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Clever Apex Legends rework would make Lifeline the ultimate healer

Published: 24/Apr/2020 10:36

by Joe Craven

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One Apex Legends player has devised an incredible overhaul of Lifeline’s in-game abilities, which would see the Worlds Edge medic fully returned to her former glory. 

While Lifeline has long been an immensely popular pick in Apex Legends, some fans argue she’s not all she used to be. Despite actually receiving a buff in early April, many have argued it’s fairly pointless given the slim chances of receiving a useful item in a blue supply bin.

Now, one Apex Legends fan has grown tired of Lifeline drifting away from relevancy, and has devised a pretty major overhaul of her abilities.

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Lifeline’s buff gave her access to specific healing supply bins.

Shared to the Apex Legends subreddit on April 23, the fan’s proposals constitute a pretty major overhaul of nearly all Lifeline’s abilities. The only ability to remain the same is her Tactical – the D.O.C drone.

Her current Passive ability, ‘Combat Medic’, is replaced by ‘Real Combat Medic’. The new proposal constitutes a buff to the ability, seeing the aforementioned D.O.C drone come in to finish the revival of any teammate.

Similarly, her Ultimate care package ability is done away with, replaced by the ‘Circle of Trust’. “Teammates within the vicinity are hit with three healing pulses, each one providing 25 health,” the proposal says. “You have full mobility during the pulses so you don’t have to stop moving.”

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The Lifeline changes, compared to her current abilities in Apex Legends.

The Redditor delved a little bit deeper into how each new ability would work: “Passive – I envision a custom animation where Lifeline uses DOC like a defibrillator… Ultimate – I envision a green circle on the ground similar to Bloodhounds old scan, prior to each pulse giving away that its coming.”

While there are no guarantees Respawn are lining up a rework for Lifeline, the post’s popularity suggests there is a demand for it in the player base.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

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Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

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Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.