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What is the best Apex Legends squad to secure wins with?

Published: 9/Apr/2019 14:27 Updated: 9/Apr/2019 14:55

by Connor Bennett

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Even though the game has been out for over two months, picking up a win in Apex Legends can still be difficult. However, is there really a set trio of characters that will guarantee a victory?

Since it’s surprise release on February 4, Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends title has become a fixture for battle royale players across the world – with over 50 million players dropping in for at least one game.

Some players are, obviously, more skilled than others and can rack up victories much easier. However, does it really matter which character you play as? Are you only in with a shot at becoming an Apex Champion if you have a Wraith in your trio?

RespawnApex Legends has a variety of characters – but is there a certain meta to securing a win?

Who is the best Apex Legend?

Well, using stats collected by Play-Apex.net, a website that tracks a wider variety of statistics for Apex Legends, the winningest Legends have been revealed and ranked from best to last.

Unsurprisingly, Wraith tops the charts with a 19.7% win ratio – just shy of the 20% mark – an incredibly high amount compared to other characters. The void goddess is followed by Pathfinder on 19.3%, and Bangalore sewing up the third spot with 18.1%.

The website also notes the popularity of Legends – with the most popular legends picking up a higher win ratio seemingly because they are used most often than other, not because they are overall better characters with more powerful abilities. 

Play-Apex.netA full breakdown of the characters and their win ratios.

How does Octane stack up?

The recently released Octane, who has one of the more entertaining abilities in-game with his Jump Pad, finds himself with a, perhaps, surprising ranking.

Since being released in Season One: Wild Frontier on March 19, Octane has quickly shot up the popularity charts and in turn, the win ratio of the Legend has also skyrocketed – sitting in fourth place behind Wraith, Pathfinder, and Bangalore – with an 18% win ratio and 16.6% usage rate.

In comparison, less popular but longer-standing Legends like Gibraltar and Caustic, who have 4.3% and 5% usage rates, don’t have the same chances to win as Octane, Wraith, or Pathfinder.

Do you have to use Wraith?

While it’s clear that any three combinations of Legends can lead to a win (no character has a 0% win ratio), being able to master the more popular characters is certainly going to help your chances.

Selecting a squad of the top three Legends – Wraith, Pathfinder, and Bangalore – isn’t going to matter if you don’t have the skills to outlast your opponents in Kings Canyon. 

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Apex Legends devs respond to game-breaking Rampart Minigun bug

Published: 20/Nov/2020 10:17

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends devs Respawn Entertainment have taken away Rampart’s ability to place her minigun on the Trident vehicle due to a new issue, but there’s no telling when it’ll be back. 

With the start of Apex Legends Season 7, Respawn Entertainment added a new legend in the form of Horizon and also whisked players away to a new map – the highly anticipated setting of Olympus. 

The new map, which has become quite popular with players already, has enough unique features to stand out from Kings Canyon and World’s Edge – with the most noticeable change being the introduction of the Trident vehicles.

These hovercrafts, which can fit three players at once, are scattered around the map and allow you to get from point A to B quickly, while players are also able to use certain abilities on-the-go. The most useful of which is Rampart’s minigun, which makes the vehicle incredibly deadly. However, there is a bit of a problem with it.  

Apex Legends Trident
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Players appear to have uncovered several bugs surrounding the vehicles introduced in Season 7.

Instead of being able to use the Ultimate ability on the back of a Trident as normal, players have found, since November 19, that trying to place the minigun on the vehicle will completely crash their game.

Numerous complaints were made on Twitter, the EA forums, and the Apex Legends subreddit, with the devs springing into action a few hours later. 

“Hey folks, as an FYI, we are currently disabling the ability to place Rampart’s turret on the Trident in order to fix an error, the devs tweeted. “We’ll let you know when you can go ham again once things are fixed.”

As of writing, on November 20, Rampart’s ability is still unusable on the Trident, and there’s no telling when the devs will get the change pushed out. 

Seeing as it’s probably just a bit of rogue code, they’ll likely send a server-side update live, so you probably won’t need to download anything once the time comes. Though, we’ll keep you posted with any breaking news and updates.