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New Apex Legends skins and cosmetics leaked from December 3 update

Published: 4/Dec/2019 9:27

by Matt Porter

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Respawn Entertainment dropped a brand-new update for Apex Legends on Tuesday, December 3, and data miners have leaked a host of skins and cosmetic items for fans of the game to enjoy.

Especially during Season 1, cosmetic items were a major point of contention for players of the popular battle royale title, with many claiming that the skins the developers released were boring, and calling on them to be a little more creative with their offerings.

Since then, Respawn have listened to fan criticism and released lots of exciting and creative skins, and that looks set to continue thanks to new leaks from @That1MiningGuy, who sifted through the December 3 update files to find what’s coming next to the game.

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Respawn have been adding more colorful and creative skins to Apex Legends.

It seems that players will have plenty of new cosmetics to get their hands on in the coming weeks, with almost 200 cosmetic items spotted in the game’s files following the update.

All of the game’s Legends will receive multiple new skins, giving them a fresh look as they battle around the World’s End map, while many of your favorite weapons will also receive new coats of paint and lots of weapon charms to hang off the side and allow players to show their personality.

There are even some new icons and banners to give your game that final, personal touch, and you can view all of the leaked skins and cosmetics in the image below.

While the leaked cosmetics are now in the game’s files, there is no guarantee that all of them will see the light of day, and there is currently no confirmed release date for players to look forward to.

The items were found in the game’s files following Tuesday’s December 3 update, which introduced a new progression system, changes to Firing Range and more.

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Apex Legends pro Snip3down’s best tips for controller looting & moving

Published: 29/Nov/2020 20:33 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 23:50

by Julian Young

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The Apex Legends community constantly disagrees on which input device is king: mouse-and-keyboard or controller. While both have their benefits and downfalls, pro Apex player ‘TSM Snip3down’ has shared three ways that controller players can compete with mouse-and-keyboard users by moving while they loot.

The controller versus M&KB debate has raged on in the Apex Legends community since the game’s release. With many controller players seeing great success on Twitch and in the competitive scene, the arguments over the fairness of using controllers on PC have not slowed down.

Both options offer players distinct advantages and also suffer from unique limitations. One issue for controller players is they are largely unable to move while looting, which is something mouse-and-keyboard users can do with ease.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Snip3down — a Halo veteran and one of the top controller players in the pro Apex scene — offered some advice for controller users to help avoid this limitation. Here are three ways that controller players can maintain their movement when looting death boxes.

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Snip3down joined TSM’s competitive Apex team in October 2020 and has been competing for them in the ALGS.

Foot pedal method

The first method mentioned by Snip3down in his video is the use of foot pedals. This piece of hardware is an additional tool players can use to assign various actions to another device outside of their controller or keyboard.

In Snipe3down’s case, his pedals are configured to allow extra movement options while looting. He has mapped the left pedal to the ‘A’ key, and the right pedal to the ‘D’ key on his keyboard, allowing him to move back-and-forth with his pedals while looting with his controller.

While this is Snip3down’s preferred method, he recognizes that not all players want to invest in extra hardware like foot pedals. To address this, he also provides two alternative methods that controller players can use to move and loot.

‘Open-while-moving’ method

The second option Snip3down lists for looting and moving involves some precise timing on the part of the player. For this technique, one needs to hold whatever button they use to open death boxes, and when the action is almost complete, start sprinting forward.

When executed properly, this method keeps the death box open and allows the player to pick up items until they move out of range from the box. Snip3down demonstrates this by snagging a few items while he sprints forward before the death box closes.

While this combination of movement and button-pressing requires specific timing and practice, players do not need to buy and use additional hardware to accomplish their goal. Although it takes more effort to perfect, this method is more easily accessible for most players.

Apex Legends Controller Settings
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Controller players can switch out some of the default button mapping to access additional movement options.

‘Crouch-when-looting’ method

The final technique Snip3down identifies in his video involves players remapping buttons on their controller.  While Snip3down clarifies that he does not use this method himself, he knows of other players that utilize it effectively.

If players are comfortable with changing their controller settings, they can swap the button used to melee with the button they use to crouch. Changing the button mapping in this way will allow players to crouch while looting death boxes.

Controller players on PC who feel they are at a disadvantage when it comes to looting can use any of these methods to level the playing field. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for more Apex Legends tips, tricks, and news.