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Best weapons in Apex Legends Ranked Season 8

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 8 meta, plays an ever-important role in taking you and your team to the top.

Apex Legends’ Ranked playlist can prove to be 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.

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.

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 especially good for Ranked, as it can be used in a variety of 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

The Spitfire is also among the best weapons in Apex Legends Ranked, mostly due to its huge magazine size.

With a base magazine size of 35 bullets, even without an extended magazine, the spitfire will shoot for days. After the most recent patch, the Spitfire was increased from 18 to 19 damage per bullet. Although this doesn’t seem like a massive difference, it has greatly increased the viability of this weapon and earned it a spot among the best weapons in Apex.

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 SMG’s 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 very strong 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 that covers all ranges and situations, as you’ll only have to focus on getting a good scope for the G7 to perform.

Triple Take

Triple Take Sniper

The Triple Take has truly taken its spot as the best sniper in Apex Legends this season, continuing to perform with the built-in precision choke change from Season 6.

Unlike any of the other snipers, the Triple Take’s value comes in its ability to be lethal from closer ranges. Even when you don’t utilize the precision choke feature, using it from the hip at close range can be deadly and even do more damage than shotguns.

The Triple Take’s ability to be used at long range, hitting for a huge 138 damage when all three of its bullets hit a headshot, is truly where this weapon shines. However, what makes this weapon top tier and one of the best that you can pick up in Apex’s Ranked Leagues, is how versatile it can be at mid to close combat.

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 even perform at mid ranges, similarly to the R-99.

The reason the Volt is on this list over the R-99 is due to the fact that 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.

However, what makes it the best SMG option in the game is the difference in damage. The Volt does 15 damage per bullet, whereas the R-99 only does 11. Don’t miss out on how good this weapon currently is, as you never know what weapon meta changes are coming in the future seasons.

This difference in damage, as well as 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. Now that you have all the best weapons, why not check out the best landing spots in Apex Legends Season 8.

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Apex Legends devs tease Valkyrie videos on Instagram

Apex Legends developers have released some inconspicuous videos on Instagram teasing gameplay of the new Legend arriving in Legacy, Valkyrie.

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Since the official reveal of Apex Legends’ latest character, Valkyrie, the developers have released some interesting videos over on their Instagram page.

In the most recent news for Apex Legends, fans finally got to see the latest Legend, Valkyrie arriving in Season 9: Legacy.

It seems the developers were feeling extra generous, as they also decided to tease some in-game footage of Valkyrie, showing off some aspects of her kit and a potential finisher.

Apex Legends Valkyrie

Respawn Entertainment released another Stories from the Outlands short over on their YouTube channel yesterday, which was met by excitement from fans. Players also got details on the new season, including the name, theme, and even weapon coming to Apex Legends.

Respawn wasn’t done there. Over on their Instagram page, they also released three glitchy surveillance footage videos of Valkyrie gameplay.

The Apex Legends community has been breaking down these videos, trying to understand what they show. Dataminers GarretLeaks and Biast12 have potentially identified what some of these videos are presenting.

The first video is entitled “CAMERA 9: OPERATIONAL” and it is tough to make out exactly what is going on. With the help of Biast12, it seems this video could be hiding one of Valkyrie’s finishers, called “the After Burner.”

The second video is hard to make out; however, the video becomes clearer with the community’s help. As we know, one of Valkyrie’s abilities is her VTOL Jets, which allow her to hover in the air much like the Northstar Titan from Titanfall.

This is exactly what Biast12 believes this video is showing, while GarretLeaks thinks it could potentially be her Cluster Missiles. Towards the end of the clip, we see dark streaks that look similar to what you would see behind a missile.

The final clip is also very interesting, as it could be one of Valkyrie’s finishers, but one that dataminers haven’t identified yet.

This gameplay clip could also be her ultimate ability, which sees her take to the skies and redeploy either on her own or with her team, which would make sense as you can clearly see the fire coming out of her jets towards the end.

It’s hard to know exactly what’s going on in these videos focused on Valkyrie, but it’s great to see Respawn putting so much effort into their Legend reveals, increasing the hyper for Season 9: Legacy, which is set to release on March 4th.

For more on Apex Legends, check out our article on why the latest War Games event could change the game forever.

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Apex Legends: how to activate the Season 9 Arena teaser

Apex Legends data miners have found out how players can activate a new Season 9 teaser. Here’s how to see it for yourself.

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Apex Legends Season 9 Teaser Arena

The Apex Legends Season 9 teaser is now live, revealing the mystery behind the mysterious platform in the Firing Range.

After the halfway split for Season 8, players noticed a stranged platform implemented on the left side of the Firing Range map.

For weeks players were unaware of its purpose, but finally, the mystery has been uncovered and is associated with the new upcoming Arena mode.

Season 9 Teaser Arena

Data miner @GarretLeaks was among the few who leaked how players can activate the button found on the Firing Range platform.

GarretLeaks has even created a step by step guide of how players can experience the Season 9 Arena teaser, which is available now:

  • Step 1: Collect keycard from care packages
  • Step 2: Find Holosprays scattered around Kings Canyon
  • Step 3: Find Holosprays scattered around Olympus
  • Step 4: Press the phone in the lobby and listen to the audio
  • Step 5: Press the button on the Firing Range platform and wait for the ship

The Corrupted Keycards are now live and available to pick up from Care Packages in-game for both Kings Canyon and Olympus. Players will then be able to scan the Holosprays and activate the teaser in the Firing Range.

Dataminer @Shrugtal released images of where players will be able to find these Holosprays, which are located in various locations across the two maps.

You can scan multiple Holosprays in one match and even scan all three over multiple matches. It seems the Holosprays will spawn in all the locations highlighted in Shrugtal’s image.

Along with this, fellow data miner @Biast12 has also released a video showing what happens after activating the button in the Firing Range.

The video shows Biast boarding a ship after activating the button. Biast arrives at a new location where another button awaits, which activates an elevator. This then takes you into a small arena where a massive hollo of future Legend Ash is shown along with a voice line that states, “The Arena awaits.”

This is clearly a teaser for the upcoming 3v3 mode ‘Arena,’ which will be arriving in Season 9. However, this is also a teaser for the future legend, Ash. Although Ash will likely be arriving at a later Season – more like Season 10 – it does confirm that she will be arriving sooner than later.

In fact, it’s not the first time an announcer for a game mode has eventually become a playable Legend. Back in Season 3, the Shadow Fall game mode saw Revenant as the announcer, who later became a playable Legend in Season 4.

Read more: All Unreleased Apex Legends Characters

If this stays true to the format, Ash could be the new Legend for Season 10, after being an announcer for the previous season much like the introduction of Revenant. Players will be able to activate this teaser towards the end of Season 8.

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How War Games could change Apex Legends forever

The individual modes presented in the latest Apex Legends event, War Games, could potentially change the battle royale forever.

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Apex Legends latest event War Games introduced a variety of new ways to play the battle royale that could change the game forever.

Like previous events we’ve seen in Apex Legends, if Respawn Entertainment sees enough value in some of the new modes introduced through the War Games event, we could also see them make their way into the base game.

War Games went live on April 13th and although it has encountered some problems, the event has introduced some interesting ideas that many have enjoyed so far.

War Games skins in Season 8

War Games got off to a rocky start, having to replace Second Chance and more recently, Auto Banners due to unexpected bugs and problems.

However, apart from these issues, players and those in the community seem to have enjoyed the modes so far, and there is now a question of how these modes could be introduced into the base game, changing Apex Legends forever.

The War Games mini-event could change Apex Legends in a variety of ways by implementing lesser aspects of the individual modes presented in War Games.

This isn’t the first time Respawn Entertainment has done this, as both the Evo Shield and Mirage ultimate change came from their own Limited Time Modes, as a sort of public playtest.

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Popular Apex Legends YouTuber iTemp proposed that the devs could potentially introduce less extreme versions of some of the War Games modes in the base game. The YouTuber suggested that Second Chance could potentially come into the game as a rare item, or token, that players can find and use upon their first elimination.

Unlike in War Games, not every player would have this token and it would have to be very rare to obtain, otherwise, there is no doubt it will be met by complaints and outrage by the community.

One of the War Games modes that we are yet to see is Killing Time, which reduces round time as players die. This could be an interesting addition to the game, potentially helping those public lobbies that feel empty and lack fights.

Whatever happens in the future of Apex Legends, keep it locked on Charlie INTEL for updates, and check out our article on Apex Legends Legacy.

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