Downed Apex Legends Player Makes Heroic Sacrifice to Win Match

This downed Apex Legends player sacrificed himself to win the match without firing a shot.
This downed Apex Legends player sacrificed himself to win the match without firing a shot. / Courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

People throw the word "hero" around a lot these days. Some say that's undermined the value of the term — if everyone is a hero, no one is a hero. To those people, I say: Have you seen this video? If that's not heroism, I don't know what is.

The clip, posted to the Apex Legends subreddit Thursday by u/LOOTENITDAYAN, begins with the final circle of the match about to close and LOOTENITDAYAN already downed. They spy the sole living enemy team in a building that's moments away from being outside the safe zone, and decide to put it all on the line.

Before the enemies can run out of the building, LOOTENITDAYAN crawls up against the door, preventing it from opening. The enemies panic and try to smash the door as the circle closes in, dealing damage to all three of them and LOOTENITDAYAN at once. They finally manage to smash the door open, but LOOTENITDAYAN's body still blocks the doorway.

As they scramble to get past him, they realize all-too-slowly that the only way around is through. By the time they finally start to shoot LOOTENITDAYAN's knockdown shield, the circle has chunked them down so severely that escape becomes impossible. All four players die simultaneously in a truly cinematic feat of self sacrifice by LOOTENITDAYAN, winning the match for their still-living teammates.