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Apex Legends players highlight major concern about Revenant in Season 4

Published: 1/Feb/2020 11:32 Updated: 1/Feb/2020 11:57

by Joe Craven

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Players of Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends have shared their concerns regarding Revenant, a new legend who is set to be added with the inception of Season 4, on February 4. 

Since its February 2019 release, a few bugs have plagued Apex Legends and frustrated players. Among others, significant controversy has surrounded Pathfinder, the traversing robot who has proven incredibly popular among players.

The complaints are because Respawn have never quite managed to balance Pathfinder’s hitbox. This is due to his slender frame, which can make him an especially hard target. Players have complained consistently, with many feeling the robot benefits too much from being hard to hit.

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Pathfinder’s hit box has been a topic of controversy in the Apex community.

It seems those fears are now moving over to Revenant, the game’s new legend coming in early February. 

“The hitbox looks more frightening than pathfinders noodle frame,” one Apex player said, referencing Revenant’s thin skeletal aesthetic.

While different hitboxes are commonplace in any game – reflecting the strengths and weaknesses of certain characters – players find it incredibly frustrating to die to an opponent due small or malfunctioning hitboxes. 

The hitbox looks more frightening than pathfinders noodle frame from apexlegends

Respawn have been up to their trademark tricks of disguising his abilities and teasing Revenant’s implementation. In a recent teaser, he was seen to be stabbing Forge, seemingly to cement his addition as the next legend. 

Current leaks suggest movement will be a massive part of Revenant’s abilities, with many comparing his movement to that of a spider: “his crouching and wall climbing animations are so spider-like. It will be a nightmare shooting at him while he is dodging and weaving around.”

This, paired with the seemingly tiny character model, have led to many concerns over how difficult Revenant will be to hit, particularly when he is moving.

Hitbox concerns are nothing new to FPS games. Many games are criticized for their poor hit registration and inconsistencies among characters.

For example, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been accused of having poor hit registration, while Rainbow Six: Siege has long suffered from issues with specific operator hitboxes, like the FBI’s Ash. 

In Apex, bigger characters like Gibraltar and Caustic can sustain extra damage to balance their bigger hitboxes, while smaller characters like Wraith have the opposite effect.

We’ll have to wait and see how Revenant plays in-game, but fans are voicing their concerns that his hitbox will turn out to be Pathfinder 2.0.

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Apex Predator shows off 28 genius tips & tricks to get better at Apex Legends

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:50

by Joe Craven

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Apex Legends content creator and Apex Predator ‘chiknnuggey’ has offered players of Respawn’s battle royale 28 tips and tricks to instantly improve in-game. 

Regardless of your rank in Apex Legends, chances are you have certain areas you can improve. Whether it’s recoil control, movement around the map or deciding how to balance your loadout, no player is completely flawless, as much as they might like to tell themselves.

Chiknnuggey, an Apex YouTuber and Predator-rank player, sits at 13,000 YouTube subscribers, and regularly posts Apex content to try and help his subscribers.

That’s exactly the aim of his January 15 video, which offers a whopping 28 tips and tricks to Apex Legends players, ensuring they’ve got the game’s basics completely nailed.

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To be great at Apex Legends, you need to make sure you’ve got the basics done.

As you can imagine with 28 tips and tricks, they cover a lot of bases. The Predator’s movement tricks involve ‘zipline bouncing’ meaning you can use ziplines positioned near buildings to instantly reach an elevated position.

Another awesome trick is being able to throw grenades through closed doors. To do this, aim for the very bottom corner of the door, and use the projectile indicator. When it disappears, it means your grenade will slip through the corner of the closed doors. It’s a great way to damage an enemy you know is one the other side.

We also really like the tip to enable fast armor swaps. If you’re in a heavy loot area and planning on hanging around there, drop all the available armor on the floor. In an engagement, you can easily swap your armor for a new one, without having to open a loot box. This will give you a major health boost instantly, and could be the difference between winning and losing a fight.

There are also some more well-known tips, such as how to avoid the fall stun by meleeing a nearby surface (meleeing the ground was patched out long ago, but there’s a new way).

Your play-style may differ from some of the tips, but anything recommended by an Apex Predator should be worth trying out. If you don’t like a tactic or can’t pull it off, then drop it and stick to ones you know you’re capable of. Other than that, drop in and gives these tricks a go!