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Apex Legends pro accidentally breaks NDA and reveals Respawn plans

Published: 5/Dec/2019 20:03 Updated: 28/Jul/2020 15:58

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends pro Jack ‘NiceWigg’ Martin accidentally broke the terms of a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with Respawn Entertainment, revealing a possible initiative to fix the game.

Since the game’s release back in February, Respawn have been struggling with player complaints about balance, development times, the lack of esports news around the title, and more, even while the game continues to be popular.

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There have been a few problems in the game which have persisted for so long that some fans were routinely critical of Respawn for ignoring the complaints of their player base – making NiceWigg’s NDA mishap a sigh of relief for a lot of people.

Respawn EntertainmentA Respawn dev was quick to note NiceWigg’s lapse in judgement when tweeting about the secret Apex Legends meeting.

In a since-deleted tweet, the Counter Logic Gaming player gave his audiences a heads up as to why he wouldn’t be streaming the following day. One problem: he gave a bit too much information regarding his whereabouts.

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“I won’t be live tomorrow because I am going to talk to the Respawn devs tomorrow with a bunch of other pro Apex players about game’s future content, fixes, patches, and more!” he said.

Although the pro didn’t reveal anything too groundbreaking, Producer at Respawn Entertainment Josh Medina still stepped in to remind NiceWigg to read the fine print: “Bro you didn’t read the email completely did you?”

It seems like the pro player must have been given instructions to keep the meeting under wraps, though excitement must have got the better of NiceWigg – resulting in the deleted tweet.

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Luckily, it seems like the devs have a sense of humor about this particular case, seeing as the contents of the meeting must be more important than the announcement of it.

Medina gave a light response to a screenshot of the deleted interaction, hopefully indicating that no one’s in trouble – at least outside of the Apex Legends servers.

“Well I’ll talk to him in person and show him what’s up with controller lol,” Medina said, in reference to KBM vs controller debates that spans across multiplayer titles.

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Even still, this is a great sign seeing as Respawn has opened its doors to the more competitive players, hopefully to address their longtime worries of the game.

Players like NRG’s Brandon ‘Ace’ Winn and Team Liquid’s Lucas ‘Mendokusaii’ Håkansson routinely express their concerns with the game’s state at various stages.

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As unfortunate as NiceWigg’s mishap was, players are at least encouraged that this means Respawn are taking notes from some of its most dedicated players.

“Really happy to see this,” Twitter user ‘Dopluur’ said in response to the deleted tweet. “Making streamers/pros happy will always have major influence over new players and the general community”

More topics of discussion that could stem out of Thursday’s meeting could be a range of motions to sort out the “Apex competitive gaming program” in the near future, something we know the company has been planning for.

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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 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.