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Apex Legends trick lets you jump and escape opponents while downed

Published: 24/Apr/2019 8:51

by Matt Porter

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Apex Legends players have found a clever way to jump while in a downed state, giving players extra manoeuvrability when trying to stay alive after losing a gunfight.

Apex Legends is a battle royale title that sees teams of three drop into the game’s Kings Canyon map, with each squad battling to stand tall as the last one standing, earning the crown of Apex Legends Champion.

With enemy squads bearing down and attempting to eliminate you, players can often find themselves knocked down, so finding somewhere to hide until your opponents can revive you is imperative if you want to get back in the action.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends players get knocked by enemies, and need a teammate to revive them to get back in the game.

How to jump while downed on Apex Legends

With survival the only goal when you find yourself knocked down by an enemy, looking for a safe spot can be crucial, and the difference between continuing the match or heading back to the loading screen.

With movement restricted to a crawl while down, this can often be a difficult task, with many safe spaces out of reach or difficult to access due to the lack of mobility.

However, one Apex Legends player seems to have found a way around this issue, by figuring out how to jump while in a downed state.

Respawn EntertainmentEscaping from enemy players is imperative to staying alive when in a knocked state.

To perform this extremely useful trick, players simply need to hold the sprint and jump buttons simultaneously, which will allow players to jump into the air as if they were standing.

Players cannot use any of the movement buttons while performing this trick, as this will immediately cancel the jump, but they can be used once the player’s character is in the air, which should allow you to jump onto crates and elevated platforms with a little practice.

It’s not clear if this is an intended design inclusion by Respawn Entertainment, or if this is a bug, with the developers almost certain to address it in a future update if they feel that it’s an unintended mechanic in the game.

With that in mind, Apex Legends players should perhaps make use of the trick while they still can, and put the incredibly useful trick to good use before Respawn patch it out of the game.

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.