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Apex Legends: How to rank up fast before end of Season 2 Ranked Mode

Published: 17/Sep/2019 15:32 Updated: 17/Sep/2019 16:25

by Matt Porter


Apex Legends has entered it’s first ranked series, and with it send to end at the start of Season 3, a Reddit user has created a definitive guide to boosting your numbers and getting you as high up the ladder as possible.

The popular battle royale title’s ranked playlist rewards players for eliminations, match placement, and overall victories, but it’s not just bragging rights on offer for those who reach the top ranks.

Depending on your overall rank at the end of the season, Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that there will be cosmetic rewards offered based on how well you played across the series, and with Series Two slated to start in early October, Reddit user /u/TheGodDeimosTTV has come up with some useful tips that could be the difference between being a Bronze player or a Diamond-level master.

Picking the right character

Your road to Apex Predator starts before you even set foot on the ground, with which Legend you choose to head into combat an integral part of your gameplay.

At the Preseason Invitational, Wattson, Wraith, and Pathfinder were the go-to setup for trios searching for success, but /u/TheGodTiemosTTV suggests that Bangalore and Lifeline can also be used in your compositions if Wattson doesn’t fit your preferred playstyle.

Respawn EntertainmentWattson can be swapped out for Bangalore or Lifeline.

Landing Spots

Choosing the perfect spot for landing is an important decision, as you won’t get any Ranked Points if you drop into a hotspot and get killed seconds after your feet touch the ground.

The Reddit user suggests that if you see 10 people drop immediately, you should follow them, and attempt to land in the clearest area possible, or if you can land on before them, try and grab the items first – thus denying your opponents. High-tier loot areas like Airbase and Repulsor are also important, as getting the best loot you can early on can set you up for success.

Respawn EntertainmentAirbase is full of high-tier loot that you can grab.


TheGodTiemosTTV admits that the R-99 submachine gun, the Alternator, and the Longbow sniper are the best weapons in the current Apex Legends meta, but relying solely on finding and using these guns is a recipe for disaster.

Learning how to use as many weapons as possible to a decent standard should mean that you never find yourself completely hapless in a gunfight, while the Redditor suggests that picking up as many Shield Batteries as possible is more key than healing items, and grenades are important ways to deal damage, so don’t walk past them if you see them.


Where you land is important, but as the match goes on, you’ll need to move around King’s Canyon, and having a Pathfinder on your team is imperative to finding success.

His passive ability shows where the next circle will go and give you an advantage, as you will be able to rotate in good time, loot on your way, and have a jump start over those who don’t know where they are heading.

Respawn EntertainmentPathfinder can help you see where the circle is headed next.

Engaging opponents

While some players would hold off on challenging opponents if they weren’t completely geared up, TheGodDiemosTTV says rushing them “with confidence” is key, as if you don’t you will waste time and resources getting into a “cover-poking standoff.”

If a fight is taking too long, drop back to a better defensive position before re-engaging, while chasing after enemies when you’ve killed one or two of them is a big mistake, as you’re giving up your superior position for the sake of a kill, and things could always go terribly wrong.

Engaging opponents with confidence is key.

End-game positioning

According to TheGodDiemosTTV, your positioning is the key to winning matches in the final circle, suggesting that players should try and find the high ground from which to shoot down at their opponents while making it tough for them to hit you.

This is where sniper rifles will come in handy, as they will let you pick off enemies from distance while designating one member of your team to watch flank can ensure nobody sneaks up behind you to wipe you out with ease.

While these tips may seem straightforward, putting them all into practice could see you shoot up the ranked ladder and find yourself near the top of the class, but with just a few weeks before the start of Season 3, which is anticipated to bring a new Ranked Series with it in early October, you don’t have much time to put them to good use. 

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Apex Legends leaks reveal Pathfinder Town Takeover coming in Season 7

Published: 28/Oct/2020 3:21 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 5:55

by Isaac McIntyre


Pathfinder will be the next Apex Legends character to get a Town Takeover, and the first to have their own personalized POI on new map Olympus, according to playtester images that have leaked ahead of the Season 7 update.

Town Takeovers are one of the most exciting events in Apex Legends. Not only do they bring new lore and backstories for their focal legend, but they also add special points of interest to the battle royale map as well, branded in unique ways.

Octane, Wraith, and Crypto have already enjoyed Town Takeovers on Kings Canyon, while Apex Legends’ second map, World’s Edge, hosted Mirage and Bloodhound events over the past few seasons. Now it looks like it’s finally Pathfinders turn.

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Pathfinder looks set to become the first Apex Legends character with a Town Takeover on Olympus.

According to leaked playtester images shared by dataminer Biast12, the loveable robot will be getting a huge POI when Apex Legends shifts to new map Olympus in Season 7. 

The new Pathfinder point of interest will be a massive boxing arena.

In the leaked POI image, which is slightly blurry and back-and-white, Pathfinder can be seen wearing his heirloom gloves, and posing on a poster emblazoned with his name. The circle building behind it certainly looks like a sports stadium too.

Biast12 also said the leaked image only shows “part of [the whole] Pathfinder’s Town Takeover.” There is also allegedly a stadium “on the other side of the wall.”

Considering it’s just a single image that’s leaked so far, it’s tough to get a good picture of what the Town Takeover may actually look like. Biast12 did tease it could have “a bunch of zip lines everywhere” after replying to one fan’s comment.

When will Pathfinder’s Town Takeover start?

The Pathfinder Town Takeover will be in Season 7, and appears to be hosted on Olympus. Beyond that, however, a possible start date for the event is a little hazy.

The Mirage Voyage point of interest is the closest Town Takeover date-wise that we have to go off. It was released on Dec. 12, 2019, two months into Season 3. If Respawn sticks to the same formula, we could see Pathfinder’s arena at a similar time of year.

In fact, it could basically be bang on the same week. Season 7 arrives on Nov. 4 ⁠— yes, it’s still set for then, despite a little update scare this week ⁠— and eight weeks after that lands on Tuesday, December 8. That’s about as close as you can get!

Town Takeover teasers usually start earlier too. We may start to see Pathfinder teasers for the arena in mid-November, once we’ve settled into life on Olympus.

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Pathfinder fans will be loving Apex Legends Season 7, from the sounds of it.

For now, we’ll just have to wait for official confirmation from Respawn about the exciting new takeover. The developers have never commented on Town Takeover leaks before, so the first time we see anything new could be in-game on Dec. 8.

Whether they comment or not, however, it looks like there’s a lot of exciting new content on the way at the start of next month. Season 7 will finally arrive, along with a new Legend, a brand-new map, vehicles, clubs, and more.