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Impressive Apex Legends tier guide shows best weapons for each stage of a match

Published: 6/Apr/2019 0:11 Updated: 6/Apr/2019 1:58

by Albert Petrosyan

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There are a multitude of weapons in Apex Legends and knowing which ones to use in certain situations isn’t always easy. With this in mind, one players has come up with a tiers list that shows which weapons are best to use in the three stages of each match. 

What are the different stages of an Apex Legends match?

While there is no set-in-stone definition for the different stages of a match in Apex Legends, most players would agree that there are three – early-game, mid-game, endgame. 

As for knowing which stage of a match you’re in while playing, here is a pretty good description of when each stages starts and ends. 

  • Early-game: From the start of the match to when the Ring closes on the first safety circle. 
  • Mid-game: From the end of early-game to when there are 10 or less players left on the map (when the player counter turns to a question mark). 
  • Late-game: From the start of mid-game to the end of the match.

Most players will vary their style of play from one stage to another, as each phase of a match requires players to show different degrees of risk management, strategy, aggressiveness, and interest in loot.

Finding really high-tier loot, such as Gold Armor, is very rare in the early-game stage of an Apex Legends match.

Which weapons are best to use in each stage?

Because each of the three stages of an Apex Legends match vary in terms of gameplay and the players’ decision making, the viability of weapons also changes from one phase to another.

To better crystallize this concept, Reddit user ‘Comanglia’ has posted a guide that indicates which weapons from each of the six categories are best to use during the different stage of the game.

The guide is split into three major sections, one for each stage, which are further split into six subsections listing weapons from best to worst to use during that stage.

Apart from the actual list itself, the creator of the guide also provides his closing thoughts for each weapon category, offering an explanation for why he chose certain weapons over others. 

What factors were considered for making this guide?

On Reddit, the creator of the guide explained that there were several factors he had in mind when making it, particularly for certain stages and specific weapons.

  • Iron sights – Since optical attachments are not easy to find right away, the iron sights of weapons when aiming played a big role in determining the early-game weapon choices.
  • Weapon switch speeds – Certain weapons take longer to switch to when swapping weapons, which is why the RE-45 is designated as a good late-game weapon.
  • Bullet velocity – How fast bullets travel after being fired does have an impact on longer range gunfights, so having a long-range weapon with fast bullet velocity, such as the G7 Scout, can be a big boost.
  • Charge-up time – Energy weapons such as the Havok or Devotion LMG have to charge-up when being fired before they reach their peak fire-rate. This is why, without a Turbocharger Hop-up, the weapons are not really viable. 
  • Upgrade potential – Weapons that can take on a lot more attachments and hop-ups than others are also more viable, which is why the VK-47 Flatline is not ranked high in the guide.
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Apex Legends Black Friday 2020: Airship Assassin skin, Legendary Hunt

Published: 24/Nov/2020 20:18

by Bill Cooney

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Some of the rarest skins in Apex Legends are making a return for the annual Black Friday sale, including Wraith’s famous Airship Assassin skin, cosmetics returning from Legendary Hunt bundles, and more.

It was heavily speculated in the runup to Thanksgiving week that Wraith’s fan-favorite skin would be returning for the second year in a row, and the shop update on November 24 confirmed those leaks and rumors.

Wraith isn’t the only hero getting some of her old skins up for sale again though, Octane’s highly sought-after Jester look will also be back, along with several from the Legendary Hunt themed event all the way back from Season 1.

Wraith Airship Assassin skin pictured in Olympus with 'November 24' in writing beside it
Respawn Entertainment
The long-awaited skin is finally returning, Respawn has confirmed.

For those who don’t know, Wraith’s Airship Assassin skin is a recolor of the pink Void Specialist skin, so you’ll need to unlock both of them in order to rock it.

In addition to the legends and weapon cosmetics, there are deals offering three, 25, or 50 Apex Packs, and a bobblehead weapon charm available during the sale, which goes from Nov. 24 to December 1.

Let’s take a look at all of the bundles available during the sale, what’s included in them, and how much each one will set you back if you’re interested.

Legend Skins

  • Void Specialist Wraith – 900 Apex Coins (Required for Airship Assassin)
  • Airship Assassin Wraith – 6,500 Legend Tokens

Jester Bundle

Octane Jester skin
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This Jester skin for Octane is certainly one of the more disturbing cosmetics in Apex.
  • Cost: 2,500 Apex Coins
  • Laughing Fool Octane Skin
  • Harlequin VK-47 Flatline Weapon Skin

Legendary Hunt Bundle

Legendary Hunt Apex skins
Respawn Entertainment
These Legendary Hunt skins will be available in the Black Friday bundle.
  • Cost: 6,000 Apex Coins

Hero Skins

  • Voices From the Past Wraith
  • Outland Warrior Bangalore
  • Tiger Blood Caustic
  • Pain Killer Lifeline
  • Snake Charmer Mirage
  • Hot Pursuit Octane
  • Sunfire Initiate Pathfinder

Weapon Skins

  • Goldmine Gremlin VK-47 Flatline
  • Bone Saw M600 Spitfire
  • Trophy Collector R-301

Apex Pack Bundles

Bobblehead Bloodhound Charm Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Bloodhound’s adorable bobblehead charm is available in the 3 Apex Pack bundle.

Legendary Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 1,500 Apex Coins
  • Bloodhound Bobblehead Weapon Charm
  • 3 Legendary Apex Packs

25 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 2,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Octane Weapon Charm
  • 25 Rare Apex Packs

50 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 4,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Revenant Weapon Charm
  • 1 Legendary Apex Pack
  • 49 Rare Apex Packs

There you have it, the full rundown of every single bundle and all the items available in the Apex store during the Annual Black Friday sale. Which even though they call it that, you’ll still need some serious Apex Coins if you haven’t been saving up.

Like we mentioned, these cosmetics and packs will only be available for one week until December 1, so don’t wait until the last minute if there’s something you know you want. As always, stay tuned in on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for all the latest Apex news, leaks, and info.