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Four creative ways to utilize Lifeline’s ultimate in Apex Legends

Published: 21/Mar/2019 20:53 Updated: 21/Mar/2019 21:11

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends players have been finding incredible and unique ways of tailoring a character’s ability kit to fit their playstyle, leading one fan to come up with creative new methods of using Lifeline’s Ultimate.

Though Lifeline is already considered a top-tier Legend in many respects, it seems as though some players have been underutilizing her Care Package, especially in the late-game.

It’s because of this that Reddit user ‘Korvax_of_Myrmidon’ decided to drop some knowledge with inventive ways for getting the most out of the Combat Medic’s Ultimate ability.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Care Package makes a big entry that can actually be used as an advantage.

“I saw someone comment about how Lifeline’s ULT is ‘useless late-game,’ Korvax said. “…There are a couple of uses for her ULT that you should be aware of. They may be situational, but in the ring you want to squeeze out every possible advantage you can, they might just make the difference and get you that W.”

Cover

Korvax noted that Lifeline’s ult also has an astonishing ability to create a durable object that can be used as cover in case a player finds themself in a tricky situation.

“[The Care Package] is sturdy,” they said. “It blocks gunfire, and line of sight. If you get stuck with bad positioning… good pod placement can give you a little breathing room to heal and reload.”

Mobility

Even though Legends like Pathfinder and Octane have ults that directly impact a teams ability to advance through King’s Canyon, Lifeline’s Care Package can provide a sturdy climbable object to reposition in a tight bind.

“You can use it to gain access to a few places that normally only a squad with Pathfinder or Octane could get too,” Korvax said. “Or, use it as a shortcut and bypass the need to climb stairs or crates, which normally leaves you vulnerable. You can really catch people off guard with this.”

Respawn EntertainmentJust because you looted the Care Package doesn’t mean it ceases to be useful.

Trapping

Similarly the pod can be used as a barricade of sorts. Korvax suggests that with a bit of planning, Lifeline’s ult actually be used to funnel players to their doom.

“The pod can block people from entering or exiting small doorways. You can use this to trap people in buildings. You can also use it to keep people out if you are holed up in the endgame, funneling them into a nice kill pocket.”

Respawn EntertainmentWhile some say calling in a Care Package with only a few teams left is risky, others would see it as an opportunity to 3rd party the remaining squads.

Psychological Warfare

Finally, if in the late-game and the whole squad is completely looted up, then dropping a Care Package could go a long way to messing with an enemy squad’s head.

“Other squads can see and hear the pod come down, and if you don’t open it right away, it shoots a very visible blue beam into the sky,” Korvax said. “Now, it’s hard to know exactly how other squads will react… A lot of players are blindly aggressive and will beeline for it hoping to get some kills. Other squads are more cautious and will avoid it… either way, you are distracting them, forcing them to react, and throwing them off their plan.

The moment of hesitation could open a chance to 3rd party an engagement between squads that wanted to take a closer look at the Care Package, or provide precious time to retreat.

Although simple, these different approaches to Lifeline’s ult can have varying degrees of use that adds multiple layers of strategy to her otherwise straightforward ability.

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Apex Legends Season 8 launch trailer reveals Fuse abilities and destroyed Kings Canyon

Published: 21/Jan/2021 16:12

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment have given a first look at the new Legend Fuse and his abilities in action, plus the obliteration of Kings Canyon, in the Apex Legends Season 8 Launch trailer.

Fuse, real name Walter Fitzroy is the eighth post-launch Legend to join the Apex games, bringing the total to 16 – double what the game had at launch.

As his name implies, his abilities are all about explosives, and he’s a blow-it-up-first, ask questions later, type character. Hailing from Salvo – a new planet we’ve only just found out about – he’s also bringing a new weapon with him, the 30-30 repeater.

The launch trailer, released on January 21, gives us our first look at two key parts of the upcoming season: Fuse’s ability kit, and the new-look Kings Canyon.

Season 8 Launch Trailer

 

Fuse abilities in Apex Legends

Although not completely explained, this trailer gives us a look at Fuse using his abilities, which he’ll have in the Apex games.

His ultimate, which was already teased in-game, sees him drop a mortar-like bomb, which then explodes into flames, damaging anyone nearby.

We can also see him launch grenades from his arm, which will be his tactical ability.

Fuse tactical ability
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Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm.

Kings Canyon

Salvo’s unification with the Syndicate was meant to be a joyous occasion, but Fuse’s old friends are certainly not happy about – and decided to crash the party.

This has left Kings Canyon in ruins – ready for a new Season of massive map changes. Respawn have become experts at weaving the game’s lore into actual gameplay, and this is just another example of that.

In the trailer, it appears that Artillery and Slum Lakes have both been destroyed, but we may have to wait until the gameplay trailer to see the full extent of the damage.

Season 8 launches on consoles, PC, and possibly Nintendo Switch, on February 2.