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Apex Legends players are discovering “dirty” plays for quick kills

Published: 7/Nov/2019 20:11 Updated: 7/Nov/2019 20:36

by Alan Bernal


Apex Legends players are starting to refine sneaky strats to pick up quick eliminations in the battle royale – and some people might want to take note of them, just in case.

Respawn Entertainment whisked away players to World’s Edge at the start of Season 3 on October 1, and since then people have been finding the best ways of staying alive in the unforgiving tundra of the new map.

But all’s fair in love and war, especially since people are getting accustomed to the various mechanics in Apex. Meaning people getting smart on how to use them to their advantage in certain situations.

Inventive bamboozles in Apex Legends

For example, Reddit user ‘Euphoriaaa-’ showed a perfect bait to lure in unsuspecting players who make the mistake of tunneling onto their prize when discovering an Epic Body Shield.

After discovering a purple armor just laying around, they decided to equip it and then immediately blow it up using an Arc Star. Well since they swapped back to their original armor, the damaged Epic still lay on the floor – seemingly unscathed.

Not even going to deny this is a dog play, but a fun one at that from r/apexlegends

Then it was purely a waiting game. When an enemy Pathfinder came in to take the purple shield on the ground, Euphoriaaa sprung into action to claim their kill.

The player admittedly said it was a “dog play” but a battle royale is supposed to weed out players in any way it can as long as players stick to the game’s rules.

Respawn EntertainmentBamboozles extend to floor loot too. Always check the firing mode when picking up guns like the Flatline.

Watching the unfortunate play unfold inspired others to come forward with “dirty” plays they came up with or had happened to them, revealing a trove of helpful hints.

“This is why I have trust issues,” user ‘WantonSonor’ said. “I picked up a Flatline from a Supply Bin yesterday and immediately got into an encounter… someone had changed it into Single Fire mode, there were only 4 rounds in the mag.”

Then, of course, there’s the “Bunker 2.0” that one Caustic player was overly thrilled to discover on World’s Edge which can really get players paranoid.

It seems like Apex Legends players are finding their own ways of having fun with cheeky plays throughout World’s Edge, and there’s bound to be more discovered in Season 3.

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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


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.