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All skins & weapon camos revealed for Apex Legends Grand Soirée Arcade

Published: 15/Jan/2020 0:37 Updated: 15/Jan/2020 1:01

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends launched a brand new in-game event called the Grand Soirée Arcade on January 14 that brought a number of new skins and cosmetics for players to collect during the festivities, and we have images of them down below.

We’ve already featured a number of new Apex skins for the Grand Soirée event and now we have the full collection for you to take a look at.

Ever since the Grand Soirée patch dropped, Apex Legends fans have been hard at work going through the game’s files to retrieve images of all the new content they can.

Their efforts seem to have paid off, with images of all the available weapon camos and legend skins posted on Twitter by two of the most prominent dataminers in the community – iLootGames and That1MiningGuy.

Most of the images they’ve posted are of cosmetic items that are already in the game, but there appear to be some that haven’t been officially revealed yet as well.

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Even more weapon and legend skins have been uncovered.

iLootGames, who also leaked the first look at the upcoming new Caustic Twitch Prime skin, put together a master image of all the new skins for the event, along with several close-ups individual weapon camos.

If you zoom in on the master image provided by iLootGames, it’s possible to see all of the new weapon and legend skins that are and will be available during this in-game event.

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iLoot Games
All of the new cosmetics for weapons and legends during the Grand Soirée event.

There were also some close-up images of several weapon camos shared, including for the Hemlock, Prowler and Devotion.

The Hemlock and the Devotion both have a bright gold/brass finish and an overall art deco/steampunk theme going on with them.

For the new Prowler camo the opposite is true, with the weapon sporting silver metal with dark cloth draped over it and neon green lights inside.

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The Hemlock Devotion and Prowler skins are shown here.

The R-99 also gets a neat skin that’s red and gold on the body, but changes to charcoal black as it reaches the barrel of the weapon.

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The crazy-looking R99 skin for the event.

Finally, G7 Scout has a very regal-looking camo for the Grand Soirée event, in dark blue, silver and gold.

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A dignified skin for a dignified weapon.

The Apex Legends Grand Soirée Arcade started on Tuesday, January 14 following the end of the Holo-Day Bash holiday event. It will go on for two weeks before wrapping up on January 28, just a few days before Season 4 is expected to launch on February 4.

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Apex Legends pro Snip3down’s best tips for controller looting & moving

Published: 29/Nov/2020 20:33 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 23:50

by Julian Young

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The Apex Legends community constantly disagrees on which input device is king: mouse-and-keyboard or controller. While both have their benefits and downfalls, pro Apex player ‘TSM Snip3down’ has shared three ways that controller players can compete with mouse-and-keyboard users by moving while they loot.

The controller versus M&KB debate has raged on in the Apex Legends community since the game’s release. With many controller players seeing great success on Twitch and in the competitive scene, the arguments over the fairness of using controllers on PC have not slowed down.

Both options offer players distinct advantages and also suffer from unique limitations. One issue for controller players is they are largely unable to move while looting, which is something mouse-and-keyboard users can do with ease.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Snip3down — a Halo veteran and one of the top controller players in the pro Apex scene — offered some advice for controller users to help avoid this limitation. Here are three ways that controller players can maintain their movement when looting death boxes.

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Snip3down joined TSM’s competitive Apex team in October 2020 and has been competing for them in the ALGS.

Foot pedal method

The first method mentioned by Snip3down in his video is the use of foot pedals. This piece of hardware is an additional tool players can use to assign various actions to another device outside of their controller or keyboard.

In Snipe3down’s case, his pedals are configured to allow extra movement options while looting. He has mapped the left pedal to the ‘A’ key, and the right pedal to the ‘D’ key on his keyboard, allowing him to move back-and-forth with his pedals while looting with his controller.

While this is Snip3down’s preferred method, he recognizes that not all players want to invest in extra hardware like foot pedals. To address this, he also provides two alternative methods that controller players can use to move and loot.

‘Open-while-moving’ method

The second option Snip3down lists for looting and moving involves some precise timing on the part of the player. For this technique, one needs to hold whatever button they use to open death boxes, and when the action is almost complete, start sprinting forward.

When executed properly, this method keeps the death box open and allows the player to pick up items until they move out of range from the box. Snip3down demonstrates this by snagging a few items while he sprints forward before the death box closes.

While this combination of movement and button-pressing requires specific timing and practice, players do not need to buy and use additional hardware to accomplish their goal. Although it takes more effort to perfect, this method is more easily accessible for most players.

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Controller players can switch out some of the default button mapping to access additional movement options.

‘Crouch-when-looting’ method

The final technique Snip3down identifies in his video involves players remapping buttons on their controller.  While Snip3down clarifies that he does not use this method himself, he knows of other players that utilize it effectively.

If players are comfortable with changing their controller settings, they can swap the button used to melee with the button they use to crouch. Changing the button mapping in this way will allow players to crouch while looting death boxes.

Controller players on PC who feel they are at a disadvantage when it comes to looting can use any of these methods to level the playing field. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for more Apex Legends tips, tricks, and news.