Simple trick gives Havoc secret buff in Apex Legends - Dexerto
Apex Legends

Simple trick gives Havoc secret buff in Apex Legends

Published: 1/Dec/2019 11:05

by Andy Williams


Apex Legends’ Havoc is like Marmite – you either love it or hate it. Thanks to this secret buff with the Selectfire Receiver, though, we’re sure you’ll love it and will be running rampant around World’s Edge in no time.

Respawn made every effort to diversify weapon customization is Apex Legends. With a plethora of gun attachments and their respective tiers, players have a wide range of choices to enhance their chances in combat. 

Although some weapons are more favored than others, the Havoc is one of those that players are either loyal to or not. Being an energy-based assault rifle, the Havoc usually requires a ‘wind-up’ phase before you can empty the devastating energy magazine into an opponent.

Respawn Entertainment
There’s an array of weapon customization options in Apex Legends.

Up until this point, players have been able to avoid spin-up time in auto mode as long as the Legendary Turbocharger Hop-Up is equipped. Not only is a Turbocharger hard to come by (based on its Legendary status), but equipping the attachment means that players can no longer exploit single-fire mode. 

However, with this handy trick, players can avoid spin-up time entirely for both auto and single-fire modes. Posted to the Apex Legends subreddit, Powerate showed how to skip spin-up time by equipping the Selectfire Hop-Up. Which makes your Havoc rifle work akin to a Charge Rifle that is prepared to fire at a moment’s notice.

TIL that you can use the Selectfire Receiver on the Havoc to skip the spin-up time for both Auto and Single shot. from apexlegends


Essentially, the player switches between single-fire mode and auto fire-mode while kick-starting the charge process. After switching to auto mode, the Havoc will be left ‘spinning’ and ready to fire, meaning that you can use fire your energy rounds in either single-fire or auto mode, respectively. 

In theory, you’d be able to walk around with the Havoc permanently charged and ready to fire, as long as you don’t switch weapon/reload  – basically use an action that changes the on-screen animation of the rifle being charged.

This exploit is especially helpful in single-fire mode, considering that the Havoc operates through hitscan and has no bullet drop — so the rifle will essentially fire an instant, fully charged laser beam across map. 

Of course, this is a temporary trick that can be used and will likely be patched in the future. Nonetheless, players can utilize the feature and beam opponents from afar in the sniper’s paradise that is World’s Edge.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends ‘death spot’ on Olympus is getting players stuck & killed

Published: 5/Dec/2020 23:53

by Alan Bernal


A bugged ‘death spot’ in Apex Legends has been discovered on Season 7’s new map, Olympus, that’s getting players stuck in place before eventually eliminating them completely.

There’s a lot of room for error in the sky city of Olympus. The new Apex Arena has ample spots where players can simply fall off the map, tight corridors that are a death trap if not navigated correctly, and more pitfalls to watch out for at every corner.

Unfortunately, the same can be said about simple features on the map, like the rotating Grow Towers that have already been known to prematurely end players’ games if they stay on the spinning platforms for too long.

However, sometimes, even getting onto the Grow Towers’ platform in the first place can be a game-ender considering the curvature of the building’s base kept user ‘WOAHderWOAHder’ stuck until he died.

Respawn making sure I don’t go positive in ranked from apexlegends

After pinging their team’s next move on the screen, the player went up the tower’s half-pipe entrance but couldn’t clear the landing. Instead of being denied entry, they were just locked in mid-air, unable to move.

They were spamming buttons to try and dislodge themselves from the death spot, even crouching to move the character’s model. But all that did was give them a look through the Apex map into the void down below.

Eventually, the map dealt a killing blow to the Lifeline without a chance to escape the situation, and other people might have gone through similar scenarios.

Respawn Entertainment
Though they look harmless, Apex’s Grow Towers have been known to be deadly.

“Swear to God, I fucking hate climbing up on the Grow Towers! That first curve that you have to deal with is sooo annoying,” one said in response.

Though the loot at the Grow Towers makes it a worthwhile detour in a match, there are some risks involved that players will want to think about before rotating over there.

It’s unclear how to replicate this bug in Apex to best know when it could strike, but it’s only a matter of time before Respawn catches wind of the death spot and do a quick job of patching it.