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Basic Apex Legends tactics to help you win easy gunfights

Published: 10/Jun/2020 2:18 Updated: 10/Jun/2020 2:27

by Alan Bernal


The Arena in Apex Legends can be unforgiving for new players, but keeping some basic firefight tactics in mind can help to consistently edge out engagements for some easy kills.

From the size of your weapon’s clip to the cooldowns your Legend currently has, there’s a ton to consider when the R-99’s start blazing. Navigating through the scene on the fly gives players a short window of time to make a decision.

Thing is, these decisions are the ones that separate the Kill Leaders from the dashboarders. But there are some things that people can make into a habit that would actually make fights easier to win.

“10 Kills in less than 3 minutes… If you time your engagements right, use doors to your advantage, and be aggressive against people that are weak and on the run, you can win some VERY easy fights,” user ‘Slimshade16’ explained.

Slimshade16 highlighted a montage of their gameplay that showed them seamlessly integrating basics like isolating fights, lifting your fingers off the joystick/WASD keys to heal, and chasing down opponents to secure an elimination.

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A few simple tactics can help any Apex Legends player improve in fights.

A lot of players forget about their active advantages and disadvantages during a battle.

Being at low health is a disadvantage; but being at low health, in a 1v1 against someone else who has low health and an empty gun, is an advantage.

Reading the battlefield while it unfolds can give you more chances to find ways on how to best exploit the enemy team.

10 Kills in less than 3 minutes. Nothing spectacular… but if you time your engagements right, use doors to your advantage, and be aggressive against people that are weak and on the run, you can win some VERY easy fights. from apexlegends

“Just caught multiple people separated from their teammates. This led to some easy kills to unexpecting people,” Slimshade16 replied to reactions of the video. They brushed off the impressive feat of 10 kills in three minutes since the clip just shows people how to play with a collected and thought-out gameplan.

Suppressing aggro, pushing on two teams, and healing up during the natural plateaus of a duel can quickly snowball. As more opponents get picked off, that’s just more resources that can feed your team.

As far as battle royales go, Apex Legends doesn’t have the fastest or most intricate mobility across its gameplay. If you’re trying to win and there’s a sudden explosion of action, then slow down your actions and remember the basics to bag easy kills in the Arena.

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Apex Legends Nov 18 update fixes Rampart exploit & more: patch notes

Published: 18/Nov/2020 18:56 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 19:33

by Alan Bernal


Respawn have launched a new patch in Apex Legends that will patch out an exploit with Rampart’s turret as well as implementing updates for everything from audio issues to reformatting Weekly Challenges.

The Apex community has been very active with their feedback at the start of Season 7. While there’s been a ton of content for players to sift through, problems with the Battle Pass or Rampart’s ultimate Sheila has been cause for concern among some people.

The developers have been paying close attention, leading to the November 18 update which is going to take out the amusing but deadly Rampart exploit while giving people a helping hand at the revised Battle Pass progression system.

This means that Respawn are dousing fires inside and out of the Apex Arena this time around, with updates that should improve the player experience as well as the state of the game.

Rampart Sheila exploit grounded

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Rampart’s turret will be grounded after the Nov 18 patch in Apex Legends.

People have been hooking up Rampart’s Emplaced Minigun ‘Sheila’ to Crypto’s Drone. Since the game identified the hovering bot as a valid base for the ultimate, we’ve seen people use this to wreak havoc by flying the turret around the map.

While it wasn’t really practical to set up the flying turret in the middle of a fight, it still provided some of the wildest clips to come out of the Arena.

However, that won’t be possible any longer now that Respawn have sent out a fix that will keep the minigun grounded to the Apex battlefield, like it was meant to be.

It’ll be interesting to see if the patchwork holds since people have been trying to get creative with how they can use the ultimate.

Battle Pass difficulty reverted

A few weeks after the Season 7: Ascension Battle Pass was launched, people were noticing just how long it took to simply move up a single tier.

This quickly snowballed enough to get Respawn’s attention. While the controversial star system will remain intact for the season, the ability to level it up should mirror that of the Season 6 Battle Pass.

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Respawn have toned down how long it’ll take to level up the Season 7 Battle Pass.

The Apex devs implemented the fix to Daily challenges last week, but today will see Weekly challenges get the revised changes. As promised, Respawn are also giving all players who log in 10 free Battle Pass levels in light of the issues.

While the latest patch notes are relatively short, it’s got a few promising fixes that the Apex Legends community has been asking for since the start of Season 7.

Take a look at the full notes below, courtesy of Respawn.

Apex Legends November 18 patch notes

  • Weekly Challenges have been adjusted back to Season 6 formating
  • 10 Battle Pass levels will be rewarded to all who log in
  • Rampart’s turret on Crypto’s drone
  • Audio adjustments
  • Misc fixes