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Apex Legends: How to avoid being shot while using Ziplines

Published: 14/May/2019 18:46 Updated: 14/May/2019 19:16

by Alan Bernal


Apex Legends players have been mastering the game’s movement since it launched on February 4, which has led to an unusual approach to using Pathfinder’s Zipline to get the jump on unsuspecting enemies.

Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale was met with massive success during its initial launch period. Now it seems like the game’s community are starting to hone their skills with individual Legends, resulting in incredible new tactics being discovered.

In a Reddit post, user ‘br0000d’ showed how to mix up their movement while using a Zipline to close the gap against an opposing player, while leaving them guessing on where to shoot.

Respawn EntertainmentPathfinder has always been a favorite among players to get around the map.

In the clip, br0000d is locked in a long-range fight against a Mirage when the Redditor finds the opportune moment to use their Zipline to get up close and personal to finish them off.

Typically, using a Zipline gives enemies an excellent idea of where you’re going to be since it’s a basic A-to-B ride. But br0000d perfected their attachment timing which made the enemy player shooting at him hilariously guess where to aim next.

The Pathfinder can be seen hoping from on side of the Zipline’s rope to the other in a constant and fluid pace. All the while, the enemy Mirage is frantically trying to line up a shot before the Pathfinder closes in on them.

How to Zipline 101 from r/apexlegends

Although it looks simple, attaching and reattaching while bobbing left and right can take some practice, since it would have taken br0000d only one mistake to miss their Zipline and be left in the open to get cleaned up.

More ways to mix up movement in Apex Legends

Players just starting their conquests in King’s Canyon might think the characters’ movements feel clunky or slow. But the trick to staying alive longer in Apex Legends is to use various techniques to stay one step ahead of the competition.

In the game’s tutorial, players learn how to slide and that’s an invaluable way to pick up speed for an attack or to retreat.

Respawn EntertainmentFinding new ways to get around in a firefight can open up enemies to an attack they didn’t see coming.

Similarly, wall jumping can go a long way to getting yourself out of a tricky situation. Even though the more agile Legends will have a better time getting around the battlegrounds, every character has some way of mixing up their movement stay alive longer.

Mastering different techniques to get around can lead to a better experience in Apex Legends, and awesome clips like the one br0000d showed.

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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.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date

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.