Apex Legends: Leaked mode could add Titanfall wallrunning and double jump movement - Dexerto
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Apex Legends: Leaked mode could add Titanfall wallrunning and double jump movement

Published: 19/Feb/2019 12:26 Updated: 19/Feb/2019 12:51

by Matt Porter

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Respawn Entertainment officially released the second major update for Apex Legends on Tuesday, February 19, and data miners have already began scouring through the game files – and have stumbled across some that suggest movement and Titans from Titanfall could be on their way.

The February 19 update brought a whole host of fixes for the game, as Respawn attempt to combat bugs that have saw the game crash on various platforms.

While the update itself didn’t introduce much in the way of new content, files that have been found in the patch suggest that fans of the game won’t have long to wait before they get to try out some new modes.

A new Titanfall-themed game mode could be on its way.

First reported by @RealApexLeaks
on Twitter, it seems that fans of one of Respawn’s other major
franchises may soon see a crossover between the two, as files suggest
that a Titanfall-esque game mode could be coming to Apex Legends.

Mentioned specifically in the mode is the JumpKit that has become a staple of movement in Titanfall, which sees small jetpacks strapped around the waist of a player, allowing players to use the item’s thrusters momentarily to help them gain altitude or move away from danger.

Wallrunning was also spotted in the files, meaning Apex Legends players could soon see themselves running along sheer vertical faces to enter into combat, or escape the grasps of enemies.

Also found in the game’s files were four four lines of code specifically mentioning Titans, the
name given to the giant robots that players can sit inside and use to
dominate opponents in Titanfall, but it’s currently unclear as to whether we will see Titans in the same mode as wallrunning or the JumpKits.

The code, which appears to be named JumpKit, mentions building time,
health and rebuild time which seems to indicate that players will be
able to repair their Titan if it gets destroyed.

Apex Legends was originally intended to be Titanfall 3, with various files created for the game found in Apex Legends. RealApexLeaks states that these are not residual files from the original Titanfall 3 development, as these were not previously in the game, and were definitely added today.

As with any leaks, nothing is set in stone, and Respawn may never choose to use the JumpKit mode in the actual game.

There is currently no official date for any of these leaks to be added to the game, but stay tuned to Dexerto for more information as it becomes available.

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Apex Legends Rampart buff would make her unbeatable in early fights

Published: 30/Nov/2020 12:12

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends player has come up with an interesting buff concept for Rampart that would change her passive ability and immediately make her one of the best legends in the game.

When Rampart was first introduced at the start of Apex Legends Season 6, many fans raised eyebrows at her abilities – especially the mounted machine gun, Sheila, as it was something the game hadn’t seen before.

After her initial burst in popularity, the defensive legend has slowly slipped down the popularity standings. You’ll still see her in matches, of course, but she isn’t as well used as she previously was. 

That comes, in part, to the tweaks made to other leagues with the Season 7 update. Rampart wasn’t buffed as much as, say, Loba was and fans would like to see her given a boost – with some coming up with their own, interesting, concepts for a buff.

Apex Legends' rampart looking at rocket
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Rampart’s arrival in Apex Legends was succesful right away, but she’s fallen away since.

The new idea of which comes from Reddit user Fetzenschaedl, who instead of changing of Ultimate or Tactical, instead focused on the character’s passive. 

In Fetzenschaedl’s idea for a buff, Rampart’s passive would go one of two ways. Firstly, she could extend her additional ammo carrying capacity to other types rather than just focusing on LMGs and Heavy ammo.

However, in the other part – and this is where it gets really interesting – the Redditor suggests that Rampart could be able to pick up a weapon that uses a hop-up, and have a hop-up attached right away. Say you drop in and pick up a Wingman right away, it would have either Skullpiercing Rounds or Quickdraw attachment right away. 

Just some ideas because her current passive is not that great from apexlegends

The latter might seem incredibly powerful, but in terms of Loba’s character, it does make sense. She is all about upgrading and modifying weapons, after all. 

Yet, it might be a little too powerful for Respawn’s liking, especially as it’d make Loba a supremely powerful early game character. So, we’ll just have to wait and see as to what changes they cook up themselves.