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ShivFPS rages for Apex Legends Knockdown Shields to be removed from comp

Published: 1/Jun/2020 21:05 Updated: 1/Jun/2020 21:06

by Alan Bernal

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The Apex Legends Global Series showcases the highest level of competitive gameplay from across the major regions, but Luminosity Gaming steamer ‘ShivFPS’ noticed a major flaw in the competition.

During the five-rounds split of the European finals, Shiv saw the Gambit Esports squad struggling to finish off the trio from SJP2. With all three opponents equipped with a self-res Legendary Knockdown Shield, it was a tricky situation for the team to maneuver with only four squads left in the match.

Sandwiched between a team to the east and another to the north, Gambit’s problems were only intensified after Konstantin ‘Hardecki’ Kozlov pulled off a clutch 1v3 just to be met with three gold Shields.

Upon reviewing the match, Shiv saw this as a major hindrance to the competitive side of Apex Legends. The streamer went on an impassioned rant about why Knockdown Shields should be taken out of the competitive side of Apex.

“F**k Knockdown Shields, get this sh** out of the game,” Shiv screamed. “They have three fu**ing shields. It’s not f**king good for comp, you dumb f**ks. Get f**king self-res out of f**king competitive Apex Legends!”

As Hardecki was trying to finish off any one of the three downed players, he was getting pushed from team ЧМК. The incoming team saw a great opportunity to poke down Gambit, who were trying to stay alive while finding an angle to eliminate the downed players.

The fact that the enemy team was being saved by the Shields made it more and more likely that the Gambit players would end up being pinched by the other remaining squad.

Shiv thought this was egregious since neither team ended up finishing on top, especially since the squad spent so much time having to deal with a team that was already downed but not out, thanks to the item’s self-revive ability.

Knockdown Shields can be a fun and dynamic part for players in Apex Legends, but Shiv clearly finds a flaw when using the item in a competitive setting, especially because of its self-res property.

Respawn and the community agree that the item needs to be looked at and players could be seeing a change coming to Knockdown Shields soon.

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Apex Legends Chaos Theory event: Caustic Town Takeover, Leaks, heirloom

Published: 24/Feb/2021 14:43

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends Season 8 event, Chaos Theory, is expected to release in March, and will launch alongside the release of Apex on Nintendo Switch. Here’s everything we know about the event so far, including release date, leaks, rumors and even an heirloom to be expected.

When is Chaos Theory event in Apex Legends?

The event is expected to start on March 11, just a couple days after the Switch release for Apex Legends, on March 9. This will follow the conclusion of the Anniversary Collection event on March 3, after it was extended by a week.

Events typically last between two and three weeks, so expect a similar time frame for Chaos Theory.

Despite no official announcement yet, we know it will be called Chaos Theory after Target revealed it early on their Nintendo Switch Champion Edition listing.

Caustic Town Takeover

Respawn have been teasing the next Town Takeover, expected to be for Caustic, in-game. The first teaser dropped on February 23.

The Town Takeover will be at Water Treatment on Kings Canyon, but we will have to wait until Respawn do a full reveal to see what it looks like.

Caustic in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Caustic is next up for a Town Takeover in Apex Legends

Bangalore Heirloom

Bangalore is the only original launch Legend who hasn’t received an heirloom yet, and all signs point to her being next up.

Numerous leaks from data miners have found what Bangalore’s heirloom will be, so you can check it out here if you don’t mind the spoiler.

The Anniversary Collection event provides the opportunity to get 150 heirloom shards, so if you’re a Bangalore main, you might want to hold on to those shards for a bit.

Bangalore in war paint in apex Legends
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Bangalore is the only original launch Legend without an heirloom – yet.

Chaos Theory event skins

We don’t yet have any images of the skins coming in the event, but data miners have narrowed down which Legends we can expect some new cosmetics for specifically.

Thanks to reliable leaker Biast12, the expected event skins are for the following characters:

Legendary:

  • Caustic
  • Crypto
  • Gibraltar
  • Loba
  • Rampart
  • Revenant
  • Wattson

Epic:

  • Octane
  • Caustic
  • Wattson

There are also files for numerous recolors for past event skins, but we’re not sure yet if these will be available during the Chaos Theory event, or separately.


That’s everything we know so far about the Chaos Theory event, though there are still a lot of details unknown. We’ll keep you updated on everything right here, and on Twitter @TitanfallBlog.

For more Apex Legends Season 8 tips and tricks check out our guides below:
30-30 Repeater guide | All legend buffs and nerfs | All weapon buffs and nerfs | Fuse guide | What is in the Season 8 battle pass? | Season 8 Patch notes | How to open explosive holds | Spitfire guide | R99 guide | Mastiff guide | When is Apex for Switch out?