Drew McCoy, Project Lead at Respawn Entertainment, uses the power of Twitter to answer some common questions about Apex Legends. What are some pro tips for Apex? What’s an heriloom? What is the name of Bloodhound’s bird?? Drew answers these questions and much, much more!
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Hydra McCoy here project lead at respawn entertainment here to answer some of your questions with Wired's apex support alright let's get into it first question is from well played think that's a play on the words of well played what are your pro tips for apex a lot of times I feel like I made the right moves and I'm still one step or one shot behind how do I get to that next level with a gif of caustic the toxic trapper honestly it's about time played as well as thinking ahead you say you think you make the right moves and then you're still one step or one shot behind you have to be able to anticipate you know the map know your character know your teammates characters know your weapons and be thinking ahead strategize don't just mash ready up for the next match think about how your previous match went and what you could do better on the next one but as your parents always told you in piano lessons practice makes perfect so keep at it from the Knights Templar at Tanner Webster he asks at play apex so I play on ps4 but I got a cast today any tips you know I'm looking at your cast they're the Knights Templar and I'm not seeing any reason to having excuses for subpar performance both of your index and middle finger or fully-operational as is your thumb so you can operate both r1 and r2 and the right thumbstick and all the face buttons so get out there and get some of those wins please next up we have its Wolfer wrath at yo boy wolf RF that's a really good name wait what's an heirloom and how do you get one of those so an heirloom is an incredibly rare set of drops you can get out an apex pack it's a less than 1% drop rate so that's very rare currently it is a set of items for Wraith I bet if you looked it up on YouTube you'd find numerous videos they're not gameplay enhancing it is purely cosmetic to show off how baller you are to your friends hope you get one next we have a question from rose / mrs. rose War V so the real question for playing packs is what is bloodhounds bird named this might be a world's first I have been informed that bloodhounds bird has a proper name of Arthur Olivia at Olivia slays what kind of stats are considered good for apex I'm still lost on how to rate how I'm doing well honestly the stat that matters most is how full your heart is whenever you revive a teammate this is a team game it's about being friendly it's about sharing so if you're getting fulfilment from that I think you're doing just fine who's the best character in Apex legends the real answer is there is no such thing as the best character they're all my favorite children but honestly lifeline is my favorite and my best she has would I consider be the most powerful ability with the care package because I love boot Scholl Vic's at Big Mac 7:06 one is asking remember him feel old yet you know what that's not half bad I like that name and yes I feel old we have a question from guzik's says hey can we have replay mode so we can play around with camera angles and create contacts hashtag apex legends at play apex at respawn unfortunately we do not have any comment for future features or content in the game right now but if you stay tuned we have a lot more coming to apex legends I wish I could tell you more at C DEP see yo at play apex I made hashtag bloodhound if she revealed her identity what do you think am I actually close we specifically have made bloodhound a very mysterious character so much so that I don't even know what bloodhound looks like under all that year so your guess right now is as good as mine j7z with a little airplane emoji honest question do we think apex has a good chance of having a big compazine those video no comp means competition aka eSports so we have a lot of players who are really into apex Legends right now and they are absolutely stunning at the game we have a desire for players to play our game at such high levels but currently we don't have any plans to announce for any competitive scene but we definitely do keep our eyes on what people are doing and what they're asking about tal talent cough , at respawn please CC @ DK o''h 5 that's me and it's a reddit thread and it's a suggestion when you kill the last person in the game make it so they don't die but instead go to a downed state so we can use our finisher move to win the game that sounds like a pretty good idea to humiliate your enemies like I know that next is a question from its red Jedi time to give at play apex ago let's see what all the fuss is about any tips question mark hashtag apex legends battle royale and a screenshot of him on a Playstation 4 yes tips for new players finish the tutorial teach a lot about how to use the system and some other the abilities of the game and more importantly once you're in the game use that ping system it lets you communicate quickly with teammates find loot share loot and just overall have a really fun time at Kyle vetto vely question is how many apex packs you have to open in order to have every item in the game hashtag apex led gens with a D in there cool the answer is I don't actually know because we are constantly adding more stuff to the game currently I believe we have over 1,900 items in the apex packs so you can do some math but we also have crafting currency in there with the crafting metal so honestly just open what you want and keep playing the game having fun and showing off to your friends and I'll we'll be right in the world have fun next up Pawnee high fashion is is this a record at play apex my new lowest time 10 minutes face that's pretty dang impressive I haven't checked out any stats lately but I would not be surprised if that's near the top so you probably want to secure your place and keep going even faster next question comes from Nexus question are we gonna see leaderboards in the future I can't keep track of how many wins I have you know that's a pretty non subtle humble brag there they have so many wins you can't hold them all some of us are out there slumming it with single-digit wins so just keep that in mind leaderboards have definitely been asked for a lot as well as additional stat tracking you can keep requesting features and things you would like to see in the game and we are definitely listening just keep talking to us and we're gonna keep working on the game and adding stuff that hopefully you really enjoy next up is a question from Dennis do that at play apex asking the hard questions why does lifeline how a drumstick in her first finisher doesn't seem to fit her character is it not a drumstick no it absolutely is a drumstick and lifeline loves music actually if you watch her a run when she doesn't have a weapon she's just kind of jamming along like she's playing drums already so she's got a constant beat in her head and she's just trying to share that love of music with her enemies next one comes from true agitator at respawn is cross console going to happen question mark we don't want to comment on specificities of future features or content right now but I can say that cross play something we really care about and we are looking into cuz we know that people have friends on all sorts of platforms and you really want to go to the arena and get some wins together so stay tuned next up we have a question from kool-aid man so my question is why is lifeline dual wielding pistols question question mark question mark those aren't actually pistols what he is referring to here is one of lifelines banner poses where she has actually holding two of the syringe models and wielding them as if they were cool revolvers and she was a cowboy from the 1800s next is a question from Kaz at play apex question : does the win with full squad tracker only count wins when entire squad is alive or is it total wins with that legend because of its total wins when it's about and not counting properly I believe it is total wins with an entire squad still alive when you get the win there is a separate statue for wins with a particular legend hopefully I've clarified that if not well you might have a bug please report it damian watts at damian watts eight at play apex is this going to be on switch anytime soon if so when is the release date if the switch was coming we would tell you and we would blast it across the world we are hearing all the switch players who say they want the game I can't make any promises right now we have a lot of things that we're working on so stay tuned for anything future but currently we don't have anything to announce next up we have Tito the boss at play apex are there any plans for a new map I think a city based one or snow one would be sick currently we have not announced any plans for a new map but I agree with you snow maps are always awesome and my favorite map from our previous games titanfall in titanfall 2 was Angel City so I think you and I we got this we know exactly what's good so thanks for the note next up we have a question from Evan B Wilker at play apex just found this little puppy in the training map any comment question mark emoji with no mouth and I'm thinking emoji yes that is a little Corgi we have very talented and loving of their pets designers and artists here at respawn and they tend to pepper all sorts of great little Easter eggs around our games I'm glad you found that one but there's a lot more to find so keep looking alright next comes to us from apex legends Intel question time what kind of scenery would you like to see in future apex legends Maps I would personally love a snow themed one I love hearing all of your thoughts in the game which chat and replies hashtag apex legends so this seems like we have a theme here of people wanting snow maps interesting again we haven't commented on any future map plans but we love hearing you guys's suggestions we know that you guys are playing a game a lot and you have really strong feelings so please share those feelings with us we want to Thanks next message comes from at rat patootie haha rat patootie got it can we talk about how affects Legends has to lgbtq+ characters Gibraltar is gay and blood hound is non-binary props to that respawn for making progress in the gaming industry we need to see more of this hand-clapping emoji yes yes true Gibraltar is gay and blood hound is non-binary and we think diversity is incredibly important not just in games but in the world to be aware of everyone we're all humans and we all feel things for people and that's great so when we started out on apex legends we knew we wanted to have a cast that was as diverse as the people who play it we're really excited by the response we've gotten it's been really positive and you can expect more of that from us in the future so thanks for playing and now we're delving into some YouTube comments first up Emiliano s would like to know which is better our 301 or Prowler with select-fire personally I'm in love with a prowler especially with a select-fire it does a ton of damage it's pretty accurate especially if you got some attachments on it and also just love the way the gun sounds it feels really good and meaty both can be very first tool in almost any situation slight upside to the our 301 you can change this rate of fire to single-shot so if you're trying to get a little bit longer range it's gonna be easier with 301 than with a prowler either a select-fire or not so what pro tip for you there nas on YouTube would like to know can you shoot while sliding on the hills and the answer is a resounding yes it's one of my favourite things to do I love sliding down a hill and revealing an enemy who is behind cover and taking them out like I'm some awesome rock star with a gun instead of a guitar I know it's weird but I like it Channel 3 2 2 4 3 9 to would like to know his two wins for level 5 without playing with friends good anytime you get a win is a good day I don't care if it's with friends or not keep at it have fun Scott Adkins this question is has anyone noticed when respawning a down player badge or sometimes be an option to quote hide player badge quote does anyone know what the that means yes so that means your spectating through the eyes of another player on your team and we put the banner card up on the screen so you can see how awesome they are and how many cool things they've unlocked for their banner cards but if you don't want to see that stuff you just want to see the game we let you hide it singing in full view of what your teammate is doing another question on YouTube from I am just a random person I we're all just random people so welcome question do you need a backpack in this game like pub G please please please no I hate them edit another Q arthur gun rareness like format green blue epic but for this like levels or something or is it just guns but all the same type do the same damage so question one you do not need a backpack it is highly advantageous to have a backpack because it means you can carry more ammo more meds more ordnance all sorts of things so if you see a backpack please pick it up or ping it for a buddy so they can pick it up themself and the second question about rarity of weapons no all weapons do the same damage every time you pick up in our 301 it's going to do the damage of an AR 301 we do have some gold tier weapons scattered around the map where they have attachments on them and you cannot take them off so it's like a fully kitted weapon so it has a barrel and a stock and a optics on it already but they don't necessarily do more damage they're just one that has been fully kitted up star co is asking how do I enable the grenade trajectory the grenade trajectory is talking about is this arc that shows you where your grenades gonna land and if you just press and hold the trigger it'll draw that line so you know we're gonna it's gonna land and then we let go follows the dark pretty cool next is a question from dark blade what's that thing you can revive yourself with so we have a couple of legendary tier items that you can pick up throughout a match whether that's a backpack a shield or a down shield and I believe it's the down shield that lets you self revive when you're not there's been some really funny videos of enemy teams in the final circle of a match not realizing that the enemy they just knocked is self reviving themselves to come back and wipe out an entire squad for a win it's great fun are everyone that wraps it up for apex support with Wired I really appreciate all the questions we love how much you guys are playing the game and loving it and keep sending your questions along we love hearing from you guys thanks a lot