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Old 03-19-2019, 10:16 AM   #176
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I've never been a big BR guy but is the battle pass akin to ranked mode for other games? I.e. you only play versus other battle passers. So it's more serious?
Nope.

There are just things you can "earn" by playing/gaining levels. In some games, like PUBG, there's a challenge system layered over the game like "today's challenge is to get 4 kills with an SMG" or something, that will give extra points.

Typically if you don't buy the pass, you don't get to keep most of what you earned, if you buy it, you do. It literally is just an opt in to extra cosmetic stuff.
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Old 03-19-2019, 07:55 PM   #177
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I read that if you earn all the Apex Coins rewards in the Battle Pass, it's 1,000 coins. So, if you play enough, you can earn the next Battle Pass.
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:16 PM   #178
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Yeah but we're talking about a loooooot of playing to hit max level I think.
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:44 PM   #179
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So I just stared to pick up the flatline, way better gun than I thought it was? Would almost always aim for a 301 or r99/shotty but flatline is rly good.
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:06 PM   #180
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So I just stared to pick up the flatline, way better gun than I thought it was? Would almost always aim for a 301 or r99/shotty but flatline is rly good.
Honestly I think that almost everything is good except alternator, mozambique and r2020 and r45. I'm generally happy with almost anything else. I've been carrying the Havok a lot, in single fire you can fire it very rapidly, it's pretty accurate, put a site on there and spam-fire at distance.

A friend of mine calls the r-99 a trap and I sort of agree. It is very hard to secure a kill with one magazine so you need a plan. Either you need to switch immediately to weapon 2 to get the kill or have someplace safe for the reload. I have died a LOT of times reloading the damn thing. Getting a lv3 mag for it is really a requirement.

I have been going (devotion or spitfire) + (peacekeeper or wingman) quite a bit. I sort of try different loadouts.

I got Octane today. Interesting but IMO not a top tier legend. His ult is hot balls, his normal ability is great and has a short cooldown. Passive is 1hp heal per 2s I think, which is fine but not super useful. I am basically never going to wait to heal if I can avoid it.

So far today I played 8 or 9 games, probably knocked 11 or 12 guys, zero kills. Feels bad man.
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:41 AM   #181
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Yeah but we're talking about a loooooot of playing to hit max level I think.
Yeah, holy **** you're right. I played 3 or 4 games before bed and didn't even advance one level.
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Old 03-20-2019, 01:39 PM   #182
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Yeah, holy **** you're right. I played 3 or 4 games before bed and didn't even advance one level.
I played for probably 70-90 minutes and made level 2

You get a "legend bonus" which appears to be related to your max survival time, and I think it caps out at 25k/legend, so once you start getting zero legend points you probably want to switch legends.

I have been trying Octane. The cooldown on his speedup is very short, which is nice, the speedup is great. But his ult is IMO trash, and his passive is weak.
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Old 03-20-2019, 03:15 PM   #183
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I haven't used Octane yet, but yeah, from watching him, his ultimate is lame. Really, he has one ability, and that's his speed boost. His passive really just supports that ability, as it regens the health he loses from it.

The passive isn't amazing, but it's certainly useful. It can allow you to heal up after a fight without using any items (obviously if another fight breaks out quickly, you might be screwed, but lots of times, there's a long lull until the next one). I could definitely see someone like me using him, as I often find myself needing to run the **** away from trouble.

I have enough points or whatever they are called to get one locked hero, but I might just wait for a while, since I have no need to get one.
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Old 03-20-2019, 03:34 PM   #184
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Yeah but the thing is, I always have a ****load of healing on me because it's everywhere, and I am not going to run around at half health just because theoretically I'll be fully healed 2 minutes from now, I'm just going to heal now. I'd only skip healing if I was within 10 points of full.
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:55 PM   #185
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that would be amazing and stop hackers too. put everyone with battle pass in 1 que. i mean i guess it wouldnt STOP hackers, but since apex is a free game, hackers would have to keep buying a battle pass every time they got banned. jesus why has no company implemented this as a incentive to play apex
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PUBG costs $30 but there were still plenty of cheaters. Although also, you could make money by farming loot crates and selling them so maybe that was an incentive for some of the cheating. BFV was $30-60 and plenty of cheaters there too (IMO, never had definitive proof)
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