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Apex Legends player devises new grenades to shake up the game

Published: 3/Dec/2019 0:47 Updated: 3/Dec/2019 0:51

by Alan Bernal

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Throwables in Apex Legends can give people a ton of tactical advantages, and one player’s design for three new grenades would be perfect for the battle royale.

Respawn Entertainment has a deep arsenal packed into Apex. From the electrifying Arc Stars, to the popular Hop Ups, there are a ton of auxiliary equipment items for players to take advantage of in the game.

Even still, there could be a bit more of a variety in the Throwables department to really change up the way players approach a given engagement on World’s Edge.

Respawn EntertainmentExplosives in Apex Legends have an incredibly diverse range of uses when properly applied.

To accomplish that end, user ‘realPipes’ detailed a few new grenades that would do everything from debilitating players’ vision, to making them think twice about running around aimlessly in close quarters.

In their design, the Explosives wheel gets a few new entrants in the form of a Sonic Grenade, a Flash Grenade and a Sticky Mine.

While the Flash Grenade works how people might expect them to, it doesn’t let the players get flashed when not inside of a room.

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It’s a small but smart addition to the grenade to give players an incentive to choose how to approach a fight when they crop up.

The Sticky Mine is the one that would be the most hectic to add in the game. Attached with a motion sensor, the mines can stick on floors and walls.

But to prevent players from spamming them all over a building that they’re holding up in, the concept makes it so only one mine can be activated at a time. After eight seconds, the mine explodes if no one triggered it.

Though the most intriguing utility item comes in the form of a Sonic Grenade, which would disrupt an opponent’s comms.

RealPipes said it would force players to endure “complete silence for five seconds” while also removing teammate’s Pings during its effect.

While it deals no damage, it would still be a detriment since it gives a team the chance to converge on a player who is cut off from their squad’s communication.

Even though these items might not make it to Apex Legends, if Respawn needed some ideas for new explosives then this would be a great place to start.

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Apex Legends YouTuber shows why Horizon’s bunny hops can lead to wins

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:15

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends YouTuber ‘The Gaming Merchant’ showed why Season 7 Legend, Horizon, has the best bunny hop in the game that can be a really big advantage if used correctly.

The longtime Apex content creator saw that Horizon’s bunny hop has a unique attribute to her, which essentially lets her get to full strafe speed much quicker than any other Legend in the game.

“When you combine bunny hopping and Horizon, some crazy things can end up happening,” The Gaming Merchant said, explaining how she had the most “efficient bunny hop style” out of the cast of characters.

Since the Gravitational Manipulator has great air control built into her, she can chain these hops in a consistent manner that lets players rapidly skid across the map at a constant pace, according to the YouTuber.

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Horizon has already proven to have great mobility among the cast of Apex Legends characters.

The YouTuber explained that it usually takes Legends “three hops per turn to get maximum momentum from air strafes.” However, Horizon can get to her max strafing movement in just one hop per turn.

In practice, that means that players don’t have to mix up their movement to achieve the fastest b-hops; instead, they can calculate exactly what path they want to take, knowing that Horizon can reach max speed in any direction.

Showing off how the mechanic works in live matches, The Gaming Merchant can be seen absolutely running circles around entire teams without skipping a beat.

Even more impressive is how Horizon’s bunny hops can still be seamlessly chained even if she falls from high places. While her unique hops amp up her attack, being able to hop away at max speed from a fall can lend a hand when trying to escape a chasing opponent.

Seeing as how diversity in your movement can make or break a match in Apex Legends, this could be a game-changer for Horizon mains if used correctly.

We’ve already seen some tricks uncovered with Horizon’s ability kit, like the Gravity Lift in certain places, that gives her tricky moves to deal with as an opponent.

Now it looks like Apex Legends players have another way to squeeze out that extra movement speed from the game’s latest character to join the battle royale.