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Apex Legends pro Ace bamboozles team using sly Wraith trick

Published: 11/Nov/2019 20:04 Updated: 11/Nov/2019 20:43

by Alan Bernal

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NRG pro Brandon ‘Apex Legends playstyle, but the streamer also showed off a bit of craft by bamboozling a duo with Wraith.

The Duo playlist is one of Respawn Entertainment’s most popular limited-time modes to hit servers. Every movement and decision could carry strong repercussions without the support of a third teammate in this new mode. 

With that in mind, players like Ace have been feasting in the new mode by using their creative approach to the Apex Games, throwing off other players and leading to quick kills.

Ace breaking ankles in Apex Legends

During his November 10 stream, Ace was navigating the chaos of the early game as Wraith on the Train Yard. After taking out a duo, they were immediately engaged on by another pair of players looking to capitalize on the previous fight.

The attacking squad managed to take out Ace’s teammate, leaving the pro in a dodgy 1v2 situation. This forced him to get a bit tricky with the fight.

Seeing as he was on the back foot, the player decided it was time to take his leave by activating the character’s Into the Void Tactical ability to get out of the pinch.

But instead of committing to the escape, the pro player instead hopped off the building’s ledge only do a 180-degree turn to climb up the exterior wall.

Shrouded by the Void’s temporary disguise, his stalling tactic gave him just enough time to make the other players think that he committed to falling off the building – when he was actually splitting the duo for a simpler fight.

“I just snapped that fool’s ankles bro,” Ace said after half of the duo jumped off the building, leaving the other enemy alone.

Respawn EntertainmentWraith has quite a few tricks to bag some easy kills in Apex Legends.

Without skipping a beat, Ace managed to quickly down one player as the second enemy realized the deception too late.

Then it was a simple matter of a 1v1, which Ace easily won using a combination of the Longbow to break the enemy’s shield and a barrage of bullets with the R-99 to take out the duo.

Ace and his NRG squad are coming off of a decisive win at TwitchCon San Diego’s Apex tournament, taking home $60,000 for the org.

With EA launching an Apex competitive gaming program sometime in the future, its good to see Ace in form for 2020’s inevitable campaign.

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Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020: Start date, skins, Winter Express LTM

Published: 1/Dec/2020 10:47 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 10:48

by Calum Patterson

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It’s almost that time of year again, and Apex Legends’ second holiday season is about to get into full swing. Holo-Day Bash is set to return for 2020, with all new skins, and a rerun of the Winter Express LTM.

To keep up with the yearly festivities, the first event of Apex Legends Season 7 will be holiday-themed – this we know thanks to some badges that have already confirmed the 2020 Holo-day bash ahead of an official announcement from Respawn.

The exact same thing happened with this year’s Fight or Fright event, for Halloween, which was also revealed early due to in-game badges that couldn’t be unlocked yet.

So, if you’re wondering when Holo-day Bash 2020 starts and ends, what kind of cosmetics will be available, and what mode to expect, here’s everything we know so far.

When is Holo-Day Bash 2020 in Apex Legends?

The Holo-Day bash will start on December 1, and run through until January 4.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 update time

The update is expected to go live at 10AM PT / 1PM ET / 6PM GMT. There’s no patch to come with it, so there won’t be any big downloads to worry about.

Holo-day bash 2020 badges
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Badges for Holo-Day Bash 2020 are already visible in Apex Legends.

Unlike last year though, this is not a Collection event. Instead, like Fight or Fright, Holo-Day Bash 2020 is just a Themed event. That means there won’t be a new Heirloom to unlock, whereas last year,  Pathfinder’s boxing gloves could be unlocked by completing the collection.

Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020 trailer

On November 24, Respawn Entertainment revealed a brand new trailer for the event.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 skins

Just because it’s not a collection event though, doesn’t mean there won’t be new skins and cosmetics to get your hands on. The trailer showed off nine in total, from what we could see.

These skins will be available in bundles in the Item Shop from December 1, seen below.

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There’s also an event prize tracker, which you will be able to complete through challenges.

Winter Express LTM

Speaking of challenges, you’ll want to complete these in the “new-and-improved” Winter Express LTM.

Winter Express LTM 2020
Screenshot via Biast12
Winter Express will return in the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

For those who didn’t play last year, Winter Express takes place on World’s Edge, with Mirage as the game announcer. The objective is to win control of the train over three rounds. And there’s no loot – instead, Legends are given preset loadouts.

On the event, they said in a blog post: “This year, when your squad respawns after a round has finished, you will spawn on your own supply ship as it follows the train. From here, your squad will be able to survey the battlefield and skydive into combat as the train arrives at its next station and the objective unlocks. The squad that won the previous round will respawn directly on the train.

“This year, when your squad respawns after a round has finished, you will spawn on your own supply ship as it follows the train. From here, your squad will be able to survey the battlefield and skydive into combat as the train arrives at its next station and the objective unlocks. The squad that won the previous round will respawn directly on the train.”

Respawn Hover Tanks

In the trailer, new Respawn Hover Tanks could also be seen, seen below.

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New Hover Tanks will be added in the seasonal event.

These will follow along with the train, and your team will respawn and jump from these back down into the action at the start of each round – unless you won the previous round, in which case, you’ll start on the train.