Shotguns are often an overlooked class when it comes to Apex Legends, as they are not quite as brutal as shotguns are in some other games. That said, with Season 9: Legacy being the very first time none of the shotguns are locked away in the Care Package, it’s a perfect time to take a closer look at with shotguns really pack a punch.
Even with its major nerf after getting taken out of the Care Package, the Peacekeeper is still the fiercest shotgun out there. It’s also the only shotgun to have a built-in choke toggle, allowing the player to choke bullet spread and hit their target with a concentrated blast of damage. A couple of hits and your enemy isn’t going to know what hit them — but they’ll probably be cursing the Peacekeeper’s name.
Ever since the EVA-8 got its fire rate buff at the beginning of Season 8, it crashed its way into the meta and replaced the formerly-favored Mastiff in a lot of situations — even in Ranked Leagues and the competitive scene. Having a fast shotgun, especially with a Level 3 shotgun bolt, is such an advantage and a great way to take someone down, catch them off-guard, or finish them off.
Okay, now you just think we are trolling. We get it. The Mozambique is historically the worst weapon in the game. That said, it got a major buff for Season 9, and we’re not counting it out anymore. It now holds up to 6 shots and spread is more concentrated. There is a chance this gun could easily be kicked off of the list, but we are optimistic about seeing the Mozambique finally have its day.