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How to Double Pump in Apex Legends – new Peacekeeper exploit makes it easy

Published: 3/Apr/2019 3:18 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 3:26

by Albert Petrosyan

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A new exploit has been discovered in Apex Legends that is allowing players to ‘double pump’ without having to do through some difficult or elaborate process.

What is Double Pumping and how does it work?

The term ‘double pump’ is a commonly used to describe a mechanic in shooter games that allows players to rapidly shoot with two pump-action shotguns and avoid the small delay that occurs when one is fired.

Interestingly enough, double pumping in Apex Legends has never required two Peacekeepers, and instead has relied on an exploit that minimizes the animation between each shots to make the fire rate a lot faster.

Either way, when used correctly, this method combines the power and damage potential of a pump shotgun with the fire rate of an automatic shotgun, which is why it’s considered to be very overpowered.  

Double pumping combines the power of the Peacekeeper with the rapid fire rate of the EVA-8.

How to Double Pump in Apex Legends

On April 2, YouTuber ‘Skeltano,’ who is known for discovering numerous exploits in Apex Legends, posted a video describing a new method to easy double pump.

The first step is to make sure that you know which buttons you have assigned for melee, Ultimate Ability, and Ping, which are set to V, Q, and the middle mouse button by default.

With the Peacekeeper out and ready, to double pump you simply have to shoot, press the three buttons mentioned above, and shoot again, continuing to press the three buttons immediately after every shot to allow for a fast fire rate.

A demonstration of this technique in action can be seen in the video below:

How is this better than the previous Double Pump method?

Prior to the discovery of this new Peacekeeper exploit, there already had been a way to do double pump in Apex Legends, but the process was a lot more difficult to execute each time.

The previous method was a lot more timing-based than the new technique, so if you did not time the button combination exactly, the double pump would not work, and this lack of reliability made the method a lot less viable during gunfights. 

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.