Apex Legends players have had plenty of time with the new content in Season 9: Legacy, and just like any season, the changes in the patch notes have definitely influenced a new weapon meta. Let’s get into it and see which weapons are at the top of the Apex Legends weapon tier list.
Apex Legends Legacy has seen players experience the new Arenas mode, Valkyrie, Infested Olympus, and the Bocek Bow. Although there will be a bit of a “dry spell” content-wise until the end of June, Season 9 has been a great success so far.
Before release, Respawn Entertainment released the Legacy patch notes where we got to see the nerfs and buffs for all the weapons, but now players have had some time with the new season, it is more clear what weapons are in the meta.
As it’s a new season, we thought it would be helpful to compose a tier list for all the weapons in Legacy, as well as the best weapons in each class, so let’s jump into it.
The tier system:
- S-Tier weapons are the best
- A-Tier are amazing in their own right
- B-Tier weapons are just missing something
- C-Tier are weapons that players should avoid
Apex Legends Season 9 Legacy weapon tier list
- S-Tier: Bocek Bow, L-Star, Sentinel, R-301, Peacekeeper, Prowler, Kraber, Triple Take
- A-Tier: Volt, Alternator, Flatline, G7 Scout, Wingman, Charge Rifle, Eva-8, Spitfire
- B-Tier: Hemlock, Havoc, Mastiff, Devotion, 30-30 Repeater, Longbow
- C-Tier: Mozambique, P2020, RE-45
Best weapons in Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy
The proceeding list is the best weapons in the current Apex Legends meta for each class, excluding the care package weapons. The Triple Take, Kraber, and Prowler are all-powerful, but you won’t find them in most games, hence their exclusion.
Best LMG – L-Star
After receiving multiple nerfs in Season 9, the Spitfire has made way for a new LMG to take center stage, the L-Star. Since its release back in Season 2, the L-Star has been severely underrated. However, with the introduction of Arenas, players are starting to use it more and appreciate how good it can be due to its low price.
Unlike any other weapon, the L-Star doesn’t have a magazine. It features a cool-down system that plays a reload animation if players hold down the trigger for too long. The way to get the most out of the L-Star is by learning the timing of the cooldown, holding down fire until you feel as if the L-Star is close to overcharging, stopping for a second, then continuing to unload once the charge has reset.
The one category the L-Star definitely underperforms in is long-ranged engagements, mostly due to the slower bullet velocity and the fact that you have to follow your shots with this weapon. However, with some practice, players can still do work with it, and it actually deals a decent amount of damage from range.
By far, the best thing about the L-Star, and what makes it the best LMG for us, is how great it can be in close quarters combat and even medium range. The ability to continuously fire and even remain accurate with hip fire in tight engagements is exactly why the L-Star shines in Season 9.
Best SMG – Volt
Since the R-99 received a nerf back in Season 8, the Volt has taken its place at the top of the SMGs, with the Alternator coming close in second. The Volt is a great close-ranged weapon, but it is the best SMG because of its range versatility.
Of course, at close range, the weapon shreds and is even very accurate when firing from the hip. The recoil is also very easy to control, especially with attachments, and the Volt works great with a 2x bruiser to make sure you’re hitting those shots even from some range.
The ability to gun someone down at both close and medium range, as well as great iron sights, is what makes the Volt the best SMG in Apex Legends Legacy.
Best AR – R-301
The R-301 is the most reliable weapon in Apex Legends Legacy and has been for a while now. Not only is the recoil extremely easy to control, but it also has long-range capabilities with the Anvil Receiver Hop-up, as well as close-range fire rate and hip-fire accuracy.
The R-301 is always a great weapon to pick up and allows you to be more experimental with your secondary, as you can use it as a closer or longer-ranged weapon.
Best Sniper – Sentinel
Now that the Longbow has been nerfed with the removal of Skullpiercer and the Triple Take has become a care package weapon, the Sentinel is now the strongest sniper in the game.
Even without the shield cell charge up, which is very strong, the Sentinel performs well. Although it has a slow fire rate, it hits hard in the chest and especially the head.
Apart from the Kraber, the Sentinel has the greatest damage per bullet in the sniper category, usually dropping someone in 2 to 3 shots, and it’s even more efficient when it’s amped up with shield cells.
Best Marksman Rifle – Bocek Bow
The Bocek Bow is the latest addition to the weapons in Apex Legends, becoming part of the new category, Marksman Rifles. Even though it received a nerf on May 11, which reduced the damage and ammo capacity, the weapon is still powerful.
Every shot with the bow is lethal, but headshots deal incredible damage, hitting over 100 on players who even have a purple helmet. One of the main reasons it’s so strong is because of how silent it is. Gaining an angle on someone and taking them out when they have no idea where you are can feel very satisfying.
Further, it is also the only weapon in the game that takes two Hop-ups, Shatter Caps and Deadeyes Tempo, which are both very good. Shatter Caps converts the Bocek Bow into a shotgun, dealing damage up-close, while Deadeyes Tempo allows players to increase the fire rate upon successful pullbacks.
As well as the huge damage output, these are the reasons the Bocek Bow is arguable the strongest weapon in the game right now.
Best Shotgun – Peacekeeper
After being replaced by the Triple Take as a care package weapon, the Peacekeeper finally returns to floor loot. The Peacekeeper feels just as good as it ever has, now with the Precision Choke built-in, making it a great choice for close and even medium range.
As the Mastiff received a big nerf last season, the Peacekeeper officially took its place as the strongest shotgun in the game.
Best Pistol – Wingman
This isn’t a tough decision, as the Wingman is only competing with the RE-45 and the P2020. However, the Wingman is still the hard-hitting powerhouse it has always been.
If you’re hitting your shots with this weapon, it’s extremely deadly and a great option as a secondary for anyone with a fast, rushing playstyle. Although it has a slight nerf with the removal of Skullpiercer, it’s still powerful and can still hold the Quickdraw Hop-up, allowing for a fast ADS.
There you have it, the tier list and best weapons in each class for Apex legends Season 9: Legacy. For more on Apex, keep it locked on Charlie INTEL for news and updates, and if you liked this article, check out our recent one on the best Legends to use in the Arenas.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
How to check Apex Legends item shop without being in-game
If you’ve ever wanted to check the Apex Legends item shop without actually being on the game, we’ve got a great tip for you.
We’ve found a great way for you to check the Apex Legends item shop without actually being on the game. So let’s get into the details.
Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale that contains an in-game store for players to purchase various cosmetics. Apart from collection events and special sales like the recent ALGS Animal Kingdom bundle, the Apex Legends item shop will rotate cosmetics and put recolors up in the exclusive section of the store.
If you’ve ever wanted to see what is in this item shop without actually having to go on the game, there’s an easy way for you to do so.
However, for those looking to get a specific skin or recolor, you may constantly be checking the item shop when it refreshes stock to find that exclusive skin you’ve been waiting for.
If this moment comes when you aren’t able to check the store in-game, there is a handy way to do so without having to boot up Apex Legends.
How to check the Apex Legends item shop
The best way to find out what is in-store on the Apex Legends item shop is through a handy website called apexitemstore.
This website will give you a breakdown of the current items in both the “Featured” section and “Exclusive” section of the item shop, as well as how long they will be in the store.
Featured items are those that can be purchased with Apex Coins and are already in the game. However, although they are in the game, the only way players can obtain these items is through crafting them or in Apex Packs.
Crafting these items takes a lot of Crafting Materials that take a long time to get. Further, getting a specific item in a pack leaves it down to luck, meaning you might have to spend a decent amount of money before getting what you want.
Therefore, the store’s featured items give those players a chance to get a specific item that they want on a one-time purchase with Apex Coins, which is a lifesaver for those who really want a certain skin, especially if it is for a recolor.
Exclusive items are on the right side of the store and are generally called “recolors,” as they are different colorways of already present skins in the game. To purchase exclusive items, players must have the original item of the recolor, which they can purchase with Apex Coins.
Not only does this give players a chance to get a specific skin they have wanted with Apex Coins, but it also throws in a recolor they can purchase with Legend Tokens, which is the game’s free currency that is passively obtained just by playing.
The website also allows players to check out every Legend and weapon skin ever released, recolors and all, which is great for those interested in seeing past items that may become available in the future.
That’s how you can check the current item shop contents in Apex Legends without being in-game. For more, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on how to unlink and link Apex Legends and EA accounts.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment/apexitemstore
How to unlink and link Apex Legends and EA accounts
Here’s how you can link your EA account to your Apex Legends profile in order to play the game, or switch the account you play on.
Apex Legends is developed by Respawn Entertainment, a studio under Electronic Arts, or EA. In order to play the battle royale you will need to link your active account to your EA account, so here is how to do so.
Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale developed by an EA studio, Respawn Entertainment. This means that to play the game, your platform account will need to be linked to your EA account in order to play online and save your progress.
While there is cross-platform play on Apex Legends, cross-progression is not yet available, which means you won’t be able to play on the same account on multiple platforms. So, for those who have switched platforms and now need to link their EA account once again, here’s how to do so.
How to link your Apex Legends to your EA account
On your platform
- Open one of our games on your PlayStation®, Xbox, or Switch.
- For Google Stadia, you can use the account linking page.
- Some games ask you to log in at the start, while others prompt you to sign in to EA servers when you try to access online modes.
- Enter the email address and password for your primary EA Account when you’re asked to log in.
- Once you’ve signed in, your accounts will be linked.
On EA Help
- Click Log In at the top of this page, or any page on help.ea.com.
- Choose the option to sign in using your platform credentials.
- Fill in the login details from your platform in the pop-up.
- All set! Your accounts are linked.
How can I check if I’ve linked my account?
You can check if you’ve linked your accounts before by checking your About Me page on myaccount.ea.com.
Any Xbox Gamertags and PlayStation™Network Online IDs that are linked to your EA Account will show under Connected Accounts. Connected Switch Accounts and Stadia Accounts won’t show here.
Can I link multiple platform account IDs?
An EA Account can only have one of each platform account linked at a time. This means that you can’t link an EA Account to two PlayStation™Network IDs, for example. Instead, you’ll need to create a new EA Account to link to your additional platform accounts. If you try to link additional accounts, you’ll get a message that says Linked accounts found.
If you already have multiple platform accounts linked to an EA Account, they’ll stay linked, but you won’t be able to add more. We suggest choosing your preferred accounts when you link them together.
How to unlink your EA account from your platform account
You can unlink your platform accounts from your EA Account if you want to link them to a different EA Account, as long as your EA Account has never had the same account type linked to it before.
All your EA game progress is linked to your EA Account, not your platform account. That means if you do end up deciding to unlink your persona from one account to link it to another, you’ll lose your game progress.
If you’re having trouble doing any of this, head over to the EA website for further help.
Well, there you have it, that is how you can link, or unlink your EA account to your Apex Legends account. For more, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on the devs teasing some potential Evo shield changes.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
How to add friends on Apex Legends cross-platform play
Cross-platform play lets you play with friends across different platforms in Apex Legends, and here’s how you can add friends in it.
You can play Apex Legends with your friends between PlayStation, Xbox, Origin, Steam, and Nintendo Switch. Here’s how you can add friends through the cross-platform play feature.
Many multiplayer games these days come with cross-platform capabilities. These allow you to invite or join your friends in matches, even if they’re playing on a different console or device than you.
Respawn added this feature to Apex Legends in Season 7, and you can use it to play with your buddies between PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Origin, and Steam. Here’s how you can add friends to play with in cross-platform play.
How to use cross-platform play in Apex Legends
If you play Apex Legends on the PC, then you can only match with other PC players during normal matchmaking. However, it’s a different story for console players.
If you’re on a PlayStation, Switch, or Xbox, then you’ll be paired with other players on consoles. You can still use your system to play with friends on PC, but you’ll need to already be in a party with them before the matchmaking begins.
If you are partied up with a PC player, you will be thrown into lobbies with both console and PC users, so keep this in mind before you complain about controller aim assist or cracked mouse and keyboard aim.
How to add friends in Apex Legends cross-platform play
You can search for players on different platforms through their usernames. Here’s what you need to do:
- Start up and log in to Apex Legends
- Open up the friends menu from the main lobby screen
- Click the Find Friend option
- Enter the player’s in-game name and select search
That’s all you need to do when searching for and adding players. You will have to make sure that you have the username that matches the platform they are playing on.
If you want to change how players can search for you then visit privacy settings, and select “Allow users to search for me by.” You can choose to let others find you through your:
- Email address
- PSN Online ID for PlayStation 4 and 5
- Xbox Live gamertag for Xbox One and X|S
- Nintendo Nickname for Nintendo Switch
How to disable cross-platform play in Apex Legends
You can turn cross-platform play on and off by heading to the settings menu. Disabling this feature will will reduce the number of potential players that you can find during matchmaking.
However, limiting the number of players that you can join a match with will also lead to longer waiting times in the lobby. For that reason, we recommend that you keep cross-platform play enabled.
Is there Cross-progression in Apex Legends?
You can use the same EA account to play Apex Legends on your PC and Xbox by connecting it to your Microsoft account, but you can’t share the progression between those two platforms. So you won’t have any of your unlocked items when playing on another system.
However, Respawn understands the benefits of cross-progression, and they have expressed interest in bringing it to the game in the future. Hopefully, we’ll see it added in an upcoming season.
For more Apex Legends news, stay tuned via Charlie INTEL, and check out our recent article on Respawn teasing Evo Shield balance changes.
Image credits: Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
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