Apex Legends game guides, tips and strategies

From the right guns for each situation, to detailed overviews of every champion, this Apex Legends collection of guides will have you winning more games.

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Apex Legends is a new battle royale game from Respawn Entertainment, the developers behind the Titanfall 2. Unlike other battle royale games, Apex Legends uses some light hero mechanics through what’s known as Legends. If players want a better chance at winning games, they’ll need to know the ins and outs of each Legend, how the guns works, where to land, and so much more.


Apex Legends overview

Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. The game is available through PlayStation 4 and Xbox One via the console’s stores as well as Origin for PC players.

Players must work together in a team of three to be the last team standing. At the beginning of the match, each player is given a chance in turn to select what Legend they wish to play. Because there are no double-ups, players should work together to pick Legends that synergize well.

After picking a place to land, players will begin looting for guns, armor, attachments, and other weapons and items. An always-shrinking circle forces players into a smaller and smaller area, ensuring fights between squads.

Being a free-to-play game, Apex Legends makes its money through its in-game store. Players can purchase Apex Coins in bundles, which are then used to purchase new Legends and various cosmetics. While Legends can be bought with real-world money, players can also unlock them by simply playing enough. For more information on the microtransactions in Apex Legends, find the appropriate link below.


Apex Legends review

Apex Legends review

"All things considered, Apex Legends is the battle royale game players have been waiting for. It nails the movement and terrain traversal while ensuring weapons feel meaty and responsive. Even the inclusion of light hero shooter features melds surprisingly well with the battle royale genre. Respawn Entertainment has set a new gold standard for what players should expect from their battle royale experiences."


Apex Legends guides, tips, and strategies

Legend guides and tips
Coming soon! Get to know each Legend inside and out, how their abilities work, and what Legends they synergize with.

  • Bloodhound
  • Gibraltar
  • Lifeline
  • Pathfinder
  • Wraith
  • Bangalore
  • Caustic
  • Mirage

Best weapons and gun tier list
Learn about each weapon in Apex Legends, how they perform, best way to use them, as well as their headshot and bodyshot damage.

Gun attachments, rarity and stats
Read through all the attachments, what guns they can be applied to, and how they affect a gun's handling.

Character abilities, passives, and ultimates
Become the best Legend you can be by understanding each character's abilities, passives, and ultimates.

How to change damage numbers
Change how the damage numbers are displayed in Apex Legends, from a floating number, to stacked numbers, or a mixture of both.

How to get crafting metals and materials
Begin crafting the cosmetic items you want by getting more Crafting Metals.

Apex Packs, microtransactions, and loot boxes
Learn everything you need to know about how Apex Legends monetizes itself through microtransactions and loot boxes.

Apex Legends controls and keybindings
Prepare for your first game by learning the controls before you've even hit the ground.


Apex Legends miscellaneous

PC system requirements
See if your PC can handle running Apex Legends, or if you need an upgrade to hit the recommended specs.

Is Apex Legends available on console?
Apex Legends is dominating PC players' time, but is it available for download on console?

Is Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch?
A question that a lot of Nintendo Switch owners find themselves asking is whether or not a game is coming to their favorite console.

How to download Apex Legends on PS4, Xbox One, and PC
Learn how to get Respawn Entertainment's latest game on your PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC.

Will Apex Legends have third-person point of view?
Apex Legends is a first-person shooter, but what about third-person perspective?

Does Apex Legends support cross-platform multiplayer?
An important feature gamers are demanding more and more these days is cross-play, learn whether or not Respawn Entertainment is going to let you play with your friends on other platforms.

Was development of Titanfall 3 cancelled for Apex Legends?
There are a lot of Titanfall 2 fans, and since Apex Legends is Respawn Entertainment's latest game, it's reasonable to wonder if Titanfall 3 was canned because of it.


Apex Legends troubleshooting

How to fix main menu not loading
Stuck with your menu infinitely loading in Apex Legends? We have a fix.


Because Apex Legends is a continually growing and evolving game, you can expect guides to be updated over time to reflect new information. Be sure to check back with us regularly so you stay on top of your game and know the latest about Respawn Entertainment's smash hit. You can also check out the Shacknews Apex Legends page for the latest news.

Guides Editor

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