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How to get easy kills by “shield swapping” in Apex Legends

Published: 23/Oct/2019 21:53 Updated: 23/Oct/2019 22:50

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends players constantly find themselves in hectic situations during a firefight, and one player showed that a bit of trickery with shield swapping could land easy kills.

While Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale features various Legends with unique abilities to trick opponents, sometimes players can take matters into their own hands by using some of the game’s mechanics to win out against other people.

When a fight breaks down into a chase, the person running away doesn’t always have to be forced to think ‘defense’ – especially if they find a Body Shield lying around that could be put to good use.

Low risk, High rewards

That’s what Reddit user ‘Metrixx_’ highlighted in their clip in which they showed “why shield swapping is a must,” seeing how it can actually leave a foe open for attack.

As they were seemingly third-partying an ongoing battle, the lone player can be seen charging into a whole team – downing two players as the third opponent completely took out his shields.

This is why shield swapping is a must. It can save lives and ruin others. from r/apexlegends

With no armor, Metrixx took off running upstairs, escaping the line of sight for the enemy Wraith. In the second-floor lobby, the player saw a Common Body Shield and quickly swapped out their Epic armor for it.

Turning the corner to hide, the enemy Wraith took the bait and switched to the purple armor conveniently waiting for her out in the open.

Even with less than half health and a common armor attached, Metrixx felt confident to take the fight against the pursuing Wraith.

Respawn EntertainmentSometimes giving opponents high value loot could work to your advantage.

They knew that the armor was completely depleted since they had manually dropped it moments before.

“Excuse me, my friend,” Metrixx quipped explaining his logic for the play. “I must quickly exchange my shield so you may pick it up and get confused as to why it had not worked for you”

Later on in the clip, the player reclaimed the Epic Body Armor from the opponent’s death box to find it at full health – which is another trick that Apex Legends players can make use of.

As competitors in the Apex Games evolve and refine their tactics, there’s bound to be even more tricks discovered to get a leg up in the game.

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Apex Legends leak reveals Holo-Day event skins & holiday lobby screen

Published: 16/Nov/2020 23:13 Updated: 16/Nov/2020 23:58

by Alan Bernal

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Upcoming skins and charms for Apex Legends’ holiday-themed Holo-Day Bash event have been leaked, revealing new cosmetics for Loba, Revenant, and Wraith along with a Christmastime theme for the lobby.

With the holiday festivities among us, Respawn are cooking up a trove of content themed around the winter season. It’s not yet known what the devs are planning in terms of major LTMs or the like, but a new leak shows us just how many cosmetics players can expect to collect.

While there will be some skins returning from 2019, there’s going to be a healthy batch of completely fresh designs for the Apex community to pick up.

Popular Apex Legends dataminer ‘Biast12’ found a wealth of new information in Apex’s files that show how the holiday offers will look like when they drop in the shop.

Apex Legends Holo-Day bundles

There will be multiple sets on display in the shop for the coming months – about eight bundles in total, most of which will include a Rare or Epic skin for a Legend or weapon. Biast put together a showcase that prominently features every cosmetic in the leak which is expected to drop sometime soon.

While none of the bundles currently have a proper name attached to their file, we still have the full scope of what Respawn are looking to offer, including the amazing ‘Brudda Bear’ skin for Gibraltar.

Other character skins of note come in the form of Crypto’s Cool Operator, Revenant’s Frost Ancient, and Loba’s Crystalline Perfection.

Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash tracker also leaked

Respawn’s non-denominational-holiday presents to the Apex community will reportedly come in the form of a brand new content for players to grind for.

The Holo-Day Bash tracker will have 10 different tiers with a total of 4000 XP all the way. Every level will reward anything from banner badges to Rare skins for Bloodhound and Horizon.

The leaked image also invites players “aboard the new-and-improved Winter Express,” so a return of the holiday LTM could be in the cards.

When is the Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020 event?

While there hasn’t been any indication that there will be a huge event like last year, Apex players will at least get the chance to score new loot for their Legends.

No times have been suggested for 2020’s Holo-Day Bash, although previous leaks have mentioned dates ranging from December 1 to January 4, according to PCGamesN. Last year’s event ran from December 12 to January 7, along with the Winter Express LTM.

As always, we will continue to bring you the latest news for this as more information gets announced and/or leaked.