Apex Legends

Apex Legends dev explains why Loba’s teleport doesn’t always work

Published: 14/May/2020 2:50 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:48

by Alan Bernal

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Loba’s teleportation tactical ability ‘Burglar’s Best Friend’ doesn’t work exactly as it did in the Apex Legends Fortune’s Favor gameplay trailer – prompting a response from a Respawn dev.

A trending post in the popular Apex Legends subreddit showed ‘DropTopMox’ making a valiant effort to recreate one of the first instances in which players got to see a true gameplay-scenario debut of Loba and her Jump Drive bracelet.

Though previously shown in smaller capacities, players got to whet their appetites on the High Society Thief’s robust abilities, including a move that lets her teleport to her throwable bracelet.

A PSA on what Loba can really do

Unfortunately, the limit test for Loba’s teleport didn’t go so well for DropTopMox and was confused to discover that the bracelet was a dud when they needed it the most – until Respawn dev ‘Deco’ shared what likely went wrong.

“PSA: Do NOT try to recreate the Loba play from the trailer,” the player cautioned after utilizing the ability in the same way Loba does in the trailer while getting wildly different results.

PSA: Do NOT try to recreate the Loba play from the trailer. from apexlegends

The gameplay trailer showed Loba making a last ditch dive over a cliff with Pathfinder and both used their long-cooldown tacticals to retreat to level below.

In mid-air, when Loba spun to throw her bracelet, she made it to the other end safely. After DropTopMax used the same tactical move – and failed spectacularly – he got on the internet to make a meme starring the Ghanaian Dancing Pallbearers.

After a few hours of shared confusion and dismay following his popular thread, Deco replied to the post that had accumulated over 5,000 upvotes, at the time of writing.

“Ah yes,” Deco acknowledged after quoting a line awfully reminiscent of something that would be written on the Apex Tracker. “If the tactical is thrown, and then Loba herself hits a slip trigger, the tactical will fail even though it hit a valid surface.”

The tracker lists some, but not all, of everything that Respawn is addressing. Though Deco was sure to give some clarity to the situation, informing all players that it is a “known issue [and to] expect it to be fixed in a future patch.”

In the meantime, prowling Lobas should be aware that a slip during a hunt in Apex Legends could quickly lead to their downfall.

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Revenant Heirloom concept would be perfect for Apex Legends

Published: 19/Jan/2021 17:04

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends player has developed an incredible concept for Revenant’s Heirloom. The impressive design is centered around his backstory and would be the perfect signature weapon for the Synthetic Nightmare.

Heirlooms in Apex Legends are extremely rare and difficult to obtain, making them a prized possession. At the time of writing, there are seven Heirlooms in-game with each of them belonging to a specific Legend.

Of course, this means that the appearance of these items has to be absolutely perfect. The Heirloom has to embody the Legend it represents and incorporate aspects of their character and lore into its design.

One character who is still waiting for his Heirloom to be added to the game is Revenant. Well, an Apex Legends player appears to have done Respawn’s work for them with an impressive concept for Revenant’s Heirloom.

Revenant shaving
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Revenant was released into Apex Legends at the start of Season 4.

Impressive Revenant Heirloom concept

The post, made by VerbatumTurtle, includes a detailed and custom made image that reveals the reasons behind each of the design choices.

The Heirloom itself is called ‘Death’s Head Kusarigama’ and is modeled in the shape of the traditional Japanese weapon. At the base of the Heirloom is Revenant’s signature skull, inspired by his ‘Death Totem’ ultimate ability.

Attached to the skull is a chain that represents his “past life… a life where he experienced pain, and death.” This is no doubt a reference to Revenant’s life as a normal human before he was transformed by Syndicate and Hammond Robotics.

Finally, on the end of the chain, the design incorporates a modified version of Revenents’s straight edge shaver. This is a direct reference to the Season 4 cinematic that sees Revenant using a shaver from his past life as a robot. The artifact serves as a reminder of what he once had and everything that has been taken from him.

It’s fair to say VerbatumTurtle has created an incredible Heirloom that any Revenant main would be thrilled to use. The design is not only perfectly themed for the Legend, but it also incorporates aspects of his lore and backstory.

We’re sure Respawn already has their own plans for a Revenant Heirloom, but they have been known to take inspiration from the community before.