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 Mobile leak reveals exclusive new Legend “DJ”
New Apex Legends Mobile leaks are suggesting that a new exclusive Legend codenamed “DJ” is coming to the game soon.
Apex Legends Mobile leaks have revealed code in the game’s files that hint at the next exclusive Legend coming to the mobile game.
Prior to launch, the Apex Legends Mobile devs promised exclusive content, and they delivered with Fade, the first mobile-exclusive Legend. Now, leaks are suggesting that another Mobile exclusive Legend is on the way, with code in the files referring to this character as “DJ.”
New seasons are rolling out quickly for Apex Legends Mobile, as they only last one month. With that being said, leaks are already rolling in for the new content, including the next Legend to be added to the roster.
According to Apex Mobile Leaks, the next Legend is codenamed “DJ,” and will feature a “Hero Exclusive item” called the “Nebula Dog.”
The Nebula Dog could be one of the Legend’s abilities, as it looks like it could be released and set loose, running around and maybe blasting out distracting music.
This is just speculation, as currently, we don’t have much information regarding this leaked Legend, but the fact that the character is codenamed DJ and the leaked design of the Nebula Dog is similar to that of a speaker, we expect their kit and backstory to be based around music.
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Further, it’s also unclear when this Legend will be arriving in the game, but it would make sense to see them in Season 3, which is only a couple of weeks away.
As more information is released about this new mobile-exclusive Legend we will be sure to cover it so stay tuned. For now, check out the size and requirements for the game.
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Apex Legends dev made secret map change in Season 13, bamboozling players
Apex Legends players have spotted a secret map change in Season 13 with a familiar landmark completely vanishing.
Apex Legends players are shocked to see that a familiar Olympus landmark has completely vanished in Season 13.
Apex Legends has four maps in rotation, with Respawn typically giving one an overhaul each season. While Storm Point was the target for Season 13, bringing the Downed Beast POI and more, Olympus received the Lifeline’s Clinic Town Takeover as part of the Awakening Collection Event.
But that doesn’t seem to the only change, as players have spotted that something is different about Olympus that wasn’t mentioned in the patch notes.
Reddit user ‘Cent7712′ spotted something different about Olympus’ Docks area, noticing an area where they “could have sworn there was a tower.” Apex players were quick to spot that there’s now just an empty platform where a crane used to be.
“They took my crane man,” mourned one player in the replies. “Can’t have sh*t on Olympus.” Another confused user asked: “Yo why would they get rid of that[?]”
While the in-game explanation is that the construction work has finally finished, user ‘GoTeamScotch’ has a theory on why Respawn decided to remove the crane. They explained that it used to be an out-of-bounds area and might have caused a lot of unnecessary confusion for players who thought they could get up to the top.
Others thought that it might have provided too much of an advantage. Even though there was an out-of-bounds timer, some felt that it gave an “unfair advantage to the people who had the mobility to get on top of the crane,” — especially in the final ring.
Respawn Entertainment haven’t explained why they decided to remove the crane, but it wouldn’t be the first change that went under the radar, with players spotting that one of Fragment’s buildings now has boarded-up windows.
Apex Legends Season 13 Ranked Split 2 has now gone live, so you can also check out what this means for Ranked play.
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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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