Most of my games of Apex Legends are spent cowering in corners or slowly creeping into a combat zone, hoping to finish someone off when they're already nearly dead. Instead of being a battle royale superhero, I live vicariously through the amazing moments other players are experiencing. And for such a young game, there have already been loads.
I've assembled the best I've seen so far below: Trick plays, amazing shots, and tragicomedies on the Apex Legends stage.
What. A. Shot.
The flying dropkick
Now that's what you call a dropkick. Thanks to Highlight Reel (opens in new tab) for spotting this one.
Don't do finishers at the end of a match...
This crazy finish (opens in new tab) is hosted on Reddit and thus not embeddable, but it's worth a click-through and watch. Careful about those finishers.
Esports player turned streamer Shroud plays at an insane level. Watch him tear through a couple enemy squads by himself. Shroud shredding is really an entire genre of clips: there are tons more on Twitch of him killing entire squads at once.
What are the odds
At first everything's coming up Milhouse for this respawning player: a dropship is drifting right into the path of their naked return to the map, bursting with pristine loot. Not so fast, say the Apex Gods.
When you're a little too eager to drop.
'Round and 'round
Well, that's one way to use the grapple.
Phasing to victory
The BEST 200IQ #Apex play so far? What do yall think?! Wraith phase too OP 🔥 pic.twitter.com/7r6JXpPLKvFebruary 12, 2019
Why head for the safety of the circle in the last round, when you can heal through damage and use the trickery of Mirage and Wraith to outlast everyone else?
Dead as a doornail
If you put one of Wraith’s portals inside a door and close it, it will instantly kill any player going through it #ApexLegends pic.twitter.com/MuWXdR1G28February 15, 2019
I really want to know if the developers knew this would happen, or played it cool once it was discovered post-launch.
Revive in the sky
I think I just experienced a trust fall in Apex Legends. pic.twitter.com/CScWbmVWEJFebruary 5, 2019
Our own EIC Evan Lahti discovers the strange physics of trying to revive someone on the roaming supply ship.
Yet another piece of evidence that you shouldn't do execution finishers unless you're really sure you're safe, but with utterly perfect comedic framing.
Buy one, get one free
Don't stand too close to your teammate. You never know when someone's looking at you with a Kraber.