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Apex Legends Quickdraw hop-up makes Wingman the best again

Published: 4/Nov/2020 20:00

by Theo Salaun

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One of the most beloved guns in Apex Legends, the Wingman pistol, appears to be making its highly anticipated return to the meta thanks to Season 7: Ascension’s Quickdraw hop-up.

The seventh season of Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale, Apex Legends, is hitting public servers today, on November 4 at 8 p.m. PT / 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. BST, after a period of play restricted to content creators. That means it’s finally time for the Apex community to check out the new map Olympus, the first vehicle called Trident, and the 15th Legend named Horizon.

But, for those with the itchiest of trigger fingers, a variety of weapon balancing changes will be most intriguing. Chief among the list: the Wingman’s Quickdraw Holster hop-up. 

According to the patch notes and surrounding commentary, this new lootable item buffs the destructive Wingman by increasing its hipfire accuracy, making it faster to swap to and from, and quickens its ADS. In sum, these changes hasten the gun’s big punches and turn it into a speedier complementary weapon. 

YouTube’s ‘Dazs’ was one such content creator who got to try out the Season 7: Ascension update before the masses. One aspect they paid notable attention to was the Wingman and its potential impact with the Quickdraw Holster attached. 

“What this is, and what it does, is it makes your Wingman a more viable [weapon] … You cut down on time from switching to the Wingman then to the overall animation to aim down sights, solidifying this hop-up as making your Wingman a ‘clean up’ weapon.”

As Dazs explains, the Skullpiercer hop-up is inherently preferable to the Quickdraw if you’re running the hefty pistol as your main gun. But, while that will always be viable and solely depends on your ability to actually hit shots, the new attachment makes the gun way more versatile.

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With the example of the beloved R-99 and Wingman meta, Dazs suggests that the Wingman can now be used to finish fights off instead of simply initiating them with big shots that decimate enemy health bars. 

The gun still packs a considerable punch, with about 50 damage per bullet to the body, but the Quickdraw amplifies your ability to throw those punches with increased mobility. As such, one could chip away shields with an automatic weapon or sniper before rushing around with a speedy Wingman to finish those opponents off. 

Of course, the Mastiff is still king in the clean-up department, but this throws an interesting wrench into Season 7’s prospective meta.

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Apex Legends fixes annoying Rampart & Treasure Pack bugs in Dec 1 patch

Published: 1/Dec/2020 20:51 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 20:54

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends devs have rolled out fixes for frustrating Season 7 bugs that makes players face an infinite loading screen and a separate glitch causing Rampart’s turret not to stick to the Trident.

Treasure packs returned to Apex for Season 7, as a way to keep the battle pass interesting and give players something to come back and search for every single day, if you don’t get trapped, that is.

The packs have become a significant part of Apex matches since players don’t want to miss one and fall behind on completing the set and miss out on some cosmetics.

For some though, the packs have caused major issues during Season 7 though, as a bug would randomly lock them in a loading screen.

An Apex Legends treasure pack
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Treasure Packs were introduced in Apex Legends season 6, and now they’ve caused quite the headache.

That wasn’t all throwing players off. Rampart mains also found that, while it was advertised in the Season 7 trailer, the legend’s turret wouldn’t always stick to the new Trident vehicles.

Both of these bugs have definitely been getting under players’ skin, but the good news is Respawn have rolled out a fix for both issues that will hopefully put an end to the incoveniences.

“As an FYI, we’ve deployed a small patch to re-enable the ability to place Rampart’s turret on the Trident as well as provide a fix for players who are getting stuck on certain menu pages,” Apex wrote on Twitter on Dec. 1.

This means that once you log in following the update, treasure packs should no longer get you caught in a loop, and Rampart can once again fire Sheila atop the Trident.

Previous reports claimed that another update had been rolled out to try and fix the treasure pack glitch already, but if you’ve been on Apex’s Reddit recently you’ll see still numerous posts of people still encountering it, and a similar issue with getting stuck on the main loading screen as well.

Despite a few bumps like this along the way, Season 7 has generally been well-received by the Apex community, so hopefully, this patch takes care of these issues for good and let us get back to playing.