Bangalore buff idea in Apex Legends gives her Titanfall's electric smoke - Dexerto
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Bangalore buff idea in Apex Legends gives her Titanfall’s electric smoke

Published: 11/Jul/2020 19:51 Updated: 11/Jul/2020 19:57

by Alan Bernal

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A creative way of combining assets already in Apex Legends would give Bangalore players a powerful tool inspired by Titanfall’s electric smoke.

Even though the Lost Treasures update made improvements to a sizable portion of the Apex roster, Bangalore was left out of this round of patch improvements. As far as pick-priority goes, the former IMC recruit doesn’t score high against the likes of Wattson, Wraith, or Pathfinder.

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To give the Legend a bit more indirect firepower in her ability kit, user ‘cxllum02’ suggested that there be an interaction between useful Arc Stars and Bangalore’s Smoke Launcher to make her AoE ability deal damage.

“I thought it would be cool if we threw an arc star into Bangalore’s smoke. It would create the electric smoke from Titanfall 2,” they said.

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Electric smoke from Titans in Titanfall 2 can be used in Apex Legends Arc stars and Bangalore.
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Bangalore could make use of something similar to Titanfall’s electric smoke.

They accompanied the idea with side by side pictures of how Bangalore’s smoke looks now with an Arc Star accompanying along with a screenshot of Titanfall showing a mech’s tactical ability being activated.

A buff like this would be a great way to rework concepts already inside Apex Legends to create something that would greatly benefit Bangalore.

As it stands, the Legend is classified as an Offensive-type character, although none of her abilities are exactly made to deal damage. Her smokes are great for repositioning, her Double Time can be used to return fire then quickly get to cover, and her Rolling Thunder is good to advance on a push (or create distance to escape a team) but hardly to deal a killing blow.

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I thought it would be cool if we threw an arc star into Bangalore’s smoke it would create the electric smoke from TF2 from apexlegends

The practical effect would be kind of similar to how Caustic’s Nox Gas works. But because of her ability to launch a gas can at long-range, it could be a great way to clear out structures or funnel opponents to a particular path.

This would open up the offensive capabilities for teams deploying with the Legend, and would be a creative way to revamp a character that can sometimes get overshadowed by other Legends with far more tools than her.

As the Respawn devs continue to balance their roster, some players would be interested to see the devs incorporate a buff like this for Bangalore.

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Why Wattson’s pylon ability is “eating” grenades in Apex Legends

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:01

by Tanner Pierce

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After players seem to be confused about the Apex Legends character Wattson “eating” grenades, a fan has taken to Reddit to explain just exactly what is going on – and the answer is a bit more complicated than it might seem at first glance.

Confusing special abilities are always bound to happen, especially in games like Apex Legends, where every characters ability is different. Wattson, who has been a part of the game since Season 2, is a perfect example of a character who has some crazy abilities, but can be a bit confusing for some players.

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For those that don’t know, she can place down an “Interception Pylon” which blocks incoming grenades, equipment, etc. in order to protect you, similar to a Trophy System from the Call of Duty franchise. Some people have been confused by this ability, claiming it’s destroying or “eating” their own grenades, which is definitely a bit peculiar. Now, thanks to a player, there’s finally a decent explanation for what’s going on.

Wattson Season 2 cinematic
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Wattson, who was added to the game over a year ago, has the ability to stop grenades.

Interception Pylon eating grenades?

According to Reddit user u/Jameso4e, who is a self-proclaimed Wattson main with 3,500 kills, there two different circles which appear when a player places the Pylon, one that destroys only “incoming” grenades/equipment and one that destroys all of them.

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The outer rings is the one that destroys all equipment, meaning players should be looking to avoid standing near that one when throwing their grenades inside of the two circles. In layman’s terms, you’ll have to watch where you’re positioned if you don’t want the Pylon to “eat” your grenades.

In a video made by Jameso4e demonstrating the problem, players can very clearly see two circles. When he stands closer to the inner circle, he has no problem throwing grenades out but when he stands near the outer circle, the equipment gets “eaten”. While that may sound a bit confusing at first, once you practice, it seems to be pretty easy to master.

As to why the ability causing this, nobody really knows, but the user theorizes that it’s due to bugs. It’s been over a year since Wattson was added to the game, so here’s hoping that now that the ability has been explained, more people understand it.

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