One-armed veteran gets his first win on Apex Legends - using his foot to play - Dexerto
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One-armed veteran gets his first win on Apex Legends – using his foot to play

Published: 10/Feb/2019 16:41 Updated: 10/Feb/2019 17:03

by Calum Patterson


A US Marine Corps veteran, who streams his incredible gameplay on Twitch, has got his first win on new battle royale Apex Legends, and fans are loving it.

Going by ‘ToeYouUp’ on Twitch, the streamer lost his arm in a motorcycle accident, but has “overcome the challenges of playing, by using his foot, in place of his hand.”

His unorthodox playing technique is particularly impressive given his penchant for FPS games, which require more precise aiming than most genres, and has previously shown his talents in Battlefield.

Twitch / ToeYouUp‘ToeYouUp’ uses his right arm and left foot to play with a PS4 controller.

Now experienced with his unique controller form, ToeYouUp can compete online quite comfortably with other players, and even on a game like Apex Legends – which is notoriously tricky to be accurate in close range battles.

But, his disadvantage appears to affect him little in-game, as ToeYouUp clutched up for the win, putting down the final opponent with some pinpoint shots.

The moment was shared on social media, helping it go viral, and viewers could hardly believe the skill on show despite the Veteran’s disadvantage, which seems the hardly impact his gameplay at all.

One user reacted: “Everytime I see these clips of people missing arms and still kick ass in games, I cannot begin to describe the respect I have for them.” Another said “And i can’t even win with 2 hands.”

You can watch ToeYouUp stream live on his Twitch channel, and prepare to be seriously impressed by his skills – which put some two-armed players to shame.

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Apex Legends dev responds to Winter Express ‘crush’ bug

Published: 4/Dec/2020 11:19

by Connor Bennett


An Apex Legends developer has responded to a frustrating bug that is crushing players in corners in the Winter Express LTM. 

With the holiday season fast approaching, game developers across the globe are racing to get their updates in so that players can celebrate while also playing their favorite games. In the case of Respawn, the Apex Legends dev have brought back the Holo-Day Bash event as well as the Winter Express LTM. 

The popular limited-time mode is pretty simple, with players battling in tight spaces, and with random loadouts, to take control of the train that used to chug around World’s Edge. 

While it is incredibly fun, there are a few issues cropping up – with the biggest one, this time around, seeing players being crushed when they go near certain corners or interact with a teammate. 

EAThe Winter Express LTM provides a new element to squad-on-squad combat.

Anyone who likes to get their teammates a friendly punch will have noticed the issue, but Apex Legends player blinnddd was confused at first – asking if it was a bug or an intended consequence of getting their teammate a tap. 

Plenty of players quickly responded to say it was an issue before Daniel Klein – a Senior Game Designer at Respawn – chimed in to confirm it’s a problem, but it’s not exactly a simple one to get ironed out. 

“F**king moving geo 🙁 Yeah, it’s a bug, but not an easy one to fix, he commented shortly after the post went up on the Apex Legends subreddit. “Hope that was in the grace period!”

Additionally, the problem has been flagged on Respawn’s public Trello board of Apex Legends issues, but it’s purely in the investigating phase for now. 

The Holo-Day bash event, and the Winter Express LTM, are set to run until January 4, so there is plenty of time to get it straightened out, but as Klein notes, its not an easy one. So, we’ll just have to wait and see.