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Apex Legends player pulls off heart-stopping escape in Shadowfall LTM

Published: 29/Oct/2019 4:31 Updated: 29/Oct/2019 5:32

by Brad Norton

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The spooky limited-time mode in Apex Legends is nearly coming to an end but that didn’t stop this insane player from risking it all in the pursuit of glory.

Released on October 15 as part of the Fight or Fright Collection Event, Respawn Entertainment introduced a brand new, limited-time mode in the form of Shadowfall.

Dropping 35 players into a match, players respawn as highly-mobile Shadows that deal increased melee damage to the remaining survivors. A frenetic game mode that encourages an aggressive playstyle, this play might take the cake for the most intense series of events in all of Apex Legends to date.

In an October 28 video shared to Reddit, ‘Gh0st96’ highlighted one of the most ridiculous moments in their time playing Apex Legends, aptly titled “I almost sh*t my pants, I present you my greatest escape.”

With the Evac Ship set to make its way onto the map in just over 30 seconds, this player had successfully made it through to the final seven players in the lobby yet things were about to take a turn for the worse.

Respawn Entertainment - Apex LegendsA terrifying sight as a multitude of Shadows respawn all at once.

Ziplining a great distance in order to approach the landing site of the Evac Ship, a Shadow is quickly eliminated as the background music starts to ramp up.

Setting up a new zipline of their own, the player quickly turned their attention to the sky above and noted the abundance of terrifying Shadows flying back down in close proximity.

As though it were a scene from an epic horror movie, they somehow managed to avoid nearly all damage while taking down five aggressive enemies in swift succession. Swapping from an SMG to a Shotgun they connected shot after shot despite just how frightening the moment truly was.

Sliding away, the player then accidentally missed their first Grappling Hook on the Evac Ship, landing themselves in some tremendously hot water as numerous other Shadows closed in. 

Just in the nick of time, the second attempt finally connected and the player propelled themselves to safety aboard the ship.

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Without a doubt one of the most intense endings to a game of Shadowfall yet and with only a few days left before the limited-time mode disappears, it’s going to be difficult to top.

Recently a player was hit with some terrible luck while fleeing in Shadowfall, fortunately the game didn’t crash after this tremendous play or it all would have been for naught.

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Apex Legends pro Snip3down’s best tips for controller looting & moving

Published: 29/Nov/2020 20:33 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 23:50

by Julian Young

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The Apex Legends community constantly disagrees on which input device is king: mouse-and-keyboard or controller. While both have their benefits and downfalls, pro Apex player ‘TSM Snip3down’ has shared three ways that controller players can compete with mouse-and-keyboard users by moving while they loot.

The controller versus M&KB debate has raged on in the Apex Legends community since the game’s release. With many controller players seeing great success on Twitch and in the competitive scene, the arguments over the fairness of using controllers on PC have not slowed down.

Both options offer players distinct advantages and also suffer from unique limitations. One issue for controller players is they are largely unable to move while looting, which is something mouse-and-keyboard users can do with ease.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Snip3down — a Halo veteran and one of the top controller players in the pro Apex scene — offered some advice for controller users to help avoid this limitation. Here are three ways that controller players can maintain their movement when looting death boxes.

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Snip3down joined TSM’s competitive Apex team in October 2020 and has been competing for them in the ALGS.

Foot pedal method

The first method mentioned by Snip3down in his video is the use of foot pedals. This piece of hardware is an additional tool players can use to assign various actions to another device outside of their controller or keyboard.

In Snipe3down’s case, his pedals are configured to allow extra movement options while looting. He has mapped the left pedal to the ‘A’ key, and the right pedal to the ‘D’ key on his keyboard, allowing him to move back-and-forth with his pedals while looting with his controller.

While this is Snip3down’s preferred method, he recognizes that not all players want to invest in extra hardware like foot pedals. To address this, he also provides two alternative methods that controller players can use to move and loot.

‘Open-while-moving’ method

The second option Snip3down lists for looting and moving involves some precise timing on the part of the player. For this technique, one needs to hold whatever button they use to open death boxes, and when the action is almost complete, start sprinting forward.

When executed properly, this method keeps the death box open and allows the player to pick up items until they move out of range from the box. Snip3down demonstrates this by snagging a few items while he sprints forward before the death box closes.

While this combination of movement and button-pressing requires specific timing and practice, players do not need to buy and use additional hardware to accomplish their goal. Although it takes more effort to perfect, this method is more easily accessible for most players.

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Controller players can switch out some of the default button mapping to access additional movement options.

‘Crouch-when-looting’ method

The final technique Snip3down identifies in his video involves players remapping buttons on their controller.  While Snip3down clarifies that he does not use this method himself, he knows of other players that utilize it effectively.

If players are comfortable with changing their controller settings, they can swap the button used to melee with the button they use to crouch. Changing the button mapping in this way will allow players to crouch while looting death boxes.

Controller players on PC who feel they are at a disadvantage when it comes to looting can use any of these methods to level the playing field. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for more Apex Legends tips, tricks, and news.