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How to master the Sentinel in Apex Legends – Tips, damage stats, more

Published: 10/Feb/2020 14:38

by Connor Bennett


Equipping a sniper can help you do some serious damage in Apex Legends, but what is the best way to use the brand-new Sentinel? Well, let’s take a look at a few tips. 

Alongside the new legend, Revenant, and multiple map changes to World’s Edge, the Sentinel sniper made its debut when Apex Legends season four got underway on February 4.

The bolt-action sniper rifle already has a pretty decent spawn rate and you’re likely to run into one at some point in the game, meaning that it is easy to get yours on the deadly weapon. However, there are a few tips and tricks that you can use to help you fully master its power and use it to become an Apex Champion on a regular basis. 

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The fourth season of Apex Legends added Revenant into the mix as well as the new sniper rifle.

Pair the Sentinel with a speedy side-arm

As with any sniper rifle, you can the Sentinel to pick your spots and deal damage from long-range. However, if you’re prepared to be a little more aggressive, you can pair it with a quick secondary weapon to do some killer damage.

In this case, you’re going to want to ignore picking up scopes like the 4x-8x Variable Sniper and focus more on the 1x-2x Variable Holo or 2x-4x Variable AOG. These will allow you to use the Sentinel as a ‘battle sniper’ and get right up on top of an enemy.

From here, you can land damaging shots and then switch to a side-arm to finish the job. Though, be wary of switching back to the Sentinel, if you can help it, as it does take longer than normal to switch back.

Snipers aren’t always best suited to using a long-range scope.

Apex Legends Sentinel damage stats

When you’ve got something as powerful as a snipe, you may think that it is an automatic one-shot kill, but this is Apex Legends and that isn’t the case for the most part.

However, the Sentinel can cut a hole through an enemy pretty efficiently. It is guaranteed to do at least 50 damage with a leg shot, while that increases to 55 with a body shot. As for headshots, 111 damage is minimum you’ll do, and it will rip apart from shields.

The full damage breakdown for the Sentinel can be found below thanks to the Apex Legends game wiki. 

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The Sentinel can rip through enemies with well-placed shots.

Use the Sentinel’s special ability when possible

One thing that is pretty different about the Sentinel compared to every other sniper, though, is the fact that it has a special ability up its sleeve. The bolt-action sniper can be charged up using a Shield Battery, giving you a 90-second long charge to deal extra damage.

Charging itself takes five seconds to complete and each shot taken while charged will reduce the overall timer by 15 seconds. Once charged, though, you will be able to rip through shields even more effectively. 

Now, of course, these are just a few tips based on getting the best out of the gun in its current state, but you may disagree and find that it works for you with different attachments and at different ranges.

It is all a case of feeling things out and using what you like. If you’re not a fan of the weapon, though, perhaps reconsider. You might be missing out on one of the game’s best damage dealers.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date

Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.