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Apex Legends 2? Don’t count on it

Published: 21/Jun/2019 16:24 Updated: 21/Jun/2019 17:16

by Paul Cot

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Despite only releasing in February, there have already been discussions about an Apex Legends sequel – you shouldn’t count on Apex Legends 2 releasing anytime soon though.

In fact, executive producer of Apex Legends, Drew McCoy, has pulled the brakes on the idea all together. In an interview with USGamer he said: “We’re never gonna make an Apex 2.”

He added: “We do believe in this game as a live game,” after saying they have a lots of things in the pipeline. Clearly Respawn consider this game more akin to Fortnite rather than an iterative Call of Duty series.

EAThere’s plenty more content to come in Apex Legends yet…

Having no plans for a sequel is hardly surprising given the game’s recent release but it is interesting someone so high profile within Respawn would shoot down the idea entirely.

Popularity for EA’s battle royale game surged soon after release, surpassing even the loftiest expectations they had for the game. However, after the initial honeymoon period the game declined which was highlighted by its fall in the Twitch charts.

EAApex Legends Season 02 is coming soon…

Consequently, Season 1 was considered a disappointment and the introduction of a proper rankings system did little to quell the downward spiral. With that said, Apex Legends has maintained a core base which continue to make lobbies plentiful.

EA and Respawn will be hoping the introduction of Season 2 will boost the game’s player base again. Next season’s contents haven’t been fully announced yet but we do know there will be a new character, dragons will be flying over King’s Canyon and there will be weapon changes.

With Respawn suggesting Apex Legends will be around for years to come, we will surely see extensive map changes, even more character introductions and various other changes over the coming seasons.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.