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Apex Legends community explains how to “correctly” play Bloodhound

Published: 24/Oct/2019 23:27 Updated: 25/Oct/2019 1:35

by Alan Bernal

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Bloodhound is an enigma both in Apex Legends’ lore and with people confused on how to best utilize the character, leading some players to finally set the record straight.

In Respawn Entertainment’s growing cast of competitors, there are only two types of Recon Legends as of October 24 in the form of Bloodhound and Crypto, who made his appearance with the Season 3 update.

Ever since the Surveillance Expert and his aerial drone made their way to the Apex Games, people have been underestimating Bloodhound’s straightforward approach to tracking – which definitely shouldn’t be underestimated.

In trying to show the Apex Legends community how to “correctly” play as the Technological Tracker, Reddit user ‘lessenizer’ explained how to best use the character’s ability kit.

“You passively detect footprints,” they said, explaining how to work with Bloodhound’sTracker passive. “This means you can roam across the map (ideally from outside the ring towards the ring so you’re behind people) and have a pretty good chance of knowing in advance whether you’re walking into an occupied area.”

The user had a pretty common theme throughout their guide, basically telling players they should be aggressive with Bloodhound’s moves to force the issue to catch opponents unaware.

Even more Bloodhound mains started chipping in with their advice, enlightening users about the best ways to use the Ultimate Ability: Beast of the Hunt.

“Your ult is your bread and butter,” user SliccDaddi17 said. “It should mainly be used to go in for the kill but it will save your ass if you have to get in the ring quick or cover large portions of open ground.”

Respawn EntertainmentThe Technological Tracker is best used when pushing the initiative with their abilities.

They also noted how weaving through cover while sliding under the ult’s influence makes Bloodhound “impossible to hit.”

With that in mind, players should let another teammate engage a fight while using Bloodhound’s abilities to take advantage of the chaos.

“DON’T GO IN FIRST,” Slicc said. “Let a Wraith/Pathfinder do that. As soon as your teammates engage, scan the area and go in for the flank.”

A lot of players have been using Bloodhound’s move either defensively or without a plan of attack. But letting teammates know beforehand that they’ll be a secondary engage, can lead to quick clean ups and easy eliminations.

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Classic Apex Legends care package bug is plaguing games on Olympus

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:19

by Joe Craven

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A classic Apex Legends care package bug has resurfaced in the ongoing Season 7, meaning it has now plagued every single one of the game’s maps – first Kings Canyon, then World’s Edge and now Olympus. 

A game as big and variable as Apex Legends was bound to be plagued by bugs from time to time, but players have grown increasingly frustrated with Respawn as more and more bugs not only affect gameplay, but return in multiple different seasons.

That is the case with this particular care package issue, which has previously surfaced on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge. Unfortunately, it has now made a return in Season 7 and Olympus, despite efforts from Respawn to patch it in the past.

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Lifeline might be a support legend, but her care packages can get teams out of tricky spots.

The glitch revolves around a care package spawning in a location slightly off the map’s customary boundaries. For example, it might be slightly below, on a couple of the large pipes that help to prop up the Olympus environment.

Pursuing the care package, which often contains top-tier loot, results in an instant death, as one Redditor unluckily found out.

Joking that they got ‘bamboozled’ by a care package, they hopped down below to take advantage of the loot on offer, only to be killed rapidly when hitting the area of the map the care package had nestled itself in.

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It doesn’t appear to be an isolated incident either, unfortunately. Another Reddit user shared a YouTube clip entitled ‘It’s a Trap!’

The video shows off an almost identical death, as the allure of top-tier weaponry is enough to provide the player with an instant and immensely frustrating death.

Respawn have not yet responded to the issue, but we expect to see small adjustments made to stop the issues from occurring. For the time being, though, avoid going for care packages that look like they’re in dangerous locations.

For a full list of the bugs Respawn are investigating, you can check out their dedicated Apex Legends Trello board.