Annoying Apex Legends "door campers" can be deadly for unaware teams - Dexerto
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Annoying Apex Legends “door campers” can be deadly for unaware teams

Published: 22/Mar/2020 0:37

by Alan Bernal

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Players use a wide variety of tactics to take down opponents in Apex Legends, but some are starting to come across a bizarre “door camping” trend from people looking for quick kills.

It’s just like the name suggests; players are using doors to perch themselves out of sight until another unsuspecting team rolls by. It’s a simple strategy that is bound to net a couple of kills, since most users don’t make it a habit of checking every door’s frame.

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While not all entrances have a place to conceal an entire character model, those located inside of a facility could spell doom for the lackadaisical player who doesn’t clear their corners.

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“Door campers” are taking some Apex Legends players by surprise.

However, overly-cautious members of the Apex community won’t have much of a problem countering the surprise attack, since it can be pretty easy to spot.

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Taking a cue from Reddit user ‘iwojima22,’ players can mitigate door campers by slowly creeping through a quiet corridor.

In their clip, instead of running through the threshold of the next room, they stopped just before transitioning to the next part of the building.

Beware of door campers! Also, good headphones are a must… don’t miss those 2 PK shots like me from apexuniversity

Whether this was because of the player’s high IQ game sense or sheer luck, the decision let them spot something out of the ordinary in the corner of their screen.

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Since they didn’t just run through, they were able to make out a pair of legs that turned out to belong to an opposing Lifeline, who was standing on top of the door.

“That’s a pretty good way to get the drop on someone, pun intended,” another user noted. “I know people hate camping but if someone isn’t ready for it, that could be an easy squad wipe.”

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Apex Legends players are propping themselves atop of doors for quick kills.

It’s these kinds of plays that make people paranoid on World’s Edge. ‘Iwojima22’ was fortunate to spot out the first opponent, but it looks like they were still taken by surprise from the second person up there.

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They were able to make quick work of the two campers, though it wasn’t the cleanest of mop ups.

This looks like it could be a new favorite strat for some Apex Legends players, so people should start being more careful around open doors.

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Apex Legends dev explains why Loba can’t receive a massive buff

Published: 9/Oct/2020 10:26

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends dev has explained why they can’t buff Loba too far and put her up with some of the game’s best characters despite continued requests for her to receive a boost.

Loba was added to Apex Legends’ roster of characters back at the start of Season 5, with her thieving abilities shaking up how the game is played by some fans. 

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However, as Season 5 turned into Season 6, Loba mains repeatedly requested that the character be buffed in some way in order to prevent her from quickly fading away from games and not being used at all.

While other legends have become stronger, Loba has pretty much stayed the same, and while some fans still want her to be as strong as Wraith or Pathfinder, Respawn aren’t looking to do that. 

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Loba joined the Apex Games in Season 5, but isn’t as strong as some players want.

Respawn developer Daniel Klein explained that while Loba’s looting power could be in line for a buff, there isn’t too much wriggle room for her outside of being guaranteed a gold weapon. 

The dev added that they “can do serious damage to the fun of a game by making changes that individually don’t seem broken,” and pushing everyone up to the top level in terms of power makes it a character-based game like Overwatch rather than a gun vs gun experience. 

“Say we give Loba the ability to teleport quickly and silently and suddenly you’re losing fights not because the other team planned an ambush or executed better, but because they saw you and reacted to you by putting one of their members behind you. And of course, you’ll say cool we can counter that with OTHER abilities, but now we’re talking about a game of ability vs ability rather than gun vs gun,” Klein explained, reinforcing that Apex should be a gun vs gun game.

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In terms of Loba being given a buff, sure, there will be ways that Respawn can do so, but she might never be the top class legend that some were expecting when she first arrived on the scene. 

Yet, everyone plays a role and if that means she’s outside the meta but still fun enough for her fans to use her, well, that’s not the worst spot at the end of the day.