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How to use Wraith’s abilities for max aggression in Apex Legends

Published: 25/Jan/2020 23:34

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends YouTuber ‘QuakeV’ broke down how to use Wraith to push the aggression with one of the game’s most slippery characters.

Wraith remains a heavy favorite for offensive-minded Apex Legends players, and a few tricks can let anyone rely on superior tacts to catch teams off-guard or completely destroy a foe’s sense of security.

Due to the January 14 changes to Wraith, players have to be a bit more intentional with how they use her tactical ability Into the Void since it got a huge increase to its cooldown – increasing from 25 seconds to 35 seconds.

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Wraith is one of the most offensive-minded Legends in the game.

Keeping that in mind, QuakeV recommends people who are trying to get better with Wraith get used to being “conservatively” with her tactical. This changes how the YouTuber goes into fights.

He tries to “finish a fight in the span of time where [they] have to use [their] cooldown once.” The 35-second cooldown makes it hard for players to rely on the ability to start and escape a battle like it used to be the case.

For players looking to combo her ult and Tactical, QuakeV recommends using her portal to “set up angles that your enemy can’t deal with.”

To do that, he recommends using the Ult place a rift on their left or right flank, using the Q to stay safe. Once it’s placed, simply taking the portal back to your own team makes the enemy team now think about the idea of a flank.

This way they have to contend with your team in front of them and split aggro by taking the portal to make a new crossfire. Just the idea of the portal can make some players break and make a mistake, in which your team can take advantage of any oversteps.

Another crafty way to use the Ult is to push up as Wraith without your team, and if you get caught out by a team who takes you to low health, apply a “bait portal.”

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Wraith’s Portal can be used for more than just escapes and rotations.

“Place a portal down and you should be going back towards the direction of where your is,” QuakeV says. “Meet up with your team with your portal and your enemies are on your tail waiting for you to place so that you can take it and finish you off.”

But if your team is on the other side of your portal ready with grenades and weapons at the ready, an enemy team thinking they’re finishing off a rogue Wraith just got baited into a trap.

QuakeV’s guide is sprawling with tips for any player to raise their game, and is definitely worth a watch.

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Apex Legends Halloween Fight or Fright event: Shadow Royale, Skins, more

Published: 20/Oct/2020 16:15 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 18:01

by Calum Patterson

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It’s that time of year again, when Halloween comes to gaming, and Respawn are bringing their spooky theme back to Apex Legends. The Fight or Fright event comes with a collection of scary skins, and a new twist on the last year’s Shadowfall LTM, now called Shadow Royale.

Just like Warzone’s “Haunting of Verdansk” event, the map will be getting another makeover, and players will get a chance to play as new and improved ‘Shadows’ in the Shadow Royale mode.

Last year’s Shadowfall LTM went down a treat: not only did we get to see (and hear) Revenant for the first time, it was a brilliant twist of the standard battle royale gameplay.

Also, to make sure you look the part, lots of Halloween-themed skins are coming to the store. Many of them are similar to last year’s though with fresh colors, but there’s also brand new ones for the new Legends that have been added since last October.

Fight or Fright Event trailer

Shadow Royale LTM

In the Shadow Royale mode, players will play as both normal Legends, as well as drop-in as Shadows once eliminated. Shadows are now more deadly than before in some ways, as they can now wallrun and double jump (Titanfall players rejoice).

Plus, rather than just playing in Solos, there’s Shadow Squads, where teammates remain as Shadows as long as one Legend remains alive.

Then there’s Final Death, when the final Legend dies, all shadows die too. We also see Shadow Prowlers, what role they will play remains to be seen, but they’re attacking the remaining Legends in the trailer.

Wallrunning in Apex Legends
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Wallrunning, just like Titanfall, is finally in Apex Legends – but only if you’re a Shadow.

Apex Legends Halloween skins

These skins are being dubbed ‘resurrected’, pretty much meaning they are recolors of previous skins from last year’s Fight or Fright event.

Eight bundles will be included in total, on a two week rotation. The first set for October 22 – 27:

Apex Legends halloween bundle

And then the next bundle rotation from October 27 – November 3.

Fight or Fright bundles

Additionally, individual Halloween-themed skins will be available to purchase throughout the event.

Fight or Fright skins store

There’s also a Haunting prize track, which will run for the full two weeks as well. Complete Revenant’s challenges and you’ll unlock these exclusive rewards.

Fight or Fright event prize track

The Fight or Fright event runs from Thursday, October 22, to November 3, just in time for the expected launch of Season 7 on November 10.