Bloodhound Guide - Apex Legends
The hunt is on.
Combining all of the unique abilities of your legends is essential in Apex Legends. Each fighter in Respawn Entertainment's battle royale shooter is suited to a specific role in the squad, so you'll want to know how best to help your team achieve that glorious victory. For players who like to take the fight straight to enemy squads should check out recon legend Bloodhound. The Technological Tracker's abilities are finely tuned for hunting down enemy teams, and when used properly, the information Bloodhound provides can change the outcome of just about any showdown. Read on for the lowdown on this popular and useful legend.
Get your sight on with scanning abilities
Bloodhound is the only dedicated tracker currently in the Apex Legends roster, which gives them the unique role on a team of helping to find enemies to fight. As such, Bloodhound's a good choice if you're an aggressive player who likes to mix it up. Their abilities are all about getting you closer to enemy teams so you can take them down, and they team very well with characters like Bangalore and Caustic who can put their own abilities for setting up ambushes or blinding enemy teammates.
Your passive ability--known simply as Tracker--shows tracks from other players, allowing you to figure out where they've been and, potentially, where they're going. You'll also get a sense of how old the tracks are, which can let you know if you're already close to another team before they spot you.
Bloodhound's Eye of the Allfather tactical ability is kind of like a sonar ping, giving you a brief look into an area and through walls to pick up on any enemies, traps, and clues in the area. It's a great way to check out your immediate surroundings as you enter somewhere new.
It takes a second to execute, but Bloodhound's ultimate ability Beast of the Hunt is worth the wait. It more or less turns you into a killing machine, changing the look of the world so that it's black and white while highlighting enemies in red--even through walls. It also enhances your speed, making it possible to quickly close in on enemies and attack them in dangerous situations.
Communication and teamwork is key
Playing as Bloodhound is a communication-heavy role--since you're the one with all the information about where enemies have gone and where they might be, it's on you to share it with your teammates to ensure you'll prevail in the inevitable fights. Bringing all the information you can gather to bear against another team can help your squad maintain an advantage, take enemies by surprise, and win more fights. It's tempting to use Bloodhound like a lone wolf who can see through walls and stalk prey, but you'll always be stronger with the rest of your pack.
Pay attention to what tracks have to say
Bloodhound is all about information. Playing as a tracker allows you to see who's been where and when, giving you a bunch of knowledge about other teams' movements. The clues you can see, which indicate where an enemy has gone and what they've interacted with, include color-coded timers so you can tell how long ago someone passed through: if the clue is red, someone is probably nearby. You can also pick up clues at range with scopes, so pay attention to your environment and soak up all the information you can get. And again--be sure to share what you learn with your team, as they're relying on you to lead them on the hunt.
Scan whenever you can
Eye of the Allfather is great for getting a sense of what you're walking into as you enter a new area, and it's worth using it basically all the time if you're not 100-percent sure you're alone in an area. It can let you see enemies through walls and give you better clues as to where players have passed--and positional knowledge is often the difference in a fight. You're only revealing what's ahead of you, though, so you will need to ensure you plan and aim it accordingly.
Scanning is a double-edge sword, though
Note that anyone can see the orange energy wave of your ping when you fire it--including opposing players. Smart ones might be able to zero your approximate location from the ping's movement and cone shape, so don't stay still once you've used it. While knowing your enemies' position may be worth the risk, it's still that--a risk.
Your ultimate has multiple functions
If you're about to get into a fight and you can use it, pop Bloodhound's Beast of the Hunt. It gives you a significant edge in battle, making you quicker and highlighting enemies to make aiming easier. The highlights will also give you a sense of range on an enemy, indicated by the color red enemies appear in. Bloodhound is also great paired with Bangalore or Caustic, since you'll be able to see through smoke and gas to shoot at enemies that others can't target and who should struggle to target you.
You can also use Beast of the Hunt for its speed boost to escape the ring and to close the distance between you and an enemy squad. Keep in mind that you're faster and therefore tougher to hit, and use that to your advantage. Try flanking enemies and getting in close when you can, while also drawing fire away from teammates who can't get out of the line of fire as quickly.
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