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Apex Legends trick lets players be “100% accurate” in mid-air

Published: 2/Jun/2020 21:27 Updated: 2/Jun/2020 22:54

by Alan Bernal

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Octane has one the most versatile Ultimate abilities in the game as Apex Legends players have found that the Launch Pad can be great for escapes, flanks, and even getting 100% accuracy while in the air.

Zylbrad, a longtime Apex Legends content creator, has been using a trick with Octane that mixes good principals of aim with a consistent trend they discovered when jumping off a Launch Pad.

The YouTuber found that if you slide into Octane’s Ultimate, aiming down the sights of a gun will yield 100% accuracy. While players will still need to actually get the crosshair onto a target, there doesn’t appear to be any effects like bloom that will deter the shot.

“So we can snipe 100% accurately in the sky or use the Devotion and stuff like that,” he said. “No matter what gun it is, it’s 100% accurate.”

Though the player can be seen fumbling some shots here and there, when they zero-in on a far target, it’s impressive to see their shot land despite hurling through the air.

“As you can see, you’re in fact 100% accurate when you slide into the Jump Pad and you gotta make sure that your momentum is still good,” Zylbrad explained.

Having become so practiced with the technique, the YouTuber can be seen hitting Kraber shots from the air with relative ease. The Apex Legends trick-shotter was pulling off crazy attempts in mid-air – a feature they hope the Respawn devs don’t patch out anytime soon.

One downside to the strat, however, is that it forces you to be in mid-air for a lengthy period of time. When you jump off a Launch Pad, your trajectory is pretty much set in place, and veteran Apex players will find it pretty easy to scope someone down if they keep flying off like that and making themselves vulnerable to a long-range shot.

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People have had a ton of fun finding out how to use Octane’s Launch Pad to either make it lethal or find interesting rotations, and this is the latest example of that.

With Season 5 being praised as one of the most balanced states of Apex Legends, it would be interesting to see if Respawn decides to nerf this trick.

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Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

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He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.