POPULAR New to Apex? Here's some tips!
If you're new to the game "Apex Legends" here's a guide, not for how to get good, but just some random tips to aid in your journey.
Edit: I'm frequently adding new tips so check in every so often
*Training mode wont help you, the targets are stationary and the ones that move have hit boxes bigger than Gibraltar (who has the biggest hitbox in the game)
*play as lifeline or some other supportive legend, if you can't shoot well, atleast you can assist the ones who can.
*practice practice practice, the more you play the better you get (duh..)
*in a fire fight? Always strafe left to right and spam crouch, it greatly reduces the chances of being hit. Unless you play as wraith, then you're hitbox is as small as a toothpick regardless
*avoid unnecessary fights (squads that dont see you)
*third partying is where you enter a fight as 2 enemy squads are weakened by each other, this is an extremely useful tactic and leads to free kills & target practice, this is most effective in the final 3 squads, hide until someone get knocked in the kill feed. (Season 3 released a feature where people yell ambush when another squad joined the fight)
*if you are jump master, relinquish it, watch what other/ more experienced players do to maximize distance. (Like periodically dipping down to gain more speed, to travel further than just free falling)
*TTVs are everywhere, just ignore them. They usually try and act cool for their 2 viewers who accidentally clicked their channel, so they are fairly easy targets (dont get too cocky though)
*if you are champion, it's just the game making you feel good, sorry to burst your bubble but they just want you to keep playing.
*Like Kata says in the comments, 3 is better than one, revive your teammates before looting. Third parties love people who stand still and loot with downed teammates.
*Good starter guns are:
Automatics: Devotion, R99, Spitfire, L-Star
Shotguns: Eva8, Mastiff
Snipers: G7-Scout, Tripple Take, Charge Rifle
(Note: every gun is good, with the right attachments, these are just easy to learn)
*If your armor breaks mid fight, look for death boxes of recently deceased players and swap your armor, even if you get hit, it's worth the pinpoints you gain back (even if it's a broken gold shield for a white shield)
*Practice early on with hard to use guns if you're feeling confident (wingman, longbow, Kraber, ect.) Even if you fail a bunch, keep trying whenever you can, like I said earlier, practice practice practice!
*learn what guns are good and bad for your skill level, and learn to give up that maxed out RE-45 you spent all of early game making for that R99 even though you have no attachments for it. It's better for you in the long run
*remember what guns make what sounds so you know that when you're going to third party if you hear 50 krabers going off, to not engage. Or if you hear a mass amount of wingmen firing, to not engage. Or if you hear... you get the point..
*keep in mind that even godly players are just players, they can be killed too. If you're feeling confident in your abilities, try playing aggressive as hell. If you rush in and mow everyone down, lower tier players will usually pull back and abandon their squad.
*always read the patch notes, that one gun you always use may have just gotten a nerf without you knowing.
*cryptos drone can interact with everything, meaning if you're dead buddies banner is about to expire but is surrounded by enemies, your drone can actually pick up the banner, it's best if your drone gets shot down and not you.
*have an idea for the game? make your voice heard, a good way to describe the respawn entertainment dev team is Players with Dev perms. They are pretty much one with their community, not just dev's who sit back and watch / just use the game for money *cough* *cough* fortnite.
*always assume your enemies have max gear when going into a fight, better to be over prepared than under prepared
*dont listen to people when they say stuff like "oMg ThE pEaCeKeEpEr Is TrAsH" if you get kills with it, use it.
*Here's some useful video links aswell:
*updates for more tips coming later
POPULAR PSA: Interaction is Allowed
Hey, fellow Legends! It’s great to be hyped. We’re all hyped, after all. New map! New Legend! New weapon! The world is a beautiful place of joy and eternal happiness!
...And you aren’t here alone. In fact, there may be other Legends posting about the all the new information. You can talk to them. You can comment on those posts without making brand new posts of the exact same thing for the third or fourth time. Favorite weapons? Favorite Legends? Worst of either? We get a lot of those posts in general, but sometimes people add their own unique twists. If you want to create a new post on the same content that other people are also posting about, you need to make it relevant enough that people want to interact with your post — so change things up and at very least put a different spin on the subject. Discussion and interaction moves things forward.
By the way, Mirage somehow became my favorite in Season 2, flipping from last place on my list to first.