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How to get the best loot from Lifeline’s Care Package in Apex Legends

Published: 11/Aug/2020 13:41

by Jacob Hale

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If you’re a Lifeline player in Apex Legends, you likely spend a decent amount of time waiting on your Care Package — but there’s a way to know what you’re going to get out of it before it even drops.

The Care Package is Lifeline’s Ultimate ability. Where other Legends might have more aggressive abilities, such as Octane’s Launch Pad or Wraith’s Dimensional Rift quickly getting them into (or out of) a gunfight, Lifeline is all about supporting the team.

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With her D.O.C. Heal Drone and Combat Revive, Lifeline can keep teammates’ health up, but the Care Package is something that an entire trio can benefit from.

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Lifeline typically plays the healer role in Apex Legends.

That said, if you’re a good Lifeline player, you’re likely very selfless — but sometimes you need to think of yourself first.

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That’s why it’s worth knowing that you can essentially pick what you want to get out of your Care Package, because sometimes you might want to prioritize your own needs rather than that of your team. In particular, it’s worth knowing that you can guarantee yourself getting purple shields, helmet or a knockdown shield from the care package every single time.

So, a tip that many players aren’t actually aware of is that each of the three slots of a Care Package contain particular items. You can expect to find one of the following in each door:

  • Slot 1 (front slot, relative to where it dropped)
    • Level 3 Weapon Attachments
    • 4x-10x Digital Sniper Threat
    • 1x Digital Threat
  • Slot 2 (right door)
    • Purple body shield
    • Purple helmet
    • Purple knockdown shield
  • Slot 3 (left door)
    • Shield Cells
    • Shield batteries
    • Syringes
    • Med Kits
    • Phoenix Kits

While some savvy Lifeline players might have caught wind of this already, it’s obviously not something that is well-known across the entire community, and it could be a game-changer if you ever find yourself in a sticky situation and need to grab that purple helmet or shield in an instant.

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It’s worth remembering that unlike regular Care Packages, Lifeline’s will never carry weapons such as the Kraber, Devotion or Peacekeeper, so if you’re holding out for a gun, you might be waiting a while.

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Apex Legends crossplay beta starts with Aftermarket Collection Event

Published: 1/Oct/2020 16:25 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 17:38

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends crossplay is officially coming on October 6, as part of the new Aftermarket Collection event. The event also adds a new LTM, and lots of new cosmetic content and challenges.

Crossplay was confirmed for a Fall launch earlier in 2020, but this first rollout is technically just a beta, as Respawn tests all the features. Cross-progression isn’t available at this time, but Respawn will talk more about this during the Steam launch later this year.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Aftermarket Collection event, starting October 6.

Crossplay beta

The beta will be used to test functionality before a full crossplay launch. Players on all platforms can play with each other, but by default, console players will only play with other console players.

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If a console player parties up with a PC player, then they will play in PC lobbies.

  • Players will be able to party up and play together across all currently supported platforms: PlayStation 4 , Xbox One, and Origin (Steam too once it launches!).
  • Cross platform play is enabled by default. Unless you’ve changed it, you should be good to go! Xbox One also contains a similar setting in the system settings, outside of the game, that must be enabled. More on this setting later.

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New LTM: Flashpoint

Finally, a brand new LTM! Respawn’s Systems Designer Mark Yampolsky explains how the mode will work:

“The centerpiece of this mode are Flash Points, massive zones dotted around towns in Kings Canyon. Flash Points are special because they regenerate your health and shields over time to get you healed and ready for combat in a flash ( ba dum-tss ). Learn where these are quickly because healing items do not spawn in this mode – Flashpoints are crucial to helping you stay alive.”

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Additionally, the ring in Flashpoint is just like how it is in the ‘Always Be Closing’ LTM – so it won’t stop.

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Aftermarket Event Cosmetics

The Aftermarket event comes with 24 limited-time cosmetics, available through direct purchase or through opening event packs.

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Caustic Heirloom

Caustic is finally getting his heirloom! The deadly scientist will be wielding a huge hammer, at least if you’re lucky enough to get one!

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Take a look at some of the cosmetics on the way:

Apex Aftermarket cosmetics

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There’s also an event-exclusive prize track, just like previous collection events. Like a mini battle pass, work through the event challenges to earn more rewards.

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