Apex Legends: Mirage's Winter Express train tips and tricks

Published: 17:38, 14 December 2019
Updated: 15:15, 16 December 2019
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By rolling out Mirage's Holo-Day Bash and the Winter Express limited-time mode, Respawn threw in an interesting alternative to the standard battle royale, not least because of its more hectic nature. So, here's a few tips that may help you stay alive when it matters.

First and foremost, and forgive me if you already know this one but it bears repeating - don't quit after you're downed - this is a first-to-three-wins type of game. The relentless tempo of the Winter Express mode means your Apex Legends comrades are likely to feel your absence even more. Don't be that guy.

General Tips:

  • Do a quick switch to the secondary weapon as soon as you land: Secondaries occasionally need to go through the final reloading motion, and if you forget, you might be forced to do it mid-fight. We first thought Respawn made weapon switching longer on purpose, but it seems to be a glitch. An incredibly annoying one too.
  • Your loadouts may be fixed, but attachments are interchangeable: If you're playing with friends, this should be a blast. Devotion with Havoc's Turbo Charger and purple mag? Bangalore with a thermal scope? Scary.
  • You have infinite small meds and shields: We've seen a bunch of players Call-of-Duty-ing it, thinking the two 1-stacks are what it says on the number - you have a bunch, use 'em. Which is actually a great segue into the next tip. 
  • Don't get killed because of that one missing shield bar: Peak quickly, shoot quickly and heal quickly - that's the game. You have neither the time nor space to fully heal all the time, and it's more likely to get you killed. Try to pop off a shield or two at a time, and keep sending led downrange. Heck, we'd swear that final shield bar is cursed - it spawns an enemy behind a corner.
  • Lifeline can call down a purple shield: It may not happen often, and it's not huge, but it might be the edge you need. 
  • Jump pads are good for traversal as well as spying on enemies. And you can pop off a shield too: 'nuff said!

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  • Think twice before landing hot - Winter Express is not exactly a great place to start off the round, because everyone's eyes are on the train. Some train cars provide some more protection, but if there's high ground, use it - you can chuck nades and quickly slide onto the train, in the case of emergency.

Naturally,  positioning tips could take a few pages alone, but consider this a collection that should help you get started with Mirage's Holo-Day Bash and Winter Express LTM on a right note.

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