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‘Next level ganking’ in Apex Legends punishes players who solo drop

Published: 9/Mar/2020 19:04

by Alan Bernal


A band of Apex Legends players reminded the community how solo dropping in World’s Edge could be extremely deadly – especially in the Deja Loot mode.

It’s not unusual for players who leave the dropship on their own to be an easy target. But Reddit user ‘imjustjun’ showed how the lone wolf strategy makes you incredibly susceptible to solo drop snipers.

The player and the rest of their trio performed what they called a ‘next level gank.’ Even though it’s a smart idea to look for the vulnerable players right out of the gates, unfortunately for one person they were tailed twice in a row.

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Dropping by yourself could get the attention of other Apex Legends players.

“Context: My friends and I have been dropping lately unto one person for a quick kill and happened upon this Caustic who solo dropped far from his squad,” Imjustjun explained. “After we killed him the first time, we survived for another 7 min before dying and then requeueing and ended up doing the exact same thing purely by chance.”

Unfortunate for the Caustic, but these are the perils of dropping into a game on your own.

Apex Legends gives players the luxury of a Jumpmaster who can literally take control of the other two players for the purposes of landing in the same spot.

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There’s an option to launch on your own or detach from your team mid-flight, the latter of which would still be way safer than the former.

But imjustjun and crew found that some players can be creatures of habit to a tragic degree, especially since the Deja Loot mode can give people a false sense of security.

Knowing what loot will spawn where can make some people comfortable with a certain drop spot since they know exactly what they’re getting.

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Repeatedly dropping by yourself in Apex Legends can quickly get a target on your back.

That only makes them even more liable to predators in the Apex Games like the trio in the clip who took the enemy Caustic by surprise in successive matches.

But there was no love loss within the Apex community for solo droppers – who can make a game impossible to play at the beginning of the game.

“It p**ses me off,” user ‘GuiltyGlow’ explained. “It plays out the exact same way every time with no deviation. They solo drop, go down within 60 seconds of hitting the ground, rapidly ping their banner, then disconnect.”

Solo dropping isn’t advised in Apex Legends. But if you feel compelled to leave your team at the game’s start, then be on their guard for people hunting solo droppers.

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Apex Legends Season 7 start date moved forward one week

Published: 21/Oct/2020 22:40 Updated: 21/Oct/2020 23:55

by Tanner Pierce


After an initial leak and then a change with the Season 6 Battle Pass, it appears that the start date for Apex Legends’ Season 7 start date has been moved up by a week.

Although not officially announced yet by Respawn Entertainment, all indications seem to be pointing to Season 7 kicking off a week earlier than had been originally scheduled.

According to the in-game Battle Pass menu, S7 was initially set to start on November 10, which made sense given the length of a standard Apex Legends season. Now, prominent data-miner ‘Shrugtal’ leaked updated game code that showed the date being changed to November 4.

Following Shrugtal’s tweet, Apex’s Battle Pass menu was adjusted to show that, as of October 21, there were only 14 days left remaining in S6, rather than the 21 that had been displayed earlier the same day.

This all but confirms the date change, which Respawn have not yet explained, although it could be because S6 had been delayed by a week, so this could be the devs wanting to keep subsequent seasons right on schedule rather than all of them also starting a week later.

While this change fixes that issue and also means Apex fans will be able to access Season 7’s content a week earlier, at the same time, they’ll have a week less than originally anticipated to experience everything that Season 6 has to offer.

It makes more sense now that the annual Fight or Fright Halloween-themed event, which starts October 22, is wrapping up on November 3, just in time for the new season to launch.

This change also helps to explain why Respawn have been so teaser-happy recently, putting out voice recordings almost on a daily basis hinting at what’s coming to their prized battle royale in its seventh chapter.

While we don’t know what these recordings mean just yet, since they all seem to be pieces of a larger puzzle, there’s no doubt that the Apex community is getting excited again over that familiarly awesome feeling of new content on the way.

S7 is set to introduce a brand new legend named Horizon and is also expected to add a new machine gun called Predator, although the latter has yet to be confirmed. Of course, players will also have a new battle pass full of content to jump into.

For more information, leaks, and what else to expect, make sure to check out our Apex Legends Season 7 hub here.

This article was written with contributions from Albert Petrosyan.