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Best guns in Apex Legends Season 13: Every weapon ranked

Apex Legends Season 13 has some weapon changes in the patch notes. This has once again influenced the rankings for the best weapons.

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Apex Legends players have had plenty of time with the new content in Season 13, and just like any season, the changes in the recent patch notes have influenced the weapon meta. Let’s get into the best guns in Apex Legends by looking at every weapon ranked.

Apex Legends Season 13 may not have brought a new weapon to the game, but various changes in the patch notes have impacted the game’s arsenal.

These changes shifted the weapon meta once again, and as new weapons rise to the top, we have a list of the best weapons in Apex Legends Season 13 so you’re clued up on which ones to use.

Here is every weapon in Apex Legends Season 13 ranked.

Best guns in Apex Legends Season 13 ranked list

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As well as giving you a list of the best weapon to use from each category, we first want to rank every single weapon in Respawn‘s Apex Legends Season 13. This list does not include care package weapons.

Of course, this list isn’t gospel, and most weapons in Apex are viable. Having said that, this list will reflect the current in-game meta, giving you a good idea of which weapons are considered to be the best within the community.

Here’s every weapon in Apex Legends Season 13 ranked:

  1. R-301
  2. Spitfire
  3. C.A.R
  4. Flatline
  5. Wingman
  6. Peacekeeper
  7. R-99
  8. Havoc
  9. Alternator
  10. Hemlock
  11. Charge Rifle
  12. Rampage
  13. Triple Take
  14. Prowler
  15. L-Star
  16. Longbow
  17. 30-30 Repeater
  18. Devotion
  19. Bocek Bow
  20. Sentinel
  21. RE-45
  22. Mozambique
  23. Eva-8
  24. P2020

Best weapons in Apex Legends Season 13

The following list detail the best weapons in the current Apex Legends meta for each class, excluding the care package weapons.

The G7 Scout, Kraber, Alternator, and Spitfire are all-powerful, but they are care package weapons so you won’t find them every game, hence their exclusion.

Best LMG – Spitfire

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Now that it is finally out of the Care Package for Season 13, the Spitfire has taken back its place as the most powerful LMG in the game.

One of the main reasons the Spitfire is so strong is because of how many bullets it holds in a clip. Even if you don’t have an extended mag this weapon still holds 32 bullets in a mag.

The damage, fire rate, and recoil are also factors that make the weapon strong, as it’s easy to control at range, but also performs extremely well up-close when hip firing.

Best SMG – C.A.R.

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Boasting a high fire rate and extremely fast DPS, the C.A.R. takes the top spot among the Submachine Gun class.

At close range, the weapon shreds and is even very accurate when firing from the hip. The recoil can be pretty hard to control, so make sure you’re within the weapon’s range. With attachments, the recoil becomes easier to control.

The C.A.R’s best feature by far is that it takes both Light and Heavy ammo, as well as magazines.

This makes it extremely flexible, and whether you find a Heavy or Light mag, you’ll be able to use it with this weapon and make it even more deadly. This also means that you’re hardly ever short for ammo, which is an important aspect of dominating in Apex Legends.

Best AR – R-301

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The R-301 is the most reliable weapon in Apex Legends Season 13 and has been for a while now. Not only is the recoil extremely easy to control for those longe range engagements, but the R-301 also has an excellent fire rate and hip-fire accuracy for those close-range 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 close or long-range weapon.

Best Sniper – Charge Rifle

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The Charge Rifle is our pick for Apex Legends Season 13’s best Sniper. This hit-scan machine absolutely melts at range. The Charge Rifle is even useful in medium-ranged encounters as well.

On a map like Storm Point, the Charge Rifle excels, especially if you can get your hands on a decent Optic such as a 3x or 2x – 4x.

The ability to put pressure at range with ease due to its hit-scan capability makes the Charge Rifle incredibly powerful.

Best Marksman Rifle – Triple Take

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While the Triple Take did take some serious nerfs last season which led to a decrease in its output, it still remains the best and most consistent Marksmen Rifle in Apex Legends Season 13.

As many players will remember, the Triple Take shoots three bullets at a time in a trident shape unless you ADS long enough for the precision choke to pull the bullets in. This is the most effective way to use the Triple Take, as hitting an enemy with all three bullets is lethal.

The Triple Take is great from range, but one of the main reasons it’s the best Marksmen Rifle in Season 13 is because of its versatility. Many players will know that the Triple Take is also kind of like a shotgun in close quarters.

Shots come out fast, and the hip-fire is very accurate. This means you can swap to it and finish enemies off or even crack shields then swap to a more reliable SMG. The Triple Take can do high damage at range, especially when you hit a headshot, and is also great in close combat, making it the best Marksman in Season 13.

Best Shotgun – Peacekeeper

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Now that the Mastiff is in the Care Package, the Peacekeeper has taken its spot as the best Shotgun in Apex Legends Season 13.

Players can either aim down sights with this weapon for a tighter spread and thus more damage at range, or they can use it like a traditional close-range Shotgun, doing huge damage from the hip.

Best Pistol – Wingman

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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, all the weapons in Apex Legends ranked as well as the best weapons in each class for Apex Legends Season 13.

For more on Apex, keep it locked on Charlie INTEL for news and updates, and if you liked this article, check out the leaked Awakened Collection Event.

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Who is the most popular Apex Legends character? Season 13 pick rates

Apex Legends Season 13 is well underway, but who has dominated the pick rates for Season 13 of Respawn’s battle royale so far?

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Season 13 of Apex Legends has tons of characters to choose from to enjoy its several maps. But who has the top Season 13 pick rates in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale shooter?

Apex Legends hit the ground running when it launched with eight different characters to choose from in its battle royale offering. The game suffered a notable lull when Call of Duty: Warzone launched, but with many popular streamers such as NICKMERCS and Dr Disrespect continuing to support the game, Apex has grown expeditiously.

There are now a whopping 21 different Legends to choose from, giving players a headache before each game. With Season 13 now underway, Newcastle is the latest to join the roster.

Let’s take a look at how the new Legend has shaken up the roster by looking at the current Legend pick rates in Season 13, which provides an idea of who the most popular Legends are.

Apex Legends Season 13 pick rate ranked list

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This is our complete list of every character pick in Apex Legends, and we’ve ranked them in order to let you know which are favored.

Here is every Apex Legends pick rate in Season 13 ranked, as of June 24, 2022, according to Apex Legends Status:

  1. Octane – 11.2%
  2. Wraith – 10.2%
  3. Valkyrie – 10.1%
  4. Pathfinder – 9.2%
  5. Bloodhound – 8.6%
  6. Horizon – 6.4%
  7. Lifeline – 5.1%
  8. Bangalore – 4.8%
  9. Ash – 3.9%
  10. Fuse – 3.7%
  11. Loba – 3.4%
  12. Caustic – 3%
  13. Mirage – 2.9%
  14. Seer – 2.8%
  15. Gibraltar – 2.6%
  16. Rampart – 2.5%
  17. Wattson – 2.2%
  18. Newcastle – 2.2%
  19. Revenant – 2.1%
  20. Mad Maggie – 1.7%
  21. Crypto – 1.6%

Most picked Legends in Apex Legends Season 13

5. Bloodhound – 8.6%

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Again, with the influx of new Apex Legends players, Bloodhound is a great character to use for new players in Season 13.

Bloodhound nearly always stays in and around the 8-11% mark as a season goes on, and they currently stand at 8.6%. They are easily the top Recon class to use in Apex Legends, thanks to their tracking tools and incredible skills, plus, their Beast of the Hunt Ultimate is priceless.

4. Pathfinder – 9.2%

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Pathfinder has consistently been one of Apex Legends’ top five picks at 9.2%, and counting, for quite some time now.

As a Recon class, Pathfinder simply excels in movements and traversing the game’s various maps. His Grappling Hook and Zipline Gun are simply invaluable assets that will help any team in a pinch – either because of the circle or a third-party situation. He consistently manages to stay in the top 5 as a result.

3. Valkyrie – 10.1%

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Despite getting some nerfs, Valkyrie is in the top 5 Legend pick rates for Season 13 with 10.1%, as she is the movement Queen. Her Jetpack Passive allows players to escape any kind of situation, which is crucial for survivability.

As well as her Passive, her Skyward Dive Ultimate is also great for mobility. This ability is the best rotational tool in all of Apex Legends, as it allows her and the team to relocate from a bad position or situation, into a good one.

Lastly, Valkyrie’s Tactical is also extremely useful for being aggressive and getting enemies out of camping spots, so long as you have enough room above you to launch the Missile Swarm.

2. Wraith – 10.2%

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Another starting Legend, Wraith has been a consistent pick throughout Apex Legends’ lifetime, and she has taken the number two spot with a 10.2% pick rate in Season 13.

Wraith’s stand-out features are her ability to get out of trouble very quickly – teammates included. Her abilities allow her to sense danger, become temporarily invulnerable, and create portals to escape predicaments. It’s easy to see why Wraith continues to be an absolute fan favorite in Apex Legends Season 13.

1. Octane – 11.2% – Most picked Legend in Apex Legends Season 13

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With a 11.2% pick rate, the speed demon takes the number one spot, continuing his reign as one of the most popular Legends in Season 13, fluctuating between the top two places.

Aside from his amusing quips, he is the perfect balance of offense and defense. Despite being regarded as an offensive Legend, Octane can greatly increase his sprint speed which is useful for both attack and running away.

But most Octane users thrive on his Launch Pad Ultimate which can send him, and friendly players, high up into the air.


That covers all the picks in Apex Legends Season 13. As always, buffs and nerfs will come and go throughout the season, altering the game’s meta, and subsequently, Legend pick rates.

We’ll be sure to keep this updated regularly so you can stay on top of the in picks and don’t forget to check out our guide on the best Legends to choose in Season 13.

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Apex Legends Season 13 Gaiden Thematic Event: Leaks, anime-themed cosmetics, more

Apex Legends is getting a brand-new thematic event in Season 13 which according to leaks, will being anime-themed cosmetics.

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A new Apex Legends thematic event is arriving in Season 13, with leaks and rumors suggesting that it will contain an anime theme.

Apex Legends Season 13 is almost at the halfway point, with the most recent update bringing the Awakening Collection Event and the return of Control.

Now, leakers and dataminers have found information regarding the Thematic Event for the season, which is supposedly anime-themed, bringing cosmetics and another Prestige Skin.

Here’s everything we know about the Apex Legends Season 13 Gaiden Thematic Event.

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Apex Legends Season 13 Gaiden Thematic Event potential release date

As of right now, we don’t have an official release date from Respawn, but according to dataminers and leakers, we could be seeing the Apex Legends Gaiden Thematic Event arrive on July 19 and end on August 1.

This is not a confirmed date so be aware that the event could come on a completely different day. Having said that, updates usually roll out at around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.

Apex Legends Gaiden Thematic Event leaks

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Reliable Apex Legends leaker AG420 actually leaked the full Apex Legends Gaiden Thematic Event store, showing off all of the skins and cosmetics that players will be able to get when it’s live.

If you’re curious about which Legends are set to receive an anime-themed skin, and what show the skins are inspired by, check out the list below:

  • Octane – One Piece skin
  • Wattson – Naruto skin
  • Mirage – My Hero Academia skin
  • Revenant – Evangelion
  • Crypto – Dragon Ball Z
  • Bloodhound – Tokyo Ghoul
  • Bangalore – Sailor Moon
  • Seer – Heart Stopper

The skins are all anime-themed, which fits in with the Collection Event being Kaiju-themed. As well as various anime skins for Legends and weapons, the Gaiden Thematic Event will also bring yet another Prestige Skin.

Bangalore Prestige skin

Apex Legends leaks on this Gaiden Thematic Event suggest that Bangalore is next in line to join Bloodhound with a Prestige Skin.

In order to unlock this skin, players will need to complete the Gaiden Thematic Event collection by obtaining all of the cosmetics from the event. This is similar to the way players get an Heirloom from the Collection Events, and it definitely won’t be cheap.

Having said that, this Bangalore skin is very detailed and will have three forms that players can evolve through a challenge. As more information is released we will let you know the full details about Bangalore’s Prestige Skin.


As there is currently no official information regarding the event, take these leaks with a grain of salt. As more information is released, we will be sure to update this piece so stay tuned.

For now, check out the leaks that claim a level cap increase will be coming to Apex Legends soon.

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Crazy Apex Legends glitch adds third-person mode to Season 13

A new Apex Legends glitch is allowing players to change their camera angle from first-person to third during battle royale matches.

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Apex Legends players have found a new glitch that turns the player’s view into third-person for the rest of the match.

Apex Legends is a first-person shooter in its thirteenth season, but as some fans will know, Respawn have played around with a third-person mode in the past, with an LTM and easter egg to activate the perspective in the Firing Range.

With that being said, there is currently no official way to play the game in third-person, unless you are playing Apex Legends Mobile. However, it seems players have found a new glitch that allows them to do so.

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Apex Legends content creator Skeptation highlighted a new glitch that players can perform during matches of battle royale that turns the camera from first-person to third.

In order to perform this glitch, players must have a Valkyrie on their team with the Skyward Dive Ultimate. Then, players will need to sit inside an open Loot Bin and get the Valkyrie to activate their Ultimate on top of it so that they can connect to the Skyward Dive.

Once Valkyrie initiates the launch, the Loot Bin will trap the player and prevent them from taking off, eventually allowing players to just walk around in third-person mode.

The glitch isn’t difficult to do, and while being in third-person may seem like a big advantage, it is very buggy, as the camera actually clips under the map when you slide and you will constantly have a cable attached to you that’s is connected to Valkyrie.

Also, when you ADS in this glitched third-person perspective, it locks your camera. There is also no crosshairs to see where you’re shooting, making it very difficult to play.

If you then connect to Valkyrie’s Ultimate once more after activating the third-person glitch, you will get thrown very fast in a random direction, sometimes clipping you out of the map and subsequently causing you to die.

While it may be fun to try out, we definitely don’t recommend players doing this glitch, especially in the ranked mode, as it could result in you receiving a ban.


For more on Apex Legends, check out all of the Heirlooms in the game and what they do.

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