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Apex Legends: How to use simple trick to save your downed teammates

Published: 10/Sep/2019 8:59 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 18:07

by Connor Bennett

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One clever Apex Legends player has revealed a useful hint that will allow you to help downed teammates make it back into the safe zone. 

Ever since it released back in February, Apex Legends players have been finding helpful hints and tricks all across the sprawling Kings Canyon backdrop. Be it a way to take Caustic and completely hide him, or even using Wattson’s electric fence to give Wraith players a huge shock, something new is uncovered on a regular basis.

While these tips can be pretty useful for bumping up your kill total and even winning a match, there are plenty of ways to become a top Apex player while also playing the supporting role. That support role can become vitally important in the late game – especially when your teammate is on the brink of elimination.

Respawn entertainmentYou could use Wraith’s signature punch, but it won’t matter which Apex Legend you choose.

A new way to help your fellow players was shared by Reddit user Yoker47jk to the Apex Legends subreddit. In Yoker47jk’s post, they discovered that they could use their own melee attack to propel a teammate towards the safe zone.

With Yoker47jk’s teammate downed at one point, they were able to punch them forward after a quick revive before also using their hand strike to give them a boost while running. As the Bangalore player was downed a second time, the Redditor opted against a revive outside of the ring, instead choosing to push them inside with a further few punches.

Helpful Tip: To Help Teammates Knocked :smile_cat: from r/apexlegends

The tip left some fellow posters questioning why it wasn’t brought to their attention sooner. User keith_shannon commented: “Wow… That’s actually useful information. I literally just had a game where we died getting back to the ring,” before explaining how the punching would have helped.

Another, DragonBurst, had a less thankful post – instead, pointing out their own failures when trying to pull off the punching hint. “I usually try to do this, but my punches don’t connect, so I just look like an idiot,” they said.

Of course, if you don’t want to end up wasting your time, don’t try and punch your partner all the way from The Pit to Water Treatment as that simply won’t work.

Yet, you can absolutely make it work at short distances – just make you’re not swinging at fresh air or coming under fire from a flanking player.

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Apex Legends Halloween Fight or Fright event: Shadow Royale, Skins, more

Published: 20/Oct/2020 16:15 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 18:01

by Calum Patterson

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It’s that time of year again, when Halloween comes to gaming, and Respawn are bringing their spooky theme back to Apex Legends. The Fight or Fright event comes with a collection of scary skins, and a new twist on the last year’s Shadowfall LTM, now called Shadow Royale.

Just like Warzone’s “Haunting of Verdansk” event, the map will be getting another makeover, and players will get a chance to play as new and improved ‘Shadows’ in the Shadow Royale mode.

Last year’s Shadowfall LTM went down a treat: not only did we get to see (and hear) Revenant for the first time, it was a brilliant twist of the standard battle royale gameplay.

Also, to make sure you look the part, lots of Halloween-themed skins are coming to the store. Many of them are similar to last year’s though with fresh colors, but there’s also brand new ones for the new Legends that have been added since last October.

Fight or Fright Event trailer

Shadow Royale LTM

In the Shadow Royale mode, players will play as both normal Legends, as well as drop-in as Shadows once eliminated. Shadows are now more deadly than before in some ways, as they can now wallrun and double jump (Titanfall players rejoice).

Plus, rather than just playing in Solos, there’s Shadow Squads, where teammates remain as Shadows as long as one Legend remains alive.

Then there’s Final Death, when the final Legend dies, all shadows die too. We also see Shadow Prowlers, what role they will play remains to be seen, but they’re attacking the remaining Legends in the trailer.

Wallrunning in Apex Legends
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Wallrunning, just like Titanfall, is finally in Apex Legends – but only if you’re a Shadow.

Apex Legends Halloween skins

These skins are being dubbed ‘resurrected’, pretty much meaning they are recolors of previous skins from last year’s Fight or Fright event.

Eight bundles will be included in total, on a two week rotation. The first set for October 22 – 27:

Apex Legends halloween bundle

And then the next bundle rotation from October 27 – November 3.

Fight or Fright bundles

Additionally, individual Halloween-themed skins will be available to purchase throughout the event.

Fight or Fright skins store

There’s also a Haunting prize track, which will run for the full two weeks as well. Complete Revenant’s challenges and you’ll unlock these exclusive rewards.

Fight or Fright event prize track

The Fight or Fright event runs from Thursday, October 22, to November 3, just in time for the expected launch of Season 7 on November 10.