The Apex Legends player community is preparing for the arrival of a new season within Respawn Entertainment’s beloved battle royale, and with this we will have some adjustments to the meta of the video game and all its weapons.
One thing we find quite remarkable is that ever since Mastiff was included in the care package in Season 13, the Peacemaker has been the shotgun of choice for most players. Since Mozambique can take Hammerpoint rounds (an accessory that increases damage against unshielded enemies), the EVA-8 has also fallen out of favor with most Apex players.
This previously lackluster weapon is getting a rate of fire increase in Season 14 (both base and with a shotgun bolt attached), as well as two new accessory slots in the form of stocks and the Double Tap jump, an accessory that gives you gives the EVA-8 a two-shot burst firing mode.
The EVA-8 used to be heralded as one of the best weapons in Apex Legends, but, after a shotgun rate of fire nerf in Season 10 and fire rate/buckshot damage nerfs in Season 11, it wasn’t. has been very popular. All those nerfs combined with other shotguns being buffed, the EVA-8 has slowly but surely been falling out of relevance. However, these benefits could seriously change that.
While the speed-of-fire and double-tap trigger buffs are sure to help, the ability to attach a buttstock is surprisingly strong. Stocks not only slightly reduce reload time, but also reduce the amount of time it takes to holster and pick up the weapon.
Decreasing the time it takes to switch to the EVA will give you a unique strength compared to other options. Among first impressions of EVA’s changes, few are more revealing than those of Apex pro Tanner ‘Rogue’ Trebb. In a tweet, they said, “I’m back.”