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All Apex Legends Season 6 map changes revealed for World’s Edge

Published: 14/Aug/2020 20:27 Updated: 14/Aug/2020 21:56

by Theo Salaun

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In addition to the new character and other content coming to Apex Legends, Season 6: Boosted will also be introducing a plethora of map changes for World’s Edge.

Apex Legends Season 6 is just around the corner and Respawn Entertainment have already unveiled a lot of the new content that’s on its way, including all of the changes to the “revamped” World’s Edge map.

Aside from freshening things up, Respawn Design Director, Jason McCord, explained that these changes present “an opportunity to improve the overall flow and experience of playing the map.”

In general, they’ve stopped the train, removed Mirage Voyage, and added a bunch of button-activated blast walls. As for specifics, here’s how they’ve changed or added to the map’s points of interest.

Train has been stopped

The train is no longer running, so it has instead been split up around the map and its various pathways have been cluttered with some loot and train cars. This is hoped to make some of those previously open locations now have the cover and equipment necessary to encourage gunfights and rotations.

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By stopping the train, Respawn has turned its pathways into more interesting options for players and teams to take when rotating.

Launch Site

West of The Dome, where there once was an open lava field, the Launch Site features a gargantuan rocketship overlooking four large control rooms with tons of loot and catwalks.

While we still don’t know for sure what’s going to happen beyond S6, there’s speculation that Respawn could add a new map as early as next season, and many believe this will be the very same rocket ship that gets all the Legends there.

Apex Legends Season 6 Launch Site
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The Launch Site POI features catwalks and interspersed loot, all above dangerous lava.

And, to make rotations more interesting, a nearby tunnel has been added through the cliff in the direction of The Tree.

Apex Legends Season 6 Launch Site
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A new path through a cliff makes the Launch Site an intriguing drop location.

Countdown replaces Drill Site

Goodbye Drill Site, hello Countdown. A fortress, control rooms, and a deep pit filled with loot. Countdown is another Hammond Robotics facility addition, featuring a giant pit in the middle that can be opened up to access higher-tier loot.

However, with this reward also comes great risk: without gaining control over all sides of the location, the pit can turn into a trap if any enemy teams happen to see you entering it.

Apex Legends Season 6 Countdown
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Countdown is a very novel location, as it features the blast walls and a deep pit full of loot. High risk, high reward.

Countdown also includes three of the aforementioned blast walls, which can be raised to provide additional cover for whichever team has set up shop there.

Apex Legends Season 6 BlastWalls
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The blast walls are an interesting addition, as they can easily fortify a location at the press of a button.

Staging

Smaller than the first two major changes, Staging is an area located to the east of Harvester and it brings loot at a lower vantage point — encouraging interesting, mobile fights that take advantage of the stopped train cars for cover.

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Staging brings more options to a formerly sparse location.

Survey Camp & Skyhook Cut Through

Rotations, rotations, rotations. In the spirit of adding flexibility to the map’s movement options, a new tunnel has been drilled through the cliff between Survey Camp and Skyhook. There are loot and miscellaneous cover in there, so it should make for some interesting routing decisions.

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Another added rotation path, the Cut Through makes both Survey Camp and Skyhook more accessible.

Lava Fissure Geyser

In addition to the geyser north of The Dome, a new one has been added just south of Lava Fissure. Developers expect that this will help teams out by “making crossing the deep sulfur river a bit easier.”

Apex Legends Season 6 Geyser
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The more geysers, the merrier. Increased mobility for everyone.

All of these changes should do wonders in terms of revitalizing the second Apex Legends map, but are intrinsically directed at fleshing out gameplay possibilities for teams. The new loot locations open up drop spots while the novel mechanics, like blast walls, can influence spots teams to feel more comfortable holding down. 

But the most interesting adjustments come in the additions of various new paths and cover, which will enable squads to adapt to the ring more fluidly and experiment with options to get to safety with some action along the way.

You will be able to enjoy these map changes and all of the other new content when Apex Legends Season 6: Boosted launches on Tuesday, August 18 at 1 AM ET.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date

Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

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Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.