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Apex Legends data miner reveals tour video of entire UFO location

Published: 4/Sep/2020 16:22

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends fans who are still waiting for the UFO to appear on Kings Canyon have got their best look at the upcoming location yet thanks to one creative fan who combined data mining and animation tools. 

Back in June, when Respawn were conducting a dev stream for Apex Legends’ Lost Treasure collection event, fans got a quick glimpse at a mysterious UFO-like point of interest floating off the Broken Coast South location. 

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Some leakers have tried to get details on just what the location has in store for players, including its name and where it will end up on the map, but that well has dried up just a little.

However, some creative players have been able to get ‘inside’ the new location by using a bit of animation magic – as well as some data mining. 

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The new UFO is apparently set to replace the Skull at Kings Canyon.

The updated first look comes from Reddit user KralRindo, who apparently “data harvested” the POI from the Apex Legends files and managed to get it running – to scale – inside of Blender, an app used for game design. 

As the clip shows, the mysterious location – which is apparently to scale – is pretty huge and offers up different fighting possibilities with different levels – including an upper walkway which looks over the ground. 

Obviously, in KralRindo’s clip, the POI does not look fully complete as it’s pretty much all grey and doesn’t have any spots where you’d find loot. So, it’s probably an early version of the location that needs a bit more polishing before it’s sent to the live servers. 

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Of course, before the location goes live, Respawn could make a few more tweaks – say a spot becomes too powerful during their playtests and ends up guaranteeing players wins if they decide to hide there.

We’ll just have to wait and see as to what the Apex devs have up their sleeve once the mysterious location shows up in matches.

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How to get super jump with Octane’s jump pad in Apex Legends

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:19 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:21

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have got a trick that lets Octane jump seemingly higher than normal when using his launchpad, though, it might be quite situational.

Ever since being introduced back in Season 1, Octane has helped shake up Apex Legends thanks to his unique movement abilities. 

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The adrenaline junkie might not feature in every match in the same way both Pathfinder and Wraith do, but when he does, you can be sure to see him whizzing around the map using Stim or flying high with his jump pad.

Players have come up with plenty of movement tricks since his introduction, with Respawn going as far as tweaking the pad so that users can use a double jump. Yet, some players have gone even further, well, higher, than that. 

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Octane can regularly be found in Apex games, but not as much as some other legends.

It comes from Reddit user KILL2BKING, who pointed out that the tip might be pretty situational, but it should help you get the high ground over unknowing opponents. 

Quite simply, when an Octane jump pad is on the floor, you want to punch your way on it. Don’t run, or walk, use your melee attack right before you step on to it and you’ll start to bounce.

Now, if you really want to maximize the height advantage, let yourself float back down to the pad. You’ll then get a boost like it is a trampoline. Then, you can use your double jump to reach even greater heights. 

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  1. Place an Octane jump pad
  2. Melee attack right before stepping onto the pad
  3. Take a bounce up and down like a trampoline
  4. Double jump off to new heights

As noted, while this tip is pretty useful, it’s also quite situational. Given that you need to bounce up and back down again on the jump pad, it can make you vulnerable to enemy attacks. 

At the end of the day, though, if you need to reach a spot that could you give a leg up in a game, the movement trick is certainly worth mastering. At least until Respawn make legends changes.