EA’s shooter series Titanfall wants to take a slice of the Battle Royale pie and present the spinoff Apex Legends. We’ll tell you how to fight your way forward in the Fortnite alternative.
Publisher Electronic Arts and developer Respawn dropped the bomb – or rather the Titan – in a stream in early February: The Titanfall universe gets its own Battle Royale shooter with Apex Legends. Although this has to do without the cool ‘Mechs of the main series, but offers a free entry thanks to free-to-play model.
In this beginner guide we tell you:
What’s up with the legend squads?
why team play is the key to success.
what the different HP colors mean.
Apex Legends can now be downloaded from EA’s own download platform Origin (or the PlayStation Store ). Here are eight smart tips and tricks to get you started with the Battle Royale shooter .
1.Attack the battle as a balanced Legend Squad
In Apex Legends you compete against each other exclusively in teams of three . Each player must choose a different character called Legends in the game. Double occupations are not possible.
Since each character has their own tactical, passive and ultimate special abilities, you should carefully consider how to assemble your team. What abilities these are and what they bring you, we’ll tell you in our great Apex Legends Guide . The following nine heroes are available in Apex Legends:
Bangalore – Professional Soldier
Bloodhound – Technological tracker
Caustic – Toxic trapper
Gibraltar – shield fortress
Lifeline – Fighter Paramedic
Mirage – Holographic Trickster
Pathfinder – Advanced Scout
Wraith – Interdimensional Skirmisher
Octane – adrenaline junkie
At the beginning of each game on the extensive map of the Royal Gulch you jump off with your two comrades and compete against the remaining 57 players. The team that is still alive wins the Battle Royale crown.
2.Use the ping system in Apex Legends for communication
Teamwork is the key to success in Apex Legends, and how good your team is depends on how you communicate with each other. Thankfully, Respawn‘s game features a sophisticated ping system in addition to voice chat , which you can activate by pressing a button.
You can set markers with the ping system . For example, you can alert your comrades to loot, selected enemies, or specific areas. For example, if a team member picks up a weapon you’ve tagged, he can return the favor by pressing the button on the screen with a simple “thank you”.
If you press the ping button twice in rapid succession, you can warn your teammates of enemies. If you hold down the key, a menu opens with different marking options.
3.Pay attention to the color of loot boxes of fallen players
As in other Battle Royale games, fallen legends leave boxes with loot on the map. However, these boxes have different colors in Apex Legends that symbolize the rarity of the items they contain . Golden objects are the most valuable, followed by purple and blue items.
4.Tips on the five different colors of damage numbers
Each Legend in the game has 100 Health. In addition, there are four armor items per character , adding 25 HP each to your life energy and coming in different strength levels. So you can have more than 200 HP at most.
Whenever you wound an opponent, a colored number appears above him. The color of HP deducted tells you what kind of damage your enemies have suffered. The following mean the different colors:
Purple HP Damage – Enemy wears Armor Level 3
Blue HP damage – enemy wears armor level 2
HP HP damage – enemy wears armor level 1
yellow HP damage – Headshot hit
red HP damage – opponent does not wear armor
5.Land on the supply ship to dust off strong weapons
As you approach the Royal Canyon, you’ll probably notice the icon for a DropShip. This marks the final destination of the ship on the map and if you plan your drop sent, you can land on the ship deck. Guaranteed high-quality weapons and items await you here. However, the supply ship is also fiercely competitive.
Pro Tip: Land on the ship, quickly grab a weapon and jump off board.
6.Use the zip lines of the hot air balloons for movement
In the Kings Gorge you will find scattered over the map scattered towers that catapult you high in the air. Then you can sail with your parachute back to the ground and so quickly and easily bridge longer distances. The red hot-air balloons of the jump towers are practically unmissable.
Pro Tip: Jump around the arena as much as you want, because Apex Legends does not have a fall damage .
7.Revive your dead comrades via respawn transmitter
Biting one of your teammates on the grass does not have to be the end for him. Each player leaves a legend badge on his demise that can only be picked up by team members. If you record this within 90 seconds, you can resurrect your colleague at the next respawn station.
Caution: Resurrected players return without weapons and armor and are therefore particularly vulnerable.
8.Last Tip: Go exploring the Royal Canyon
Do not be shy, explore the complete arena with your eyes open! That’s the only way to find body armor, weapon attachments, backpack upgrades, and other helpful equipment hidden everywhere. The inventory system also tells you automatically if a weapon or item is better than the equipment you own. This way, the game prevents you from accidentally releasing loot at a lower level.
In our detailed map guide , we’ll also tell you exactly where to find the best equipment and which routes to take on the map.