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runchild
May 25, 2010

420 smoke melange erryday





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Released February 4, 2019, Apex Legends is a free-to-play hero shooter battle royale by Respawn Entertainment, the creators of the Titanfall series. It’s also set in the same universe, but don’t worry if you haven’t played the previous games - a lot has changed since the Frontier War. Don’t expect wall-running or Titans, but Apex still offers the excellent gunplay and movement Respawn is known for.
You should definitely play Titanfall 2 though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=innmNewjkuk

Apex Legends is available on Xbox, Playstation, Origin, and Steam (a Switch version is coming some time in the near future...possibly the VERY near future). Crossplay is the default between all platforms, though console players will only be placed against PC players if they are already partied with one. Cross progression is currently only available between the two PC versions.

The F2P aspects are limited to character unlocks and cosmetics, but all characters can be unlocked for free just by playing. The initial 6 legends are among the best and most well-rounded as well, so don’t worry about not having access to an OP character. You’ll also get a decent amount of free lootboxes as you play, especially with the Battle Pass. Every 3 months or so a new season brings a new Battle Pass, and while you’ll have to pay once it will always give you enough in-game currency to buy the next one if you complete it. There are also multiple events throughout each season that offer new game modes, map changes, story, and both free and paid cosmetics.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
SEASON 8: MAYHEM
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Fuse has joined the games and his entrance has obliterated the northern mountains on Kings Canyon, opening a whole new area and expanding the map’s footprint. He’s also brought the new 30-30 Repeater and Gold Magazine attachment, along with a new battle pass, new ranked season, new quest, and all that jazz. Start time is Feb 2 at 10am Pacific! Season 8 Patch Notes

Stories from the Outlands - “Good as Gold”
Apex Legends Season 8 - Mayhem Launch Trailer
Apex Legends Season 8 - Mayhem Gameplay Trailer
Apex Legends Season 8 - Mayhem Battlepass Trailer
Meet Fuse – Apex Legends Character Trailer

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THE SETTING
~~~~~~~~~~~

Apex Legends is set in The Outlands, a region of space on the edges of the Frontier controlled by a group known as the Mercenary Syndicate. The Syndicate runs the Apex Games, which is both a dangerous bloodsport and a wildly popular media property. Many people try their hands at the games, but not everyone survives. Even fewer go on to be called Legends. Check out the original opening cinematic to hear the familiar voice of Kuben Blisk explain it. You should also check out these past seasonal launch trailers, they’re pretty cool:
Season 2 - Battle Charge Launch Trailer
Season 3 - Meltdown Launch Trailer
Season 4 - Assimilation Launch Trailer
Season 5 - Fortune’s Favor Launch Trailer
Season 6 - Boosted Launch Trailer
Season 7 - Ascension Launch Trailer

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THE LEGENDS
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Here’s a playlist of all the “Meet [insert character here]” trailers if you’d prefer this to be in video form.



Bloodhound
Technological Tracker
A mysterious hunter who blends the old ways and the new to track their enemies. Bloodhound is canonically non-binary, please use they/them pronouns. For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “The Old Ways”.
Eye of the Allfather - Scan a large area ahead, any enemies or devices caught in the scan will be highlighted in real time for a couple of seconds.
Tracker - Enemies leave behind contextual clue markers. Pay attention to the timers to tell if they are near or far.
Beast of the Hunt - Bloodhound gains increased move speed, footstep highlighting, threat vision, and a wildly decreased cooldown on their tactical. Knockdowns during Beast of the Hunt extend its duration.



Gibraltar
Shielded Fortress
Makoa Gibraltar is a rock of protection in the chaos of battle, and that’s why his abilities are all about protecting himself and his teammates with shields and...mortar strikes?
Dome of Protection - Throw down a bubble shield that blocks all incoming and outgoing damage. Teammates can use healing items quicker and Gibby can perform revives faster while inside it.
Gun Shield - A shield appears while aiming down sights. Can be temporarily broken.
Defensive Bombardment - Call down a devastating mortar strike on a small area.
This legend has the “Fortified” perk to make up for their large hitbox. They take 15% less damage and are not slowed by gunfire.



Lifeline
Combat Medic
Ajay Che rebelled against her rich war profiteer parents by running off to join the Frontier Corps. Now she uses her Apex Games winnings to help fund the humanitarian organization, and uses her skills to keep her squad healthy and well-supplied.
D.O.C. Heal Drone - Deploy D.O.C. to heal nearby squadmates (or enemies) over time.
Combat Medic - D.O.C. performs a shielded revive, leaving Lifeline free to continue fighting. She can also use healing items quicker than other legends.
Care Package - Call in a supply drop with heals, armor, and attachments.
This legend has the “Low Profile” perk to make up for their smaller hitbox. They take 5% more damage and leg shots count as body shots.



Pathfinder
Forward Scout
Pathfinder is a modified MRVN (Mobile Robotic Versatile eNtity) who is trying to find his creator, and he hopes that his popularity in the games will attract their attention. His grappling hook and zipline gun allow him and his teammates to nimbly move from place to place. For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “Fight Night”.
Grappling Hook - Swing to a more advantageous position. Cooldown is dependent on how far you moved.
Insider Knowledge - Scan a survey beacon to reveal the ring’s next location. This ability has been extended to all “recon” legends, but it also now fully charges Path’s ultimate and knocks 10 seconds off the max cooldown.
Zipline Gun - Set up a permanent zipline to allow quick traversal from point A to point B.
This legend has the “Low Profile” perk to make up for their smaller hitbox. They take 5% more damage and leg shots count as body shots.



Wraith
Interdimensional Skirmisher
Senior Science Pilot Dr. Renee Blasey was once an IMC scientist working in the secret labs beneath Kings Canyon, until her colleague started experimenting on her. She escaped with the help of her dimension-hopping powers, but they came with a wicked case of amnesia. Her small hitbox and useful abilities have made her a permanent top pick despite a number of nerfs (RIP naruto run 2019-2020). For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “Voidwalker”.
Into the Void - Escape danger by phasing into another dimension. Enemies can still track the glowing trail you leave behind.
Voices from the Void - Voices will warn you of imminent danger. You can pass this info on to your teammates.
Dimensional Rift - Set up a temporary portal that allows quick, invulnerable movement from point A to point B.
This legend has the “Low Profile” perk to make up for their smaller hitbox. They take 5% more damage and leg shots count as body shots.



Bangalore
Professional Soldier
Anita Williams grew up in a family of soldiers dedicated to the IMC cause. After the war her unit was attacked, leaving her stranded in the Outlands. She competes in the games to earn passage home and find her MIA brother.
Smoke Launcher - Yeet smoke grenades. Pair with a threat scope or a Bloodhound teammate for maximum effectiveness.
Double Time - Move faster for a brief period when being shot at.
Rolling Thunder - Call in an artillery strike that blankets a large area before exploding. More useful for forcing enemy positioning than actual damage, but the slow effect from the explosions can be debilitating.

*****Subsequent legends must be unlocked via Legend Tokens (earned via gameplay) or with Apex Coins (real money). A new legend is released every season.*****



Caustic
Toxic Trapper
Dr. Alexander Nox was once a research scientist working for Humbert Labs, but when his true sociopathic nature was revealed he faked his own death to escape. Now he is free to perform his experiments in the Games. His Nox gas bypasses shields, forcing enemies to relocate if not killing them outright.
Nox Gas Trap - Deploy a gas trap that activates when shot or when enemies get close. Can be destroyed during the set up phase or by shooting the base.
Nox Vision - Enemies in the gas are highlighted for Caustic. He is also invulnerable to any gas, friend or foe.
Nox Gas Grenade - Blankets a large area with gas.
This legend has the “Fortified” perk to make up for their large hitbox. They take 15% less damage and are not slowed by gunfire.



Mirage
Holographic Trickster
Elliott Witt is always the life of the party, charming audiences across the Outlands. He uses the holo-tech he and his mother developed to outwit and fool his enemies.
Psyche Out - Bamboozle your enemies with a holographic decoy. Can be sent to a specific point or set to imitate your movements. Decoys have a small amount of health but cannot block bullets and flicker when shot.
Now You See Me… - When downed, Mirage cloaks and leaves a decoy. He also cloaks while performing a revive or using a respawn beacon.
Life of the Party - Deploys a large team of decoys that imitate your movements.



Octane
High-Speed Daredevil
Octavio Silva blew off his own legs while using a grenade to launch himself across a finish line. Then he guilted his childhood friend Ajay into requisitioning him some robotic replacements so he could seek his next adrenaline rush in the games.
Stim - Move faster for a brief time at the cost of some health. Also removes slow effects like Bangalore’s Rolling Thunder.
Swift Mend - Octane’s health regens over time when not taking damage.
Launch Pad - Deploy a bounce pad that can launch players through the air with a double jump.



Wattson
Static Defender
Natalie Paquette grew up around the Games. When her father died she realized the Legends were like family to her, and she soon joined them in the arena. For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “A Father’s Letter”.
Perimeter Security - Create electric fences that damage and stun enemies who cross them.
Spark of Genius - Ultimate Accelerants fully charge her Ult and stack in her inventory.
Interception Pylon - Place a device that zaps incoming grenades or artillery. Proximity to the device also recharges shields over time and greatly reduces the cooldown on her tactical.
This legend has the “Low Profile” perk to make up for their smaller hitbox. They take 5% more damage and leg shots count as body shots.



Crypto
Surveillance Expert
While working for the Syndicate, Tae Joon Park and his foster sister Mila stumbled on something they weren’t supposed to find. In retaliation, the Syndicate kidnapped Mila and framed Tae Joon for her murder. Forced into hiding, Tae Joon hacked himself into the games under the alias “Crypto” in order to get closer to his enemies. For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “Forever Family”.
Surveillance Drone - Deploy a flying drone to scout the area, but be careful because Crypto is vulnerable while controlling it. It can also pick up teammate’s respawn banners and use respawn beacons and survey beacons instantaneously. Crypto’s weapons are automatically reloaded while he is controlling the drone.
Neurolink - Enemies detected by the drone are marked for the whole team.
Drone EMP - The drone sets off a blast that damages shields and slows enemies.



Revenant
Synthetic Nightmare
Revenant was the Syndicate’s top hitman, but they repaid his loyalty by putting his mind in a robotic “Simulacrum” body without his knowledge or consent. During an otherwise routine hit on a conman and his wife, an errant shard of glass shorted out his “ego retention system” and it all came crashing back. From then on he swore revenge against those who’d made him a monster. For more backstory check out Season 4 - Assimilation Launch Trailer and Stories from the Outlands - “Up Close and Personal” (RIP Forge).
Silence - Throw a device that prevents enemies from using their abilities. Also useful for area control.
Stalker - Revenant can climb further than other legends and moves at normal walking speed while crouched.
Death Totem - Using this totem puts players into “Death Protection”. While in Death Protection you will return to the totem instead of being knocked down, but incoming damage bypasses shields and you cannot heal.



Loba
Translocating Thief
Loba Andrade’s life was turned upside down when her parents were murdered. She grew up to become a master thief, but there was always a prize she was never able to steal - revenge. That is, until she saw the assassin that killed her parents competing in the games. The fact that he was a semi-immortal murder robot with infinite replacement bodies complicated things, but she never backed down from a challenge. For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “Legacy of a Thief” and Season 5 - Fortune’s Favor Launch Trailer.
Burglar’s Best Friend - Throw a jump drive bracelet to teleport.
Eye For Quality - Loba can see loot of purple tier or higher through walls.
Black Market Boutique - Deploy a shop that gives access to all loot in a large area. Players can take up to 2 items and infinite ammo.



Rampart
Base of Fire
Ramya Parekh ran a successful weapons modding shop until she ran afoul of a local gang led by the mysterious “Big Sister”. Luckily for her, Apex Games Commissioner Kuben Blisk gave her a chance to rebuild her life by joining the games. For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “The Endorsement”.
Amped Cover - Deploys a wall with two halves. The solid bottom half has more health, while the energy shield top half has less health but increases the damage of outgoing shots. The walls are much weaker during the set-up phase.
Modded Loader - Rampart can reload LMGs faster and with more bullets.
Emplaced Minigun “Shiela” - Big gun with infinite ammo (still requires occasional reloads). Can be used by anyone, but Rampart gets more bullets and quicker reloads.



Horizon
Gravitational Manipulator
While working to solve a dire energy crisis, Dr. Mary Somers was betrayed and abandoned in the event horizon of a black hole. It took her 8 months to escape, but thanks to time dilation that was 87 years for everyone else. Now she is seeking a way to turn back the clock and fulfill her promise to the son she left behind. For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “The Promise”.
Gravity Lift - Lifts players upwards allowing for quick vertical repositioning.
Spacewalk - Horizon has more air control and less delay from fall impact.
Black Hole - Pulls enemies within range toward it, great for comboing with grenades.



Fuse
Bombastic Explosives Expert
Walter Fitzroy hailed from the rough-and-tumble fringe world of Salvo, where living is hard and life is cheap. He always had a passion for the brutal sport of Bonecage fighting, and when Salvo joined the Coalition of Syndicate Planets he set his sights on another bloodsport - the Apex Games. But not everyone was happy about the unification or his decision to leave, particularly his oldest frenemy, “Mad” Maggie. For more backstory check out Stories from the Outlands - “Good as Gold” and Season 8 - Mayhem Launch Trailer
Knuckle Cluster - Fire a small cluster grenade to deal light damage, destroy doors, and lock down choke points for a brief time.
Grenadier - Fuse can hold two grenades per backpack slot, and throws them further, faster, and more accurately with the help of his robotic arm.
The Motherlode - Fuse uses “Wally” the mortar cannon to lay down a ring of fire.

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THE ARENAS
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Kings Canyon
Located on the planet Solace, Kings Canyon was originally an IMC colony built over secret labs and robot assembly facilities. It was later converted to be the first arena for the Apex Games. In Season 2, Crypto blew up the Repulser tower, which allowed the Leviathans to trample their way onto the island, and later in Season 5 Loba managed to sink a decent chunk of it into the sea. In Season 8, Fuse’s arrival “obliterated” the northern mountains, opening up a whole new area and expanding the map footprint. Poor island just can’t catch a break! There’s also a night mode called Kings Canyon After Dark.



Worlds Edge
The volcanically active world of Talos was settled with the help of giant cooling towers, but when one of them failed catastrophically the colony of New Dawn was largely abandoned. A few decades later it was refurbished into an arena for the games for Season 3. In Season 4, the Syndicate allowed Hammond Robotics to start using a giant Planet Harvester, further damaging the fragile landscape. In Season 6, Hammond continued to build new facilities in the area, including a rocket that eventually left for Olympus.



Olympus
Located high above the planet of Psamanthe, this city in the clouds was converted to a luxury destination after a lab accident created the "Phase Rift" (the big blue bubble). Recent instabilities in the Rift called for it's full evacuation, and it’s now an Apex arena as of Season 7.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
ADDITIONAL STORY STUFF
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


The Broken Ghost - Shortly after her memorable arrival to Kings Canyon, Loba is hired by Hammond Robotics and the Syndicate to locate a mysterious artifact in another dimension. Her plan to do so pulls all the other legends into her web of deception and intrigue.

The First Ship - Ramya has a problem, Pathfinder has a girlfriend (sort of), and Elliot has an epiphany about how he treats other people. Be sure to read the continuation chapters Respawn commissioned from community artists, they’re the best part IMO.

Family Portrait - Ajay, Octavio, and Makoa agree to help Pathfinder find an antique battery to power up an old MRVN that may know something about Path’s past. Unfortunately, doing so involves confronting figures from everyone else’s past, not to mention a group of terrorists.

Season 8 Comic - TBD

Pathinder’s Quest - The first Apex Legends tie-in novel. I have no idea if it’s any good, I haven’t read it yet.

The Official Apex Legends Twitter Account - Lots of little story tidbits get dropped on the Apex Twitter account. Good for player engagement, bad for archival.

r/ApexLore - It’s best to ignore the regular posts on this subreddit, they’re mostly just obvious misunderstandings and wild speculation. Sometimes even both at once! But the “Lore” and “Interactions” tab are the best archive I know of for all the little details that flesh out the characters and settings in this game.

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kaffo
Jun 20, 2017

If it's broken, it's probably my fault

I want this post to immortalize the fact I'm terrible at this game
Also great OP

Tibalt
May 14, 2017


What heroes did you unlock first/who do you recommend unlocking first?

I'm eyeing Caustic, Octane, Horizon, or maybe Fuse, but I can't really decide. I've had the most fun with Gibraltar and Bangalore.

Beelzebozo
Nov 6, 2002

I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel. But I am, so that’s how it comes out.


You'll unlock them all really quickly as the red mats stack up fast behind your back, but I'd say Caustic first if you like Gibraltar and then Horizon who is just really strong right now.

dragon enthusiast
Jan 1, 2010


I haven't gotten all the characters yet, but the only two I actually regret unlocking so far are Revenant and Wattson

tote up a bags
Jun 8, 2006

die stoats die



Not sure how good Fuse will be (probably very) but my advice will remain "unlock Horizon first" because she is extremely good and extremely fun.
Also Octane.

kaffo
Jun 20, 2017

If it's broken, it's probably my fault

Tibalt posted:

What heroes did you unlock first/who do you recommend unlocking first?

I'm eyeing Caustic, Octane, Horizon, or maybe Fuse, but I can't really decide. I've had the most fun with Gibraltar and Bangalore.

Beelzebozo posted:

You'll unlock them all really quickly as the red mats stack up fast behind your back
The fast legend tokens thing is the most relevent part IMO, if you unlock someone you hate, it won't be long until you can get another.
As for choice, you've already got a nice list there, I'd just pick a random arbitary order (like alphabetical) and start going through them, you'll find what you like quickly enough.

I don't personally buy into the "they are good right now" thing unless you are actually wanting to play ranked and be sweaty about it. There are people here who play Rampart and enjoy playing her even though she's objectively garbage. Hell I played her when I started playing again for like a month before I swapped out to Mirage and Wattson, but I had a lot of fun in the meantime.

J
Jun 10, 2001



Horizon is a safe first unlock, especially since there are going to be a poo poo ton of Fuses running around in the short term. Fuses are going to be dropping fire rings everywhere and Horizon can gravity lift her whole team out or in depending on the situation. Technically Octane's jump pad also does that but you're going to have to be really cautious since it puts you on a very predictable arc and you're liable to just get shot to hell in midair if you step on one in line of sight of enemy squads. Caustic's good too if you like Gibraltar and don't mind playing on a large hitbox character. Gibby and Caustic can be very punishing to play when you are still learning the game and don't know the maps, since they are large they are easy to shoot so if you're in a bad position you're probably gonna be super dead. Fuse looks like he will be very good as well, I doubt you can go wrong unlocking him either.

Boxman
Sep 27, 2004

Big fan of




Tibalt posted:

What heroes did you unlock first/who do you recommend unlocking first?

I'm eyeing Caustic, Octane, Horizon, or maybe Fuse, but I can't really decide. I've had the most fun with Gibraltar and Bangalore.

Try to be objective about your playstyle. I unlocked Caustic because I want to play a more thoughtful defensive style. But eventually I realized I like to press W a little too much for my own good, so I unlocked Octane and have way more success with him.

I still main Bloodhound for those juicy wallhacks though.

Bottom Liner
Feb 15, 2006


IF I'M TALKING ABOUT ART, I'M PROBABLY WRONG, SO PLEASE REPORT ME SO I CAN BE PROBATED. AGAIN.




All of the best characters don’t have to be unlocked. Gibby, Bloodhound, and Lifeline should be all you ever need unless you want to fart bomb people in hot drops, then Caustic is v good.

Fuse is gonna be a blast though.


Mirage should be the first unlock though because he’s a dumb troll character that’s actually pretty effective.

George H.W. Cunt
Oct 6, 2010



The best characters are all the thiccbois so Caustic 100%. Requesting the Loba finisher on caustic gif tia

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006




Mirage is the best first unlock

Cardamommy Issues
Feb 16, 2005

I've waited around for more important things


Daztek posted:

Mirage is the best first unlock

Gospel being preached here. Mirage may not be the highest tier for pros but he’s the one I have the most fun with

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006




https://twitter.com/PlayApex/status/1356634845754122241

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9lGsZIOfWo

Chard
Aug 24, 2010






Tuesday Fuseday

kaffo
Jun 20, 2017

If it's broken, it's probably my fault

Holy crap, that Octane jump pad distance is wild

Wheeee
Mar 11, 2001


A dev recently posted on Reddit that win rates between legends don't begin to have statistically significant deviations until you reach the top ~5% of players.

Apex isn't Overwatch, your core skills as a player and the guns you pick up matter vastly more than your legend choice.

Always get Octane because pressing w and going fast is a rich and rewarding lifestyle.

bushisms.txt
May 26, 2004

Scroll, then. There are other posts than these.



Octanes one handed reload rifle ability makes him a secret great pick for people who like snipers and bolt actions mid range. Glad they buffed him, was feeling dumb picking him when horizon was available.

Evil Kit
May 29, 2013

I'm viable ladies.


New thread, guess I'll finally post in here after playing a bunch with goons on the discord. Pick the game up finally at the start of season 7 despite my general dislike of BR games and got hooked. Game is very solid and well put together! I am of course bad, but that's never stopped me from W-ing to success my own demise.

Looking forward to explosion man as I always want to carry more grenades than I should and now I will be enabled.

Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020


Awesome OP!!!

J
Jun 10, 2001




7:02, wow you can just fire Fuse's ult into a low ceiling. I wasn't expecting it to work that way, that's pretty crazy.

Edit: Also good job on the OP!

Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020


Wait gently caress, the new season starts TODAY??? gently caress YEAH I thought it was next week and I'm currently holed up in a hotel under a foot of snow with a huge bag of weed

George H.W. Cunt
Oct 6, 2010



Fuse ult inside is going to cause a bunch of tears in the final ring.

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006




Time to play Wattson forever

Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020


Just read the patch notes lol

"Hmmm, Crypto is still pretty mediocre, better nerf a weird edge case tactic he could use"

Beelzebozo
Nov 6, 2002

I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel. But I am, so that’s how it comes out.


Simone Magus posted:

Just read the patch notes lol

"Hmmm, Crypto is still pretty mediocre, better nerf a weird edge case tactic he could use"

Just because you haven't seen it in your games doesn't mean that was a weird edge case. It was being routinely abused at high level competitive play.

man in the eyeball hat
Dec 23, 2006

Capture the opening of the portal that connects this earth of 3D to one earth of 4D or 5D. Going to the 5D.



Daztek posted:

Time to play Wattson forever

yeah i find it funny that every single fuse ability is hard countered by wattson. im gonna play him, im sure he'll be fun in unranked, but drat

Evil Kit
May 29, 2013

I'm viable ladies.


Generally speaking about what time do new season patches drop on release day?

repiv
Aug 13, 2009



The patch goes live 30 minutes from this post I think

Evil Kit
May 29, 2013

I'm viable ladies.


perfect timing for me then, hell yeah.

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010


That's a nice OP, OP!

TracerBullet
Apr 25, 2003

Use of unnecessary violence in the apprehension of the Blues Brothers has been approved.




Doctor Rope

Furiously F5ing the Origin launch page to gimme the dang update!!!

bushisms.txt
May 26, 2004

Scroll, then. There are other posts than these.



I'm stalking their Twitter for switch release announcements since the eshop already updated at 9.

Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020


Beelzebozo posted:

Just because you haven't seen it in your games doesn't mean that was a weird edge case. It was being routinely abused at high level competitive play.

I really haven't ever seen it and don't pay attention to high level play. I'm interested bu the word "abused" though. In what way was it oppressive? Genuinely curious because it's always sad when cool interactions need to get nerfed

Ravenfood
Nov 4, 2011


bushisms.txt posted:

Octanes one handed reload rifle ability makes him a secret great pick for people who like snipers and bolt actions mid range. Glad they buffed him, was feeling dumb picking him when horizon was available.
His what?

Evil Kit
May 29, 2013

I'm viable ladies.



Maybe they're referring to the reload animations when Octane is using his tactical (since he keeps his left hand up to his face on the vial)? I always get a chuckle out of making Octane sprout a third hand while in the middle of a reload animation from using the tac.


I know all Assault classes can use their tactical during a reload with interrupting it as well so that might be where that comes from?

Beelzebozo
Nov 6, 2002

I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel. But I am, so that’s how it comes out.


Simone Magus posted:

I really haven't ever seen it and don't pay attention to high level play. I'm interested bu the word "abused" though. In what way was it oppressive? Genuinely curious because it's always sad when cool interactions need to get nerfed

"Abusing" meaning knowingly making use of unintended gameplay interactions to gain an advantage. For example, here's a clip of a team turning a fight in ALGS with the exploit. You and I were probably never going to be affected by this, but they can't leave it in a game that gets played for money at this level. https://clips.twitch.tv/ExcitedBigEggnogBabyRage

Beelzebozo fucked around with this message at 17:57 on Feb 2, 2021

denereal visease
Nov 27, 2002

"Research your own experience. Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is essentially your own."

Thanks for a new thread... been playing since just after launch but sat out for Season 7 due to burnout.

Started playing again and the game is still super fun, I love the 3-pack squad-based gameplay. Duos and singles can gently caress off.

I'm just shittier at it and I never learned the "new" map (the floating one)...

TracerBullet
Apr 25, 2003

Use of unnecessary violence in the apprehension of the Blues Brothers has been approved.




Doctor Rope

Looks like the update is now live! 46 GB total and servers are getting slammed

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Gunder
May 21, 2003

97.5 The Brodeo


TracerBullet posted:

Looks like the update is now live! 46 GB total and servers are getting slammed

Doesn't seem to be on Steam

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