Lucio gets crazy Apex Legends movement buff in Overwatch Workshop - Dexerto

Lucio gets crazy Apex Legends movement buff in Overwatch Workshop

Published: 13/Nov/2019 11:42

by David Purcell


Lúcio might be one of the most popular characters created by Blizzard, but in Overwatch‘s Workshop mode he can go one better with an insane movement trick Apex Legends fans will appreciate.

Respawn Entertainment might have thought their creative sliding technique in their flagship battle royale game was completely unique, and to some extent it still is, but just like other features that they have introduced – such as pinging items or locations – it was only a matter of time before fans of different games wanted their own versions.

Well, with Workshop mode they had that chance and took it with both hands.

Blizzard EntertainmentOne of Lúcio’s abilities would also be enhanced by this new sliding feature.

Reddit user Ch4rLizard posted to the Overwatch subreddit on November 12, showcasing a crafty change that had been made to the hero, allowing him to move around maps much faster than usual.

The technique, as seen in Apex Legends, gives players an option to slide around freely – something that can prove to be a huge advantage when travelling across uneven surfaces. The creator calls it ‘Slide’n’Boop’.

This video shows that the move would only be activated when in a sliding position, but would also offer an offensive advantage to Lucio in the form of Soundwave doing increased damage while this motion is activated.

[Workshop] Lúcio learns a new movement trick in my modes “Slide’n’Boop” from r/Overwatch

This slide can also be activated following a jump, with the speed depending on how big or small the jump was before it was triggered. Those who want to try out this version of Lúcio can do so by importing the Workshop mode with the share code 1YHS4 for the free-for-all version, or FJEFS for the Team Deathmatch version.

While the feature certainly looks both exciting and different to what we’ve seen before in Overwatch, there’s no doubt that – at least in terms of speed – this would hand a huge advantage to anybody using the hero.

Members of the game’s online community echoed those concerns in the Reddit thread, but many seemed to be in favor of it being added to the full game in the future.

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Sliding in Apex Legends is cool, but it might be even better in Overwatch.

“That’s cool as f*ck but that’s op as f*ck lol,” one user posted. Another said: “Lúcio has such great speed but mostly if he stays away from the ground and uses open areas for longer jumps. This slide would give good options to keeps Lúcio’s grounded near their team while still keeping higher speeds.”

Whether or not we’ll see something like this appear in the multiplayer game in the future remains to be seen, but it’s certainly an interesting spin on a feature Apex Legends players are more than comfortable with.

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Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

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He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.