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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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Apex Legends dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 21:10

by Alan Bernal

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The era of ‘red dots’ littered across Apex Legends’ menu tabs will finally come to an end after Respawn confirmed they’re implementing a ‘mark all as seen’ button to the game.

Apex’s bustling community is rejoicing after the developers indicated the long-awaited quality of life update that is scheduled for the next patch, if everything goes to plan.

While fans of the game have known for a while that the feature was pending, there hasn’t been much news of it since seeing it on Respawn’s Trello board a while ago. Since the conversation’s gone dark, it’s been a waiting game to see if the developers would follow-up on the organizational feature.

Well, an inquiring fan created a mock-up of what the ‘mark all as seen’ button could look like within the character-select screen. But fiction turned into reality once Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Z. Klein, chimed into the discussion.

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The red dots on tabs have cursed the Apex Legends menu screen for a while.

“Could we get a ‘Mark all as seen’ button? Would be useful instead of going through all the menus to clear the icons,” user ‘TigerTankSniper’ suggested, before Klein was happy to oblige.

“Good news! That’s probably coming in the next patch! John Hodgson put that one in not too long ago,” Klein was happy to report. Hodgson is another Senior Game Designer at Respawn, who’s about to make a lot of the Apex fans really happy.

Since the launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019, there’s been a ton of content regularly injected into the battle royale. This stretches from Legends, weapon cosmetics, sky trails, holo sprays, voice lines, banners, and a lot more.

As much as the fans have loved adding troves of content to their personal libraries, every time something new gets added a small red dot appears to notify players of the change.

“I have an army of them because all the useless blue and white items I get, not really motivated enough to click on all them so now it just keeps growing bigger and bigger,” one person wrote.

The thing is, those little indicators can be persistent and a bit of a bother; hence, the quality of life update that’s coming into the game very soon.

But the community can let out a collective sigh of relief seeing as they shouldn’t be a problem in Apex Legends after the next update.