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Crazy Apex Legends glitch lets players visit mysterious airship island

Published: 12/Mar/2020 10:14

by Calum Patterson

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A bizarre new glitch found in Apex Legends allows players to escape the intended playable area in the firing range, and make the short trip across the water to reach the strange island offshore.

The firing range in Apex Legends is located on the same planet as the original map, Kings Canyon, but is, of course, a much smaller area, just meant for players to warm up their shot and practice with the various legends.

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Just visible outside of the main firing range, there is another small island, with a large airship on it and not much else. Given its distance from the playable area, it was presumed to be unreachable.

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You can see the large ship in the background at the firing range.

But, a couple of smart (and dedicated) players made it their missing to reach the mysterious island, and pulled it off too, using some trickery with Pathfinder’s grapple combined with Caustic’s gas canisters.

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Reddit user u/XeDevn shows how they do it, by placing two canisters next to each other at a high point on the firing range. Then, simply firing the grapple at the canisters while Caustic moves very slightly inside it, sends the canister flying out into the distance – with Pathfinder attached.

It looks like this is the one and only way to reach the island, at least that’s been found so far, but the results once you get there aren’t all that exciting.

Sooo… We made it to the Airship Island in Firing Range! from r/apexlegends

The mystery ship itself seems to merely be a prop, and not a fully rendered one either, as it’s not solid, so characters will simply ghost through it.

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There’s also no hidden teasers or easter eggs, like the Nessies spotted on the firing range. However, the player who reached the island did find a tower you could climb which has more firing range targets, that behave the same as the proper ones.

Given that the island isn’t complete with content or proper objects, it’s clear that Respawn didn’t actually intend for anyone to actually reach this area of the map. They may look into patching the trick, although it’s also pretty harmless.

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Why Wattson’s pylon ability is “eating” grenades in Apex Legends

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:01

by Tanner Pierce

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After players seem to be confused about the Apex Legends character Wattson “eating” grenades, a fan has taken to Reddit to explain just exactly what is going on – and the answer is a bit more complicated than it might seem at first glance.

Confusing special abilities are always bound to happen, especially in games like Apex Legends, where every characters ability is different. Wattson, who has been a part of the game since Season 2, is a perfect example of a character who has some crazy abilities, but can be a bit confusing for some players.

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For those that don’t know, she can place down an “Interception Pylon” which blocks incoming grenades, equipment, etc. in order to protect you, similar to a Trophy System from the Call of Duty franchise. Some people have been confused by this ability, claiming it’s destroying or “eating” their own grenades, which is definitely a bit peculiar. Now, thanks to a player, there’s finally a decent explanation for what’s going on.

Wattson Season 2 cinematic
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Wattson, who was added to the game over a year ago, has the ability to stop grenades.

Interception Pylon eating grenades?

According to Reddit user u/Jameso4e, who is a self-proclaimed Wattson main with 3,500 kills, there two different circles which appear when a player places the Pylon, one that destroys only “incoming” grenades/equipment and one that destroys all of them.

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The outer rings is the one that destroys all equipment, meaning players should be looking to avoid standing near that one when throwing their grenades inside of the two circles. In layman’s terms, you’ll have to watch where you’re positioned if you don’t want the Pylon to “eat” your grenades.

In a video made by Jameso4e demonstrating the problem, players can very clearly see two circles. When he stands closer to the inner circle, he has no problem throwing grenades out but when he stands near the outer circle, the equipment gets “eaten”. While that may sound a bit confusing at first, once you practice, it seems to be pretty easy to master.

As to why the ability causing this, nobody really knows, but the user theorizes that it’s due to bugs. It’s been over a year since Wattson was added to the game, so here’s hoping that now that the ability has been explained, more people understand it.

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