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How to defy gravity as Octane in Apex Legends

An Apex Legends player has discovered a new trick that allows Octane to defy gravity and walk on the air with the help of his ultimate.

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Octane has an impressive array of abilities that have made him popular among the Apex Legends community. Now a player has discovered a trick that lets him defy gravity during a match.

There is a great variety of interesting and colorful characters to choose from in Apex Legends. All the Legends in the game are distinctive and come with their own set of unique abilities that make them stand out.

Octane is a fan favorite that is capable of achieving verticality by launching himself across the map. Learning this character allows you to use cool maneuvers such as attacking with 100% accuracy in mid-air.

There are also other tricks that you can learn with Octane, and a new one has been discovered by an Apex player on Reddit. This lets you use the character to defy gravity for a brief amount of time.

Apex Legends trick allows Octane to defy gravity

Reddit user english-cashew posted a clip of them playing as Octane in the ApexUniversity subreddit. During the match, they perform a trick that allows Octane to walk in the air and this impressed the commenters.

All you need to do is perform Octane’s ultimate while he stands underneath a flat surface. He will use the launch pad to go up and then stick to the surface, which will allow you to walk along the air.

This trick is impressive and can be utilized when you’re in buildings and close quarters. A few players have successfully performed this trick at the vents near the turbine on Olympus. You can surf right through them for an easy flank or escape.

The player placed the Legend below a bridge on World’s Edge and then used his ultimate. His upwards momentum wasn’t interrupted and you can see this in the clip below.

The player used this tactic to flank some enemies on the other side of the bridge. This makes the trick ideal for catching your enemy by surprise. Plus it’s fairly easy to perform, so you can use it multiple times in a single match.

You should still be careful about using it during a ranked game. You might get picked off from the sky by a nearby enemy or something might get in your way which stops your momentum before you can perform it successfully.

That said, this trick is absolutely worth trying when playing as Octane. With Season 7 of the Battle Royale well underway, you will find plenty of opportunities to use it in the midst of a battle.

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Apex Legends Season 8 will feature gold magazines with new feature

Apex Legends Season 8 nearly here, and we’ve got a sneak peek at a new gold magazine attachment that automatically reloads your gun.

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Apex Legends Season 8 releases February 2, 2021, and will include a new gold magazine rarity, that will automatically reload weapons.

The news for Apex Legends Season 8 just keeps getting better. We had our first peek at the new content last week in a trailer released by Respawn, and today we got some additional information regarding the new “Gold Magazines.”

In a now-removed YouTube video description for the Season 8 gameplay trailer, it was stated that players should “look out for Gold Magazines, capable of automatically reloading holstered weapons.”

Are the Gold Magazines overpowered?

At face value, players could easily believe that the Gold Magazines are overpowered, allowing users to quickly and instantly reload stowed weapons mid gunfight. However, it has been confirmed via Reddit by a Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Klein that this is not the case. You can read his response below.

Rest assured, the new magazine won’t be problematic by allowing players to reload instantly. If it does become problematic, Daniel Klein mentioned that they can always change the cooldown, so this new magazine may be tweaked in the future.

The developer also added that there will be a screen popup and a sound effect when the stowed weapon is reloaded, so it will be easy to tell when the weapon is reloaded and ready to go.

To see gameplay of the new Gold Magazines, you’ll have to catch the official Apex Legends Season 8 gameplay trailer, linked below. It will go live on January 26, 2021, at 11 AM ET.

 

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How to counter Bloodhound’s ultimate in Apex Legends

There is a neat little trick that can help you use Bloodhound’s ultimate ability against them in Apex Legends.

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How to counter Bloodhound's ultimate in Apex Legends

A few Apex Legends players have discovered a characteristic of Bloodhound’s ultimate that highlights the character’s location, and they’ve used this helpful trick to counter this move in combat.

There are various unique characters for you to choose from while playing Apex Legends. All of these Legends have their own special abilities, which make them ideal for different combat strategies.

Bloodhound has a high pick-rate and is considered the second most popular Legend in Season 7. Their Beast of the Hunt ultimate allows them to gain speed and highlights their enemies, which makes it hard to hide from them.

However, this ability has a few major giveaways that can reveal Bloodhound’s location if they’re camping. If you’ve noticed these, then you can use them to your advantage.

Simple Apex Legends trick to counter Bloodhound’s ultimate

One thing that telegraphs Bloodhound’s ultimate ability is the pulsating sound that you can hear if you’re nearby. You can also see the dome that appears when they begin scanning the area. However, there’s also a third sign of this ability that you should watch out for.

The Beast of the Hunt has a distinct glow that becomes visible when Bloodhound is camping behind a wall or door. Reddit user dewag posted a clip in the Apex Legends subreddit, in which they were able to spot a Bloodhound that was hiding in a corner.

The Legend was trying to heal while sitting right up against the wall, and the player noticed the glow of the ultimate ability through the opening. They then took advantage of this to catch Bloodhound completely by surprise.

However, you should keep in mind that this trick is extremely situational, so you’ll have to count on Bloodhound using their ultimate while sitting in a corner in order – apart from maybe in the final few circles.

That said, this is still an incredibly useful tactic to employ in combat. Once you know where the Legend is hiding, you can flush them out with a grenade, shot, or even by using your own ultimate ability. So be sure to try it out whenever the opportunity presents itself.

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Apex Legends devs reveal possible buffs for Loba

Apex Legends fans feel that Loba’s teleportation ability could do with a buff, so a senior developer revealed it might happen in future.

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Following a fan’s request for Loba to be buffed, Apex Legends developer, Daniel Klein, revealed that she could be buffed in the future, although she’s “pretty good right now.”

Loba was introduced to Apex Legends in Season 5, and while being one of the most interesting characters, some fans believe her abilities are lackluster compared to those of other Legends.

On the Season 8 teaser Reddit thread, Apex Legends fans pitched buffs to the High Society Thief, and a developer gave a detailed response.

Loba buffed in future updates

Loba’s Tactical Ability, Burglar’s Best Friend, allows her to throw her ‘jump drive bracelet,’ and teleport to wherever it lands. It has a 29-second cooldown, which some fans believe is too long for certain situations.

Loba's bracelet in Apex Legends

A Reddit user pitched a buff to Loba’s teleportation bracelet to Senior Game Designer, Daniel Klein. Similar to how Pathfinder’s Grappling Hook’s cooldown scales with how far it travels, Apexfan12 suggested that Loba’s bracelet should have the same mechanic.

According to Apexfan12, there have been “many times” where Loba mains accidentally throw the bracelet right in front of them and still have to wait 30 seconds for it to recharge.

“Definitely could do that!” responded Klein. “Could also just shave off time in general,” he considered. “I think the animations pre and post use could also do with some tightening.”

Klein then admitted that she’s “pretty good right now” and confirmed the update won’t be coming immediately, but we could see it in “a patch or two.”

Apex dev response to Loba buff

In the same thread, another user suggested that they could make Loba’s bracelet travel faster in the air so the landing animation isn’t taken away.

Klein shot them down, saying that “this would be a last resort,” as it would require a lot of new animation work and could have balance problems. However, he admitted that perhaps they could speed her up by reducing the take-off animation.

“This is experimental stuff we’re still playtesting and there’s a good chance we won’t ship it if it’s not healthy for the game,” he concluded.

Apex Legends Season 8 is set to launch on February 2 and will bring a variety of Legend balancing updates, but Loba will be left to “rest” for a while.

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