Shroud explains why hot-dropping in Apex Legends is "stupid" - Dexerto
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Shroud explains why hot-dropping in Apex Legends is “stupid”

Published: 26/Mar/2019 23:48 Updated: 26/Mar/2019 23:50

by Albert Petrosyan

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Superstart Twitch streamer Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek is not a fan of the concept of hot-dropping in Apex Legends, and he’s now revealed the reason why.

Hot-dropping is a term in Apex Legends that refers to the practice of landing on certain areas of the map that are known to attract a lot of players from the get-go.

A lot of players like to hot-drop because not only does it increase the likelihood that they will find the best loot, such as in the designated Hot Zone, but it also gives them a chance to get into some early gunfights. 

Shroud, however, does not believe that this is an effective strategy. In fact, the former CS:GO pro contends that hot-dropping is actually “stupid” and makes no sense.

“The hot-drops are stupid as hell,” he said. “Everyone is hot-dropping but they don’t realize how dumb it is to hot drop.”

Shroud believes that hot-dropping in Apex Legends, or landing in contested areas for the sake of good loot, is a stupid concept.

As for why Shroud has such a negative opinion of hot-dropping, he explained that the two main reasons for why players hot-drop are possible to achieve without having to land at locations infested with players.

“There’s no reason to hot-drop in this game at all,” he explained. “There’s loot everywhere, right? It’s all about the same. And each game lasts 15-20 minutes long, it’s not like a fucking hell of a commitment. You’re going to find action regardless.”

“If you hot-drop, you’re going to waste more time trying to get your good action than actually just fucking playing the game,” he went on. “Hot-drop works in PUBG because PUBG takes three million years.”

Prior to breaking down why hot-dropping is not the brightest strategy in Apex Legends, Shroud revealed that his main issue with the concept is that it’s been causing the game to feel “boring” lately.

Since so many players choose to hot-drop, many end up falling in the early stages of each match, causing the middle phase to become both drawn out and devoid of any action. 

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Apex Legends Horizon actor reveals bizarre way she helped make Season 7

Published: 25/Nov/2020 14:48

by Jacob Hale

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The voice actor behind Apex Legends’ newest character, Horizon, has revealed the bizarre conditions in which she provided the voice, and it’s crazy to see where our favorite Scot came from.

Horizon was introduced to Apex Legends in Season 7, bringing a new set of abilities to the game, alongside new map Olympus.

The Gravitational Manipulator has been an instant hit with fans, so much so that we actually ranked her as one of the best legends in the game in our Season 7 tier list, behind only Wraith, Gibraltar and Bloodhound.

So, for such a fantastic character, Apex fans might expect a large-budget, Hollywood-esque production to get her voice lines and general character perfect… but that wasn’t the case.

Horizon Apex Legends Season 7
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Horizon has been an instant hit in Apex Legends.

Season 7 launched on November 4, 2020, and after letting the dust settle a bit, Horizon voice actor Elle Newlands shared a brilliant video from when she was recording for the character.

Clearly excited, this is about as 2020 as it gets, as Newlands was confined to a tiny closet to get her work done.

“I had to capture this for posterity,” she started excitedly. “I just stepped out of my closet, it’s July 17, I’m in Los Angeles in a 2-foot by 3-foot closet where I have my little recording booth, and I just recorded facial recognition and voiceover for Season 7 of Apex Legends, and I’m the voice of Horizon… Aah!”

Clarifying that it was for the Season 7 trailer, Elle said she is “so excited” to be in the game, calling the fact that she’s doing it all from home “amazing.”

It goes without saying that it is amazing what Elle and the wider Respawn crew have managed to pull off, in her own words, to “keep the entertainment flowing” despite all the issues the world has been facing in 2020.

If this can be done in a 2x3ft closet in someone’s home, we can’t imagine the possibilities for characters in the future of Apex.