Apex Legends: Some Tips to Survive in Ranked


The second season of Apex Legends, with its load of news, is now well underway and many are climbing the new ranked, also in view of a possible competitive outlet of the title.

Here are some simple tips to keep in mind if you are one of those who start these days to take their first steps in the EA and Respawn Entertainment website.

Communicate. Very often, especially when you are playing with teammates who do not know each other, you forget about the importance of this rule. Apex Legends is no exception to this rule, being a team game. Whether it’s voice chat or just using the intuitive Battle Royale ping system, letting your teammates know where an enemy team is can greatly increase your chances of winning a fight.

Choose the best combinations when picking. Everyone has a favorite character, this is beyond doubt. But sometimes you will have to sacrifice yourself for the benefit of the team. Some legends work best when they use their skills in combination, such as Bangalore and Bloodhound. Furthermore, some characters like Pathfinder and Lifeline can offer unique advantages to the team with their support abilities, so it is better to understand first which characters are the preferences of your teammates before choosing your alter ego.

Deepen your knowledge of the map. Skull Town is certainly one of the most popular drop zones for Apex Legends players. However, the area is not always the best place to land. Very often, in fact, being a popular place there are several teams that decide to launch there and the chances of survival in the early game are reduced considerably. Especially if you are a beginner. So try to find the most suitable drop zone for your way of interpreting the game, perhaps starting from the less crowded one and trying to improve your loot gradually.

Always look for the best combination in the equipment. Look for the right balance between you and your teammates, because it is essential that the arsenal of all three components is varied and well balanced: at least one partner must be able to engage (or respond) from a long distance, while another could succeed to outflank opponents with medium and short-range weapons.

Intelligently plan the engagement. Knowing when to fight and when, instead, avoid it, is a virtue that few people have. Don’t get enticed by prey that may seem easy. Furthermore, if two teams are already fighting, it might be wiser to wait until both teams have bled to death before taking action.