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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.

I kidnapped gibby and murdered him…… from apexlegends

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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All Apex Legends buffs & nerfs to weapons & Legends in Fight Night event update

Published: 5/Jan/2021 19:35 Updated: 5/Jan/2021 19:53

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends’ Fight Night event update went live on January 5, bringing with it plenty of new cosmetics, a Town Takeover for Pathfinder, a new heirloom, and other changes as well, including Legends buffs and nerfs.

After months of speculation and leaks, Respawn Entertainment finally released the Fight Night Collection event, which is centered on Pathfinder, on Tuesday, January 5.

The event is like previous collection events where you will be able to get new skins, cosmetics, a long-awaited heirloom for Gibraltar, and enjoy a new limited-mode, Airdrop Escalation. 

Though some of these changes are temporary, there are also be a few longer-lasting changes to two of the Legends, as Respawn has finally given Rampart a long-awaited boost.

Rampart

Kicking things off with Rampart, she’ll get an ever so slight buff in the Fight Night update, thanks to a change to the cooldown on her Amped Cover.

Instead of waiting 30 seconds for the tactical ability to recharge, Rampart mains now only have to wait 20 seconds instead. Though, it will take around three seconds for you to actually place a piece of Amped Cover. 

Rampart in Apex Legends
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Rampart will finally see some changes in Apex Legends.

There are no other true buffs for the defensive legend, but, Respawn has also addressed two bugs that have been hampering her – including one where players’ screens changed upon using the Sheila mini-gun.

Horizon

Horizon wasn’t included in the original draft of the patch notes that were released prior to the update’s launch, but the devs made a last-second switch that saw Season 7’s Legend receive a change as well.

Her Gravity Lift’s effective cooldown has been increased, from 16 to 21 seconds, meaning it’s going to take five seconds more now to get the ability after using it.

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Horizon was added to the Apex Legends Fight Night update patch notes at the very last second.

Caustic

A light controversy surrounding Caustic saw the Toxic Trapper get removed from the patch notes after Respawn had initially planned to make a change to his Nox Gas Trap Cooldown.

Originally, the cooldown was going to be reduced to 20 seconds, an adjustment that got some negative feedback from the community when it was elaborated upon by Senior Game Designer, Daniel Klein.

However, when the update dropped on Jan. 5, the devs ended up canceling the tweak, instead opting to implement the above change to Horizon.

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Caustic’s gas traps will be changed in the new update.

Weapons: Hemlok, Mastiff, Prowler

In terms of changes to weapons, the Hemlok, Mastiff, and Prowler have also been altered too – with the first two receiving nerfs and the Prowler receiving an ever so slight buff.

The Prowler’s buff isn’t to its damage or range, but rather reserve bullets, as that’s been increased to 210 from 175. As for the Hemlok, its damage was nerfed from 22 to 20.

The Mastiff’s pellet spread was altered for the third and fourth shots – bringing the range down from 10 degrees to 7.5. 


As mentioned before, there are also a set of bug changes too, aimed at rooting out problems with each legend.

These changes were focused on Bangalore, Bloodhound, Crypto, Mirage, Loba, Horizon, Revenant, Rampart, and Revenant, and you can check out the full patch notes here.