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Simple Apex Legends pings would save players from noisy teammates

Published: 14/Apr/2020 23:30

by Alan Bernal

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The ping system in Apex Legends is an extensive communication tool that has incredibly helpful messages that can be relayed to a squad – but a few options to settle down obnoxious teammates could also be immensely valuable to have.

Players that have to contend with the occasional random teammate can see how easily communication breaks down, or be non-existent to begin with. There are also times you get queued up with someone who is blatantly trolling or incredibly tilted.

It’s because of this that Apex community members came up with concepts for new ping options that can help you tame a problematic player.

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Sometimes you need ping options to protect yourself from your own teammates.

“Dear Respawn, please add this feature to the game,” user ‘starhunter117’ said. “I’m tired of teammates revealing my spot when we need to be quiet.”

The ‘Don’t Shoot’ ping symbol depicts a single standing bullet with a slash through it. The idea could be used to tell a loud teammate who’s either running around or thinking of taking a +100m shot that it might not be time to engage.

Too many times has a good flank or a third-party opportunity gone wrong because a player got too antsy exactly when they shouldn’t have.

Dear Respawn, please add this feature to the game, I’m tired of teammates revealing my spot when we need to be quiet. from apexlegends

This ping could help put those concerns to bed, since it’ll be a quiet and reliable way to tell the team to hold their triggers until the right moment.

However, sometimes the ping system can turn against a team if a tilted or trolling player takes advantage of it.

That’s why user ‘moodyggg’ thought up to incorporate an option that pops up in case a player takes pings too far.

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An option to Mute Teammates’ pings for a moment or indefinitely could actually be beneficial in some cases.

“I had this idea after getting Banner spammed 10 times per second from a random,” they explained. “I got tilted and I couldn’t afford to hit pause and mute.”

The concept makes a pop up ‘Mute Teammate’ button appear that lets you disable the notifications from someone who “pings banner/beacon more than 5 times in a row.”

Apex Legends already has an intricate communication system, but the two concepts can act as sort of fail-safes for those bothersome teammates you meet in matchmaking.

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Apex Legends Halloween Fight or Fright event: Shadow Royale, Skins, more

Published: 20/Oct/2020 16:15 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 18:01

by Calum Patterson

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It’s that time of year again, when Halloween comes to gaming, and Respawn are bringing their spooky theme back to Apex Legends. The Fight or Fright event comes with a collection of scary skins, and a new twist on the last year’s Shadowfall LTM, now called Shadow Royale.

Just like Warzone’s “Haunting of Verdansk” event, the map will be getting another makeover, and players will get a chance to play as new and improved ‘Shadows’ in the Shadow Royale mode.

Last year’s Shadowfall LTM went down a treat: not only did we get to see (and hear) Revenant for the first time, it was a brilliant twist of the standard battle royale gameplay.

Also, to make sure you look the part, lots of Halloween-themed skins are coming to the store. Many of them are similar to last year’s though with fresh colors, but there’s also brand new ones for the new Legends that have been added since last October.

Fight or Fright Event trailer

Shadow Royale LTM

In the Shadow Royale mode, players will play as both normal Legends, as well as drop-in as Shadows once eliminated. Shadows are now more deadly than before in some ways, as they can now wallrun and double jump (Titanfall players rejoice).

Plus, rather than just playing in Solos, there’s Shadow Squads, where teammates remain as Shadows as long as one Legend remains alive.

Then there’s Final Death, when the final Legend dies, all shadows die too. We also see Shadow Prowlers, what role they will play remains to be seen, but they’re attacking the remaining Legends in the trailer.

Wallrunning in Apex Legends
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Wallrunning, just like Titanfall, is finally in Apex Legends – but only if you’re a Shadow.

Apex Legends Halloween skins

These skins are being dubbed ‘resurrected’, pretty much meaning they are recolors of previous skins from last year’s Fight or Fright event.

Eight bundles will be included in total, on a two week rotation. The first set for October 22 – 27:

Apex Legends halloween bundle

And then the next bundle rotation from October 27 – November 3.

Fight or Fright bundles

Additionally, individual Halloween-themed skins will be available to purchase throughout the event.

Fight or Fright skins store

There’s also a Haunting prize track, which will run for the full two weeks as well. Complete Revenant’s challenges and you’ll unlock these exclusive rewards.

Fight or Fright event prize track

The Fight or Fright event runs from Thursday, October 22, to November 3, just in time for the expected launch of Season 7 on November 10.