How to play Loba in Apex Legends

LOBA IN APEX LEGENDS

Ever since she was released Loba has been one of the most interesting legends to play. Here’s my guide on how to play Loba in Apex Legends.

But before we get into this, why not check out our other Apex related content. Like our piece on why Gibraltar is forever meta, the current best Apex Legends tier list and a deep dive into Mirage.

An Introduction on How to play Loba in Apex Legends:

How to play Loba in Apex Legends
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Loba Andrade also known as Loba in Apex Legends is a support character released in Season 5. She is a master thief and the daughter of Marcos and Alanza Andrade who were also master thieves. Both her parents were killed by Revenant in his own reveal trailer.

LORE:


When Loba was nine, she looked on as simulacrum hitman Revenant killed her family. Left with nothing, Loba survived by picking pockets. As her skills improved, Loba used every tool at her disposal to lift herself from the gutter. Everything changed when she broke into a supposedly impenetrable facility and got her hands on the JumpDrive tech stored inside. With her new teleportation bracelet, the most secure and unattainable items were within her reach. So was her dream of living the high life. Rumours spread across the Outlands: if you wanted something valuable -and well guarded- Loba’s who you go to. She was almost able to put her past behind her. But when Revenant joined the Games, her past catapulted into her future. Desperate to find a way to kill him, she sabotaged a facility full of Revenant bodies, bringing Skull Town and Thunderdome crashing down in the process. However, she learned it was just one of many such factories hidden across the Frontier. Now, she’s joined the Games to find a way to end him for good. It doesn’t hurt that the Arenas are brimming with treasures just waiting to be plucked. Revenge will come if fortune favours her. In the meantime, some shiny things have caught her eye.
According to ea.com

Loba Abilities:

Loba in Apex Legends
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  • Ultimate Ability:

Black Market Boutique: Her ultimate is the ability to place a portable device that displays and allows the user to collect loot available within a 112.5 radius. This ability takes about 4.5 seconds to set up and is very loud upon placing it. When using this ability a menu pops that allows you to take two individual items and as much ammo as you want that is available in the area. Medkits and Shields, however, can be looted in Full stacks and if you are a fuse you can also loot grenades in stacks of two. Treasure packs can also be collected but squadmates’ banners cannot. She can also destroy or take down her ability using a special interaction just in case it is needed to do so.

Cooldown: 2 minutes.

  • Tactical Ability:

Burglar’s Best friend: Loba’s tactical is the ability to teleport using her jump drive tech bracelet. She can teleport by throwing this bracelet up to 71 meters on normal ground levels and more than 100 meters from a high ground position. You can also use this ability to teleport into windows and other hard to get in places. This ability was previously abused to glitch into walls and get inside places where one is not supposed to be in order to wait until the end game or final ring. All known glitches and bugs of this nature have been patched and fixed.

Cooldown: 29 seconds.

  • Passive Ability:

Eye for quality: Her passive is the ability to see any Mythic, legendary, Epic or Rare Loot items within a 112.5 area radius. She can see items through walls and loot pills but cannot see loot from death boxes.

Tips and tricks on How to play Loba in Apex Legends:

How to Play Loba in Apex Legends
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Tip 1: Do not use her tactical to run into fights.

Since her tactical is very loud and has a trail behind it, it is not that hard to track down. Adding to the fact that there is a delay before and after using the ability before she can use any gun is another point to factor in. Jumping into fights with this ability would not work at least 9 times out of 10 in a decently skilled lobby. Instead, you should try to flank or sneak behind enemies to get an opportunity to get the jump on them.

Tip 2: Do not take all the loot or only loot the whole game.

We all know that one Loba player who gives most of the Loba players a bad rep. Taking all the loot and destroying her ult before her teammates could use it, looting the whole game and not taking fights, are all the qualities of a bad Loba player.

Tip 3: Use passive creatively.

Since she is able to see any rare, epic or legendary or mythic loot in the area she can scan for possible armour swaps or if a team is in the area. If any of these items suddenly disappears from the surrounding area you can bet there’s a team or a Loba nearby who took it.

Conclusion:

In conclusion to my guide on How to play Loba in Apex Legends, I personally think she is an extremely underrated legend. Due to her playstyle and the common stereotype that all she does is loot, most players underestimate her and don’t take her as seriously as maybe a wraith or a Gibraltar player would be taken. Nowadays, she is even being picked in the competitive scene once in a while due to her off-meta abilities to loot which is very valuable to the team in the last circle and end game fights. Putting all this into consideration I believe she is still a sold pick whether it be in low or high skilled lobbies and all in all, should be picked more than she currently is.

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