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Strange Apex Legends glitch allows players to change characters mid-game

Published: 7/Dec/2019 21:03 Updated: 7/Dec/2019 23:26

by Bill Cooney

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A new glitch in Apex Legends is apparently allowing players to switch which legend they’re playing as in the middle of a match.

Apex Legends is supposed to lock players into a certain character after the hero select screen – it’s not like Overwatch where you can change heroes whenever you want.

That’s why a new glitch making the rounds has caught so many people off guard because it seems to allow players to switch legends in the middle of a match.

A video of the bug was posted to YouTube by Apex Legends leaker and dataminer iLootGames, who very clearly seems to be switching heroes during an Apex Legends match.

But it looks like only the legend’s appearance switches, not their abilities. For instance, when iLootGames is Mirage, they still have Mirage’s abilities when they switch to Caustic or Lifeline’s skin.

But just because the glitch doesn’t grant players the ability to switch abilities along with skins, it doesn’t make it any less confusing or potentially game-breaking.

Abilities being used by a legend they shouldn’t be would throw any player for a loop, and seriously affect how you approach each fight.

For instance, if you know you’re going up against a Gibraltar, you probably wouldn’t expect him to bust out some Pathfinder grapples or put down a Wraith portal.

The bug could be particularly deadly with Mirage, since player’s don’t expect decoys from any hero except him. So you could be unloading on what seems like a real Wattson, and not realize until it’s too late.

Respawn Entertainment - Apex LegendsWhy choose one legend when you could play them all?

iLootGames didn’t share how to pull off the glitch but it definitely is possible, at least until Respawn releases a fix or patch for the exploit.

It definitely seems like something Respawn would want to fix sooner rather than later unless they want a bunch of heroes running around bamboozling when they shouldn’t be.

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Apex Predator shows off 28 genius tips & tricks to get better at Apex Legends

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:50

by Joe Craven

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Apex Legends content creator and Apex Predator ‘chiknnuggey’ has offered players of Respawn’s battle royale 28 tips and tricks to instantly improve in-game. 

Regardless of your rank in Apex Legends, chances are you have certain areas you can improve. Whether it’s recoil control, movement around the map or deciding how to balance your loadout, no player is completely flawless, as much as they might like to tell themselves.

Chiknnuggey, an Apex YouTuber and Predator-rank player, sits at 13,000 YouTube subscribers, and regularly posts Apex content to try and help his subscribers.

That’s exactly the aim of his January 15 video, which offers a whopping 28 tips and tricks to Apex Legends players, ensuring they’ve got the game’s basics completely nailed.

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To be great at Apex Legends, you need to make sure you’ve got the basics done.

As you can imagine with 28 tips and tricks, they cover a lot of bases. The Predator’s movement tricks involve ‘zipline bouncing’ meaning you can use ziplines positioned near buildings to instantly reach an elevated position.

Another awesome trick is being able to throw grenades through closed doors. To do this, aim for the very bottom corner of the door, and use the projectile indicator. When it disappears, it means your grenade will slip through the corner of the closed doors. It’s a great way to damage an enemy you know is one the other side.

We also really like the tip to enable fast armor swaps. If you’re in a heavy loot area and planning on hanging around there, drop all the available armor on the floor. In an engagement, you can easily swap your armor for a new one, without having to open a loot box. This will give you a major health boost instantly, and could be the difference between winning and losing a fight.

There are also some more well-known tips, such as how to avoid the fall stun by meleeing a nearby surface (meleeing the ground was patched out long ago, but there’s a new way).

Your play-style may differ from some of the tips, but anything recommended by an Apex Predator should be worth trying out. If you don’t like a tactic or can’t pull it off, then drop it and stick to ones you know you’re capable of. Other than that, drop in and gives these tricks a go!