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Insane Apex Legends play uses Wraith’s portal to score clutch victory

Published: 15/Feb/2020 19:54

by Scott Robertson

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Some clever thinking with portals and a little dose of mind games helped this Wraith player take out a whole squad of enemy players in the waning moments of an Apex Legends match.

To truly master both patience and portals will spell the difference between victory and defeat when playing Wraith in the Apex Legends arena.

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Reddit user PANCAKEMIX1O1 shared the final moments of their recent match to the Apex University subreddit, a community focused on improvement in the wildly popular battle royale game. It goes without saying that they took their enemies to school.

With barely any room to escape from the storm circle, Wraith placed a portal right on the door leading into a full squad of adversaries, then hid in plain sight directly above them. The squad expected her to come through, but since her ultimate timer is based on movement, she stood still to let the clock run out.

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With the ring set to close in just a matter of seconds, she opened the second portal right next to her, but still in the storm. With time ticking down, the squad decided to go through the portal to challenge Wraith, but only ended up in her crosshairs.

She would knock down two of three members of the squad, and retreat to the tiny safe circle, letting the storm ring finish them off. There, she awaited the final player, another solo Legend who had downed the third of that squad, who slid into the safety of the circle, but right into the barrel of her R-99.

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This Wraith player used their portal as a funnel in the final moments of their victory.

While it may appear that the clutch play was due to the squad’s decision through the portal, it’s actually because of smart placement by Wraith, who placed her rift right in front of the door, blocking the squad from going around.

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Those players were likely expecting the other portal to be placed deep inside the storm, so they were forced to wait. Ironically, if they had all jumped through the portal at once, they likely could have overpowered her.

Speaking of overpowered, clips like this raise questions about the character’s portal ultimate, specifically regarding how players can not move to keep it from timing out.

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Should Wraith’s portal timer go down even if she’s not moving?

Her ultimate has been the focus of a handful of exploits in recent memory, but this facet of her ability is evidently intended to be included.

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We’ll see if her ultimate remains in its current form throughout the duration of Season 4.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

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The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

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Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

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“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

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Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

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This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.

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