Apex Legends cosplayer creates flawless Lifeline and Respawn loved it - Dexerto
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Apex Legends cosplayer creates flawless Lifeline and Respawn loved it

Published: 1/Nov/2020 16:06

by Georgina Smith

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A talented cosplayer has brought back her recreation of Lifeline from Apex Legends, doing such a good job that developers Respawn even jumped in to send praise for her take on the medic character.

Apex Legends has proven to be a huge source of inspiration for many cosplayers, with their fantastically diverse range of Legends it’s hard to resist wanting to recreate the detailed designs. There’s also an array of in-game skins that can be used for inspiration.

True to her name, Lifeline is a medic responsible for keeping her team up and running, using her healing abilities to restore health and ensure her allies’ chance at victory. Lifeline’s style is both cute and functional, meaning she’s been a popular choice for cosplayers.

One cosplayer that gave recreating Lifeline’s look a try was Ninjayla, and it’s safe to say that she’s done an insanely good job of putting together a look that could have been pulled right out of the screen.

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Lifeline is one of Apex’s most popular picks.

Ninjayala actually donned this look in 2019 as well, but with Halloween arriving, it was the perfect time to bring it back.

Her copper red hair is almost exactly the same color as Lifeline’s, with the glossy locks pulled into two large buns on either side of her head. Pushing back her hair is an exact replica of her blue and white headband, as well as a neck scarf tied around her neck.

Her white bardot top is overlaid with a thick black harness that gives a functional yet equally stylish edge, along with a medical bloodpack bag clipped to one side.

Ninjayla did a crazy good job of recreating the popular medic, and Apex Legends’ developers at Respawn seemed to agree, replying to her cosplay post with a series of clapping emojis to applaud her for her outstanding costume skills.

This cosplayer didn’t stop at pictures, however, and even went live on Twitch dressed as Lifeline to play a bit of the game, much to the delight of her viewers who loved the cosplay too.

Ninjayla’s fantastic post has now garnered over 10,000 likes on Twitter, just going to show how amazingly accurate her costume skills are.

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Respawn hope to bring Wraith “under control” in Apex Legends Season 8

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:41

by Andrew Amos

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The debate around Wraith is still raging on in Apex Legends. Despite change after change, she’s still a power pick in a lot of situations. However, in Season 8, Respawn are pulling out the final straw to try and bring Wraith “under control” once and for all.

Wraith has been slowly tuned down over the 20-month history of Apex Legends from outrageously broken, to somewhat manageable. Despite being hit with a big set of nerfs in June’s Lost Treasures update though, she still reigns supreme in the Outlands.

However, Respawn aren’t giving up hope on finally bringing the voidwalker “under control.” In an interview on the Third Party podcast, developer Daniel Klein said that more changes are on the way in Season 8.

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Wraith could be getting a bit bigger if Respawn end up shipping their intended changes for Apex Legends Season 8.

While he joked about just straight up removing Wraith from the game, Respawn actually have a direction they want to take. They don’t want to hit Wraith’s kit any harder. They want to see if they can “fix” her hitboxes.

“I don’t want to hit her kit any more. We’ve pushed that to the breaking point where it’s barely still fun, but the extremely wind-up on her tactical ⁠— as much as it was necessary ⁠— it puts the ability more into the camp of cerebral power rather than satisfying in the moment power,” he said.

“With Wraith, our approach is going to be very similar to Pathfinder. We’re going to take a look at her hitboxes and see how much wiggle room we have there. With Pathfinder, it turned out that we had so much… that was a 20% increase in hitbox size.”

The Pathfinder changes were shipped in the Season 7 update earlier in November, and have made the grappling robot a bit easier to hit while dashing across Olympus and the other maps.

Despite Respawn’s hopes though, nothing is locked in. They’ve only just started scouting out the work to change Wraith’s hitboxes. Klein stated he hopes the changes will be enough that Respawn could even look at buffing Wraith down the line, but the solution could be a dead end.

Pathfinder flying across screen with grapple hook.
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Pathfinder was hit with a similar hitbox nerf in Season 7.

“Nothing is guaranteed yet, we haven’t started work yet. I’ve asked one of our technical artists to take a look at it. Whenever he gets around to it, we will know more.

“My earnest hope is that we can bring her under control with just hitbox changes, and then maybe even look at ways at making her more in-the-moment fun again, and find a balance point between her tactical now and what it used to be.”

They’re not willing to risk “giving Wraith more power” by shipping some changes early before they tackle her hitboxes, so don’t expect ability buffs soon. However, in Apex Legends Season 8, expect Wraith to feel a little bit different.