There are various weapons at different price points in Apex Legends’ new Arenas mode, but which ones are the best to ensure you and your team are victorious?
As well as a ranked playlist finally coming to the 3v3 mode, players will also experience some price changes and new weapons in the shop, so which are the best to purchase?
How does Arenas work?
In Arenas, players receive Crafting Materials every round that can increase depending on how well they perform. These Crafting credits can then be used to spend on items such as weapons, consumables, and even abilities.
Apart from abilities, all other purchases are reset each round, allowing players to be flexible with their purchases, especially as Crafting Materials can be saved through rounds.
As the rounds go on, players will receive more and more Crafting Materials, increasing your budget for spending in the shop before rounds start. For the best chance of winning, players should be trying to collect the Crafting Material tanks on either side of the map to purchase even more before rounds, but which weapons are the best to purchase?
Apex Legends Best Arenas Weapons
We thought it would be good to show off what we think the best weapon choice is for each category in the game, so here are our best weapons in Arenas.
Marksmen – G7
The G7 is a great place to start when considering what weapon to purchase in the first couple of rounds. It only costs 400 Crafting Materials, one of the cheapest weapons in the game, and one of the most effective at medium to long-range.
As Arenas is mostly about poking enemies and trying to do enough damage to waste the enemies’ heals, the G7 does this very efficiently from various ranges, even having a decent hip fire spread.
If you are a player who is used to semi-automatic weapons and are comfortable with the G7 in the battle royale mode, this is certainly a weapon you should be purchasing and upgrading every round.
LMG – L-Star
The L-Star is another great pick up for the starting rounds in Arenas due to its low price of only 500 Crafting Materials. If you are someone who has a more aggressive playstyle and wants to get up in people’s faces rather than poke with a G7, the L-Star is a great alternative.
As the L-Star is an LMG, it also performs very well at range. However, the main strength of this weapon is its potential in close combat. The L-Star doesn’t have a magazine, but it will overheat and play an animation if you shoot it for too long.
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To get the most out of this weapon, make sure you stop shooting just before it overheats so that you can continue firing again much faster than any reload speed. The L-Star is very underrated, and when used correctly, it is one of the best weapons to use in Arenas.
Sniper – Sentinel
The Sentinel has taken a big leap this season, becoming the floor-loot sniper in the game and is now one of the best Apex Legends Arenas weapons. It is also a great pickup in Arenas for those who are good at sniping, dealing 70 damage to the body and a massive 105 to the head, which will aggravate the enemy team and make them use up their heals.
The Sentinel also only costs 400 Crafting Materials. However, it is definitely worth upgrading a couple of times for a better scope, so this would be a great pick-up for the later rounds.
The Sentinel is one of the best weapons in Arenas due to its serious damage and ability to crack shields on a headshot. One of these shots could lead to your team pushing and getting that vital knock that leads to victory.
SMG – Prowler
Although a recent update saw an increase in the Prowler’s price, there was good reason for this change, as this weapon is extremely effective in Arenas. Although it is a burst weapon, the Prowler works well from close and mid-range, with fairly easy recoil to control.
It is also great when firing from the hip, remaining surprisingly accurate without the need to ADS. This is great for those sticky close-ranged engagements, as not needing to ADS can make the difference when it comes to getting off the first shot.
Assault Rifle – Flatline
Lastly, we have the Flatline, arguably the best Assualt Rifle option in Arenas due to its versatility and easy-to-control recoil.
The Flatline does cost 550 Crafting Credits, which is on the more expensive end of the weapon prices. However, it is definitely worth it. The Flatline has very easy to control recoil even without many attachments or upgrades and also has a fairly large magazine size without an extended magazine.
The two best things about the Flatline and why it is one of the best Apex Legends Arenas weapons is its versatility. The Flatline is very easy to use up close and has a highly accurate hip fire, allowing you to stay mobile while hitting your close-ranged shots.
That’s all for the best Apex Legends Arenas weapons. For more on Apex Legends, check out the best landing spots in Apex Legends Season 10.
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Apex Legends dev confirms fix for Ranked stream-sniping issues coming soon
The Apex Legends devs have confirmed a fix for the exploit allowing Bronze players to stream-snipe in high-Ranked lobbies.
Respawn Entertainment have confirmed that they’re currently working on a fix for the exploit that allows bronze Apex Legends accounts to stream-snipe players in high-Ranked lobbies.
Apex Legends players have dealt with their fair share of cheaters using frustrating exploits, such as the recent one that allowed players on Xbox consoles to completely crash the game’s servers.
Another exploit that’s particularly irritating is one that lets newly-made bronze accounts to immediately get into high-ranked lobbies to stream-snipe players. Now, Respawn Entertainment have responded to this issue.
In Ranked play, Apex Legends players have to play extremely well if they want to climb the ladder and access high-Ranked lobbies. However, cheaters were able to bypass this by using an exploit that lets them sneak into theses lobbies and take out the top players.
Pro player ‘HisWattson’ complained about this issue on Twitter, stating that it’s irritating to report cheaters only to encounter them again in different games. This caught the attention of the developers.
Apex’s Security lead Conor Ford confirmed that the devs are aware of the problem: “I can say that the bronze issue is currently being worked on as well so hopefully you won’t be seeing that soon.”
He didn’t provide any details about when exactly this fix will be implemented in the game, but it’s reassuring to know that Respawn Entertainment are aware of the problem and are currently looking into it.
This exploit allows previously-banned players to pop up and start causing problems in high-ranked lobbies. Hopefully, the Apex Legends update patch containing the fix for the exploit will arrive soon.
For more Apex Legends content, check out this crazy Apex Legends glitch that adds third-person mode to Season 13 as well as this leak claiming that the devs are increasing the level cap.
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Apex Legends split date: Season 13 ranked map rotation, rank reset, & rewards
For those wondering what the split date is for the current season of Apex Legends, here are all the details you need to know.
Every season Apex Legends has a halfway-ranked split which resets player rank and also changes the map to keep things fresh. Here are all the details for Apex Legends Season 13’s split date.
The Apex Legends Season 13 split gives players a small mid-season reset to freshen things up. As well as a new map for Ranked Leagues, players will also experience a soft reset, motivating them to get back into playing ranked for either battle royale or Arenas.
For those interested in knowing more about the split, including the date it will occur, map change, how far your rank will be reset, and the kind of rewards you can expect, here’s our guide on the Apex Legends split date.
Apex Legends Season 13 split date
The Apex Legends split for Season 13 will take place on June 28 at around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT.
On this date, not only will the map change for Ranked Leagues, but a player’s rank for both Battle Royale Ranked Leagues and Ranked Arenas will be soft reset.
In order to keep things fresh and exciting through the season, the Apex Legends halfway split changes the ranked map and also resets a player’s rank by four divisions.
This means that if you finished the first split at Platinum IV, you will be reset back to Gold IV.
For the second split of Apex Legends Season 13, Ranked Leagues will be changing its map from Storm Point to World’s Edge up until the end of the season.
Many consider World’s Edge to be Apex Legend’s best map for ranked, so those who are yet to experience the map in Ranked Leagues are in for a treat.
The reward you receive at the start of the next season will be based on your highest rank achieved in either of the two splits.
For example, if you achieve Diamond rank in Split 1 but don’t play in Split 2, you will still receive the rewards for Diamond rank at the start of the next season. Keep in mind that to gain the rewards for the Apex Predator rank you must retain the rank until the split ends.
Players will obtain a shiny badge if they are able to achieve the same rank across the two splits within a season.
Here are the following rewards for each rank:
- Bronze – Badge & Holospray
- Silver – Badge & Holospray
- Gold – Badge, Holospray, & Weapon Cosmetic
- Platinum – Badge, Holospray, & Weapon Cosmetic
- Diamond – Badge, Holospray, Weapon Cosmetic, & Season-Long Dive Trial
- Master – Badge, Holospray, Weapon Cosmetic, & Season-Long Dive Trial
- Apex Predator – Badge, Holospray, Weapon Cosmetic, & Season-Long Dive Trial
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Respawn confirm fix for frustrating Apex Legends Xbox input delay
The Apex Legends developers have addressed the Xbox input delay issue that has been causing frustration, claiming that a fix is on the way.
Xbox players have been experiencing some pretty awful input delay issues for Apex Legends, as Respawn finally address the problem.
Apex Legends Season 13 has been an eventful season for Xbox players. Not only was there a severe exploit that allowed Xbox players to completely crash servers, subsequently ruining ranked matches, but now there is another issue.
Ever since the Apex Legends 13.1 patch, Apex Legends players on Xbox have been complaining about input delay which is making the game unplayable.
Respawn have now addressed the complaints, mentioning the issue in a Twitter post on June 27.
Xbox players have had their experience plagued by input delay issues ever since the Apex Legends 13.1 patch, which is a shame as it has hindered the experience of the Awakening Collection Event and return of Control.
Although it isn’t affecting all players on Xbox, it’s extremely frustrating for those who are experiencing the issue, as the input delay puts the players at such a disadvantage that it isn’t even worth playing.
The devs originally addressed the issue on June 22, tweeting that they were “still working on a fix.” Despite this, players have still been experiencing the issue, wondering when exactly this fix will be coming.
Now, on Jun 27, Respawn Entertainment chimed in and put another tweet out to let Xbox players know that a fix is still being worked on for this issue.
The devs state that they are “continuing to investigate” the input delay issue, but do not give the community an idea of when a fix will be coming. This suggests that the issue has been difficult to solve.
It’s unclear when this problem will be resolved, but hopefully, the devs can get it fixed as soon as possible, especially as the halfway split for Season 13 is set for June 28.
For updates, stay tuned as we will be refreshing this piece with the latest information. For now, check out the leaked Apex Legends Gaiden event.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
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