APEX Legends Season 14 is upon us, and online multiplayer has become a whole different beast.
However, there are a few key ways the latest Legend Vantage can be used to help you stay at the top of your game.
Taking on a long-range fighter like Vantage will be crucial across a range of maps, and this guide will help you get the most out of the sniper.
Here’s everything you need to know about Apex Legends’ Vantage and how to make it work for you.
What abilities does Vantage have?
This passive ability allows Vantage to know exactly where her bullet will land when firing from afar.
You still have to guide your targets, but it’s a handy skill for landing headshots.
The benefits don’t end here. You can also see what gear your opponents are using and how many are left standing.
- Tactical: Echo Relocation.
One of Vantage’s unique features is her familiar, a bat-like pet named Echo.
Her tactical ability, Echo Relocation, allows her to move Echo to a new location and then jump to them as long as they are in Vantage’s line of sight.
Top players can jump out of this long jump midway to reposition themselves, and you can double jump at the end.
Vantage comes with a custom Sentinel sniper rifle that she can pull out with her Ultimate ability, even if it’s not fully charged.
Your first body shot deals 50 damage and all subsequent hits on the same target deal 100.
Once you land a shot, your opponent will be “tagged” so your teammates can take advantage of the extra damage.
What are the top tips for using Vantage in Apex Legends?
Since you know exactly what Vantage can do, here are the best ways to put it to good use.
The spotter lens allows Vantage to zoom in without a weapon equipped.
Just hold down the aim button to get a good overview of the battlefield.
The benefit of this is that Wraith players cannot tell their teammates that someone is aiming at them.
You can use this before aiming your rifle, giving your opponents less time to react.
It will also help you find the best spot to shoot.
- Be careful with this laser sight
The biggest downside to using Sniper’s Mark is that when aiming, there’s a giant laser sight that reveals your position.
You can use Spotter’s Lens to help with this, but the best players will want to use Echo to move right after shooting.
Try to extend your Sentinel Rifle as little as possible. Take a few shots and move on.
While it’s tempting to just use Sniper’s Mark on all of your headshots, it’s not the best way to play.
Carrying a second sniper rifle that doesn’t reveal your position is a huge boon for Vantage players.
Make the most of it by equipping your rifle with a 4×8 scope for good damage.
You can’t take out an entire team by sniping alone, as these weapons are too slow to take out everyone before someone rushes in to revive them.
Start with the sniper to farm Evo shield damage and upgrade your own shields.
Once you’ve boosted your shields using this method, you can pass them on to your melee teammates so they can jump into the action unscathed.
While Ultimate Accelerants are key for Wattson nets, they’re also pretty handy for Vantage.
Your ultimate will slowly build up ammo, and your first shot will do half the damage.
If you have an Ultimate Accelerant handy, you can collect the subsequent shots and quickly ricochet if you miss.
- Place Echo on purpose
Echo Relocation is a great tactical ability for outflanking or flanking enemies, but it needs to be used properly.
Sending out Echo early on will alert the opponent to where you are trying to go which top players can benefit from it.
Echo relocation only works if you can maintain your line of sight. So try sending them out before you take the plunge.
- Always call Echo back to you
If you misplace Echo while sending, you can call it back to reposition it.
However, waiting for your bat to return may take some time. So, whenever possible, make sure they are by your side.
Holding down the tactical button will throw Echo where you aim and you can start jumping before they even hit their target.
This makes it harder for the enemy to track your positioning and allows you to gain the upper hand.
What is the best team for Vantage?
No woman is an island and Vantage needs a good team to support her.
You need a strong mix of Legends to get the most out of Vantage, and here are our top picks.
Rampart’s shields work well with Vantage, and she can take advantage of Vantage’s Ultimate damage and keep enemies at bay with her minigun.
If you try this combo, just watch out for flanking enemies.
While Vantage can take the high road, most Legends stay grounded.
Luckily, Octane’s jump pads can help other Legends reach Vantage’s sniper pole and help out.
Another fighter who can take advantage of Vantage’s position.
Not only can Pathfinder cling to where she is, but she can also zipline your teammates up there.
The best thing about pairing Vantage is Horizon isn’t that they can reposition your teammates.
Her Ultimate Black Hole pulls the enemy in, leaving time for some devastating sniper shots.
Valkyrie has received some devastating nerfs, but she’s still one of the best Legends.
She can keep up with Vantage with her jets, take to the skies and stun allies with her missile swarm.
If you’re interested in learning more about Apex Legends Season 14, you can check out our hub page linked above for the biggest changes.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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