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First look at Revenant’s abilities revealed for Apex Legends Season 4

Published: 3/Feb/2020 21:37

by Alan Bernal

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The anticipation for Revenant is at an all-time high with the new Apex Legends Season 4: Assimilation gameplay trailer giving fans a first look into the upcoming character’s abilities.

Respawn’s launch trailer for Season 4 showed the upcoming assassin in action on the new tattered World’s Edge. The moment Revenant appeared on screen, the tone of the Hammond Robotics ad turned to a nightmare hellscape view that World’s Edge will transform into for the upcoming season.

While there isn’t a confirmed list of the Legend’s abilities just yet, all three were put on display in the trailer, coinciding heavily with what had been previously leaked.

Death totem Revenant Apex Legends Season 4
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Revenant summons a totem that could shield a team from instant death.

In the trailer, Revenant can be seen throwing down an ominous-looking totem, most likely his Death Recall Ultimate Ability, which “protects anyone who uses it from death. Instead of getting killed or downed, you’ll return to the totem with 20 health,” according to leaks.

After passing through the totem, a virus-like effect covers the edge of the screen – similar to the one people saw when playing as the Shadow faction from the Shadowfall LTM in the October 2019 Fight or Fright event.

Revenant tactical ability Poison Bomb Apex L egends season 4
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The ability is perfect for setting up a zone to attack.

Immediately after throwing down his Ult, Revenant follows it up with his Tactical Ability – projectile emanating from the top of his left forearm. This definitely looks like it could be the Poison Bomb, a lethal object that inflicts damage and a slowing effect on anyone in the area.

The final build-up to Revenant’s attack is his Passive Ability, called Infiltrator, which lets him “climb walls higher and crouch walk faster.” While we didn’t get to see the full climb, it seems like the nefarious Legend was easily making his way up the building’s side without nearby ledges to reset his climb.

Players also got a glimpse of this ability in action when he scaled the side of a glass-lined building during last week’s launch trailer.

Revenant can be seen scaling a large distance before getting to the top of the building.

So although Revenant’s abilities haven’t been technically announced or confirmed yet, it’s pretty evident that Respawn ended up sticking to what they had originally planned way back when the leaks about the Legend began to surface.

Players will be able to try Revenant for themselves once Season 4 launches on Tuesday, February 4.

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Apex Legends pro Snip3down’s best tips for controller looting & moving

Published: 29/Nov/2020 20:33 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 23:50

by Julian Young

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The Apex Legends community constantly disagrees on which input device is king: mouse-and-keyboard or controller. While both have their benefits and downfalls, pro Apex player ‘TSM Snip3down’ has shared three ways that controller players can compete with mouse-and-keyboard users by moving while they loot.

The controller versus M&KB debate has raged on in the Apex Legends community since the game’s release. With many controller players seeing great success on Twitch and in the competitive scene, the arguments over the fairness of using controllers on PC have not slowed down.

Both options offer players distinct advantages and also suffer from unique limitations. One issue for controller players is they are largely unable to move while looting, which is something mouse-and-keyboard users can do with ease.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Snip3down — a Halo veteran and one of the top controller players in the pro Apex scene — offered some advice for controller users to help avoid this limitation. Here are three ways that controller players can maintain their movement when looting death boxes.

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Snip3down joined TSM’s competitive Apex team in October 2020 and has been competing for them in the ALGS.

Foot pedal method

The first method mentioned by Snip3down in his video is the use of foot pedals. This piece of hardware is an additional tool players can use to assign various actions to another device outside of their controller or keyboard.

In Snipe3down’s case, his pedals are configured to allow extra movement options while looting. He has mapped the left pedal to the ‘A’ key, and the right pedal to the ‘D’ key on his keyboard, allowing him to move back-and-forth with his pedals while looting with his controller.

While this is Snip3down’s preferred method, he recognizes that not all players want to invest in extra hardware like foot pedals. To address this, he also provides two alternative methods that controller players can use to move and loot.

‘Open-while-moving’ method

The second option Snip3down lists for looting and moving involves some precise timing on the part of the player. For this technique, one needs to hold whatever button they use to open death boxes, and when the action is almost complete, start sprinting forward.

When executed properly, this method keeps the death box open and allows the player to pick up items until they move out of range from the box. Snip3down demonstrates this by snagging a few items while he sprints forward before the death box closes.

While this combination of movement and button-pressing requires specific timing and practice, players do not need to buy and use additional hardware to accomplish their goal. Although it takes more effort to perfect, this method is more easily accessible for most players.

Apex Legends Controller Settings
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Controller players can switch out some of the default button mapping to access additional movement options.

‘Crouch-when-looting’ method

The final technique Snip3down identifies in his video involves players remapping buttons on their controller.  While Snip3down clarifies that he does not use this method himself, he knows of other players that utilize it effectively.

If players are comfortable with changing their controller settings, they can swap the button used to melee with the button they use to crouch. Changing the button mapping in this way will allow players to crouch while looting death boxes.

Controller players on PC who feel they are at a disadvantage when it comes to looting can use any of these methods to level the playing field. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for more Apex Legends tips, tricks, and news.