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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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Who is the most popular Apex Legends character? Season 13 pick rates

Apex Legends Season 13 is well underway, but who has dominated the pick rates for Season 13 of Respawn’s battle royale so far?

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Season 13 of Apex Legends has tons of characters to choose from to enjoy its several maps. But who has the top Season 13 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 is continuing to grow expeditiously.

There are now a whopping 21 different Legends to choose from, giving players a headache before each game. With Season 13 now underway, Newcastle is the latest to join the roster.

Let’s take a look at how the new Legend has shaken up the roster by looking at the current Legend pick rates in Season 13, which provides an idea of who the most popular Legends are.

Apex Legends Season 13 pick rate ranked list

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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 13 ranked, as of May 27, 2022, according to Apex Legends Status:

  1. Wraith – 10.8%
  2. Octane – 10.5%
  3. Valkyrie – 9.6%
  4. Bloodhound – 9.1%
  5. Pathfinder – 8.1%
  6. Horizon – 6.2%
  7. Newcastle – 4.9%
  8. Bangalore – 4.6%
  9. Ash – 4.1%
  10. Lifeline – 4.1%
  11. Loba – 3.5%
  12. Fuse – 3.3%
  13. Gibraltar – 3.1%
  14. Rampart – 3%
  15. Mirage – 2.8%
  16. Caustic – 2.7%
  17. Revenant – 2.2%
  18. Seer – 2.1%
  19. Wattson – 2.1%
  20. Mad Maggie – 1.7%
  21. Crypto – 1.7%

Most picked Legends in Apex Legends Season 13

5. Pathfinder – 8.1%

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Pathfinder has consistently been one of Apex Legends’ top five picks at 8.1%, 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.

4. Bloodhound – 9.1%

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Again, with the influx of new Apex Legends players, Bloodhound is a great character to use for new players in Season 13.

Bloodhound nearly always stays in and around the 8-11% mark as a season goes on, and they currently stand at 9.1%. 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.

3. Valkyrie – 9.6%

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Despite getting some nerfs, Valkyrie is in the top 5 Legend pick rates for Season 13 with 9.6%, as she is the movement Queen. Her Jetpack Passive allows players to escape any kind of situation, which is crucial for survivability.

As well as her Passive, her Skyward Dive Ultimate is also great for mobility. This ability is the best rotational tool in all of Apex Legends, as it allows her and the team to relocate from a bad position or situation, into a good one.

Lastly, Valkyrie’s Tactical is also extremely useful for being aggressive and getting enemies out of camping spots, so long as you have enough room above you to launch the Missile Swarm.

2. Octane – 10.5%

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With a 10.5% pick rate, the speed demon takes the number two spot, continuing his reign as one of the most popular Legends in Season 13, 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. Wraith – 10.8% – Most picked Legend in Apex Legends Season 13

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Another starting Legend, Wraith has been a consistent pick throughout Apex Legends’ lifetime, and she has taken the number one spot with a 10.8% pick rate in Season 13.

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 13.


That covers all the picks in Apex Legends Season 13. 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 our guide on the best Legends to choose in Season 13.

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Apex Legends is now the most-streamed game on Twitch

Apex Legends has been increasingly in popularity and has now become the most streamed game on Twitch after releasing Season 13,

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Apex Legends Season 13 has surpassed its competitors and become the most streamed game on Twitch, which is a testament to the game’s increasing popularity.

2022 marked the third year anniversary of Apex Legends, and while some games may enter a decline after being around for this period of time, Respawn’s battle royale continues to grow.

With the game now in its thirteenth season, Apex Legends offers an abundance of content and a massive community to get involved in, especially now that the game has been brought to the mobile community.

One of the best ways the community can engage and entertain is through Twitch, as Apex Legends has become the platform’s most-streamed game.

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Despite some server issues for console players that have now been fixed, Apex Legends Season 13 has been Respawn’s most popular season so far.

This isn’t just thanks to more popular content creators and streamers such as NICKMERCS and Dr Disrespect being interested in the game, but also because of the great content and gameplay that the free-to-play shooter offers.

Since Apex Legends Season 13 launched, the battle royale game has become the most-streamed game on Twitch, edging it over competitors like Valorant, Fortnite, and Warzone.

Apex Legends has been streamed a total of 1,781,223 hours, taking the number one spot since the launch of Season 13 back on May 10.

With more content to come for the game this season, including an anime-themed event and summer store takeover, we expect Apex Legends to continue growing in popularity.

We’ll have to wait and see how long Respawn can keep this up for, especially with all the hype around Warzone 2.


For those unaware, Apex Legends actually has some free Twitch Prime rewards up for grabs, check out our guide on the Prime Gaming rewards for this month to receive exclusive skins and more.

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Can you play Apex Legends Mobile with a controller?

Apex Legends Mobile has arrived on Android and iOS. Here’s everything you need to know about the game’s controller support.

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Apex Legends Mobile is finally here, but some players still prefer to use a trusty controller over the touchscreen controls. Here’s everything we know about Apex Legends Mobile’s controller support.

After months of playtests, Apex Legends Mobile was finally released on Android and iOS on May 17, 2022. It features many of the same Legends and weapons as the main game, as well as the mobile-exclusive Fade, all on your mobile phone or tablet.

But even with its fully-fledged touchscreen controls, some players prefer having a controller in their hands when playing first-person shooters. Here’s everything we know about Apex Legends Mobile’s controller support.

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Does Apex Legends Mobile have controller support?

Apex Legends Mobile does not have controller support at launch but the devs have confirmed that it’s on the way.

Speaking at a press event ahead of Apex Mobile’s launch, the developers said they understand that many prefer to use a controller over the touchscreen controls. “It is super important for us, we understand usability issues, and how much fun it is,” explained one of the devs.

They confirmed that controller support is in the works for Apex Legends Mobile but unfortunately, it didn’t make it to the game for launch.

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When is controller support coming to Apex Legends Mobile?

While there’s no concrete timeframe, Apex Legends Mobile’s developers confirmed that controller support should come in the “very near future.”

They explained that “We’re actively exploring [controller support] but haven’t quite got it right.” When exactly it will arrive is anyone’s guess, but it should be here before the end of 2022.

Although there is no official support for it, players can actually pair their Bluetooth controller with their phone and use it. The controllers that are compatible and can pair with your mobile device include the following:

  • Xbox Series X/S controller
  • Xbox One controller
  • PlayStation DualSense controller
  • PlayStation 4 controller
  • Razer Kishi

Simply activate the pairing mode for the controller and find it on your mobile’s Bluetooth devices section. This will allow you to use the controller on Apex Mobile, but unfortunately, as there is no support for the feature, it can be buggy, especially when it comes to customizing your layout.

When controller support arrives, we’ll be breaking down how to use it and the best controller settings to dominate Apex Legends Mobile.


For more on Apex Legends, you can check out Mobile’s launch patch notes as well as the best guns in Season 13.

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