Following Titanfall Battle Royale to release Monday? (Apex Legends) Page 8

  • Tomo 8 Feb 2019 21:16:01 16,468 posts
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    Ok, this clicked tonight. We got about 3 or 4 wins and a few 2nd places.

    Tried out the Wingman (thanks Duff) - it packs a right punch.
    But, I discovered the 301 and have fallen in love with it. Perfect mid-range gun with decent close combat ability too.
    Peacekeeper is amazing as always.
    R-99 has an insane ROF - almost too fast. Needs a bigger clip to be really useful, but it melts people at close range.

    Starting to understand the flow of the game better too, when to push/when to flank, etc.

    No doubt I'll get my arse kicked again tomorrow and be back to whingeing :p
  • MikeP 8 Feb 2019 22:30:05 2,895 posts
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    Played a few rounds, and it's starting to click.

    Very very slick launch, and I find it a lot more approachable than PUBG, I like the shorter rounds.
  • AaronTurner 8 Feb 2019 22:44:30 10,626 posts
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    I think it's really good. I keep playing one more turn...
  • Dombat 8 Feb 2019 22:50:56 1,533 posts
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    Been playing for the first time with mates this evening. We're not that experienced at BR (and one mate had never played one) but after a few games it started to click and we all enjoyed it.

    This is definitely the BR that most resonates with me, by far. Love the density, verticality and Titanfall style design of the map and the character system works well for me. I'm sold.
  • Vortex808 9 Feb 2019 00:04:45 13,093 posts
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    Oh dear.

    First win and I didn't earn it. I was totally led by the hand by two good team folks. Still, I guess it all counts! 😃
  • H1ggyLTD 9 Feb 2019 00:06:56 12,126 posts
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    I just haven't got room for this.

    Have i?
  • Duffking 9 Feb 2019 00:56:28 16,092 posts
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    GGs tonight - feel like I need to tone down the Pathfinder aggressiveness just a little bit, no good downing people if I'm too dead.
  • dsmx 9 Feb 2019 01:08:27 8,352 posts
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    @Duffking It's hard keeping people alive if they fly off on their own.
  • Duffking 9 Feb 2019 01:08:41 16,092 posts
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    OI
  • Lukree 9 Feb 2019 08:03:49 478 posts
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    Huh came second on my second match. And ruined the grande finale fight by not knowing where in the hell is melee button binded as I run out of bullets. (Itís V)

    This looks good and could actually find myself playing this a bit. Building ruins Fortnight for me and this feels much better anyway.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 9 Feb 2019 08:10:02 18,988 posts
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    I've tried it twice now and both times died before finding a gun. As my first try at a Battle Royal game it triggered my "fuck this shit" button almost instantly.
  • AaronTurner 9 Feb 2019 08:19:28 10,626 posts
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    You must be diving into the populated zones, which generally ends in death if you're not skillful or quick enough. Dive to the edges and you should be fine.
  • Frogofdoom 9 Feb 2019 08:56:50 12,369 posts
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    Whilst not being amazing at shooters I'm pretty decent and generally sit between middle and 3rd on a leaderboard, I'm so bad at this. I was alright at pubg as well but I get ruined on this.

    Going to try and push through and get better though as it's a fantastic game.

    Financially it's recovered the 20 percent drop in ea's shares and left them higher than before, someone has made some nice cash out of that.

    Edited by Frogofdoom at 08:57:57 09-02-2019
  • JamesUK 9 Feb 2019 09:04:10 783 posts
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    It was kind of the opposite experience for me. It's my first experience of a battle royale and I didn't expect to be winning any games (I assumed only the hard-core organised squads won). But, I won the very first match and it has its hooks in me now. Of course, I died in the first 2 mins, got respawned by my teammate and then contributed fuck all for the next 20 mins, but a win is a win.

    In the first 2 days I got a win with all the starting heroes and that's from playing with randoms. The wins have not come so easily the last couple of nights. The skill/knowledge gap has increased and I guess players are getting organised into squads. It's definitely going to be a steeper learning curve for new players.

    It is possible to survive well into the match, it doesn't always start with an instant brawl. I've had some very quiet games.

    Also, you can still ping enemies when you're downed. It very useful to know where the enemy is when trying to go for a revive.

    Edited by JamesUK at 09:13:28 09-02-2019
  • Frogofdoom 9 Feb 2019 09:12:05 12,369 posts
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    I think it's because I'm much better in mid range fights than close up, in destiny I am much happier at pulse rifle range than anything else. Same with battlefield and lmgs and rifles. My lad on the other hand is generally worse at shooters than me but he is smashing it as he prefers smgs and shotguns.
  • IJ 9 Feb 2019 11:51:36 973 posts
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    @Frogofdoom
    Same. I won last night, one team mate got 8 kills, the other 10, I got none. I donít think thatís too unusual to be honest. Iíve seen lots of rank 20s even with no kills (for that character).

    Itís rock hard. The reality is killing gets you very few XP, itís heavily weighted to surviving, too much so if you ask me.

    Itís fun, but so hard!
  • AaronTurner 9 Feb 2019 11:55:07 10,626 posts
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    IJ wrote:
    @Frogofdoom
    Same. I won last night, one team mate got 8 kills, the other 10, I got none. I donít think thatís too unusual to be honest. Iíve seen lots of rank 20s even with no kills (for that character).

    Itís rock hard. The reality is killing gets you very few XP, itís heavily weighted to surviving, too much so if you ask me.

    Itís fun, but so hard!
    I don't think the stat tracking always works in those banners. I've had mine fluctuate between showing no kills and another random number when using the same character.

    Edited by AaronTurner at 11:55:18 09-02-2019
  • ModoX 9 Feb 2019 12:00:36 3,457 posts
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    Agreed on the XP weighting, surviving is the whole point so it should be rewarded but getting even a few kills in a match feels like a big deal so 50xp each is basically nothing.

    Just got my first win though, with a two-man squad as well. Luckily my other guy was very good, but I held my own with two kills, one being the winning shot. Completely addicted to this in the way I never was by either PUBG or Fortnite, despite enjoying both for a while.
  • AaronTurner 9 Feb 2019 12:22:43 10,626 posts
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    I've always solo'd pubg and black ops. Suddenly winning seems so much easier in Apex. It's a 1 in 20 chance rather than a 1 in 100. Wins seem to come by very quickly.
  • Immaterial 9 Feb 2019 13:42:48 2,294 posts
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    AaronTurner wrote:

    I don't think the stat tracking always works in those banners. I've had mine fluctuate between showing no kills and another random number when using the same character.
    Had that with the number of revives counter I unlocked on Lifeline, too.
  • Tomo 9 Feb 2019 14:30:33 16,468 posts
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    OMG. Just lost a match because I ran out of ammo in both my Devotion and my R-99... We were the last two standing, I got him down to red health and the no ammo. So I jumped around, tried to pick up my mate, but he hopped over and finished me off.

    Amazing finale but... ;_;
  • Tomo 9 Feb 2019 17:04:25 16,468 posts
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    Ohhh, it's soooo gooood.

    Prowler with Hop-up is insane. Like a heavy version of the carbine.

    Got the Kraber today too - a lot of fun, but very slow.
  • JamesUK 9 Feb 2019 17:19:45 783 posts
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    I've just played a round using the Prowler and the recoil is too much for me. Does the hop up reduce the recoil?. Full auto sounds uncontrollable.
  • Duffking 9 Feb 2019 17:57:32 16,092 posts
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    Anyone getting out of sync with server errors today?
  • Tomo 9 Feb 2019 18:10:20 16,468 posts
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    @JamesUK

    Hmm. I think it just makes it full auto. I didn't find the recoil too bad with a 3x scope, but perhaps I had some other buffs on it at the time without realising.
  • Tomo 9 Feb 2019 18:11:16 16,468 posts
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    Duffking wrote:
    Anyone getting out of sync with server errors today?
    Had quite a few crashes. It's certainly not a stable game on PC. Usually have a crash once every 4 or so games. Hopefully they will iron those things out as it goes.
  • Duffking 9 Feb 2019 18:15:33 16,092 posts
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    Hm it's not crashing per se just kicking me back to the menu. Usually in the late game. Grr.
  • Tomo 9 Feb 2019 18:19:14 16,468 posts
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    Weird.

    I find the lobby a bit flakey too. Sometimes when the game ends you get stuck on the Joining Lobby screen. Other people appear in game when they're not. That kind of thing. But not encountered your issue yet.
  • Bichii 9 Feb 2019 18:35:58 1,425 posts
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    Think I'll bin this. The shield situation pisses me off way too much.
  • AaronTurner 9 Feb 2019 18:54:04 10,626 posts
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    What's the shield situation?
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