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Why Revenant’s buffs could make him high tier in Apex Legends

Published: 11/Apr/2020 22:56

by Albert Petrosyan

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The recent buffs given to Revenant in the Apex Legends Old Ways Event update have the potential of turning the lesser-used character into a top-tier force.

Despite all of the hype and fanfare surrounding the introduction of Revenant at the start of Season 4, it didn’t take Apex Legends players long to figure out that the Synthetic Nightmare was simply not worth using.

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His abilities weren’t really close to being on par with some of the other, more powerful characters, and his Death Totem Ultimate had the tendency to be more detrimental than beneficial to the team using it.

Respawn EntertainmentDespite all the anticipation, Revenant quickly proved to be a flop in the early days of Apex Legends Season 4.

In response to this, Respawn Entertainment rolled out a bunch of buffs for the Legend as part of the recently-released Old Ways Event patch. In fact, looking back at the entire history of the game, it’s hard to find an update that upgraded a single character as much as this one did for Revenant.

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His Silence Tactical ability now has two charges instead of one, increased duration from 10 seconds to 20, and it disables Gibraltar’s Gun Shield.

As for the Ultimate, the Death Totem now respawns players with 50 health instead of one. Last but certainly not least, he no longer has Low Profile, which means he functions the same as most other characters when it comes to getting hit by shots.

Respawn EntertainmentRevenant’s Death Totem Ultimate ability is a lot more usable now following the Apex Legends Old Ways Event update.

Even on paper there’s no denying that these buffs are significant, but once you actually try Revenant in-game, you get to actually experience how viable he is now.

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For one, the Death Totem upgrade means it can be used more strategically, such as intentionally downing yourself with an explosive so you can respawn at a more advantageous position. Yes, you do lose 50 points of health if you do this, but you still keep all your armor and can effectively teleport to bamboozle enemies.

The boosts given to Silence can’t be overlooked either; the ability to throw two Silence grenades and have them last for 20 seconds each effectively doubles the chaos that you can cause, especially if Gibraltar is involved, as his Gun Shield can’t be used if he’s within the radius.

Respawn Entertainment.Revenant’s Silence Tactical ability can now cause twice the havoc following the Apex Legends Old Ways Event update.

What may lowkey be the biggest buff is the removal of the Low Profile perk. Respawn nerfed the Passive by making limb shots do the same damage as body shots, and with so much of Revenant being his limbs, this can really cut down on the damage you take if enemies are shooting at you as opposed to if he still had the perk.

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For a demonstration of how powerful and usable the character has become following these changes, popular Apex Legends YouTuber The Gaming Merchant put together some gameplay showcasing all of these upgrades in action.

While Revenant may still not be in the same class as the highest-tier meta Legends like Wraith and Pathfinder, there’s no doubt that these buffs have moved him up several notches in Apex Legends.

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Don’t forget that he still has his Stalker Passive ability, which while not getting touched in the recent patch, is still very potent and now only further compliments the rest of his upgraded kit.

This means that players should expect to run into the Synthetic Nightmare more often now on World’s Edge and Kings Canyon, and don’t be surprised if the character finds a niche within the competitive meta as a wild card, especially if people start figuring out clever and creative ways of putting his boosted abilities to use.

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Shroud says Apex Legends is still the best BR despite one major issue

Published: 9/Oct/2020 12:32

by Jacob Hale

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Twitch streamer and FPS extraordinaire Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has mastered any shooter that comes his way, but believes Apex Legends is still the best battle royale, despite having one key issue with it.

Throughout the game’s existence, shroud has frequently had an on/off relationship with it, at times clearly in love with it before falling back on other games to keep things fresh.

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This is somewhat dissimilar to a lot of the top streamers, who will stick to one game almost permanently until something new comes out, as we’ve seen with the likes of Fortnite and Warzone.

As more of a variety streamer, shroud likes to share the love, but has now returned to the Apex grind once again.

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Aftermarket brought a number of changes to Apex Legends including a new LTM, Caustic heirloom, Legend balancing, and more.

During an October 8 Twitch stream, shroud was asked if he’s enjoying grinding Respawn’s battle royale once again — and he clearly was.

“Apex is, by far, still the best BR,” he said, clearly not even entertaining the idea that there’s any better on the market. That’s not to say he thinks it’s perfect though, and did mention what his main gripe with the game was.

“I don’t want to ruin their work or anything, but people expect updates faster, and they don’t deliver it that quickly. But Apex is still the best BR, regardless of their speed of content.”

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Shroud also goes on to mention that he’s really enjoying the new Flashpoint LTM, which sees healing items removed in favor of healing “zones,” where you can go to regen both health and shields.

Clearly, shroud is loving life on Apex once again since the start of the Aftermarket event, and if updates came a little quicker we could maybe see the former CS pro make it his main game on a more permanent basis.