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Easy Apex Legends knockdown shield trick will win the final 1v1

Published: 13/Aug/2020 16:05

by Calum Patterson


It takes a lot of effort to reach the final circle in Apex Legends and secure the win, and there’s nothing worse than throwing it all away by losing the final 1v1. But, with the right equipment and a bit of good timing, you can outplay the final enemy – if you know what you’re doing.

This trick relies on two key components – you’ll need a strong knockdown shield, preferably gold, and need to be in a 1v1 situation (a 1v2 for example, probably won’t work).

The method will allow you to actually lose the final gunfight, but still win the game – all you need to do is get your opponent to perform a finisher near the edge of the ring.

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A gold knockdown shield will make this trick especially useful.

Some experienced players may already know about this trick, which is really quite simple when you think about it. Because your character is made totally invulnerable when an enemy is performing a finisher, you will take no damage from being outside the ring.

Meanwhile, the enemy performing the finisher will take damage – and if it’s the final circle, chances are it will kill them almost instantly.

As demonstrated by Apex player u/Sjborda, after losing gunfight in the 1v1, they simply stick close the edge of the ring, baiting the opponent into performing a finisher with the knockdown shield.

By moving very slightly back into the ring, it instantly hands them the win, as the opponent immediately takes too much damage while doing the finisher, eliminating themselves.

The trick will really only work in the very late circles, as the ring damage needs to be high enough to eliminate the enemy before they complete the finisher.

However, it is possible to do this without a gold knockdown shield, as a purple or even blue might be enough to prompt your opponent into the finisher. But, if you don’t have a teammate left alive, then you’ll need a gold one, otherwise, you won’t be left in the downed state of course.

Just make sure your back is totally covered by the storm, so they can’t just go behind you and shoot you instead!

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Apex Legends leaks reveal Pathfinder Town Takeover coming in Season 7

Published: 28/Oct/2020 3:21 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 5:55

by Isaac McIntyre


Pathfinder will be the next Apex Legends character to get a Town Takeover, and the first to have their own personalized POI on new map Olympus, according to playtester images that have leaked ahead of the Season 7 update.

Town Takeovers are one of the most exciting events in Apex Legends. Not only do they bring new lore and backstories for their focal legend, but they also add special points of interest to the battle royale map as well, branded in unique ways.

Octane, Wraith, and Crypto have already enjoyed Town Takeovers on Kings Canyon, while Apex Legends’ second map, World’s Edge, hosted Mirage and Bloodhound events over the past few seasons. Now it looks like it’s finally Pathfinders turn.

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Pathfinder looks set to become the first Apex Legends character with a Town Takeover on Olympus.

According to leaked playtester images shared by dataminer Biast12, the loveable robot will be getting a huge POI when Apex Legends shifts to new map Olympus in Season 7. 

The new Pathfinder point of interest will be a massive boxing arena.

In the leaked POI image, which is slightly blurry and back-and-white, Pathfinder can be seen wearing his heirloom gloves, and posing on a poster emblazoned with his name. The circle building behind it certainly looks like a sports stadium too.

Biast12 also said the leaked image only shows “part of [the whole] Pathfinder’s Town Takeover.” There is also allegedly a stadium “on the other side of the wall.”

Considering it’s just a single image that’s leaked so far, it’s tough to get a good picture of what the Town Takeover may actually look like. Biast12 did tease it could have “a bunch of zip lines everywhere” after replying to one fan’s comment.

When will Pathfinder’s Town Takeover start?

The Pathfinder Town Takeover will be in Season 7, and appears to be hosted on Olympus. Beyond that, however, a possible start date for the event is a little hazy.

The Mirage Voyage point of interest is the closest Town Takeover date-wise that we have to go off. It was released on Dec. 12, 2019, two months into Season 3. If Respawn sticks to the same formula, we could see Pathfinder’s arena at a similar time of year.

In fact, it could basically be bang on the same week. Season 7 arrives on Nov. 4 ⁠— yes, it’s still set for then, despite a little update scare this week ⁠— and eight weeks after that lands on Tuesday, December 8. That’s about as close as you can get!

Town Takeover teasers usually start earlier too. We may start to see Pathfinder teasers for the arena in mid-November, once we’ve settled into life on Olympus.

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Pathfinder fans will be loving Apex Legends Season 7, from the sounds of it.

For now, we’ll just have to wait for official confirmation from Respawn about the exciting new takeover. The developers have never commented on Town Takeover leaks before, so the first time we see anything new could be in-game on Dec. 8.

Whether they comment or not, however, it looks like there’s a lot of exciting new content on the way at the start of next month. Season 7 will finally arrive, along with a new Legend, a brand-new map, vehicles, clubs, and more.