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Apex Legends: Ranked Arenas release date & more

Apex Legends players finally have further information regarding ranked Arenas in Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy in what will be an exciting addition.

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New information has leaked regarding a ranked playlist for the new 3v3 Arenas mode in Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy.

Apex Legends Season 9 has been out for some time now, with players enjoying Valkyrie, the Bocek Bow, and infested Olympus. Although Arenas is extremely fun even without a ranked playlist, it seems players have had enough of public games and wish to compete more competitively.

Apex Legends dataminers have revealed a date for when players can expect this ranked Arenas playlist, which is sooner than many would think.

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Apex Legends ranked Arenas

Players have been enjoying Season 9 so far, especially as the Bocek Bow and Spitfire have now finally received nerfs, as well as some bug fixes with Valkyrie and Arenas in the recent update.

The Arenas game mode has given players a new way to play the battle royale and can even help teams get better at the fundamentals of the game through isolated 3v3 combat. Arenas is a great way to get you and your team warmed up for Ranked Leagues, improving coordination and callouts, as well as experimenting or perfecting certain team compositions.

It turns out Apex pros and streamers are also enjoying Arenas. However, there is equally a demand for the new mode to have a ranked playlist.

Nokokopuffs even sees the game mode as having potential for a “competitive scene” and even claims the current mode doesn’t have skill-based matchmaking (SBMM), but this was corrected by Respawn developer Ryan Rigney, who confirmed the mode does have some form of “rating system” the more you play.

When can we expect ranked Arenas?

Apex Legends dataminer @Shrugtal is very trustworthy when it comes to leaks, as he also recently revealed the Arenas Flash event, which did, in fact, arrive on May 11th, as he reported.

It seems he has not only leaked a release date but has also revealed the ranked layout that is currently in the public build.

Remember, these are just leaks, and this is most likely unfinished. However, it is still interesting to see the current layout and get a good idea of how ranked Arenas will work in the future.

According to Shrugtal, ranked Arenas will arrive on June 29th, at 10 AM PT. We will update this piece with any new information regarding the arrival of the more competitive version of Arenas when it is made available.

For more on Arenas and Apex Legends news and updates, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out our article on the confirmed fix for “accidental” Wattson nerf.

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Apex Legends players call for devs to make Firing Range change after Season 14 update

Apex Legends players are calling for the devs to fix the Firing Range after the Season 14 update changed the way players die.

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Apex Legends players have noticed a difference in the Firing Range after the Season 14 update, and now they are calling for the devs to make a change.

Apex Legends players are still getting used to the changes in Season 14, as there have been both drastic updates to existing content and new introductions such as Vantage and the Laser Sight attachment.

With that said, players have already found great ways to utilize Vantage and also discovered how strong character buffs are, including Mad Maggie and Newcastle‘s.

However, like any new update, Season 14 has brought some pretty crazy glitches, and players have also found an unwanted change in the Firing Range that they’re now calling for the devs to revert.

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Players often use the Firing Range to practice and 1v1 others, but the removal of the Self-Revive has caused these interactions to be much slower and less enjoyable.

Prior to the Self-Revive’s removal, players would 1v1 with a Gold Knockdown Shield so that if they went down, they could easily get back up or switch characters to gain health and retain their loadout.

This prevented the effort of having to respawn and collect your loadout again, allowing players to 1v1 efficiently. Unfortunately, as Skeptation has highlighted, the removal of Self-Revive means this is no longer possible.

Now, Skeptation and others who agree in the comments are calling for the devs to “change this so players get downed not full killed with friendly fire on.”

While it’s not a major issue, it is clearly something the fans want and may have actually been something that the devs didn’t consider when they took the Self-Revive out of the game.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but for now, check out how Apex Legends has reached new heights in Season 14.

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Apex Legends players claim Mad Maggie “too good not to use” after major Season 14 buffs

Mad Maggie received a major buff in Apex Legends Season 14, and players claim that the Legend is now a must-pick.

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Mad Maggie has never been the most popular character in Apex Legends, but thanks to a major buff in the Season 14 update, players claim she’s “too good not to be used.”

Apex Legends Season 14 is here, bringing a new version of Kings Canyon, major weapon buffs and nerfs, and of course, a new Legend — Vantage. That’s not all though, as existing Legends have been tweaked, and Mad Maggie was on the receiving end of a powerful buff.

Now, with her improved Wrecking Ball ability, her popularity is steadily rising, as she becomes a direct counter to the ever-popular Gibraltar.

Apex Legends Season 14 gave Maggie’s Wrecking Ball a major buff, where it will now deal damage to several placeable objects such as the Black market, Castle Walls, and Gas Barrels. But the biggest takeaway is that “it will also destroy Gibraltar’s Dome of Protection.”

Gibraltar is considered a crutch Legend in competitive thanks to the Dome of Protection keeping players safe in the chaotic endgame. While the Riot Drill could penetrate the shield before, players can now use Maggie’s Wrecking Ball to completely shatter the dome, leaving whole squads exposed.

Reddit user Ship_Doctor showed Maggie’s Wrecking Ball in action, claiming that “Maggie is too good not to be used this season.” In the clip, the user uses the Wrecking Ball to shatter the shield, then the Riot Drill to deal even more damage as they take cover behind a tree.

“Went from quite literally never touching her (I played her twice on Control) to this season so far, she’s all I’ve played,” replied one player. “She’s so much fun.”

“I’ve never met anyone else who hated Gibby more than me. His dome is a complete crutch, glad they did this unintentional nerf to him,” explained another.

However, some players explained that Gibby doesn’t appear in pubs all that often, but Maggie is sure to take plenty of squads by surprise in Ranked. Especially if they never read the patch notes.

For more Apex, be sure to check out how the Season 14 update allows Newcastle to move ridiculously fast while reviving.

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Apex Legends buff allows Newcastle to move ridiculously fast while reviving

Newcastle received some buffs in the Apex Legends Season 14 update, as the Legend can now revive players while also speeding around the map.

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Following a huge buff in the Apex Legends Season 14 update, players have discovered just how strong Newcastle’s revive is, as he is able to pick teammates up while zooming around the battlefield.

Apex Legends Season 14 is keeping things interesting for players, not only by introducing Vantage but also through buffs and nerfs to Legends in attempts to shift the meta.

While a lot of the talk in the community has been regarding the Mad Maggie buffs and Valkyrie nerfs, some have discovered that Newcastle’s revive is now extremely strong.

For those unaware, Newcastle’s Passive is called “Retrieve the Wounded,” and it allows him to move while reviving his teammates and also protect them with their Knockdown Shield. This was already fairly strong prior to Season 14, but following some major buffs, it’s arguably the best revive in the game.

In the patch notes, it states that Newcastle’s shield revive ability has had its move speed increased by 25% and also reduced its turn slow by 50%. Ultimately, this buff improves the speed at which Newcastle can move while reviving teammates, and this is something that Mokeysniper picked up on.

As you can see in the video, Newcastle can revive his teammates while moving at an incredibly fast speed. This is very strong when you are trying to reset in a fight and need some breathing space while reviving a teammate, giving them time to heal up as well.

According to Mokey, players can do this by simply activating the revive on a slope or ledge and walking down the slope. Newcastle will gain momentum down the hill while also continuing to revive.

The bigger and steeper the slope the better, as this will make you go fast and across a further distance.

For more Apex Legends tips, check out how the Season 14 Legend Vantage is able to wall run.

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