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Best ways to find crafting materials in Apex Legends

Published: 23/Aug/2020 16:49 Updated: 23/Aug/2020 16:54

by Connor Bennett

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Crafting is now a major big part of Apex Legends in Season 6, but you need Materials to access important Replicator machines. So, here’s where you’re best off looking for the precious resource.

With the start of Apex Legends Season 6, Respawn finally introduced Rampart as a new character, added the Volt SMG to the loot pool, and even gave the game a shakeup with Crafting. 

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The crafting doesn’t go to the Fortnite level of being able to build structures that provide cover. Instead, it’s more about getting new items during games. Through crafting you can grab yourself a new weapon, an upgrade to your armor, or even a mobile respawn beacon. 

However, to craft these items from the big orange Replicator machines, you need Crafting Materials. But, where are you best looking for these materials? Well, all over the map actually. 

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A crafting replicator in Apex Legends
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Replicators are used to craft items in Apex Legends.

Loot Bins – 5 materials each

That’s right, materials aren’t just found at hotspots where you also find the best bits of Apex Legends loot, they’re just scattered all over the map. 

The most consistent place to find them is from loot bins. As soon as you open a bin, you’ll get a number of materials added to your current total. This comes out at five materials per opened loot bin, so, you’ll have to open a lot to get some of the better bits of craftable loot. 

A loot bin in Apex Legends
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Each loot bin contains materials.

Extractors – 25 materials each

If you want to quickly rack up materials, though, you’re better off heading towards the Replicators that are highlighted while diving into a game. 

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Extractors, or Material Stations as some might call them, that have 25 materials inside will randomly spawn around a select few of these. You don’t need to do anything crazy to get the materials from them either. Simply walk up to one, hit your interact button, and wait a few seconds. 

Sadly, you cannot loot crafting materials from an eliminated enemy’s death box. So, don’t get any ideas about racking up kill records on your path to getting a whole host of materials. 

Just make sure that when you have collected a few materials that you use them to get yourself something nice. It could be the difference between winning and losing at the end of the day.

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How to get super jump with Octane’s jump pad in Apex Legends

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:19 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:21

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have got a trick that lets Octane jump seemingly higher than normal when using his launchpad, though, it might be quite situational.

Ever since being introduced back in Season 1, Octane has helped shake up Apex Legends thanks to his unique movement abilities. 

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The adrenaline junkie might not feature in every match in the same way both Pathfinder and Wraith do, but when he does, you can be sure to see him whizzing around the map using Stim or flying high with his jump pad.

Players have come up with plenty of movement tricks since his introduction, with Respawn going as far as tweaking the pad so that users can use a double jump. Yet, some players have gone even further, well, higher, than that. 

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Octane in Apex Legends
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Octane can regularly be found in Apex games, but not as much as some other legends.

It comes from Reddit user KILL2BKING, who pointed out that the tip might be pretty situational, but it should help you get the high ground over unknowing opponents. 

Quite simply, when an Octane jump pad is on the floor, you want to punch your way on it. Don’t run, or walk, use your melee attack right before you step on to it and you’ll start to bounce.

Now, if you really want to maximize the height advantage, let yourself float back down to the pad. You’ll then get a boost like it is a trampoline. Then, you can use your double jump to reach even greater heights. 

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  1. Place an Octane jump pad
  2. Melee attack right before stepping onto the pad
  3. Take a bounce up and down like a trampoline
  4. Double jump off to new heights

As noted, while this tip is pretty useful, it’s also quite situational. Given that you need to bounce up and back down again on the jump pad, it can make you vulnerable to enemy attacks. 

At the end of the day, though, if you need to reach a spot that could you give a leg up in a game, the movement trick is certainly worth mastering. At least until Respawn make legends changes.