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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When will Apex Legends next-gen PS5 & Xbox Series X/S versions release?
Apex Legends has been out for a while, and players are yet to see a next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X version of the game, so far how off is it?
Apex Legends continues to do extremely well and is constantly growing, yet the absence of a complete version for next-generation consoles is a mystery. So when will we be seeing an upgraded version of the free-to-play battle royale on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S?
With the launch of Apex Legends Season 11, Respawn’s incredible battle royale FPS continues to be a trendsetter within the industry. For nearly 3 years players have battled each other using a variety of weird and wonderful characters – with the most recent one being Season 11’s Ash.
But despite its ever-growing success and popularity, and the fact it’s been on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S for a year now, fans of the game still have to contend with a backward-compatible version of the game.
So when exactly can we look forward to a fully upgraded version of Apex Legends for the newest generation of consoles?
- Apex Legends PS5 and Xbox Series X/S release date
- How big is Apex Legends on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S?
- Current Apex Legends PS5 and Xbox Series X/S features
When can we expect the next-gen version of Apex Legends?
As of January 14, 2022, there has still been no official word from Respawn Entertainment regarding its update. However, a new leak has sprung hope for fans and players as it could actually be released very soon.
Renowned leaker Shrugtal has discovered files from a recent Apex Legends update that has hinted at the possibility of an imminent update.
The fact that the files now exist in the game is a very promising sign that the devs have got the build for the newer consoles ready.
With Ray Tracing, Adaptive Triggers, 3D Audio, 120 FPS, and a variety of other features possible thanks to PS5 and Xbox, Apex Legends players might finally be able to benefit from the power of new hardware.
How big are the next-gen versions of Apex Legends?
In the latest leaks for Apex Legends’ next-gen versions, according to PlayStation Game Size, the PS5 version of Apex Legends will be “+80 GB (Without Update).” If this information is true, perhaps the next-gen versions will be out sooner than we think, perhaps even when Season 12 is released.
This is very reasonable considering all the improvements the upgrade is promising. Also, this is just the PS5, but considering the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Apex Legends are both nearing the 60-70 GB mark, we expect the next-gen versions to also be fairly close.
What features does Apex Legends have now on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S?
Currently, players with a next-gen console can enjoy the last-gen versions of the game, with minor frame rate increase/stability in 1440p. Players with next-gen consoles can of course also experience the same crossplay capabilities as the previous generation, allowing them to play with all platforms.
However, without a truly optimized version of Apex Legends, we are yet to see the real graphical and performance potentially Apex Legends can provide on next-gen consoles.
120 FPS / 120 Hz
The PS5 and Xbox Series X both have hardware capable of 4K gaming at 120Hz video output. This ultimately allows next-gen consoles to start competing with PC gaming which, depending on the hardware, can run Apex Legends at an even higher frame rate of over 144Hz at 4K resolution.
PS5 DualSense, Haptic Feedback & 3D Audio
Perhaps some of these enhancements we will be seeing could include optimizing Apex Legends for the PS5’s DualSense, which takes advantage of the haptic feedback the next-gen console introduced.
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Further, maybe Apex Legends will optimize its audio for PlayStation’s 3D audio function, which would greatly increase the dimension and quality of sound in the game. However these enhancements for next-gen consoles will come, there’s no doubt they will receive a warm welcome from the community.
A pretty straightforward aspect of next-gen, but an important one nonetheless, is the fact that modern hardware can almost eliminate loading times.
A huge selling point of the PS5 and Xbox Series X is their ability to process information, backgrounds, and everything else required in seconds. Apex Legends matches will be able to move along seamlessly and also allow players to jump into matches almost immediately too.
For those looking for even more improvements, hopefully, Respawn will officially announce something soon for release in 2022. For more news and guides on Apex Legends, check out our complete ranking of every Apex Legend.
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Rampage nerfed upon return in Apex Legends Season 11
Apex Legends has a new update in Season 11, which sees the return of the Rampage, but with a different feel.
Respawn pushed a small update for Apex Legends on January 13, which sees the return of a nerfed Rampage.
While many will be happy to see them back, the community may notice a difference in the Rampage, and that’s because it has been nerfed.
The Rampage has been causing a lot of controversy and frustration among the community during Season 11. Not only was the weapon extremely powerful and one of the best weapons to use in the game, but there was also an exploit that allowed it to stay charged up infinitely, making it overpowered.
It was removed in response to the exploit, but now it has finally returned and players may find it feels different. This is because the devs have decided to nerf the weapon, perhaps realizing just how strong it was during its time out.
Rampage nerf Apex Legends
The developers have decided to nerf the Rampage’s damage and thermite consumption per shot. This means that the weapon will not last as long as it previously did while charged up, as well as doing less damage:
- Damage per bullet down from 28 – 26.
- Thermite consumption per shot increased.
Although a lot of players enjoyed using the weapon, there’s no doubt that a portion of the community also felt the weapon was slightly too strong, so perhaps the community will welcome the change.
That’s all for the return of the Rampage in Apex Legends and subsequent nerf to the weapon. For more, check out the new Season 12 Hop-Up leak.
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Apex Legends players are enjoying life without the Rampage
Apex Legends players are getting used to the Rampage not being in the loot pool, so much so that some are even enjoying the game more.
Since its temporary removal, Apex Legends players seem to be enjoying life without the Rampage.
Apex Legends hasn’t seen many changes since the start of Season 11. Apart from the recent Dark Depths event, which is basically just a sale, players have been awaiting new content such as LTMs for some time now.
Having said that, due to an exploit, both the Sentinel and Rampage were taken out of the game’s loot pool and it seems some players are enjoying the temporary change quite a lot.
Recently, players have been finding all sorts of tricks and exploits in Apex Legends. One of the biggest exploits that really affected the player experience was the Sentinel and Rampage infinite charge-up.
This exploit basically allowed players to keep both the weapons in their charged state for as long as the player wanted, which is of course extremely powerful. The devs responded fairly quickly by taking the weapons out of the loot pool across the game’s modes temporarily.
For some, this change has been enjoyed more than perhaps the devs expected, especially when it comes to the Rampage as this weapon is very powerful even without being charged up.
Reddit user Hartley672 put up a post with an image of a poll that asked the question “Is apex more enjoyable without the rampage?”
As you can see 40,000 people participated in the poll and 69% voted “yes.” Further, the Redditor who posted the poll also agrees with the majority and their post also has over 9,000 upvotes, showing just how many players are enjoying the game without the Rampage.
One comment under the post even stated: “I didn’t even realize they took the rampage out.”
Despite the poll showing a majority of players enjoying the game without the weapon, there is one group of players in particular that are missing the weapon. Rampart’s main passive is that she can hold more bullets in a magazine for LMGs and also reload them faster.
Rampart mains are the ones who are feeling the negative impact of the Rampage’s removal, with one user commenting: “I’m sad because as a rampart main I enjoy having a decent lmg.”
We’re sure the Rampage and Sentinel will be returning once a fix has been established by Respawn, even if the majority are enjoying life without it. For more, check out the leaked details for the Apex Legends Season 12 Collection Event.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
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