Here are the best team compositions for Apex Legends Ranked Leagues Season 9: Legacy to help suit you and your teammate’s playstyle.
Team composition in Apex Legends’ Ranked Leagues is extremely important for good chemistry and progression, especially when deciding on a certain playstyle.
In this guide, we’ll be looking at four different team comps: fast rotation, slow rotation, ultra attacking, and ultra-defensive. Keep in mind that these compositions have battle royale in mind, not the new 3v3 Arenas mode.
Apex Legends best Ranked Leagues compositions
Fast rotation: Gibraltar, Octane, and Bloodhound
This team composition allows players to rotate fast, leave you landing POI early and gain a better position in the circle. Gibraltar provides great protection on rotation with the Dome of Protection, and of course, Octane provides the fast rotation with the Launch Pad.
Bloodhound compliments this team nicely. If you’re rotating fast, his Eye of the Allfather tactical will allow you and your team to see where the enemies are around you. Bloodhound is especially good for late-game, as knowing where is safe or where the enemies are is important for positioning and setting yourself up for victory.
Further, although Octane did receive a slight nerf to his stim in the Legacy patch notes, taking more damage than he used to, he is still extremely useful for fast rotations, and those who learn to pace themselves and use his stim wisely will still get the most out of him.
Slow Rotation: Gibraltar, Bangalore, and Wraith
The slow rotation comp is best for teams who want to take their time looting, playing the edge of the circle, and closing in on victory. This is a playstyle team G2 has had a lot of success within the 2021 ALGS Championship.
This team comp is perfect for landing at edge locations, like Trials on World’s Edge. This is because Gibraltar and Bangalore can provide the team with great protection even without the best position in the circle. Bangalore’s smoke can be used in various ways, covering yourself or covering an enemy team’s line of sight on you.
Bangalore’s Smoke Launcher combined with Gibraltar’s dome can keep your team alive in the worst of positions, not to mention their ultimates. These two both have similar areas of damage ultimates, as both Bangalore’s Rolling Thunder and Gibraltar’s Defensive Bombardment can be used for crown control while maintaining positions.
Lastly, Wraith completes this team comp, giving the squad an attacking dimension to ward of enemies, while also using her Dimensional Rift to help rotation. When you rotate slow and play the edge of the circle, Wraith’s portal can act as a very effective rotation technique to prevent you and your team from running into a bad situation on the way. Further, since Low Profile’s removal, Wraith is better than she has ever been.
Ultra Attacking: Valkyrie, Pathfinder, and Wraith
This team comp is for those who have a less defensive playstyle and a more attacking mindset. All the Legends on this team thrive on fast pushes and a joint attacking effort.
Valkyrie can provide different angles and pokes with her mobility, taking high-ground and dominating teams below. Her ultimate also offers a strong rotation option for offensive and defensive plays to get the team in better positions.
Pathfinder is another great mobility option for this team, gaining different angles and keeping up with Valkyrie by gaining high ground. Further, as Pathfinder is also a survey character, this allows the team to have the advantage of knowing the next circle. Once again, since Low Profile’s removal, Pathfinder is yet again one of the strongest attack Legends in the game.
Wraith also completes the team here as well, but in this case, it’s not for her portal, but more for her tactical. Wraith’s tactical, Into the Void, prevents her from taking damage for a short period of time. This will essentially allow her to stay alive longer and sustain fights much more than any other Legend. This will allow Pathfinder and Valkyrie to gain different angles and not worry too much about protecting Wraith.
Ultra Defensive: Caustic, Wattson, and Lifeline
For teams who want a more defensive edge, this team comp is the best for you. All the Legends on this team provide a great defensive line that will allow you and your teammates to hold down positions and stay alive while fighting enemies.
Caustic will be the anchor of this team, setting up his traps in good positions acting as a hub for the squad. Wattson combines so well with Caustic, setting up fences on doors to scare aggressive teams from pushing your position, which is even better since they fixed her accidental nerf. Even if they manage to get through the fences, Caustic’s gas will act as a further defense.
Wattson’s ultimate ability, Interception Pylon, is a great defensive ultimate that will prevent a variety of incoming ordnance, as well as repairing the team’s shields.
This ultimate will also stop Gibraltar’s Defensive Bombardment, Bangalore’s Rolling Thunder, Fuse’s Motherlode, and also Caustic’s Nox Gas Grenade, so use the pylon wisely. Make sure your Caustic and Wattson are coordinated, as Wattson’s pylon can also prevent Caustic from putting down his gas traps.
Lastly, Lifeline will keep your team healed, and if someone goes down, she will get them up in no time. Combined with Wattson, your team will be good on shields and health, creating a great defensive team.
For more on Apex Legends, why not check out our guide on how to check if you’re close to an Heirloom in Season 9: Legacy.
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Apex Legends finally release patch to fix lag and teleporting issues
Fans have been suffering from serious lag in Apex Legends recently. Luckily, Respawn has shipped a patch looking to ease the problems.
The Apex Legends Evolution Collection event added plenty of fresh content to Respawn’s battle royale, but it also brought with it some serious connectivity issues. The devs have now launched a patch to “meaningfully address” the issues.
But the latest season hasn’t been without its problems. The Evolution Collection event accidentally introduced a number of connectivity issues in the game.
After a lengthy wait, the developers have announced that a patch to help ease the issues is now live.
Ever since the Evolution Event came to the game on September 14, players began reporting issues with the connection in their lobbies that were making the game “unplayable.”
Server issues have been causing players to lag in matches, and in some cases even be teleported to completely different parts of the map. There have also been reports of extremely high pings when joining a game, as well as packet loss.
Respawn confirmed on their Twitter page that a patch is now live to tackle the problems. While they don’t claim that the update will completely fix all connection issues, it will make noticeable improvements.
Many Reddit users have confirmed a much more stable experience since the update was launched.
The developer also mentioned that they are aware of a new problem where animated banner poses are causing games to crash. A solution for this, as well as other general fixes, is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21.
In a later tweet, Respawn thanked the community for its patience while they worked on fixing the issues plaguing the game. They added that they were “making progress” in solving the “higher-than-normal” crashes being reported.
As always, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL for the latest news on bugs and patches.
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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 17, 2021, according to Apex Legends Status:
- Octane – 14.5%
- Wraith – 11.4%
- Pathfinder – 10%
- Bloodhound – 8.9%
- Lifeline – 8%
- Rampart – 7.1%
- Bangalore – 4.9%
- Seer – 4.7%
- Valkyrie – 4.6%
- Horizon – 4.2%
- Loba – 3.8%
- Fuse – 3.6%
- Caustic – 3.1%
- Mirage – 3%
- Revenant – 2.7%
- Gibraltar – 2.6%
- Wattson – 1.5%
- Crypto – 1.5%
Best Apex Legends pick rates in Season 10
5. Lifeline – 8%
Just clocking in at the number five spot is Lifeline. Everyone’s favorite healer takes up 8% of the Apex Legends’ picks, and for good reason too.
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 – 8.9%
Again, with the influx of new Apex Legends players, Bloodhound is a great character to use for new players in Season 10.
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With nearly a 12% pick rate at the beginning of Season 9, Bloodhound has dipped a bit to 8.9% 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.
4. Pathfinder – 10%
A beneficiary of the Seer nerfs, Pathfinder has become a part of Apex Legends’ top five picks at 10% 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 – 14.5%
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 14.5%.
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 leak reveals first images of new Tropical Island map
New Apex Legends leaks have revealed screenshots for the rumored Tropical Island map set to release in Season 11.
A recent leak for Apex Legends in Season 10 has presented the community with beautiful images of a rumored Tropical Island map that could release as early as next season.
Apex Legends has had a few interesting leaks over the past week thanks to the Evolution Collection Event update that introduced new code for dataminers to dig around and expose.
As well as a 3D model for Wattson’s Heirloom, leakers have also revealed further details about the rumored Tropical Island map that we could be seeing very soon, including the new Legend to go with it and some colorful images.
The rumor surrounding a Tropical Island map has been floating around for some time now, with dataminers suggesting it will be released in Season 11. At the time of this post, Respawn Entertainment hasn’t revealed anything about a new map, but as the source of these images is possibly from an “inside leak,” there is a high possibility of them being credible.
The last map that was introduced in Apex Legends was Olympus in Season 7 when the Legend Horizon was also released. Now, in Season 10, there is even a new teaser on Olympus hinting at the new map.
Although there are only three images, each of them provides great details about what players can expect with this new map, from wildlife to the general terrain and theme of the map.
Leaked Apex Legends Tropical Island map images
The first image actually gives us a great idea of the wildlife on this map, as a Prowler can be seen in the middle of the image, as well as a mud mound which Thordon Smash says is a Prowler nest.
Further, users in the comments are suspecting that the building on the right of the image looks like some sort of animal enclosure.
Perhaps this is where the Prowlers are being kept, potentially relocated here after the disturbance of World’s Edge which was teased in the most recent Evolution Collection Event trailer when Bloodhound finds bloody Prowler tracks.
Another leaked image shows an expansive sea and beachy coastline with palm trees, which is most likely the edge of the map.
One thing this image does confirm is that the map will be a tropical island surrounded by water. The image also shows off a storm in the skybox, which could be important for the map’s lore and story.
Further, we already know Tridents will be available on the map due to previous leaks of a muddy texture for the vehicle, and this would make sense considering Tridents could be the best form of travel over the water.
Lastly, the second image in the set of three shows off a portion of the map layout, which doesn’t give much away apart from that Water will play a huge role when it comes to breaking the map up.
It seems water will run through the map and play a consistent role within the landscape, perhaps being an inconvenience that players will have to get around.
That’s all the details we can gain from these leaked images of the new Tropical Island map. For more, be sure to check out our article on how to get modded weapons in Season 10.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment / DropoutCollective
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