YouTuber Zylbrad sets ridiculous "melee only" record in Apex Legends - Dexerto
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YouTuber Zylbrad sets ridiculous “melee only” record in Apex Legends

Published: 2/Aug/2020 18:50

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular content creator Zylbrad and his friends have apparently claimed a new record in Apex Legends by only punching opponents to pick up wins.

Zylbrad, a longtime Apex Legends YouTuber, is known for attempting some bizarre records and tricks in Respawn’s battle royale, even breaking the game’s servers at one point.

While he has also “broken” the record for the most kills in a single match, Zylbrad and his friends decided to work on achieving yet another Apex Legends high score.

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Zylbrad, PajamaMax, and Devi managed to set a record for most melee kills in a match.

During his latest video on August 2, the content creator revealed that himself, Devi and PajamaMax would be going for the most melee kills in a single match.

However, unlike his last record attempt, they did not have any help from fans on other teams to secure additional kills.

“Today we’re going to win a match by only punching,” Zylbrad revealed, before queuing up on the standard Kings Canyon Trios playlist.

‘Melee Only’ record in Apex Legends

After having to struggle for almost every kill, they eventually achieved the ‘melee only world record’, with fellow YouTuber Devi impressively picking up 20 kills in their 29 kill game overall.

The squad managed to take advantage of abilities such as Bloodhound’s Ult and Gibraltar’s Dome to close the distance and deflect any damage during their attempts.

While kill records for melee only matches are not typically tracked, the YouTuber claimed that they had achieved the best melee gameplay, “I don’t think anyone’s ever done that, punching only to get a twenty bomb.”

Although these matches do not knock any of the official Apex Legends kill records off their top spot. Zylbrad, Devi, and PajamaMax have left fans impressed yet again with their unique record attempts.

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Apex Legends devs considering different buff ideas for Loba

Published: 24/Jan/2021 11:12

by Joe Craven

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Daniel Klein, lead game designer at Respawn Entertainment, has suggested that a Loba buff could come soon to Apex Legends, but that the High Society Thief is currently in a “pretty good” spot. 

Added back in Season 5, Loba has perhaps had less of an impact on the Apex Legends meta than some of her counterparts. She’s not necessarily underpowered, but it’s hard to really class her as a game-changing legend in Apex’s Season 7 meta.

The buff to Black Market Boutique enabled her to become a significant contributor to her teams, pulling her out of the dwindling period she found herself in during Season 6.

However, her relative mediocrity when compared to some of the game’s stronger characters – Wraith, Gibraltar, and Bloodhound – has naturally led to her fans asking for a buff.

Apex Legends Cosplay Loba
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Loba has one of the biggest personalities in Apex Legends, even if she’s not one of the best legends.

One Redditor, ‘ApexFan12′, suggested a small Loba buff to Daniel Klein, Respawn’s Lead Game Designer. Klein can be found frequently active on Reddit, interacting and replying with fans of the battle royale.

“You know how Pathfinder’s cooldown is based on how far he goes,” the Redditor said, “I was wondering if there’s any way you can do the same thing with Loba, where her tactical cooldown is based on how far her bracelet goes… There’s been many times where I’ve accidentally thrown it right in front of me and then have to wait 30 seconds for it to recharge.”

The suggestion seemed to appeal to Klein, who replied: “Definitely could do that! Could also just shave off time in general. I think the animations pre and post use could also do with some tightening. Thing is, she’s pretty good right now. Will let her rest for a patch or two.”

Reddit conversation between Daniel Klein about Loba
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Klein’s response and the Redditor’s suggestion, in full.

Responding to another user about simply making the bracelet travel faster in the air, Klein described that buff as a “last resort”.

“It would require some work on the visual effect to make it look good and it has the highest risk of negatively impacting combat legibility,” he said. “Point taken on the beautiful arrival animation; maybe most of our shortening needs to be in the taking off animation. Like I said though, this is experimental stuff we’re still play-testing and there’s a good chance we won’t ship it if it’s not healthy for the game.”

Daniel Klein response on Reddit over Loba buff
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Daniel Klein’s response to other Loba buff suggestions.

Klein’s comment that they are going to “let her rest” suggests that the change, if it comes at all, will likely drop after Season 8’s inception. It’s fair to wait and see how Loba is affected by the introduction of Fuse and the balancing adjustments that will come with the launch of a new season.

Barring any delays, Season 8 is set to drop in Apex Legends on February 2.