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Apex Legends item exploit makes grenades completely useless

Published: 20/Jul/2020 15:06

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have uncovered a strange bug that lets them completely avoid damage from a grenade or Arc Star even though they still explode. 

Just like during any other Apex Legends season, fans of the battle royale have been uncovering a number of bugs and issues throughout season five. Some have been pretty minor while others have made ultimate abilities useless, prevented players from looting, and even let them hide under the map.

However, a new problem seems to be rearing its head, as players have found a way to completely nullify grenades.

Some had tested out the problem by throwing backpacks on top of a live grenade, and Arc Star, before it exploded, but YouTuber Ottr has taken things one step further with his experiment. 

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The new bug makes grenades completely useless.

In his July 19 video, the Apex Legends content creator noted that players had uncovered the grenade issue previously but that he wanted to try it out for himself.

While in the firing range training mode, he showcased that when a grenade lands near a player, they can simply drop any item on top of it, and even though the grenade will explode, it will not deal any damage.

That’s right, you can drop anything from a normal backpack to a first aid kit, to gold body armor, and blue helmets on top of the explosive to avoid taking damage. 

Why is this the case? Well, the YouTuber noted that it seems like if you can obscure the line of sight of the grenade, it can’t deal damage. 

While you’d have to think quickly on your feet during a game to be able to prevent taking damage, it’s something that could become an issue.

Whether or not Respawn are aware of the problem and looking to sort it out is unknown as, at the time of writing, it has not appeared on their Trello board of known issues. We’ll just have to wait and see if they decide to do something about it.

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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.