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Apex Legends pro shares extensive list of crucial map rotations

Published: 15/Jun/2019 18:39 Updated: 15/Jun/2019 19:04

by Alan Bernal

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There are tons of ways of getting around in Apex Legends and one player saw there were extremely valuable rotations, tricks and hiding spots not normally used, leading him to share his knowledge with the community.

Apex Legends is a fast and fluid battle royale experience that frequently rewards players who creatively mix up their movements, be it in chaotic firefights or making effective rotations around Kings Canyon.

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There are tons of tools dispersed around the Apex Games arena to help teams get around the map quicker or to find shortcuts that aren’t easily discovered, which greatly improves the entire squad’s mobility.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends players could use intuitive map rotations to get the step on an enemy team.

In a long Twitter thread, battle royale pro Dakota ‘Exko’ MacLeod was surprised that he wasn’t seeing a lot of players taking advantage of the map and decided to let the community in on some of the more helpful strategies.

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“Alright so I found some spots a few months ago that are nuts and aren’t used in comp,” Exko said. “I was saving them but honestly i’d rather see them used than not. So look below in the massive thread for some crazy Scrimmage tricks/rotations and spots to hide.”

Exko wasn’t kidding around either, as he put well over a dozen videos showing everything from masterful hiding spots to risky but effective rotations that really drain down the “Return to the Battle” timer.

While there were some rotations that make use of an Octane or Pathfinder, they’re really useful to be aware in case a team gets caught on the wrong side of the circle.

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Although there are some tips and tricks in the thread that are really situational, they could prove to be invaluable for the more confident risk takers in the Apex Games.

When is Apex Legends Season 2 launching?

There has been tons of hype surrounding the next chapter of the Apex Legends wave of content, and fans have been hyped ever since the devs shared more details of the impending Season 2.

While there were tons of criticisms for the game upon release, Respawn Entertainment are looking to remedy that when they launch Season 2 on July 2.

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With a lot more content on the way, players will want to get familiar with all of the best maneuvers to move around Apex Legends to stay ahead of the pack.

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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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