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How to do Valkyrie’s portal trap in Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy

Apex Legends’ Valkyrie has more to her play than expected, as players find an alternative use for her ultimate in the form of a trap.

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Apex Legends players have found an extremely amusing trap with new Legend Valkyrie in Season 9: Legacy.

Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy has seen a lot of new content come to the game. Most notably, Arenas and Valkyrie, who players are still learning the extent to which you can utilize her abilities.

It seems some players have taken it upon themselves to find out if you can combine Valkyrie’s ultimate ability, Skyward Drive, with some of the other Legends.

Apex Legends Valkyrie portal trap

Players have found that they can combine Valkyrie’s Skyward Dive, which is essentially a portable redeploy balloon, along with other Legend’s abilities to maximize potential.

One great example of this is Valkyrie and Revenant. We’re sure you’ve heard of Revenant and Octane combining their ultimate abilities to essentially push a team and third-party fights without worrying about positioning or elimination.

This was considered very powerful in Season 8, as teams would use Revenants Death Totem and Octane’s Launch Pad to traverse huge distances and save time while in shadow form.

However, soon after Valkyrie’s launch, players found they could perform a similar routine with the Skyward Dive instead of the Launch Pad, which effectively took the team in shadow form across huge distances.

Apex Legends Valkyrie portal trap

Apex Legends Valkyrie portal trap

One combination some players found success with is Wraith, combining her Dimensional Rift/Portal ultimate with Valkyrie’s Skyward Dive to trap unsuspecting enemies.

The trap is simple:

  • Activate Valkyrie’s Skyward Dive
  • Wait for Wraith to activate Dimensional Rift and join the Dive
  • Valkyrie will then launch and fly over a hazardous part of the map
  • While over this part of the map, Wraith will end her portal leaving anyone who takes it doomed

Although this trap is best for Olympus due to the many gaps and holes in the floating city, this can also be done off the side of any map or even into the lava in World’s Edge.

There is so much potential with this trap, as you can also pull it off without dropping enemies off the map.

Say you have a Wattson, Caustic, or Rampart set up, and you place a portal directly above where these characters have placed traps. Unsuspecting enemies will take the portal and land in a very stick situation.

That’s all for this cool Valkyrie and Wraith portal trap. For more on Apex Legends, keep it locked on Charlie INTEL, and check out our article on the average K/D ratio for Apex Legends.

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Apex Legends devs finally fixing frustrating stuttering issues

Respawn Entertainment have confirmed that a fix is coming for the stuttering issues plaguing Apex Legends on PC.

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Stuttering issues can often make playing Apex Legends at a high frame rate feel much less fun, but Respawn Entertainment have confirmed that a fix for this problem is on its way.

One advantage to playing games on PC is that you get to enjoy them at a decently high frame rate. While that sounds fun, it also comes with its own set of problems, as Apex Legends fans have to deal with stuttering issues.

This is when the high frame rate causes the game to be choppy, ruining your accuracy. As a result, players often end up lowering the FPS. Now, Respawn have assured fans that this will soon be resolved.

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Apex Legends fans were discussing the “microstutter bug” on Reddit, and this gained a response from Respawn’s Lead Software Engineer Samy ‘ricklesauceur’ Duc.

One player asked if there was any way to get past the game’s 300 FPS cap, and another user advised against trying this. The game engine has a bug in it which causes a microstutter when you reach 180 FPS.

The developer then confirmed that this issue “should be gone after [the] next patch.” This fix will allow players on higher-end rigs to enjoy smoother gameplay than before.

Respawn finally fixing Apex Legends stuttering issues

The devs have been focused on fixing multiple in-game issues ever since the Legacy update went live. There have also been upcoming changes teased for Evo Shields recently.

Once this patch arrives, PC gamers should be able to get past the 180 FPS mark without encountering stuttering issues. There’s currently no date given for when we should expect to see this update patch.

This fix seems to be exclusive to PC, and players experiencing stutter issues on console will have to wait for a wider patch.

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Apex Legends devs confirm Mirage Voyage ship POI won’t return

Respawn’s Lead Game Designer Daniel Klein has confirmed that the fan-favorite Mirage Voyage POI won’t be coming back to Apex Legends.

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The Mirage Voyage is one of the most popular POIs in Apex Legends, and Respawn Entertainment have confirmed that it probably won’t return to the battle royale anytime soon.

The Apex Legends Legacy update brought a plethora of brand-new content like the Arenas mode and Valkyrie. A ton of fans are playing Apex Legends this season, and they have their own favorite map areas.

The Mirage Voyage ship was first added to the game in Season 3 and has become a fan-favorite since then. However, Respawn have confirmed that we won’t see this POI return to the battle royale.

Mirage Voyage ship POI in Apex Legends

The next Ranked split in Apex Legends will bring the action to Olympus, so players were excited about seeing this POI again. Respawn Lead Designer Daniel Klein then confirmed on Reddit that Mirage Voyage won’t be coming back.

“Oh the Voyage is CRASHED crashed,” said the developer. “I think it’s down for good.” This came as a huge disappointment to fans that wanted the ship to be a recurring location the battle royale’s maps.

This is reminiscent of when Respawn retired Kings Canyon’s Skull Town which was another fan-favorite POI that was blown up for Season 5.

Daniel Klein confirms that we won't see Mirage's Voyage in Apex Legends again
via Reddit

There have been hints that we might see the arrival of another similar ship in the game one day, but we won’t see the Mirage Voyage POI take flight again anytime soon.

We’ll just have to wait and see if Respawn Entertainment have any plans to introduce something else to fill the void left by the ship’s departure from the battle royale. Only time will tell if they do intend to release something.

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Apex Legends ranked leaderboard shows top players across all platforms

We’ve found the top players across all platforms for Apex Legends Ranked Leagues, so let’s get into the details of the Apex Legends ranked leaderboard.

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For those interested in seeing who the top players are across all platforms for Apex Legends Ranked Leagues, or maybe even want to check where they are themselves, let’s get into how you can check out the Apex Legends ranked leaderboard.

Apex Legends is now halfway through its ninth season, with the ranked split commencing just yesterday.

Now players are back on Olympus, and for those looking to grind this season, or maybe check out how high the bar is set, we’ve found the current top players for Ranked Leagues.

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Although there is still no cross-progression in Apex Legends, some players may still be interested in viewing the ranked leaderboard for all platforms just out of curiosity, or perhaps you connect with friends and play in other platform’s lobbies due to cross-play.

There is a great website that players who are serious about playing Ranked Leagues should get familiar with for those interested.

Apex Legends ranked leaderboard

One thing to remember when viewing the ranked leaderboard is that placements are constantly chopping and changing, with players losing and gaining RP (ranked points) every day.

Here is the current top ten standings across all platforms for Ranked Leagues as of today:

apex legends ranked leaderboard

There are some familiar names in the top ten for those familiar with the Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS). Both C9_StayNaughty and G2_Dezignful recently competed in the ALGS Championship finals, where C9 actually came second, just behind team Kungarna.

This Apex Legends ranked leaderboard shows player level on the far right while also showing the amount of RP the player currently has under “Ranked Score.”

If you’re just interested in one particular platform, you can also view the ranked leaderboard for that specific platform. Further, the website, apextracker, will also show you various leaderboards, from most kills with a particular Legend to current season wins.

For more on Apex Legends, stay tuned via Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on Apex players wanting the new Halo Infinite battle pass system.

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