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How to turn Lifeline’s Care Package into a deadly Apex Legends weapon

Published: 15/Jul/2019 13:46

by Connor Bennett

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One clever Apex Legends player has found a unique way to turn Lifeline’s Care Package ultimate into a game-winning ability – and you don’t need to grab the loot inside.

Anyone who has dove into a match in Kings Canyon knows that selecting a powerful line-up is one of the keys to victory. You do, however, need to strike a balance with the legends abilities in order to swiftly takedown other players.

One of the most used legends in-game is Lifeline – the medic. While reviving, she will shield downed players from gunfire and her drone can provide a healing boost on the go. However, there is a brand new way to use her Care Package – and it doesn’t involve claiming whatever loot it decides to drop. 

Respawn EntertainmentLifeline’s ultimate comes chock full of loot, but there are other ways to use it.

In a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, user SergeS2K, showcased a clip from one of their recent games where they were locked in a tense final circle with an opposing squad. 

With the enemy team hiding in a building, with only one exit,  the Redditor’s teammate playing as Lifeline used the opportunity as the perfect chance to break out their ingenious tactic. They called in the Care Package right outside the door – leaving the opponents trapped as the circle closed in on them. 

While they able to eventually break down the door, the circle had done its damage and made the enemy team soft targets – handing SergeS2K and his teammates an easy victory.

The idea clearly impressed members of the subreddit who were quick to praise the tactic – even though it may have seemed a little overkill. “That is pretty impressive,” replied one user.

Another, TheSunniestbro, chimed in with an even further clever use for the ability: “You can also use the package to plug up pesky wraith holes if they keep spamming between them. One might say it’s a waste since her wraith holes don’t last forever, but in a pinch it can save a life.”

Of course, it’s not going to be a tactic that everyone can pull off considering not every trio opts to hide within a building during the final stages. 

Despite that, it should be something that sparks even further creative ideas for the ultimate. Who knows, maybe we’ll start seeing Lifeline become the deadliest supporting legend in the game.

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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.

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.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date

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.

“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.”

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.