Simple Apex Legends tip lets Wraith's Portal block enemy escape routes - Dexerto
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Simple Apex Legends tip lets Wraith’s Portal block enemy escape routes

Published: 14/Aug/2020 12:43

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have got a simple tip that could ruin an enemy’s game if they get too greedy and try to chase Wraith and her teammates through a portal. 

As Wraith has cemented herself as the most popular legend in Apex Legends, fans of the free-to-play battle royale have been one-upping each other with the best ways to play as the Interdimensional Skirmisher. 

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We’ve seen players dart around World’s Edge and Kings Canyon and lighting up the kill feed with insane elimination totals as well as taking a slower approach, but one constant remains – her portal. 

Players have used the portal to slow enemies down, but now, they’ve got another helpful use for it – forcing the foes to enter a chokehold that they can’t really escape.

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Wraith is, by far and away, Apex’s most popular character.

The simple trick comes courtesy of Reddit user reeterdee, showing that if you place a Wraith portal entrance in a doorway, the enemies have to use it if they want to get to you. 

That means that you can then place the exit in a spot that is convenient for you. This could be looking at a random corner in a room or on another doorway so that if they try to flank, the opponents still end up in your clutches. 

As the Redditor shows, as enemies try to dart through, they might be slightly baffled and not ready for a fight. This leads to easy eliminations, and in their case, a pretty stellar victory. 

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When using Wraith, placing a portal on the doors can block teams from getting in and forces them to take the portal in desperate scenarios, you now know where they’ll end up. from apexuniversity

Of course, as you climb through the ranks of Apex Legends, you’ll come up against players who have their own tricks that they use to catch you out. So, they might be fully aware of whats going on with the portal by the door.

If they’re not, and you’re in lower level games, it could be pretty easy to use the tip to your advantage on your way to becoming Apex Champion.

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How does Apex Legends crossplay beta work?

Published: 1/Oct/2020 19:40 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 20:06

by Tanner Pierce

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After being promised a few months back, crossplay is finally coming to Apex Legends in beta form. Here’s everything you need to know about the new feature, including how it works, how to disable it, and more.

At one point, many people thought that playing an online game with your friends on another console was a pipe dream. Now, in 2020, thanks to a combination of modern technology and mega corporations deciding to play nicely with each other, crossplay is slowly but surely becoming the norm across many titles in the gaming industry.

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One major title that didn’t have the feature for the longest time, though, was Apex Legends. Fortunately, in June 2020 during EA Play, the developers announced that this would be changing, and that crossplay would be coming to the battle royale game in the near future. Now, Electronic Arts and Respawn have released details about the feature. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

First, it’s only releasing as a beta, for the Aftermarket Collection event. This is so Respawn can text all the features before implementing it fully, along with the Steam and Switch release. For now, cross-play is only between PS4, Xbox One, and Origin.

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How to add friends on other platforms

Finding people to play with on other platforms is relatively easy. All you have to do is open the friends menu, click the Find Friend option and search for their name.The game will automatically look for any player matching that name on any system.

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Simply search your friends on all platforms to find them.

How to enable/disable crossplay

Crossplay is automatically enabled, so if you don’t have to do anything right off the bat if you want to play with people on other platforms. But what if you don’t want to participate in the beta? What if you didn’t originally but now you want to try it out?

The option to enable and disable crossplay is found in the settings menu. This creates the possibility of longer wait times, as you’re effectively restricting the pool of players that the game can search. Still, the option is there if you want it.

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Apex Crossplay settings
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The ability to enable and disable crossplay will be in the settings menu, but it’s enabled by default.

Can PC players play with console players?

By default, PC players will only be matched with PC players in normal matchmaking, while console players will only be matched with console players.

That being said, consoles can still play with PC should they so desire it, but they have to be in a party together before they start matchmaking. After that, the game will include PC players in the pool to search from.

Given the fact that this is a beta, this can obviously change in time for the full release. However, this is currently how it’s set up.

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Is cross-progression enabled for the game?

While this is something that’s being considered by Respawn, the feature is not enabled in Apex Legends currently, so if you want to play on another console, you won’t have any of your items that you previously unlocked.

Respawn say that cross-progression is a “valuable” feature, but will take about it during the Steam launch later this year.

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All in all, this seems like a great beta and a chance to get feedback from the community. As previously mentioned, given the fact that this is a beta, things can obviously change and be tweaked but for right now, this is a good start.