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Apex Legends pro Ace shows how to manage chaotic fights with crazy moves

Published: 11/Mar/2020 20:07

by Alan Bernal

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NRG pro Brandon ‘Ace’ Winn has some of the best mechanical skills in the competitive scene, and showed how sly maneuvering can get you out of a tricky situation in Apex Legends.

The pro player’s game started and finished in Fragment East. Since dropping in the loaded warzone, the killfeed was constantly being updated with new entries until there were about nine squads left.

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But just when the game was finally settling down, the shattered building he was occupying was invaded by a couple of squads – with people dropping from the roof and various floors teeming with foes.

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The buildings in Fragment East and West have a lot of outplay potential in Apex Legends.

A fight on the base floor left the NRG star with no shields and a Peacekeeper with only seven shots left. That’s when Ace decided it was time to retreat to move forward, but there wasn’t any safe space to take cover.

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Using the vertical zipline in the elevator shaft to evade the enemy Wraith on the first floor, he eventually met up with them on the second level and another opponent on the third floor.

Jumping back and forth on the zipline gave him enough mobility to avoid being a stagnant target while going up. It also let him peek into a floor without committing to it, giving him the option of retreating when he saw another player.

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Making it to the roof, Ace was finally able to reload his PK but getting his shields charged would require a bit more stalling from the pro.

That’s when he found a sneaky spot near a light post on the side of the building to crouch on, giving him plenty of time to recharge his shields.

With two bars of armor and weapons fully stocked, he went back into the building to clean up the mess of a fight.

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The streamer couldn’t catch a break trying to evade opponents in Apex Legends.

While it was a tense situation, the pro player was able to strategically maneuver around the chaos to give him the best chance of winning out.

Apex Legends routinely rewards players who get creative with their movements, which could make it easier to slip out of tricky conditions on World’s Edge.

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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.

Wattson Season 2 cinematic
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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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