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Apex Legends players swatted while hosting live tournament

Published: 15/Sep/2019 21:33

by Eli Becht

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A couple streaming on Apex Legends tournament.

A Virginia couple, who go by HisandHersLive on Twitch, hosting an Apex Legends tournament were met with a rude awakening after their house was surrounded by police for over two hours after someone called 911 on them and said a murder took place in their home.

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The two streamers, Andrew and Judy Kristensen, were playing the battle royale before being forced out of their home by gunpoint on September 14, according to NBC 12.

They tweeted about the incident after it happened, explaining how that’s “not how we expected to spend our Friday night.”

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The couple didn’t even know anything was going on until Andrew received a call from his brother asking about what was going on.

“So, I pick up the phone and it’s my brother and he says, ‘Hey dude, everyone’s looking for you. There are police at your door, you need to go let them in. You’ve been swatted,’” he said.

During the raid on the house, you could see the officers searching the home on the livestream, as everything happened so fast and they had no time to end the stream.

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No injuries occurred as a result of this dangerous prank and police currently have no leads on who the person responsible is.

Swatting is when somebody reports a fake crime at an address in an effort to get the police to show up and cause a major inconvenience, and they have the potential to turn deadly. They usually target streamers in an effort to watch the chaos unfold as it happens.

We’ve seen people lose their lives as a result of these pranks in the past, such as the notorious Call of Duty swatting that stemmed from a $1.50 wager and led to the death of a Kansas man.

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This Apex Legends swatting comes on the same day Twitch streamer OddKast was swatted in the middle of hosting a podcast and saw police enter and search his home, all while live on stream.

Thankfully, nobody was harmed during this swatting.

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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.

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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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