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How to switch weapons faster in Apex Legends

Published: 18/Feb/2019 18:45 Updated: 16/Mar/2019 13:16

by Joe O'Brien


A useful and simple trick in Apex Legends lets you switch weapons significantly faster.

With players in Apex Legends able to boost their total health pool to a maximum of 200 with full shields, it will take plenty of shots from the vast majority of weapons to secure a kill in most situations. Fully-automatic weapons without an extended magazine attachment can quickly drain a clip when engaged with an enemy. 

Assuming you’re not a human aim-bot, then, there’s a decent chance you might not finish an enemy in a single magazine with your primary weapon. In that event, you then have the choice of reloading, or switching to your secondary.

Neither is a particularly attractive prospect while fighting for your life, but if you’re not able to take cover the latter is definitely the superior choice. Even then, however, switching weapons isn’t particularly fast.

RESPAWN ENTERTAINMENTGetting your weapon up quickly could well keep you alive in a close fight.

By default, the weapon-swap animation costs you precious moments before you’re able to fire again, especially if you intend to aim-down-sights.

The animation can be significantly sped-up, however, with a remarkably simple trick. Found by Reddit user u/ManishBH73, by crouching at the same time as the swap, the new weapon will be ready to fire noticeably quicker than with the default change.

It’s only a small edge, but in a close fight every advantage counts, and making this quick-swap a habit could well end up saving you in a match.

Apex Legends has already smashed numerous records for both player-base and viewership, amassing more than 25 million players in record time. Building a repertoire of tricks like this should help you stay ahead of the masses as you strive for victories in gaming’s current hottest title.

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Apex Legends leaks reveal Pathfinder Town Takeover coming in Season 7

Published: 28/Oct/2020 3:21

by Isaac McIntyre


Pathfinder will be the next Apex Legends character to get a Town Takeover, and the first to have their own personalized POI on new map Olympus, according to playtester images that have leaked ahead of the Season 7 update.

Town Takeovers are one of the most exciting events in Apex Legends. Not only do they bring new lore and backstories for their focal legend, but they also add special points of interest to the battle royale map as well, branded in unique ways.

Octane, Wraith, and Crypto have already enjoyed Town Takeovers on Kings Canyon, while Apex Legends’ second map, World’s Edge, hosted Mirage and Bloodhound events over the past few seasons. Now it looks like it’s finally Pathfinders turn.

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Pathfinder looks set to become the first Apex Legends character with a Town Takeover on Olympus.

According to leaked playtester images shared by dataminer Biast12, the loveable robot will be getting a huge POI when Apex Legends shifts to new map Olympus in Season 7. 

The new Pathfinder point of interest will be a massive boxing arena.

In the leaked POI image, which is slightly blurry and back-and-white, Pathfinder can be seen wearing his heirloom gloves, and posing on a poster emblazoned with his name. The circle building behind it certainly looks like a sports stadium too.

Biast12 also said the leaked image only shows “part of [the whole] Pathfinder’s Town Takeover.” There is also allegedly a stadium “on the other side of the wall.”

Considering it’s just a single image that’s leaked so far, it’s tough to get a good picture of what the Town Takeover may actually look like. Biast12 did tease it could have “a bunch of zip lines everywhere” after replying to one fan’s comment.

When will Pathfinder’s Town Takeover start?

The Pathfinder Town Takeover will be in Season 7, and appears to be hosted on Olympus. Beyond that, however, a possible start date for the event is a little hazy.

The Mirage Voyage point of interest is the closest Town Takeover date-wise that we have to go off. It was released on Dec. 12, 2019, two months into Season 3. If Respawn sticks to the same formula, we could see Pathfinder’s arena at a similar time of year.

In fact, it could basically be bang on the same week. Season 7 arrives on Nov. 4 ⁠— yes, it’s still set for then, despite a little update scare this week ⁠— and eight weeks after that lands on Tuesday, December 8. That’s about as close as you can get!

Town Takeover teasers usually start earlier too. We may start to see Pathfinder teasers for the arena in mid-November, once we’ve settled into life on Olympus.

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Pathfinder fans will be loving Apex Legends Season 7, from the sounds of it.

For now, we’ll just have to wait for official confirmation from Respawn about the exciting new takeover. The developers have never commented on Town Takeover leaks before, so the first time we see anything new could be in-game on Dec. 8.

Whether they comment or not, however, it looks like there’s a lot of exciting new content on the way at the start of next month. Season 7 will finally arrive, along with a new Legend, a brand-new map, vehicles, clubs, and more.