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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 actor reveals Bloodhound’s voice pre-edit

Published: 4/Dec/2020 14:26 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 14:27

by Ava Thompson-Powell

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With the recent arrival of Season 7, Apex Legends fans are jumping into Olympus with all of their favorite Legends. One voice actor of the non-binary Bloodhound recently shared what they sound like prior to vocal edits.

Arriving alongside the launch of Apex Legends back in 2019, Bloodhound was one of the first Legends available for players to utilize in matches. Billed as a legendary hunter, this Technological Tracker is the first non-binary character in the hit battle royale.

As the Apex seasons have progressed, the character has become increasingly powerful and seen their popularity grown.

So, in a peek behind the scenes, the voice actor behind Bloodhound has revealed how they sound before Respawn adds a few tweaks to make it sound as it does now.

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Bloodhound is, quite simply, one of Apex’s most popular legends.

The voice behind the mask

In a recent post to their TikTok account, voice actor Allegra Clark shared a clip of what the voice lines she records sound like prior to editing.

Stating that “what I do is only part of the vocal performance,” Clark details that a cool gas-mask vocal effect also pitches down her voice about two steps.

While the direction Allegra was originally given was that of an “androgynous, badass place,” she then goes on to share what Bloodhound’s iconic voice sounds like pre-editing. With a stark contrast to her regular voice, Clark’s vocal modulation and Icelandic/Old Norse accent instantly show off that recognizable cadence they have with their iconic lines.

@allegra_clark

In b4 people tell me I haven’t been #bloodhound since records started in 2018. #bloodhoundapexlegends #apexlegends #voiceactor #voiceover #voiceacting

♬ original sound – Allegra Clark

The fans react

Shared on Reddit by IIIlandist, fans have been reacting to the non-binary character’s lines being heard without the filter.

One commenter stated: “when she said Mozambique here I felt that,” with another adding, “when she said Mozambique here I died.” Fans of the character were excited to hear how their vocal performance came about and seeing the effort of production that goes into creating the Legend.

It’s incredibly interesting seeing behind the scenes information regarding voice work and the like. This clip shared by Clark is no exception.