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Insane “200 IQ” Lifeline play in Apex Legends Ranked Play goes viral

Published: 29/Mar/2020 10:42

by Andy Williams

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With Kings Canyon back in Apex Legends’ rotation, some players feel right at home. That was most definitely the case for this Lifeline player, who went viral after making a sneaky “200 IQ” play.

Apex Legends’ Ranked Split 2 has been live since March 24, and players have been flooding EA’s servers to bask in Kings Canyon’s nostalgic glory.

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For those who hadn’t played Apex Legends prior to Season 3, Kings Canyon is an entirely new adventure. But for most, they seem to be settling back in just fine.

Apex Legends cinematic for Season 2.
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Kings Canyon is the original stomping ground for the vast majority of the Apex Legends player base.

While World’s Edge has played host to some incredible sniper moments, including a crazy Kraber play which showcased Train Yard as the go-to sniper’s paradise on Talos.

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But Apex player ‘thatslegitaccount’ has perhaps trumped that, as they highlighted the perfect use of Legendary Body Armor during an intense one-versus-one battle.

With their shield depleted, the Lifeline had their back against the wall. With both teammates down, they had to rely on wits to get one over on a bloodthirsty Caustic.

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After taking some damage, the Lifeline baits Caustic into a close-quarters engagement, but drops their completely depleted gold-tier body shield on the floor as the enemy closes the gap.

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Just before the Caustic gets around the corner, the Lifeline manages to hide out-of-sight while the opposition swaps out their Epic Body Armor for the empty shield.

With a Peacekeeper in-hand, the Lifeline pops out and finishes off the Caustic to clutch the intense situation for their team.

To top it off, they manage to loot a fully stacked Legendary Body Armor from the Caustic’s Death Box — really adding insult to injury and rounding off a perfect “200 IQ” play.

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There’s no doubt that this Apex Legends player will be well on their way to a Platinum rank if they continue to pull clever plays like that out of the bag.

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Why Wattson’s pylon ability is “eating” grenades in Apex Legends

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:01

by Tanner Pierce

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After players seem to be confused about the Apex Legends character Wattson “eating” grenades, a fan has taken to Reddit to explain just exactly what is going on – and the answer is a bit more complicated than it might seem at first glance.

Confusing special abilities are always bound to happen, especially in games like Apex Legends, where every characters ability is different. Wattson, who has been a part of the game since Season 2, is a perfect example of a character who has some crazy abilities, but can be a bit confusing for some players.

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For those that don’t know, she can place down an “Interception Pylon” which blocks incoming grenades, equipment, etc. in order to protect you, similar to a Trophy System from the Call of Duty franchise. Some people have been confused by this ability, claiming it’s destroying or “eating” their own grenades, which is definitely a bit peculiar. Now, thanks to a player, there’s finally a decent explanation for what’s going on.

Wattson Season 2 cinematic
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Wattson, who was added to the game over a year ago, has the ability to stop grenades.

Interception Pylon eating grenades?

According to Reddit user u/Jameso4e, who is a self-proclaimed Wattson main with 3,500 kills, there two different circles which appear when a player places the Pylon, one that destroys only “incoming” grenades/equipment and one that destroys all of them.

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The outer rings is the one that destroys all equipment, meaning players should be looking to avoid standing near that one when throwing their grenades inside of the two circles. In layman’s terms, you’ll have to watch where you’re positioned if you don’t want the Pylon to “eat” your grenades.

In a video made by Jameso4e demonstrating the problem, players can very clearly see two circles. When he stands closer to the inner circle, he has no problem throwing grenades out but when he stands near the outer circle, the equipment gets “eaten”. While that may sound a bit confusing at first, once you practice, it seems to be pretty easy to master.

As to why the ability causing this, nobody really knows, but the user theorizes that it’s due to bugs. It’s been over a year since Wattson was added to the game, so here’s hoping that now that the ability has been explained, more people understand it.

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