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How to drop faster in Apex Legends following v1.1.1 patch

Published: 19/Apr/2019 0:04 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 15:59

by Alan Bernal


The v1.1.1 patch for Apex Legends is already changing up how players approach the battle royale including the way they drop down to King’s Canyon at the start of a match.

Battle royales typically employ a form of dropping into a map to get a game underway, and for a long time Apex Legends players had the best way to do it figured out.

But players are starting to turn a new leaf as changes in the latest patch have revealed a much faster way of making landfall fist.

BlakeUnlively via RedditA graph of how to get the best landing time before the v1.1.1 patch.

Dropping faster after the v1.1.1 update

In what will assuredly be great news for people who didn’t bother perfecting their jump routine, it looks like going straight down to one’s targeted destination is overall faster than dropping early.

“Due to the change in speed of the drop ship you’re better off just waiting till you’re directly over the LZ to drop instead of dropping 900-1100 meters before the LZ previously,” Reddit user ‘DestroyYesterday’ said. “If you wait to drop you’ll get there 3-5 seconds earlier and that can make all the difference.”

At the tail end of the patch notes, the devs did mention that they increased the speed of the Jump Ship “by about 50%.” That’s a pretty significant change of pace from the pre-patch version, and it’s now opening the door to newer and bolder strategies.

PSA: it is now faster to drop straight down than drop early. from r/apexlegends

What was the best way to drop before the patch?

Players used have to measure out the distance from the Jump Ship to their desired location, then proceed to alternate between diving and leveling in order to drop onto the ground the fastest.

A terrific graph by Redditor ‘Blake_Unlively’ showed exactly how to get achieve the best drop time at the start of each match.

Even though that method produced tried and true results, it wasn’t the most user friendly since there was a slight learning curve to overcome.

Respawn EntertainmentSeems like the new patch introduced a faster way of touching down to the ground first!

Information like this is crucial to know since it could be the prevailing factor for a squad being fully looted up before the mad scramble of other players touching down to the landing zone.

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Apex Legends leaker claims Heirloom weapon skins are coming

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:50

by Daniel Cleary


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.