Apex Legends Tips Compilation

by N1cknamed

Inventory and looting:

  • The UI will tell you where an attachment will go to
  • The UI will tell you which of your guns use the ammo you’re looking at
  • If you open your inventory while running you will keep running
  • You can find rare loot ticks which will drop purple/gold loot when destroyed
    • These make robotic sounds to alert you to their presence, they can be quite hidden sometimes!
    • The color of the tick corresponds to the loot value, so the one in the picture above contains gold loot
  • Supply drops contain gold loot and sometimes a powerful unique gun (the mastiff or kraber)
  • The blue area on the map is the hot zone, which will contain high loot and a fully kitted gold gun
  • In a death crate, you can press this button to swap what weapon you are holding
    • This helps to prioritize which weapon to trade or where attachments will go
  • Normal supply drops have a red accent, while lifeline packages are blue!
  • In the lower left of the inventory screen, you can see what equipment your teammates are wearing
  • The top left of your screen tells you the name of the area you are entering and what sort of loot you might find

Movement and mobility:

  • Redeploy balloons are scattered around the map and will let you glide to a new location
  • Redeploy while your weapons are holstered to fly further
  • When dropping make sure to dive every so often to keep your speed up and glide much further: around 130-145 will get you really far
  • Pathfinders grapple will swing you to where you are looking while pulling you to where you shot it: look to the side to swing around the object you grappled
  • You can scale high walls by jumping into them and keeping forward pressed
  • You can climb higher if you holster your weapons
  • If you stop just before vaulting you can hang and peek over the ledge
  • All guns share the same movement speed, melee is faster
  • All legends share the same movement speed
    • Larger legends have a slower movement animation, but this is just an illusion, as they are still the same speed
  • Some abilities increase movement speed:
    • Wraiths tac/ult
    • Bloodhounds ult
    • Bangalores passive
    • Mirages ult
  • You can slide indefinitely down hills, which is often faster than running
  • You can heal while sliding
  • Jump after sliding to retain momentum for a bit longer, giving you a slight boost
  • Ziplines can be jumped on at any point
  • If you jump while on a zipline you will hop off, if you crouch you will drop down
  • Jump on and off ziplines to become a harder target. Don’t fall off!
  • You can even do a 180 on a zipline to go the other way: jump off, spin around and jump back on
  • Sliding retains your mobility. If you slide off of a zipline/grapple/movement ability/etc you will slide faster and further!
  • If you are downed while sliding you will continue to slide
  • If you are downed while grappling you will continue to grapple
  • You can slide immediately after landing to gain a large boost depending on your speed and direction
    • Auclyn showed this off here
  • If you melee at the very end of a slide you get just a little bit further
  • If you stop holding forward while sliding you can look around freely without slowing down
  • Walking is quiter, than sprinting, and crouching is quieter than walking
  • If you walk on a roof above someone, they can very easily hear you

Teamplay and communication:

  • You can confirm the pings of your teammates
    • If you open up the ping menu while looking at a friendly ping, you can select different responses
    • On pinged loot, this will call dibs on the loot!
  • You can ping and highlight many objects in the world:
    • Supply ships
    • Pathfinder beacons
    • Supply drops
    • Loot ticks
    • Crates
    • Doors
    • Respawn beacons
    • Wraith portals
    • Bangalore smoke
    • Heal bots (this will thank your lifeline)
  • In your inventory, you can ping empty attachment slots/the ammo icon to request them from your teammates
  • You can ping empty weapon slots to ask for a weapon
  • You can ping items inside death boxes to tell your teammates about them
  • You can ping items in the utility menu (healt/shields) to request them
    • Pressing the heal button without any heals will also request more heals from your teammates
  • After picking up an item that was either dropped or pinged by a teammate, you can thank them
  • The last person to get to pick a legend will always be assigned jumpmaster
    • If this person doesn’t pick anything before the timer runs out jumpmaster will be given to the next player
  • The jumpmaster can relinquish his position to another teammate
  • If a player is assigned jumpmaster but he doesn’t pick a legend, the jumpmaster will be relinquished to another player
  • You can ping while downed. Track the enemy in real-time!
  • The UI will show you when a teammate is shooting
  • The UI will show you both the bleed-out and revive timer
  • Regardless of who picked up the player banner, either teammate can respawn them at a respawn beacon

Weapons and combat:

  • Unique guns (mastiff and kraber) have their own unique ammo. It doesn’t show up in the inventory and can’t be refilled
  • Range marks on scopes are ALWAYS accurate, regardless of the range, what gun you are using, zoom level and elevation
  • Damage numbers are color coded:
    • The color of the outline shows the level of shield, with red for no shield
    • The fill color shows where you hit the enemy, with white for bodyshots and yellow for headshots
  • When you break an enemies shield a unique sound plays
  • Any gun which shoots multiple pellets/bullets will show you what bullets hit the target:
    • All shotguns
    • Triple take
    • Mastiff
  • This UI element will also show you which bullets got a headshot
  • The hop-up (choke) for the peacekeeper will remember it’s tightened spread for 1 second after unscoping
  • Some guns can switch their fire mode (hemlok on single fire is deadly)
  • Melee a door once to open it in style
  • Melee a door twice to break it
  • Sniper optics take longer to ADS (Aim Down Sight)
  • Stocks decrease the time it takes to ADS
  • Finishers cannot be canceled unless you receive damage
  • Melee pushes enemies backwards (this is SPARTA!)
  • You can block doors with your body. This works when you are downed too
  • You can shoot open doors by shooting the handle

Legends and abilities:

  • Bloodhounds ult lets him see enemies through smoke
  • Bloodhounds tac/ult let him spot a cloaked mirage
  • Bloodhounds tac can spot loot ticks
  • Bloodhound can ping tracks to warn his teammates about them
  • Caustic gas traps can block doors
  • Destroy caustic traps by shooting their base
  • Caustic gas wont hurt teammates but will distort their vision and slow them down
  • Caustic can’t be hurt by enemy gas
  • Caustic can pick his traps back up, which will then refill his ability
  • Gibraltars dome shield doesn’t extend down, so don’t place it higher than yourself
  • Wraith can’t interact with doors while in the void
  • Wraith can’t use ziplines while in the void
  • Wraith’s portals can teleport downed players
  • Wraith’s portals show up on the map
  • You can throw grenades and shoot through Wraith’s portals
  • Lifeline supply drops contain less powerful loot than normal supply drops
    • Regardless, there is still a rare chance to get gold loot, including the guns!
  • Lifelines bot will heal enemy players if they stand near it
  • Lifelines bot can be pushed
  • Bangalores tac can be used while performing various other tasks, such as reloading or healing
  • Bangalores passive works even when the enemy misses you
  • Bangalores tac will deal impact damage
  • You can shoot the rockets from Bangalore’s ult to prematurely detonate them
  • Mirage can use his tac while skydiving to send a decoy somewhere and bamboozle the enemy
    • This ability is seperate from the normal one and gets you two decoys, so you might as well use them
  • Decoys will imitate the player in many ways, they can even crouch and slide!
  • Pathfinder can grapple onto enemies, pulling you towards each other for an easy melee/shotgun in the face!
  • Pathfinder beacons are randomly spawned, so you won’t find them in the same spot every round

Items and grenades:

  • Gold gear shares stats with purple gear, but has unique abilities:
    • Helmet increases the rate at which your abilities recharge
    • Armor lets you refill your shield by using a finisher
    • Backpack reduces the time it takes to use heals/shields
    • Knockdown shield will allow you to revive yourself once, after which it turns to purple
    • Gold sights highlight enemies, even through smoke
  • Shields grant you extra health, a full shield (4 bars) means you can take twice as much damage as without any shield
  • Helmets reduce headshots damage:
    • White reduces it by 30%
    • Blue reduces it by 40%
    • Purple/gold reduce it by 50%
  • You can refill shield instantly by looting pristine armor
  • Phoenix kits are extremely powerful but not stackable
  • Frag grenades deal contact damage and are on a timer
  • Arc stars can stick to enemies/surfaces, their timer doesn’t start til they land
  • Arc stars are extremely effective against shields
  • You can stick an arc star to a teammate and have them run towards the enemy for some easy damage
  • Arc stars will slow the enemy
  • Thermite will bounce of enemies and explode quickly after hitting something
  • Thermite creates a literal wall of fire
  • Thermite deals DoT (damage over time) to enemies

Settings and configs:

(this one is mainly for PC but if you have console tips for me I’ll be glad to hear them)

  • You can link your steam account to Apex
    • To do this you have to go to the lower left of your friendslist in-game. It’s working a bit finnicky right now however
  • In the controls, you can swap between toggle and hold for crouching and aiming
  • In the controls, you can assign specific key for every single type of ping
  • In Origin, you can add -novid to the launch parameters (apex>settings>game properties>advanced launch options>command line arguments) to skip all intro videos
    • See here for all possible launch parameters
  • You can assign a key for screenshots and take screenshots directly in-game!
  • There are a bunch of settings for changing the UI, in the form of item information, hitmarkers, pings and maybe more. Play around with them to see what you like!
  • If you’re suffering from a poor connection quality, on the title screen you can change data centers
    • This setting is a bit hidden, but this video explains it

Fun and easter eggs:

  • The peacekeeper shoots its pellets in a star shape
  • The EVA-8 shoots them in the shape of an eight
  • The training map has tons of little secrets hidden around
  • You can inspect your weapon (N on pc, left d-pad on consoles)
    • If you do this with your hands empty your character will crack their knuckles!
  • All supply drops will instakill those standing underneath them
  • While DBNO (Down But Not Out) you can interact with doors
  • Knives can be unlocked in the form of melee “skins”
    • Currently there is only one of these in the game, the Heirloom pack is a Wraith exclusive with a 1/500 chance of dropping!
  • If you melee in mid-air your character does a dropkick. This doesn’t deal any extra damage, but looks extra cool!
  • If you melee while sliding your character will perform an uppercut!
  • Canonically, the Mozambique is actually a peashooter in disguise, but you knew that already!

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