How to be useful to your team as a new player in Apex Legends
Make the most of the ping system
Apex Legends’ ping system is one of the biggest tools at your disposal. You can use it to indicate to your team where you think the team should go, mark items for teammates and highlight enemies as soon as you see them.
Spread out and look for clues
While playing defensively is a natural instinct for new Apex Legends players, there are several reasons why that’s not always the best approach.
Staying too close together usually means you’re moving across the map slower, which means you won’t cover as much ground. You might miss a hostile squad sneaking up on your crew and you might not find as much loot - which can put you at a disadvantage.
Embrace the warrior within
If you opt for a more stealthy playstyle and try to sneak your way through to the end of the game, you’re going to have some success. However, actually winning a game of Apex Legends is inevitably going to involve some gunplay. Playing things safe will only get you so far.
You have to become comfortable with the feel, pacing and strategy of Apex Legends’ gunfights if you want to stand a chance at winning them. The more experience you get, the better you’ll become with each weapon, the more kills you’ll get and the more fights you’ll be able to win.
There’s not really any right or wrong way to use each ability in Apex Legends. Part of the fun of the game comes in finding fun ways to combine both your abilities and those of your teammates.
You can use Wraith’s Dimensional Rift to give your team an escape route, set up elaborate traps or flank foes. You can use Bangalore’s Smoke Launcher to blind your foes and then use Bloodhound’s skillset to see through the smog. There are dozens of different applications for each ability in the game and inventive players can often take the day.
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