Clever Apex Legends technique allows for Hemlock autofire and faster bunny hopping - Dexerto
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Clever Apex Legends technique allows for Hemlock autofire and faster bunny hopping

Published: 8/Mar/2019 22:32 Updated: 8/Mar/2019 22:57

by Alan Bernal

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Players have been uncovering new tactics in Apex Legends since its February 4 launch, and a familiar technique in gaming can essentially make Hemlock an auto-rifle as well as giving insane bunny hops.

Respawn Entertainment has hit gold with their battle royale, as it’s already attracted more than 50 million players. But with more users in the servers, people are going to be hard-pressed to find ways to stay above the competition.

In a Reddit post, ‘mnkymnk’ made some changes to his keybinds that dramatically improved the rate of fire as well as stability with the Hemlock, and applied the same trick to improve bunny hops in the game.

The new bindings could help players find new ways of utilizing the Hemlock rifle.

Players should be all to familiar with the Hemlock at this point. Although the gun dishes incredible amounts of damage, its burst-fire can be difficult to keep straight and the single-fire mode can be unforgiving in intense gunfights.

By binding Mouse wheel up to the Attack command and switching to the single-fire mode, mnkymnk was able to basically reproduce an automatic weapon’s rate of fire with the Hemlock.

PSA: On PC you can assign two keys for every in-game function. This basically gives you an Auto-fire Hemlok when using mouse-wheel. from r/apexlegends

Though the clip show’s the rifle exhibiting a crazy rate of fire, ‘mnkymnk’ switched to the P2020 with very similar effects.

Similarily, assigning Mouse wheel down to the secondary jump command can give players an easier way to chain bunny hops. Using this method drastically improves the speed of the player’s hops, giving them an agile advantage over their competition.

Mnkymnk says that his method works with any mouse with a scroll wheel, but hyper-scrolling would make the technique easier to replicate.

Apex Legends players who might be struggling to effectively use the Hemlock or make faster rotations could definitely get a ton of use from the creative binds.

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Apex Legends leaker claims Heirloom weapon skins are coming

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:50

by Daniel Cleary

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An Apex Legends leaker has claimed that Respawn are planning to add a new tier of weapons skins for guns, at the same rarity as Heirlooms.

There is plenty of choice for players when it comes to customizing their favorite Apex Legends characters or weapons, and Respawn are always releasing new cosmetic items to keep the game fresh.

The cosmetics for characters and weapons are divided into classes, based on how rare they can be to find, and new leaks are suggesting that some more ultra-rare items could be coming.

Mirage's Heirloom pack in Apex Legends
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Gun weapon skins could be the next Heirlooms added to Apex Legends.

Heirloom weapon skins?

The Heirloom melee weapons for certain characters are the rarest items that can be unlocked in Apex Legends and, typically, there is only one of them released for a single Legend, each season.

However, while melee weapons are the only type of Heirloom cosmetics currently available, Apex leaker “SomeoneWhoLeaks” has revealed that ranged Heirloom skins for the different guns in-game might be next.

The leaker revealed that the rumor apparently stemmed from an investor inside EA before reminding Apex Legends fans that it has still yet to be confirmed by Respawn.

“Rumor has it that heirloom weapon skins are coming,” they explained, “this comes from some investors in EA, so take it with a grain of salt.”

The Apex leaker added that these would simply be released as ranged weapon skins but was unsure if they would be released through Heirloom Shards, similarly to the melee weapons that have already been released.

They also revealed that the timeline for when these potential Heirloom skins are coming is still unclear, which makes it unlikely that we will see them for the start of Season 7 on November 4.

While little has been revealed about these ultra-rare weapon skins, it is worth noting that nothing is set in stone and we won’t know for sure until Respawn officially release the rumored cosmetics.

SomeoneWhoLeaks has previously leaked Bangalore’s weapon heirloom, although we’re still to see this arrive in-game.