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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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Apex Legends dev defends Wraith nerfs coming in Season 8

Published: 28/Nov/2020 15:32

by Joe Craven

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John Larson, Live Balance Designer at Respawn Entertainment, has defended the changes Wraith is set to undergo in Apex Legends Season 8, following comments from Daniel Klein. 

Balancing legends has long been a contentious topic in the Apex Legends community, with mains of various characters keen to see buffs. The admission, for example, that Mirage will never be a top-tier character irked many of the legend’s biggest fans.

The focus of the community is currently on Wraith, the Interdimensional Skirmisher who has long been in the upper-echelons of Apex Legends. However, comments from developer Daniel Klein about Respawn’s efforts to get Wraith “under control” in Season 8 led many to believe that she is set for significant nerfs. Unsurprisingly, this caused considerable discussion among Wraith players – and those sick of coming up against her.

Wraith with a gun smiling in APex Legends
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Wraith looks set for a nerf in Apex Legends Season 8.

His comments generally revolved around fixing Wraith’s hitbox – rather than nerfing her equipment to any greater degree. However, many believe she has been nerfed enough and further weakening is not the correct response.

Redditor ‘QuikScopeDash’ is one who took this stance, joking that they would main Crypto because Wraith has been nerfed so significantly.

This prompted a lengthy reply from John Larson, a Live Balance Designer at Respawn. He prefixed his comment by explaining that he is a Wraith main and wants her to remain viable.

“Wraith’s kit has been nerfed and tweaked more than any other legend’s, but her win rate and encounter win rate has remained an anomaly,” Larson said. “The common argument is that mechanically gifted players are drawn to her kit, but when we filter by skill brackets (rank, average damage, you name it) she’s still head and shoulders above everyone. So what does this mean?”

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Larson’s reply on Reddit.

Issues with Reddit moderation resulted in large portions of Larson’s comment being removed, but his point remained clear. Despite the various nerfs Wraith and her kit have suffered, her stats suggest she is still performing incredibly well.

He went on to compare Wraith with Pathfinder, explaining that “we never want to nerf legends to the point where they lose their identity.”

Many fear Wraith is approaching that point, and want the Voidwalker to remain as powerful as she’s always been.