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Apex Legends trailer reveals two new gold weapons for Season 5

Published: 12/May/2020 9:50

by Connor Bennett

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Eagle-eyed Apex Legends fans have spotted gold versions of the R-99 SMG and Spitfire in the Meet Loba trailer, fueling speculation that they could be the new weapons in season five.

With season four at its end, Apex Legends fans have been digging through all the new trailers and hype for season five in the hopes of uncovering new changes before Respawn announces them. 

Some have already spotted multiple ultimate charging stations – outside of the two obvious spots that were shown in the gameplay trailer. Yet, the newer trailer, revealing Loba’s abilities and in-game animations, may have revealed two brand-new golden weapons for season five. 

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Loba is Apex Legends’ new character for season five.

With the trailer finally confirming Loba’s set of abilities, her much speculated on ultimate – Black Market Boutique – was revealed, allowing her and her teammates to steal two pieces of loot each from within a certain range.

As the ability was demonstrated, eagle-eyed fans noted that Gibraltar had picked up a gold version of a Spitfire – something that hasn’t been released in previous seasons. 

On top of that, as Loba is selecting her item and picking up the Kraber, a gold R-99 SMG can also be spotted in the top right-hand corner of the menu. Again, like the Spitfire, this is completely new. 

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With their inclusion in the trailer, fans believe that all signs point to these golden weapons being used in season five. In previous seasons, five different weapons have been rotated into golden versions with the HAVOC, P2020, Prowler, Sentinel, and R-301 Carbine being used in season four. 

If the Spitfire and R-99 are the first two golden weapons for season five, that would leave an additional three spots to be filled. However, as Respawn hasn’t yet dropped their patch notes and confirmed the new additions, we’ll just have to wait and see if they hold up once the update for the new season is released.

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Apex Legends YouTuber shows why Horizon’s bunny hops can lead to wins

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:15

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends YouTuber ‘The Gaming Merchant’ showed why Season 7 Legend, Horizon, has the best bunny hop in the game that can be a really big advantage if used correctly.

The longtime Apex content creator saw that Horizon’s bunny hop has a unique attribute to her, which essentially lets her get to full strafe speed much quicker than any other Legend in the game.

“When you combine bunny hopping and Horizon, some crazy things can end up happening,” The Gaming Merchant said, explaining how she had the most “efficient bunny hop style” out of the cast of characters.

Since the Gravitational Manipulator has great air control built into her, she can chain these hops in a consistent manner that lets players rapidly skid across the map at a constant pace, according to the YouTuber.

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Horizon has already proven to have great mobility among the cast of Apex Legends characters.

The YouTuber explained that it usually takes Legends “three hops per turn to get maximum momentum from air strafes.” However, Horizon can get to her max strafing movement in just one hop per turn.

In practice, that means that players don’t have to mix up their movement to achieve the fastest b-hops; instead, they can calculate exactly what path they want to take, knowing that Horizon can reach max speed in any direction.

Showing off how the mechanic works in live matches, The Gaming Merchant can be seen absolutely running circles around entire teams without skipping a beat.

Even more impressive is how Horizon’s bunny hops can still be seamlessly chained even if she falls from high places. While her unique hops amp up her attack, being able to hop away at max speed from a fall can lend a hand when trying to escape a chasing opponent.

Seeing as how diversity in your movement can make or break a match in Apex Legends, this could be a game-changer for Horizon mains if used correctly.

We’ve already seen some tricks uncovered with Horizon’s ability kit, like the Gravity Lift in certain places, that gives her tricky moves to deal with as an opponent.

Now it looks like Apex Legends players have another way to squeeze out that extra movement speed from the game’s latest character to join the battle royale.