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Apex Legends: Two simple tricks to protect yourself while looting

Published: 23/Mar/2019 17:51 Updated: 23/Mar/2019 18:07

by Marcus Banks

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Looting deathboxes in Apex Legends can be extremely dangerous – but these two simple techniques will let you upgrade your weaponry without risking your life.

After eliminating a player in Apex Legends, naturally, everyone is eager to upgrade their loot from their downed enemy. However, given the likelihood of other players entering the fight, standing over a deathbox in the open could be fatal.

Two simple tricks have been identified which will allow players to loot in cover to prevent taking unnecessary damage. These techniques can help save your life or allow you to enhance your loadout before a third party arrives.

As shown by Reddit user u/mnkymnk, deathboxes can actually be moved into a safe place using your character model.

Rather than looting in the open where you will be visible to enemies, use your character to push the box into a room or behind cover before grabbing whatever you need.

The same user also found a useful trick when it comes to collecting your team-mates banner. Grenades can be used to propel their deathbox to cover or away from rival players for safe retrieval.

Another useful tip involves a similar method.  If you can’t move the box easily, you can also simply move yourself. Once you are close enough to a deathbox, hit the key/button to loot it, then slowly back away from it.

While in a radius of about five feet, you will still be able loot the box. This is particularly helpful if the box is on the outside of a building. Go out, start looting, and then back away inside to safety, where you can continue looting, even through walls.

RESPAWN ENTERTAINMENTLooting safely will greatly increase your chances of securing a victory in Apex Legends.

In the heat of battle, these two techniques can help save you or your teammate’s life in the quest to become an Apex champion.

It remains to be seen whether this mechanic is intentional or whether Respawn Entertainment will remove it in an upcoming patch.

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Apex Legends dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 21:10

by Alan Bernal

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The era of ‘red dots’ littered across Apex Legends’ menu tabs will finally come to an end after Respawn confirmed they’re implementing a ‘mark all as seen’ button to the game.

Apex’s bustling community is rejoicing after the developers indicated the long-awaited quality of life update that is scheduled for the next patch, if everything goes to plan.

While fans of the game have known for a while that the feature was pending, there hasn’t been much news of it since seeing it on Respawn’s Trello board a while ago. Since the conversation’s gone dark, it’s been a waiting game to see if the developers would follow-up on the organizational feature.

Well, an inquiring fan created a mock-up of what the ‘mark all as seen’ button could look like within the character-select screen. But fiction turned into reality once Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Z. Klein, chimed into the discussion.

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The red dots on tabs have cursed the Apex Legends menu screen for a while.

“Could we get a ‘Mark all as seen’ button? Would be useful instead of going through all the menus to clear the icons,” user ‘TigerTankSniper’ suggested, before Klein was happy to oblige.

“Good news! That’s probably coming in the next patch! John Hodgson put that one in not too long ago,” Klein was happy to report. Hodgson is another Senior Game Designer at Respawn, who’s about to make a lot of the Apex fans really happy.

Since the launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019, there’s been a ton of content regularly injected into the battle royale. This stretches from Legends, weapon cosmetics, sky trails, holo sprays, voice lines, banners, and a lot more.

As much as the fans have loved adding troves of content to their personal libraries, every time something new gets added a small red dot appears to notify players of the change.

“I have an army of them because all the useless blue and white items I get, not really motivated enough to click on all them so now it just keeps growing bigger and bigger,” one person wrote.

The thing is, those little indicators can be persistent and a bit of a bother; hence, the quality of life update that’s coming into the game very soon.

But the community can let out a collective sigh of relief seeing as they shouldn’t be a problem in Apex Legends after the next update.