Apex Legends has turned up the heat since the launch of Season 5. The developers introduced us to Loba and made several other significant changes and adjustments. Although the new season didn’t bring any new weapons, the game still boasts a wide variety of powerful weapons. While some are genuinely better than others, each gun is unique in its own way.
Multiple weapons received tweaks with the new update, so it’s time to assess which ones are a viable asset in your quest to become the champion. Here, we will list our top 5 picks from an impressive pool of versatile weapons for Season 5.
#5 Best weapon in Apex Legends Season 5: Mastiff
The season 5 update rotated this beast out of the care packages and made it a regular shotgun. Although it received a nerf, the Mastiff still dominates in close combat. Considering all pellets hit the target, the Mastiff will knock a player with 2-3 shots, compared to 4 shots for its counterparts. With some practice, you can conveniently take your opponent down with 2 well-placed shots. This compensates for the lack of fire rate, and the pellet spread is better when aiming down sight. Moreover, using the iron sight, precisely shows where the pellets are headed. So if you can get close enough and line up your shots correctly, you can consistently deal 100+ damage.
#4 Best weapon in Apex Legends Season 5: Havoc
The time to kill for this AR is almost similar to the VK-47 Flatline, even without the charge-up. Despite receiving increased recoils (horizontal, vertical, first two shots) with the season 5 update, one can master the recoil patterns by putting in some effort. The recoil pattern is typically vertical in nature. So, with enough practice, you can laser opponents by landing headshots consistently. Moreover, another essential feature is the Havoc’s fast bullet travel (projectile) speed, which makes connecting shots at longer distances more manageable. Thus, the Havoc is a formidable option at long range.
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#3 Best weapon in Apex Legends Season 5: R-99
This SMG has a very fast reload time and can be equipped with Digital Threat. Although all the SMGs somewhat lack in movement speed while aiming down sights, it is much better compared to the ARs. This feature increases the movement potential for players, allowing them to strafe efficiently. The R-99 has a rapid rate of fire and the best projectile speed among other SMGs. Moreover, the R-99 enables effective and precise hip fire, and the time to draw the SMGs is also much better, as opposed to the ARs. Thus, SMGs are crucial in Apex Legends and rank highly, even with comparatively more time to kill.
#2 Best weapon in Apex Legends Season 5: Prowler
For similar reasons mentioned above, this SMG also ranks high. However, unlike its counterparts, the Prowler has a much larger magazine size, fitting up to 35 bullets. The gun handling is more stable, and when coupled with the Selectfire Receiver Hop-Up attachment, it becomes one of the most powerful and deadliest weapons in the game. Now that Loba has joined the roster, finding the right attachments is much handier.
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#1 Best weapon in Apex Legends Season 5: Wingman
The season 5 update made the Skullpiercer Hop-Up attachment for this pistol available once again. It adds more muscle to the weapon, especially for those who can land headshots consistently. The Wingman has damage per shot that rivals the heaviest of sniper rifles, and one can use ADS at the same speed as if they were hip firing. Moreover, the reload speed, as well as the bullet travel speed, is pretty fast. Strafing and shooting at someone 100 meters away, with the Wingman, is far more accurate, than with sniper rifles. This makes it stand out even at long ranges and makes it a devastating weapon. Thus, the Wingman features at #1.
Well, that wraps up our top 5 weapons for Apex Legends Season 5. With such diversity of weapons and legends, the opportunities are infinite, and each player has a unique style of gameplay. There are several impressive weapons worthy of a feature on the list. So, if you don’t see your favorite weapon on the list, that doesn’t mean its bad. Let us know in the comments, which are your top 5 weapons in Apex Legends Season 5?