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How to level up faster and get more XP in Apex Legends

Published: 30/Mar/2019 16:10 Updated: 30/Mar/2019 16:59

by Connor Bennett

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Dropping in and out of games of Apex Legends in a bid to earn XP can become a grind. However, there are a few tips you can follow to make it a little easier.

Since its release on February 4, over 50 million players have picked up Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends and dropped into Kings Canyon for at least one match.

Yet, if you’re still yet to make your mark in the game and have only dabbled in the popular battle royale, you’ll be looking for the best ways to level up. We’ve got you covered. These are the best ways to leveling up quicker in Apex Legends.

Respawn Entertainment / EA GamesThere are simple ways to level up in Apex Legends – and they don’t take all that much effort.

How do you rank up faster in Apex Legends?

To level up in Apex Legends, like any game, you’ll need to earn XP. There are a variety of different ways to earn XP in Apex Legends – be it reviving teammates, killing enemies or just hiding and staying alive in games.

Ultimately, the quickest way to rank up is by winning games and scoring plenty of kills. The best way to do this is by dethroning the current Apex Champion – by killing that player and taking their winning spot. Winning a game will net you 500 XP, while killing the Apex Champion scores a further 500 XP.

However, how you perform will vary from match to match, so you shouldn’t be solely reliant on kills or wins if you want to level up quickly in Apex Legends – sometimes, the loot or drop gods won’t be on your side.

Respawn EntertainmentYou can use Pathfinder’s grapple hook to survive in Apex Legends. That’ll rack up XP.

How to earn more XP in Apex Legends

Being a team player helps as you’ll rack up easy points for scoring revives and respawns, as well as getting a small 5% XP boost to your time survived category for playing with friends.

Taking a measured approach also helps. Instead of hot dropping for the best loot, you can earn XP by staying alive – just shy of 200 points per minute, in fact.  However, it’s not all about surviving. By securing a top three finish, you’ll gain 300 XP.

Of course, scoring kills in-game helps significantly. You get 50 XP for each kill so finding a balance between picking up eliminations and staying alive is vital.

Below is a full breakdown of how XP can be earned:

  • Match Victory – 500 XP
  • Finishing inside the Top 3 teams/players – 300 XP
  • Kill – 50 XP each
  • Killing the current Apex Champion – 500 XP 
  • Killing the game leader – 50 XP
  • Reviving a teammate – 25 XP each
  • Respawning a teammate – 25 XP each
  • Time Survived – around 180 XP per minute survive
  • Playing With Friends – 5% more XP towards Time Survived
Respawn EntertainmentBecoming the Apex Champion in Apex Legends lands the biggest amount of XP.

How to reach  Level 100 in Apex Legends

Level 100 is the highest attainable level that any player can reach in Apex Legends. Similarly to Fortnite, this level runs differently to your Season 1 Battle Pass level – even though level 100 is also the highest point to which you can take your battle pass.

Reaching the top of the mountain takes dedication and be a grind, but playing as many matches as possible will.

That doesn’t mean that you should hot drop into games, pick up a kill and then leave. You’ll have to be pretty efficient in racking up XP as to hit Level 100. 

Finding the right balance between scoring kills, winning games and being a team player is going to make the grind that bit easier. It just takes time. 

Respawn EntertainmentPlaying as all of the Apex Legends will help you level up that little bit faster.

So, that’s everything you need to know about ranking up in Apex Legends. Now, hop into a game and go and score some easy XP.

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How to master Crypto in Apex Legends: Tips & Tricks

Published: 1/Dec/2020 13:20

by Alex Garton

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Crypto isn’t the most popular character in Apex Legends, but that’s only because most players don’t know how to use him properly. Here’s how to play as Crypto, the Surveillance Expert who specializes in scouting opponents and obtaining key information for your squad.

Crypto’s kit is unique and unlike any other Legend on the Apex roster. His ability to scout ahead and maintain an awareness of his surroundings can be an incredible tool in the right player’s hands.

However, when utilized poorly or at the wrong time, it can hinder you and your squadmates significantly. This is partly why Crypto has garnered a polarizing reputation among the Apex Legends community.

There’s no doubt Crypto can be a staple part of any squad, but he’s a much more cerebral character – less about flashy plays, and more about intelligent ones. Let’s check out his abilities and a few tips and tricks to help you master Crypto.

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Crypto’s kit revolves around his tactical ability ‘Surveillance Drone’.

How to use Crypto’s abilities best

Passive: Neurolink

Crypto’s passive is interconnected with his tactical Surveillance Drone. Enemies detected by the drone within 30 meters of Crypto are marked for you and your squadmates to see. This allows you to constantly maintain an awareness of your surroundings and potential threats.

Tactical: Surveillance Drone

Crypto’s kit is completely centered around his Surveillance Drone, so it’s imperative you know when and how to use it effectively. The ability allows Crypto to deploy an aerial drone that can scout the surrounding area. If the drone is destroyed, there is a 40-second cooldown before another device can be deployed. It’s key you’re utilizing the drone to scout the surrounding area for enemy squads and their exact position, Then, you can use that information to plan an organized push or make a quick escape.

Ultimate: Drone EMP

Drone EMP is Crypto’s ultimate ability and allows him to activate an EMP blast that deals shield damage, slows enemies, and disables traps. The position of the EMP can be controlled via his drone making it possible to use from a distance. This makes the ability incredibly effective before an orchestrated push with your team. After the EMP, an enemy squad should be sufficiently weakened, giving you and your teammates a huge advantage.

Crypto tips and tricks

Utilize the banners located across the map

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Crypto can use the banners located around the map to gain key information for his squad.

Crypto’s Surveillance Drone is incredibly useful for scouting enemy squads, even when you can’t see them. Flying your drone up to one of the digital banners will show you exactly how many enemy squads are in the area. This allows you to stay prepared and prevents an enemy squad from sneaking up on you. Make sure you keep your drone hovering in front of a banner so you can flick back and forth from drone view and keep tabs on any enemy squads in the area.

Crypto’s drone can collect squad banners

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Crypto’s drone makes him the best Legend for recovering player banners.

Crypto can collect fallen teammates’ banners with his Surveillance Drone. This means he has the most consistent and safest method of collecting player banners out of any Legend on Apex’s roster. It’s worth noting he can even use his drone to collect banners that are outside of the radius of the safe area, as his drone is not affected by ring damage.

Don’t overuse your drone

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Crypto’s drone can be an amazing tool but it can also be his downfall.

As useful as Crypto’s Surveillance Drone can be, it is also the reason why he has reputation for being an underwhelming Legend. When you’re inside drone view, you are isolating yourself from your squad with the positive being that you are providing information. A key skill for Crypto players is knowing when to leave drone view and assist in gunfights. It’s extremely easy to stay in your drone for too long, resulting in your squad being at a huge disadvantage. Remember, just because the drone is available doesn’t mean you always have to use it.

Deploy drones without entering drone view and reduce EMP radius

Here’s my two biggest tips on how to be a good Crypto. Lots of people say they’ve never seen a good Crypto but I think that’s because nobody knows how to use him! from r/apexlegends

These tips are courtesy of u/EhWhateverOk and showcase two simple Crypto tricks that a lot of players are unaware of.

By holding down the tactical button, players can deploy a drone without entering drone view. This allows Crypto’s to keep up with their team and avoid putting their squad at a disadvantage.

Finally, Crypto’s EMP ultimate has a spherical hit radius. This means if you fly the drone upwards, the hit radius of the EMP is reduced and will often prevent the ability from hitting you and your teammates.


Hopefully, this guide has helped you pick up the basics of Crypto and taught you a few tips and tricks that you might not have made use of. If you don’t play him often, or haven’t tried him in a while, it might be the perfect time to give him another shot.