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Bizarre Apex Legends clip shows player using a pen to dominate matches

Published: 20/Jul/2020 23:07

by Bill Cooney

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One Apex Legends player has shown you don’t need a mouse or a controller to absolutely clean up in the battle royale, just a digital stylus, and they have the clips to prove it.

Apex can be played on either PC or console, with the appropriate peripherals (Respawn has confirmed crossplay will be coming, but we don’t know exactly when just yet). What you don’t see everyday however, is someone using a drawing stylus to ball out in the battle royale.

But that’s exactly the path Reddit user Star__Rain chose for themselves after seeing someone play Apex with a stylus over a year ago, and, based on their clips, we’d say they’ve definitely gotten the hang of it.

Amazingly, Rain seems to have better aiming and reaction times with the stylus than most of us do using a boring old keyboard and mouse. But this sort of makes sense, as some people might spend more time using a pen or other wiring utensils than they do a mouse and keyboard or controller.

About a year ago I saw someone using a Pen to aim in Apex Legends, one year later, its now my permanent choice for FPS games: from apexlegends

They’re easily able to down opponents, and they even score an Apex Championship, and it looks as easy as writing some notes down. Instead of jotting down your thoughts though, you’re laying down punishment on your enemies. Sounds fun!

Most standard PC-compatible styluses come with a few buttons on it already, so all you have to do is rebind them to your liking, then you too could be off to the races scribbling away as you aim.

It’s not just Apex though, as Rain said they now prefer to use their pen peripheral for all FPS games, not just the battle royale, and we would be very interested to see how something like this would fare in say CS:GO, Valorant, or CoD as well.

More than a quarter of all Apex Legends fans play Wraith, meaning her rare Voidwalker skin is super-popular.
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Playing with a stylus might not be for everyone, but it certainly makes you stand out from the crowd.

Out of this world peripherals are nothing new in gaming, like the streamer who recently conquered Dark Souls 3 using just a dance pad, but using a pen for FPS games is something you just don’t see a whole lot of.

Hopefully, Rain decides to post more clips of how their system works in other games because the action we’ve seen so far in Apex really just leaves us wanting more.

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What’s coming in Apex Legends Season 7? Horizon, Olympus, Trident, more

Published: 28/Oct/2020 16:43 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 18:42

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is on the horizon, which means a new Legend, new weapons and even a new map. So, here’s everything we know so far.

Since releasing back in February 2019, Apex Legends has cemented itself as one of the premier battle royale games around. 

Season 7 has been moved up a week, now starting on November 4, cutting your time short to complete the battle pass, if you’re still grinding through it.

The new Legend added to the roster, Horizon, will no doubt be the biggest talking point, but fans are eagerly awaiting the new map, Olympus, the vehicle, Trident, weapons, and more. So, here’s everything we know so far about what Season 7 could have in store. 

Rampart with her minigun in Apex Legends
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Rampart joined the party in Apex Legends Season 6, but the countdown is on to Season 7.

Apex Legends Season 7 legend

Horizon is set to become the new Legend in Season 7, joining the roster after her teasers in the Firing Range and most recently in the Ascension trailer. However, Respawn hasn’t as of yet confirmed her abilities, but the trailer showcased a fantastic peek into her skills which will no doubt be a great way to secure the win against your enemies.

Data miners have, however, provided us with a clear indication of what Horizon’s abilities will be like, one being Gravity Lifts, which we got a teaser of in-game.

Horizon in Apex Legends
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Our first look at Horizon in-game in Apex Legends.

Olympus map in Apex Legends Season 7

Respawn also previously treated fans to a small look at the new map, Olympus, via an Instagram Apex Legends effect. With the release of the Ascension trailer on October 28, however, we get a broader view of this stunning map.

The map is bright and highly saturated, full of pink and red-hued trees, lush grass, and gigantic sprawling architecture that will make for a refreshing change from the already fantastic maps available to players in the past.

Olympus is a city in the sky, but it has changed drastically from how it looked before disaster hit it.

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
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Apex Legends is moving to Olympus on Psamanthe in Season 7

Apex Legends buffs in Season 7

In the case of Legend changes, the Respawn team regularly tweaks a few things at the start of each season – be it cutting down a cooldown on a certain ability or giving a legend a brand new passive. 

Pathfinder has already been confirmed to be getting a buff in the near future, and it makes sense that this would come in Season 7. 

Respawn have now also confirmed that Mirage and Rampart will be getting buffs in the new Season, though haven’t given any details on what exactly they will be yet.

New vehicle: The Trident

a new vehicle called the trident that looks like a hovercraft is shown in the new ascension trailer
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The Trident, a hovercraft-style vehicle appears throughout the new Ascension trailer

We have also been treated to a new peak at the Trident; a new vehicle that seems to resemble a hovercraft and can take multiple passengers. This is sure to be a fantastic addition to the arsenal of options available to players in how they traverse the map and get that edge over their enemies.

Season 7 introduces clubs

The official Apex Legends website also confirms Clubs are arriving, which as of now are only described as being a way to “find like-minded players, build a community, and rise together.” It will be interesting to see how these Clubs are developed and what it will mean for those that are in them.

Apex on Steam

With the launch of Season 7, Apex Legends will become available for the first time on Steam, with even greater news: player progress will carry over if you were playing on Origin before. Playing on Steam in Season 7 will also give players special Valve-inspired gun charms. This is a fantastic addition for those who like to utilize Steam as their centralized hub for their gaming.

New weapon type: Gadgets

It has also been suggested that a new weapon type – Gadgets – are also set to appear in Apex Legends in the future.

Reliable data miner Shurgtal pointed out that there is in-game code for Gadgets and suggested that they could be things like smoke grenades that are non-combat throwable items. These haven’t appeared in-game during Season 6, and could be ripe for Season 7.

As we approach the new season, we’ll keep this post updated with any claims from reliable lakers or just flat out confirmed changes from Respawn themselves.