The go to weapon loadout for high level ranked play in Apex Legends has been a combination of the Wingman pistol and the Peacekeeper or Mastiff Shotgun. There are quite a few benefits to this loadout that have top players coming back to it season after season. Here are just a few:
- Low Ammo Requirements - Running a Wingman and shotgun require very little ammo space in your inventory, freeing up space for shields, medkits, and ammo for your teammates.
- Precision and Punch - The Wingman and shotgun combo make up a one-two punch of precision at medium range and the gut-punch power of a shotgun once you’ve closed in. Paired with good movement mechanics you can crack players open with the Wingman as your squad pushes to swap and knock them down at close range with your Peacekeeper or Mastiff.
- More Room for Grenades - At the higher levels of play grenades become an incredibly powerful tool for a squad to use during a push. Depending on the grenade type you can damage, disorient, or deny cover to an enemy team. When used in unison by a full squad a less experienced squad is going to fall apart under a sustained grenade bombardment. Every block of inventory not taken up by ammo stacks for your Wingman and shotgun loadout is another grenade for you and your squad to use against an enemy squad. Paired with the right legend abilities and the ground will be shaking at your squads approach.
Every loadout takes practice though, so if these perks seem up your alley be sure to test out the Wingman and shotgun loadout the next time you have the chance in your Apex Legends ranked match, your teammates might just thank you for it.
Remember that every season brings change to Apex, so try out new weapon combos that play to your strengths and play style as a player. Just because a specific gun loadout works for your friends and other players doesn’t mean it will work for you. Try different guns out and focus on your positioning and ability usage to ensure you’re playing Apex to the best of your ability and you’ll be surprised how the wins start to pile up.
Good luck out there. If you want to learn more about the best guns in Apex Legends watch the video above or read the full video transcript below.