Following its surprise release and success of Titanfall battle royale spin-off Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment has been attentively adjusting the game with various bugfixes and adjustments to gameplay. Yet, the first season of post-launch content additions is here and brings a new character and the inclusion of a purchasable Battle Pass that serves as an added progression system. Through regular gameplay, the developers have stated that it should take around 100 hours to reach max level. However, for most players, the playtime will exceed that estimation.
So, to make the get the most out of your new part-time job Apex Legends, here are some tips to help you level up as much as possible quickly.
Maximizing XP: Run the Clock and Don’t run your Luck
The first thing to understand is that unlike other battle royale games, the experience that comes at the end of each game at Apex Legends are weighted differently in various facets. For example, games like Fortnite provide a staggeringly grander amount of XP for getting kills rather than simply surviving for a specific amount of time. This is to promote and reward more daring and risk-taking active playstyles that keep the gameplay interesting.
In Apex Legends, you’ll be rewarded with more XP in the long-run for running the clock rather than inciting gunfights. So rather than doing a couple of missions that air-drops into a hot-zone that net you a handful of kills and only a couple of minutes of survival time, playstyles should be adjusted to ignore the impulses that come with seeing a firefight in the distance if players want to get as much experience as possible. While you should take these risks to become more fluent with the gameplay, you’ll not only be maximizing your wins with this strategy but also leveling up faster than you were having to wait for the five minutes between matches.
Legends: You’re Rewarded for Being Well-Rounded
There are six characters available to players in Apex Legends, with more being unlockable with in-game currency (or real money). The Battle Pass rewards you with “Legend Experience” that is weighted for the time you end up surviving in a match. However, what many players don’t know is that this experience can be increased by cycling through the various characters.
This is a facet of the Battle Pass which hasn’t been made particularly clear, but it will help not only with your awareness of the other character’s abilities and the common strategies that they encourage but also make the game more fun by adding new dynamics in each match. So be aware that the Battle Pass encourages that between each match, you change characters regularly.
Friends: Don’t do the Grind Alone
Apex Legends rewards players for making the game a “social space,” something that would contribute towards your enjoyment overall. When you’re solo queuing it’s not only more effective to lead into victories by having a mic, but it also opens the door to meeting new people and having an enjoyable experience that exceeds past what the game offers. If you’re somebody that doesn’t want to do that, then that’s fine too since the game has a comprehensive ping system.
As well, you’ll be able to get more XP boosts and rewards for playing with friends, so coordinating a full party with those on your friends’ list is going to help in your journey to level 110. If you’re having problems finding friends to play with, you can find communities such as those on the Apex Legends subreddit which will gladly help out.
The Battle Pass grind is devastatingly, so don’t feel bad if you don’t end up hitting the level cap before the season ends. Be sure to have fun and take care of yourself.
Hey guys! I’m Dan Thompson and I’ve been writing in the games industry for quite a few years. While I don’t discriminate other consoles, PlayStation will always have a special place in my heart for providing experiences such as Shadow of the Colossus, Uncharted, and the Yakuza series.