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Apex Legends’ Peacekeeper shotgun can outperform snipers from long-range

Published: 13/Nov/2019 2:32

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends players have known for a while that the Peacekeeper shotgun is more than reliable at short range, but a comparison with the Triple Take sniper rifle shows how ridiculous it can be.

Respawn Entertainment has a heap of weapons in their battle royale, and most of them specialize in a specific purpose that makes them worth picking up as one of a player’s two weapons.

But there are some guns in the game like the Wingman and R-99 that dish out a ton of damage while also retaining insane versatility.

With more weapons and items reportedly on the way, it seems like players are starting to eye the Peacekeeper as another gun that can excel in various scenarios.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Triple Take might have its uses, but the Peacekeeper might outdo it in some long-range scenarios.

Much like Reddit user ‘Too_Practical’ showed when they took the Firing Range to test out how the shotgun holds up against the Triple Take.

Equipping the sniper with a Rare stock, a Precision Choke Hop Up and a Variable Holo, the player waited for the opportune shot at the long-distance target and landed a shot worth 69 damage to the dummy.

That’s when they switched over to the Peacekeeper decked out with the Precision Choke and the Variable Holo to take a shot at the exact same distance.

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Even though the conditions were the same, the shotgun’s damage totaled to 109 points off the dummy.

While there’s a ton of caveats that goes into the comparison, like it’s unlikely application in a real-time game scenario, players were still questioning how the shotgun could be so damaging from long-range.

“Joke aside, I don’t mind Triple Take doing 69,” one person said. “But PK shouldn’t do 103 tbh. Either they buff the Tripletake or nerf the pk somehow.”

Respawn EntertainmentSeems like a lot of players have found ways to get more mileage out of the Peacekeeper.

“The fact it has potential for sniping/out sniping at certain ranges ON TOP of being the best close-range weapon makes it the best pick up in general,” another user wrote in response to the idea that players wouldn’t pick up the Peacekeeper over a Triple Take for long-range.

Some people are already expecting Respawn to nerf the Peacekeeper in response to its insane effectiveness, but it remains to be seen if the devs will bring a balance update soon.

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Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020: Start date, skins, Winter Express LTM

Published: 17/Nov/2020 18:21

by Calum Patterson

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It’s almost that time of year again, and Apex Legends’ second holiday season is about to get into full swing. Holo-Day Bash is set to return for 2020, with all new skins, and a rerun of the Winter Express LTM.

To keep up with the yearly festivities, the first event of Apex Legends Season 7 will be holiday-themed – this we know thanks to some badges that have already confirmed the 2020 Holo-day bash ahead of an official announcement from Respawn.

The exact same thing happened with this year’s Fight or Fright event, for Halloween, which was also revealed early due to in-game badges that couldn’t be unlocked yet.

So, if you’re wondering when Holo-day Bash 2020 starts and ends, what kind of cosmetics will be available, and what mode to expect, here’s everything we know so far.

When is Holo-Day Bash 2020 in Apex Legends?

The Holo-Day bash will start on December 1, and run through until January 4. These dates haven’t been confirmed by Respawn yet, but reliable data-miner Shrugtal has provided the early schedule.

Holo-day bash 2020 badges
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Badges for Holo-Day Bash 2020 are already visible in Apex Legends.

Unlike last year though, this is not a Collection event. Instead, like Fight or Fright, Holo-Day Bash 2020 is just a Themed event. That means there won’t be a new Heirloom to unlock, whereas last year,  Pathfinder’s boxing gloves could be unlocked by completing the collection.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 skins

Just because it’s not a collection event though, doesn’t mean there won’t be new skins and cosmetics to get your hands on.

These skins will be available in bundles in the Item Shop, which have already been leaked by data miners. For a complete look at all the bundles and skins, check out our full post here.

Thanks to Biast12, we can see an early showcase of all the bundles that will be dropping during the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

There’s also an event prize tracker, which you will be able to complete through challenges.

Winter Express LTM

Speaking of challenges, you’ll want to complete these in the “new-and-improved” Winter Express LTM.

Winter Express LTM 2020
Screenshot via Biast12
Winter Express will return in the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

For those who didn’t play last year, Winter Express takes place on World’s Edge, with Mirage as the game announcer. The objective is to win control of the train over three rounds. And there’s no loot – instead, Legends are given preset loadouts.

How the mode will change for 2020’s version isn’t known yet, but there’s set to be “improvements.”