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How to master the Wingman in Apex Legends: Tips and tricks

Published: 10/Apr/2019 12:46 Updated: 10/Apr/2019 13:07

by David Purcell

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Respawn Entertainment has developed an incredible selection of weapons for Apex Legends, but there’s not many as effective as Wingman – if it’s used correctly. The question is, how can you master it?

Wingman in Apex Legends

In the early stages of the game, weapon looting is going to be a lottery. You don’t really know what’s going to be waiting for you when you drop into King’s Canyon. However, if you don’t find a Wingman right away, there’s a good chance that you will come across one sooner or later. 

Wingman is a revolver style pistol that uses heavy rounds, with a hefty recoil to boot. While many players might be frightened off by how frantic it can look when firing, there are certainly ways of controlling it to give yourself the edge in gunfights. 

Apex Legends screengrabHere’s a closer look at the Wingman pistol in Apex Legends.

How to improve your shooting in Apex Legends with Wingman 

There are a number of different ways to improve your shooting with weapons, as a whole, in Apex Legends. Yet, there are some specific traits that the Wingman has that forces players to adapt in order to improve. 

YouTuber staycation has posted a very helpful tips video for players wanting to improve their long and short distance shooting skills with the Wingman. The guide singles out two key ways that shooting can be improved, suggesting some key drills that could be good practice as well. 

Recoil control with Wingman

As we mentioned earlier, this revolver pistol certainly packs a punch where recoil is concerned. Anybody that’s given it a try knows that it moves around a lot, but there are ways of controlling it. 

Staycation shows that the recoil will bounce the weapon upwards and to the right side, when spraying. This means that your first shot will be accurate, but those following that initial bullet are going to stray away from the target. 

So, to control this you’re going to have to move your mouse or joystick downwards in order to counteract the Wingman’s recoil – as the demonstration in the video shows. While this can be tricky at first, practice certainly makes perfect with this technique. 

Apex Legends screengrabMaster the Wingman in Apex Legends and hopefully you will be seeing a lot more of this screen.

Aim movement with Wingman

Quite often you will see gunfights that are frantic. Both players jumping around, moving side to side and those can be tricky situations if you get caught up in the speed of it all. 

However, as staycation shows in his tutorial, sometimes standing firm and making small jolts to the side can allow you to land accurate shots in this type of scenario. This can also be particularly useful when you’re looking to shoot an enemy that’s moving around at long or medium range. 

In closer range, it’s often easier to hip fire with Wingman as the target range is quite condense, making it easier than some weapons to hit your opponent up close. 


These are two of the most useful areas of gameplay that you’re going to need to adapt to get a hang of Wingman in Apex Legends. We hope this guide, as well as the video above, help you get many more victories in the future using the weapon. 

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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.