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Apex Legends player discovers mind-blowing use for Wraith’s ultimate

Published: 10/Mar/2020 1:20

by Alan Bernal

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Wraith’s ultimate Dimensional Rift is a fantastic tool for rotations and escapes in Apex Legends, but one player showed how it can also be used to disorient incoming attackers.

Playing with portals can make it hard for opponents to get a hold of Wraith and her teammates. Matters only get worse when Wraith uses those portals to find ways of opening up her foes for an attack.

By creatively using the environment to force players into the ult, Reddit user ‘ItsNealeyy’ showed how a short-distance port can go a long way to stay one step ahead in the Apex Games.

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Wraith’s ult has a ton of different uses in Apex Legends.

In the broken terrain of Fragment East, the player activated the ultimate ability where players using the vertical zipline would jump off to get access to the roof.

But they placed the exit for the interdimensional tunnel just a few feet away with over 90% of their Rift Energy still available to use.

With both teammates dead, the enemy squad in pursuit must have figured that the portal was being used to make a last-ditch escape.

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But instead of using her portal ability to flee the scene, the Wraith ended it nearly immediately and moved around the corner to where they had a vantage point on the portal’s exit.

Sure enough, 10 seconds later the first victim appeared. Bloodhound came out of the other end, still running forward into the now-kill room when the Wraith unloaded on them with her Flatline. She took her opponent down in seconds.

Moments later, a Wattson also made her way through the portal while ItsNealeyy was reloading, and the tricky Wraith made to stay out of sight.

ItsNealeyy via Reddit
The portal trap gave the Wraith a huge opening to burst down two players.

While that fight wasn’t as clean as the one just before, ItsNealeyy managed to make the most out of it by using the portal as cover to obscure the opponent’s shot.

In fact, Wattson even portaled through the ult again during the fight, which would have been the right play. But it may have been unintentional since they came back through it moments later.

The creative use of Wraith’s portals resulted in two quick kills and showed how to use the ultimate for directly offensive purposes.

More players will no doubt be using similar tactics with Wraith, making her an even deadlier character to field in Apex Legends.

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Apex Legends Halloween Fight or Fright event: Shadow Royale, Skins, more

Published: 20/Oct/2020 16:15 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 16:18

by Calum Patterson

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It’s that time of year again, when Halloween comes to gaming, and Respawn are bringing their spooky theme back to Apex Legends. The Fight or Fright event comes with a collection of scary skins, and a new twist on the last year’s Shadowfall LTM, now called Shadow Royale.

Just like Warzone’s “Haunting of Verdansk” event, the map will be getting another makeover, and players will get a chance to play as new and improved ‘Shadows’ in the Shadow Royale mode.

Last year’s Shadowfall LTM went down a treat: not only did we get to see (and hear) Revenant for the first time, it was a brilliant twist of the standard battle royale gameplay.

Also, to make sure you look the part, lots of Halloween-themed skins are coming to the store. Many of them are similar to last year’s though with fresh colors, but there’s also brand new ones for the new Legends that have been added since last October.

Fight or Fright Event trailer

Shadow Royale LTM

In the Shadow Royale mode, players will play as both normal Legends, as well as drop-in as Shadows once eliminated. Shadows are now more deadly than before in some ways, as they can now wallrun and double jump (Titanfall players rejoice).

Plus, rather than just playing in Solos, there’s Shadow Squads, where teammates remain as Shadows as long as one Legend remains alive.

Then there’s Final Death, when the final Legend dies, all shadows die too. We also see Shadow Prowlers, what role they will play remains to be seen, but they’re attacking the remaining Legends in the trailer.

Wallrunning in Apex Legends
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Wallrunning, just like Titanfall, is finally in Apex Legends – but only if you’re a Shadow.

Apex Legends Halloween skins

These skins are being dubbed ‘resurrected’, pretty much meaning they are recolors of previous skins from last year’s Fight or Fright event.

But, expect some new skins too for Legends that have been added since last Halloween – leaks have revealed a Loba skin with moving ghosts on it. You can check out a full look at the skins expected to drop here.

The Fight or Fright event runs from Thursday, October 22, to November 3, just in time for the expected launch of Season 7 on November 10.