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How to get 20+ kills in Apex Legends: YouTuber reveals “best” strategy

Published: 13/Sep/2020 22:07 Updated: 13/Sep/2020 22:13

by boxadmin


It’s hard to get 10 kills in Apex Legends, let alone 20, but prominent YouTuber ‘The Gaming Merchant‘ revealed the best strategy for you to use, and we’ve got all his tips and tricks laid out for you below.

Getting a handful of kills in Apex Legends is pretty standard for most players, but getting 20+ kills is an achievement of its own. The difficulty in getting so many eliminations alters between games, as Airship Pathing plays a part, as well as which of the two maps you’re playing on.

One significant issue is player skill since if you aren’t at least Apex Predator rank, you’ll have a hard time even getting into the double-digit mark.

In a YouTube video made by The Gaming Merchant, he reveals the best strategy in getting kills in the battle royale. He talks about all of the factors above and how you can utilize a few tips to get that 20-bomb.

Choose your map wisely

Both maps, King’s Canyon and World’s Edge are different. While World’s Edge features multiple environments and ecosystems, it’s a much bigger map than King’s Canyon.

Apex Legends Maps Kings Canyon
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Apex Legends map, King’s Canyon.

The Gaming Merchant’s strategy suggests picking King’s Canyon because it’s smaller, meaning that it’s easier to hear gunshots, grenade explosions, and other player-caused noises from afar.

And if you can hear your opponents, then you have a greater advantage. Additionally, although the Airship pathway is randomized, some paths see reoccurring location choice popularity, which bolsters the chances of getting more kills than usual.

Use the Airship pathway to your advantage

Airship pathway plays a vital role in this strategy since they’re the direction the dropship will fly over the map at the beginning of each match.

For optimal killing, you should keep an eye for it coming from the left side of the map, as most current hotspots and popular locations are located on that side of King’s Canyon, such as Gauntlet, Runoff, Airbase, and Slum Lakes.

Apex Legends Maps Kings Canyon Airship Pathing
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An example of Airship Paths at King’s Canyon in Apex Legends.

The Airship pathway plays a major role in determining how successful you will be in your quest to getting 20+ kills. If the path leads from the right, opponents are more reluctant to scatter which is the opposite of what you want if you’re trying to get a lot of eliminations.

This scattering is because new players are most likely going to drop near the right side of the map, which contains a lot of the quieter areas, while old players will aim for the popular locations. If you ever face games wherein the path is coming from the right, just play regularly until the game ends.

Utilize the Map Room

Sometimes you will be unsuccessful in finding many players; since people from different regions play the game at various paces, you might happen to find yourself in a lobby with more conservative or cautious users.

Map Room Apex Legends
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Map Room in King’s Canyon.

For this reason, you should utilize the Map Room, which is located in the bottom right area of the map, and record the statistics of what’s going on all over King’s Canyon, such as where players are gravitating to, their movement patterns, etc.

After doing this for about 20 times, you can use the information to gain a better idea about the majority of your region’s drop patterns, based on Airship pathways. However, if you’re going to use this tactic, bear in mind that your stats might no longer apply as well after a few days.

Here is The Gaming Merchant’s YouTube video visually demonstrating his entire strategy in action:

Obviously take all of this advice with a grain of salt: no strategy, not even the greatest one, is going to turn a below-average player into an Apex Predator overnight.

That said, certain aspects of this guide, or the thing as a whole, should definitely help improve one or more facets of your own gameplay, so heed these tips and tricks and get back into King’s Canyon to try them out.


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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date

Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.