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5 “golden rules” to winning 1v3 fights in Apex Legends

Published: 27/Sep/2020 20:13 Updated: 27/Sep/2020 21:34

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Winning fights against one enemy is a task of its own in Apex Legends but against a whole squad? Near-impossible when you don’t know what to do. These five “golden rules,” courtesy of ‘Apocallypsee,’ will help you get out of those sticky situations and land on top.

Everyone has single-handedly fought against a whole squad at least one time in Apex Legends, maybe because you’re entire team was eliminated or you just landed in an unlucky spot.

Either way, it’s not a pleasant experience, and unless you’re a very high-tier player, these sorts of situations almost always end with the same result: the side with the player advantage ends up on top.

To help you shift the odds back in your favor, or at least make them less daunting, Apex Legends player, “Apocallypsee” has posted a guide which breaks down the most important strats when in a 1v3 situation.

Octane inside Apex Legends Season 6
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The high-speed Daredevil is one of Apex’s most popular characters.

How to win 1v3s in Apex Legends

Use your enemy’s overconfidence in your favor

Any squad that goes against one player will feel almost invincible as the odds in a fight are greater on their side. Using that overconfidence against them, you can set up the battle from the get-go as the enemy team is more likely to rush you.

Once you’ve gotten their attention, you can start utilizing whatever area and cover you have around you and, if possible, use your abilities to hinder or damage your opponents. Lulling them into thinking you’re not a challenge will make them prone to making mistakes since their guard is down, which will help you take them out.

Split up the enemy

Dividing and conquering your enemies is essential with 1v3 fights, as it’s easier to pick off one player than it is two or three at the same time.

By splitting up the opposing team, you’re given the ability to take things slow and play in your favor and eliminate your opponents one by one, without having to be overwhelmed.

G7 bug Apex Legends Season 6
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Players who have loadouts with both short and long-ranged weapons are most likely to win fights.

Always thirst the first enemy

Thirsting is basically eliminating the enemy immediately after knocking them down, which is commonly used when players are greedy or are in dire need of healing items during a fight.

In 1v3 situations, you should always thirst the first opponent since it neutralizes one of the threats and makes sure that the enemy can’t just revive their fallen teammate or heal them. Failing to do so can put you right back at the same disadvantage and essentially waste your initial efforts.

Use high ground to your advantage

Having a higher vantage point offers endless opportunities for decision-making. For example, figuring out where to go, where to take cover, or determining how far each enemy is apart.

By using high ground in your favor, you can start mapping out the locations of each of the remaining opponents. After doing so, you can begin confusing them by playing mind-games from your advantageous position and surprising them from unique angles.

Worlds edge map in Apex Legends
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The World’s Edge map has plenty of tall buildings that you can be good for outplays.

Be defensive and aggressive by utilizing cover

After all that fighting and singling out opponents, you might be low in health or reloading, which is the perfect chance to play peek-a-boo with your opponents as you take a breather after all that intense action.

Using cover to play both defensively and aggressively by weaving and bobbing behind objects or buildings and utilizing that movement to fire; some shots will give you the upper hand in winning the fight and staying alive because the enemy won’t be able to shoot back at you.

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That concludes the five “golden rules” that anyone can follow to help win 1v3 situations during matches. These tips and tricks will help players learn how to become better at handling more than one enemy during fights and finishing on top, despite the clear disadvantage.

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What does Branthium mean in Apex Legends? Horizon & Ash Season 7 teasers

Published: 27/Oct/2020 15:07

by Calum Patterson

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Amid all the teasers for Apex Legends Season 7, one word has been on the lips of a number of characters: Branthium. But, what is this? Now, we finally have an answer to the mystery: but we’ve got a whole load more questions too.

The first time we heard the word Branthium in Apex Legends, it came from Ash, at the end of the Season 5 Broken Ghost quest.

Ash is the villain from Titanfall 2, who was recruited by Kuben Blisk, before she “died” at the hands of Jack Cooper, was put back together again, her memory wiped, and then her head split into parts and spread throughout Kings Canyon.

Once the Legends put her head back together, she spoke to them, and, as part of an unintelligible message, said: “all roads lead to Branthium.”

Ash saying Branthium in Apex Legends
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Ash was the first time we heard ‘Branthium’ in Apex Legends.

What is Branthium in Apex Legends?

After the mention from Ash, in the first Twitter teaser for Season 7, Horizon (expected to be the next playable Legend), repeated the word “Branthium” in among all the static.

It later became clear that Horizon was repeating what Ash said – or, perhaps Ash was repeating Horizon.

Is Branthium a place?

The saying, “all roads lead to Branthium”, is undoubtedly a play on the common phrase “all roads lead to Rome.” Typically, this saying refers to “all paths or activities lead to the center of things” – it comes from Ancient Rome in the literal sense, when all roads started from the capital city.

So, at first, most theories believed Branthium was a place, possibly related to the planet Psamathe and its city, Olympus. Ash finished her monologue by saying “Welcome to Olympus.”

But, a spanner was thrown in the works of this theory by Horizon. In the latest Twitter teaser, Horizon says: “Just got to figure out how he can fuse the Branthium (or Brantium?) without critical mass.”

So, is Branthium actually some kind of element, or fuel, or material? This remains unclear, but it wouldn’t make sense for Ash (and Horizon) to say “All roads lead to Branthium,” if it was simply some kind of element.

The truth about Branthium revealed

It didn’t take long for Respawn to reveal the truth behind Branthium, confirming that it was in fact an element that the people of Psamathe needed as an energy source, to solve their looming energy crisis.

Branthium Energy Crisis
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Dr Mary Somers (aka Horizon) was tasked with finding Branthium to solve the energy crisis.

Unfortunately, after retrieving the Branthium, Somers was betrayed and left to die in the abyss of space, which is where the Season 7 story is about to pick up.

Horizon holding Branthium
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Horizon retrieved the Branthium – before being betrayed.

Horizon kept the original sample of Branthium for herself, before she set out to fulfill her promise to her son.

This could line up with the involvement of Hammon Robotics too. The Planet Harvester which launched in Season 4 is being used by Hammond “to gather precious metals from the core of the planet for reasons unknown.”

It’s still possible that Branthium is both a place and an element, with the latter named after the former.

Season 7 is set to start on November 4 – a week earlier than initially planned – so we should learn a lot more then.