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Apex Legends stats reveal why Lifeline’s “buff” is pointless

Published: 11/Apr/2020 13:08

by Joe Craven

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Recently revealed stats appear to indicate that the buff given to Lifeline in the Apex Legends Old Ways Lore event has been nigh on pointless – with many fans even calling for a rework. 

Despite her popularity in nearly every season of Apex Legends so far, recent nerfs (and buffs to her rivals) have seen Lifeline fall in terms of competitive viability. In order to combat this, Respawn Entertainment gave her something of a buff in the April 7 patch. 

This gave her a new Passive Ability, enabling her to gain access to extra healing items through blue bins scattered around the map. While this sounds like a useful new trick, new statistics appear to contradict its relative strength. 

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Lifeline has been one of Apex Legends’ most popular characters.

The stats were shared by one Apex Legends fan on April 10, and show why the Lifeline buff has barely changed the healing medic’s viability. 

In the game’s current build, only 10% of the supply bins in the game are blue. On top of this relatively low percentage, the player suggests that the chance of getting a “useful” item in the supply bins is around 20%.

Combining these two statistics will calculate the overall percentage of finding a useful item in a blue bin. The user’s maths shows this to be 2% – a buff which many feel is insufficient and even pointless. 

WOW, this buff is out of hands! from r/apexlegends

It’s fair to say that 2% is a very low probability, but Respawn were probably cautious of making Lifeline too strong. 

However, the stats follows some serious discussion in the Apex community about the viability of Lifeline. Some players have even said that they have ditched the medic in favor of buffed legends, like Gibraltar.

Of course, the notion of a “useful” item is fairly subjective depending on the specific situation the player finds themself in.

In an early game situation, blue items may be useful to a player. However, in the late game, when they have done more looting, they may already have purple items. 

It remains to be seen how Respawn will respond to the community feedback. There’s every possibility that the buff to Lifeline was supposed to be minimal to prevent her from becoming too strong. We’ll have to wait and see how this one plays out. 

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Apex Legends Black Friday 2020: Airship Assassin skin, Legendary Hunt

Published: 24/Nov/2020 20:18

by Bill Cooney

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Some of the rarest skins in Apex Legends are making a return for the annual Black Friday sale, including Wraith’s famous Airship Assassin skin, cosmetics returning from Legendary Hunt bundles, and more.

It was heavily speculated in the runup to Thanksgiving week that Wraith’s fan-favorite skin would be returning for the second year in a row, and the shop update on November 24 confirmed those leaks and rumors.

Wraith isn’t the only hero getting some of her old skins up for sale again though, Octane’s highly sought-after Jester look will also be back, along with several from the Legendary Hunt themed event all the way back from Season 1.

Wraith Airship Assassin skin pictured in Olympus with 'November 24' in writing beside it
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The long-awaited skin is finally returning, Respawn has confirmed.

For those who don’t know, Wraith’s Airship Assassin skin is a recolor of the pink Void Specialist skin, so you’ll need to unlock both of them in order to rock it.

In addition to the legends and weapon cosmetics, there are deals offering three, 25, or 50 Apex Packs, and a bobblehead weapon charm available during the sale, which goes from Nov. 24 to December 1.

Let’s take a look at all of the bundles available during the sale, what’s included in them, and how much each one will set you back if you’re interested.

Legend Skins

  • Void Specialist Wraith – 900 Apex Coins (Required for Airship Assassin)
  • Airship Assassin Wraith – 6,500 Legend Tokens

Jester Bundle

Octane Jester skin
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This Jester skin for Octane is certainly one of the more disturbing cosmetics in Apex.
  • Cost: 2,500 Apex Coins
  • Laughing Fool Octane Skin
  • Harlequin VK-47 Flatline Weapon Skin

Legendary Hunt Bundle

Legendary Hunt Apex skins
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These Legendary Hunt skins will be available in the Black Friday bundle.
  • Cost: 6,000 Apex Coins

Hero Skins

  • Voices From the Past Wraith
  • Outland Warrior Bangalore
  • Tiger Blood Caustic
  • Pain Killer Lifeline
  • Snake Charmer Mirage
  • Hot Pursuit Octane
  • Sunfire Initiate Pathfinder

Weapon Skins

  • Goldmine Gremlin VK-47 Flatline
  • Bone Saw M600 Spitfire
  • Trophy Collector R-301

Apex Pack Bundles

Bobblehead Bloodhound Charm Apex Legends
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Bloodhound’s adorable bobblehead charm is available in the 3 Apex Pack bundle.

Legendary Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 1,500 Apex Coins
  • Bloodhound Bobblehead Weapon Charm
  • 3 Legendary Apex Packs

25 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 2,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Octane Weapon Charm
  • 25 Rare Apex Packs

50 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 4,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Revenant Weapon Charm
  • 1 Legendary Apex Pack
  • 49 Rare Apex Packs

There you have it, the full rundown of every single bundle and all the items available in the Apex store during the Annual Black Friday sale. Which even though they call it that, you’ll still need some serious Apex Coins if you haven’t been saving up.

Like we mentioned, these cosmetics and packs will only be available for one week until December 1, so don’t wait until the last minute if there’s something you know you want. As always, stay tuned in on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for all the latest Apex news, leaks, and info.