Apex Legends

How to wall bounce in Apex Legends for major advantages in combat

Published: 24/May/2020 0:46 Updated: 4/Jun/2020 10:14

by Theo Salaun

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Wall jumping or bouncing has long been a mechanic in Apex Legends, but recent highlight plays have reinforced how important it is to take advantage of.

Like most FPS titles, aim and positioning are key to Apex Legends. Unlike most shooters, the mobility is absolutely absurd in Respawn Entertainment’s popular battle royale, and mastering all of the movement techs can help players soar through the ranks.

While you won’t immediately hit the Predator tier by understanding how to wall bounce, it will give you a literal leg up, and away, on the competition.

 

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Players jealous of Loba’s teleportation bracelet can use wall bounces for their own version.

The mechanic has existed since the game’s inception, but it’s worth refreshing for those who are new to the title in Season 5, or for those who have just decided that they want to be able to enact a modicum of Loba’s teleportation ability with any hero.

 

By wall bouncing, players can accomplish two things simultaneously: they make it harder for opponents to hit them while potentially finding a new angle that makes it easier to land shots on said opponents.

How to wall bounce

Wall bouncing or jumping in Apex Legends requires five separate steps, that must be performed in rapid succession for the tech to work properly.

  1. Sprint towards a wall
  2. Slide as you near the wall
  3. Jump out of the slide
  4. Stop holding forward toward the wall
  5. Jump again the moment you touch the wall

As shown in a recent clip by Reddit user ‘liammcarthy000,’ a wall bounce can give you both vertical and horizontal lift—akin to an impromptu Octane jump pad. In their clip, they use the bounce in what should have already been a victory, but the mechanic is so clean that the match win was simply ensured by their repositioning.

 

I finally managed to use a wall bounce in combat and I felt like John wick from apexlegends

In the highlight, they’re able to easily take a different angle behind the remaining opponent and seal the victory without any need for their teammates to get involved.

Apex Legends may already be insanely mobile, but understanding wall bounces simply ramps up players’ potential in combat.

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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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.