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Apex Legends developer hints at long-term plan for new content

Published: 17/Jun/2019 13:57 Updated: 17/Jun/2019 14:43

by David Purcell

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Apex Legends content, according to reports, with the developer preparing for the future of the project already. 

Ever since the game was first released like a bolt out of the blue on February 4, the overwhelming majority of its criticisms have been related to either slow support – in terms of updates and fixes – as well as the lack of consistent new content. 

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The popular battle royale title is not alone in the BR market, of course, and to rival the likes of Fortnite Battle Royale, Call of Duty: Blackout, and even PUBG, there’s no doubt that the game needs to be constantly reinventing itself in order to have its audience stick around. 

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For those who doubt its longevity, however, Hollywood Reporter’s Patrick Shanley has revealed on Twitter that Respawn are expecting to be in it for the long haul with this project.

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“Drew McCoy, project lead at Respawn, tells me the team has a “fuzzy” 3-4 year long-term plan for Apex Legends’ future content rollout,” he tweeted on June 8. 

What that will mean in terms of specific additions is unclear. The developers might well have revealed their first-year road map within a week of its initial launch, but anything beyond that point is very much unknown. 

When does Apex Legends season 2 start?

The fact that a plan is reportedly in place, however, could serve as an encouraging sign for the game’s online community, irrespective of details. 

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With Season 2 very much on the horizon for players, as a July 2 start date is already in place, fans can look forward to yet another legend being added to the game and a new weapon. Respawn have lined up both the long-awaited arrival of the ‘Wattson’ legend, as well as Titanfall 2’s L-Star light machine gun to kick off proceedings. 

With Fortnite, a major rival, clearly not slowing down any time soon, some Apex fans would have been hoping to see signs of a future strategy and now they might just have exactly that. 

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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 in Apex Legends
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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.