In order to win matches in Apex Legends, you must be the last one standing after the final phase of the game, and here is a full guide on how to go about doing just that.
Every single match in Apex Legends is split into three phases – early, middle, and late – and the strongest players are the ones that know how to play well in all three.
The late-game phase, which is pretty much when there are 10 or less players left on the map, is arguably the most difficult, because every remaining player usually has a strong loadout, which means that that skill plays a much bigger role than RNG and difference in loot.
With this in mind, YouTuber ‘Zeroga Kamico’ has created an in-depth tutorial on how to go about winning late-game situations, exploring all of the the ins-and-outs and subtleties of the final phase of the match.
According to his video, players can find themselves in one of these four situations in the late-game, each one requiring a different playstyle and strategy.
- Having both high ground and the Ring
- Having the Ring but not high ground
- Having the high ground but no Ring
- Not having either high ground or the Ring
Why having high ground is so important
The reason why having high ground in late-game situations is so important is because it offers your team cover, clear lines of sight, and a huge advantage during gunfights, since it’s much harder to shoot down at someone than up.
Teams that are able to secure the high ground and be in the Ring will then be able to spot all other teams and players and be able to prevent them from comfortably entering the safe zone.
How to survive without high ground
In situations where you don’t have high ground but are still in the Ring, you have to harass enemies with grenades and suppression fire, pinning them down and forcing them to waste their time.
If executed correctly, this strategy will buy your team enough time to survive until the Ring starts moving, during which you can engage the enemy again and/or take the high ground for the next circle.
However, not having the high ground or the Ring poses a much more difficult scenario. The most thing is to make sure to not be spotted by enemies until you can stealth your way into the Ring, at which point you can simply follow the strategy above.
It’s important to note that Legends can play a big role in these late-game situations, so don’t forget to use your Legend’s abilities to their fullest potential, while making sure not to waste them.