Respawn took the gaming world by surprise with the sudden announcement and launch of a new battle royale game set in the world of Titanfall. If you’re rushing to catch up with the players who were there from the beginning, check out these tips only Apex Legends experts know. Like many battle royale games, Apex Legends lets you see how much damage you’re doing when your attacks connect with an opposing player. But the game goes more in-depth than others in the genre, offering a great deal of info about how much damage you’re doing based on a color-coded system. At first, it may seem daunting to pay such close attention to the colors of these numbers, but doing so might just save your life. Damage number colors help you quickly assess how armored up an opponent is. If you see red numbers, that indicates your enemy has no armor, ensuring an easy kill. White numbers show that the enemy has level one armor. Blue equals level two, and purple equals level three. Finally, you’ll see yellow numbers on occasion, meaning you’ve connected with a headshot. It’s a simple system, but one that gives you vital information if you’re paying close attention.
If you’ve already started playing Apex Legends, you may have noticed a ship flying around as you begin your descent into the Outlands. Those are not just for ambiance or decoration. You and your team can actually drop from the main ship and, if you time it correctly, land on that supply ship. If you do, you’re often rewarded with high-level elite gear. While landing on a supply ship can score you an ideal early game setup, it can also lead you to an early end. Oftentimes, you’re not the only squad with the bright idea of landing there. If two or more teams land on the same ship, it usually leads to a mad dash for any and all guns and gear. It almost always ends with someone’s death, as players immediately adopt the kill-or-be-killed mentality.
Keep a close eye when you’re nearing a supply ship and, if necessary, veer off in a different direction. You don’t want your game to end before it really begins. “Strange game. The only winning move is not to play.” Apex Legends is set in the same world as the Titanfall series, taking place after the events of Titanfall 2. While the game’s navigation and combat systems clearly take a lot from the Titanfall DNA, there’s one glaring omission that veteran players have likely noticed: the lack of wall-running. But the battle royale game does offer a very forgiving climbing mechanic. Throughout your explorations of the game’s setting, the Outlands, you’ll happen upon tall buildings, mountains, and cliffs.
Some may look entirely too high to climb, but you’re more likely to make it up a surface than you think. If you simply move forward toward a surface while holding the “jump” command, your character will scramble up, often finding a way to reach the top of an obstacle. Sometimes, areas are too high to reach. But, more often than not, you’ll reach interesting vantage points that can serve as fantastic sniper perches, or just help you navigate the world. At some point in your gameplay, you’re going to get shot up and knocked down ? no legend is perfect. However, your chances of survival increase greatly if you have a knockdown shield in your inventory.
Throughout your scavenger hunts for gear, you’ll come across these items, which allow you to protect yourself for a limited time when your health reaches zero during a firefight. This protection helps when you’re trying to crawl away from gunfire and reach a teammate for revival. But a shield can only provide protection if the bullets are in front of you, so just make sure you stay facing an enemy. During your various adventures in Apex Legends, you’ll likely find the four gear levels of knockdown shields. The white is your basic shield, which absorbs 100 points of damage. Blue absorbs 250 damage, yellow absorbs 750, and if you’re lucky enough to find a purple knockdown shield, it absorbs 750 damage and also gives you a single-use self-resurrection ability. So set yourself up for success ? it’s a warzone out there. The Apex Legends tutorial quickly makes you aware of the sliding mechanic, but leaves mastering the technique up to you. At first glance, the mechanic may seem similar to most first-person shooters.
It’s useful when moving from cover to cover and that’s about it. But your legend’s sliding ability offers so much more than that in the Outlands. On its surface level, your slide ability is a good way to move in and out of cover to avoid fire. However, when not on level terrain, you can use that slide as a way to cover large amounts of ground in seconds. On a downward slope, a running jump into a slide can make you move like you’re skating on a perfect patch of ice, travelling effortlessly at lightning speeds.
But there’s an even cooler maneuver that involves your slide: that’s right, your legend can boost jump. While sprinting into a slide, there’s a small window at the beginning of the animation where, if you press the jump button, you’ll get a strong, forward leap that will carry you much farther than your standard jump. You may have to practice the timing for a while, but the boost jump is a good move to have in your bag of tricks for moving around quickly and getting the drop on your opponents. “When you absolutely, positively, got to kill every motherf***er in the room ? accept no substitutes. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more SVG videos about your favorite stuff are coming soon. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and hit the bell so you don’t miss a single one..