Apex Legends

Apex Legends caster reveals most popular locations for final circles

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends caster has uncovered the most popular final circles for the battle royale’s debut season on World’s Edge. 

After Respawn Entertainment launched Apex Legends back in February, battle royale fans were dropped into King’s Canyon – a completely different backdrop to what they’ve experienced in recent games. 

As the game moved on to season three, the map that many had come to know and love was replaced by World’s Edge, a setting that blends winter, deadly fire, and an apocalyptic residential zone into a perfect mix. 

Yet, with the unpredictable nature of battle royale titles, thanks to the RNG (random number generator) factor, it’s quite difficult to decide on a location that’s worth hiding out in until the end.

Respawn Entertainment
Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends Season 3 introduced World's Edge alongside Crypto and the Charge Rifle.

The RNG makes it so no two games are ever really the same, but some repetitive final circles do crop up. In a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, user Lrktl compiled the final zones from 150 scrimmage games to find out if the game favors one location over another.

In their research, the Argentine Apex caster noted that during professional practice games, circles near Capitol City and Thermal Station lead the way when it comes to the end game with 18 and 19 respectively.

Twitter: lrktl
Twitter: lrktl
Lrtkl compiled the data from 150 Apex Legends matches to produce this heat map.

In contrast, a popular landing spot like The Trainyard didn’t quite match them, recording 8 nearby final circles during the 150 sample games.

What is quite interesting, too, is that 42 of the zones touched the train tracks that circle the map either ever so slightly or completely engulfing the track. Finishing up there may have seemed out of bounds for some players, but it appears as if that isn’t the case.

Now, while a pattern may have emerged from ltrkl’s data, the RNG nature of Apex means that you aren’t guaranteed to drop into your next game and finish up near Capitol City immediately.

Your best hope of winning is still landing where you want, grabbing some loot, taking down enemies, and just adjusting to what the game gives you.