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How Apex Legends finisher moves can save your life

Published: 16/Jun/2019 11:59 Updated: 16/Jun/2019 12:15

by Connor Bennett

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Finishers in Apex Legends are usually reserved for picking up kills in a humiliating fashion, yet, some players have uncovered ways to use them as life-savers.

Anyone who has ever played Respawn Entertainment’s popular battle royale title will know that when you’ve downed an enemy player you’re given the chance to eliminate them in style.

These finisher maneuvers, which every Legend has, allow you to score some style points as you secure a kill. However, they can also flip the script and let you keep your own life going – just as long as the timing is right.

EAUsing Wraith’s finisher as a saving move may be difficult to time but it leads to spectacular results.

Redditor Senboni demonstrated the idea perfectly with their highlight clip while playing as Wraith. Senboni was using Wraith’s finishing punch to score an elimination when their duo partner appeared in the background to show off the new tactic.

Just as Wraith jumped through her void and went to punch, the newly appeared player tried to throw a punch of their own but the perfect timing meant that they missed and completely whiffed their own killer blow.

While that may have been a small friendly fire example of how players can have their games saved by the perfect timing of a finisher, others have shown how to use it when an enemy tries to pounce. 

Another player, Surise, used Mirage’s finisher to save themselves. As anyone who has played the game knows, the Legends ability allows him to spawn an identical second Mirage – bamboozling enemy players.

As soon as Surise was finishing off a downed opponent, another player attempted to shoot them in the back, however, they were left with egg on their face as they shot the clone instead of the actual player.

That player isn’t the only one to get sent for a loop after thinking they had a free kill on a pre-occupied Mirage. DocMettey posted their highlight clip as the Legend – but took it one step further than Surise.

As DocMettey used their finisher to kill a downed enemy player, they too spotted another player behind them trying to score a free kill. However, they flipped the script on the backstabber by completing their finisher, spinning on the spot and claiming another elimination onto them.

The perfect timing from these players should probably serve as a warning to anyone who tries a backstab attempt on a finisher attempt.

However, any player who can master the timings perfectly will probably be able to pick up some incredible highlight plays of their own killstreaks.

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Apex Legends leaker claims Heirloom weapon skins are coming

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:50

by Daniel Cleary

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An Apex Legends leaker has claimed that Respawn are planning to add a new tier of weapons skins for guns, at the same rarity as Heirlooms.

There is plenty of choice for players when it comes to customizing their favorite Apex Legends characters or weapons, and Respawn are always releasing new cosmetic items to keep the game fresh.

The cosmetics for characters and weapons are divided into classes, based on how rare they can be to find, and new leaks are suggesting that some more ultra-rare items could be coming.

Mirage's Heirloom pack in Apex Legends
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Gun weapon skins could be the next Heirlooms added to Apex Legends.

Heirloom weapon skins?

The Heirloom melee weapons for certain characters are the rarest items that can be unlocked in Apex Legends and, typically, there is only one of them released for a single Legend, each season.

However, while melee weapons are the only type of Heirloom cosmetics currently available, Apex leaker “SomeoneWhoLeaks” has revealed that ranged Heirloom skins for the different guns in-game might be next.

The leaker revealed that the rumor apparently stemmed from an investor inside EA before reminding Apex Legends fans that it has still yet to be confirmed by Respawn.

“Rumor has it that heirloom weapon skins are coming,” they explained, “this comes from some investors in EA, so take it with a grain of salt.”

The Apex leaker added that these would simply be released as ranged weapon skins but was unsure if they would be released through Heirloom Shards, similarly to the melee weapons that have already been released.

They also revealed that the timeline for when these potential Heirloom skins are coming is still unclear, which makes it unlikely that we will see them for the start of Season 7 on November 4.

While little has been revealed about these ultra-rare weapon skins, it is worth noting that nothing is set in stone and we won’t know for sure until Respawn officially release the rumored cosmetics.

SomeoneWhoLeaks has previously leaked Bangalore’s weapon heirloom, although we’re still to see this arrive in-game.