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Apex Legends player discovers Valkyrie trick to reduce rocket cooldown

One Apex Legends player has a discovered a trick to reduce the cooldown time of Valkyrie’s rocket tactical attack.

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Valkyrie is a Legend that is capable of blowing up her opponents with rockets, and one Apex Legends player has discovered a trick that lets them spam her tactical attack.

There are various powerful characters that you can play as in Apex Legends, and all of them have their unique abilities.

Valkyrie was added in Season 9, and she has become popular because of her flying abilities and tactical attack.

Valkyrie can blow up her enemies with rockets, and this attack comes with a 30 second cooldown. However, a few players have found a trick that brings down her cooldown to 6 seconds in Season 10.

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Reddit user Particular_Mind7785 shared a trick to let players fire rockets more frequently as Valkyrie with the help of some new technology known as the Ultimate Accelerant.

Since Valkyrie’s Tactical cooldown is based on the number of rockets fired at a target, using an Ultimate Accentlant immediately after the ability will bring the cooldown time down to 6 seconds.

While this means that you’ll fire fewer rockets, they will still dish out a similar amount of damage and you’ll be able to fire them more frequently.

A few players noted that this same trick can be replicated with healing items as well. “Works with heals too. Saw a post a while ago. If you time it right you can fire a single rocket with a 2 sec cooldown,” wrote one user.

This trick reduces the radius of the rockets, so you won’t be able to cover a larger area with them.

However, this can still come in handy when fighting a small number of opponents in one spot and help you to break their ranks and split them up as a team to make eliminating enemies much easier.

For more Apex Legends, check out our guide on the new Season 11 Legend Ash and everything you need to know about the new Apex Legends Tropical map and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL.

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Who is the most popular Apex Legends character? Season 13 pick rates

Apex Legends Season 13 is well underway, but who has dominated the pick rates for Season 13 of Respawn’s battle royale so far?

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Season 13 of Apex Legends has tons of characters to choose from to enjoy its several maps. But who has the top Season 13 pick rates in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale shooter?

Apex Legends hit the ground running when it launched with eight different characters to choose from in its battle royale offering. The game suffered a notable lull when Call of Duty: Warzone launched, but with many popular streamers such as NICKMERCS and Dr Disrespect continuing to support the game, Apex has grown expeditiously.

There are now a whopping 21 different Legends to choose from, giving players a headache before each game. With Season 13 now underway, Newcastle is the latest to join the roster.

Let’s take a look at how the new Legend has shaken up the roster by looking at the current Legend pick rates in Season 13, which provides an idea of who the most popular Legends are.

Apex Legends Season 13 pick rate ranked list

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This is our complete list of every character pick in Apex Legends, and we’ve ranked them in order to let you know which are favored.

Here is every Apex Legends pick rate in Season 13 ranked, as of June 24, 2022, according to Apex Legends Status:

  1. Octane – 11.2%
  2. Wraith – 10.2%
  3. Valkyrie – 10.1%
  4. Pathfinder – 9.2%
  5. Bloodhound – 8.6%
  6. Horizon – 6.4%
  7. Lifeline – 5.1%
  8. Bangalore – 4.8%
  9. Ash – 3.9%
  10. Fuse – 3.7%
  11. Loba – 3.4%
  12. Caustic – 3%
  13. Mirage – 2.9%
  14. Seer – 2.8%
  15. Gibraltar – 2.6%
  16. Rampart – 2.5%
  17. Wattson – 2.2%
  18. Newcastle – 2.2%
  19. Revenant – 2.1%
  20. Mad Maggie – 1.7%
  21. Crypto – 1.6%

Most picked Legends in Apex Legends Season 13

5. Bloodhound – 8.6%

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Again, with the influx of new Apex Legends players, Bloodhound is a great character to use for new players in Season 13.

Bloodhound nearly always stays in and around the 8-11% mark as a season goes on, and they currently stand at 8.6%. They are easily the top Recon class to use in Apex Legends, thanks to their tracking tools and incredible skills, plus, their Beast of the Hunt Ultimate is priceless.

4. Pathfinder – 9.2%

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Pathfinder has consistently been one of Apex Legends’ top five picks at 9.2%, and counting, for quite some time now.

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. He consistently manages to stay in the top 5 as a result.

3. Valkyrie – 10.1%

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Despite getting some nerfs, Valkyrie is in the top 5 Legend pick rates for Season 13 with 10.1%, as she is the movement Queen. Her Jetpack Passive allows players to escape any kind of situation, which is crucial for survivability.

As well as her Passive, her Skyward Dive Ultimate is also great for mobility. This ability is the best rotational tool in all of Apex Legends, as it allows her and the team to relocate from a bad position or situation, into a good one.

Lastly, Valkyrie’s Tactical is also extremely useful for being aggressive and getting enemies out of camping spots, so long as you have enough room above you to launch the Missile Swarm.

2. Wraith – 10.2%

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Another starting Legend, Wraith has been a consistent pick throughout Apex Legends’ lifetime, and she has taken the number two spot with a 10.2% pick rate in Season 13.

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 13.

1. Octane – 11.2% – Most picked Legend in Apex Legends Season 13

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With a 11.2% pick rate, the speed demon takes the number one spot, continuing his reign as one of the most popular Legends in Season 13, fluctuating between the top two places.

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.


That covers all the picks in Apex Legends Season 13. As always, buffs and nerfs will come and go throughout the season, altering 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 guide on the best Legends to choose in Season 13.

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Apex Legends Season 13 Gaiden Thematic Event: Leaks, anime-themed cosmetics, more

Apex Legends is getting a brand-new thematic event in Season 13 which according to leaks, will being anime-themed cosmetics.

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A new Apex Legends thematic event is arriving in Season 13, with leaks and rumors suggesting that it will contain an anime theme.

Apex Legends Season 13 is almost at the halfway point, with the most recent update bringing the Awakening Collection Event and the return of Control.

Now, leakers and dataminers have found information regarding the Thematic Event for the season, which is supposedly anime-themed, bringing cosmetics and another Prestige Skin.

Here’s everything we know about the Apex Legends Season 13 Gaiden Thematic Event.

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Apex Legends Season 13 Gaiden Thematic Event potential release date

As of right now, we don’t have an official release date from Respawn, but according to dataminers and leakers, we could be seeing the Apex Legends Gaiden Thematic Event arrive on July 19 and end on August 1.

This is not a confirmed date so be aware that the event could come on a completely different day. Having said that, updates usually roll out at around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.

Apex Legends Gaiden Thematic Event leaks

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Reliable Apex Legends leaker AG420 actually leaked the full Apex Legends Gaiden Thematic Event store, showing off all of the skins and cosmetics that players will be able to get when it’s live.

If you’re curious about which Legends are set to receive an anime-themed skin, and what show the skins are inspired by, check out the list below:

  • Octane – One Piece skin
  • Wattson – Naruto skin
  • Mirage – My Hero Academia skin
  • Revenant – Evangelion
  • Crypto – Dragon Ball Z
  • Bloodhound – Tokyo Ghoul
  • Bangalore – Sailor Moon
  • Seer – Heart Stopper

The skins are all anime-themed, which fits in with the Collection Event being Kaiju-themed. As well as various anime skins for Legends and weapons, the Gaiden Thematic Event will also bring yet another Prestige Skin.

Bangalore Prestige skin

Apex Legends leaks on this Gaiden Thematic Event suggest that Bangalore is next in line to join Bloodhound with a Prestige Skin.

In order to unlock this skin, players will need to complete the Gaiden Thematic Event collection by obtaining all of the cosmetics from the event. This is similar to the way players get an Heirloom from the Collection Events, and it definitely won’t be cheap.

Having said that, this Bangalore skin is very detailed and will have three forms that players can evolve through a challenge. As more information is released we will let you know the full details about Bangalore’s Prestige Skin.


As there is currently no official information regarding the event, take these leaks with a grain of salt. As more information is released, we will be sure to update this piece so stay tuned.

For now, check out the leaks that claim a level cap increase will be coming to Apex Legends soon.

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Crazy Apex Legends glitch adds third-person mode to Season 13

A new Apex Legends glitch is allowing players to change their camera angle from first-person to third during battle royale matches.

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Apex Legends players have found a new glitch that turns the player’s view into third-person for the rest of the match.

Apex Legends is a first-person shooter in its thirteenth season, but as some fans will know, Respawn have played around with a third-person mode in the past, with an LTM and easter egg to activate the perspective in the Firing Range.

With that being said, there is currently no official way to play the game in third-person, unless you are playing Apex Legends Mobile. However, it seems players have found a new glitch that allows them to do so.

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Apex Legends content creator Skeptation highlighted a new glitch that players can perform during matches of battle royale that turns the camera from first-person to third.

In order to perform this glitch, players must have a Valkyrie on their team with the Skyward Dive Ultimate. Then, players will need to sit inside an open Loot Bin and get the Valkyrie to activate their Ultimate on top of it so that they can connect to the Skyward Dive.

Once Valkyrie initiates the launch, the Loot Bin will trap the player and prevent them from taking off, eventually allowing players to just walk around in third-person mode.

The glitch isn’t difficult to do, and while being in third-person may seem like a big advantage, it is very buggy, as the camera actually clips under the map when you slide and you will constantly have a cable attached to you that’s is connected to Valkyrie.

Also, when you ADS in this glitched third-person perspective, it locks your camera. There is also no crosshairs to see where you’re shooting, making it very difficult to play.

If you then connect to Valkyrie’s Ultimate once more after activating the third-person glitch, you will get thrown very fast in a random direction, sometimes clipping you out of the map and subsequently causing you to die.

While it may be fun to try out, we definitely don’t recommend players doing this glitch, especially in the ranked mode, as it could result in you receiving a ban.


For more on Apex Legends, check out all of the Heirlooms in the game and what they do.

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