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Apex Legends buffs would make Lifeline’s passive and abilities practical

Published: 18/Jan/2020 22:07

by Alan Bernal

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Lifeline has always been a top choice to include in an Apex Legends team composition, but her abilities, while helpful, leave some wondering if vast improvements could be made to make them even more useful.

As her name suggests, Lifeline is a Legend who’s aimed at keeping her team healthy with high-tier loot, quick revives, or some extra HP. Those abilities, however, can leave players exposed to the very dangers they’re trying to escape, even when used correctly.

It’s because of those issues that some players are taking it upon themselves to figure out the best ways to give the hero’s kit a buff so that there aren’t inherent consequences with using her.

healer Lifeline with D.O.C. in Apex Legends
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Lifeline is a prime choice for a lot of players, but some think her healing can improve.

People like Reddit user ‘NizzyDeniro’ have crafted interesting buffs that would let the Combat Medic be more effective in her role as the team’s healer.

First off, a change to her passive, revamping its name to ‘Surgery,’ would give revived teammates a six-second heal that would replenish 50% of their health.

As a healer, this makes a ton of sense. Too many times has a Lifeline picked up a teammate just so that a lack of heals makes them a vulnerable target once again.

Lifeline Buff Thread: Make Lifeline the best Healer again. from apexlegends

Furthermore, a buff to D.O.C.’s shield after picking up a downed teammate would keep the droid’s defenses activates for four seconds after the revive is complete.

The idea is to “give Lifeline a sort of disengage” after picking up a downed player, so as to not immediately be taken by the attacking team.

Keeping in line with safe heals, the player also suggested to give Lifeline the ability to toss her D.O.C. in case she can’t exactly make it to the low-HP player.

Illustrated Buff Ideas: Lifeline (Based on NizzyDeniro’s post) from apexlegends

There could be tons of outplay potential there, seeing as a Lifeline can toss D.O.C. indicating that someone there is low on health, just to spring a trap on them.

Finally, an updated Revive animation rounds out the list of creative buff, but the whole package was really well-received by the Apex community – with loremaster ‘frozenfroh’ even pitching in illustrated concepts to bring the buffs to life.

In either case, players feel like her kit could use an upgrade to make it feel more competitive and impactful in a team.

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Apex Legends Chaos Theory event: Caustic Town Takeover, Leaks, heirloom

Published: 24/Feb/2021 14:43

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends Season 8 event, Chaos Theory, is expected to release in March, and will launch alongside the release of Apex on Nintendo Switch. Here’s everything we know about the event so far, including release date, leaks, rumors and even an heirloom to be expected.

When is Chaos Theory event in Apex Legends?

The event is expected to start on March 11, just a couple days after the Switch release for Apex Legends, on March 9. This will follow the conclusion of the Anniversary Collection event on March 3, after it was extended by a week.

Events typically last between two and three weeks, so expect a similar time frame for Chaos Theory.

Despite no official announcement yet, we know it will be called Chaos Theory after Target revealed it early on their Nintendo Switch Champion Edition listing.

Caustic Town Takeover

Respawn have been teasing the next Town Takeover, expected to be for Caustic, in-game. The first teaser dropped on February 23.

The Town Takeover will be at Water Treatment on Kings Canyon, but we will have to wait until Respawn do a full reveal to see what it looks like.

Caustic in Apex Legends
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Caustic is next up for a Town Takeover in Apex Legends

Bangalore Heirloom

Bangalore is the only original launch Legend who hasn’t received an heirloom yet, and all signs point to her being next up.

Numerous leaks from data miners have found what Bangalore’s heirloom will be, so you can check it out here if you don’t mind the spoiler.

The Anniversary Collection event provides the opportunity to get 150 heirloom shards, so if you’re a Bangalore main, you might want to hold on to those shards for a bit.

Bangalore in war paint in apex Legends
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Bangalore is the only original launch Legend without an heirloom – yet.

Chaos Theory event skins

We don’t yet have any images of the skins coming in the event, but data miners have narrowed down which Legends we can expect some new cosmetics for specifically.

Thanks to reliable leaker Biast12, the expected event skins are for the following characters:

Legendary:

  • Caustic
  • Crypto
  • Gibraltar
  • Loba
  • Rampart
  • Revenant
  • Wattson

Epic:

  • Octane
  • Caustic
  • Wattson

There are also files for numerous recolors for past event skins, but we’re not sure yet if these will be available during the Chaos Theory event, or separately.


That’s everything we know so far about the Chaos Theory event, though there are still a lot of details unknown. We’ll keep you updated on everything right here, and on Twitter @TitanfallBlog.

For more Apex Legends Season 8 tips and tricks check out our guides below:
30-30 Repeater guide | All legend buffs and nerfs | All weapon buffs and nerfs | Fuse guide | What is in the Season 8 battle pass? | Season 8 Patch notes | How to open explosive holds | Spitfire guide | R99 guide | Mastiff guide | When is Apex for Switch out?