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Apex Legends Season 2: Dragons, Leviathans, Legends, weapons, release date

Published: 19/Jun/2019 16:17 Updated: 20/Jun/2019 6:02

by Eli Becht

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Apex Legends Season 2 starts up in July and we already know a lot of information about it. Here’s everything we know so far.

As Apex Legends Season 1 winds down, all eyes are set on the future of the game and what Respawn will be bringing with Season 2.

The teases have already begun with players seeing dragons, called flyers in-game, cruising around with loot crates. Let’s dive into what we know so far.

Dragons have arrived

Players around King’s Canyon have reported seeing flyers enter the mix and have even shared video evidence of the fact.

At the moment, these winged creatures aren’t dangerous and they actually deliver loot, meaning they are a positive addition so far. 

All of that could change with the blink of an eye depending on the story Respawn decides to tell. It’s quite possible an event revolving around the flyers will happen in some way but it’s too early to tell.

Leviathans are moving

The giant creatures on the edges of the map have largely been dormant until now when they have started inching across the map.

It’s hard to tell for certain what role they will play in Season 2 but it does seem like the Leviathans are gearing up for something.

Numerous weapon changes

They couldn’t reveal every new weapon coming in Season 2, but Respawn did go in depth about some of the changes we could expect.

The major one is the new L-Star LMG that will be coming but there are also several hop-ups on the way that will greatly improve viability for some of the weaker guns in the game.

Here are the two new confirmed Hop-Ups:

Disruptor Rounds

  • Increased shielded damage.
  • compatibility: Alternator, RE-45

Hammerpoint Rounds

  • Increased unshielded damage.
  • compatibility: P2020, Mozambique

On top of this, Energy magazine attachments will be added for the Havoc, Devotion and Triple Take along with buffs to the Flatline, P2020, Alternator and Triple Take.

As some added icing on the cake, a new set of Gold weapons will be arriving but we don’t yet have information on what those could be.

Wattson is coming to King’s Canyon

The new Legend coming for Season 2 is Wattson, an electrifying participant whose father created the Apex Arena.

She sounds like she’ll be a really strong defensive Legend based on her abilities, which can be read below.

  • Tactical Ability: Perimeter Security – Connect nodes to create electrified fences that damage and slow enemies.
  • Passive Ability: Spark of Genius – Ultimate Accelerants fully charge your Ultimate Ability, and standing near interception pylons boosts your Tactical Ability recharge.
  • Ultimate Ability: Interception Pylon – Place an electrified pylon that destroys incoming ordnance and repairs damaged shields as long as it stands. (Max: 3)
EA LivestreamWattson is coming with Season 2.

Season 2 release date

Apex Legends Season 2 has been confirmed for a July 2 release date.

With it will come a new Battle Pass to look forward to, but not many details have been revealed about that so far.

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Apex Legends pro Snip3down’s best tips for controller looting & moving

Published: 29/Nov/2020 20:33 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 23:50

by Julian Young

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The Apex Legends community constantly disagrees on which input device is king: mouse-and-keyboard or controller. While both have their benefits and downfalls, pro Apex player ‘TSM Snip3down’ has shared three ways that controller players can compete with mouse-and-keyboard users by moving while they loot.

The controller versus M&KB debate has raged on in the Apex Legends community since the game’s release. With many controller players seeing great success on Twitch and in the competitive scene, the arguments over the fairness of using controllers on PC have not slowed down.

Both options offer players distinct advantages and also suffer from unique limitations. One issue for controller players is they are largely unable to move while looting, which is something mouse-and-keyboard users can do with ease.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Snip3down — a Halo veteran and one of the top controller players in the pro Apex scene — offered some advice for controller users to help avoid this limitation. Here are three ways that controller players can maintain their movement when looting death boxes.

Apex Legends ALGS
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Snip3down joined TSM’s competitive Apex team in October 2020 and has been competing for them in the ALGS.

Foot pedal method

The first method mentioned by Snip3down in his video is the use of foot pedals. This piece of hardware is an additional tool players can use to assign various actions to another device outside of their controller or keyboard.

In Snipe3down’s case, his pedals are configured to allow extra movement options while looting. He has mapped the left pedal to the ‘A’ key, and the right pedal to the ‘D’ key on his keyboard, allowing him to move back-and-forth with his pedals while looting with his controller.

While this is Snip3down’s preferred method, he recognizes that not all players want to invest in extra hardware like foot pedals. To address this, he also provides two alternative methods that controller players can use to move and loot.

‘Open-while-moving’ method

The second option Snip3down lists for looting and moving involves some precise timing on the part of the player. For this technique, one needs to hold whatever button they use to open death boxes, and when the action is almost complete, start sprinting forward.

When executed properly, this method keeps the death box open and allows the player to pick up items until they move out of range from the box. Snip3down demonstrates this by snagging a few items while he sprints forward before the death box closes.

While this combination of movement and button-pressing requires specific timing and practice, players do not need to buy and use additional hardware to accomplish their goal. Although it takes more effort to perfect, this method is more easily accessible for most players.

Apex Legends Controller Settings
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Controller players can switch out some of the default button mapping to access additional movement options.

‘Crouch-when-looting’ method

The final technique Snip3down identifies in his video involves players remapping buttons on their controller.  While Snip3down clarifies that he does not use this method himself, he knows of other players that utilize it effectively.

If players are comfortable with changing their controller settings, they can swap the button used to melee with the button they use to crouch. Changing the button mapping in this way will allow players to crouch while looting death boxes.

Controller players on PC who feel they are at a disadvantage when it comes to looting can use any of these methods to level the playing field. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for more Apex Legends tips, tricks, and news.