Apex Legends has stolen my heart and I have become horribly addicted. In the many many hours of playing, I have noticed a trend amongst good players and bad. In an effort to help out the gaming community so that you can become a Champion, here are 5 ways to be a better Apex Legends player!
Stay With Your Group
In Apex Legends you are partnered with two other players and dropped into the world to find weapons, and armor to survive. Even though you don’t know your fellow team mates or their skill set, chances are much better for survival if you keep up with them.
Yes, going off alone means you’ll be able to find better loot but if you get caught, there is a good probability you are gonna die. Alternatively, if your team mates get into a fire fight without you, every second you aren’t there to help increases the chance they’ll get overwhelmed. However you being by their side means that the enemy players have to split their attacks to three players instead of just two. That might be the difference between a Squad Elimination and winning the battle.
Get Used to Pinging
While Apex Legends does offer in game chat, a majority of users tend to favor the ping system far more. Instead of talking with your team mates, hoping they haven’t muted you or that their chat volume is high enough to be heard, you can simply press the ping button and drag to the message you’d like to broadcast.
The game offers a number of useful pings that help out your team share information with one another. Taking the time to practice and use the system will help during intense firefights.
Over Watch Periodically
It is so easy to get caught up in looting an area in order to upgrade your gear. However while your team is focusing solely on looting, you might have missed an enemy team coming in for a fight, whether they know it or not. While they are emptying their clip into your body, you are trying to exit your menu to even find them.
It is best to take a moment to stop, and look at your surroundings for any sign of the enemy. Yes, your team mates might snag the best loot but it doesn’t quite matter as much if your squad gets eliminated from improper look out. You staying out of sight and reporting where the enemy is will give your team the chance for a surprise attack, especially if your position is elevated.
Melee Combat Is Deadly
Nothing feels worse than dropping down before enemies, opening a crate, looting two guns, body armor, ammo, and then missing every shot while you get murdered by the fists of an unarmed/unarmored foe. Have your melee key bind somewhere easy to reach so you can duke it out with anyone who gets too close for comfort.
You’d be surprised how much damage a solid hay maker can do!
Shoot Your Shot
Don’t be afraid to dive right into the fray. Chances are, you are going to die no matter what guns/armor you find or character you choose. It sucks to play for 10 minutes in a match, traveling from ring to ring, upgrading your equipment, and then get murdered while you tried to wait for an ideal time to fight. You never even got to pull the trigger.
In reality, there really is no perfect strategy or moment to strike. You’ll either jump in to a fight and be the third party that overwhelms others or get attacked by a third party while waiting for better or worse. You may as well shoot your shot and fight with all your might.
The only way that you’ll become a champion is luck and skill. You can’t do much about the former but practice and communication will help tremendously for the latter!