We’ll have more specific tips about the best landing spots and loot routes in Apex Legends’ map once we play more, but in the meantime, here’s what it looks like from up top, and from an angle. That 2D overview doesn’t really communicate the immediate changes in elevation on certain parts of the map. Verticality is going to be a big deal in Apex Legends.
Apex Legends Map
Below we’ve linked an image of the map you’ll be doing battle on.
- Hydro Dam
- Skull Town
- Slum Lakes
- The Pit
- Water Treatment
At the start of each match you’ll notice a blue circle highlighted on the map.
Head there and you’ll find be increased loot drops within the vicinity. It’s not quite as loot-stuffed as the Supply Ship (see below), and you’ll have to do a lot more rummaging around, but it’s still a good spot to investigate.
You’re going to face at least some kind of competition if this is your preferred route to gearing up though.
The ship moves across the map at the start of the game and you can actually land on it while it’s still in transit. Obviously you’re going to need to perfect your landing skills before hitting this one reliably.
You should also expect a lot of competition if you’re going to go down this route, but it is stuffed to the rafters with all the loot you’re going to need to get started. Be ready to rock when you land though.
If you want to take things a little easier, you can actually wait for the Supply Ship to hit the ground (its position is marked on the map), before making your way over to it.
There’ll be new loot to grab once it hits the dirt, but don’t expect the competition to have completely dissipated when you arrive there. Again, be ready for anything and make sure you arm up with something – anything – the moment you arrive.
There’s also the option to take advantage of Supply Drops. These work the same way they do in other games like Fortnite and PUBG, dropping from the sky periodically during matches.
People will still fight over these, but it will likely be less intense than the Supply Ship and the Hot Drop Zone options we’ve outlined above. They’re a good option if you’re really struggling to get decently equipped though.