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How to melee attack faster in Apex Legends

Published: 4/Mar/2019 9:25 Updated: 22/Mar/2019 15:50

by Joe O'Brien


An Apex Legends technique increases your attack speed with the melee attack, improving your chances in a head-to-head fist fight.

Anyone who’s spent any time playing Apex Legends – or any battle royale, for that matter – will have experienced the unfortunate scenario in which you drop directly beside another group, but are unable to find a weapon.

Perhaps the enemy got there first, or you select a building only to find attachments and ammo, or maybe you simply start fighting immediately and never have time to gear up. Whatever the reason, play Apex long enough and you’ll inevitably find yourself having to resort to melee attacks for survival.

Whether you’re in a fair one-on-one boxing match or outgunned and outnumbered, being able to maximize your melee damage could be the difference between survival and elimination – or at least enabling your team-mates to clean up the fight.

Respawn EntertainmentSometimes you just can’t find a weapon in time.

If you do find yourself reduced to beating your enemies to death, however, there is still a way you can gain an advantage.

The animation for a melee attack changes depending on what movement you’re making at the time. By default it’s a straightforward punch, but if you slide towards someone it’s more of an upper-cut, and if you’re in mid-air, either falling or jumping, it’s a kick instead.

The difference isn’t entirely cosmetic, however. The animation for the jump-kick takes less time, and therefore allows you to get more hits in quicker than the regular melee attack.

Each melee attack does 30 damage, so if your enemy starts at full health with no shields, as will often be the case if you begin a game with a melee showdown, it takes four hits to knock them down.

As can be seen in the head-to-head comparison at the end of the video, using a jump kick rather than just punching will mean you get your fourth hit in first, enabling you to guarantee victory in a head-to-head fight if your opponent isn’t using this technique.

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun


In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.