With the launch of Season 12: Defiance, Apex Legends has introduced a brand new game mode never seen before in the outlands! Control is a limited-time mode available to play right now, and boy does it not disappoint.
If you’ve never played this mode before, you might be confused about what’s going on. If you have played it, you could probably use some tips and tricks for how to win more games. In this article, we’re going to dive into the control mode in Apex Legends. We’ll be explaining exactly what it is and how you can win more games!
Without any further delay, let’s hop right into it.
What is Control Mode?
Control is an objective-based game mode. It sees two teams of nine players go head-to-head to fight over three different locations on the map. Upon capturing these locations, the team in control will slowly gain points every second, with more points for every area on the map they control. It’s very similar to Domination from Call of Duty, so you may already be familiar with this mode.
You have one of several load-outs to choose from when spawning in, as well as unlimited syringes and med-kits. Your shields automatically recharge after several seconds if you have not taken any additional damage.
Despite being a 9v9 game, you’re unable to communicate with most of your team. Each team is divided into three separate squads that are allied with one another. This means you can only text and voice chat with your two other squadmates, which makes coordination very difficult. You can ping a control point to rally your team around that one spot, but that’s practically all you can do.
The game ends after one team’s point counter reaches 100% or 1250 points. Matches can vary in length, but from my experience, it’s usually around ten minutes long.
How Can I Improve?
As previously mentioned, you cannot coordinate with most of your team. You can, however, stick close to your two squadmates. This is a surprisingly uncommon strategy — most people will just run off by themselves and get gunned down while they’re on their own. Stay close to your two teammates and communicate often, and you’ll win more fights and capture objectives easily.
Be sure to play the right Legend, too. Control centers around controlling and defending objectives, so it might not be a bad idea to set up some defenses as Rampart or Wattson. Avoid Lifeline at all costs! Since you instantly die and can’t be revived upon getting knocked down, his auto-revive is completely useless.
Speaking of Legends, the way their ultimate abilities charge up works differently this time around, too. Whenever you play the objective and/or help your team, you earn points that will give you various awards. The only way to charge your ultimate is by earning these points. Additionally, earning more points will allow you to level up your guns, giving you access to better magazines and barrel mods!
If you don’t want to bother leveling your weapons, you can always grab them from a care package. Care packages spawn randomly throughout the map after a few minutes in-game. Don’t forget to visit them for gold weapons, as well as gold and purple armor!
Lastly, be sure to use the Tridents that spawn next to your base. These are fast-moving vehicles that can quickly transport you and two other squadmates across the map. If you manage to get two teammates inside one, you can quickly rush to an uncaptured objective at the start of the game and set up some defenses before the other team arrives.
Is Control a Permanent Addition to the Game?
As it currently stands, Control is unfortunately a limited-time mode set to be pulled from the game on the first of March. This is a shame, really — the mode is very fun to play, despite all of its flaws.
We can only hope that Respawn will see how popular this game mode is and make it permanent, similar to Arenas. They’d need to add more maps and some quality-of-life changes, but it could be done!
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