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Apex Legends squad kills world record smashed during Code Red tournament

Published: 29/Mar/2019 11:45 Updated: 29/Mar/2019 12:36

by David Purcell

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Apex Legends Code Red tournaments are known for their entertainment, competition, and excitement, but not many would have expected the world record for squad eliminations to be smashed during the event. 

It takes a lot of skill to be crowned Champions of the Arena in the popular battle royale title, making the qualification stages typically difficult for teams to progress through in competitive events. 

With that being said, it’s going to be even more difficult for players to compete in Code Red tournaments if trios are pushing and making easy work of most of the players in a single game.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends’ latest addition, Octane, played a part in the monumental victory.

New world record holders

A team, which included players tevDesertuk (Wraith), Fyzu (Octane) and Wrugb (Bangalore), managed to pick off an astonishing number of other players in a qualifying match, with 46 kills between the three players. 

It wasn’t as if one player took all of the glory, either, as they spread the eliminations out evenly to avoid calls of one player carrying the others. tvDesertuk had the highest tally with 20 eliminations, while Wrugb recorded 16 and Fyzu had the least with 10 – coming together to create the most dominant trio the game has seen, at the time of writing. 

Respawn EntertainmentThe Apex Legends trio were crowned champions in record-breaking fashion.

Proving they broke Apex Legends’ squad record 

The team initially posted their achievement to the Apex Legends subreddit, but it’s only a short clip in the main post showing the end of the match. Yet, as is the case with many of these record videos, it was met with some skepticism from other gamers. 

“They just kill 2 guys out of 3 man party and let them respawn teammates, so they get more kills,” one redditor said. “There is no other way to get such score without doing it that way.

However, that theory was quickly debunked by the team, who posted a video of their incredible achievement to YouTube and shared it with the online community. 

It’s fair to say that you wouldn’t want to get matched up with this team, especially not in this form. 

Previous Apex Legends squad kills record holder

This incredible tally of 46 eliminations in one match bettered the previous joint record of 41 on PC platform, which was shared by two trios – ssjfpsTV, ItsScubby, SHAAFFER and Teenage, Kyraig, JP2. 

You can check out our Apex Legends world record hub – which is updated regularly – to see who holds all of the game’s highest achievements, and track how many kills you would have to reach in order to be in with a chance of becoming a record-breaker yourself. 

So, do you fancy your chances? 

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

Wraith in World's Edge Apex Legends
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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.