It can be very hard to stay alive and win in Apex Legends, but these pro tips and methods can help anyone get to the top.
Apex Legends is still one of the best first-person shooters (FPS) out there, with over 50 million players after only one month on the market. The game takes place in the Titanfall world and is a great mix of a hero-based shooter like Overwatch and Battle Royale rules.
With such a fast-paced, action-packed game and a pretty big, often overwhelming scope, it can be hard for a new player to get their bearings and work their way to the top. With the new Orientation Mode and wider shooting range, recent changes have tried to make the game less scary for new players. With these tips, you’ll be a pro in no time.
Learn How To Dive And Travel Further
So you jump out of your dropship backwards with your team and fly through the sky in an exciting way. Even though it might feel like you’re falling fast, you might notice that others around you hit faster, which means they’re getting all the good stuff before you.
There is a way, however small, to turn this important speed edge in your favor. Just point down to dive, speed up to about 145 mph, and then level off to fly at a lesser angle. Once you’ve slowed down to about 130 mph, you should drop sharply again. Rinse and do it again. This is helpful if you’re trying to get to drop points that are far away, because you’ll cover a lot of ground quickly.
Legends With The Fortified Perk Have Extra Survivability
When Apex first came out, each character’s hitbox was different. To make up for this, Low Profile and Fortified were given effects that happen in the background. The big rebalancing patch, Revelry, got rid of the big difference in hitbox size between Legends. Now, the size of a Legend barely affects the game.
Still, the Fortified perk stays with the bigger Legends, like Newcastle and Caustic, and anyone else who is taller than a normal Legend. The most important thing to know about this is that it cuts 15 percent off all damage done to that Legend. This means that your TTK (time to kill) will be higher than other people’s, which makes bigger Legends a good choice for staying alive.
Always Scan Care Packages As Pathfinder
Pathfinder has a special Passive that lets him fully recharge his Zipline Ultimate when they use their Class Perk to see what’s in a Care Package. This used to depend on reading Survey Beacons to find out where the next ring was, but that was changed when Legend Classes were changed.
Pathfinder can no longer scan survey beacons for information about the next ring; this skill is now only available to Legends with the Controller class. However, as a Skirmisher, Pathfinder can simply look at a falling Care Package to see what’s inside. When you do this, Pathfinder’s Ultimate will be fully charged. If you use it right before showing the care package items, you can then use it again to get more ziplines.
Wraith’s Tactical Activates Immediately When Used During Her Ultimate
When you usually use Wraith’s Tactical skill “Into the Void,” she will take a moment to get ready before phasing. When Wraith is phasing, his speed goes up a lot and he can’t be hurt for the time he is phasing.
One cool thing about Wraith is that if you use her Ultimate to place two openings and then use her Tactical at the same time, she will use it right away and move even faster for the rest of the time. You can use this to help other people in your squad journey long distances with your portal while also running crazy long distances with these abilities on.
Apex Legends Does Not Have Bullet Damage Drop-Off
Except for the Havoc, none of the weapons in Apex Legend lose power over time, which is a surprise. Yes, even a gun can pierce your opponent from a few yards away. This is true if you can hit them, since accuracy still decreases with distance.
This means that you can use powerful weapons like the Wingman and the Peacekeeper even when you are far away. So, long-range weapons like snipers will still give you a better view and more accurate shots, but you can still use other weapons at a distance to take advantage of the lack of damage drop-off.
You Can Move While You Loot Death Boxes
Yes, those purple or gold downed-played boxes may be tempting, but stopping for long periods to loot them can make you more exposed because you’ll be standing still and not paying attention. So, you might want to move around a bit while you’re looting. This will make you harder to hit, especially if you’re looting in the open.
This is harder to do on the platform versions of Apex because you have to use the right joystick to scroll through lists while using the Dpad to shift at the same time. Still, it could be the difference between staying alive and dying. On the PC version, this is much easier to do with a keyboard and mouse.
Play Mixtape To Familiarise Yourself With The Game
Apex Legends is a Battle Royale game at heart, and Respawn Entertainment has finally given in and added more multiplayer modes. The competitive Arenas mode is no longer available, but it has been replaced by a number of different multiplayer games that change all the time.
Control, Team Deathmatch, and Gun Run are all low-stakes game types in Apex where you can learn how to use guns.These modes used to only be available for a short time, but now they are here to stay. Find out what works and what doesn’t for you, and use that information in the Battle Royale game. All of these things will help you play better. In this mode, unlike Battle Royale, dying doesn’t mean you lose the whole game, so have fun and don’t be too careful.
Using Finishers On Knocked Enemies Restores Shields
Each Legend has a cool way to end a fight, and it can be funny to use it, especially if your opponent is blocking you with a Knockdown Shield. In general, you should always look around before doing a Finisher, since they leave you defenseless.
But if you can get off in time, it could keep you from getting killed by anyone else who is still around. When you kill a downed enemy with a finisher, some of your shields are restored right away. This lets you stay in the fight if you need to. They’re fun to do and give the person you beat a bit more of a slap in the face. Just watch out while you do them.
Climbing And Mantling Walls Will Get You Places
Wall climbing may seem like an easy idea to people who are used to 3D games, but Apex’s physics have a few quirks that many people don’t know about. You can not only jump and climb a wall to reach a high post, but you can also climb much higher and cover much more ground without falling than the game lets on.
To do this, just keep running up the wall, and you’ll continue to move quickly for at least a few seconds. As an interesting side note, you can also stay hanging off the side of walls. This is a sneaky way to check out areas, hide, or surprise any teams that might be setting up camp on roofs.
Get Rid Of Pesky UI Clutter
This is a more subtle and indirect way to get more people to notice you, but it can help a lot. Using it can help you be more effective and sharp in fight by getting rid of all the extra stuff that gets in the way.
It will get some of that annoying text out of the way by making it smaller and less noticeable. If you do this, you’ll get less details about your loot, so you’ll need to be pretty sure of what you’re doing. To do this, go to the settings for Spacebar Clicker and change the “interact prompt style” to “compact.”
Destroy Loot Ticks And Cargo Bots
No, these strange robots that look like insects aren’t just for show. In fact, they drop a few high-level items, and whether they glow purple or gold shows how rare they are. Most of the time, these triangle-shaped robot crawlers hide in the sides of buildings or on top of roofs.
Like a robot piata, you can punch or shoot them to break them open and get your stuff. They can be hard to find, but if you listen carefully, you can hear the sounds they make when they are close. On some maps, you can see Cargo Bots flying through the air. To get the best loot, shoot them when they flash gold.
Pay Attention To Your Class Perks
Since the Revelry update, almost every Legend in Apex Legends has been changed in a big way. This changed how the Class function worked, making big changes to how a certain Legend is played. Before Respawn, classes didn’t mean much, but now there are five clear classes, and each Legend fits into one of them.
Assault, Skirmisher, Recon, Support, and Controller are the five classes. Assault Legends can open secret sections on red weapon supply bins and carry an extra stack of ammunition. Support Legends can craft expired or unrecovered ally banners and get more loot from blue Supply Bins. Skirmishers can see what weapon is in a care package, and Recon Legends can use Survey Beacon to scan the whole map and show where enemies are for 30 seconds.
Over time, sliding can make a difference in how quickly you can get from A to B. And in a fast-paced game like Apex, speed and movement are key to giving yourself the best chance of winning. Basically, you should slide as much as possible. Of course, the best way is to slide down hills.
But you’ll find that even on flat surfaces, sliding for a few seconds will give you a small speed boost. As you run, slide like this for a few seconds, then keep running for a few more seconds to get your speed back, and slide again. Rinse and do it again. When you slide around a lot, you’re also harder to hit. Make sure to jump after you slide so you can get back on your feet faster and go further.
Always Ping Everything You Can
Positioning and communication are very important in Apex. The game has one of the best ping systems you’ll ever see, and you should use it to talk to your team if you’re not using voice chat or playing with friends.
Will you steal from a place? Ping your friends to let them know. Do you think that another team is close by or ahead? Don’t just keep that to yourself. In Apex Legends, pinging will make sure that your team is up-to-date and ready for anything.