It's the perfect time to play Apex Legends prequel Titanfall 2 now it's on Steam - Dexerto
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Titanfall 2 arriving on Steam is perfect time to try Apex Legends prequel

Published: 22/Jun/2020 8:43

by Isaac McIntyre

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Titanfall 2 has finally arrived on Steam nearly four years after Respawn’s Titan-based FPS franchise sequel was first released, and it’s sparking a renaissance for the cult classic ⁠— it’s time to give the Apex Legends ‘prequel’ a shot.

Before the Loba and Revenant, the Apex Games, and Kings Canyon, there was the Outlands, and Titans. Pilots darted across walls, and claimed kills with the Smart Pistol MK6, and the R-201. It was a fledgling FPS franchise that dreamed of rivaling mainstay titles like Call of Duty, and Battlefield, and many thought it could.

Only, release timing punted Titanfall 2 right into the realms of a ‘cult classic’ before it even had a chance to spread its wings. EA put it up against Battlefield 1 and Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and it failed to meet every sales metric the publisher marked it on.

After the breath of fresh air that many had dubbed the first Titanfall game, to see the sequel ⁠fall at the final hurdle was heartbreaking for fans. Many would eventually make their way to Apex after the battle royale was released in 2019.

Four years later, Titanfall 2 may finally be having its time in the sun: the 2016 game has been released on Steam, and it’s already smashing its old player numbers ⁠— it’s well and truly time for Apex fans to give the Respawn title a crack.

Two Titans battle in the Respawn title Titanfall 2.
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The Titan-heavy Titanfall series paved the way for the hugely-success Apex Legends. The battle royale is now deep in its fifth season since release.

Now, let’s not beat around the bush. Titanfall 2 isn’t blowing any kind of Steam records after its arrival on the platform. Just under 10,000 players logged into the Respawn shooter on June 21, according to Valve. Compared to its old console count, however, that’s huge.

The title ⁠— which is currently selling with a 67% discount to celebrate its relaunch ⁠— is on top of the best-sellers charts at the moment though. It’s ahead of a discounted Skyrim, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, Dark Souls III, and more.

“It’s so great to see Titanfall 2 getting so many new players! Welcome to all the new pilots!” Respawn animator Moy Parra said of the Steam release. He added soon after “it’s fine [to dive into the sequel] if you haven’t played the first one.”

Titanfall 2 tells the story of Jack Cooper, a militia rifleman who becomes a Titan pilot after the death of his mentor Captain Tai Lastimosa at the hands of mercenary leader Kuben Blisk ⁠— who may just be the next Legend in Apex Legends.

Basically, Apex Legends players are running out of excuses to go a little ‘old school’. It’s time to return to the game that inspired the now hugely popular battle royale. You’ll see guns and weapons you recognize, enemies that have carried over, and even a few Pathfinder-like characters too!

There might be a few familiar faces in the Titanfall campaign for dedicated Apex Legends fans.
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There might be a few familiar faces in the Titanfall campaign for dedicated Apex Legends fans.

With Steam’s launch discount, Titanfall 2: Ultimate Edition is currently selling at $9.89 USD, or ~£8 GBP. For Australians, that’s $13.18 AUD. This promotional offer is expected to end by Friday, July 10, so you have a bit of time to decide.

Titanfall 2 is available to purchase through Steam here. While you’re on the browser, make sure you add Apex Legends to your wishlist too. The battle royale should be available on the Valve-owned browser in the next few months.

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Two essential Apex Legends tips every Crypto main should master

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:19

by Alex Garton

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Crypto might not be one of the meta legends in Apex Legends for Season 7, but there’s two handy tricks that will certainly help those who decide to main him get the best out of the Surveillance Expert.

Any player can learn how to play one of fifteen Legends available to choose in Apex. However, to truly master a Legend you need to know the character inside-out.

There’s no better way of developing your knowledge of a Legend than taking advice from players who have committed hundreds of hours to learn their strengths and weaknesses.

For Crypto mains, a video posted to Reddit has revealed a few details that will definitely help take the character to the next level.

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The surveillance expert is unmatched in his ability to scout the enemy.

Two tricks every Crypto main should know

In a video posted to the Apex University subreddit, user EhWhateverOk uncovers two essential tips for mastering the Legend. Although the tricks seem simple, it’s surprising how few Crypto players use them to their advantage.

Earlier in the season, members of the community were using his drone to make a flying Rampart minigun, before it was patched. Now, players can hold down the tactical button to place down the drone without entering drone view – which puts you at a real advantage.

This allows you to place down your drone in heated gunfights without putting yourself at risk to enemies.

Here’s my two biggest tips on how to be a good Crypto. Lots of people say they’ve never seen a good Crypto but I think that’s because nobody knows how to use him! from apexlegends

A common mistake made by Crypto players is getting separated from their team due to using his drone view at the wrong time. This tip allows players to place down Crypto’s drone without the risk of isolating themselves from their team, or leaving him vulnerable.

Therefore, you can also be close to the enemy team when using the ultimate. Simply fly the drone high enough so the spherical hit radius only hits the enemy team and not you.

This is a tip that is so obvious, but not all will know it’s possible to use their ultimate when in close quarters with enemies. Often, Crypto mains will use their ultimate and hit themselves with the radius. As seen in the video, to reduce the hitbox, players will need to fly the drone high enough so only the bottom of the spherical hit radius is used.

Although EhWhateverOk’s video only contains two tips, they’re both incredibly useful to know.