Best guns in Apex Legends Season 17: Every weapon ranked

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Apex Legends features a host of weapons for players to use, some of which are considered better than others. Here’s a full breakdown of the best guns in Season 17 to make your decision easier.

Apex Legends Season 17 may not have brought a new weapon to the game, but players can now level weapons up and various balance changes in the patch notes have impacted the game’s Legend meta and arsenal.

The update has 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 17 so you’re clued up on which ones to use.

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Here is every weapon in Apex Legends Season 17 ranked.

Best guns in Apex Legends Season 17 ranked list

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 17. This list does not include care package weapons, which are currently the Hemlock, L-Star, and Bocek Bow.

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.

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Here’s every weapon in Apex Legends Season 17 ranked:

  1. Nemesis Burst AR
  2. Flatline
  3. 30-30 Repeater
  4. C.A.R
  5. Wingman
  6. R-301
  7. Peacekeeper
  8. R-99
  9. Rampage
  10. G7 Scout
  11. Spitfire
  12. Longbow
  13. Havoc
  14. Triple Take
  15. Alternator
  16. Prowler
  17. Eva-8
  18. Charge Rifle
  19. Devotion
  20. Sentinel
  21. RE-45
  22. Mozambique
  23. P2020

Best weapons in Apex Legends Season 17

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

Best LMG – Rampage

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The Rampage is our pick for the best Apex Legends LMG.

If you’re looking for the definition of an LMG, the Rampage is certainly a great example. This weapon doesn’t just pack a punch, but it’s easy to control recoil makes it an incredibly powerful long-range option.

Further, the Rampage can be charged with a Thermite to speed up its fire rate and cause even more havoc, fitting with its name.

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Best SMG – C.A.R.

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The C.A.R. is a top tier SMG in Apex Legends.

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.

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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 – Nemesis Burst AR

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The Nemesis is a burst-lovers dream gun in Apex Legends.

The best Assault Rifle in Apex Legends is the Nemesis Burst AR. Debuting in Season 16, the Nemesis has been an extremely strong addition to the arsenal, with its burst fire that speeds up as you fire.

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This AR may not be the most versatile but at mid to long ranges, the Nemesis is an absolute machine, and you can often find yourself surprised at how fast you’re able to put enemies down when this thing charges up.

Best Sniper – Longbow

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Our pick for the best Sniper in Apex Legends Season 17 is the Longbow. This Sniper is not only hard-hitting but it also has a great fire rate for a weapon of its kind.

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What makes this weapon even better is the Skullpiercer Hop Up, which essentially improves the weapon’s headshot multiplier, making critical shots absolutely deadly with the Longbow.

Best Marksman Rifle – 30-30 Repeater

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The 30-30 Repeater is a Marksman Rifle by name and nature.

The 30-30 Repeater has become an absolute dime in the Marksman Rifle, with incredible damage and accuracy, especially when you charge up each shot.

This Marksman Rifle is great for mid to long-ranged engagements and is even versatile enough to be hip-fired in sticky situations.

Best Shotgun – Peacekeeper

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The Peacekeeper has taken its spot as the best Shotgun in Apex Legends Season 17 as its ability to hit for big damage up-close is unmatched.

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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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The Wingman continues to be one of the strongest weapons in the game.

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. This is even more true when running Skullpiercer as well, which increases its headshot multiplier.

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There you have it, all the weapons in Apex Legends ranked as well as the best weapons in each class for Apex Legends Season 17.

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