Frustrated with the disparity between console and PC gameplay in Apex Legends? Well fear not as we can help you turn off crossplay and allow you to enjoy more balanced gameplay in Season 8.
Crossplay is a much-lauded and desired feature as it affords comforts in the form of quicker matchmaking and greater interconnectivity between friends. On the other hand, it also throws up some often overlooked issues that can harm a game.
Crossplay enables users from consoles and PC to play together simultaneously, which means that some of the PC’s strengths can give those players an advantage.
We’ll discuss these issues and also help you to disable these possibilities too in Apex Legends Season 8.
How to diasble Apex Legends crossplay
If a decent PC player with a powerful computer is in your lobby, then your odds of winning drastically go down. A super-duper computer will have smoother and crisper graphics – which increases visibility and gameplay.
The player will normally use a mouse too which is always a controller killer as a mouse is mega-responsive compared to a controller on high aim settings. Unless you want to amp up your sensitivity settings so that a flick of the analog has you doing involuntarily 360s, then it might be best to consider disabling crossplay.
So for these reasons, crossplay needs to be turned off for some, and here’s how you can go about doing it:
- Start ‘Apex Legends’
- Select the game ‘Menu’ in the bottom left corner of the screen
- Click ‘Settings’
- Scroll down until you see ‘Cross Platform Play’
- Switch it to ‘Disabled’ to turn it off
- You can always return it to ‘Enabled’ to turn it back on
There you go, problem solved, and the PC master race can no longer retain their advantage over you dear console gamers.
Apex Legends Season 8 crossplay
Another overwhelming positive that people love crossplay for is having a larger pool of players. By having everyone all mixed together in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale, it greatly speeds up the game’s matchmaking.
This is because it doesn’t have to spend as long looking for suitable lobbies and creating fair matches. As we’ve already said, crossplay means you can play with your friends that perhaps haven’t made the same hardware decision you have.
But for those people who care about winning, want to perform better in online matches, and have all their friends on one console anyway, then maybe crossplay isn’t for you.
The major drawbacks can severely affect your performance in a game and put you in the backseat before the game has even started.
With this guide, you should hopefully be able to enjoy more balanced games in Apex Legends Season 8 and earn more dubs. With Apex Legends now available on Nintendo Switch, and coming to mobile phones, there’s going to be a huge player count soon.
Go and enjoy a level playing field in Apex Legends.
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Best guns in Apex Legends Season 13: Every weapon ranked
Apex Legends Season 13 has some weapon changes in the patch notes. This has once again influenced the rankings for the best weapons.
Apex Legends players have had plenty of time with the new content in Season 13, and just like any season, the changes in the recent patch notes have influenced the weapon meta. Let’s get into the best guns in Apex Legends by looking at every weapon ranked.
These changes shifted the weapon meta once again, and as new weapons rise to the top, we have a list of the best weapons in Apex Legends Season 13 so you’re clued up on which ones to use.
Here is every weapon in Apex Legends Season 13 ranked.
Best guns in Apex Legends Season 13 ranked list
As well as giving you a list of the best weapon to use from each category, we first want to rank every single weapon in Respawn‘s Apex Legends Season 13. This list does not include care package weapons.
Of course, this list isn’t gospel, and most weapons in Apex are viable. Having said that, this list will reflect the current in-game meta, giving you a good idea of which weapons are considered to be the best within the community.
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Here’s every weapon in Apex Legends Season 13 ranked:
- Charge Rifle
- Triple Take
- 30-30 Repeater
- Bocek Bow
Best weapons in Apex Legends Season 13
The following list detail the best weapons in the current Apex Legends meta for each class, excluding the care package weapons.
The G7 Scout, Kraber, Alternator, and Spitfire are all-powerful, but they are care package weapons so you won’t find them every game, hence their exclusion.
Best LMG – Spitfire
Now that it is finally out of the Care Package for Season 13, the Spitfire has taken back its place as the most powerful LMG in the game.
One of the main reasons the Spitfire is so strong is because of how many bullets it holds in a clip. Even if you don’t have an extended mag this weapon still holds 32 bullets in a mag.
The damage, fire rate, and recoil are also factors that make the weapon strong, as it’s easy to control at range, but also performs extremely well up-close when hip firing.
Best SMG – C.A.R.
Boasting a high fire rate and extremely fast DPS, the C.A.R. takes the top spot among the Submachine Gun class.
At close range, the weapon shreds and is even very accurate when firing from the hip. The recoil can be pretty hard to control, so make sure you’re within the weapon’s range. With attachments, the recoil becomes easier to control.
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The C.A.R’s best feature by far is that it takes both Light and Heavy ammo, as well as magazines.
This makes it extremely flexible, and whether you find a Heavy or Light mag, you’ll be able to use it with this weapon and make it even more deadly. This also means that you’re hardly ever short for ammo, which is an important aspect of dominating in Apex Legends.
Best AR – R-301
The R-301 is the most reliable weapon in Apex Legends Season 13 and has been for a while now. Not only is the recoil extremely easy to control for those longe range engagements, but the R-301 also has an excellent fire rate and hip-fire accuracy for those close-range battles.
The R-301 is always a great weapon to pick up and allows you to be more experimental with your secondary, as you can use it as a close or long-range weapon.
Best Sniper – Charge Rifle
The Charge Rifle is our pick for Apex Legends Season 13’s best Sniper. This hit-scan machine absolutely melts at range. The Charge Rifle is even useful in medium-ranged encounters as well.
On a map like Storm Point, the Charge Rifle excels, especially if you can get your hands on a decent Optic such as a 3x or 2x – 4x.
The ability to put pressure at range with ease due to its hit-scan capability makes the Charge Rifle incredibly powerful.
Best Marksman Rifle – Triple Take
While the Triple Take did take some serious nerfs last season which led to a decrease in its output, it still remains the best and most consistent Marksmen Rifle in Apex Legends Season 13.
As many players will remember, the Triple Take shoots three bullets at a time in a trident shape unless you ADS long enough for the precision choke to pull the bullets in. This is the most effective way to use the Triple Take, as hitting an enemy with all three bullets is lethal.
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The Triple Take is great from range, but one of the main reasons it’s the best Marksmen Rifle in Season 13 is because of its versatility. Many players will know that the Triple Take is also kind of like a shotgun in close quarters.
Shots come out fast, and the hip-fire is very accurate. This means you can swap to it and finish enemies off or even crack shields then swap to a more reliable SMG. The Triple Take can do high damage at range, especially when you hit a headshot, and is also great in close combat, making it the best Marksman in Season 13.
Best Shotgun – Peacekeeper
Now that the Mastiff is in the Care Package, the Peacekeeper has taken its spot as the best Shotgun in Apex Legends Season 13.
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Players can either aim down sights with this weapon for a tighter spread and thus more damage at range, or they can use it like a traditional close-range Shotgun, doing huge damage from the hip.
Best Pistol – Wingman
This isn’t a tough decision, as the Wingman is only competing with the RE-45 and the P2020. However, the Wingman is still the hard-hitting powerhouse it has always been.
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If you’re hitting your shots with this weapon, it’s extremely deadly and a great option as a secondary for anyone with a fast, rushing playstyle. Although it has a slight nerf with the removal of Skullpiercer, it’s still powerful and can still hold the Quickdraw Hop-up, allowing for a fast ADS.
There you have it, all the weapons in Apex Legends ranked as well as the best weapons in each class for Apex Legends Season 13.
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Players discover OP Apex Legends Newcastle technique for getting banners
Apex Legends Season 13 brought Newcastle and some players are now discovering his power in obtaining teammates’ banners.
Apex Legends players have found an extremely strong method for getting their eliminated teammates’ banners back with the Season 13 Legend Newcastle.
Apex Legends players have had a week with all the new content in Season 13. Just like any seasonal update, the patch notes brought a variety of buffs and nerfs, as well as a brand-new Legend, Newcastle.
This new Defensive Legend has made quite the impact in Season 13, and players haven’t even mastered him fully yet. In fact, it was just discovered that he could be used to get banners from dead teammates extremely efficiently, which may actually be a bug.
For those unfamiliar with Newcastle’s abilities, his Ultimate, Castle Wall, can be used to lock onto teammates and place a defensive wall at their location. Newcastle can perform this at a maximum distance of 75 meters.
What players have begun to notice is that not only can Newcastle lock-on and leap to a teammate’s deathbox, but he can actually do it over the maximum distance of 75 meters.
Reddit user RossBobSquirrel demonstrated this in their post on the Apex Legends subreddit sarcastically stating that “Newcastle can fly.”
As you can see from the clip, Newcastle launches himself a ridiculous distance of 200 meters onto a teammate’s banner.
This is definitely a bug, as the Ultimate even glitches out and doesn’t put the Castle Wall down. It also only resets the Ultimate charge to 70%, which is obviously not right. However, the fact that Newcastle can do this means he is actually a very strong Legend when it comes to survivability and bringing back the team.
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As this is a glitch, the devs will likely remove the distance and reduce it to 75 meters, even though some in the comments are begging the devs not to patch it: “I beg the gods of Apex to not patch this.”
Even if it is fixed, Newcastle will still be incredibly powerful at obtaining teammates’ banners with his Ultimate, as it allows him to not only have some protection but also get the banners fast before they time out.
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Apex Legends Mobile launch patch notes: Fade, weapon changes, bug fixes, more
Here are the full patch notes for Apex Legends Mobile’s launch, detailing the new Legend Fade, as well as the weapon changes and bug fixes.
Apex Legends Mobile is almost here, and developers have released the launch patch notes detailing the new mobile-exclusive Legend Fade, as well as the weapon changes, bug fixes, and more.
With the success of Call of Duty Mobile and Fortnite on mobile, it’s no surprise that Respawn Entertainment are throwing their hat into the ring with Apex Legends Mobile. The mobile version is almost exactly the same battle royale that Apex players know and love, but with some significant differences.
One of these main differences are the mobile-exclusive Legends, with Fade arriving in Apex Legends Mobile at launch. The launch patch notes are now live ahead of its May 17 release, detailing Fade’s background and abilities, as well as all of the changes made since the last playtest.
- Fade arrives in Apex Legends Mobile
- Weapon changes at Apex Legends Mobile launch
- Apex Legends Mobile launch patch notes
Fade arrives in Apex Legends Mobile
Ignacio ‘Fade’ Huamaní has returned from another dimension, looking for ” justice and redemption in the Apex Games.” His dimension-hopping suit brings powerful new abilities to the game, where Fade can phase back to a previous location and can force everyone in his vicinity to be “unable to deal or receive damage.”
Weapon changes at Apex Legends Mobile launch
As well as introducing the 30-30 Repeater into Apex on mobile, the devs have made significant changes to weaponry for launch, turning the Triple Take and G7 into Marksman Rifles and buffing the Volt.
The Triple Take is now more familiar to players coming from PC and console, with the launch patch notes confirming that it’s been turned into a Marksman Rifle that now uses Energy Ammo. Plus, the G7 Scout is now a Marksman Rifle as well, and the Volt SMG has had its damage and magazine size buffed.
You can check out all of the weapon changes in the full Apex Legends launch patch notes below.
Apex Legends Mobile launch patch notes
NEW LEGEND: Fade
Ignacio Huamaní was the youngest in a family of military-tech hunters. Working together, they made a living “recovering” weaponry and selling it to the highest bidder. As the youngest, he was the lookout, and eager to prove he could handle more. So he took on a contract with a mysterious client, and acquired the suit for him. But it was a trap: his family died, and the suit propelled him into another dimension. It’s been a long journey, but he’s finally back, and ready to find justice and redemption in the Apex Games. He can’t turn back the clock for his family, but on the Battlefield, he is the master of not only his own destiny, but the destiny of those in his crosshairs.
- Passive: Slipstream
- Fade gains a short movement speed boost at the end of his slide.
- Tactical: Flashback
- Fade’s suit rips him backwards through another dimension, phasing him to his previous location.
- Phase Chamber
- Fade throws an activator core from his suit.The resulting explosion phases everyone within the radius for a few seconds making them unable to deal or receive damage.
Advance Training Level
NEW ARENA MAP: OVERFLOW
Things are heating up and Overflow is the perfect map for spicy plays! Tight corners, lanes and flanking opportunities await you and your teammates at Overflow’s unique POIs. Will you be on fire or get burned in this lava-ish new edition to the Arena map pool?
NEW FEATURE: TEAM FILL
Nobody likes a quitter. But now, that’s not such a big deal. Auto team fill is a new feature that will bring players into active games if another player leaves prematurely. (Only active in Team Deathmatch)
Complete challenges to unlock levels and rewards in the Apex Legends Mobile Battlepass. In Apex Legends: Mobile, items are tiered from D to S. Unlock the “Vermin Control” skin for Caustic and the “SOS Signal” for the Kraber just by starting the pass. Along the way, Gibraltar’s “Gentle Giant”, Mirage’s “Graffiti Artist”, “Ready for Impact” Pathfinder and the “Authorized Personnel Only” Havoc. You’ll also earn banner frames, holosprays, emotes, trackers, weapon charms and more.
The Battle Pass also gives players opportunities to unlock Fade. By reaching level 25 in the free Battle Pass or purchasing 10 levels of the premium and then attaining 15 more normal levels, he’ll join the Roster.
CO-OP CLUB MISSIONS & CLUB STORE:
WEAPONS, ATTACHMENTS & GEAR:
- New Weapon: 30-30 Marksman Rifle.
- New Scope: 4x – 10x Thermal imaging Optic
- New Gear: Heatshields
- Replicators will now drop in random locations within the Ring
LEGEND PERK SYSTEM:
- New visual upgrades to the system
- Added Legend rewards to the perk system, earn rewards by completing Legend-specific objectives
- Added a perk planning feature to plot your next move ahead of time
- Added a perk recommendation feature to help you get straight into the action
- Changed ammo type to energy
- Weapon type changed to Marksman Rifle
- Can now equip energy mags and sniper stocks
- Weapon type changed to Marksman Rifle
- Damage increased from 15 -> 17
- Mag size increased to 35
Fully Kitted Weapons
- Removed: Hemlok, Devotion LMG, Mozambique
- Added: Flatline, L-Star, 30-30
- Removed Peacekeeper
- Added Volt SMG
APEX LEGENDS MOBILE IN BELGIUM
Unfortunately, we won’t be publishing Apex Legends™ Mobile in Belgium due to the local regulatory situation around paid random rewards.
BUG FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS
- FPS optimization pass for iPhone 13 or newer devices
- Fixed Gibraltar’s shield bounce while aiming down sights
- Fixed an issue with Gibraltar’s ult not behaving correctly
- Fixed various textural issues on models
- Fixed an issue where Pathfinder’s grappling hook would not disengage
- Fixed an issue that would cause Pathfinder’s grapple hook to interact incorrectly with his model
- Fixed an issue where players would get stuck in dropships if repeatedly tapping their tactical skill
- While active, Mirage’s decoys can now imitate Mirage’s emotes
- Fixed an issue where some railings could not be jumped over.
- Fixed a collision issue that caused throwables to pass through doors if another player is close colliding with it.
- Red weapons will now automatically pick up ammunition.
- Fixed some out of bounds areas on World’s Edge
- Fixed an issue where nameplates would pile together while on dropship
- Many other fixes and improvements.
Source: Respawn Entertainment
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