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5 worst locations to land on Apex Legends Season 3 World’s Edge map

Published: 6/Nov/2019 22:37 Updated: 7/Nov/2019 10:01

by Albert Petrosyan

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The new World’s Edge map in Apex Legends Season 3: Meltdown offers a lot of options when choosing where to land at, and we’ve come up with a list of the five places you should avoid at the start of matches.

The introduction of World’s Edge at the start of Season 3 really injected a whole new set of flavors in the world of Apex Legends.

The new map is nearly twice the size of Kings Canyon, the map used in Seasons 1 and 2, and offers 15 distinct named locations that each have their own pros and cons as initial landing spots.

While many of those points-of-interest (POI) may be great destinations for the initial drop-down, some of them should be avoided because they just don’t offer enough incentive to make up for all the risk you may take heading there.

With that in mind, we’ve determined the five worst locations to land at on World’s Edge, based on three main factors: the quality of loot, position on the map, and popularity. 

Capitol City

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Capitol City may actually be the most popular landing spot on World’s Edge, mainly due to its size and central location, which is why you should try to avoid landing there at all costs.

The quality of the loot is usually average at best and there are just so many enemy teams around, so the chances of you finding high-tier loot and managing to get out with all three teammates alive are not great.

If you prefer this metropolis-type of location, then Skyhook is more than a suitable substitute landing spot, but we would highly recommend landing at Epicenter. 

Epicenter is not nearly as crowded or massive and it offers better chances at finding good loot, and you can always use its position to pick off hurt teams trying to get out of Capitol City.

Thermal Station

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Although its not a central location by any means, Thermal Station is still extremely popular, mainly due to its tendency to carry a lot of loot, much of which is actually good quality.

However, do not give in to the temptation of landing there, because its one of the largest POIs on the map and also very difficult to get through, due to both its convoluted structure and the high number of enemy teams waiting around every corner. 

The nearest location to it that’s a lot more manageable to land at is Train Station, which is a lot less populated, also offers decent loot, is protected by surrounding cliffs, and is a lot more central on the map.

The Tree

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Located right next to Thermal Station, The Tree is another location you should avoid landing at, but for the complete opposite reason. It’s definitely one of the least popular landing spots on the map, but that’s because it really lacks on loot, both in terms of quantity and quality.

And if, by chance, another team or two decided to land there, there simply wouldn’t be enough loot for everyone, so you or your teammates could find yourselves fighting with incomplete inventories. 

Added to that is the fact that it’s tucked so far into the bottom right quadrant of the map, so any circle that starts towards the northern half will take a while to get to.

Not to mention the fact that teams coming out of the adjacent Thermal Station are bound to be good players that have a lot of top-tier loot, so you would be at a major disadvantage if they tried to engage you, especially if you’re trying to get to the circle. 

Drill Site

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Much like The Tree, Drill Site simply doesn’t have enough loot, especially high-tier, for it to be a legitimate option as a landing spot at the start of matches.

In fact, it may be even worse than The Tree, since there are three POIs surrounding it that are much more worth dropping at. Lava Fissure, The Train Yard, and Skyhook are all decent landing spots, all with much better loot and more of it.  Starting off at Drill Site is just begging to be at an early disadvantage.

While it may be the calmest location of the four in the top left quadrant of the map, you will find it difficult to stack up your inventory well enough to successfully overtake the teams that landed in any of the other three adjacent POIs. 

Sorting Factory

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The Sorting Factory might actually challenge Capitol City as the most popular landing spot on World’s Edge, and thus the same reasons apply for why you shouldn’t aim for it as a destination off the rip.

It’s extremely large, meaning it can take time to get through, and there are usually a lot of teams there every match, so having your head on a swivel is absolutely essential.

The one thing it has over its northern counterpart is that it offers a a lot of loot, high-tier too, but that can be both a blessing and a curse because it means that most of the other teams will be able to deck out their inventories just as strongly as you can.

Bottom line, is it more worth landing here than Capitol City? Yes. But is it worth landing here in general? Not really, especially since the nearby Lava City and Fuel Depot both also offer decent enough loot without having to deal with waves upon waves of gunfights.

Respawn EntertainmentThe new World’s Edge map in Apex Legends has 15 named locations, some of which are not worth landing at.

There you have it, the five worst places to land on the World’s Edge map in Apex Legends Season 3. 

Now, it’s important to keep in mind that the validity of this list is contingent on the skill level of each player, meaning that higher-skilled players or those who like to rack up high kill-counts may actually be inclined to land at some of these spots because they can be confident in their abilities to take down enemy teams, even in the most popular locations. 

However, if you’re not a world-beater in Apex, and you would rather face less chances of dealing with enemies early in matches so that you can focus on putting together your inventory, then it’s probably worth avoiding these locations.

Also, while you’re here, make sure to check out our opposite list as well – the top 5 best locations to land at on World’s Edge

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Apex Legends pro Snip3down’s best tips for controller looting & moving

Published: 29/Nov/2020 20:33 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 23:50

by Julian Young

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The Apex Legends community constantly disagrees on which input device is king: mouse-and-keyboard or controller. While both have their benefits and downfalls, pro Apex player ‘TSM Snip3down’ has shared three ways that controller players can compete with mouse-and-keyboard users by moving while they loot.

The controller versus M&KB debate has raged on in the Apex Legends community since the game’s release. With many controller players seeing great success on Twitch and in the competitive scene, the arguments over the fairness of using controllers on PC have not slowed down.

Both options offer players distinct advantages and also suffer from unique limitations. One issue for controller players is they are largely unable to move while looting, which is something mouse-and-keyboard users can do with ease.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Snip3down — a Halo veteran and one of the top controller players in the pro Apex scene — offered some advice for controller users to help avoid this limitation. Here are three ways that controller players can maintain their movement when looting death boxes.

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Snip3down joined TSM’s competitive Apex team in October 2020 and has been competing for them in the ALGS.

Foot pedal method

The first method mentioned by Snip3down in his video is the use of foot pedals. This piece of hardware is an additional tool players can use to assign various actions to another device outside of their controller or keyboard.

In Snipe3down’s case, his pedals are configured to allow extra movement options while looting. He has mapped the left pedal to the ‘A’ key, and the right pedal to the ‘D’ key on his keyboard, allowing him to move back-and-forth with his pedals while looting with his controller.

While this is Snip3down’s preferred method, he recognizes that not all players want to invest in extra hardware like foot pedals. To address this, he also provides two alternative methods that controller players can use to move and loot.

‘Open-while-moving’ method

The second option Snip3down lists for looting and moving involves some precise timing on the part of the player. For this technique, one needs to hold whatever button they use to open death boxes, and when the action is almost complete, start sprinting forward.

When executed properly, this method keeps the death box open and allows the player to pick up items until they move out of range from the box. Snip3down demonstrates this by snagging a few items while he sprints forward before the death box closes.

While this combination of movement and button-pressing requires specific timing and practice, players do not need to buy and use additional hardware to accomplish their goal. Although it takes more effort to perfect, this method is more easily accessible for most players.

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Controller players can switch out some of the default button mapping to access additional movement options.

‘Crouch-when-looting’ method

The final technique Snip3down identifies in his video involves players remapping buttons on their controller.  While Snip3down clarifies that he does not use this method himself, he knows of other players that utilize it effectively.

If players are comfortable with changing their controller settings, they can swap the button used to melee with the button they use to crouch. Changing the button mapping in this way will allow players to crouch while looting death boxes.

Controller players on PC who feel they are at a disadvantage when it comes to looting can use any of these methods to level the playing field. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for more Apex Legends tips, tricks, and news.