Apex Legends – Comprehensive Guide for New Players – Best Strategy and Tactics (2021)

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What is Apex Legends?

  • Apex Legends is a team-based hero-based battle royale, where 60 players drop down onto the same map, loot up, and fight until one team is left standing. It’s a tough old world out there, so here are some tips for players who want to win fights and matches more consistently.
  • Apex Legends is set 30 years after the events of Titanfall 2. It takes part in a place called Outlands where both humans and robots are forced to battle it out for victory in the Apex Games. 20 squads of three players are fighting it out in a furious battle for survival.
  • Apex Legends stands out from other Battle Royale games by including human and robot heroes known as “Legends” – these are hero characters with special abilities and tactics which set them apart in battle.
  • With Apex Legends, it’s also possible to revive fallen teammates. If one of your squadmates dies, but you manage to survive the battle, you can go to their loot crate and pick up their banner/data chip and take it to a green respawn location. From there you’re able to call them back into the battle.
  • It’s also worth knowing that there’s no fall damage, so you don’t need to worry about a horrid death from falling off a high location.

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Meet the Legends #1

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Legend: Bangalore
A professional soldier by trade, Bangalore was involved in the Frontier War. She’s a weapon specialist and feels at home when bullets are buzzing by. Players that like action tend to gravitate towards this character. It’s no suprise that Shroud uses this legend.

Occupation: Professional Solider
Real Name: Anita Williams
Age: 35
Tactical Ability: Smoke Launcher
Passive Ability: Double Time
Ultimate Ability: Rolling Thunder

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Legend: Bloodhound
A man shrouded in mystery. Known as the best game tracker in all of the Outlands, not much else is known about Bloodhound. Rumors abound of his history but one things for certain, you do not want to be tracker by this character.

Occupation: Technological Tracker
Real Name: Unknown
Age: Unknown
Tactical Ability: Eye of the Allfather
Passive Ability: Tracker
Ultimate Ability: Beast of the Hunt

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Legend: Gibraltar
After a motorbike accident caused the loss of his father’s arm (while saving Gibraltar), Gibraltar has devoted himself to helping others. He does this in the Arena by being the ‘human-shield’ and protecting others with his abilities.

Occupation: Shielded Fortress
Real Name: Makoa Gibraltar
Age: 30
Tactical Ability: Dome of Protection
Passive Ability: Gun Shield
Ultimate Ability: Defensive Bombardment

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Legend: Caustic
Originally a scientist, Alexander “Caustic” Nox has an expertise in pesticide gases. Though his testing, he realized the potential of these gases in weaponized form. Now, he’s part of the Apex Games and the other combatants are his test subjects.

Occupation: Toxic Trapper
Real Name: Alexander Nox
Age: 48
Tactical Ability: Nox Gas Trap
Passive Ability: Nox Vision
Ultimate Ability: Nox Gas Grenade

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Legend: Mirage
An expert in Holo-Pilot technology, Mirage is a flamboyant showmen. He’s a fan favorite due to his wit and charm. Armed with his holo devices, Mirage is a formidable opponent in the Arena simply because you may not be shooting at the right target.

Occupation: Holographic Trickster
Real Name: Elliott Witt
Age: 30
Tactical Ability: Psyche Out
Passive Ability: Encore!
Ultimate Ability: Vanishing Act

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Legend: Lifeline
The child of wealthy war profiteers, Lifeline ran away from home know how much harm her parents had caused. She vowed to do her best to right their wrongs and entered the Apex Games as a combat medic. All her winnings supports the Frontier Corp.

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Occupation: Combat Medic
Real Name: Ajay Che
Age: 24
Tactical Ability: D.O.C. Heal Drone
Passive Ability: Combat Medic
Ultimate Ability: Care Package

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Legend: Wraith
An IMC Dentention Facility experiment gone wrong, Wraith has no memory of her past. An internal fight for sanity, there is a voice within Wraith’s head. Once she learned to trust the voice she was able to harness the power of void manipulation.

Occupation: Interdimensional Skirmisher
Real Name: Redacted
Age: Redacted
Tactical Ability: Into the Void
Passive Ability: Voices from the Void
Ultimate Ability: Dimensional Rift

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Legend: Octane
Heir to the Silva Pharmaceuticals fortune, Octavio Silva has no ambition for boardroom bureaucracy. Instead he passes the time performing death defying stunts and sharing them with his fans. His next stunt? Apex Legends glory.

Occupation: Adrenaline Junkie
Real Name: Octavio Silva
Age: 24
Tactical Ability: Stim
Passive Ability: Swift Mend
Ultimate Ability: Launch Pad

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Legend: Pathfinder
Programmed in location scouting and surveying, Pathfinder is a beacon of optimism in an otherwise grim battle. In a quest to find his creator, he’s joined the Apex Games for fame in the hope that his creator might recognize him and come forward.

Occupation: Forward Scout
Real Name: MRVN
Age: Unknown
Tactical Ability: Grappling Hook
Passive Ability: Insider Knowledge
Ultimate Ability: Zipline Gun

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Legend: Valkyrie
Daughter of famed Titan Pilot Viper, Valkyrie lost her father when she was nine years old. She inherited her father’s love of flight, but not his sense of duty. Except in one regard. She swore to kill the man who’d sent her father to die: his commander, Kuben Blisk. But when the moment came to pull the trigger, she hesitated — he spoke of Viper with respect. And he challenged her to be better. Valkyrie shot him anyway.

Occupation: Winged Avenger
Real Name: Kairi Imahara
Age: 30
Home World: Angelia
Tactical Ability: Missile Swarm
Passive Ability: VTOL Jets
Ultimate Ability: Skyward Dive

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Legend: Crypto
The hacker-come-fugitive Crypto joins Bloodhound in being Apex Legend’s other tracker Legend. He uses his aerial drones to scout out terrain and watch his back for foes in the Apex Arena.

Occupation Surveillance Expert
Real Name Tae Joon Park
Age 31
Home World Gaea
Tactical Ability Surveillance Drone
Passive Ability Neurolink
Ultimate Ability Drone EMP

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Legend: Fuse
Fuse is the bone cage champion of Salvo, a planet known for its expertise in ballistics and explosives. After spending the majority of his life on Salvo as a mercenary, Walter ‘Fuse’ Fitzroy decided to leave his planet behind to compete in the Apex Games.

Occupation Bombastic Explosives Expert
Real Name Walter Fitzroy
Age 54
Home World Salvo
Tactical Ability Knuckle Cluster
Passive Ability Grenadier
Ultimate Ability The Motherlode

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Legend: Horizon
Horizon, otherwise known as Dr. Mary Somers, is an astrophysicist and gravitational expert originally from Olympus. Her abilities include manipulating gravity and putting her adorable little robot, NEWT, to work.

Occupation Gravitational Manipulator
Real Name Dr. Mary Somers
Age 37 (Give or take an extra 88 years…)
Home World Psamathe
Tactical Ability Gravity Lift
Passive Ability Spacewalk
Ultimate Ability Black Hole

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Legend: Wattson
erky engineer, Natalie ‘Wattson’ Paquette is no stranger to the Apex Games, having helped build its Modified Containment Ring alongside her father, who was the Games’ lead electrical engineer.

Occupation Static Defender
Real Name Natalie Paquette
Age 22
Home World Solace
Tactical Ability Perimeter Security
Passive Ability Spark of Genius
Ultimate Ability Interception Pylon

Meet the Legends #2

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Legend: Loba
When Loba was nine, she looked on as simulacrum hitman Revenant killed her family. Left with nothing, Loba survived by picking pockets. As her skills improved, Loba used every tool at her disposal to lift herself from the gutter.

Occupation High Society Thief
Real Name Loba Andrade
Age 34
Home World None
Tactical Ability Burglar’s Best Friend
Passive Ability Eye for Quality
Ultimate Ability Black Market Boutique

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Legend: Revenant
Revenant used to be human. He used to be the greatest hitman the Mercenary Syndicate ever had. He used to look in the mirror and see his human face looking back.

Occupation Synthetic Nightmare
Real Name Unknown
Age Unknown
Home World Solace
Tactical Ability Silence
Passive Ability Stalker
Ultimate Ability Death Totem

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Rampart is a blue-collar, private business owner who just needs a big gun and a backpack full of scrap metal to get by in the dangerous, wild west world of the Outlands. Before opening her popular modding shop on Gaea, Ramya Parekh (Rampart for short) made a name for herself in the underground gauntlet circuit.

Occupation Quick-witted Modder
Real Name Ramya Parekh
Age 21
Home World Gaea
Tactical Ability Amped Cover
Passive Ability Modded Loader
Ultimate Ability Emplaced Minigun “Sheila”

Best Apex Legends Guns For Beginners

Here you can see a list of the best guns for beginners and all the information about them


Apex Legends landing guide.

Respawn Entertainment have crafted the landing system in Apex Legends with great care, and the process is a lot more streamlined than you might find in other games. The key innovation is that every team of three gets a Jumpmaster, who controls the actual ejection from the transport ship and the subsequent descent.

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How is the Jumpmaster picked each match?

If you’re looking to be Jumpmaster every match, then you’d best gather a group willing to relinquish control to you all the time, because Apex Legends doesn’t let you choose to be the Jumpmaster. Instead, the Jumpmaster is assigned at the start of the match to the third player in the list when picking your Legends – unless they let the timer run out and the game picks for them, in which case Jumpmaster privileges pass onto the second player (and again to the first player if they, too, seem to be AFK).

But don’t worry! If you don’t want to be the Jumpmaster, you can simply Relinquish (default: CTRL) to pass the responsibility onto someone else.

How to Launch Solo in Apex Legends

If you don’t want your Jumpmaster to fully dictate your landing, then you’re in luck, because you can choose to peel away from the Jumpmaster at any time during the descent, and land independently. Though we’d strongly recommend you only use this in the final moments of descent, and stick together with your teammates as much as possible!

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How to Use the Ping System

Apex Legends has led the way for many games now adding ping systems for easier communication between players. Learning how to ping is extremely important because it relays all sorts of information to teammates. Examples of what you can ping whether using the radial menu shown in the screenshot

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The default ping button for each platform is middle mouse click on PC, the right bumper on Xbox One, and R1 on PlayStation 4.

Understanding Shield & Attachment Tiers

The shield and attachment tiers rise in color starting from white and ending at red, exclusively for shields. The higher in tier each one is, the stronger it is depending on what you’re using. For attachments, only a few gold ones are lootable without having to find a fully gold-kitted weapon. Tiers are below from left to right:

White -> Blue -> Purple -> Gold -> Red (Evo Shield)

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An important tip to know regarding shields is that the damage numbers on a player tell you what shield they have. It doesn’t matter how low or full their shield is, it will always be the color of what they have equipped. For example, shooting someone with a purple shield will show purple damage numbers until their shield is broken. Then, you’ll hear a glass shatter sound to indicate their shield broke. At this point, you’ll see red highlighted damage numbers to show you’re hitting the person’s health directly.

How to Move Fast in Apex Legends

There is a variety of tricks to move quickly, however, here are two easy and quick tips (no pun intended). If you hold crouch on a downward sloped surface after running for a little bit, you’ll slide. This works great for getting a little extra speed and in some cases, a ton of speed. You can get away with sliding on flat surfaces, but with less success.

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My second tip for moving fast is to put your guns away when you’re running. Having your gun holstered gives you a decent speed boost for those quiet moments when you’re simply looting. Try taking advantage of this when you’re safe and need to get somewhere a little faster. Two characters great for moving quickly in Apex Legends are Octane, and Pathfinder because of his grappling.

How to Revive Teammates

Before a player dies in Apex Legends, they’ll be down for a short amount of time and can be picked up by interacting with them. Once they completely die, their banner is grabbable from their death box. The Crypto character can also grab banners with his drone. Nonetheless, you can run this banner to any revive beacon on the map, marked by green dots. After a short interact time, the player will respawn via a drop ship at the beacon.

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Also, you can use the mobile respawn beacon item to revive teammates anywhere on the map. This wasn’t originally in Apex Legends at release but was added later. Just remember, respawn ships are still extremely loud and will tell others where you are.

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How to win fights and matches.

Apex Legends - Beginner's Guide - How to win fights and matches.

Play aggressive

  • Apex rewards aggressive players. Practice closing the gap between you and the enemy while fighting, rather than getting stuck in a loop of popping out of cover, spraying, and hiding again to reload and heal.

Maintain a presence while wounded

  • Most players will push hard if they score a good hit on an enemy. If you’re hit hard, do whatever you can to maintain a presence and keep the enemy from pushing you. Sometimes it’s best to continue fighting and risk getting knocked, because breaking the Shields of an enemy may be enough to halt their push and save your team. If you do need to heal, use our health and healing items guide to better understand which healing items to prioritise in different situations.

Loot quickly

  • Loot as quickly as you can, and don’t stay still while looting. Trust your initial scan of the items in a death box, rather than spending ages dawdling. Be disciplined with your loot time, and don’t go back for a second look.

Flank carefully

  • Wide flanks are risky, but powerful as long as you have enough distance and cover that the enemy can’t pounce on one of you while you’re split. Make sure you maintain line of sight with allies if you do choose to flank.

Learn how to roam and hunt

  • The key to winning matches in Apex is snowballing from a good early start. Play aggressively after your initial looting, earn some kills to boost your confidence, and quickly move on. Olympus in particular is a great map for roaming and hunting, but on any map you need to have a firm grasp of the most popular locations and rotation options.

Good positioning wins fights

  • Good positioning means three things: an advantageous vantage point on your enemy; multiple options for solid cover; and a “fall back and heal” route if things go wrong. If any one of these is absent, you not in the best position. Legends with team-repositioning abilities (Valkyrie, Horizon, Octane, Pathfinder, and Wraith) take responsibility for this analysis.

Practice in the Apex Arena mode

  • Season 9 of Apex Legends brought a new permanent mode that now exists alongside Apex’s main Battle Royale mode. This 3v3 round-based mode drops players right into the fight again and again, which makes it fantastic for learning how to fight and survive.

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Mozambique Shotgun

The Mozambique shotgun is not the best. In all honestly, it’s horrendous and should be avoided like the plague. After moving into ‘meme’ territory, many players will still ping the weapon just to hear their character state: “Mozambique here”, so feel free to get in on the fun.

Though, after receiving several buffs throughout the year, the weapon is still seen as a dud and is better equipped for comedic values than doing any serious damage. Only use as a last resort, even then it might be worth melee-ing opponents.

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Levels and experience points

Playing and winning matches earns players experience points. These points will eventually see you levelling up. Each time you gain a new level, you’ll also earn rewards like Apex Packs and Legend Tokens.

What do I get experience points for in Apex Legends?

The overall score for a match in Apex Legends can be divided by achievements, and the list of achievements is as follows:

Winning a match – 900 points of experience.
Survival – 3 experience points per second in the Royal Canyon.
Kills – 50 experience points per kilo.
Damage – Approximately 0.25 points of experience for each 1 point of damage dealt.
Raising an ally – 25 experience points for each ally raised.
Revival of an ally – 200 experience points for each ally.
First kill of the day – 500 experience points.
Killing the Champion – 500 points of experience for each Champion.
Kill Leader elimination – 50 points of experience for each leader.
Champion’s team – 500 points of experience for playing a match, being a member of Champion.
Game with friends – 5% extra experience points to survive.

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What about Microtransactions?

Apex Legends is free-to-play, but it does have microtransactions too. These include lootboxes (known as Apex Packs) and a premium currency called Apex Coins. This makes it possible to purchase cosmetic items in the store – skins, weapon camos and other cosmetic items that make no difference to in gameplay.

You can also pay real money for new Legends or grind through the game to unlock them. Apex Legends is not pay to win though, it’s carefully balanced to ensure everyone gets a fair game.

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