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Best weapons in Apex Legends Ranked Season 9: Legacy

Finding and making the most of the best weapons in Apex Legends Ranked Leagues is vital to ensuring victory.

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Finding and picking up the best weapons in Apex Legends Ranked Leagues, especially in the current Season 9 meta, plays an ever-important role in taking you and your team to the top.

Apex Legends’ Ranked Leagues can prove a tough grind and change of pace compared to the standard mode, especially for newcomers. Even if you’re an experienced player grinding the higher ranks, Apex can always offer you a challenge, even for those competing in the ALGS Championship.

As with other battle royales, it is also important in Apex to abide by the meta and use the weapons that are being used by the best, especially in Ranked.

Best Apex Legends Ranked Weapons

R-301

R-301 Carbine

The R-301 is easily the most versatile and reliable weapon in the game. If you’re someone who wants a gun that can perform at any range, the R-301 is for you.

This weapon is perfect for Ranked, as it can be used in various ways depending on what your secondary weapon is. Say you have a longer-ranged sniper, the R-301 is great at short to mid-range fights. What about if you’re running a shotgun? The R-301 can also be deadly at range, especially with a 3x scope and the Anvil Receiver hop-up.

The only downside the R-301 has is if you don’t have an extended light magazine to go with it, as the fire rate and base mag size of 18 bullets will leave you reloading constantly. Even still, it is worth holding onto until you finally find that extended magazine, as once you have it decked out, it is easily the best weapon in Apex Legends Ranked.

Spitfire

Spitfire LMG

Despite the recent nerf, the Spitfire is among the best weapons in Apex Legends Ranked, mostly due to its huge magazine size. With a base magazine size of 35 bullets, the spitfire will shoot for days even without an extended magazine.

As well as its magazine size, the Spitfire is also a great tool for suppression at longer ranges. With easy to control recoil and the ability to add the longer-ranged scopes, such as the 3x, the Spitfire can output massive amounts of damage from longer ranges.

Although it isn’t the best at close range, and you will get caught out by shotguns and SMGs like the Volt during close combat, the Spitfire can perform mid-range and handles very well when hip-fired. Combo this weapon with a more close-ranged shotgun like the Eva-8, and you’ll find success.

G7

G7 Scout

The G7 has been among the best weapons in Apex Legends since its release. With powerful damage output from longer ranges and, most importantly, mid-range, the G7 has the potential to rival any gun no matter what position you’re in.

Although the G7 is a semi-automatic weapon, the fire rate is surprisingly fast, especially considering how much damage it can do. Headshots are important with this weapon, as compared to the body, the G7 practically doubles its damage when you aim for the head.

The G7 is also very powerful without the best of attachments and still reasonably easy to handle without a stock or barrel stabilizer. This makes for a great combo with the R-301 covering all ranges and situations, as you’ll only have to focus on getting a good scope for the G7 to perform.

Sentinel

Best Weapons Apex Legends Ranked Sentinel

The Sentinel has truly taken its spot as the best sniper in Apex Legends this season, not only due to the Triple Take’s disappearance into Care Packages but also because of the new Deadeye’s Tempo Hop-Up.

The Sentinel’s value comes in its ability to be lethal from longer ranges. Even when you don’t have Deadeye’s Tempo or the shield cell charge, the Sentinel hits hard and can crack shields easily with a headshot.

The Sentinel becomes even more deadly when charged up, hitting huge damage on both the body and head. This is a weapon that can do the damage needed to start a push and keep players from pressuring you and the team.

Volt

Vold SMG

Lastly, we have the Volt, an energy-type SMG that packs a punch. Since its introduction in Season 6, the Volt has been a dominant close-ranged weapon that can perform at mid ranges, similarly to the R-99.

The Volt is on this list over the R-99 because the R-99 has taken some nerfs in the last few patches, allowing the Volt to rise to the top. It does a very similar job to the R-99, destroying enemies at close range if you can stay on target.

This difference in damage and the clear iron sights is exactly why the Volt is the best close-range SMG option in the game. Pair this weapon with the Triple Take, G7, or Spitfire to cover those shorter ranged engagements.


These weapons should help you on your Ranked journey in Apex Legends. Of course, this is a guide, and if your favorite weapon isn’t included, don’t let it stop you from using it. Also, remember, this guide is for the battle royale, not the 3v3 mode. Check out our best weapons to use in Arenas if you’re more interested in that mode.

Now that you have all the best weapons, why not check out the best team comps for Ranked in Season 9 Legacy.

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Apex Legends Season 10 Ranked updates: Arenas, map rotation, split dates, & rewards

A new season of Apex Legends means a new season of Ranked Leagues, from map rotation to split dates, we’ve got you covered.

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Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence is almost here, which also means an update for Ranked Leagues, so let’s get into the details.

Apex Legends Ranked Leagues is a great place for those who want to test their skills out and play for points in a competitive environment, which starting in Season 10, will also be available in Arenas.

No matter how good you are, Apex Legends has a detailed ranking system that will place you on a similar playing field once you play enough games. With Season 10 incoming, let’s check out the updates arriving for the ranked playlist.

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Although there are no major changes for Ranked Leagues this season, there are still a few things to go over such as split dates, rewards, and map rotation.

Split dates

As Apex Legends Season 10 begins on August 3, this would then mean that the first ranked split will also begin on the same day, with the second split coming halfway through the season.

Seasons usually last around 3 months, so with that being said, the halfway mark for Season 10 will be around September 7, so expect the second split to begin around then.

Map rotation

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Every new season two maps get picked for Ranked Leagues, one which spans the first split, and another that spans the second.

For Season 10 players will be dropping into Decimated World’s Edge, which has been showcased in the trailers leading up to Season 10’s release.

In the second split, players will be back on Kings Canyon, or at least the Season 8 version of Kings Canyon, with all the changes that were most recently made to it.

Season 10 rewards

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Depending on what level you managed to reach in Ranked Leagues for Season 9, players will receive rewards at the start of Season 10.

The rewards include gun charms, badges, season-long dive trails for those who manage to reach the higher ranks, and new this season, Holo Sprays.

The rewards for Season 9’s Ranked Leagues have actually been revealed by EA, showing off the badges and dive trails players will receive.

Ranked Arenas

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Season 10 will also mark the first season of Ranked Arenas, which Respawn released details about fairly recently.

3 new BR maps will join Phase Runner, Party Crasher, and Overflow, with one of them joining the trio and rotating with each other every two weeks. The new maps include:

  • King’s Canyon – Hillside
  • World’s Edge – Dome
  • Olympus – Oasis

As well as new maps, Ranked Arenas will also feature new maps and an exclusive ranking system.

Although not much has been shared about how ranking will work in Arenas, we suspect the names and ranks will be the same, however, the way in which you actually receive points and the number of points you need to rank up will be different from the Battle Royale mode.


That’s all for the ranked playlist in Apex Legends Season 10, for more updates stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and if you’ve been a victim of the recent unfair banning, check out our article for an explanation.

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EA address accidental Apex Legends account bans

EA have issued an apology for the accidental suspensions of various Apex Legends accounts and are working on a fix.

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Various Apex Legends player accounts were hit with accidental bans after EA cracked down on clubs that violated the terms of service, and now the devs have issued an apology for this problem.

Much like Activision’s Warzone, EA’s Apex Legends has its fair share of players who tend to break the game’s terms of service. As a result, the developers decided to crack down on Apex Clubs with offensive or derogatory names.

However, this ended up backfiring on players, as multiple accounts were hit with bans accidentally on July 29. The Apex Legends community saw this as unfair, and now EA has addressed the issue.

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Various Apex Legends players noted that their accounts had been banned, even though they hadn’t broken any terms of service. This was simply due to their affiliation with a club with an inappropriate or blacklisted name.

Community manager EA_Mako confirmed that club-based suspensions were only supposed to be warnings, and EA has reassured players that they are now working on this problem.

“Sorry for the confusion on this one,” Mako said. While a number of warnings did go out for this, it looks like there were a small number of suspensions that unintentionally accompanied those warnings in some cases.”

EA Help forum for accidental Apex Legends account bans.

If players are still banned then there are some steps that the community manager suggested to get around it. Simply restart Apex Legends, sign out, and sign back in to check the account’s status.

If that doesn’t work, then players can try reaching out to EA’s Terms of Service team to get their accounts back. This may take a while, but they’ll get to play Apex Legends again soon enough.

With Season 10: Emergence on its way, players will want to ensure that their accounts are active so that they can enjoy the new update.

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Warzone players call for popular Apex Legends feature to be added

Some Warzone players are calling for the developers to implement a feature from Apex Legends, which involves player K/D ratios.

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With both Warzone and Apex Legends being extremely popular battle royales, of course, people are going to compare them, with some calling for a feature from Respawn’s game to be added in Warzone.

With the recent news surrounding Apex Legends’ upcoming season, some Warzone players may have been intrigued to check the game out and give it a shot, especially as CouRageJD recently stated that Apex was the best battle royale currently available.

In doing so, players may have noticed differences, not just in gameplay, but also in the stats and recordings of player progression, which some players want for Warzone.

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Reddit user and Warzone player Excellent_Pass3746 posted his opinion online of which specific Apex Legends feature they would like to see in Warzone.

The post is entitled “KD should reset every season (Or at least show your KD for each season)”

This is a feature that is currently in Apex Legends, however, it doesn’t reset, it simply shows you your K/D for each season, while also showing your overall K/D from every season combined.

This would be great for Warzone, as then players can look back and see how much they have progressed, while also seeing how much of an effect each season’s K/D has on the overall number.

The argument presented is that players would like to see this progression and improvement, and not be defined by their K/D that got off to a bad start when they were learning the game.

Experienced Call of Duty players may have taken to Warzone much faster then those who are new to the franchise, thus this change would be a nice quality-of-life update for players.

Fans in the comments also agree, as although there are alternatives out there for checking your K/D monthly on Warzone, it “would be nice to have it on the game.”


For more on Warzone, stay tuned via Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on when a FOV slider is coming to Warzone on console.

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