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How to use a custom crosshair while playing Apex Legends

Published: 20/Mar/2020 15:18

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends YouTuber has revealed how PC players can grab themselves a custom crosshair and even use ones from titles like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive without needing to install anything onto their game. 

When it comes to having success in a battle royale title, you do need the luck of the random number generator on your side – as well as having some skills of your own and the right set-up.

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Professional players will spend thousands of dollars in order to get a top of the range monitor, keyboard, and mouse in the hopes of getting a leg up but, there aren’t all that many customizable changes that can be made in-game. Players have cried out for custom crosshairs, color schemes, and more, but they haven’t been implemented by Respawn Entertainment.

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Apex Legends players can finally get a custom crosshair.

Instead, PC players have to go to different lengths to sort of get what they want. YouTuber Django Plays revealed that there is an app that allows players to add a crosshair to their screen that can be used in Apex Legends without impacting the battle royale itself. 

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The YouTuber noted that the app, which is downloadable online, works in tandem with Apex while you’re playing and allows fans to choose from a wide range of pre-installed ‘crosshairs’ that appear as an image on your screen. This means that your in-game crosshair won’t change, but, you can set something up for yourself. 

As Django Plays demonstrates, the crosshair image goes on top of your in-game crosshair so that when a gun is recoiling back to its normal position, you can get everything timed right and start to perfect your aim before eventually taking the new crosshair image away.


Of course, with this being a third-party app that allows you to change things for a PC set-up, it might be something that Respawn cracks down on if the community voices their concerns about it.

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Again, though, this is only available to PC players who want to change things up for themselves unofficially. Whether or not the developers will launch an official in-game change, for both PC and console in the future, remains to be seen. 

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How to get super jump with Octane’s jump pad in Apex Legends

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:19 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:21

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have got a trick that lets Octane jump seemingly higher than normal when using his launchpad, though, it might be quite situational.

Ever since being introduced back in Season 1, Octane has helped shake up Apex Legends thanks to his unique movement abilities. 

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The adrenaline junkie might not feature in every match in the same way both Pathfinder and Wraith do, but when he does, you can be sure to see him whizzing around the map using Stim or flying high with his jump pad.

Players have come up with plenty of movement tricks since his introduction, with Respawn going as far as tweaking the pad so that users can use a double jump. Yet, some players have gone even further, well, higher, than that. 

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Octane in Apex Legends
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Octane can regularly be found in Apex games, but not as much as some other legends.

It comes from Reddit user KILL2BKING, who pointed out that the tip might be pretty situational, but it should help you get the high ground over unknowing opponents. 

Quite simply, when an Octane jump pad is on the floor, you want to punch your way on it. Don’t run, or walk, use your melee attack right before you step on to it and you’ll start to bounce.

Now, if you really want to maximize the height advantage, let yourself float back down to the pad. You’ll then get a boost like it is a trampoline. Then, you can use your double jump to reach even greater heights. 

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  1. Place an Octane jump pad
  2. Melee attack right before stepping onto the pad
  3. Take a bounce up and down like a trampoline
  4. Double jump off to new heights

As noted, while this tip is pretty useful, it’s also quite situational. Given that you need to bounce up and back down again on the jump pad, it can make you vulnerable to enemy attacks. 

At the end of the day, though, if you need to reach a spot that could you give a leg up in a game, the movement trick is certainly worth mastering. At least until Respawn make legends changes.