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How to use baffling balloon juke to get easy kills in Apex Legends

Published: 2/Feb/2020 0:30

by Alan Bernal

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An insane juke in Apex Legends has given people a new way to look at the various balloons on the map to make game-changing plays instead of running away.

The Apex Legends battlefield can turn on someone at a moment’s notice, which is why top players are constantly refining their movements to find the best ways to take opponents by surprise.

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While balloons can provide a huge advantage for teams on-the-move, a little creativity can go a long way to embarrass foes. Usually, when players see these balloons that’s because they’re making big rotations or ditching a scenario that’s gone bad.

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Every time you see a balloon in Apex Legends, there’s a chance for an outplay.

But players like Reddit user ‘CapTee’ have other ideas that make use of the map feature to actually help them out in fights to completely turn the tide for an engagement.

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During their match, CapTee got fired on World’s Edge by an approaching team without the support from the rest of their team nearby.

This obviously prompted the players to abort the loot-finding mission, and retreat to safety – or at least that’s how it looked like.

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Instead, the Pathfinder jumped back down before reaching the apex of the balloon’s line and landed an insane hook to make a perfect landing behind his previous attackers.

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After that, it was a simple matter of landing shots to people who probably had their loadout screen opened since they didn’t notice that CapTee actually took the balloon to jettison away.

This is a perfect example of using something that Apex already provides in the game for something other than its main purpose.

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A little risk in Apex Legends can go a long way.

Even though it took a Pathfinder to use the hook for the final sequence of the clip, the trick can be useful for a lot of players looking to catch people off-guard.

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But just remember that getting to the very top of the balloon’s line will people “launch,” meaning they activate their very noisy jets – not ideal for making sneaky plays.

It’s a risky maneuver but players can reap a ton of rewards for mixing up their playbook by adding a balloon juke to their arsenal in Apex Legends.

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Apex Legends dev explains why Loba can’t receive a massive buff

Published: 9/Oct/2020 10:26

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends dev has explained why they can’t buff Loba too far and put her up with some of the game’s best characters despite continued requests for her to receive a boost.

Loba was added to Apex Legends’ roster of characters back at the start of Season 5, with her thieving abilities shaking up how the game is played by some fans. 

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However, as Season 5 turned into Season 6, Loba mains repeatedly requested that the character be buffed in some way in order to prevent her from quickly fading away from games and not being used at all.

While other legends have become stronger, Loba has pretty much stayed the same, and while some fans still want her to be as strong as Wraith or Pathfinder, Respawn aren’t looking to do that. 

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Loba joined the Apex Games in Season 5, but isn’t as strong as some players want.

Respawn developer Daniel Klein explained that while Loba’s looting power could be in line for a buff, there isn’t too much wriggle room for her outside of being guaranteed a gold weapon. 

The dev added that they “can do serious damage to the fun of a game by making changes that individually don’t seem broken,” and pushing everyone up to the top level in terms of power makes it a character-based game like Overwatch rather than a gun vs gun experience. 

“Say we give Loba the ability to teleport quickly and silently and suddenly you’re losing fights not because the other team planned an ambush or executed better, but because they saw you and reacted to you by putting one of their members behind you. And of course, you’ll say cool we can counter that with OTHER abilities, but now we’re talking about a game of ability vs ability rather than gun vs gun,” Klein explained, reinforcing that Apex should be a gun vs gun game.

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In terms of Loba being given a buff, sure, there will be ways that Respawn can do so, but she might never be the top class legend that some were expecting when she first arrived on the scene. 

Yet, everyone plays a role and if that means she’s outside the meta but still fun enough for her fans to use her, well, that’s not the worst spot at the end of the day.