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Strange Apex Legends bug creates ultimate long-range Wingman

Published: 10/Aug/2020 9:56 Updated: 10/Aug/2020 9:59

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends player has encountered a pretty unusual bug in Firing Range that gave their Wingman a 3x scope and pretty much turned the pistol into a sniper rifle.

As Apex Legends Season 5 has unfolded, players have run into some wacky and interesting glitches as well as some game-breaking problems that Respawn have needed to look into. 

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These include World’s Edge going dark and having a night mode, being able to get inside a vault without needing a key, as well as randomly disconnecting from games while not receiving an error message about what has gone wrong.

Though, the newest bug, while pretty funny to see, would definitely strike fear into the hearts of some players if found themselves under fire from a Wingman on either World’s Edge or Kings Canyon. 

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Respawn EntertainmentThe Wingman is a popular choice with Apex players.

It comes from Reddit user SauceSRfun, who pointed that while playing around in the Firing Range training mode, their game lagged, and happened to put a 3x scope on their Wingman. 

That’s right, a 3x scope on a Wingman. It wasn’t a bizarre visual glitch where the scope was floating above the gun or anything like that, it was clamped right on where you’d usually put a Digi Threat or a Variable Scope.

As the Redditor showed, it would actually be pretty terrifying for enemies if it was real – while also pretty fun for the one wielding the Wingman – as they fired off long-range spots with pinpoint accuracy. 

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I was lagging in the range and the game gave me a 3x Wingman. from apexlegends

In the past, this kind of bug has popped up and players have speculated that something is coming down the line – with the Dummie’s Day Out and third-person LTMs being the obvious examples. 

It’s unlikely that the Wingman with a scope would be a permanent change. Respawn have, apparently, already got plans for new long-range weapons for Season 6 with the Compound Bow. 

Maybe the long-ranged Wingman could be a part of some upcoming limited-time mode? We’ll just have to wait and see.

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How to get super jump with Octane’s jump pad in Apex Legends

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:19

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have got a trick that lets Octane jump seemingly higher than normal when using his launchpad, though, it might be quite situational.

Ever since being introduced back in Season 1, Octane has helped shake up Apex Legends thanks to his unique movement abilities. 

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The adrenaline junkie might not feature in every match in the same way both Pathfinder and Wraith do, but when he does, you can be sure to see him whizzing around the map using Stim or flying high with his jump pad.

Players have come up with plenty of movement tricks since his introduction, with Respawn going as far as tweaking the pad so that users can use a double jump. Yet, some players have gone even further, well, higher, than that. 

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Octane can regularly be found in Apex games, but not as much as some other legends.

It comes from Reddit user KILL2BKING, who pointed out that the tip might be pretty situational, but it should help you get the high ground over unknowing opponents. 

Quite simply, when an Octane jump pad is on the floor, you want to punch your way on it. Don’t run, or walk, use your melee attack right before you step on to it and you’ll start to bounce.

Now, if you really want to maximize the height advantage, let yourself float back down to the pad. You’ll then get a boost like it is a trampoline. Then, you can use your double jump to reach even greater heights. 

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As noted, while this tip is pretty useful, it’s also quite situational. Given that you need to bounce up and back down again on the jump pad, it can make you vulnerable to enemy attacks. 

At the end of the day, though, if you need to reach a spot that could you give a leg up in a game, the movement trick is certainly worth mastering. At least until Respawn make legends changes.