Important Notice: Some of the guides found on the list below and using the following links, may be undergoing some changes over time, specifically to accommodate the use of VODON videos, while giving us a chance to make some of the information clearer and easier to understand. We appreciate your patience.
Where do I begin?
So, you’ve decided to improve at Apex Legends, or any FPS for that matter, and you’re wondering where to start. Whether you’re completely new or an experienced player deciding to take things more seriously, our first response will always be the same… “Start with the guides”.
Our intention is to make the starting process less daunting, and as a result we’ve selected four of our guides in an order we recommend players to work from chronologically. We highly recommend you work through these guides at your own pace.
Enjoy the journey
As you progress through the written work we truly hope your experiences speak for themselves. Be patient and don’t give up, your adversaries are nothing less than strong.
If you’re in need of further assistance feel free to join our Discord where additional help can be found, along with others who are also learning. Without further ado, below are the 4 guides, ready and waiting!
Avoid Unnecessary Damage
The first fundamental skill we build upon is the ability to Avoid Unnecessary Damage (AUD).
This is done by giving the knowledge on how and why one should seek to AUD. This gives the ability to stay alive for longer and is a trait you’ll see present in every competent player, regardless of playstyle.
The 4 Major Phases
We understand that all players seeking to improve will seek out stronger players to watch in hopes to understand what makes one strong. This is why we highly recommend digesting the information in our guide on The Four Major Phases. Having the complexities of any scenario broken down into 4 simple phases allows all levels of players to have a strong foundation for making quick calculations in game, or in review.
Damage Over Healing
This fundamental may be one of the most difficult ones to grasp as a beginner. However, we believe knowledge of this concept is very crucial to a player’s self-growth, especially in their earlier stages of becoming a student of the game. Obtaining this knowledge through experience alone is far more difficult than obtaining it through studying. This may be due to the immediate success one might find through succumbing to our natural urge to self-preserve in our most vulnerable moments.
Often when we seek to improve, we seek to improve ourselves in a very individual, focused manner. As a result, it becomes easy to overlook the importance of teaching ourselves how to work within a team and as an individual. The skill of simply looking at our team members periodically often gets overshadowed by other traits, such as speed or accuracy. Playing within a team is the key to success at all levels and should be trained as early as possible.
New Player Paralysis
Our New Player Paralysis article was inspired by the almost crippling experiences a new or inexperienced player may face. When first starting out with no prior first-person shooter fundamentals, to begin with, it is not uncommon to play a whole season without fully grasping what it takes to be a competent contender. If you feel you’re experiencing something akin to the above, we highly recommend giving this article a read.
The reason for urging players to obtain the knowledge in the guides is to hopefully increase one’s understanding of the differences between good and bad habits. This directly encourages one to cultivate strong fundamentals from the very start.
In the end you’ll probably ask yourself, “Did I truly understand this?”. However, the goal is not to master the contents outright, it is to obtain an enhanced perception of what it takes to be a stronger player fundamentally in regard to combat scenarios. How to handle oneself on the battlefield from a fundamental perspective and to understand how the teachings in our resources will eventually combine.