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Apex Legends Steam exclusive cosmetic rewards leaked on EA website

Published: 22/Jul/2020 14:51

by Calum Patterson

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Three Steam-exclusive Apex Legends cosmetics have been leaked early ahead of Apex’s launch on the marketplace this fall.

Respawn Entertainment officially confirmed that their hit battle royale would be coming to Steam for PC players in Fall 2020, around the same time as they release on Nintendo Switch, and launch cross-platform play.

Apex Legends is already available on EA’s own PC launcher, Origin, but to entice Steam players to download it, three exclusive weapon charms will be available.

Apex Legends crossplay with all platforms listed
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Crossplay is coming at the same time as the Steam launch, this fall.

One of these charms was actually leaked prior to the Steam announcement itself: the Valve potato. The Valve potato was found in the game files, named “v_charm_valve_potato”, and was one of the big hints at a Steam release for Apex.

As expected, this is one of the exclusive items Steam players will be able to secure when the game launches there.

Two more weapon charms are also up for grabs, briefly displayed on EA’s website, before the page was deleted.

“These will all be free limited-time login rewards for our Apex Legends Steam players, so add it to your wishlist and follow us on Steam today. We’ll keep you updated as we get closer to launch this fall.

Three steam weapon charms for Apex Legends
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The charms all have some inspiration from Valve games.

The charms themselves are all somewhat related to other games released by Valve; the potato from and cube from Portal, and a headcrab from Half-Life attacking Octane.

There is no exact release date for Apex Legends on Steam yet, with only ‘fall’ given as the release period.

One question on the lips of many Apex players who are already playing on PC with Origin, is whether cross-progression between accounts will be possible.

Although some will prefer to use Steam over Origin and may want these exclusive charms, they would most likely be put off if it meant starting a whole new Apex account on the Steam version.

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Smart Apex Legends trick gives Horizon OP movement speed

Published: 17/Nov/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have got an interesting use for Horizon’s Gravity Lift tactical ability that could help her become a pain to deal with in tight spaces.

After all the rumors and speculation about Valk, Horizon joined the Apex Legends party with the start of Season 7, giving players the chance to tweak their playstyle thanks to her abilities. 

Her ultimate, the Black Hole is the star of the show as it gives Horizon and her teammates the chance to suck enemies towards them with a mini black hole, resulting in free damage and kills as the enemies struggle to crawl away from it. 

As for Horizon’s tactical, the Gravity Lift, it might bear a resemblance to Octane’s launch pad – given that you can use it to jump to higher spots. However, it might be more powerful if you need to outplay an enemy while in a tight space.

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Season 7 also introduced Horizon to the roster of Legends in the game.

As Reddit user loseryeet shows, instead of using the Gravity Lift to propel yourself to another spot, it’s actually better to use the air strafe speed boost that you get from it to outplay an opponent. 

If you toss the Gravity Lift down under, say one of the floating homes at Estates or Gardens, you can simply use the floor above you to control your movement instead of blasting off into the sky. 

It might be a quite situational tip, given that you’d need to be in a part of the map where your head can pretty much hit a roof of a floor, but the speed boost you get – as seen in loseryeet’s video – is pretty great and can leave your opponents bamboozled. 

Quite niche, but trap yourself under a building with horizons tactical for insane strafe speeds from apexuniversity

As situational as it is, you will still need to have some solid movement skills in your back pocket, otherwise, you’ll go flying off to one side and give your enemy a chance to win the gunfight. 

If you manage to master the situational tip, you’ll definitely get a leg up on some foes, plus, you’ll be able to look out for it if someone tries to use it against you.