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Shroud explains what needs to happen for Apex Legends to succeed and “fly”

Published: 25/May/2019 0:46

by Albert Petrosyan


Superstar Twitch streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has given his verdict on what would need to happen for Apex Legends to properly succeed. 

When it was first unveiled back in February, Apex Legends quickly became one of the most talked about and played games in the online gaming community.


Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for the game’s popularity to plateau, as the lack of new content, multitude of bugs and hacks, and other factors really inhibited the game’s growth. 

To this day, there are no sure signs that the game will ever get back to the level it was at following its launch, although shroud remains optimistic that success is still possible for the battle royale.


Discussing the topic with fellow Twitch star Dr Disrespect, who has also been an avid fan of the game, shroud explained the one thing that could bring prosperity back for Respawn’s creation.

RedditShroud got to try Apex Legends prior to its release, along with the likes of fellow top streamers Dr Disrespect and CouRage.

“Doc, I can’t wait for custom games in Apex man,” shroud said on stream. “I truly believe when there’s custom games in Apex, it’s going to fucking fly.

He went on to break down why custom games will be a hugely positive addition to the game, and ultimately help it succeed.


“It’ll be so fun to play that game with a full 20 squads, with good rulesets,” he explained. “If you make the rulesets about kills instead of wins, like it should be in Apex, oh my God, it’s going to be fun. I can’t wait!

Using his classic dry humor, shroud snuck in a little roast aimed at the Doc at the end, first proposing to team up with the Two-Time before taking his offer back on the grounds that he “wants to win.”

When will custom games be added to Apex Legends?

Custom games and matchmaking hasn’t been a topic too often discussed by the developers at Respawn, so it’s likely that they will be added later rather than sooner.


Respawn will probably choose to develop custom games for official tournaments and competitive matches first, before making them available to the regular player-base.

This would be similar to what Epic Games did with Fortnite Battle Royale, not giving out custom matchmaking to the public until nearly a year-and-a-half after the game was first released. 

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Why Wattson’s pylon ability is “eating” grenades in Apex Legends

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:01

by Tanner Pierce


After players seem to be confused about the Apex Legends character Wattson “eating” grenades, a fan has taken to Reddit to explain just exactly what is going on – and the answer is a bit more complicated than it might seem at first glance.

Confusing special abilities are always bound to happen, especially in games like Apex Legends, where every characters ability is different. Wattson, who has been a part of the game since Season 2, is a perfect example of a character who has some crazy abilities, but can be a bit confusing for some players.


For those that don’t know, she can place down an “Interception Pylon” which blocks incoming grenades, equipment, etc. in order to protect you, similar to a Trophy System from the Call of Duty franchise. Some people have been confused by this ability, claiming it’s destroying or “eating” their own grenades, which is definitely a bit peculiar. Now, thanks to a player, there’s finally a decent explanation for what’s going on.

Wattson Season 2 cinematic
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Wattson, who was added to the game over a year ago, has the ability to stop grenades.

Interception Pylon eating grenades?

According to Reddit user u/Jameso4e, who is a self-proclaimed Wattson main with 3,500 kills, there two different circles which appear when a player places the Pylon, one that destroys only “incoming” grenades/equipment and one that destroys all of them.


The outer rings is the one that destroys all equipment, meaning players should be looking to avoid standing near that one when throwing their grenades inside of the two circles. In layman’s terms, you’ll have to watch where you’re positioned if you don’t want the Pylon to “eat” your grenades.

In a video made by Jameso4e demonstrating the problem, players can very clearly see two circles. When he stands closer to the inner circle, he has no problem throwing grenades out but when he stands near the outer circle, the equipment gets “eaten”. While that may sound a bit confusing at first, once you practice, it seems to be pretty easy to master.

As to why the ability causing this, nobody really knows, but the user theorizes that it’s due to bugs. It’s been over a year since Wattson was added to the game, so here’s hoping that now that the ability has been explained, more people understand it.