Simple Apex Legends tip makes grenades deadlier than ever - Dexerto
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Simple Apex Legends tip makes grenades deadlier than ever

Published: 11/Dec/2021 17:23

by Joe Craven

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Eagle-eyed Apex Legends players have realized that a grenade’s small reticle can indicate how deadly it will be, letting the thrower know whether it will be accurate ahead of release.

A major component to any battle royale is its weapon and equipment pool – the guns and utility available to all players to complement different play-styles and Legends.

Grenades are not as powerful as they could be in Apex Legends but, alongside other projectiles like Arc Stars or Thermites, they can be a useful supplement to any offensive or defensive barrage.

There are a number of tactics players can use to maximize their efficiency with throwables, but this one has emerged fairly recently – mainly because of how difficult it is to notice.

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Explosives can certainly make their mark in Apex Legends.

The Redditor – OGNatan – asked: “How long has this been a thing? I’ve never noticed the grenade reticle changing color when in range for a direct hit. Niche usage, but could be helpful for guaranteeing sticks, etc.”

Attached to the post was a video showing a player in Apex Legends’ firing range lining up a grenade. Upon the grenade being perfectly aimed to land directly on the opponent, the white reticle turns to gold.

Naturally, the resulting throw is a direct hit – taking 10 HP off the opponent as well as guaranteeing an accurate explosion.

Although it is a pretty basic tip, many Apex Legends players won’t have even realized the small change to the reticle that comes when it is lined up perfectly.

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As the Redditor pointed out it has fairly niche usage, but there are a number of scenarios in which it could help players. If sneaking up behind enemies, a player could guarantee a direct hit and stick, making it a 3v2 from the outset.

We’ll be sure to use it when we drop into Storm Point from now on.