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Next Apex Legends event will add “most fan-requested feature since launch”

Published: 31/Jul/2019 12:56 Updated: 31/Jul/2019 13:44

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment have teased Apex Legends players with a cryptic announcement, revealing that the “most fan-requested feature” since the launch of the game is coming, and very soon.

Released without warning on February 4, Apex Legends was an instant hit, and has continued to evolve over the months to address players’ wants and needs.

With Season 2 now underway, which brought with it a ranked mode and an improved battle pass, developers at Respawn entertainment are already gearing up for the next season.

However, there are still a few months of Season 2 to go, and in that time Respawn have in-game events planned, as revealed in EA’s quarter 1 fiscal report.

As well as outlining that Season 3 will be their most ambitious yet, and doubling down on their commitment to a mobile launch, they have teased an event coming “in the next few weeks.”

The new event “will bring new content and deliver one of the most fan-requested features since the launch of Apex.”

The next event was teased in EA’s Q1 fiscal report.

So, what could this ‘most requested feature’ be? Here’s some of the possibilities:

Solo mode

If there is one thing that (most) fans have been begging for since release in February, it’s a solo mode. Currently, you can only play in teams of three, and if you’re on your own will be given two random teammates.

The game is designed from the ground-up with 3-person teams in mind, but with every other battle royale offering a solo mode, players have unsurprisingly been asking for it non-stop.

It would render many features of the game effectively useless though, such as respawn beacons, Lifeline’s passive ability and more, but at this point, Apex Legends fans don’t care, and just want to play free-for-all in Kings Canyon.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers might finally get to jump into Kings Canyon solo.

Cross-platform play

Another heavily requested feature is cross-play between consoles (PS4 and Xbox One) and PC. Fortnite set the trend by allowing all platforms to play with and against each other, and Respawn have stated their intent to have cross-play in the future.

However, last we heard, cross-play was still some way in the future, and lead dev Drew McColl explained that “If it wasn’t a ginormous amount of effort and work, we’d probably already be doing (cross-play). It’s just one of those things where we’re still a fairly small team so we have to pick and choose our battles.”

Respawn EntertainmentCould we see Xbox vs PS4 in Apex Legends soon?

These are likely the two most requested features since the release of Apex Legends, but the announcement does say that it is ‘one of the most fan-requested’, leaving it rather ambiguous. 

Whatever the new feature is, players won’t have to wait long, with the in-game event expected to begin sometime in August.

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Apex Predator shows off 28 genius tips & tricks to get better at Apex Legends

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:50

by Joe Craven

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Apex Legends content creator and Apex Predator ‘chiknnuggey’ has offered players of Respawn’s battle royale 28 tips and tricks to instantly improve in-game. 

Regardless of your rank in Apex Legends, chances are you have certain areas you can improve. Whether it’s recoil control, movement around the map or deciding how to balance your loadout, no player is completely flawless, as much as they might like to tell themselves.

Chiknnuggey, an Apex YouTuber and Predator-rank player, sits at 13,000 YouTube subscribers, and regularly posts Apex content to try and help his subscribers.

That’s exactly the aim of his January 15 video, which offers a whopping 28 tips and tricks to Apex Legends players, ensuring they’ve got the game’s basics completely nailed.

Apex Legends trio of character standing side by side
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To be great at Apex Legends, you need to make sure you’ve got the basics done.

As you can imagine with 28 tips and tricks, they cover a lot of bases. The Predator’s movement tricks involve ‘zipline bouncing’ meaning you can use ziplines positioned near buildings to instantly reach an elevated position.

Another awesome trick is being able to throw grenades through closed doors. To do this, aim for the very bottom corner of the door, and use the projectile indicator. When it disappears, it means your grenade will slip through the corner of the closed doors. It’s a great way to damage an enemy you know is one the other side.

We also really like the tip to enable fast armor swaps. If you’re in a heavy loot area and planning on hanging around there, drop all the available armor on the floor. In an engagement, you can easily swap your armor for a new one, without having to open a loot box. This will give you a major health boost instantly, and could be the difference between winning and losing a fight.

There are also some more well-known tips, such as how to avoid the fall stun by meleeing a nearby surface (meleeing the ground was patched out long ago, but there’s a new way).

Your play-style may differ from some of the tips, but anything recommended by an Apex Predator should be worth trying out. If you don’t like a tactic or can’t pull it off, then drop it and stick to ones you know you’re capable of. Other than that, drop in and gives these tricks a go!