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Star Wars Squadrons revealed: Trailer, release date & more

Published: 15/Jun/2020 16:12 Updated: 15/Jun/2020 16:53

by James Busby

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The force was strong at today’s EA Play Event as developers revealed their first tantalizing trailer for Star Wars: Squadrons, an upcoming title heading to PC and consoles on October 10, 2020. 

Star Wars: Squadrons was first teased back in early March when PlayStation Network accidentally put a listing up for an upcoming Star Wars game simply titled ‘Maverick’. The leaks didn’t stop there though, as Microsoft also revealed information and artwork featuring classic Star Wars ships on its digital store. 

This led many fans to believe that the upcoming title would see players take on the role of a fighter pilot. Fortunately, today’s EA Play Event has put an end to the rumors and speculations as we finally got a good look at Star Wars: Squadrons. Make sure you check out our article below to get all the latest info. 

Star Wars: Squadrons reveal trailer

Not only did the trailer showcase some fan-favorite Star Wars ships, it also gave us an excellent look at some high-octane dogfights that will be present in both the singleplayer campaign and online multiplayer modes. Make sure you check out the footage above to see all the latest action.

Star Wars: Squadrons is the latest game from Motive Studios

The first three games in the Rogue Squadron series released back in the late 90s and early 2000s, so it’s refreshing to have a next-gen Star Wars game that will purely focus on aerial combat once again – after all, piloting iconic Star Wars ships like the X-Wing, Y-Wing, and TIE-Fighter have never looked this good. 

It’s certainly been a while since we donned our trusty rebel uniform and duked it out with the Empire’s fleet, Star Wars enthusiasts will have plenty to get excited about when Squadrons launches on PC and console.  

Star Wars: Squadrons is set after the events of Return of the Jedi and will feature both a single-player and multiplayer campaign. Fans will compete in intense 5v5 dogfights that will see Rebel forces clash with the Empire, so you’ll need to master a variety of different starfighter classes from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets if you wish to win. If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also be able to modify your ship, divert the power between its systems, and use your expertise to dominate your opponents in aerial combat. 

The game also features cross-play between PC, Xbox One and PS4, allowing pilots to take their galactic journey across all platforms.

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Pilots are wanted for Star Wars’ newest title.

EA’s official website gave the following description: “Master the art of starfighter combat in the authentic piloting experience Star Wars™: Squadrons. Buckle up, feel the adrenaline of first-person multiplayer space dogfights alongside your squadron, and learn what it means to be a pilot in a thrilling Star Wars™ single-player story.”

When will Star Wars: Squadrons be released?

Star Wars: Squadrons will release on October 2nd and will be available for purchase on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Make sure you check back here for all the latest Star Wars: Squadrons updates.

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Apex Legends YouTuber shows why Horizon’s bunny hops can lead to wins

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:15

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends YouTuber ‘The Gaming Merchant’ showed why Season 7 Legend, Horizon, has the best bunny hop in the game that can be a really big advantage if used correctly.

The longtime Apex content creator saw that Horizon’s bunny hop has a unique attribute to her, which essentially lets her get to full strafe speed much quicker than any other Legend in the game.

“When you combine bunny hopping and Horizon, some crazy things can end up happening,” The Gaming Merchant said, explaining how she had the most “efficient bunny hop style” out of the cast of characters.

Since the Gravitational Manipulator has great air control built into her, she can chain these hops in a consistent manner that lets players rapidly skid across the map at a constant pace, according to the YouTuber.

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Horizon has already proven to have great mobility among the cast of Apex Legends characters.

The YouTuber explained that it usually takes Legends “three hops per turn to get maximum momentum from air strafes.” However, Horizon can get to her max strafing movement in just one hop per turn.

In practice, that means that players don’t have to mix up their movement to achieve the fastest b-hops; instead, they can calculate exactly what path they want to take, knowing that Horizon can reach max speed in any direction.

Showing off how the mechanic works in live matches, The Gaming Merchant can be seen absolutely running circles around entire teams without skipping a beat.

Even more impressive is how Horizon’s bunny hops can still be seamlessly chained even if she falls from high places. While her unique hops amp up her attack, being able to hop away at max speed from a fall can lend a hand when trying to escape a chasing opponent.

Seeing as how diversity in your movement can make or break a match in Apex Legends, this could be a game-changer for Horizon mains if used correctly.

We’ve already seen some tricks uncovered with Horizon’s ability kit, like the Gravity Lift in certain places, that gives her tricky moves to deal with as an opponent.

Now it looks like Apex Legends players have another way to squeeze out that extra movement speed from the game’s latest character to join the battle royale.