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How to earn every Apex Legends Arena badge

You can earn various different badges when jumping into the new Arenas mode in Apex Legends Season 9, Legacy.

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Arenas is the new 3v3 game mode that was introduced in Apex Legends Season 9, Legacy, and it lets you earn plenty of neat badges to show off on your banner, so here’s how you can do that.

There is a ton of new content to unpack within the Apex Legends Legacy update, including the new Legend Valkyrie, the Bocek Bow, and Infested Olympus. Season 9 also introduced the Arenas 3v3 mode.

This new mode is different from the main battle royale component, as you’ll jump in with a specific loadout that you purchase at the start. You’ll have the opportunity to earn four badges to display on your banner.

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How to unlock all badges in Apex Legends Arenas

The biggest difference between Arenas mode and battle royale component in Apex Legends is that you won’t find any random loot to collect after hopping in. Instead, you’ll stick with loadouts purchased at the start of each round.

There also aren’t any respawns, or third parties in Arenas, and the stats are completely different from the battle royale. You can unlock a total of four badges in this game mode, and we’ll go over each one.

Win Streak

As the name implies, you’ll earn this badge after racking up several wins in a row. An improved version of this was awarded to players that successfully completed the Arenas teaser in Season 8.

Players had to find all the holosprays and then activate the teaser in the Firing Range before meeting Ash. If you didn’t complete the teaser, you will still get to keep the Win Streak badge, but it won’t be as luxurious.

Win Streak badge in Apex Legends Arenas

Legend’s Arena

This next badge is also another win tracker, but the difference is that it’s specific to the Legend you’re playing as. You’ll get to earn this by winning various games in a row while playing as the same character.

Each Legend has different tiers in this badge, and you’ll get to progress through 5, 20, 50, 100, 500 wins.

Wraith arenas badge

Survivor badge

If you can get through an Arenas game without getting eliminated at all, then you’ll get to keep the Arenas survivor badge. You won’t have to worry about playing as a specific character, as it’s usable with every Legend.

Apex Legends Survivor badge

Shutout badge

The Shutout badge is a reward for winning an Arenas match 3-0. If you can overcome your enemies throughout three quick rounds, then you’ll face no trouble unlocking this badge quickly.

Shutout badge in Apex Legends

That covers all the a badges that currently available within the new Apex Legends Arenas mode. We hope that more will be added as the new season progresses, including rewards for dishing out a ton of damage.

Ranked Arenas is set to arrive in future as well, so we’ll probably see Respawn add even more badges in that. Once they do, we’ll be sure to update this article.

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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
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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.

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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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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