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Lifeline finally getting Apex Legends rework in Lost Treasures event

Published: 19/Jun/2020 7:10

by Isaac McIntyre

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Lifeline is set to receive a pretty hefty rework when the Apex Legends Lost Treasure event drops onto live servers early next week, according to the teaser animation revealed in the update’s trailer shown during EA Play Live 2020.

The first four seasons of Apex Legends saw each of the release Legends, and the expansion debutants that were added soon after, remain basically the same. Season 5 tipped that on its head, however, with a mega-sized Mirage rework.

With the potential for Legends to have their iconic abilities and powers reworked now on the table, Apex players have been begging Respawn to take a look at a few of the battle royale’s other struggling characters, like Octane and Lifeline.

Lost Treasures trailer reveals Lifeline rework

Those prayers have been answered, at least when it comes to Apex’s popular Combat Medic ⁠— Lifeline is set to receive a rework to her healing abilities. We’ve already had a first glimpse at the tweaks too, in the Lost Treasures teaser.

In the June 18 video, a Lifeline can be seen rescuing a downed Bangalore teammate. After they start the revive animation, however, the Lifeline steps away from her squadmate, who plugs the D.O.C. Heal Drone in herself.

See the new Lifeline mechanic in action here:

On the live servers, Lifeline’s passive “generates a shield wall roughly in front of [her]” whenever she revives teammates. The kicker is, like any other Legend in the game, Lifeline has to stay stationary while she’s reviving.

Lifeline rework lets her take hands-off approach to healing

This new Season 5 rework looks to take away that restriction. This should give Lifeline more freedom to actually fulfil her role as the battle royale’s Combat Medic.

The South African healer can now fight back against rushing enemies, all while restoring her squadmates and bringing them back into the fight too.

Respawn has yet to officially comment on this rework. They did admit back in May they were “trying things” to try and give Lifeline back some of her original Season 1 power though. They decided to pull the trigger after Mirage’s work success.

Respawn have admitted Mirage's successful rework has opened the door for more Apex Legends overhauls in the future.
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Respawn have admitted Mirage’s successful rework has opened the door for more Apex Legends overhauls in the future.

Lifeline overhaul could make trades to “sidegrade” her

If Lifeline is set to receive some tweaks to her Apex Legends ability kit, it lines up with what Respawn lead game designer Carlos Pineda said back on May 15 as well. He suggested the Apex healer would be looked at pretty soon.

There could be a few tradeoffs with any rework to Lifeline’s healing though. Pineda admitted Respawn would rather “sidegrade” the character rather than straight boost her stats. This is due to the fact Respawn believes she “does not need a buff at all.”

This sidegrade could be based around timings. At the moment, using D.O.C. to help downed allies takes Lifeline four seconds. If she leaves the robot, it may revert to the usual five. She may even lose her fast healing altogether.

Lifeline was dethroned as Apex's best healer after Mirage was reworked. Respawn are hoping to put her back on her pedestal.
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Lifeline was dethroned as Apex’s best healer after Mirage was reworked. Respawn are hoping to put her back on her pedestal.

As mentioned above, Respawn has yet to officially confirm what changes they have in the chamber for Apex’s iconic healer. Keep your eyes peeled for the Lost Treasures patch notes here on Dexerto for the full details next week.

The new Apex Legends collection event won’t just be bringing a long-awaited Lifeline rework either ⁠— Crypto will be the next Legend to get a Town Takeover, while the old LTM “Armed & Dangerous” is set to make a return too.

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Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020: Start date, skins, Winter Express LTM

Published: 17/Nov/2020 18:21

by Calum Patterson

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It’s almost that time of year again, and Apex Legends’ second holiday season is about to get into full swing. Holo-Day Bash is set to return for 2020, with all new skins, and a rerun of the Winter Express LTM.

To keep up with the yearly festivities, the first event of Apex Legends Season 7 will be holiday-themed – this we know thanks to some badges that have already confirmed the 2020 Holo-day bash ahead of an official announcement from Respawn.

The exact same thing happened with this year’s Fight or Fright event, for Halloween, which was also revealed early due to in-game badges that couldn’t be unlocked yet.

So, if you’re wondering when Holo-day Bash 2020 starts and ends, what kind of cosmetics will be available, and what mode to expect, here’s everything we know so far.

When is Holo-Day Bash 2020 in Apex Legends?

The Holo-Day bash will start on December 1, and run through until January 4. These dates haven’t been confirmed by Respawn yet, but reliable data-miner Shrugtal has provided the early schedule.

Holo-day bash 2020 badges
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Badges for Holo-Day Bash 2020 are already visible in Apex Legends.

Unlike last year though, this is not a Collection event. Instead, like Fight or Fright, Holo-Day Bash 2020 is just a Themed event. That means there won’t be a new Heirloom to unlock, whereas last year,  Pathfinder’s boxing gloves could be unlocked by completing the collection.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 skins

Just because it’s not a collection event though, doesn’t mean there won’t be new skins and cosmetics to get your hands on.

These skins will be available in bundles in the Item Shop, which have already been leaked by data miners. For a complete look at all the bundles and skins, check out our full post here.

Thanks to Biast12, we can see an early showcase of all the bundles that will be dropping during the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

There’s also an event prize tracker, which you will be able to complete through challenges.

Winter Express LTM

Speaking of challenges, you’ll want to complete these in the “new-and-improved” Winter Express LTM.

Winter Express LTM 2020
Screenshot via Biast12
Winter Express will return in the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

For those who didn’t play last year, Winter Express takes place on World’s Edge, with Mirage as the game announcer. The objective is to win control of the train over three rounds. And there’s no loot – instead, Legends are given preset loadouts.

How the mode will change for 2020’s version isn’t known yet, but there’s set to be “improvements.”