Multi Play Apex Legends, a free-to-play battle royale from the makers of Titanfall 2, out now on PS4

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Plus Respawn share 8 tips on how to fight your way to victory in the first few hours on the Frontier


Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game where legendary competitors fight for glory, fame, and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. To win in the Apex Games you’ll need to stay sharp, use your wits, and keep your friends close. But victory also favours the prepared, and a few helpful tips in your pocket can be the difference between defeat and sweet, sweet triumph.

Check out these critical tips and tricks to help you kickstart your career in the Apex Games.

1. Choose the Legend who matches your playstyle
In the Apex Arena, all competitors are equals, and the Legends are evenly matched in terms of strength, speed, and firepower. It’s their abilities that set them apart, so you’ll want to pick the Legend that matches your preferred playstyle and complements your squad.Want to be the shield between your team and opponents? Jump into the arena as the hearty Gibraltar. How about helping your squad travel long distances to take your enemies by surprise? Pathfinder, with his trusty grappling hook, is your perfect pick. Figure out what role you like to play and try different Legends to see which fits you best.

2. Stay close to your squad
Squadplay is critical to success in Apex Legends, where you jump into the arena with two teammates at your side. Working together, you can keep each other safe and outplay your opponents by combining your abilities. A well-placed Dimensional Rift by Wraith, for example, can put her team right on top of unsuspecting opponents, while Caustic can protect teammates by using Nox gas to drive away enemies.

Try to strike out on your own, and you’ll be up against other teams who can easily overwhelm you. Stick close to your squad, and you’ll have a greater chance at success.

3. Use smart comms to keep in touch with your teammates
You can give your teammates critical information – and vice versa – through an in-game system that lets you ping useful items and locations on their screens.

You can pinpoint the position of gear pieces (and what they are), highlight threats, and tell your teammates which direction you’re going before you’ve even plugged in a microphone. Use this to your advantage to make sure your teammates see what you see and always have the latest intel.





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4. Get familiar with the Arena
Kings Canyon – the map where all Apex matches take place – is a deadly playground full of abandoned military installations and encroaching nature. Learning how to maneuver, where the hotspots of activity are, and where to find the best loot are all important nuggets of knowledge.

The arena is surrounded by a giant Ring that shrinks at regular intervals throughout the match, and you’ll receive damage every second you spend outside its perimeter. Knowing your surroundings will help you make decisions faster and maneuver more effectively to avoid getting stuck outside it.

5. Go for the good stuff, but be careful
Different sections of the map spawn different tiers of loot – the higher your weapon or armour piece’s tier, the stronger it is. Some locations on the map are consistently full of high-tier loot, which means everyone will want to get to these spots first. The true motherlode comes packed inside dropships that land at random spots on the map, rewarding anyone who can claim them with the most powerful loot in the game.

You start each match with no weapons or armour, so you and your squad will have to decide if these high-tier caches are worth the risk each time you play. As for where they are? We’ll let you figure that out on your own.

6. Revive and respawn your teammates
After your health is depleted, you’ll go into a downed state where you’re still alive, but slow and in need of medical attention. If you die before your teammates can help, they have one last shot to save you.

Every Legend carries a Legend Banner that they drop when they die. Only their teammates can pick these up, and taking one to a Respawn Beacon will bring that Legend back to life. Pulling off a successful resurrection can bring a team back from the brink of defeat, so don’t let the opportunity slip by.




7. Use Jump Towers, Hot Zones, and other features to Your Advantage
Kings Canyon is full of semi-permanent map objects you can use to get a leg up on your opponents. Jump Towers allow you to fly into the air and skydive back down to the ground. Hot Zones give you access to higher-tier loot on a random portion of the map if you can get there first. Respawn Beacons can bring downed teammates back to life.

Whether you use them to get out of a hairy situation or take your enemies by surprise, learning how to use these features adds another layer to your team’s strategy. That’s as good as another gun in your arsenal.

8. Don’t let anything go to waste
Body armour, weapon attachments, and other helpful pieces of gear are all hidden across the arena for you to grab. The inventory system will automatically tell you if a weapon or piece of gear is better than what you already have and keep you from grabbing lower-tier loot. That way, you won’t risk snatching something you can’t use in a panic.

You and your teammates can help each other by calling out item locations as you spot them. The tagging system also notes an item’s rarity level, so you can snag a higher-level piece of gear that you might’ve missed otherwise. Also make sure to loot fallen enemies – they’ll drop a cache when you take them out, and often have some of the best loot. Always keep an eye out, because you never know when a single piece of armor is going to save you in the end.

Play Apex Legends for free now on PlayStation 4, and we’ll see you in the arena.

Source: Play Apex Legends, a free-to-play battle royale from the makers of Titanfall 2, out now on PS4
 

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The game does look great, I've seen some gameplay footage and it does look interesting.

I have downloaded it and will give it a try. I see that @zoob is already playing it and I know @Jkrohn1 is interested.

One concern that I have is that it is a squad-based Battle Royale game. My experience of squads in Fortnite BR is that when playing with randoms, typically they decide to do their own thing (such as throwing themselves at Tilted Towers and dying within the first couple of minutes) even when you suggest starting at a particular point on the map. In other (non-BR) games I've played such as Battleborn, Overwatch and Battlefield V, the teams / squads of randoms again invariably seem to do their own thing rather than work as a team/squad. So will it be any different in Apex Legends with randoms? I may be wrong but I'm guessing not - I can still see squads of randoms going off and doing their own thing, not working effectively together and not using the great feature this game has of collecting banner cards from downed squad mates and taking them to respawn points so they can spawn back into the game. If it is like this, then the game would only be fun if you could get on with a bunch of friends and work together as a communicating squad. Not sure that's something that would happen that often, at least here on SNR with everyone playing different games these days.
 

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Did tutorial on PC this morning reminds me of Titanfalls gunplay etc. I will also be downloading on my Ps4 if I have space (still not upgraded HDD) also watched a few streams on Twitch.tv last night and looks great. A few solos did get what Martok has said I'm gonna solo vs a squad of 3 :brick:

So only cosmetic items and the only issue I have is you have to purchase 2 hero's can use in game cash so not that bad.
 

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I will also be downloading on my Ps4 if I have space (still not upgraded HDD) also watched a few streams on Twitch.tv last night and looks great. A few solos did get what Martok has said I'm gonna solo vs a squad of 3 :brick:
Well if you download it on PS4 I'd be up for trying it out with you sometime.
 

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It's great fun and whilst randoms will be randoms, it really isn't in anybody's best interest to do so. Your squad jumps together, tags items together and can revive each together. Which does make a difference to the gameplay.

You can see how many squads and players are left and generally those reaching the final stages are full teams of 3 - those that splinter off, make easy pickings...
 

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I had a play on this last night with Jenxy and Wilks (rather than play Burnout, sorry @Spruijt !). I quite enjoyed it , it reminded me a bit of the Blackout modegh that on BO. We had connection issues towards the end of the night though, so had to call it quits. Dunno if PSN in general was having issues though as we all got kicked from party chat and messages weren’t always sending.
I’m deffo up for giving it another crack. I can see once the game has got more established though that it will be dominated by regular players so casual players may well get put off. It’s no fun dying after 5 seconds into the game after all.
 

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No harm done Plax, all was voluntary. PSN indeed got a bit dodgy around 11 I believe.
 

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No harm done Plax, all was voluntary. PSN indeed got a bit dodgy around 11 I believe.
Aye, PSN was struggling.
We ended up back in game chat after the party system fell over.
 
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