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Apex Legends devs are removing a single tree because everyone hates it

Published: 12/Sep/2020 14:52 Updated: 12/Sep/2020 14:53

by Daniel Cleary

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Respawn developers have confirmed that they will be removing a single tree from Kings Canyon in-game, after it has left countless Apex Legends players frustrated over its position.

Kings Canyon was the first map available for Apex Legends players to try, but as the seasons have unfolded, the OG map has seen some major changes, such as the removal of Skulltown and the addition of different vault.

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However, one bizarre change that Apex players have been calling for Respawn to make on the classic map is the removal of a single tree, that has indirectly caused plenty of deaths because of its awkward position.

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Apex fans are calling for a tree near the new Salvage POI to be removed.

The tree, which is near the new “Salvage” point-of-interest in the southwest corner of the map, has been frustrating for quite a while, and Respawn has now finally revealed that they would be getting rid of it in a future update.

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Respawn’s decision to remove the frustrating tree was shared after Apex player u/kolkoin highlighted just how devastating it can be in-game, running away from a fight before getting hilariously stuck between the tree and the wall.

“Respawn devs please remove this tree,” kolkoin pleaded, claiming it has affected plenty of Apex fans since it was added, “this tree has caused so many tragedies it’s not even funny.”

Respawn devs please remove this tree. This tree has caused so many tragedies its not even funny. from apexlegends

Apex Legends dev Absurdist responded to the post noting that “it will be done,” although it may take a short while before it is removed in-game.

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“It might be a little bit before this gets in to live,” they explained, thanking the player for pointing out “pain points” like this on the map and added that it could help guide their future map changes.

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Respawn dev Absurdist’s response.

Apex Producer Josh Medina seemingly also commented on the tree being removed, suggesting that a ‘fix’ for it has already been prepared ahead of the next update.

While it is still unclear just when the tree will be removed from the live version of the game, Apex players can rest assured knowing that it won’t be much longer until the map is clear of this hazard.

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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.