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How to use Apex Legends weapon scope markings to perfect your aim

Published: 8/Feb/2019 13:39 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 12:55

by Matt Porter


Apex Legends is a battle royale game where every team is hoping to be the last squad standing. So, hitting your shots is vital if you’re going to pick up a victory. 

Like many other battle royale titles, Respawn Entertainment’s game comes with a whole host of weapon scopes that can be attached to your guns to make sure you can pick off enemies from distance. 

This can be difficult, especially if you don’t understand what the markings on the sniper scopes mean when you’re trying to shoot an enemy. Thankfully, though, the developer has added a feature to the game that they think is ‘an industry first,’ which could help you find your target – if executed correctly. 

Respawn Entertainment50 million players have jumped into Apex Legends since its release, but not all have mastered the weapon scope markings.

How does the feature work? 

There are ranging marks which will accurately track the elevation of the enemy that you’re aiming at, which can be used very much to your advantage in a long-range clash with another player. 

This means that if you aim at an enemy on top of a hill using a sniper scope, then move down and aim at somebody who is 100 meters below them, the ranging marks will automatically move to give you the best possible chance of hitting your opponent. 

If you can line up the shot with the different bars – or markers – on the scope, there’s always a chance that you could judge the bullet drop just right. 

Scopes can help you pick off enemies from distance on Apex Legends.

How to use weapon scope markings

For those who missed it, Senior Game Designer at Respawn Entertainment Sean Slayback explained how the feature worked by posting some details to his Twitter account on February 7. 

“The ranging marks on every fullscreen (sniper) optic will always be accurate for the rifle you’re using,” he tweeted. “Watch the mil dots reshuffle in realtime as you aim far up or down. Use the rangefinder and line up the right tick mark to tag those long range headshots.”

  • Read More:  Fortnite sniping from range can tend to be more like trial and error. 

    We have also put together a number of other useful guides since the game’s stealthy release on February 4, which includes: a weapons guideattachment rarity guide and even some information about when the Apex Legends Season 1 Battle Pass is set to launch. 

    If you have any ideas about future guides that we should produce, tweet your ideas to us @Dexerto on Twitter!

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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.

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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.