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Apex Legends community find perfect way to punish “dashboarding” players

Published: 16/Jan/2020 23:11 Updated: 16/Jan/2020 23:45

by Alan Bernal


For a while now, Apex Legends players have been expressing their discontent with frequent “dashboarders” in their matches, leading some to think of ways Respawn could punish them for using the exploit.

“Judgement day” is coming for Apex Legends players who have been “dashboarding” in Apex Legends, but without a concrete punishment set for the cheaters, community members are thinking up of suitable ways to mark their misdeeds.

Dashboarding is a loophole of sorts for players who want to avoid the penalties that come from losing in Ranked games. If the game is too hard or they find themselves in a winless scenario they just abandon the game and they escape losing Rank positioning.

Players should be aware, however, that doing so will get their accounts flagged by Respawn. Senior Systems Designer Eric Hewitt said that “dashboarders” don’t need to be reported since Respawn can “see it on [their] end” for who used the cheat.

With an imminent punishment coming for those players, others are drumming up ideas for the devs to potentially use.

Reddit user ‘182ways’ had an inventive way to literally flag the cheaters. They think that players found dashboarding should get a “Flag of Shame strapped to their Legend’s back.” A scarlet letter of sorts, if you will.

Players found dashboarding should also have a Flag of Shame strapped to their Legend’s back. from apexlegends

That would be a pretty distinct way of branding the exploit-users, but it does have a couple of issues. User ‘Liath_TheBlue’ looked to be onto something when they said that “some people would dashboard just to have the flag.”

There will always be completionists in every game, so there could be perfectly honorable players using the cheat at least once to get access to the piece of Apex content.

Meanwhile, other players wanted a more direct form of discipline to get it over with instead of prolonging the punishment.

“It’s a video game, just like the dashboarders shouldn’t care so much about the rewards to dashboard, you shouldn’t care so much to do this to people,” user ‘canadian15’ said. “Give them a rank reset, patch the ability to dashboard and move on.”

In either case, players are eager to see what Respawn decide to do about the wave of “dashboarders” that have been cropping up in the Apex Games.

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Apex Legends YouTuber shows why Horizon’s bunny hops can lead to wins

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:15

by Alan Bernal


Apex Legends YouTuber ‘The Gaming Merchant’ showed why Season 7 Legend, Horizon, has the best bunny hop in the game that can be a really big advantage if used correctly.

The longtime Apex content creator saw that Horizon’s bunny hop has a unique attribute to her, which essentially lets her get to full strafe speed much quicker than any other Legend in the game.

“When you combine bunny hopping and Horizon, some crazy things can end up happening,” The Gaming Merchant said, explaining how she had the most “efficient bunny hop style” out of the cast of characters.

Since the Gravitational Manipulator has great air control built into her, she can chain these hops in a consistent manner that lets players rapidly skid across the map at a constant pace, according to the YouTuber.

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Horizon has already proven to have great mobility among the cast of Apex Legends characters.

The YouTuber explained that it usually takes Legends “three hops per turn to get maximum momentum from air strafes.” However, Horizon can get to her max strafing movement in just one hop per turn.

In practice, that means that players don’t have to mix up their movement to achieve the fastest b-hops; instead, they can calculate exactly what path they want to take, knowing that Horizon can reach max speed in any direction.

Showing off how the mechanic works in live matches, The Gaming Merchant can be seen absolutely running circles around entire teams without skipping a beat.

Even more impressive is how Horizon’s bunny hops can still be seamlessly chained even if she falls from high places. While her unique hops amp up her attack, being able to hop away at max speed from a fall can lend a hand when trying to escape a chasing opponent.

Seeing as how diversity in your movement can make or break a match in Apex Legends, this could be a game-changer for Horizon mains if used correctly.

We’ve already seen some tricks uncovered with Horizon’s ability kit, like the Gravity Lift in certain places, that gives her tricky moves to deal with as an opponent.

Now it looks like Apex Legends players have another way to squeeze out that extra movement speed from the game’s latest character to join the battle royale.