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Respawn address speculation about Titans coming to Apex Legends

Published: 12/Jun/2019 17:16

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Respawn has finally shed some light on the long-time speculation of the Titans from Titanfall being incorporated into Apex Legends.

Details on Apex Legends Season 2 were recently announced during the EA Play event at E3 2019, giving players an insight into what’s coming to the game in the near future.

new Legend is on the way, as well as a new weapon, an updated Battle Pass, and more. The upcoming season will really shake up the game in ways never been seen before.

Respawn Entertainment / EA GamesSeason 2 is bringing a lot of changes to the game.

Are Titans coming to Apex?

In an interview with Game Informer, Respawn’s executive producer Drew McCoy talked about the long-time speculation of more Titanfall content being incorporated into Apex Legends – Titans specifically.

“We prototyped it for like nine months during development, and we couldn’t get it to work well,” Drew revealed. “Titans were created back in the day as a power item. As a sense of, ‘I am now a badass, don’t mess with me.’ That fantasy fulfillment is destroyed immediately in battle royale once you’ve balanced them to a point where they don’t ruin battle royale.”

He then went onto explain that the development team simply couldn’t put a character of that scope and size into the game because of the complexity accompanying its design, saying, “We could never pull enough levers – how you get it, how strong it is, how fast it is, how big it is, what kind of weapons it has, when do you have it – all that kind of stuff.

“So I think for now, Titans are just not a thing. We’re no longer considering it.” he ended. It’s sad that Apex will never see Titans in the game, but at least there’s a good reason behind the decision.

Respawn Entertainment / EA GamesTitans in Apex Legends would be so cool.

Will Apex be getting cross-play?

In the same interview, the team also talked about the possibility of cross-play coming to the game. Players have been wanting to team up with their friends across different platforms for a while now, so the addition would be a welcome one.

Battle royale rival Fortnite offers cross-play, so it would certainly help boost the game’s popularity if Respawn were to add it to Apex.

Balancing issues were also addressed, and the developers want to make every character as fair as possible in the new season.

“For Season 2 we will have another set of balance changes that will…. we always strive to make our characters pretty even choices. So it’s sort of pick who you want to play who fits your style.”

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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


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.

Apex Legends ALGS
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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.