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Apex Legends player discovers clever new way to use Lifeline’s revive shield

Published: 6/Mar/2019 1:05 Updated: 6/Mar/2019 1:11

by Albert Petrosyan

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While the Lifeline is already one of the more oft-used Legends in Apex Legends, there may now be yet another reason to pick it above the rest. 

One of the Lifeline’s numerous unique traits is the ability to project a defensive shield whenever reviving a downed teammate.

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The shield protects both the Lifeline and the downed player throughout the whole revival process, which can be very important considering the chance that dangerous enemies may be lurking nearby. 

Aside from this main and obvious use for the revive shield, one Apex Legends player has figured out that there is another, and more strategic, way to use this ability. 

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Playing as the Lifeline, Reddit user ‘TerrorByte‘ and his teammate landed in a hot area and were quickly met by an enemy Gibraltar, who had already been armed. 

The Gibraltar quickly knocked the teammate and moved to do the same to the Lifeline, at which point the player cleverly began starting and stopping the revival of the teammate as a way to activate the revive shield and keep it between them and the enemy.

No matter what the Gibraltar tried, he could not get a clean shot at the two players, which bought enough time for the third member of their team to come and save them. 

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Although it worked perfectly in that situation, the technique is certianly not foolproof. As several users pointed out in the comments section of the Reddit post, the Gibraltar could and should have simply walked through the shield and then fired at the Lifeline from point blank range.

However, in the heat of the moment, many players may not have that thought process, and it’s in those situations where this method will work beautifully to buy time for the third teammate to come and help. 

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Why Wattson’s pylon ability is “eating” grenades in Apex Legends

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:01

by Tanner Pierce

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After players seem to be confused about the Apex Legends character Wattson “eating” grenades, a fan has taken to Reddit to explain just exactly what is going on – and the answer is a bit more complicated than it might seem at first glance.

Confusing special abilities are always bound to happen, especially in games like Apex Legends, where every characters ability is different. Wattson, who has been a part of the game since Season 2, is a perfect example of a character who has some crazy abilities, but can be a bit confusing for some players.

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For those that don’t know, she can place down an “Interception Pylon” which blocks incoming grenades, equipment, etc. in order to protect you, similar to a Trophy System from the Call of Duty franchise. Some people have been confused by this ability, claiming it’s destroying or “eating” their own grenades, which is definitely a bit peculiar. Now, thanks to a player, there’s finally a decent explanation for what’s going on.

Wattson Season 2 cinematic
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Wattson, who was added to the game over a year ago, has the ability to stop grenades.

Interception Pylon eating grenades?

According to Reddit user u/Jameso4e, who is a self-proclaimed Wattson main with 3,500 kills, there two different circles which appear when a player places the Pylon, one that destroys only “incoming” grenades/equipment and one that destroys all of them.

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The outer rings is the one that destroys all equipment, meaning players should be looking to avoid standing near that one when throwing their grenades inside of the two circles. In layman’s terms, you’ll have to watch where you’re positioned if you don’t want the Pylon to “eat” your grenades.

In a video made by Jameso4e demonstrating the problem, players can very clearly see two circles. When he stands closer to the inner circle, he has no problem throwing grenades out but when he stands near the outer circle, the equipment gets “eaten”. While that may sound a bit confusing at first, once you practice, it seems to be pretty easy to master.

As to why the ability causing this, nobody really knows, but the user theorizes that it’s due to bugs. It’s been over a year since Wattson was added to the game, so here’s hoping that now that the ability has been explained, more people understand it.

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