on the main loading screen as well.

Despite a few bumps like this along the way, Season 7 has generally been well-received by the Apex community, so hopefully, this patch takes care of these issues for good and let us get back to playing.