Apex Legends has a unique momentum-based movement that players love, from sliding downhills to bouncing off walls. Here’s a guide on all the movement techniques in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale.
Apex Legends has been regarded as one of the best battle royale games of all time by both players and gamers in general, receiving tremendous praise in the past and even in more recent times with IGN’s 2021 Apex Legends review.
In Apex Legends’ current state, movement is still essential to dominating lobbies and becoming a better player. For those interested in getting better at the mechanics of the game and gaining knowledge on how you can gain an advantage against your opponents, here’s a full guide on the best movement techniques in Apex Legends.
Apex Legends best movement tips & tricks
Although it may seem obvious to the more experienced player, slide jumping is still one of the most effective and under-used movement techniques that can really increase your speed in Apex Legends.
Slide jumping allows players to use the momentum from a slide and carry that through to a jump, covering even more distance in a shorter time. Players can also heal just before sliding. This is a vital technique for getting health back whilst also covering a lot more distance and can also be done on Octane’s Jump Pad or Horizon’s Gravity Lift.
This is done by pressing the jump button just as you reach the end of a slide. This is extremely useful for evading enemies and generally getting around the map faster. However, make sure you leave enough time between each slide jump to get a full side consistently.
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Many console players who play Apex on the controller don’t take advantage of this trick as they usually have their button layout on default. The default button layout ultimately prevents players from aiming and keeping both thumbs on the analog sticks while jumping around and sliding.
For those really looking to improve on the controller, think about changing your button layout in a way that would allow you to jump and crouch without the need to let go of the analog sticks.
Wall jumping, or tapping is the movement technique in Apex Legends that allows players to spring off surfaces and change directions quickly.
This technique is beneficial for evading enemies and faking out opponents, making players think you are moving in one direction, then quickly wall jumping to go the opposite. The wall jump initially seems complicated, but with some practice, it is effortless.
Players will need to gain momentum by either sprint jumping or slide jumping into a wall at an angle, not head-on. Say you are running straight beside a wall, you will need to quickly jump, face the wall as you take off, and then jump again when in contact with the wall, quickly facing towards the desired direction after the second jump.
Timing is everything here. At the point in which you make contact with the wall, you must press the jump button again and quickly face the direction you want to travel. The best way to learn is in the Firing Range, as once you have the timing down, you will be able to execute the wall jump consistently.
Crouch spamming is a movement technique that will help you win more gunfights rather than increase your speed. The ability to crouch spam and stay on target, and hit your shots is essential to high-level play in Apex.
Most players will strafe during gunfights, which is still equally important, as moving side to side in an irregular pattern will definitely make your opponent miss some shots. However, adding crouch spam to your strafe will tremendously increase your ability to dodge bullets and stay alive, especially to players who go for headshots.
To do this movement, players will need to press the crouch button while strafing and shooting continuously. For controller players, this can again be made easier by biding your crouch to a button that will allow you to aim, for example, the right analog stick.
This movement is fairly easy. However, the hard part is maintaining your aim and focus while in the heat of a fight. Once again, the easiest way to practice this is in the Firing Range.
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Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy weapon tier list
Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy has brought with it a heap of changes in the patch notes, some of which have created a new Apex Legends weapon tier list.
Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy is finally here. Just like any season, it has also brought a bunch of changes with the patch notes, including buffs and nerfs to the weapons that have allowed a new Apex Legends weapon tier list to emerge.
Apex Legends Legacy has seen players experience the new Arenas mode, Valkyrie, Infested Olympus, and the Bocek Bow. Although there have been many server issues since its release on May 4th, Season 9 has been a great success so far.
Prior to release, Respawn Entertainment released the Legacy patch notes where we got to see the nerfs and buffs for all the weapons, but now players have been able to get their hands on the new season, it is much easier to tell what ones are at the top.
As it’s a new season, we thought it would be helpful to compose a tier list for all the weapons in Legacy, as well as the best weapons in each class, so let’s jump into it.
The tier system:
- S-Tier weapons are the best
- A-Tier are amazing in their own right
- B-Tier weapons are just missing something
- C-Tier are weapons that players should avoid
Apex Legends Season 9 Legacy weapon tier list
- S-Tier: Bocek Bow, Spitfire, Sentinel, R-301, Peacekeeper, Prowler, Kraber, Triple Take
- A-Tier: Volt, Alternator, Flatline, G7 Scout, Wingman, Charge Rifle, Eva-8, L-Star
- B-Tier: Hemlock, Havoc, Mastiff, Devotion, 30-30 Repeater, Longbow
- C-Tier: Mozambique, P2020, RE-45
Best weapons in Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy
The proceeding list is the best weapons in the current Apex Legends meta for each class, excluding the care package weapons. The Triple Take, Kraber, and Prowler are all-powerful, but you won’t find them in most games, hence their exclusion.
Best LMG – Spitfire
Although the Spitfire received a slight nerf, increasing the recoil on the gun’s first few bullets, it’s still an absolute machine. Any weapon with over 30 bullets in the base magazine will be strong in Apex Legends, as not only is the damage and range good, but the best thing about the Spitfire is how long it can shoot for, especially with an extended mag.
This makes it the best of the LMGs, as although the L-Star and Devotion both have large magazine sizes, the damage, range, and recoil control on the Spitfire are far superior.
Best SMG – Volt
Since the R-99 received a nerf back in Season 8, the Volt has taken its place at the top of the SMGs, with the Alternator coming close in second. The Volt is a great close-ranged weapon, but it is the best SMG because of its ability to do damage at medium range.
Further, the recoil is very easy to control, especially with attachments, and the Volt works great with a 2x bruiser to make sure you’re hitting those shots.
The ability to gun someone down at both close and medium range, as well as great iron sights, is what makes the Volt the best SMG in Apex Legends Legacy.
Best AR – R-301
The R-301 is by far the most reliable weapon in Apex Legends Legacy and has been for a while now. Not only is the recoil extremely easy to control, but it also has long-range capabilities with the Anvil Receiver Hop-up, as well as close-range fire rate and hip-fire accuracy.
The R-301 is always a great weapon to pick up and allows you to be more experimental with your secondary, as you can use it as a closer or longer-ranged weapon.
Best Sniper – Sentinel
Now that the Longbow has been nerfed with the removal of Skullpiercer and the Triple Take has become a care package weapon, the Sentinel is now the strongest sniper in the game.
Even without the shield cell charge up, which is very strong, the Sentinel performs well. Although it has a slow fire rate, it hits hard in the chest and especially the head.
Apart from the Kraber, the Sentinel has the greatest damage per bullet in the sniper category, usually dropping someone in 2 to 3 shots, and it’s even more efficient when it’s amped up with shield cells.
Best Marksman Rifle – Bocek Bow
The Bocek Bow is the latest addition to the weapons in Apex Legends, becoming part of the new category, Marksman Rifles.
Players have already discovered just how strong this weapon is, hitting huge damage with every arrow. One of the main reasons it’s so strong is because of how silent it is. Gaining an angle on someone and taking them out when they have no idea where you are feels very satisfying.
Further, it is also the only weapon in the game that takes two Hop-ups, Shatter Caps and Deadeyes Tempo, which are both very good. Shatter Caps converts the Bocek Bow into a shotgun, dealing damage up-close, while Deadeyes Tempo allows players to increase the fire rate upon successful pullbacks.
As well as the huge damage output, these are the reasons the Bocek Bow is arguable the strongest weapon in the game right now.
Best Shotgun – Peacekeeper
After being replaced by the Triple Take as a care package weapon, the Peacekeeper finally returns to floor loot. The Peacekeeper feels just as good as it ever has, now with the Precision Choke built-in, making it a great choice for close and even medium range.
As the Mastiff received a big nerf last season, the Peacekeeper officially took its place as the strongest shotgun in the game.
Best Pistol – Wingman
This isn’t a tough decision, as the Wingman is only competing with the RE-45 and the P2020. However, the Wingman is still the hard-hitting powerhouse it has always been.
If you’re hitting your shots with this weapon, it’s extremely deadly and a great option as a secondary for anyone with a fast, rushing playstyle. Although it has a slight nerf with the removal of Skullpiercer, it’s still powerful and can still hold the Quickdraw Hop-up, allowing for a fast ADS.
There you have it, the tier list and best weapons in each class for Apex legends Season 9: Legacy. For more on Apex, keep it locked on Charlie INTEL for news and updates, and if you liked this article, check out our recent one on the best Legends to use in the Arenas.
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This Clever trick makes Valkyrie fly longer in Apex Legends
There is a clever Apex Legends tactic that you can use to make the new Legend Valkyrie fly for longer during battle.
The new Legend Valkyrie is one of the many additions in the Apex Legends Season 9, Legacy update, and there’s a clever trick that you can use to make her soar through the sky for longer than usual.
This character brings a certain verticality to the battle royale with her ability to soar through the air for a short period of time. Now, a few players have found a way to use her jetpacks to stay in the air for a longer duration.
How to make Valkyrie fly for longer in Apex Legends
This trick was discovered by Reddit user Swogglenoz, who was experimenting with Valkyrie’s jetpacks. Through this, they were able to come up with a way to make her fly much further and longer than normal.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Use Valkyrie’s jetpacks to take off into the sky.
- Hold her tactical down while you’re in the air to fly for longer.
- Once you’re ready to land, use the melee attack to bring her down.
Using the melee attack will cancel out her deploying the rocket burst tactical, allowing you to land safely. However, you’ll be flying fairly slow, which could leave you vulnerable to enemy attacks.
While some players initially assumed that this might be an exploit, the Apex Legends devs made it clear that this is an intentional tactic. While Valkyrie’s slow speed might come off as useless, this trick is ideal for sneaking up on players.
Valkyrie’s VTOL Jets only allow her to hover across the map within a set amount of fuel, so you’ll need to use this tactic carefully. We recommend saving it for late-game scenarios where it’s easier to be stealthy.
If you want some useful tips and tricks for playing as Valkyrie that will make you into a winged menace on your way to victory, then you can check out or guide for them.
Apex Legends: Best Legends for the Arenas
With the new Arenas mode, Apex Legends is being played in a different way making some Legends more useful than others in Season 9.
Apex Legends’ new 3v3 Arenas mode is very different from the classic battle royale formula, leaving some players unsure about what Legends would be the best to use. Some Legends are much more useful than others in this mode, so we’ve made a guide to help shed light on them.
The new 3v3 Arenas mode is a completely new experience for Apex Legends fans, introducing a CSGO/Valorant-esque round-based duel between two teams.
Best Legends to use for the Arenas
As the mode is so different from the battle royale, some of the Legends are essential for this mode and can help you and your team reach consecutive victories.
In Arenas, players will have to spend credits in order to purchase weapons, consumables, and even abilities. However, every Legend gets their passive for no extra cost, making some much more viable than others.
If you’re unsure about how you want to spend your crafting materials/credits, check out our guide on the best ways to spend them.
Lifeline in Apex Legends: Arenas
Lifeline is a great option for Arenas and is possibly the most essential Legend for team composition. Lifeline’s abilities aid the team by keeping them alive for as long as possible, and as Arenas can be a war of attrition, Lifeline’s tactical health drone can be essential.
Further, Lifeline’s passive is her D.O.C drone revive, which allows her to revive enemies while staying in the fight. Although this passive was nerfed in the latest patch, removing the protective shield, it is still very strong.
The main reason it’s so strong is because of the Legendary bag players can purchase for only 250 crafting credits. Lifeline with this item can really be a menace, reviving her teammates effortlessly with half health and shields, allowing them to get back into the fight instantly.
Although Lifeline’s ultimate isn’t as useful, her tactical health drone and revive make her one of the most essential Legends for taking the victory in Arenas.
Valkyrie in Arenas
Valkyrie is another great pick for Arenas, mostly because her main ability and best asset is free. Valkyrie is a great attacking option for the team, gaining different angles on the opposition to make them uncomfortable and offset their position.
The reason Valkyrie is one of the best Legends for Arenas is because of her passive VTOL Jets. Valkyrie’s passive will recharge throughout the game, allowing players to gain height and reposition at any point of a round.
Valkyrie’s tactical, Missile Swarm, will also allow Valkyrie to push enemies out of their position. At this point, Valkyrie can then use her jets to take their position, leaving the opponents at a disadvantage.
Further, Valkyrie’s ultimate, Skyward Dive, is only 150 credits which isn’t expensive, especially in the later rounds. Purchase this ability to take you and your team straight to where the enemies want to be, take over their position and leave them in the dust.
Gibraltar in Arenas
Lastly we have Gibraltar, an extremely useful Legend in the Arenas mostly for his 1v1 capabilities. Gibraltar acts as the anchor for a team, holding down positions taking out enemies who overextend.
Not only is Gibraltar a good option because of his Dome of Protection, which also provides teams with a faster revive option, but his passive can greatly increase his chances of winning 1v1s. In Arenas, you will often find yourself in a 1v1 situation where Gibraltar’s passive gun shield can be really dominant.
The gun shield gives Gibraltar added health, making him a nuisance from range, as he can continue to do damage to the enemies while they are only hitting the gun shield, allowing Gibraltar to save his meds.
Gibraltar’s extra passive, Fortress, which reduces incoming damage by 15%, makes him even more of an essential character for Arenas, as he can easily tank damage and win those isolated fights.
That’s it for the best Legends to use in Arenas, for more on Apex Legends stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out our article on all the weapon buffs and nerfs for Season 9: Legacy.
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Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy weapon tier list
Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy has brought with it a heap of changes in the patch notes, some of which...