If you are an Apex Legends player who simply can't wait to jump into the new, permanent Arenas mode released with Legacy (Season 9), then you are probably looking for details about the best weapons to use. In this guide, we will share our picks for the top five best weapons to use in Apex Legends Arenas mode. Keep in mind that all these weapons have Crafting Material costs attached to them, so make yourself familiar with the concept before jumping into Arenas.
Best weapons for Apex Legends Arenas
Most of the best weapons to use in Apex Legends Arenas are quite expensive in terms of Crafting Materials.
For those who don't know yet, you will need to purchase weapons in the Arenas mode, and spending your resources wisely is of the utmost importance to win a match.
Therefore, picking one of the best weapons in the Arenas mode at the start of Apex Legends Legacy (Season 9) is of the utmost importance
Find the best weapons/guns to use in Apex Legends Arenas mode for each category below, taking the latest balance changes into consideration.
Best shotgun: Mastiff
With the Peacekeeper receiving several nerfs in the Apex Legends Legacy update, the Mastiff shotgun can now be considered the best one to use.
The Mastiff shotgun will set you back 500 Crafting Materials, which isn't all that much considering you start with 750 in Round 1. We recommend using the P2020 with the Mastiff if you want to poke an opponent from range.
Best LMG: Devotion
The Devotion Energy LMG is still one of the best weapons out there for in Season 9 and in the Arenas mode. It can deal with up to 255 DPS and melt enemies.
You can buy the Devotion weapon for 450 Materials, and we suggest you pair it with the RE-45, which will set you back 700 Crafting Materials total. You can also upgrade it with a Turbocharger to get even more damage out of the weapon.
Best Pistol: Wingman
The Wingman Heavy Pistol is always at the top of the board when it comes to sidearms, and that's not different for Apex Legends Arenas.
You can purchase the Wingman Heavy Pistol for 500 Materials, and that's a small price to pay for doing 45 damage a shot.
Best Assault Rifle: Flatline
The VK-47 Flatline Assault Rifle escaped any individual nerfs in the latest Apex Legends update, which makes it arguably the best one to use in Arenas mode right now.
You can purchase the VK-47 Flatline for 550 Crafting Materials, and pairing it with a good close-range weapon such as the Mastiff shotgun should allow for very flexible gameplay.
Best SMG: R-99
The R-99 SMG utilizes light rounds, and as a fast-paced face-melting machine, it remains one of the best weapons in Apex Legends Season 9.
The R-99 escaped Respawn Entertainment's mighty nerf bat, and for 550 Crafting Materials, you simply can't go wrong. During the first round, we suggest going with the R-99 combined with the P2020 (which is free) so you can get some extra goodies with your starting 750 Crafting Materials as well.
Best Bow/Marksman weapon: Bocek Bow
The latest addition to the Apex Legends arsenal is the Bocek Bow, and if you are looking for something to break enemy shields with, it might just be the best weapon for the job in Apex Legends Arenas mode.
The Bocek Bow will set you back 600 Crafting Materials to purchase in a round of Apex Legends Arenas. Use it in combination with the best pistol (Wingman) to quickly despatch your foes.
So there you have it, our picks for the best weapons in Apex Legends Arenas mode.
For more on Apex Legends Season 9 Legacy, check out our dedicated section for the game, filled with guides and all the latest news.
And for an even more comprehensive look at the new game mode's weapons, check out our Arenas weapon tier list.