Another new season has come to Apex Legends, and will this new season we have a whole host of new changes to the game! If you have been playing the game and are finding it hard to adjust to the new season, then you’re not alone. A lot has changed since the game was first released, so don’t beat yourself up if you’re a little behind.
Luckily for you, we’ve prepared a short and simple list of 10 Tips & Tricks For Getting Kills in Apex Legends Season 17! Whether these tips are about the new legend, the changes to pre-existing content, or just gentle reminders of past tips, you’re sure to find something you’ll be glad to know.
Top 10 Season 17 Tips, Ranked Most to Least Important
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Practice at the New & Improved Firing Range
This season, we have received a new and improved firing range! This firing range includes improved training dummies that will shoot back at us, allowing you to practice your reflexes. There is also a 1v1 pit available now, perfect for practicing with your friends. This firing range is a great way to get warmed up before a public match or to practice your killing skills if you’ve been getting rusty. Be sure to give it a shot so you can check out all the new features available now.
Know When to Use Ballistic’s Ultimate
Ballistic’s ultimate allows him to buff the movement speed of his teammates (when weapons are equipped), increase reload speed, and give them unlimited ammo. This makes him a really great legend to use as a support character (even if he is classed as an assault legend). Some good times to use it include when the ring is coming in, and when you are about to push an enemy squad.
Try out All the Weapons
There are many, many weapons in Apex Legends. There was a decent amount when the game first launched back in 2019, with more and more coming out each and every year. If you have not already, you should hit the firing range and find out which weapons you like the most. This will allow you to get a better idea of what the sandbox has to offer, and it will help you find a favorite weapon. The sooner you find a favorite weapon, the more you can practice with it, and the more kills you will get!
Take the High Ground
A classic and still very much useful tip in 2023 is to take the high ground whenever possible. Having the high ground gives you quite an advantage over the enemy teams. You have a better vantage point for shooting them, you can more easily fall back/get to cover if you are being shot at, among other benefits.
Use Ballistic with Revenant
One of my favorite things about Apex Legends is that players can coordinate with one another to combine their respective legends’ abilities in unique ways. A really great pairing is between the new legend Ballistic and Revenant. Revenant can deploy a totem that can be interacted with by him and his teammates. It will put you into a “shadow” state. You will have 100 health in this state, and when you die you will re-spawn back at the totem.
You and your team can use this totem to get into the shadow state and then Ballistic can deploy his ultimate, giving you increased movement speed and infinite ammo, among other benefits. This is a deadly combination that will definitely improve your win rate when getting into fights.
Look for Teammates on Public Forms
One of the best ways to find like-minded teammates (aside from the in-game clan system) is by reaching out to others through forms. You can go on Steam or Reddit to find communities of players looking to partner up in Apex Legends. This is a good way to find someone who has a microphone or mains a particular character you are looking to play with. It is generally better to partner up with experienced players than to play with randoms.
Study the New Map Changes
As with most seasons, we got some new map changes to shake up how things are played. This season, the map that changed is World’s Edge. There are some quality-of-life improvements as well as two brand-new points of interest. It’s a good idea to read about the changes in the blog post so you get a good idea of where the new best place to land is and how you should move through the map.
Be Aggressive After Using Ballstic’s Tactical
Arguably one of Ballistic’s best abilities is his tactical. What this does is allow you to temporarily disable an enemy player’s firearm. This means that if you manage to shoot an enemy with it, you can get the one up on them and they won’t be able to shoot back at you! I highly recommend that when you disable an enemy’s gun, you rush them to take full advantage of their predicament. The effect doesn’t last forever, and some of the more intelligent players know how to end it quickly.
Play Team Death Match to Warm-Up
Added back in Season 16, Apex Legends now has several rotating game modes for you to pick from aside from Battle Royale. This includes a new Team Death Match game mode. It’s a way for you to quickly get into some action with other players without too much hassle. It’s also a great way to warm up before jumping into the battle royale game mode! Be sure to try it out if you have not already.
Use a Lesser Played Legend
Last on this guide covering 10 Tips & Tricks For Getting Kills in Apex Legends Season 17, we recommend that you main a lesser-played legend. There are so, so many characters now in the game, but only a select few get played very often. Because of this, many players are used to fighting the more well-known legends (such as Wraith and Pathfinder) and know how to counter them.
Lesser-played legends, however, give you a slight edge over most players as others are not so used to fighting them. If there were a few legends, in particular, I’d recommend, it would be Wattson, Caustic, and Vantage. All of them have excellent abilities (especially the first two), and newer players will have trouble countering them.
Join the High Ground
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