Best Shotgun in Apex Legends (Season 13): All 4 Shotguns Ranked

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by Noah Nelson


Season 13 of Apex Legends is nearly upon us so it is time to rank the shotguns. There are only four shotguns in total in Apex Legends, so it’s not too hard to see the hierarchy of which shotgun is best. If you are new or just curious, here are the best shotguns in Apex Legends Season 13.

Thanks to Mad Maggie, shotguns in Season 12 were a pretty big deal. They definitely still will be a big deal going into Season 13 as a good counter to Newcastle’s shields, so it’s important to know which shotguns are the best. We’ll cover all the patch notes, map changes, and Newcastle in our Apex Legends guides, so check in there.


The first and lowest shotgun in this ranked list is the Mozambique. While it is still a viable shotgun, it isn’t as strong as the other shotguns. The Mozambique is a great choice for early fights when dropping hot and, if you’re consistent, can deal some great damage. The reason why the Mozambique is at the bottom is because it is harder to handle and consistently land shots with compared to the other shotguns.


The next shotgun on the list is the EVA-8. This shotgun is a step above the Mozambique because of its rapid firing rate. Also, it isn’t a pistol like the Mozambique, so it provides a bit more stability when trying to connect shots. The EVA-8 is a solid shotgun, but quickly becomes outpaced by the other two on this list.


The Peacekeeper is arguably the best shotgun in the game, but since the Mastiff is going to the Care Package this season, the Peacekeeper takes second place. The Peacekeeper has the tightest grouping out of any shotgun and therefore can deal insane amounts of damage. However, the number of shots you get before reloading isn’t the best, so you’ll need to land your shots to maximize this shotgun. Like every shotgun on this list, if you find yourself not performing well with it, switch to a different one.


Lastly, we have the Mastiff. The Mastiff has always been an incredible shotgun that has rivaled the Peacekeeper, but since it is getting the Care Package treatment, it is becoming a bigger and badder legendary gun for this season. The Mastiff is a great shotgun because it has a horizontal spread which offers a lot of forgiveness with your shots. It is powerful like the Peacekeeper and just as reliable. No matter what shotgun you pick, you really can’t go wrong as they are all good in their own respects.

Apex Legends is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. Apex Legends Mobile is currently undergoing testing in select regions.

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