Apex Legends

Melee attack faster in Apex Legends with kick and punch combo

Published: 22/Mar/2019 15:33 Updated: 22/Mar/2019 16:09

by Connor Bennett

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A brand new Apex Legends technique increases your melee attack speed, improving your chances in hand-to-hand combat with enemy players.

Over 50 million people have dropped into Kings Canyon since the game’s release on February 4, changing their weapon load outs based on the title’s ever-changing meta as the popular battle royale title continues to evolve.

Melee attacks, however, may not be the most dangerous form of offense in Apex Legends, but a new technique will certainly make it viable moving forward – especially when players find themselves lacking ammo or equipment in the early game.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers won’t be able to dropkick from supply ships – but up close, the kicks are deadly.

To use the new method, players must jump and melee at the same time. After connecting with the first hit onto an enemy, pressing V, Q, and the middle mouse buttons together after that first hit will increase the speed of the attack – for PC players. 

Maintaining the increased attack speed means continuing to press V, Q and the middle mouse buttons together. While doing this will increase the speed of punches, it’s most effective when jump kicking as those attacks are faster – and will receive a further boost with the new technique.

Jumping while melee attacking also helps as players are able to lock on to enemies during attacks, helping players get a good understanding of their positioning. 

While punches and kicks are already pretty quick to dish out, players are certain to be bamboozled by the speed in which they can be thrown with this new method.

How long the new technique sticks around remains to be seen as Respawn could quite easily launch a counter-punch of their own by patching the speed of melee attacks in a bid to nerf the new technique if it becomes a bit too much for players.

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.