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You can actually dodge bullets in Apex Legends! Here’s how

Published: 1/Apr/2019 10:43 Updated: 1/Apr/2019 11:07

by Matt Porter

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first season and Battle Pass have helped it keep its place at the top-end of Twitch.

With over 50 million players hopping onto the game in its opening month, finding a victory can prove to be difficult, but YouTuber staycation has given fans an in-depth look at how they can use the game’s movement mechanics to their advantage as they search for a win and be crowned Apex Champion.

Movement can be the difference between victory and defeat in Apex Legends.

Practice the fundamental movements of Apex Legends

While it may seem obvious, making sure you know the basic movements of Apex Legends is essential to making sure you avoid taking damage. Staycation states: “If you can get these down, you’ll never look back, and you can look like shroud or Dizzy with enough practice.”

The Apex Legends tutorial gives players all the basic steps they need to get movement down to an art, with plenty of open space to practice sliding, jumping and running to your heart’s content.

Strafing

Another simple tip, but one worth remembering, is to strafe when you find yourself in a gunfight. Hitting a moving target is much trickier than hitting a stationary one, so movement is key to making sure you don’t get hit.

Players can also add jumping into their strafe, as this will make it even harder for an opponent to keep their cross hairs on you. This might make it a little more difficult to hit your own shots at the beginning, but with practice will be a key tool in your Apex Legends arsenal.

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Sprint-stopping

Cancelling a sprint is another great way to throw an opponent’s aim off. When you find yourself under fire, start to sprint away from the fight to either the left or the right, and just as you start building momentum, stop dead, or jump backwards.

It’s likely that the enemy player will instinctively follow the path you were taking before the sudden halt, giving you valuable seconds to fire at them as they attempt to readjust their cross hairs.

Jump-sliding

A tactic which can be seen used by a number of top Apex Legends streamers, a jump-slide can be the perfect way to escape damage. By jumping and then sliding away, your player changes their level and forces the player to try and follow you with their sights, making it incredibly hard to land shots on you.

If you’re struggling to visualize these techniques, you can watch the full video, including demonstrations of each movement, below.

While some of these movements may be second nature, it’s always important to know what tricks you can perform to avoid taking damage, as they could be the difference between a win, and heading back to the lobby screen.

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Revenant Heirloom concept would be perfect for Apex Legends

Published: 19/Jan/2021 17:04

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends player has developed an incredible concept for Revenant’s Heirloom. The impressive design is centered around his backstory and would be the perfect signature weapon for the Synthetic Nightmare.

Heirlooms in Apex Legends are extremely rare and difficult to obtain, making them a prized possession. At the time of writing, there are seven Heirlooms in-game with each of them belonging to a specific Legend.

Of course, this means that the appearance of these items has to be absolutely perfect. The Heirloom has to embody the Legend it represents and incorporate aspects of their character and lore into its design.

One character who is still waiting for his Heirloom to be added to the game is Revenant. Well, an Apex Legends player appears to have done Respawn’s work for them with an impressive concept for Revenant’s Heirloom.

Revenant shaving
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Revenant was released into Apex Legends at the start of Season 4.

Impressive Revenant Heirloom concept

The post, made by VerbatumTurtle, includes a detailed and custom made image that reveals the reasons behind each of the design choices.

The Heirloom itself is called ‘Death’s Head Kusarigama’ and is modeled in the shape of the traditional Japanese weapon. At the base of the Heirloom is Revenant’s signature skull, inspired by his ‘Death Totem’ ultimate ability.

Attached to the skull is a chain that represents his “past life… a life where he experienced pain, and death.” This is no doubt a reference to Revenant’s life as a normal human before he was transformed by Syndicate and Hammond Robotics.

Finally, on the end of the chain, the design incorporates a modified version of Revenents’s straight edge shaver. This is a direct reference to the Season 4 cinematic that sees Revenant using a shaver from his past life as a robot. The artifact serves as a reminder of what he once had and everything that has been taken from him.

It’s fair to say VerbatumTurtle has created an incredible Heirloom that any Revenant main would be thrilled to use. The design is not only perfectly themed for the Legend, but it also incorporates aspects of his lore and backstory.

We’re sure Respawn already has their own plans for a Revenant Heirloom, but they have been known to take inspiration from the community before.