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Apex Legends players aren’t happy with icon changes in the Season 2 update

Published: 2/Jul/2019 23:45 Updated: 3/Jul/2019 0:15

by Alan Bernal

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The major Season 2 patch for Apex Legends brought a ton of updates that players are sure to appreciate, but one of those changes lie in some of the new character icons – which a lot of people aren’t loving.

The next chapter in the Apex Legends lineup of events is called Battle Charge, which is introducing a new round of content for players to drain hours into unlocking.

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While the devs have also included a host of updates and improvements for the game, according to some of the fanbase they might want to reconsider some of the changes made specifically with the legend icons in player select.

Respawn EntertainmentThe previous Apex Legends character icons.

After the Season 2 update hit the live servers, players have been criticizing the latest Legend icons which they think are more of a downgrade than anything else.

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In a Reddit post, user ‘TheyBeHatin’ noted that they “don’t know how [to] feel about these new faces,” seeing as some legends were seemingly given a more rounded or distorted look than their past iteration.

More users are confused by the new designs as some seem to be clear improvements over the last ones, while other legends have some people questioning their quality.

ciara181 via RedditA close-up on the new iteration of the Apex Legends character icons.
https://www.reddit.com/r/apexlegends/comments/c8c7f1/these_new_profile_designs/

“Is it me or they look… shitty?” user ‘taurusmo’ said.

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The larger legends in the game like Caustic and Gibraltar are proving to be especially jarring for some people, as it looks like the devs were trying to highlight some of their features, but some players might not be so thrilled with the change.

Regardless, if Respawn don’t think it’s worth their time to change up the icons, it should take a matter of weeks for the playerbase to get used to the new designs.

What’s new in Apex Legends Season 2?

While the character icons aren’t ideal for many, there are still a bunch of content to look forward to, ranging from a brand new legend in Wattson to a decked out Battle Pass that has a crazy amount of unlockable for players.

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Similarly, the map has also changed in Season 2, which players will want to get familiar with before jumping into King’s Canyon.

Respawn EntertainmentThe new era of Apex Legends is bringing new characters, cosmetics and features to the battle royale.

The devs certainly made a slew of updates as it is, and that’s not to mention the buffs and nerfs to various weapons that should bring some balance to the Apex Legends arsenal.

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Battle Charge has given Apex Legends a surge of improvements to entice players to fill up the servers once again, but those character icons might take them a bit to get used to.

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How to get super jump with Octane’s jump pad in Apex Legends

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:19 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:21

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have got a trick that lets Octane jump seemingly higher than normal when using his launchpad, though, it might be quite situational.

Ever since being introduced back in Season 1, Octane has helped shake up Apex Legends thanks to his unique movement abilities. 

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The adrenaline junkie might not feature in every match in the same way both Pathfinder and Wraith do, but when he does, you can be sure to see him whizzing around the map using Stim or flying high with his jump pad.

Players have come up with plenty of movement tricks since his introduction, with Respawn going as far as tweaking the pad so that users can use a double jump. Yet, some players have gone even further, well, higher, than that. 

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Octane in Apex Legends
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Octane can regularly be found in Apex games, but not as much as some other legends.

It comes from Reddit user KILL2BKING, who pointed out that the tip might be pretty situational, but it should help you get the high ground over unknowing opponents. 

Quite simply, when an Octane jump pad is on the floor, you want to punch your way on it. Don’t run, or walk, use your melee attack right before you step on to it and you’ll start to bounce.

Now, if you really want to maximize the height advantage, let yourself float back down to the pad. You’ll then get a boost like it is a trampoline. Then, you can use your double jump to reach even greater heights. 

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  1. Place an Octane jump pad
  2. Melee attack right before stepping onto the pad
  3. Take a bounce up and down like a trampoline
  4. Double jump off to new heights

As noted, while this tip is pretty useful, it’s also quite situational. Given that you need to bounce up and back down again on the jump pad, it can make you vulnerable to enemy attacks. 

At the end of the day, though, if you need to reach a spot that could you give a leg up in a game, the movement trick is certainly worth mastering. At least until Respawn make legends changes.