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Strange Apex Legends interaction cause bullets to ricochet off care packages

Published: 5/Mar/2019 16:06 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 16:20

by Joe O'Brien

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A rather bizarre interaction in Apex Legends causes bullets to ricochet off falling care packages.

With the lone exception of the select-fire mode on the new Havoc rifle – which acts as hitscan, meaning it will hit the first thing in its line-of-fire at the exact moment that the trigger is pulled – bullets in Apex Legends are projectiles, with varying travel speeds.

Like most games with this style of projectile-based weapons, Apex also incorporates bullet drop-off, with the trajectory of the shots curving down over distance, again to a varying degree depending on the weapon in question.

Other than these effects, however, players don’t usually have to account for other influences on the direction of their shots. There is one scenario, however, in which shots will be thrown entirely off course despite no obvious boundary.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends recently hit a massive 50 million players in record time.

Once an in-coming care package gets low enough to the ground, it seems to create a reflection field of sorts that causes incoming shots to be redirected. It turns out that in this event, the bullets will still register damage should they ultimately impact an enemy along their new path, as u/william2699 demonstrated.

So apparently the “care package push” pushes bullets… from r/apexlegends

It’s a very specific instance in which this occurs, as while the care package is still high in the sky there is no such invisible barrier, while the package itself will still operate as a regular surface. The gap in between, however, is where the ricochet field occurs.

This is the only known instance of bullet ricochet in the game, as regular surfaces simply absorb shots, rather than causing them to bounce off.

It may not have many practical applications – perhaps if the stars aligned it might be used to bounce a shot or two around a corner – but it might be worth keeping this unusual quirk in mind if you ever find yourself wanting to pull off a particularly spectacular trick shot.

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Apex Legends Season 7 Ranked changes: Split dates, maps, crossplay

Published: 26/Oct/2020 19:27 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 20:19

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn have revealed what’s to come for Ranked play in Apex Legends Season 7 Ascension, which is going to have two splits across different maps, including the new Olympus arena, and crossplay progression between PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.

The studio’s long term plans of merging their communities into one playlist has finally been realized. But progression towards your rank could play out differently depending on who you squad up with in the Apex Arena.

The Season 7 reveal held its fair share of twists and surprises, like a closer look at Olympus and the new Legend named Horizon, the devs also told us how the Ranked season will be split up.

Players grinding up to Predator will want to know when the mid-season reset will land as well as how rank progression will apply to teams with platters on multiple platforms.

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Horizon will launch with Apex Legends Season 7 Ascension.

Apex Ranked split dates and maps

The Ranked season in Apex is going to be broken into two different splits. One that takes place on Olympus, and the other moving to World’s Edge before the Ascension ends.

The Apex Legends community will be playing on the new map from the start of Season 7 on November 4 to December 15. After that, not only will ranks reset for everyone but teams will be switching over to World’s Edge for the rest of the way until Season 8.

For those keeping track, this means that Kings Canyon won’t be featured in Ascension’s Ranked playlists, though the devs said it would “return in a later season.”

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Crossplay in Apex Legends will have ranked implications for people on multiple platforms.

Ranked Leagues and Crossplay

Console players who opt into crossplay will be able to play with anyone else on Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch. But we warned, if you have one PC player on your team, that means you’ll also be pooled with anyone else on Origin or Steam.

Even though this should dramatically expand the pool of players to matchmake, just know that having someone on PC will invite other players using mouse and keyboard.

Other than that, matchmaking will be the same as normal and lobbies will still be sorted by RP count. For people in Master or Apex Predator ranks, Ranked matches will only earn RP on the platform you’re on.

So if you’re in those particular rank leagues and want to climb higher on PS4, then it won’t carry over to your progress on Xbox or PC.

Season 6 Rank Rewards

Before the end of Season 6, Respawn will of course close out the era with rank-specific rewards for people to add to their inventory.

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Players that achieved Gold to Apex Predator will get exclusive Season 6 Rank rewards in the form of a charm.

There’s going to be everything from Dive Trails to Badges and Charms that correspond to where you ended up in the Rankings by the time Season 7 rolls around.

An overload of content is coming to Apex Legends in Season 7, so keep it tuned to @Dexerto and our Apex Legends channels for all the latest news.