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Best audio settings for Apex Legends Season 12

Having the best possible audio settings in Apex Legends can really improve your gameplay and IQ by leaps and bounds.

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In order to maximize your performance in Apex Legends, you’ll need to make sure your audio settings are tuned to perfection. Here are our best Apex Legends audio settings so that you can hear everything in battle.

Getting better at Apex Legends isn’t just about having the right controller layout, increasing your FPS, or even using the meta Legends. Your audio settings are just as important, and they need to be ideal regardless of your platform of choice.

Having said that, we’ve put together the best Apex Legends audio settings you can use to improve the sound in your game.

Best Apex Legends audio settings

Getting to know audio cues in Apex Legends is so important in gaining a better understanding of what’s going on in the game.

Knowing exactly what Legend’s footsteps you are hearing, what gun is being used, and the sound of each Legend’s abilities will develop your IQ and make you a better player.

For these reasons, we recommend that you use headphones instead of TV/Monitor speakers, as just this change alone will help improve your audio in Apex Legends.

Volume

  • Master Volume: 100%
  • Sound Effects Volume: 100%
  • Dialogue Volume: 50%
  • Music Volume: 0% – 35%
  • Lobby Music Volume: 0% – 35%
  • Disable Voice Chat: Off
  • Convert Incoming Voice to Chat Text: Off
  • Sound in Background: Off

Voice Chat

Being able to hear your teammates well is also very important for teamwork. The following settings are only available on PC, as console players will be able to adjust their audio mix for voice chat in the PS/Xbox party settings.

Also, remember that a lot of players use Discord for Voice Chat, so depending on your setup, these settings may be different, especially when considering different microphone qualities.

  • Voice Chat Record Mode: Push to Talk
  • Open Mic Record Threshold: 785
  • Incoming Voice Chat Volume: 100%

Keeping your Voice Chat Record Mode on Push to Talk is less distracting for other players if there’s background noise and feedback coming through your microphone.

However, sometimes it’s better to have it open if you’re playing with friends and want constant, fluid communication.

The Open Mic Record Threshold should be set lower or at the default depending on the quality of your microphone, as some are more sensitive than others. In our experience though, it’s best to have the setting lower than the default.


Well there you have it, these are the best Apex Legends audio settings for those looking to improve their experience. For more, check out our review of Apex Legends Season 12.

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Who is the most popular Apex Legends character? Season 14 pick rates

Apex Legends Season 14 is here, but which Legends are dominating Season 14 of Respawn’s battle royale so far?

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Season 14 of Apex Legends has tons of characters to choose from to enjoy its several maps. But who has the top Season 14 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 22 different Legends to choose from, giving players a headache before each game. With Season 14 now here, the new Legend Vantage has already knocked some fan-favorite characters out of the running.

Let’s see how the current roster’s pick rates are looking to give us an idea of the most popular Legends in Apex Legends Season 14.

Apex Legends Season 14 pick rate ranked list

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 14 ranked, as of August 19, 2022, according to Apex Legends Status:

  1. Vantage – 12%
  2. Octane – 9.8%
  3. Wraith – 8.9%
  4. Pathfinder – 7.9%
  5. Bloodhound – 7.8%
  6. Valkyrie – 6%
  7. Horizon – 5.8%
  8. Seer – 4.4%
  9. Bangalore – 4.3%
  10. Lifeline – 4.1%
  11. Loba – 3.6%
  12. Fuse – 3.1%
  13. Ash – 3%
  14. Mad Maggie – 2.8%
  15. Newcastle – 2.8%
  16. Mirage – 2.5%
  17. Caustic – 2.4%
  18. Revenant – 2.1%
  19. Wattson – 1.9%
  20. Gibraltar – 1.7%
  21. Rampart – 1.6%
  22. Crypto – 1.3%

Most picked Legends in Apex Legends Season 14

5. Bloodhound – 7.8%

Again, with the influx of new Apex Legends players, Bloodhound is a great character to use for new players in Season 14.

Bloodhound nearly always stays in and around the 8-11% mark the seasons go on, and they have dropped slightly to 7.8%. Don’t let that put you off though, as 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 – 7.9%

Pathfinder has consistently been one of Apex Legends’ top five picks at 7.9%, 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. Wraith – 8.9%

Another starting Legend, Wraith has been a consistent pick throughout Apex Legends’ lifetime, and she has taken the number three with an 8.9% pick rate in Season 14.

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 14.

2. Octane – 9.8%

With a 9.8% pick rate, the speed demon has been dropped to the number two spot but continues his reign as one of the most popular Legends in Season 14, 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.

1. Vantage – 12% – Most picked Legend in Apex Legends Season 14

Of course, it’s the brand-new Legend Vantage that takes the top spot in Apex Legends Season 14. With a 12% pick rate, Vantage has stolen the show from other top Legends such as Octane and Valkyrie.

Vantage’s incredible popularity is probably due to her being new, but she’s not to be trifled with either. Her Sniper Rifle is an incredibly strong weapon, she’s able to wall run, and has a direct counter to Mirage.

How her pick rate will change throughout Season 14 remains to be seen, but she’s well-worth using on the overhauled Kings Canyon.


That covers all the picks in Apex Legends Season 14. 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 how to get the Twitch Prime skin for the month of August.

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Overpowered Apex Legends double pump glitch returns in Season 14

Apex Legends players have discovered the return of the double pump glitch in Season 14, creating controversy in the community.

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The infamous double pump glitch has returned in Apex Legends Season 14, leaving players worried about people abusing the bug.

The Apex Legends Season 14 update brought a variety of changes to the game, giving dataminers a new game version to sift through and find details around the potential Season 15 Legend.

As the update brought so much new content and changes, it’s normal for new bugs and glitches to show up, which players have seen with the unlimited loot exploit.

However, players have now discovered that the infamous double pump glitch has returned, making the Peacekeeper and Sentinel even more deadly for those who abuse the bug.

Apex Legends content creator Mokeysniper brought the return of the double pump glitch to the community’s attention on August 18, posting a video of it in action.

The glitch allows players to shoot the Peacekeeper and Sentinel much faster than they should be able to, giving those who use the glitch an unfair advantage over others.

The glitch is done by shooting, reloading, swapping to your secondary, and swapping back very quickly. If players are able to get the timing right, they can repeat this process to shoot the Peacekeeper/Sentinel in a ridiculously fast manner.

This is clearly a glitch that needs to be addressed and resolved quickly by Respawn, as if it starts to be abused by players, it could create chaos.

In the comments of the Twitter post, there are a few videos of players showing them doing it in-game, which is a worrying sign. Some are very worried about it being absued, with one comment saying “I actually hate that you guys post this kinda s***. It’s always super sick to deal with some broken weird s*** in ranked.”

Hopefully, Respawn can get a fix out for this as soon as possible, much like they were able to do for the accidental removal of tap strafing.

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How to get Apex Legends Twitch Prime Gaming rewards: August 2022

Here’s how you can get the Vantage Troop Leader Apex Legends Prime Gaming skin and bundle during the month of August in 2022.

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A new skin is available to Apex Legends players with a Prime Gaming subscription in August 2022. Here’s how you can get Vantage’s Troop Leader Apex Legends Twitch Prime bundle for yourself.

Respawn Entertainment and Amazon have a collaboration that involves releasing a set of Apex Legends Prime Gaming skins throughout the game’s seasons. These are available exclusively for Twitch Prime members. 

Every month brings another skin for fans to enjoy, and it’s the brand-new Season 14 Legend Vantage‘s turn to get one for the month of August. If you have a Prime Gaming subscription, then you can get the Vantage “Troop Leader” Epic skin.

Here’s what you need to do to get the newest Apex Legends Twitch Prime skin.

Vantage Twitch Prime Troop Leader skin release date

Vantage’s Troop Leader Twitch Prime Gaming skin for Apex Legends is available from August 18 to September 15.

Players have roughly a month to claim the Skin before the next Legend gets an exclusive Prime Gaming cosmetic after August 18.

What’s in Apex Legends August Prime Gaming drop?

Vantage’s August Prime Gaming skin will be of Epic rarity and it comes alongside other items. The devs have also offered players a banner and weapon skin with this Twitch Prime drop.

  • Troop Leader – Epic Vantage skin
  • Overachiever – Flatline weapon skin
  • All Patched Up – Vantage Banner Frame

How to claim Vantage’s Troop Leader bundle in Apex Legends

Vantage’s new Apex Legends Twitch Prime skin will be available for free to Prime members throughout August all the way till September 15. You must visit the Prime Gaming website and link your active Amazon Prime membership account to your EA account.

Here’s the full process:

  1. Log in to the Prime Gaming website.
  2. Make sure your Amazon Prime and Twitch accounts are linked.
  3. Visit the “Apex Legends” section.
  4. Click “Claim Now” on the “Wraith Fleur De Lethal Bundle” when you see it.
  5. Link your EA and Prime Gaming accounts if asked.
  6. Load up the game and you should get a notification letting you know you have claimed the bundle.

Alternatively, you can start a free trial with Prime to claim it right away. This way, you won’t need to have an active membership to get your hands on the Apex Legends Prime Gaming skin.

Follow these instructions, and the new Epic Vantage skin will become available in your in-game inventory.


For more Apex Legends news, keep it locked on CharlieIntel, and be sure to check out our Season 14 review and best FOV settings for the battle royale.

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