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Apex Legends pro Mendo explains how to “jump boost” teammates

Published: 14/Nov/2019 2:25

by Alan Bernal


There are a ton of movement tricks in Apex Legends that can give players an upper-hand on World’s Edge, and none are better at discovering these tactics than Team Liquid’s Lucas ‘Mendokusaii’ Håkansson.

While Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale has a ton of Legends with unique ability kits to take into the Apex Games, when the guns start blazing survival is all about how a player maneuvers around a fight to come out on top.

People have already discovered a ton of slick ways to contort around a difficult situation, but very few of those tricks have teammates in mind for getting around World’s Edge.

Respawn EntertainmentThe trick is especially helpful if a squad doesn’t have highly mobile Legends on their team.

That is until Mendo and his group got into the Firing Range and discovered an unorthodox but highly effective way of giving less-mobile Legends a boost up to high peaks.

Perching themselves near a wall that isn’t quite scalable with the climbing function, Mendo used a punch-jump to help Wraith get up over the ledge.

“What if I can punch you while you jump and then you can start climbing to get that little extra boost,” Mendo hypothesized.

On the first try, the theory turned out to work. Though reproducing the “Liquid Jump” took a bit of practice to sync up the timing of the jump and the punch up.

In order to do it, a teammate will have to jump up while another punches them upward to get a huge leap off the ground.

As for the person punching, they’d have to punch their teammate near the moment they leaped in order to send them flying.

It seems like it’s easier to reproduce the trick with some Legends over others, as the squad strung a ton of leaps with Pathfinder as the launcher – but it’s more about the timing than the characters a team uses.

As situational as it seems, it didn’t take long to find a use for the trick in-game, as the team pulled off the maneuver to launch a Wraith to a tower high above.

The players were hyped to find a new mechanic in the game, and are already finding ways to incorporate it in their Apex Legends gameplay.

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Apex Legends Nov 18 update fixes Rampart exploit & more: patch notes

Published: 18/Nov/2020 18:56 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 19:33

by Alan Bernal


Respawn have launched a new patch in Apex Legends that will patch out an exploit with Rampart’s turret as well as implementing updates for everything from audio issues to reformatting Weekly Challenges.

The Apex community has been very active with their feedback at the start of Season 7. While there’s been a ton of content for players to sift through, problems with the Battle Pass or Rampart’s ultimate Sheila has been cause for concern among some people.

The developers have been paying close attention, leading to the November 18 update which is going to take out the amusing but deadly Rampart exploit while giving people a helping hand at the revised Battle Pass progression system.

This means that Respawn are dousing fires inside and out of the Apex Arena this time around, with updates that should improve the player experience as well as the state of the game.

Rampart Sheila exploit grounded

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Rampart’s turret will be grounded after the Nov 18 patch in Apex Legends.

People have been hooking up Rampart’s Emplaced Minigun ‘Sheila’ to Crypto’s Drone. Since the game identified the hovering bot as a valid base for the ultimate, we’ve seen people use this to wreak havoc by flying the turret around the map.

While it wasn’t really practical to set up the flying turret in the middle of a fight, it still provided some of the wildest clips to come out of the Arena.

However, that won’t be possible any longer now that Respawn have sent out a fix that will keep the minigun grounded to the Apex battlefield, like it was meant to be.

It’ll be interesting to see if the patchwork holds since people have been trying to get creative with how they can use the ultimate.

Battle Pass difficulty reverted

A few weeks after the Season 7: Ascension Battle Pass was launched, people were noticing just how long it took to simply move up a single tier.

This quickly snowballed enough to get Respawn’s attention. While the controversial star system will remain intact for the season, the ability to level it up should mirror that of the Season 6 Battle Pass.

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Respawn have toned down how long it’ll take to level up the Season 7 Battle Pass.

The Apex devs implemented the fix to Daily challenges last week, but today will see Weekly challenges get the revised changes. As promised, Respawn are also giving all players who log in 10 free Battle Pass levels in light of the issues.

While the latest patch notes are relatively short, it’s got a few promising fixes that the Apex Legends community has been asking for since the start of Season 7.

Take a look at the full notes below, courtesy of Respawn.

Apex Legends November 18 patch notes

  • Weekly Challenges have been adjusted back to Season 6 formating
  • 10 Battle Pass levels will be rewarded to all who log in
  • Rampart’s turret on Crypto’s drone
  • Audio adjustments
  • Misc fixes