Alter fighting Wraith in Apex Legends Season 21
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How to play Alter in Apex Legends

Get ready to leave a Void in the arena.

Alter is the latest addition to Apex Legend's Season 21, Upheaval. She brings a range of Void abilities to the arena, including some that may resemble Wraith and Ash. This guide covers her abilities and takes a look at how her skillset is used in the context of other Legends.

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Apex Legends Season 21 character Alter abilities displayed
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Alter's presence in-game will feel quite similar to Wraith and Ash, as she too has a passive that lets her understand her surroundings better. Similarly, her tactical and ultimate abilities let her create a direct impact on the map, and using these three abilities in synergy is what keeps her playstyle unique.

Tactical - Void Passage

Alter tactical ability being used in Apex Legends Season 21
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Players who are familiar with Wraith know that creating portals isn't new to the game. In the case of Alter, her tactical ability lets her create a portal through different surfaces in the game. This lets you and your teammates travel through walls, without taking damage when doing so.

The best way to use this in-game is to flank the enemy squad. When approaching another squad, quickly create a portal that lets you and your team move through different surfaces, confusing your opponents. You can also use this as a quick getaway in case things get serious and you cannot fight anymore.

You might think the portal can be used for high ground, but if Alter tries to do something like that, enemies will notice and shoot her before she can do anything (there's a small delay before you can shoot when exiting that portal).

Passive - Gift From The Rift

Just like Ash, Alter has the gift of using deathboxes to her advantage. As Alter, you can grab an item from an enemy deathbox even if it's more than 10-20 meters away. All you need to do is focus your aim on a deathbox and let the prompt for interaction show up. Doing so lets you loot items that you may need in your inventory, whether it's a weapon attachment, a healing item, or a survival item.

When in battle, use this to your advantage by understanding what you and/or your team need. For instance, you may require heavy ammo but be under heavy fire from the enemy squad. Quickly look around to see if there's a deathbox that can give you heavy ammo from a distance.

Ultimate - Void Nexus

Apex Legends Alter ultimate ability in Season 21
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This is easily one of the most unique ultimate abilities in Apex Legends right now, as it creates a safe space for everyone in your squad to teleport to. Once you deploy your Void Nexus, you and your teammates can look at it from over a distance (about 200 meters) and phase towards it upon interaction.

This is likely the strongest part of Alter's toolkit in the game. In the midst of battle, find a spot around you that feels safe. If you're with someone like Rampart or Wattson, ask your teammates to create a good defense right around the portal by placing turrets or electric fences. Legends like Gibraltar and Newcastle can help too by fortifying the area with their own tactical/ultimate abilities.

Best upgrades for Alter in Apex Legends

Alter's upgrades displayed in Apex Legends Season 21?
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Now that you know what each and every ability of Alter's does in the arena, it's time to focus on which upgrades to choose to make the best of her abilities. These are the upgrades to choose from:

At level 2, you can choose between reducing the ultimate cooldown by 30 seconds or extending the highlights that let you see health bars after exiting Alter's Tactical. For this one, choose the ultimate cooldown reduction as it lets you be quicker with placing the Nexus regroup point for you and your squadmates.

At level 3, you can choose between having the Void Nexus never run out, or reducing tactical cooldown time by 10 seconds. Go for the unlimited Void Nexus, as this helps you and your teammates rely completely on your ultimate as a backup option during fights.

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