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Apex Legends trick takes Gibraltar’s Ultimate to another level

Published: 13/Apr/2020 6:36

by Brad Norton

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Apex Legends players have been blown away – quite literally – by a devastating new Wraith and Gibraltar combination that could easily help you win your next match.

Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale is no stranger to powerful combinations, with each character having to work in unison to wipe out enemy squads.

Each Legend on the roster has the chance to bring an ally up. From hilarious Pathfinder and Crypto tricks, to deadly Wraith and Wattson plays,  Legends can work together in unique ways. However, a stunning new trick involving Wraith and Gibraltar might just be the most impactful combo to date.

Wraith using her ultimate ability in Apex Legends.
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Wraith’s portal has a powerful new combination.

Even though experienced Apex players have been grinding for over a year since the game first release, ranked veterans are stumbling upon new mechanics.

Throwing out their Gibraltar Ultimate on a whim, Reddit user ‘dwesmap’ was left stunned when the Defensive Bombardment rained down in a completely different location.

As the squad made its way closer to the opposition, they discovered a Wraith portal. Left scratching their heads, it seemed as though the Ultimate followed the enemy team through to the other side.

Did I…? Did I just send a Gibraltar ultimate through a Wraith portal?? from apexlegends

Although players are unable to throw grenades through Wraith’s portal, it appears as though Gibraltar’s Ultimate is an exception to the rule.

Accidentally throwing it through an enemy portal didn’t lead to any surprising kills this time around. But if combined with a friendly portal that leads straight to an enemy team, it could be brutal.

Given both characters that were available Apex Legends’s, it’s a surprise that it took until now for players to stumble upon this powerful feature.

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There’s no telling if this is an intended feature or simply a bug that popped up in the midst of combat. Either way, expect to see plenty of teams recreating the insane trick in the near future.

Be sure to keep your wits about you when fighting an enemy squad with Wraith and Gibraltar in the lineup. You never know when a barrage of missiles might rain down on you from out of nowhere.

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Apex Legends Halloween Fight or Fright event: Shadow Royale, Skins, more

Published: 20/Oct/2020 16:15 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 18:01

by Calum Patterson

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It’s that time of year again, when Halloween comes to gaming, and Respawn are bringing their spooky theme back to Apex Legends. The Fight or Fright event comes with a collection of scary skins, and a new twist on the last year’s Shadowfall LTM, now called Shadow Royale.

Just like Warzone’s “Haunting of Verdansk” event, the map will be getting another makeover, and players will get a chance to play as new and improved ‘Shadows’ in the Shadow Royale mode.

Last year’s Shadowfall LTM went down a treat: not only did we get to see (and hear) Revenant for the first time, it was a brilliant twist of the standard battle royale gameplay.

Also, to make sure you look the part, lots of Halloween-themed skins are coming to the store. Many of them are similar to last year’s though with fresh colors, but there’s also brand new ones for the new Legends that have been added since last October.

Fight or Fright Event trailer

Shadow Royale LTM

In the Shadow Royale mode, players will play as both normal Legends, as well as drop-in as Shadows once eliminated. Shadows are now more deadly than before in some ways, as they can now wallrun and double jump (Titanfall players rejoice).

Plus, rather than just playing in Solos, there’s Shadow Squads, where teammates remain as Shadows as long as one Legend remains alive.

Then there’s Final Death, when the final Legend dies, all shadows die too. We also see Shadow Prowlers, what role they will play remains to be seen, but they’re attacking the remaining Legends in the trailer.

Wallrunning in Apex Legends
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Wallrunning, just like Titanfall, is finally in Apex Legends – but only if you’re a Shadow.

Apex Legends Halloween skins

These skins are being dubbed ‘resurrected’, pretty much meaning they are recolors of previous skins from last year’s Fight or Fright event.

Eight bundles will be included in total, on a two week rotation. The first set for October 22 – 27:

Apex Legends halloween bundle

And then the next bundle rotation from October 27 – November 3.

Fight or Fright bundles

Additionally, individual Halloween-themed skins will be available to purchase throughout the event.

Fight or Fright skins store

There’s also a Haunting prize track, which will run for the full two weeks as well. Complete Revenant’s challenges and you’ll unlock these exclusive rewards.

Fight or Fright event prize track

The Fight or Fright event runs from Thursday, October 22, to November 3, just in time for the expected launch of Season 7 on November 10.