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Hidden ability in Apex Legends lets you reload without taking damage

Published: 12/Nov/2019 0:24 Updated: 12/Nov/2019 0:41

by Albert Petrosyan

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A secret technique involving the Wraith has been found in Apex Legends Season 3, and it could prove to be quite the useful trick if performed at the correct time.

Wraith quickly became one of the most-used Legends when Apex Legends first released back in February, and the character has remained a very popular choice for both casual and competitive players.

The three abilities work synchronously with each other, giving players both an avenue to escape if necessary while also the room to make some spectacular plays.

As a result of the abilities, there’s actually a hidden technique with the Wraith that allows players to reload their weapon while in the Void, which means they can reload their gun without risking getting shot.

This trick has flown pretty much under the radar for the past few months until it was brought to everyone’s attention by Reddit user ‘Xayzac.’ In the caption of the post, the user suggests that the trick isn’t actually useful, but most of the people in the comments section think otherwise. 

Hidden wraith tech. Borderline useless, extremely impractical, will likely lead to a public outcry because it’s wraith, but here it is. from r/apexlegends

This video contains two clips for the two ways that this technique can be performed. The first option, dubbed ‘End of Portal Method,’ requires the following steps:

  1. Start reloading your weapon.
  2. Immediately activate the Dimensional Rift ultimate ability and wait until the Rift Energy indicator gets as close to zero as possible without hitting it.
  3. Right before the Rift Energy hits zero, activate the Into the Void tactical ability. This will begin reloading your weapon while you’re under the protection of the Void.

The second option is being called ‘Start of the Portal’ method, and it involves completing these steps:

  1. Start reloading your weapon.
  2. Immediately activate the Dimensional Rift ultimate ability.
  3. Before Wraith “locks her arm to place the portal” also activate the Into the Void tactical ability, which will initiate the reload while you’re in the Void and protected from gunfire.

This second method may actually be better than the first, since you won’t actually lose your ultimate ability if you don’t move at all while doing this process, according to the Reddit user.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers can use the Wraith’s abilities to reload without taking damage from enemy gunfire.

Needless to say, this can actually be a very useful technique if performed at the right time. Reloading during gunfights often comes down to a balancing act, since its important to time reloads right so you won’t get eliminated while doing so.

With this trick, you can protect yourself from incoming shots while also refilling your weapon with a fresh new set of rounds, especially if it means you don’t even have to waste your ultimate ability with that second method. 

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Every possible RP gain in Apex Legends ranked

Published: 29/Nov/2020 16:48

by Julian Young

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Ranked play in Apex Legends allows players to test themselves against others of similar skill and claim special cosmetic items (and bragging rights). A helpful Reddit post breaks down exactly how many Ranked Points players will earn – or lose – based on rank, placement, and kills.

Almost all FPS games offer a separate ranked playlist for their players, and Apex Legends is no different. Since its release in Season 2, the game’s ranked mode has provided players with a way to test their skills against the best of the best.

Ranked Leagues separate players into seven skill brackets – ranging from Bronze to Apex Predator – based on their performance in two ranked splits. Each player’s current rank, match placement, and number of kills/assists determines the number of Ranked Points (RP) they will earn or lose every game.

With RP determined by several different factors, players can find it challenging to track how many points they are earning or losing each match. However, one player has come to the aid of anyone who gets confused.

Apex Legends Season 7 Ranked Rewards
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Respawn provides players with new rewards to earn during each ranked series.

Apex Legends RP combos

A post on the Apex Legends subreddit helps to clear things up for anyone confused about their potential RP gains. The helpful graphic comes from user Ninjario, who breaks down how many points players can gain or lose based on all three contributing factors: current player rank, final match placement, and total kills/assists.

The graphic shows the exact combinations needed to go positive in each match and what will cause players to lose RP for every skill bracket.

This provides players with an easy understanding of what performance to strive for in ranked: for example, Predator and Master players can easily see that a 6th place finish with three kills or assists is the absolute minimum needed for an RP gain (+6) in their skill bracket.

A quick overview of how many RP you gain with every Kill/Placement/Rank combination from apexlegends

Ranked Leagues in Season 7

With the release of Season 7, a new ranked series also kicked off in Apex Legends. Starting on November 4, players will compete in ranked on the new Olympus map until December 15. The second split takes place on World’s Edge, and will run from December 15 to the end of Season 7.

In the Season 7 ranked update post, Respawn’s ranked designers discussed the state of ranked play. They covered topics like the ranking distribution of players from Season 6, and some of their on-going goals for the ranked playlist.

The first ranked split of Season 7 is currently available for players to jump into on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.