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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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Best Legends to use in Winter Express LTM in Apex Legends

Published: 5/Dec/2020 12:44

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends’ Winter Express LTM is chugging along as a part of the Holo-Day Bash event, but if you’ve never dropped in and want some tips on which legends to use, we’ve got you covered. 

With the Holo-Day Bash event returning for the 2020 holiday season, Respawn Entertainment have also brought back the Winter Express limited-time mode. Though, some fans criticized them for “recycling modes, this year’s iteration does include some interesting changes.

The mode is completely different from the typical battle royale gameplay you’re used to in Apex. Your team has to take control of the train that used to chug its way around World’s Edge – all while dealing with preset loadouts and enemies who are contesting for control. Plus, there are a few issues with friendly fire now, too. 

As it’s so different, your usual main Legend might not be as useful here, so here are a few tips and the best characters to use, to help you pick up more wins.

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Winter Express is back, and its as enjoyable as ever.

In terms of the best Legends to use, you may have to switch things up from who you would usually use in the battle royale mode. For example, Lifeline is great in duos/trios, but she’s not really needed in Winter Express as her healing abilities are rather useless here.

Caustic is probably the best legend to use, given that his gas is an absolute killer in the tight spaces. Similarly, Rampart’s amped walls are useful too, especially if you’re camping the train. 

Wraith, as always, is a stellar choice because her portal can get you out of a sticky situation – of which there are plenty in Winter Express. Additionally, Crypto and Wattson are good choices. Crypto because the drone can be used to auto-scan enemies, while Wattson’s interception pylon nullifies everyone’s stack of grenades.

Best Legends for Winter Express LTM

  1. Caustic
  2. Wraith
  3. Rampart
  4. Wattson
  5. Crypto
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Caustic is a tier 1 legend when it comes to Winter Express.

Don’t head right for the train

While the name of the game is capturing the train, that doesn’t have to mean you need to land there. You can easily land just off to the side for a cleaner start to looting, and then work your way over. 

Plus, if you do so, you can annoy enemies who try to capture it right away by disrupting their progress on the capture. 

Additionally, if you are going for the train, it’s best to attack from the front. Players will be expecting attacks from the side and the back, but the front is often forgotten about. So, use it to your advantage. 


Of course, you might have your own tactics for dominating the LTM, but there are some general tips everyone can follow, which you can find right here

The Winter Express and Holo-Day Bash event are set to run for another month, until January 4, so you’ve got plenty of time to hone your skills and pick up wins.