Apex Legends

Apex Legends trick lets you slide instantly without running

Published: 23/Jul/2019 18:29 Updated: 23/Jul/2019 18:44

by Alan Bernal

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Players can be routinely seen sliding down the hillsides and slopes in Apex Legends, and while that’s an effective way of getting around there isn’t always time to find a downhill during the heat of battle.

Apex Legends has firefights that breakout at blistering speeds which demand players to make quick decisions on their feet. The push and pull of battle can force players to scramble for cover at a moment’s notice.

For players that find themselves locked in a fight with no cover, mixing up their movement could be the saving grace to getting an advantage over their foes on King’s Canyon.

Respawn EntertainmentSlide without having to worry about a lead up run.

In a Reddit post, user ‘grilled_steez’ gave the Apex Legends community a heads up on a little known mechanic in the game that offers a surprising amount of versatility when maneuvering in and around an engagement.

“If you didn’t already know: you can initiate a slide without sprinting by jumping in a direction and hitting crouch button in the air,” grilled_steez said. “It is very useful for when you have to reload and you’re not behind cover”

The clip shows the player forcing the initiative on a battered squad, but when they were mere bullets away from finishing off the enemy Pathfinder, their clip ran empty on both weapons.

Instead of trying to run up and hit them in the face like most of us would, the player instead hopped up and slid away to cover, giving them a safe chance to reload then killing off the enemy.

Members of the community were impressed with grilled_steez’s movement and were fascinated they hadn’t known before, with one person saying: “I am about to hit Diamond IV in ranked and was not aware of this until now lol.”

Other players might want to put a sticky note on their monitor that this is an option, as one person hilariously noted: “The annoying thing about this is, I know that I need to do it, I know how to do it, and when I do it I do it pretty perfect to get into cover for the reload. The issue is, I never bloody remember to do it.”

Respawn EntertainmentThe spontaneous slide can definitely open the opportunities to surprise an opponent.

In either case, using the move without a run up is a terrific arsenal to be equipped with, and players looking to incorporate it in their game should get some practice slides in before engaging on a team.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends fixes annoying Rampart & Treasure Pack bugs in Dec 1 patch

Published: 1/Dec/2020 20:51 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 20:54

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends devs have rolled out fixes for frustrating Season 7 bugs that makes players face an infinite loading screen and a separate glitch causing Rampart’s turret not to stick to the Trident.

Treasure packs returned to Apex for Season 7, as a way to keep the battle pass interesting and give players something to come back and search for every single day, if you don’t get trapped, that is.

The packs have become a significant part of Apex matches since players don’t want to miss one and fall behind on completing the set and miss out on some cosmetics.

For some though, the packs have caused major issues during Season 7 though, as a bug would randomly lock them in a loading screen.

An Apex Legends treasure pack
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Treasure Packs were introduced in Apex Legends season 6, and now they’ve caused quite the headache.

That wasn’t all throwing players off. Rampart mains also found that, while it was advertised in the Season 7 trailer, the legend’s turret wouldn’t always stick to the new Trident vehicles.

Both of these bugs have definitely been getting under players’ skin, but the good news is Respawn have rolled out a fix for both issues that will hopefully put an end to the incoveniences.

“As an FYI, we’ve deployed a small patch to re-enable the ability to place Rampart’s turret on the Trident as well as provide a fix for players who are getting stuck on certain menu pages,” Apex wrote on Twitter on Dec. 1.

This means that once you log in following the update, treasure packs should no longer get you caught in a loop, and Rampart can once again fire Sheila atop the Trident.

Previous reports claimed that another update had been rolled out to try and fix the treasure pack glitch already, but if you’ve been on Apex’s Reddit recently you’ll see still numerous posts of people still encountering it, and a similar issue with getting stuck on the main loading screen as well.

Despite a few bumps like this along the way, Season 7 has generally been well-received by the Apex community, so hopefully, this patch takes care of these issues for good and let us get back to playing.