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Streamer obliterates keyboard because of useless teammates in Apex Legends

Published: 10/Jul/2019 20:13 Updated: 10/Jul/2019 22:50

by Bill Cooney

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Players get tilted or rage during Apex Legends all the time, but Twitch streamer Skean took the tilt to a whole new level when he decimated his keyboard after a particularly stressful round.

Video game players have been smashing their keyboards for one reason or another long before Twitch was around, but the streaming service provides a place for these moments to be immortalized.

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Skean isn’t the first to take fist to keyboard and he certainly won’t be the last, but he did do what looks like a very good job of breaking it in a very short amount of time following a rough round of Apex Legends, which might be why it’s one of the game’s most popular clips on Twitch right now.

Respawn EntertainmentHow many keyboards has Apex Legends taken from us too soon? We may never know.

What made Skean perform a keyboard fatality?

The clip begins with Skean telling one of his teammates “you have no idea how to play this game,” right after the streamer had been eliminated.

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After taking a moment to compose himself, and possibly channel his inner xQc energy, Skean started off with a solid desk slam before punching his microphone away.

“For fucks sake,” the streamer yelled, right before going after his innocent keyboard with four shots of what we will refer to as the “Hammer Fist” technique and a final slam to top it all off.

After the destruction was over, Skean walked off leaving his keyboard wondering what the hell had just gone down, and Heath Ledger’s Joker staring back at viewers from the wall with a very appropriate smirk.

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For his part, Skean seems to be taking it all in stride – “So, I may have done that thing I do sometimes again. You know… that thing involving my fist, and my innocent keyboard?” he wrote on Twitter “Turns out people love this shit more than drdisrespect and shroud.”

At the time of writing Skean’s keyboard destruction is one of the top 10 most popular Apex Legends clips on Twitch, so he might be on to something after all.

Skean may not have come out on top in his Apex Legends match, but thanks to his tilt he was able to give us one great keyboard smash to enjoy – hopefully he has a spare though.

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Why Wattson’s pylon ability is “eating” grenades in Apex Legends

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:01

by Tanner Pierce

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After players seem to be confused about the Apex Legends character Wattson “eating” grenades, a fan has taken to Reddit to explain just exactly what is going on – and the answer is a bit more complicated than it might seem at first glance.

Confusing special abilities are always bound to happen, especially in games like Apex Legends, where every characters ability is different. Wattson, who has been a part of the game since Season 2, is a perfect example of a character who has some crazy abilities, but can be a bit confusing for some players.

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For those that don’t know, she can place down an “Interception Pylon” which blocks incoming grenades, equipment, etc. in order to protect you, similar to a Trophy System from the Call of Duty franchise. Some people have been confused by this ability, claiming it’s destroying or “eating” their own grenades, which is definitely a bit peculiar. Now, thanks to a player, there’s finally a decent explanation for what’s going on.

Wattson Season 2 cinematic
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Wattson, who was added to the game over a year ago, has the ability to stop grenades.

Interception Pylon eating grenades?

According to Reddit user u/Jameso4e, who is a self-proclaimed Wattson main with 3,500 kills, there two different circles which appear when a player places the Pylon, one that destroys only “incoming” grenades/equipment and one that destroys all of them.

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The outer rings is the one that destroys all equipment, meaning players should be looking to avoid standing near that one when throwing their grenades inside of the two circles. In layman’s terms, you’ll have to watch where you’re positioned if you don’t want the Pylon to “eat” your grenades.

In a video made by Jameso4e demonstrating the problem, players can very clearly see two circles. When he stands closer to the inner circle, he has no problem throwing grenades out but when he stands near the outer circle, the equipment gets “eaten”. While that may sound a bit confusing at first, once you practice, it seems to be pretty easy to master.

As to why the ability causing this, nobody really knows, but the user theorizes that it’s due to bugs. It’s been over a year since Wattson was added to the game, so here’s hoping that now that the ability has been explained, more people understand it.

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