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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.

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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. 

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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

Reddit: Adanub
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.

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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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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.