Apex Legends players have had plenty of time with the new content in Season 10: Emergence, and just like any season, the changes in the recent patch notes have definitely influenced the weapon meta. Let’s get into it and see which weapons are at the top of the Apex Legends weapon tier list.
The Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence update has seen players experience various changes to the weapons and Legends.
As it’s a new season, we thought it would be helpful to compose a tier list for all the weapons in Emergence, 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 10: Emergence weapon tier list
- S-Tier: R-301, Alternator, Rampage, Spitfire, Kraber, Wingman
- A-Tier: Flatline, Prowler, R-99, Volt, L-Star, G7 Scout, Triple Take, Eva-8, Sentinel, Charge Rifle
- B-Tier: Havoc, Hemlock, 30-30 Repeater, Bocek Bow, Mastiff, Peacekeeper, Longbow
- C-Tier: Mozambique, P2020, RE-45
Best weapons in Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence
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, Alternator, and Spitfire are all-powerful, but you won’t find them in most games, hence their exclusion.
Best LMG – Rampage
After receiving multiple nerfs in Season 9 and ultimately being put in the care package for Season 10, the Spitfire has made way for the new Rampage LMG to take center stage. The Rampage makes for a great medium to long-range weapon with a large mag, high damage, and a slow fire rate.
Like most new weapons that get put into the game, the Rampage is currently very powerful, so take advantage of it while it lasts. The best thing about the weapon is the option to charge it up with a Thermite Grenade, which speeds up its fire rate and allows you to break doors just by shooting them.
When charged up, the weapon becomes even more deadly as it can be used at closer ranges. However, this weapon definitely excels at longer distances, especially as it has hardly any recoil.
This is why the Rampage takes the top stop for us as the best LMG in Season 10 of Apex Legends, as its ability to do such high, consistent damage at range and the option to speed up its fire rate for closer ranges makes it very strong.
Best SMG – Prowler
Since the Alternator was put in the care package this season, the Prowler has returned to floor loot. Those who remember the Prowler are a great close-range burst SMG that can absolutely destroy the enemy.
With a 5 round burst, the Prowler has the potential to put out some serious damage per second if you can hit your shots. Although the select-fire hop-up has been removed and players can only use the Prowler in burst mode, it actually performs better in the burst mode, and if players get used to hitting shots, it can be very strong.
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 Prowler works great with a 2x Bruiser to make sure you’re hitting those shots even from some range.
The ability to burst someone down from close and medium-range while also having the versatility to maintain accuracy while hip firing makes the Prowler the best SMG in the Emergence update.
Best AR – R-301
The R-301 is the most reliable weapon in Apex Legends Emergence and has been for a while now. Not only is the recoil extremely easy to control for those longer ranged engagements, but the R-301 also has a great fire rate and hip-fire accuracy for those closer ranged battles.
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
Although the Longbow has been buffed to help it since the removal of Skullpiercer, the Sentinel remains the strongest sniper in the game due to its damage capabilities.
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 – G7 Scout
The G7 Scout has been one of the most consistently great weapons in Apex Legends since its launch. The weapon has received hardly any nerfs in recent seasons and is still an absolute beast at range.
With a consistent damage output and fire rate, hitting shots with this weapon feels great, especially when you’re hitting headshots. With a 3x or 2x-4x, the G7 Scout can really stand its ground against the other long-ranged weapons in the game, as well as being extremely strong at medium range and even in close combat when hip fired.
Although the Bocek Bow is still powerful, it doesn’t have the same versatility and consistency the G7 Scout possesses. Further, although the 30-30 is also in a much better spot than in Season 8, we still feel the G7 Scout is the most reliable weapon in the Marksmen class.
Best Shotgun – Eva-8
Although it received some nerfs this season, the Eva-8 is still the best shotgun option in the game, mostly due to its high fire rate and ability to do a lot of damage in such a short space of time.
The Eva-8 can even rival SMG’s at close range, which the other shotguns definitely struggle with. Although the Peacekeeper is also a great option, we feel the Eva-8 is still the best shotgun in the game due to its consistent damage and fire rate.
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.
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What do Heirlooms do in Apex Legends?
Apex Legends’ Heirlooms are some of the most sought after items in the whole game, but what are they and what do they do?
The Heirlooms in Apex Legends are very popular but rare items that all dedicated players wish to obtain. To understand the demand, let’s get into the details of what they are.
Apex Legends has some pretty cool cosmetics for players to obtain, including Legend and weapon skins. There are plenty of neat cosmetic items that you can use to stylize your weapons and characters.
Heirlooms are the rarest and most prestigious in-game items, and not every Legend has one of these. Let’s go into detail about what they are and what they actually do for you in Apex Legends.
What is an Apex Legend Heirloom?
An Heirloom is a Legend-specific melee item that Apex Legends players can purchase with Heirloom Shards, which are obtained in Apex Packs.
The reason Heirlooms are so rare is because there is a 1 in 500 chance of receiving Heirloom Shards in an Apex Pack, and only on your 500th pack are you guaranteed the shards.
Further, Heirlooms usually come out during a Collection Event, where players need to collect every item in the event to receive the new Heirloom. However, these can be very pricey.
To calculate how many Apex Packs you have opened, check out our article on how to track your Heirloom progress.
What do Heirlooms do in Apex Legends?
Heirlooms are strictly cosmetic items that are specific to Legends who currently have them available. They give you new melee animations and sounds, as well as something cool to hold while your weapons are holstered.
These items also have detailed animations when your weapon is holstered, as well as satisfying animations for moving between running, walking, sliding, and crouching.
All Heirlooms in Apex Legends
There are currently 11 Legends who have Heirlooms in the game, and each of these items is suited to their own distinct sets of abilities.
Here are of all the Apex Legends heirlooms:
- Rampart – Problem Solver
- Wraith – Kunai
- Bloodhound – Raven’s Bite
- Lifeline – Shock Sticks
- Pathfinder – Boxing Gloves
- Octane – Butterfly Knife
- Mirage – Too Much Witt
- Caustic – Death Hammer
- Gibraltar – War Club
- Revenant – Dead Man’s Curve
- Bangalore – Cold Steel
At the time of writing, Rampart was the latest character to receive an Heirloom in Apex Legends Season 10. The Problem Solver arrived as part of the Evolution Collection Event.
The Collection Event’s update patch also gave data miners the opportunity to sort through the game files, and a leaked 3D model for Wattson’s Heirloom has revealed that the devs might give her one of these items soon.
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Apex Legends Season 11: Start date, new map, new Legend & Battle Pass change
Season 10: Emergence has only just arrived, but players are already looking ahead to Apex Legends Season 11, and here’s when it should start.
Although Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence is still quite fresh on the mind, that doesn’t stop the community from getting excited at what the future holds. Here’s everything we know so far about Apex Legends Season 11.
On top of that, there is a fresh Battle Pass brimming with cosmetics for characters new and old.
Apex Legends has undergone a rebirth of sorts, with Season 10 as a large portion of the Warzone community. Even big streamers have switched to Apex. Respawn will look to continue this momentum with Apex Legends Season 11, and here are all the details we know so far.
Apex Legends Season 11 start date
As a rule of thumb, every new season of Apex Legends will typically last for three months to allow players enough time to soak in the content.
The Emergence update landed on August 3, so it’s safe to say that it will end on November 2, 2021, with Season 11 beginning on November 3.
What time does Apex Legends Season 11 begin?
As we are still so early in the current season, an official release time is yet to be announced by Respawn. However, we can look at the previous schedule and make a reasonable estimate. Based on past releases, Season 11 will drop at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST / 5 PM GMT on November 3, 2021.
This is, of course, subject to any delays in development that could see the date pushed. But after 11 successful seasons, Respawn seems to be in the swing of turning around the new updates at a steady rate.
It’s been a while since a new Legend has hogged the spotlight so much, but that’s exactly what Seer did when he debuted. The first few weeks saw Seer become, easily, the most picked Legend in Season 10 thanks to his powerful recon abilities.
However, nerfs have lessened his impact and seen his following quickly drop off. Now, fans have reverted to old favorites, and we begin to look ahead to the next character to join the fray.
There haven’t been any hints about who we can expect, but we’ll update this once the details start to seep through for the Apex Legends Season 11 character.
One major thing that helps Apex Legends differentiate itself from other popular battle royale games is its three full maps to rotate between.
But it seems like three maps may not be enough to satisfy the hunger of the game’s devs as a rumored fourth map is in the works.
Data miners have found that “Tropical Island” has been in the game’s files for a long time now, and new coding has been discovered that further hints at some sort of tropical setting for the map.
Apex Legends players last got a new map with Olympus in Season 7, so it may be time to add more variety in Apex Legends Season 11.
The excitement for the possibility of a new map coming to the battle royale game coming in Season 11 was ramped up when a new POI was discovered on the Olympus map following the arrival of the Evolution Collection event update.
However, players will have to wait to see if this new Olympus POI is indeed a teaser for the Apex Legends Season 11 map for the time being.
Apex Legends Season 11 Battle Pass changes
Battle Passes, in general, are transforming into something slightly more consumer-friendly to reward players who shell out the cash on them.
Fortnite popularized the concept by offering players the chance to pay a small amount to be able to unlock a slew of new cosmetics each season, usually consisting of 100 Tiers. Now, Battle Passes are changing in different games to suit the needs of the player better.
Halo Infinite has taken big steps to shake up the Battle Pass concept, and Apex Legends seems to be following suit in Season 11.
Here’s what the official FAQ regarding Battle Passes and Special Events says:
- “Battle Pass – Can be obtained during the specific event period by Battle Pass owners who reach the required level. These items may return in a future event or promotion (This applies starting with Season 11 and onwards).
- Event Limited – May return in a future event or promotion. (i.e. Collection Events, Themed Events).”
By the time November rolls around, the community will be eager to jump in and see what’s in store for Season 11 – whatever form it takes.
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Apex Legends leak reveals Wattson Heirloom 3D model
Apex Legends dataminers have revealed the model for Wattson’s Heirloom thanks to the code introduced by the recent update.
Apex Legends dropped their highly anticipated Evolution Collection Event update on September 14, not only giving players some new content to enjoy right now but also providing dataminers with the code for the Wattson Heirloom.
Apex Legends Evolution Collection Event update introduced some great new content for players. As well as “Big Maude” taking its place outside of Lava City on World’s Edge, players were also given a new collection of cosmetics along with Rampart’s Heirloom.
One thing every update provides is new code for dataminers to dig around and uncover upcoming content.
This time it’s Wattson’s Heirloom, which dataminers have actually found a 3D model for.
Apex Legends Dataminers have been pretty accurate about upcoming content in the past, previously revealing Rampart’s Heirloom as a wrench and that it would be coming in Season 10.
The leaks for this season’s Collection Even update revealed Wattson’s Heirloom, which also hints that she will indeed be the next Legend to receive one.
Apex Legends Wattson Heirloom
Dataminer GarretLeaks is behind the Wattson Heirloom leak, as he posted an image of the 3D model and some suggestions for what it will be like.
Unfortunately, the current version of Wattson’s Heirloom doesn’t have any textures or details, but it still gives players a great idea of what they can expect when it releases, which could be as soon as Season 11.
The design has been compared to a Speedometer. The device Police units use to track the MPH of a vehicle. The Heirloom is obviously not going to be a Speedometer, but the similarities are quite amusing.
In Garret’s latest YouTube video about the Heirloom, it is interesting that he describes it as a “prodding taser type of thing.”
Further, another dataminer by the name of Shrugtal has provided further details about the Heirloom, presenting its name in the files and a work in progress inspect animation.
Shrugtal revealed the Heirloom is called “nessie_gadget” in the files and Wattson actually strokes and scratches it in some of the animations. Shrugtal believes the device will probably be “both a taser and a Nessie Tamagotchi that has Nessie AI on the screen that reacts to her actions.”
This is an exciting concept and definitely fits Wattson’s Nessie-loving personality. It is good to hear, especially if you’re a Wattson main that the Heirloom will be more than just a taser, but actually have a lot of her personality within it.
This gives her Heirloom a lot of depth. It seems the developers are moving more towards putting the Legend’s personalities into their Heirlooms, especially as Rampart‘s wrench emphasizes her love for bubblegum.
We’ll have to wait for more information and details regarding Wattson’s Heirloom as we edge closer to Season 11. Further updates will allow dataminers to see progress with the design.
For more Apex Legends, check out our article on Octane’s jump pad trick still working despite his nerfs.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment / GarretLeaks
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