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Apex Legends devs wowed by impressive Bloodhound cosplay

Published: 27/May/2019 15:02 Updated: 28/May/2019 17:35

by Connor Bennett

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One creative Apex Legends fan has been able to impress members of the Respawn Entertainment team with their eye-catching Bloodhound cosplay.

Since the release of Apex Legends back on February 4, fans across the globe have been lining up to show off their appreciation for the popular battle royale and its characters. Some have gone to extreme lengths to pull off cosplay ideas, while others have used their artistic talents to drop some incredible fan art.

Not all of them have been able to draw a response from the game’s developers, though, especially not when it comes to glowing praise.

Bloodhound is one of the most used Legends in Apex Legends.

Yet, Twitter user LoneSn1per was able to crack the code with their Bloodhound outfit. The costume mirrored the legend perfectly, with the Shogun mask, detailed red pads and backpack of arrows that can’t be used in-game but do look enticing. Incredibly, to complete the look, the cosplayer even had a replica crow on their arm too.

In an accompanying comment, the user revealed that it took two days, two people and 200 dollars to get everything ready,  including styling the gun to make it as close to a match as possible.

Twitter: LoneSn1perThe full look from LoneSn1per
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The cosplay was shared by another user on Reddt, and was an instant hit with fans, even gaining the attention of a few Respawn developers who scour the subreddit for fan feedback. “This is so effing rad! Great job on it,” commented Garza_RSPN, the game’s community coordinator.

Another impressed dev, MoyParra – a senior animator for the game – replied: “That is fantastic! It’s always so rewarding to see these types of posts! Thanks for sharing,” with an applauding emoji attached.

The reddit user who shared the cosplay was later busted for pretending it was their own creation – showing the design was so good some people were even willing to steal it.

Even though some Apex Legends cosplays have used photo editing software to make themselves really stand out, and others have used more detailed props, having an eye-catching Bloodhound look isn’t simple.

Yet, when it’s pulled off like LoneSn1per, it’s incredibly impressive and will have cosplayers falling over themselves to outdo it.

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Apex Legends trick with Crypto’s drone makes it harder to destroy

Published: 31/Oct/2020 22:55 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 17:47

by Daniel Cleary

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A clever movement trick has been found with Crypto’s Drone in Apex Legends, making it much harder for opponents to shoot and destroy the flying surveillance device. Here’s how you can try it for yourself.

Every character in Apex Legends has a unique set of abilities that can give them an advantage in gunfights they take in the battle royale, and Crypto’s skills are focused around his surveillance drone.

While Crypto is one of the least played characters out of the Apex Games cast, his drone can be useful to scout out any enemies and mark them for allies in-game.

Crypto at table in Apex Legends
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A movement trick has been found for Crypto’s drone.

Although his Drone EMP ultimate ability is quite effective, it can be tricky to pull off, as the drone can be shot out of the air before it gets close enough. However, Apex players have now found a trick with Crypto that could make his abilities much more useful than before.

As Crypto’s drone makes up a lot of his kit, seeing an enemy destroy it before getting the chance to use it can be incredibly frustrating, but this tactic makes it harder to target.

Apex player u/LiTozaVr shared the tip that could improve your flying skills and make it difficult to lock onto the drone, by decreasing the number of sharp turns you make, which slows the drone down, and allowing you to “ground surf.” Here’s how to try it:

Ground Surf (Advanced Drone Movement) from apexlegends

How to make Crypto’s drone harder to destroy

  1. Deploy your drone when playing as Crypto.
  2. Use the vertical descent button (CTRL, B, or Circle) until the drone reaches the ground.
  3. Keep the vertical descent button pressed when moving along the ground.
  4. While flying the drone, you can gain a bit of acceleration by changing the vertical position of the camera.
  5. To achieve the maximum speed of this acceleration, you need to hold the camera at about a 25-30 degree angle.
  6. By doing this, you should be able to build your speed up with each turn and the momentum will cancel out any sharp turns the drone will take.

So, there you have it. Once you follow these steps you should be able to learn the clever technique and improve your Crypto skills for future matches.

As this trick can be quite difficult to master, it might be worth practicing it in the Firing Range before trying it in a real match.