Check out this Apex Legends guide for information on which items or loot to pick up in the game. Know what weapons to prioritize, shield & backpack rarity, & more!
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Prioritize Weapons To Pick Up
Pick Up Weapons Right After Landing
Your top priority after landing in Kings Canyon is to look for weapons to arm yourself with. Choose powerful weapons or those with high magazine count such as shotguns, assault rifles, or SMGs.Check Out Best Weapon Tier List Here!
Recommended Weapons To Pick Up
- Assault Rifle
- Wingman (Hand Gun)
Weapons Not Recommended To Be Picked Up
- RE-45 (Hand Gun)
- P2020 (Hand Gun)
- Mozambique (Shotgun)
- Sniper Rifle
What To Do When You Can't Find Weapons
Escape With Abilities When You Encounter An Enemy
Legends such as Bangalore and Wraith have abilities that can help you escape when being attacked by an enemy when you don't have any weapons. Don't forget to use the ping system to let your teammates know the location of your enemy.
Use Fist To Damage Enemy In Early Game
If you're caught in a tight spot with an enemy or have no abilities to get away, use your fist to damage your opponent. One punch can do 30 damage and can down an unarmored enemy with just 4 hits. If you can't help but fight, don't forget to use your bare melee attacks.
Move Towards Teammates When Being Shot At
If an enemy is shooting at you from a distance, it's best to head towards your teammates. Getting into fights alone isn't recommended and it's better to face opponents with a full team of 3. Just ping the enemy location when you're making your escape.
Get Body Shield For Longer Survival
Body Shield Rarity Can Determine Victory Or Defeat
The rarity of your armor can determine whether you'll survive long in the match or be instantly defeated. Prioritize looking for high tier armors to get higher defense stats.
Body Shield Rarity Stats
|- Absorbs 50 Damage|
- Absorbs 75 Damage
- Absorbs 100 Damage
- Absorbs 100 Damage
- Finishing Moves Fully Restores Shield
Share Body Shield With Teammates
You can check your teammates' body shield rarity when you open your inventory. When you find higher tier body shields, you can share them with your teammates, making your team's survivability higher in a match.Check Out How To Use Ping System!
Don't Forget Helmets Are Also Important
Helmets reduce the damage you can get from head shots. When you see high rarity helmets, don't forget to pick them up as they can also help you survive longer in the game.
Look For High Rarity Backpacks
More Backpack Slots = More Weapons & Recovery Items
Backpacks are important in this game as they dictate how much items you can carry. It also expands what you can do in the match (initiating a fight or recovering health) due to the number of item slots you have.
Backpack Rarity Stats
|- +2 Extra Inventory Slots|
- +4 Extra Inventory Slots
- +6 Extra Inventory Slots
- +6 Extra Inventory Slots
- Healing & Shielding Consumables take half the time to use
Share Rare Backpacks With Squad Members
If you find an extra backpack on the field, don't forget to ping your squad members and share the resource with them.
How To Manage Your Ammo
Share Your Ammo With Squad Members
In Apex Legends, there may be times that ammo can be insufficient in a match. Be sure to ping your teammates when you find extra or ammo you don't need so you can share the resource. It'll be a waste if you're winning in a shootout but lose due to lack of bullets.
Divide Ammo Types According To Team Weapons
Try to divide and share with your teammates the types of ammos available in the game. This can be done by learning which weapons your squad members are using and choosing weapons that don't use that kind of ammo - this way you'll all have ammo to go around and won't be fighting for resources.
Ammo Types Per Weapon
|Ammo Type||Compatible Weapons|
|Light Ammo|| - R-301 |
- Alternator SMG
- G7 Scout
|Heavy Ammo|| - Wingman |
- Long Bow DMR
- VK-47 Flatline
|Shotgun Ammo|| - Mozambique |
- EVA-8 Auto
|Energy Ammo|| - Triple Take |
Which Recovery Items To Keep
Keep 1 Stack Of Recovery Items In Early Game
It's important to keep 1 stack of recovery items in the early game as you need to prioritize collecting ammo. Depending on your playstyle and length of the match, you can attach
Prioritize Picking Up Shielded Recovery Items
It takes a shorter time to use shielded recovery items than physical recovery items. If you have blue (rare) armor, it's better to focus on picking up shielded recovery items.
Recovery Items Usage Time
|Item Name|| Use Time |
|Phoenix Kit|| Use Time: 10 Seconds |
Heals 100 HP & 100 Shield
|Shield Battery|| Use Time: 5 Seconds |
Restores 100 Shield
|Shield Cell|| Use Time: 3 Seconds |
Restores 25 Shield
|Med Kit|| Use Time: 8 Seconds |
Heals 100 HP
|Syringe|| Use Time: 5 Seconds |
Heals 25 HP
Lifeline Does Not Need Syringes
Lifeline has the ability to recover her health so syringes are not necessary for her to carry around. Also, if you have a Lifeline in your team, it's not necessary for your team to carry syringes as she can heal them with her abilities. Make sure to use Lifeline's drones to recover your teammates health.