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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.

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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.

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Apex Predator shows off 28 genius tips & tricks to get better at Apex Legends

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:50

by Joe Craven


Apex Legends content creator and Apex Predator ‘chiknnuggey’ has offered players of Respawn’s battle royale 28 tips and tricks to instantly improve in-game. 

Regardless of your rank in Apex Legends, chances are you have certain areas you can improve. Whether it’s recoil control, movement around the map or deciding how to balance your loadout, no player is completely flawless, as much as they might like to tell themselves.

Chiknnuggey, an Apex YouTuber and Predator-rank player, sits at 13,000 YouTube subscribers, and regularly posts Apex content to try and help his subscribers.

That’s exactly the aim of his January 15 video, which offers a whopping 28 tips and tricks to Apex Legends players, ensuring they’ve got the game’s basics completely nailed.

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To be great at Apex Legends, you need to make sure you’ve got the basics done.

As you can imagine with 28 tips and tricks, they cover a lot of bases. The Predator’s movement tricks involve ‘zipline bouncing’ meaning you can use ziplines positioned near buildings to instantly reach an elevated position.

Another awesome trick is being able to throw grenades through closed doors. To do this, aim for the very bottom corner of the door, and use the projectile indicator. When it disappears, it means your grenade will slip through the corner of the closed doors. It’s a great way to damage an enemy you know is one the other side.

We also really like the tip to enable fast armor swaps. If you’re in a heavy loot area and planning on hanging around there, drop all the available armor on the floor. In an engagement, you can easily swap your armor for a new one, without having to open a loot box. This will give you a major health boost instantly, and could be the difference between winning and losing a fight.

There are also some more well-known tips, such as how to avoid the fall stun by meleeing a nearby surface (meleeing the ground was patched out long ago, but there’s a new way).

Your play-style may differ from some of the tips, but anything recommended by an Apex Predator should be worth trying out. If you don’t like a tactic or can’t pull it off, then drop it and stick to ones you know you’re capable of. Other than that, drop in and gives these tricks a go!