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Bloodhound’s Apex Legends Season 4 ultimate buff is insanely powerful

Published: 5/Feb/2020 23:52

by Scott Robertson

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Apex Legends Season 4: Assimilation only saw a couple of changes to the current cast of Legends, one of them being a powerful buff to Bloodhound’s ‘Beast of the Hunt’ Ultimate Ability.

The fourth season of Apex Legends may focus on the newest legend, Revenant, but it’s also has proven big for one of the game’s original characters, Bloodhound.

An expert tracker that has been part of the original cast since the game’s release, fans have long been calling out for a buff to Bloodhound for a while, as the character had fallen out of the popular rotation of Legends.

An image of Bloodhound from Apex Legends.
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Bloodhound is back with a big buff in Season 4.

That buff came in the Season 4 patch, which gave a considerable boost to Bloodhound’s ult, as each player the Legend downs while the Beast of the Hunt is active adds an additional five seconds to its duration.

Theoretically, if a player successively downs enemies right after activating the ability, they can extend its duration by a good amount, even past its original time.

Apex players are already experiencing the benefits of this new buff to Bloodhound’s ability to be a late-game closer.

The Bloodhound buff is legit. 5 knocks added 25 seconds to my ult, I’d absolutely have choked this without the buff. from apexlegends

One user on the game’s subreddit showed off a beautiful clutch highlight showing how powerful the buff makes this Ultimate Ability.

Bloodhound’s ul is already a huge advantage for late-game fights, thanks to its speed boost and active tracking abilities. But when the extra time gets added for knockdowns, it allows to player to snowball in the clutch, and the character only gets deadlier by downing more and more opponents.

In the clip from reddit user ‘danthemandoris’, the player knocked down five opponents over the course of a minute, adding twenty-five additional seconds to their Hunt. Their ultimate lasted for an entire minute and was the difference-maker between defeat and victory.

Apex Legends characters looking to revive
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Bloodhound on the hunt.

The buff to Bloodhound’s ultimate was really the only significant change to any of the Legends heroes in the latest patch.

There were a lot more changes to weapons balancing and the loot system, as well as new weapons, map changes, battle pass, and of course, the newest character, Revenant.

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Apex Legends leaker claims Heirloom weapon skins are coming

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:50

by Daniel Cleary

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An Apex Legends leaker has claimed that Respawn are planning to add a new tier of weapons skins for guns, at the same rarity as Heirlooms.

There is plenty of choice for players when it comes to customizing their favorite Apex Legends characters or weapons, and Respawn are always releasing new cosmetic items to keep the game fresh.

The cosmetics for characters and weapons are divided into classes, based on how rare they can be to find, and new leaks are suggesting that some more ultra-rare items could be coming.

Mirage's Heirloom pack in Apex Legends
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Gun weapon skins could be the next Heirlooms added to Apex Legends.

Heirloom weapon skins?

The Heirloom melee weapons for certain characters are the rarest items that can be unlocked in Apex Legends and, typically, there is only one of them released for a single Legend, each season.

However, while melee weapons are the only type of Heirloom cosmetics currently available, Apex leaker “SomeoneWhoLeaks” has revealed that ranged Heirloom skins for the different guns in-game might be next.

The leaker revealed that the rumor apparently stemmed from an investor inside EA before reminding Apex Legends fans that it has still yet to be confirmed by Respawn.

“Rumor has it that heirloom weapon skins are coming,” they explained, “this comes from some investors in EA, so take it with a grain of salt.”

The Apex leaker added that these would simply be released as ranged weapon skins but was unsure if they would be released through Heirloom Shards, similarly to the melee weapons that have already been released.

They also revealed that the timeline for when these potential Heirloom skins are coming is still unclear, which makes it unlikely that we will see them for the start of Season 7 on November 4.

While little has been revealed about these ultra-rare weapon skins, it is worth noting that nothing is set in stone and we won’t know for sure until Respawn officially release the rumored cosmetics.

SomeoneWhoLeaks has previously leaked Bangalore’s weapon heirloom, although we’re still to see this arrive in-game.