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How to “kidnap” enemies with Wraith in Apex Legends

Published: 13/Nov/2019 20:36 Updated: 13/Nov/2019 21:05

by Alan Bernal

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Wraith has been a fan-favorite in Apex Legends for her multipurpose kit, leading players to use it creatively with both defense and offense.

Respawn Entertainment is filled with Legends that are useful in different capacities, each giving their edge for a team to get the upper hand when dropping into the Apex Games.

But there’s a growing number of players who’ve been using Wraith’s Interdimensional Portal ultimate ability to displace players when they least expect it.

Various clips from the Apex Legends subreddit community show players using Wraith’s ult to isolate unsuspecting foes to get quick picks in a fight.

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Wraith’s ability kit has stayed the same, but players have been evolving its use in big ways.

To pull off the trick, Wraith players are going to have to be quick and discreet to go unnoticed. From a safe distance, pop Wraith’s ult while moving in behind a player.

Then all it takes is a bit of a misstep or coaxing for the enemy player to slip into the void. Once that’s done, the Wraith can follow suit into the portal, knowing they’re probably going to have a solid three-to-five seconds of a disorientated player who has no immediate backup.

Like user GL3B3 showed, they were able to get in close using their ult behind a Gibraltar who was focused on something ahead.

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After laying down the entrance of the portal, Gibraltar made the costly mistake of strafing into its path. Since Gibby was still recalibrating from getting swept from the Rift, the player immediately followed met them with a barrage of gunfire from their Peacekeeper to get the quick kill.

It seems like more players are catching onto this trend since it perfectly capitalizes on the chaos of the battlefield.

User ‘Kekkoo95’ pulled off a similar stunt, though the build-up was much more intense since they were quickly running out of time to put down the ult.

Though in a similar capacity, they were able to “kidnap” a Lifeline who was distracted. After following the Combat Medic through the portal, it again resulted in a swift elimination. Wraith is already a popular Legend among players, but this handy trick only adds to her arsenal for players to get the upper hand in combat.

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Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

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He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.