Apex Legends’ Legacy update dropped March 4, allowing players enough time to learn the mode and even figure out some of the Apex Legends best Arenas strategies on each of the current maps.
Arenas will evolve over time like the battle royale has, perhaps changing the weapon and Legend meta within the mode. However, the strategies on each map will likely stay the same, so let’s take a look at some of the best.
If you already have the weapons and Legend composition you like using in Arenas, the next thing you want to perfect is your strategy on each of the maps.
You may have come against some players who have their own strategy for a map and have subsequently performed better than your team as they had a plan of action. We aim to shed light on these tactics so that you and your team can gain a better understanding of how to play on each map.
Apex Legends best Arenas strategies
Phase Runner is one of the new exclusive maps for Arenas that features a portal similar to the one that runs through the map Olympus. This map is one of the larger maps for Arenas, however, it is very simple when you take the placement of the circle into consideration.
On this map, the direction of the circle is always the route to go, especially if it is on the side of the portal. Taking the Phase Runner when the circle is on its side will put your team at an advantage if the other team goes a different way. However, most teams like to follow the circle when it is on the Phase Runner’s side, so there are a few things you can do to gain an advantage over them.
- Purchase Ordnances with leftover credits, Grenades, and Arc Stars work the best
- Go through the Phase Runner and immediately start throwing your Ordnances if the opposition arrive on the other side
- If they are well placed, this should give your team the upper hand to start attacking from the sides.
If the circle is on the other side, it is best to play the high ground and stay on your side of the platform where the loot bin is. Taking the heals and protecting both sides is the best way to go about winning when the circle is on this side, taking angles on the opponent to try and single them out.
For characters like Valkyrie, Revenant, and any other Legend who has mobility, there is a great high ground spot above the loot bin on this side which can give you great angles on the other side of the platform, giving your team an advantage.
Once again, players will want to take up positions on the side that the circle lands in order to gatekeep opponents, as height and angles rule on this fairly open map. The two large spawn buildings that are on either side of the map are great for getting high ground and immediately putting pressure on the opponents. There is also an option to zipline to further height on the side of the map, which is great for gaining angles on the enemy team.
This height can be dangerous if the enemy team arrives there before you do, so come equipped with grenades for this map, as they can really help with disrupting enemies on height and forcing them to reposition, as does Valkyrie’s tactical – Missile Swarm.
When the circle lands on the other side of the map, the strategy is different, as unless the enemies don’t follow the circle, you will be in a confrontation pretty quickly. Stopping the enemies from getting to the loot bin by pressuring from the height on top of the bunkers is important.
Another great position is on top of the circular structures just outside these bunkers. There are two of these on both sides so be cautious of enemies taking the same position. However, this height can be very advantageous especially if the enemy team take up a position on top of the opposite bunker.
Party Crasher is a great map aesthetically and structurally, featuring a familiar layout on one side with a crashed version of Mirage Voyage, while the opposite side is lower down but filled with lots of cover.
The best strategy on this map is to get on top of Mirage Voyage as quickly as possible and dominate that side of the map. This is by far the better side due to its advantageous height. Furthermore, if your squad wards off enemies or the opposition decide to take the other route, your team can easily access the loot bin and crafting credits that aren’t out in the open like on the opposite side.
Legends like Octane, Valkyrie, and Pathfinder are great on this map as they can take the height on Mirage Voyage fast with their abilities and put pressure on the enemies first. Further, they can also get to the loot bin and crafting materials efficiently, allowing for a different angle on enemies on the other side of the Mirage Voyage.
Even if the circle is on the other side of this map, Mirage Voyage is still a great strategy, as players can shoot down at the enemy team on the other side of the map, put some pressure on and then quickly push towards the circle.
That’s all for the best Arenas strategies for each map, for more on Apex Legends stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out our article on how to earn every Apex Legends Arena badge.
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Who is the most popular Apex Legends character? Season 10 pick rates
Apex Legends Season 10 is well into its stride, but who has dominated the pick rates for Season 10 of Respawn’s battle royale?
Season 10 is one of Apex Legends’ biggest ever seasons, and it’s welcomed the popular character Seer. But who has the highest pick rates in Season 10 of Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale shooter?
Apex Legends hit the ground running when it launched with eight different characters to choose from in its rival battle royale offering. The game suffered a notable lull when Call of Duty: Warzone launched, but with many players now jumping ship to Respawn’s game, Apex Legends Season 10 is arguably its biggest ever!
There are now a whopping 18 different Legends to choose from, giving players a headache before each game. The newest one is Seer, and after a dominating start to Season 10, the 1.78 update has seen him receive a significant nerf. This has completely changed the game’s pick rates and made the Season 10 meta open again.
Between the Arenas mode and Ranked Leagues to compete in, thousands of matches have already been logged in Season 10, and we will break down and find the Legends with the highest pick rates in Season 10.
Apex Legends Season 10 pick rate ranked list
This is our complete list of every character pick in Apex Legends, and we’ve ranked them in ascending order to let you know which are favored more.
Here is every Apex Legends pick rate in Season 10 ranked, as of September 24, 2021, according to Apex Legends Status:
- Octane – 14.6%
- Wraith – 11.4%
- Pathfinder – 9.9%
- Bloodhound – 9.1%
- Lifeline – 8.4%
- Valkyrie – 5.2%
- Bangalore – 5.1%
- Horizon – 4.6%
- Seer – 4.4%
- Rampart – 4.3%
- Loba – 4.2%
- Fuse – 3.7%
- Caustic – 3.5%
- Mirage – 3.2%
- Gibraltar – 2.7%
- Revenant – 2.6%
- Wattson – 1.6%
- Crypto – 1.6%
Best Apex Legends pick rates in Season 10
5. Lifeline – 8.4%
Just clocking in at the number five spot is Lifeline. Everyone’s favorite healer takes up 8.4% of the Apex Legends’ picks, and for good reason too.
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One of the big things that separates Apex Legends from other battle royale games is its lenience towards reviving – specifically Knockdown Shields. It provides lots of time to revive teammates and Lifeline can take advantage of this.
Her Drone of Compassion (or D.O.C) abilities can heal players over time and even revive them without needing Lifeline to do it. Her Care Package Ultimate is a bit weak, but overall, she is a great addition to any team.
4. Bloodhound – 9.1%
Again, with the influx of new Apex Legends players, Bloodhound is a great character to use for new players in Season 10.
With nearly a 12% pick rate at the beginning of Season 9, Bloodhound has dipped a bit to 9.1% but still remains the third-most picked Legend. Their pick rate is rising slowly thanks to the alterations to Seer, meaning that Bloodhound is the top Recon class to use in Apex Legends.
Their tracking tools and skills are incredible, and the fleet of foot provided by their Beast of the Hunt Ultimate is priceless.
3. Pathfinder – 9.9%
A beneficiary of the Seer nerfs, Pathfinder has become a part of Apex Legends’ top five picks at 9.9% and counting.
As a Recon class, Pathfinder simply excels in movements and traversing the game’s various maps. His Grappling Hook and Zipline Gun are simply invaluable assets that will help any team in a pinch – either because of the circle or a third-party situation.
2. Wraith – 11.4%
Another starting legend, Wraith possessed a very high pick rate of nearly 14% during Season 9 and is still currently well-selected backed at 11.4%.
Wraith’s stand-out features are her ability to get out of trouble very quickly – teammates included. Her abilities allow her to sense danger, become temporarily invulnerable, and create portals to escape predicaments. It’s easy to see why Wraith continues to be an absolute fan-favorite in Apex Legends Season 10.
1. Octane – 14.6%
The king is back on his throne as the game’s number one pick. Although his pick rate isn’t quite in the 20% region like in Season 9, his still undisputedly the primary selection, and rising, at 14.6%.
Aside from his amusing quips, he is the perfect balance of offense and defense. Despite being regarded as an offensive Legend, Octane can greatly increase his sprint speed which is useful for both attack and running away. But most Octane users thrive on his Launch Pad Ultimate which can send him, and friendly players, high up into the air.
You can use this to sneak attack players, reach high-up spots for beacons, escape battles, or use it as a way to get back into the playing zone.
That covers all the picks in Apex Legends Season 10. As always, buffs and nerfs will come and go throughout the season, affecting the game’s meta, and subsequently, Legend pick rates.
We’ll be sure to keep this updated regularly so you can stay on top of the in picks, and don’t forget to check out our tier list of every Apex Legends weapon. Also, read about the potential incomings in Apex Legends Season 11.
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Apex Legends Mobile Beta Team Deathmatch mode might be coming to console & PC
Apex Legends new Team Deathmatch mode in the Mobile Beta could also be seen in the console and PC version according to leaks.
The latest updates to the Apex Legends Mobile Beta have brought a new 6v6 Team Deathmatch mode, which some players are suggesting will also release on PC and console in the future.
The extension to more regions also brought some new features for the game, such as an upgrade system for Legends and a new Team Deathmatch mode.
The new Team Deathmatch mode may be seen in the PC and Console versions of the game in the future according to code found by dataminers, which may not arrive in Season 10, but rather sometime down the line.
Although the console and PC versions of Apex Legends have suffered since the Evolution Collection Event, with a recent update supposedly fixing all the server issues, the game’s Mobile version is developing nicely.
As well as being able to play the standard battle royale mode and Arenas on Apex Legends mobile, players will now also be able to hop into a Team Deathmatch mode.
The mode features two teams of six, spawning into similar-sized maps as Arenas, with Artillery being the current map available to the mode.
If you’re lucky enough to be participating in the Mobile Beta, you will be able to play this exclusive mode. However, dataminers may have uncovered code that suggests its arrival on PC and console in the future.
Thordan Smash‘s YouTube video regarding Team Deathmatch coming to Apex Legends features Shrugtal, a popular dataminer who has found code suggesting there will indeed be a team-based game mode arriving in the future.
This team-based game mode could either be Team Deathmatch or what Shrugtal is calling “Control,” a point-based mode similar to that of Domination in Call of Duty.
Further, Thordan also featured an interview with someone he claims works for EA, where the employee confirms that there will be a variety of team-based modes coming to Apex Legends in the future: “there will be a bunch of other modes, like capture the flag…or the bomb one.”
These rumors and leaks seem more viable now that the mobile version of Apex Legends has a Team Deathmatch mode in its Closed Beta.
However, it could be a while until we see these modes on PC and console, and they may also be slightly different from the 6v6 Team Deathmatch on mobile.
That’s all for Apex Legends Mobile’s Team Deathmatch mode possibly coming to console and PC. For more, check out everything you need to know about the Apex Legends Halloween Event.
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Every Apex Legends Mobile Beta region
The Apex Legends Mobile Beta is live in multiple regions after its initial release in India, here’s all the current areas it’s available in.
The Apex Legends Mobile Beta is now live in various regions, if you’re interested in getting involved and trying out the mobile version of the battle royale, here are all the details you need to know.
The mobile beta was originally only available in India. However, as of September 24, the Closed Beta became available for those registered in Mexico, Colombia, and Peru. The beta has also been announced for even more regions in the future, so let’s get into it.
Apex Legends has made its mark in the battle royale genre and is considered one of the best purely because of its gameplay, great developer communication, and constant updates.
The latest update saw many changes in the patch notes. However, Apex Legends on console and PC isn’t the only thing the developers have focused on, as the mobile version will be released by the end of 2021.
Apex Legends Mobile beta regions
The Apex Legends Mobile Beta is currently available in five regions for those who registered through the Google Play store to experience the battle royale on Android. Here are all the regions it is currently available in:
- the Philippines
There are currently only a few Legends available in the beta, with maybe more releasing when the game officially launches. The beta will also feature mobile-exclusive maps and even the new 3v3 Arenas mode.
It seems to have been a success, with the beta now coming on October 6 for Turkey and Egypt.
Be sure to register as soon as possible, as if you miss it or were too late and don’t receive an email from EA. Unfortunately, this is a Closed Beta, and you will not participate.
However, having said that, Apex Legends Mobile is set to be released by the end of this year, and the beta is becoming available in more regions as long as things go smoothly.
If you’re interested in participating in the beta, or even when the full game releases, you can stay updated about the Apex Legends Mobile version through this page.
For more on Apex Legends, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on the most popular Legends in Season 10.
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