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Apex Legends could be getting ground emotes according to leaks

Published: 23/Aug/2020 21:46 Updated: 24/Aug/2020 7:52

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends players could soon be getting brand new emotes they can actually use on the ground during a match, if new leaks are to be believed.

Season 6 of Apex has already brought players a bunch of new content and a new legend, Rampart. And now it seems as if we’ll also be getting actual, on the ground emotes soon as well, according to some new leaks.

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We’ve had skydive emotes in Apex since Summer 2019, but nothing in the way of ones that can actually be used once you drop into a match like you can do in games like Fortnite or Overwatch – until now, that is.

In a screenshot from one of the recent dev streams, shared by Apex leaker shrugtal, we can clearly see a never before seen icon next to the one for the skydive emote.

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Now, this new screenshot on its own doesn’t really confirm anything at all. The mysterious icon could be for a new kind of emote, but there’s no way of knowing from just the image itself.

However, that’s not all the evidence we have. Another Apex leaker named Biast12 also shared datamined video apparently showing a new Mirage emote that certainly seems like it could only take place on the ground, during a match.

It consists of the Legend giving one of his copies a high-five, with the illusion disappearing as soon as it makes contact. The video shows it freezing in the air, but this just means that he’s disappeared, according to Biast12.

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The leaker also pointed out that the file name of Mirage’s high-five was called “stand_emote”, which definitely makes it seem like we will be getting ground emotes in Apex Legends hopefully sooner rather than later.

It might not be as game-changing as a new Legend or weapon, but the new feature would do a lot to breathe more life into the game’s characters and the world overall. What do you want you favorite legend’s new on the ground emote to be? Let us know on Twitter @TitanfallBlog.

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Why Wattson’s pylon ability is “eating” grenades in Apex Legends

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:01

by Tanner Pierce

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After players seem to be confused about the Apex Legends character Wattson “eating” grenades, a fan has taken to Reddit to explain just exactly what is going on – and the answer is a bit more complicated than it might seem at first glance.

Confusing special abilities are always bound to happen, especially in games like Apex Legends, where every characters ability is different. Wattson, who has been a part of the game since Season 2, is a perfect example of a character who has some crazy abilities, but can be a bit confusing for some players.

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For those that don’t know, she can place down an “Interception Pylon” which blocks incoming grenades, equipment, etc. in order to protect you, similar to a Trophy System from the Call of Duty franchise. Some people have been confused by this ability, claiming it’s destroying or “eating” their own grenades, which is definitely a bit peculiar. Now, thanks to a player, there’s finally a decent explanation for what’s going on.

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Wattson, who was added to the game over a year ago, has the ability to stop grenades.

Interception Pylon eating grenades?

According to Reddit user u/Jameso4e, who is a self-proclaimed Wattson main with 3,500 kills, there two different circles which appear when a player places the Pylon, one that destroys only “incoming” grenades/equipment and one that destroys all of them.

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The outer rings is the one that destroys all equipment, meaning players should be looking to avoid standing near that one when throwing their grenades inside of the two circles. In layman’s terms, you’ll have to watch where you’re positioned if you don’t want the Pylon to “eat” your grenades.

In a video made by Jameso4e demonstrating the problem, players can very clearly see two circles. When he stands closer to the inner circle, he has no problem throwing grenades out but when he stands near the outer circle, the equipment gets “eaten”. While that may sound a bit confusing at first, once you practice, it seems to be pretty easy to master.

As to why the ability causing this, nobody really knows, but the user theorizes that it’s due to bugs. It’s been over a year since Wattson was added to the game, so here’s hoping that now that the ability has been explained, more people understand it.

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