Are you looking to get better at Apex Legends? Whether you’re a new player or you’ve been playing for a while but feel like you could use a new mindset to improve, this guide is for you!
In fact, these are the same tips I’ve used to get better at the game over the years and have led me to achieving a ALGS bronze medal as well as achieving Predator Rank multiple times.
Most of these tips are meant to help you improve in general and to approach the game with a new mindset. We will be saving shooting tips, movement tips, etc. for future guides.
If you are more of a visual learner, be sure to check out the YouTube video I made on this topic:
So if you’re looking to improve in Apex Legends, you’ll love these 7 simple, yet effective tips.
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7 Tips Get Better at Apex Legends
Let’s dive into the 7 tips starting with the first one.
1. Embrace Learning From Others
The first tip is to embrace learning from others. Whether it’s hiring an Apex coach, asking friends for help, or watching YouTube videos from professional players.
You can learn a lot from others, especially those who are better than you. If you’re feeling stuck in your current skill level, find someone who is where you want to be and take some time to study their gameplay.
This could mean going through their past matches, paying attention to how they position themselves in fights, what guns they use and why, and what items they choose to pick up.
You can also learn from those who aren’t better than you, but who have different strengths that you might not have. For example, if you’re not very good at using a sniper rifle but you see someone else who is, watch them and see how they use it effectively.
You can then take that knowledge and apply it to your own gameplay.
Of course, you don’t want to copy someone else’s entire playstyle. You should always aim to find what works best for you and build upon that. But learning from others is a great way to improve quickly.
When you get matched on a team with someone who is a higher rank than you, use it as an opportunity to learn from them and see how they play the game.
When you’re matched with someone who you believe you are better than, then it’s also important to learn as much from that person as well. See what they do well and see what they aren’t doing well so you can learn from their mistakes as well.
2. Learn From Your Own Mistakes
The second tip is to learn from your own mistakes. This might seem obvious, but it’s important to reflect on your own gameplay and see what you could have done better in each match.
A great way to do this is to take some time after each match to review the replay, especially if you were eliminated and don’t really know why. You can see exactly what happened and how you could have changed the outcome.
You can also use a program like OBS, NVIDIA Shadowplay, or Twitch to review your gameplay and see where you made mistakes. This is a great way to improve because you can see exactly what you did wrong and how you can avoid making that mistake again in the future.
If you’re someone who tends to get tilted easily, it’s also important to reflect on your emotions during the heated moments and see if there’s anything you could have done differently.
It’s easy to get caught up in the heat of the moment and make mistakes when you’re angry, but if you can step back and look at your gameplay objectively, you can learn from those mistakes and avoid making them in the future.
When I was competing at the highest level in Apex Legends, I was watching more replays that I was actually playing the game. I would watch how I move, how my team rotates, how we positioned, good decisions, bad decisions, etc.
Just like an athlete at the highest level of their sport watching their footage, if you truly want to get better at Apex Legends, you need to watch your replays and learn from your own mistakes.
3. Train Your Aim
The third tip is to train your aim. Aim is one of the most important skills in any first-person shooter and it’s important to spend some time outside of the game training your aim.
Every FPS has two components to it that you need to have if you want to improve — your aim, and your game knowledge.
When it comes to game sense in Apex Legends, there will come a time where you know all the legends, all the weapons, and all the different attachments. Your game knowledge will hit a certain limit and from this point on, it’s important to train your aim specifically.
There are many different ways to do this, but one of the most popular methods is to use an aim trainer program like Aim Lab or Kovaak’s FPS Aim Trainer.
These programs are designed to help you improve your aim by giving you specific aiming drills to do and giving you feedback on your performance.
They’re a great way to practice your aim in a controlled environment and can help you transfer those skills into the game.
There are also many aim trainers that are available for free online. If you don’t want to spend any money, there are still plenty of options available to help you improve your aim.
You can also practice your aim in the firing range and practice movement at the same time.
Whichever method you choose, aim training is an important part of getting better at Apex Legends. If you want to be the best, you need to put in the time outside of the game.
4. Dial-In Your Sensitivity
The fourth tip is to dial in your sensitivity. This is a setting that you can change in the game that will make your aiming faster or slower.
The goal is to find a sensitivity that you’re comfortable with and that allows you to aim quickly and accurately.
There’s no perfect sensitivity for everyone, so it’s important to experiment with different sensitivities and find one that works for you.
However, I do have recommendations.
Your DPI should be between 400 and 800 DPI.
Your in-game sensitivity for 400 DPI should be from 2.6 to 3.6.
At 800 DPI it should be at 1.3 to 1.8.
Leave your ADS multiplier at 1.0.
If you’re a fan of the same sensitivity for looking around and for aiming down sights then 1.3 ADS multiplier will be your friend.
5. Learn the Legends
The fifth tip is to learn the legends. In Apex Legends, there are currently 18+ legends to choose from, each with their own unique abilities and playstyles.
Don’t try to learn all characters at once.
But, if you want to be the best, you need to know how each legend works. You need to know their strengths and weaknesses and how they work in a team.
Luckily, there are plenty of resources available online that can help you learn about the different legends.
One of the best places to start is the Apex Legends wiki. This is a community-run website that has detailed information on all of the different legends in the game.
Another great resource is YouTube such as from our videos.
If you want to get better at Apex Legends, you need to learn about the different legends and how they work in the game.
In the beginning, pick one legend to get good at so that you feel comfortable playing them.
Once you feel comfortable with that legend, then move on and try all of the legends so you know their strengths and weaknesses.
But you don’t only want to play that character because their is always updates, meta changes, etc. and you might find that your character gets nerfed in the next patch.
And if you are trying to hit a certain rank, then that character may no longer cut it.
Good characters to learn are Valkyrie, Gibraltar, Seer, and Horizon.
This leads us to our next tip.
6. Team Composition
The sixth tip is to understand team composition. In Apex Legends, you need to have a well-rounded team in order to be successful.
You need a mix of characters that can cover all of the different roles in the game.
On every team, you should have a Valkyrie and Gibraltar on the team, let me explain.
You will be using Valkyrie for big rotations (macro rotations). If there is a team trying to keep you from zone, then you can just use Valkyrie ultimate to fly over them — no biggie.
Also, Valkyrie and Gibraltar have very good synergy where Gibraltar can put his protection dome down and then you can Valkyrie ult from the middle of the bubble.
Just be careful doing this because you may need the Gibraltar dome upon landing.
Watch any competitive Apex Legends game and you will most likely see a Valkyrie and Gibraltar played on the same team.
Gibraltar is the best character when it comes to resetting after an unfortunate fight. If you are in the middle of the open, being able to bubble and having 12 seconds to think about the next move can be a huge advantage in every rank.
Use any micro-rotational characters such as Ash, Horizon, Wraith, maybe Octane, or utility characters such as Wattson, Seer, Rampart, Caustic, and Newcastle alongside Valkyrie and Gibraltar — depending on your desired playstyle.
7. Time Playing Does Not Equal Time Improving
The seventh and final tip is to understand that time playing does not equal time improving.
Just because you play for 10 hours straight doesn’t mean you will get 10 times better. In fact, you might even get worse.
The key to getting better at anything is quality over quantity.
Battle royales in general suck when it comes to the ratio of time playing to the time improving.
This means in general, you will spend a lot more time in general doing things in the game such as looting, shopping, rotating, walking, jumping, etc. opposed to fighting which is where you will improve the most.
If you’re trying to improve, especially in public matches, don’t drop at the edges of the map and look for 5-10 minutes looking for your desired loadout and then fight when there is less than 7 squads left.
You need to embrace fighting, even at the cost of trying to contest multiple teams.
If you don’t feel liked dropping Fragment East every game, then just drop close by.
Don’t contest 10 teams. Contest 1 team, contest 2 teams, then increase it game by game, week-by-week.
These were my 7 tips to get better at Apex Legends.
I hope you enjoyed the read and I’ll see you in-game!
Heyo! I’m Adam, I go by Rondon and I’m a professional Apex Legends player! I competed in the $500,000 pre-season LAN invitational in Apex, I have a bronze medal from ALGS Autumn #1 and a 7th place in EMEA ALGS Summer #1. Me and my team Game of Drones qualified into the $1,000,000 ALGS Championship event. I also stream at twitch – rondonstreams, feel free to say hi!