Apex Legends: Datamined Drop Rates Reveal Just How Rare That Wingman Is

When it comes to weapon variety, Apex Legends has a lot to offer. The game has been out for a while now, which means players should already have found their favorite weapon. However, finding your desired weapon isn’t as easy in Apex Legends as it is in other battle royale titles. The loot you find is obviously randomly generated, but there are ways of increasing the chances of finding a specific weapon.

Weapon Drop Rates

By examining Apex Legends’ exact weapon drop rates, you’ll be able to speed up your search for your favorite weapon. At the start of every game, each named location on the map is assigned a specific loot tier. This neat graphic by @ApexMap shows the highest chances of an area’s loot tier.

Loot Tier Zones
Loot Tier Zones

There is a different loot table for each tier, and so each area has varying probabilities for item spawns. Have a look at the weapon drop rates (via The Gaming Merchant):

Wingman:
  • Low tier: 2.16%
  • Medium tier: 1.62%
  • High tier: 0.90%
  • Hot zone: 2.43%
R-301, R-99, Flatline, Prowler:
  • Low tier: 0.54%
  • Medium tier: 0.72%
  • High tier: 0.90%
  • Hot zone: 1.08%
Havoc:
  • Low tier: 0.36%
  • Medium tier: 0.54%
  • High tier: 0.72%
  • Hot zone: 0.81%
Peacekeeper:
  • Low tier: 1.26%
  • Medium tier: 1.08%
  • High tier: 0.90%
  • Hot zone: 1.62%
Devotion:
  • Low tier: 0.36%
  • Medium tier: 0.36%
  • High tier: 0.72%
  • Hot zone: 0.54%
Spitfire:
  • Low tier: 0.36%
  • Medium tier: 0.36%
  • High tier: 0.54%
  • Hot zone: 0.54%
Longbow:
  • Low tier: 0.18%
  • Medium tier: 0.54%
  • High tier: 0.72%
  • Hot zone: 0.81%
Triple Take:
  • Low tier: 0.18%
  • Medium tier: 0.18%
  • High tier: 0.36%
  • Hot zone: 0.27%

Most players would think that a weapon as strong as the Wingman would have a higher chance of spawning in high tier loot zones. In reality, the revolver is more likely to spawn in low tier zones. This is also the case for the Peacekeeper, which is another powerful weapon. The R-301, R-99, Flatline, and Prowler all have the same drop rates, and are most commonly found in hot zones. The Spitfire, Longbow, and Triple Take are the rarest weapons in Apex Legends.

Keep these statistics nearby and you’ll have an easier time when searching for the weapon you want.

Farhan Ali


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