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Clever Apex Legends trick lets players teleport with Loba

Published: 9/Jun/2020 9:47

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have uncovered a neat trick that allows them to teleports alongside Loba when she busts out her bracelet ability. 

Since Apex Legends season five got underway back on May 12, fans of the battle royale have been trying to master the newest legend – Loba. The Translocating Thief has a set of abilities like no other character, with her ultimate ability allowing her and her teammates to steal loot from around themselves without having to engage any enemies.

Loba’s Burglar’s Best Friend ability, where she throws a bracelet and can teleport, has allowed players to shake up their play styles – going on more flanks or getting in the face of an enemy team. Yet, players have found a way that lets them piggyback on her teleport and go flying through the sky.

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Loba has become a regular combatant in the Apex Games.

The clever trick was pointed out by RAIIVN on the Apex Legends subreddit as they showed a video from a recent game of theirs. The Redditor had been beating down an enemy Loba before she tried to use the bracelet.

As Loba was just set to make her jump, RAIIVN gave her another punch and ended up teleporting with her. It was bad news for the Loba, however, as their plan to escape didn’t work. The Redditor ended up just using their fists to knock her out of the game and got a free teleport as a result.

If you punch Loba as she teleports, you teleport with her. from apexlegends

While some players noted that it is an interesting technique, others claimed that what had happened was actually a glitch and that the Redditor should never have teleported with Loba. 

Obviously, it might be a bit hard to tell one way or the other – since it has never been confirmed if Loba can give out teleport rides after being punched. So, it’ll be down to players to try it out for themselves. Trying to get the timing right might seem a little difficult, but with practice, you could end up flying for free.

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.