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Clever Apex Legends trick lets Loba teleport huge distances

Published: 23/May/2020 11:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have uncovered a clever way to get a bit more distance with Loba’s bracelet by combining it with Octane’s ultimate.

Ever since season five of Apex Legends launched on May 12, players have been trying to get to grips with the battle royale’s newest legend, Loba Andrade. The Translocating Thief has quickly become a fixture in games as she causes havoc for opposing teams with her Black Market Boutique ultimate. 

Though, while players are trying to perfect the placement of her ultimate, it is her tactical ability – Burglar’s Best Friend – that really gives her an advantage. Loba’s bracelet throw allows her to quickly get around the map and also reach spots that not many other legends can move into.

Loba in Apex Legends turning round
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Loba is the newest member of the Apex Games.

Now, though, players have noted that she can combine her bracelet throw with Octane’s jump pad ultimate for a little extra distance. The clever tip was pointed out by Reddit user HikingPit440, who showed that they got a boost from the jump pad as the bracelet landed on top of it. 

Landing the bracelet on the pad didn’t shoot them to another part of the Kings Canyon map, but the extra added distance could make all the difference when wanting to engage and enemy team or reach the safe zone as a circle is closing in.

Apparently, Lobas bracelet can use Octanes jump pad. from apexlegends

Obviously, every Apex Legends character can take advantage of Octane’s jump pad – whether it is thanks to their teammate throwing one down or stumbling across an enemy pad that has been left in the wild.

Players have even noted that you can pull of styling plays with bouncing grenades and such off the pads, but for Loba, it might prove to be an extra string to her impressive arsenal. Thankfully, though, her ability doesn’t affect the pads in the same way that Mirage’s decoy does.

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Every possible RP gain in Apex Legends ranked

Published: 29/Nov/2020 16:48

by Julian Young

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Ranked play in Apex Legends allows players to test themselves against others of similar skill and claim special cosmetic items (and bragging rights). A helpful Reddit post breaks down exactly how many Ranked Points players will earn – or lose – based on rank, placement, and kills.

Almost all FPS games offer a separate ranked playlist for their players, and Apex Legends is no different. Since its release in Season 2, the game’s ranked mode has provided players with a way to test their skills against the best of the best.

Ranked Leagues separate players into seven skill brackets – ranging from Bronze to Apex Predator – based on their performance in two ranked splits. Each player’s current rank, match placement, and number of kills/assists determines the number of Ranked Points (RP) they will earn or lose every game.

With RP determined by several different factors, players can find it challenging to track how many points they are earning or losing each match. However, one player has come to the aid of anyone who gets confused.

Apex Legends Season 7 Ranked Rewards
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Respawn provides players with new rewards to earn during each ranked series.

Apex Legends RP combos

A post on the Apex Legends subreddit helps to clear things up for anyone confused about their potential RP gains. The helpful graphic comes from user Ninjario, who breaks down how many points players can gain or lose based on all three contributing factors: current player rank, final match placement, and total kills/assists.

The graphic shows the exact combinations needed to go positive in each match and what will cause players to lose RP for every skill bracket.

This provides players with an easy understanding of what performance to strive for in ranked: for example, Predator and Master players can easily see that a 6th place finish with three kills or assists is the absolute minimum needed for an RP gain (+6) in their skill bracket.

A quick overview of how many RP you gain with every Kill/Placement/Rank combination from apexlegends

Ranked Leagues in Season 7

With the release of Season 7, a new ranked series also kicked off in Apex Legends. Starting on November 4, players will compete in ranked on the new Olympus map until December 15. The second split takes place on World’s Edge, and will run from December 15 to the end of Season 7.

In the Season 7 ranked update post, Respawn’s ranked designers discussed the state of ranked play. They covered topics like the ranking distribution of players from Season 6, and some of their on-going goals for the ranked playlist.

The first ranked split of Season 7 is currently available for players to jump into on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.