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Apex Legends console players highlight major disadvantage compared to PC

Published: 24/Mar/2019 14:43 Updated: 24/Mar/2019 15:04

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends console players have raised their concerns about the inability to move while looting, considering PC players have the advantage to currently do so.

Over 50 million players have downloaded the free-to-play battle royale, with plenty of players diving into Kings Canyon on a console across both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms.

However, some have begun to take issue with the inability to loot on the move considering players of the game on PC are able to move around while looting, giving them a chance to recharge during a firefight.

Respawn EntertainmentThere’s a big difference in looting on console compared to PC in Apex Legends

Fans have taken to the Apex Legends subreddit and forum pages to submit posts regarding the issue – but have largely been ignored. Console players are at a disadvantage when looting as they are unable to move around and essentially become sitting ducks as the left-stick controls both movement and cycling through lists of loot. 

There is the option to crouch and un-crouch while searching death boxes, but any enemy with their sight trained on the looting player will wait for the pattern of movement.

In contrast, PC players of Apex Legends are able to move around within a small radius while looting that makes them much more difficult to hit as a possible target.

Devs – Why can’t console players strafe while looting like PC can? from r/apexlegends

[Console] Movement while looting from r/apexlegends

Having the ability to move during a gunfight also makes for some highlight plays from high-level PC players, like NRG’s Coby ‘Dizzy’ Meadows, as they are able to dance around any oncoming fire with ease – all while being able to secure fresh loot from fallen enemies. 

Should Respawn implement the ability to cross-play over different devices, as they have already revealed that they would, the issue would need to be addressed to give console and PC players a level playing field.

However, cross-play still seems to be a long way off, giving the game’s developers plenty of time to iron out any potential issues.

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Apex Legends Black Friday 2020: Airship Assassin skin, Legendary Hunt

Published: 24/Nov/2020 20:18

by Bill Cooney


Some of the rarest skins in Apex Legends are making a return for the annual Black Friday sale, including Wraith’s famous Airship Assassin skin, cosmetics returning from Legendary Hunt bundles, and more.

It was heavily speculated in the runup to Thanksgiving week that Wraith’s fan-favorite skin would be returning for the second year in a row, and the shop update on November 24 confirmed those leaks and rumors.

Wraith isn’t the only hero getting some of her old skins up for sale again though, Octane’s highly sought-after Jester look will also be back, along with several from the Legendary Hunt themed event all the way back from Season 1.

Wraith Airship Assassin skin pictured in Olympus with 'November 24' in writing beside it
Respawn Entertainment
The long-awaited skin is finally returning, Respawn has confirmed.

For those who don’t know, Wraith’s Airship Assassin skin is a recolor of the pink Void Specialist skin, so you’ll need to unlock both of them in order to rock it.

In addition to the legends and weapon cosmetics, there are deals offering three, 25, or 50 Apex Packs, and a bobblehead weapon charm available during the sale, which goes from Nov. 24 to December 1.

Let’s take a look at all of the bundles available during the sale, what’s included in them, and how much each one will set you back if you’re interested.

Legend Skins

  • Void Specialist Wraith – 900 Apex Coins (Required for Airship Assassin)
  • Airship Assassin Wraith – 6,500 Legend Tokens

Jester Bundle

Octane Jester skin
Respawn Entertainment/EA
This Jester skin for Octane is certainly one of the more disturbing cosmetics in Apex.
  • Cost: 2,500 Apex Coins
  • Laughing Fool Octane Skin
  • Harlequin VK-47 Flatline Weapon Skin

Legendary Hunt Bundle

Legendary Hunt Apex skins
Respawn Entertainment
These Legendary Hunt skins will be available in the Black Friday bundle.
  • Cost: 6,000 Apex Coins

Hero Skins

  • Voices From the Past Wraith
  • Outland Warrior Bangalore
  • Tiger Blood Caustic
  • Pain Killer Lifeline
  • Snake Charmer Mirage
  • Hot Pursuit Octane
  • Sunfire Initiate Pathfinder

Weapon Skins

  • Goldmine Gremlin VK-47 Flatline
  • Bone Saw M600 Spitfire
  • Trophy Collector R-301

Apex Pack Bundles

Bobblehead Bloodhound Charm Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Bloodhound’s adorable bobblehead charm is available in the 3 Apex Pack bundle.

Legendary Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 1,500 Apex Coins
  • Bloodhound Bobblehead Weapon Charm
  • 3 Legendary Apex Packs

25 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 2,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Octane Weapon Charm
  • 25 Rare Apex Packs

50 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 4,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Revenant Weapon Charm
  • 1 Legendary Apex Pack
  • 49 Rare Apex Packs

There you have it, the full rundown of every single bundle and all the items available in the Apex store during the Annual Black Friday sale. Which even though they call it that, you’ll still need some serious Apex Coins if you haven’t been saving up.

Like we mentioned, these cosmetics and packs will only be available for one week until December 1, so don’t wait until the last minute if there’s something you know you want. As always, stay tuned in on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for all the latest Apex news, leaks, and info.