How to Improve Your KD in Apex Legends

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Wondering how to improve your average kill-death ratio (KD) in Apex Legends? We've got you covered.

Of course, it's important to understand that since Apex Legends is a battle royale, there is a large amount of randomly generated factors at play that are beyond your control. Still, however, Apex is widely regarded as one of the BRs with the highest skill ceilings nowadays, which is demonstrated by players who routinely hit Predator. Here's a breakdown of how to improve your KD in Apex Legends.

How to Improve Your KD in Apex Legends

One of the many faults that often lead to deaths in Apex Legends is simply being overconfident. You need to understand when and when not to push or commit to a fight. On the shorter side of things, this may be re-peaking the same angle or not taking the time to back off and heal. In a wider sense, this may be taking fights without having info on where the whole enemy team is, or simply refusing to leave a fight early if need be.

The next tip is Apex at its best when you play with your team, especially with those you queue up with. I'm sure we all know the feeling of solo queuing and then having a teammate leave early after they die. Fact of the matter is, playing with a team is going to be much better for your KD almost all of the time thanks to the ability to have second chances on deaths, not to mention the added coordination and communication.

Easily the biggest mechanical skill that can help boost your KD is your movement. Apex is a fast-paced game known for its technical movement. However, although I'm sure many would love to become masters at bunny-hopping, punch-boosting, wall-bouncing and more, the only core movement technique you need to win fights is strafing. Strafing is simply the movement of left to right and vice versa. By strafing while firing, particularly up close, you are so much harder to hit as compared to when you're standing still.

Lastly, it's simply imperative to be aware of your surroundings. This includes knowing where to land, where you are, where to rotate, when the ring is coming, where the best high ground is, when to take buildings, where other teams are and even simply keeping an eye on the minimap. Of course, with the ever-expanding pool of maps, your game sense will mainly sharpen over time the more you play.