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Apex Legends Havoc rifle can “laser” people with Season 4 changes

Published: 31/Mar/2020 0:43

by Alan Bernal


Apex Legends players are starting to rediscover the power of the HAVOC Rifle after key Season 4 changes have made it a force to be reckoned with.

Along with Revenant, the Season 4 update made sweeping changes to the battle royale’s list of items – namely with the removal of the Turbocharger hop-up attachment. While the gun lost an upgradeable tool, the devs gave the rifle a boost in other areas to compensate.

Now players are rediscovering the immense firepower that the HAVOC can deal out, especially since its adjusted recoil levels out rapid-fire shots for better control.

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The HAVOC rifle was extremely popular after being added to Apex Legends shortly after the game’s launch.

For mid-to-long range combat, players can make the rifle to throw down an impressive barrage of fire that can be used to bring someone down from 200-0 in a flash.

Reddit user ‘danthemandoris’ showed how potent the HAVOC can be after the Assimilation update left the gun in an arguably better state than before.

“Don’t sleep on the Havoc, ever since they reduced the recoil and muzzle flash this thing has been a laser,” they said.

Don’t sleep on the Havoc, ever since they reduced the recoil and muzzle flash this thing has been a laser. from apexuniversity

The notorious muzzle flash in Apex Legends was finally adjusted on March 2, making rapid-fire weapons like the HAVOC much less of a nuisance to use.

Respawn also reduced the weapon’s “horizontal recoil, making it easier to control.” Those fixes essentially addressed some of the most pressing issues with the HAVOC, as seen in danthemandoris’s clip.

After spotting a player coming from around a nearby corner, the player lined up the fully stocked HAVOC onto the target and took mere seconds to knock them down.

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The HAVOC has a steadier fire that’s important for long-range shots.

Of course, figuring out the gun’s new recoil will be a player’s biggest issue. But that’s nothing that a few sessions in the Firing Range wouldn’t help solve.

These changes haven’t affected the HAVOC’s hitscan capabilities with a Select-Fire attached, meaning it can also be an effective sniper at longer ranges.

“Don’t sleep on havoc in single fire mode with a 4x scope at long range,” user ‘rwp80’ said. “It’s a hitscan weapon. There is no projectile travel. It is an instant line from barrel to target.”

With its multitude of uses after the Season 4 changes, the HAVOC can quickly become a favorite among Apex Legends players.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

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Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.