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Apex Legends exploit is allowing players to melee incredibly fast

Published: 13/Mar/2019 2:52 Updated: 13/Mar/2019 2:53

by Albert Petrosyan

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An melee exploit has been discovered in Apex Legends that is so powerful, it might as well be categorized as potentially game-breaking. 

Melees are a very strong option to use against enemies when they are in very close proximity to you, but there is normally a slight delay between each attack to prevent the mechanic from being too overpowered.

A recently discovered exploit is considerably speeding up the rate at which melee attacks can be performed, allowing players to quickly eliminate opponents by repeatedly smacking them with quick deadly kicks. 

A video posted on Reddit by user ‘Cammyy’ shows this glitch being abused in a match by a player named ‘IpManLegends,’ who is able to pull off the exploit to devastating effect.

After the player gets victimized by a series of roundhouse kicks from IpManLegends, he continues to spectate the cheater, who goes on to use the exploit against other teams before finally being taken out in second place.

While the effects of the exploit shown above are quite deadly, perhaps the scariest thing about it is how it’s apparently very easy to pull off in-game.

According to one of the comments under the Reddit post, players need to have a Legend that has a Ultimate Ability that can be cancelled after being activated, such as the Bloodhound’s Beast of Hunt or the Lifeline’s Care Package.

Once the Ultimate Ability is fully charged, a player simply has to first press the melee button then quickly cancel the animation by pressing the Ult button.

Spamming the two buttons in that order will unleash the very fast series of kicks that will eliminate surprised enemy players in a matter of seconds. 

This is, of course, not the only game-breaking exploit that currently exists in the game. Others include being able to see through smoke, sit in out-of-bounds spots for a long time, shoot your weapon while knocked, and more. 

These are all serious glitches in the game that need to be addressed as soon as possibly by Respawn Entertainment, before the integrity of their new game becomes too compromised. 

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Apex Legends leaks reveal Pathfinder Town Takeover coming in Season 7

Published: 28/Oct/2020 3:21 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 5:55

by Isaac McIntyre

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Pathfinder will be the next Apex Legends character to get a Town Takeover, and the first to have their own personalized POI on new map Olympus, according to playtester images that have leaked ahead of the Season 7 update.

Town Takeovers are one of the most exciting events in Apex Legends. Not only do they bring new lore and backstories for their focal legend, but they also add special points of interest to the battle royale map as well, branded in unique ways.

Octane, Wraith, and Crypto have already enjoyed Town Takeovers on Kings Canyon, while Apex Legends’ second map, World’s Edge, hosted Mirage and Bloodhound events over the past few seasons. Now it looks like it’s finally Pathfinders turn.

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Pathfinder looks set to become the first Apex Legends character with a Town Takeover on Olympus.

According to leaked playtester images shared by dataminer Biast12, the loveable robot will be getting a huge POI when Apex Legends shifts to new map Olympus in Season 7. 

The new Pathfinder point of interest will be a massive boxing arena.

In the leaked POI image, which is slightly blurry and back-and-white, Pathfinder can be seen wearing his heirloom gloves, and posing on a poster emblazoned with his name. The circle building behind it certainly looks like a sports stadium too.

Biast12 also said the leaked image only shows “part of [the whole] Pathfinder’s Town Takeover.” There is also allegedly a stadium “on the other side of the wall.”

Considering it’s just a single image that’s leaked so far, it’s tough to get a good picture of what the Town Takeover may actually look like. Biast12 did tease it could have “a bunch of zip lines everywhere” after replying to one fan’s comment.

When will Pathfinder’s Town Takeover start?

The Pathfinder Town Takeover will be in Season 7, and appears to be hosted on Olympus. Beyond that, however, a possible start date for the event is a little hazy.

The Mirage Voyage point of interest is the closest Town Takeover date-wise that we have to go off. It was released on Dec. 12, 2019, two months into Season 3. If Respawn sticks to the same formula, we could see Pathfinder’s arena at a similar time of year.

In fact, it could basically be bang on the same week. Season 7 arrives on Nov. 4 ⁠— yes, it’s still set for then, despite a little update scare this week ⁠— and eight weeks after that lands on Tuesday, December 8. That’s about as close as you can get!

Town Takeover teasers usually start earlier too. We may start to see Pathfinder teasers for the arena in mid-November, once we’ve settled into life on Olympus.

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Pathfinder fans will be loving Apex Legends Season 7, from the sounds of it.

For now, we’ll just have to wait for official confirmation from Respawn about the exciting new takeover. The developers have never commented on Town Takeover leaks before, so the first time we see anything new could be in-game on Dec. 8.

Whether they comment or not, however, it looks like there’s a lot of exciting new content on the way at the start of next month. Season 7 will finally arrive, along with a new Legend, a brand-new map, vehicles, clubs, and more.