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Apex Legends Gun Stats | Damage per second, magazine size, and more

Apex Legends gun stats aren’t made available in the game itself. You can go to the Armory and check out your weapon skins, but you won’t find detailed information on what each weapon is capable of. Features such as damage per secondmagazine sizeammo clips, and more are left for you to figure out yourself, and considering that this is a battle royale game in which you won’t get to spend a lot of time with each gun, that leaves players pretty clueless.

As such, we’ve gone out and tested every gun that the game has to offer, compiling a detailed Apex Legends gun guide that summarizes all of the stats for every weapon in the game.

Apex Legends Gun Stats

Damage Per Second (DPS)

As the name suggests, damage per second is how much damage each gun can output in the space of one second. While having a high DPS isn’t crucial to a gun’s proficiency — many weapons have low DPS but can dish out high levels of damage with every round — being able to hold down the trigger and not line up every shot does have its benefits. Guns with high DPS typically aren’t as powerful as some of their peers, but are more useful for those looking to “spray and pray.”

Body Damage

Body damage is how much damage is inflicted by a single shot from each gun to a player’s body. Players can acquire body armor that can grant them up to 100 shields, in addition to the 100 HP they have at the start of each game. This means that the best guns are able to chip away at that 200 HP more easily than the others.

Head Damage

Head damage is how much damage each gun inflicts in a single headshot. With many weapons in Apex Legends, headshots do double damage. However, some guns do considerably less. As such, it’s worth weighing up your options before trying to land the perfect headshot on a rival with the likes of the Alternator, which only does an additional 6 HP of damage when aiming for the head.

Magazine Size

The size of your magazine determines how many bullets can be fired before you need to reload. Ammunition isn’t exactly plentiful in Apex Legends, with you having to rummage around for ammo in order to keep your guns topped up.

Apex Legends gun stats

Apex Legends assault rifle stats

Assault rifles provide a healthy balance between damage done and rate of fire. While they certainly aren’t the most powerful guns, they can dish out steady damage over a sustained period of time. The Hemlock packs the biggest punch of the trio, while the Flatline is a well-rounded gun for the newcomer.

Weapon NameClassDamage Per SecondBody DamageHead DamageMagazine Size
FlatlineAssault Rifle80163220
HemlockAssault Rifle545410818
R-301Assault Rifle56142818

 

Apex Legends SMG stats

SMGs offer bursts of low-level damage that can be deadly in the hands of a player who can keep control of their recoil. The Prowler, in particular, can be tough to contend with, though with it dishing out the most damage per second combined with the largest magazine, it’s a gun that players will want to get accustomed to.

Weapon NameClassDamage Per SecondBody DamageHead Damage Magazine Size
AlternatorSMG65131916
R-99SMG84121818
ProwlerSMG70708420

 

Apex Legends LMG stats

LMGs are big, burly weapons with large magazines and a lot of firepower. There’s only two in the game, with the M600 Spitfire being the clear standout.

Weapon NameClassDamage Per SecondBody DamageHead DamageMagazine Size
DevotionLMG51173444
M600 SpitfireLMG80204035

 

Apex Legends sniper stats

The snipers are one of two weapon classes in Apex Legends that house four guns, with the Legendary Kraber being available in this particular class. As you’d expect, snipers benefit from long-range combat, and are particularly useful for players who can deal out headshots.

Weapon NameClassDamage Per SecondBody DamageHead DamageMagazine Size
G7 ScoutSniper60306010
LongbowSniper55551105
Triple TakeSniper69691385
KraberSniper1251252504

 

Apex Legends shotgun stats

There are four shotguns in Apex Legends, with the Legendary Mastiff being the most powerful gun in the entire game. A headshot with this gun will one-hit kill an opponent even if they’re equipped with full shields.

Weapon NameClassDamage Per SecondBody DamageHead DamageMagazine Size
EVA-8 AutoShotgun12663908
PeacekeeperShotgun1101101656
MastiffShotgun2881442884
MozambiqueShotgun9045663

 

Apex Legends pistol stats

Pistols are reliable but aren’t necessarily that powerful. The Wingman is useful in a pinch, but low magazine capacity coupled with relatively low damage means that most players will want to get their hands on a different gun. However, if you can land the majority of your shots, then pistols can quickly reduce an enemy’s HP.

Weapon NameClassDamage Per SecondBody DamageHead DamageMagazine Size
P2020Pistol36121810
RE-45Pistol55111615
WingmanPistol9045906