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Another new weapon spotted in Apex Legends artwork

Published: 7/Aug/2020 11:15

by Daniel Cleary

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Eagle-eyed Apex Legends fans have spotted a new weapon in Respawn’s latest artwork that hasn’t been announced yet.

Respawn revealed that they have plenty of content planned for next season of Apex Legends, after finally announcing the arrival of Rampart in the ‘Boosted Trailer’ on August 6.

It was also shared that the classic Volt SMG from Titanfall would be making its return in Season 6, but it seems as if another weapon is also in the works.

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The Volt SMG has already been revealed for Apex Legends Season 6.

Compound bow coming to Apex Legends?

Artwork posted by a Respawn artist was shared on Twitter and Reddit after some noticed an unfamiliar weapon and ammo type as floor loot in Kings Canyon.

The artwork was initially shared by Respawn’s Principal Lighting artist Austin Arnett on Artstation, but has since been removed following speculation about the weapon.

Apex Legends data miner shrugtal was among the first to point it out, highlighting this new weapon in the now-deleted image.

“Hey, that’s a compound bow,” shrugtal simply added, circling the ranged weapon.

The image itself portrayed the inside of Crypto’s Map Room in Kings Canyon, with the compound bow inside a pile of loot, next to the hologram.

Although some fans were initially skeptical, Rendergram revealed a second image, which also seems to have been deleted, of the bow in another location.

Shrugtal revealed that the new arrow ammo type had previously been added to the game’s files but he expected it to be released as part of the leaked paintball LTM.

Respawn has yet to introduce any type of bow into the game (well, unless you count the “Longbow DMR” sniper) and it would be the first in its class if it was to be added.

It is unclear just when this new “Compound Bow” could be arriving in Apex Legends but, with the artwork releasing amid other Season 6 teasers, it could be as early as next season.

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Apex Legends hints at removing World’s Edge in Season 7

Published: 27/Oct/2020 19:13 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 19:20

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends players are patiently waiting for Season 7 to begin and explore all the new content coming with it, but fans of World’s Edge will have to be patient to go back to Talos.

The map was added to Apex during Season 3 all the way back in October 2019 and was the second map in the game after King’s Canyon.

While it certainly mixed up the battle royale, it seems like World’s Edge will be on the way out when Season 7 gets going on November 4, 2020, based on what we’ve seen from Respawn.

In a tweet on Oct. 27, the official Apex Legends account hinted that “with World’s Edge on the verge of collapse, the Apex Games need to find a new home.”

It doesn’t take a genius to pick up on what Respawn is putting down here, as it seems the map will be removed from the game, at least for a while, with the start of Season 7.

This wouldn’t be without precedent either. Back in Season 3 when World’s Edge was first introduced King’s Canyon, the game’s original map from the release was removed until it returned in April of 2020.

With Ranked being broken into two splits for the new Season, Respawn plans to introduce players to Olympus, the new home of the Apex Games, before sending players back to WE later in the Ascension update.

In fact, Kings Canyon is already going to be completely nixed from Apex Legends’ ranked playlist in Season 7.

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
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Apex legends will be moving to Olympus on Psamanthe for Season 7.

It seems likely that the Legends will board the giant rocket that appeared recently on World’s Edge and set off somewhere new to battle it out for the top spot.

As for what will happen to the train and everything else, there was a black hole showcased in Horizon’s Stories from the Outlands video, that certainly seems like it would be able to swallow the entire map, and even the planet it’s located on.