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Wraith invincibility exploit is still ruining Apex Legends matches

Published: 18/Mar/2020 15:13

by Calum Patterson

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Despite being a known issue for months, players are still exploiting a bug with Wraith’s abilities that allows them to stay invisible and take no damage from the ring, completely ruining matches for opponents.

This glitch was first discovered way back in July 2019, as players found that it would allow the character to survive endlessly outside of the safe zone, essentially guaranteeing them the win as all other enemies would die to the ring damage.

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Nothing much was made of the exploit back then, as it wasn’t widely used and requires some expert timing to make it work. But it’s continued to rear its head in matches since then, and is still happening now, almost one year after it’s discovery.

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Wraith’s abilities are already very powerful, but this exploit takes it even further.

The latest incident was again posted to Reddit, where the final player, a Bangalore, is seen trying to use healing in the final circle to outlast the mystery opponent, but of course, it was in vain.

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After succumbing to the ring damage, the final player standing is shown to be a Wraith, calmly sauntering around outside the safe zone but taking no damage, clearly having used the exploit.

Although it requires some expert timing, the exploit doesn’t need anything more than a few button presses, which bugs the character’s ability and effectively places Wraith in the Void endlessly, where she takes no damage.

How is the wraith’s invisible bug still a thing? from r/apexlegends

It can only be presumed that, by now, Respawn are aware of this exploit, given how long it’s been a thing. But, perhaps it is proving more difficult to fix than other glitches.

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Despite how long it’s been known, it’s still not massively widespread, as players avoid spreading how it can be done. The original poster of the exploit later deleted their video to avoid it becoming overused by Wraith players.

Hopefully, Respawn manage to put an end to it before it gets out of hand, and every other game is being won by a Wraith hiding out of the safe zone while invulnerable.

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How to get super jump with Octane’s jump pad in Apex Legends

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:19

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have got a trick that lets Octane jump seemingly higher than normal when using his launchpad, though, it might be quite situational.

Ever since being introduced back in Season 1, Octane has helped shake up Apex Legends thanks to his unique movement abilities. 

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The adrenaline junkie might not feature in every match in the same way both Pathfinder and Wraith do, but when he does, you can be sure to see him whizzing around the map using Stim or flying high with his jump pad.

Players have come up with plenty of movement tricks since his introduction, with Respawn going as far as tweaking the pad so that users can use a double jump. Yet, some players have gone even further, well, higher, than that. 

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Octane in Apex Legends
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Octane can regularly be found in Apex games, but not as much as some other legends.

It comes from Reddit user KILL2BKING, who pointed out that the tip might be pretty situational, but it should help you get the high ground over unknowing opponents. 

Quite simply, when an Octane jump pad is on the floor, you want to punch your way on it. Don’t run, or walk, use your melee attack right before you step on to it and you’ll start to bounce.

Now, if you really want to maximize the height advantage, let yourself float back down to the pad. You’ll then get a boost like it is a trampoline. Then, you can use your double jump to reach even greater heights. 

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As noted, while this tip is pretty useful, it’s also quite situational. Given that you need to bounce up and back down again on the jump pad, it can make you vulnerable to enemy attacks. 

At the end of the day, though, if you need to reach a spot that could you give a leg up in a game, the movement trick is certainly worth mastering. At least until Respawn make legends changes.