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Apex Legends fans claim Loba’s heirloom seen in Season 5 teaser

Published: 1/May/2020 13:10

by Joe Craven

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Eagle-eyed Apex Legends fans think a new heirloom for Loba has already been teased – potentially even in the Season 5 trailer that dropped on April 30. 

Respawn Entertainment has finally confirmed the addition of Loba for Season 5, following weeks of anticipation and rumors. The news was confirmed on April 30, with a video of Loba’s background entitled “Legacy of a Thief”.

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There are multiple leaks indicating what Loba’s in-game abilities will look like, but these are yet to be confirmed by Respawn. Regardless, fans of the battle royale think they may have already found teasers for Loba’s heirloom, in both the “Legacy of a Thief” and official artwork of the upcoming legend.

Heirlooms are ultra-rare in-game items, pertaining to specific legends. For every 500 Apex Packs a player opens, they are guaranteed 1 heirloom. Currently, only five legends have specific heirloom sets: Wraith, Bloodhound, Lifeline, Pathfinder, and Octane.

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In the trailer, Loba can be seen beating enemies with a cane of sorts, something has become clearer in the official artwork. She is frequently seen with a staff, sharpened at one end while the other end is a wolf head. Loba, in Portuguese, means ‘wolf’.

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Loba, along with her staff.

While there has been no official confirmation, a number of Apex fans have picked up on the item and think it could be a hint at an upcoming heirloom. One fan argued: “[It] would actually make perfect sense, she uses it as a melee weapon in the trailer so I wouldn’t be surprised at all. And it’s f**king beautiful too.”

Others, however, suggested that it appears too large to be an heirloom. Bloodhound’s heirloom, for example, is a miniature axe that is considerably smaller than Loba’s staff.

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We’ll have to wait and see what Respawn have up their sleeves, as there are a number of legends who have been in the game far longer than Loba, and do not currently have heirlooms available to them. Octane, though, was added as a DLC legend in Season 1, and has been given one ahead of multiple base legends. Maybe Loba will follow suit.

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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.