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Why you shouldn’t use the Precision Choke Hop-Up in Apex Legends

Published: 29/Mar/2020 20:53

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Precision Choke Hop-Up can be a powerful attachment in Apex Legends, but apparently there’s a reason why pro players mostly don’t use it.

The purpose of the Precision Choke is that, when equipped to a compatible weapon, it reduces the spread of its projectiles by up to three levels, making the final, fully charged shot very accurate.

It’s currently only compatible with the Triple Take and Peacekeeper, and most players will use it with the latter because a single charged-up blast from the powerful shotgun could fatally cripple an enemy.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Precision Choke Hop-Up in Apex Legends.

However, while the Precision Choke may seem like a good attachment on paper, higher-level players apparently avoid it, and YouTuber QuakeV explained why in one of his recent videos.

The first reason he brought up was DPS, or damage per second, which gets drastically reduced if you spend the time to charge up the Peacekeeper.

“If you actually take the time to charge up the Choke, you have a lot less DPS,” he said. “If you shoot the Peacekeeper at its highest fire rate, you get a lot more DPS than if you were to constantly charge up the PK.”

Respawn Entertainment / ASpecialHotDog - YouTubePrecision Choke can turn the Peacekeeper into essentially a sniper rifle.

The second reason is reduced mobility; using the Hop-Up makes it difficult and borderline impossible to “jiggle peek,” which is a tactic a lot of top players use to peek around a corner, shoot their shotgun, and quickly get back behind cover.

“It makes it a lot harder to jiggle peek correctly,” QuakeV explained You have to charge up the Choke and peek it, and you can’t jiggle peek it as quick or as well.”

The third and final reason is less accuracy in close-quarters: “When you’re actually close-range fighting, it makes it a lot harder to hit your shots with it.”

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It’s fitting that, as he was trying to offer an explanation for why he doesn’t like the Precision Choke, QuakeV was pushed by an enemy team and the ensuing gunfight ended up putting all of his points on full display.

A combination of quick-firing, jiggle-peeking, and sharp accuracy in close-quarters resulted in him winning the battle, a perfect demonstration of what he probably couldn’t have done if he had the Hop-Up equipped.

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Apex Legends cosplayer plunders loot on Olympus as gunslinger Loba

Published: 25/Nov/2020 6:47

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Loba is one of the sassiest characters in Apex Legends, and cosplayers love stepping into her knee-high boots, but one has really stunned her fans with a masterful piece.

Apex Legends players are drawn to their favorite legends for different reasons. Some like them for their aesthetic and personality, others like them for their skills and ultimates. However, it’s hard to name one more universally loved than Loba.

Loba has it all, from a unique look and an interesting backstory to a larger-than-life personality. She’s also incredibly useful on the battlefield. The fact she can teleport around makes her an absolute menace in gunfights.

However, her true value lies in being able to spot high-quality loot and teleport it to her squad. In that sense, she’s the ultimate team player, and it’s the reason why she is often in demand. 

Apex Legends Cosplay Loba
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Loba has one of the biggest personalities in Apex Legends.

Loba is a popular choice among Apex Legends cosplayers too. They love stepping into the boots of their favorite gunslinging bandit and embodying her attitude and elegance. Like most cosplays, they’re all incredible in their own way.

Sarenji, a popular German cosplayer with thousands of followers on Instagram, recently stole the hearts of her fans with a stunning Loba cosplay.

“I’ll take your life and your loot. I’m exceptionally good at both!” she said, in reference to a Loba quote.

 

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The first set of photos showcases her long braided pigtails with a red-tinge, as well as the make-up, long nails, earrings, gold necklace, and the white and grey chest piece with gold seams. 

The highlight, however, has to be Loba’s trademark silver staff with a wolf’s head on top. Apex Legends players well-versed in the lore will know that it was a gift she received from her father.

In the second set of photos, Sarenji gives her fans a better look at the piece from further back. It provides a more complete picture of the outfit and offers a glimpse at her leggings too.

“A gun is like a beautiful woman. Hold her tight or someone else will,“ she said, quoting Loba once again.

 

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Sarenji didn’t hesitate to give credit where credit was due. She thanked ezcosplay for create the outfit and senpai3d_for creating the staff.

Still, it doesn’t change the fact she wore it well and played an equally important part in bringing Loba to life.