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Apex Legends data miners debunk World’s Edge night map ‘leak’

Published: 1/Aug/2020 15:12

by Joe Craven

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It looks like the rumors swirling about a nighttime version of World’s Edge coming to Apex Legends are unwarranted, as the image of what it would look like appears to simply be a bug or a fake.

Fans have grown accustomed battle royale maps changing frequently, and in Apex, the inception of new seasons brings plenty of map changes, and sometimes even new maps.

The World’s Edge map came at the beginning of Season 3, replacing Kings Canyon, although both maps are now rotated.

World's Edge Epicenter is a key part of the map
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World’s Edge in Apex Legends.

There is already a nighttime variant of Kings Canyon, but fans have been left in the dark (pun intended) over the chances of a night World’s Edge. That is, until a strange glitch emerged, described by the Redditor who found it as “blue and darker” than the normal map.

Many speculated that the bug was accidentally revealing an early look at a Season 6 World’s Edge variant, but a host of leakers have now had their say.

Reliable leaker Biast12 was among those to cast doubt on the glitch, explaining: “Time to clarify, this is not a night map. A night version needs a .rpak file for the map, and we don’t have that – it’s 100% fake/fan-made/a bug”.

He confirmed that the only night variant map in the game’s files is for Kings Canyon – a variant we already have.

Biast’s words were echoed by fellow data miner Shrugtal: “This is either a really good fake or some obscure bug… Impossible to switch to a map that doesn’t exist mid-respawn. Doubt it means anything for WE After Dark”.

So, there you have it. If Respawn are indeed working on a night variant of World’s Edge, it doesn’t appear to be in the game’s files yet.

There have even been rumors of another new map coming to Apex Legends in the near future which, if true, would be far higher up Respawn’s priority list.

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Apex Legends dev confirms Rampart buff coming in Halloween update

Published: 21/Oct/2020 6:53 Updated: 21/Oct/2020 11:51

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Rampart has been a little underwhelming since joining the Apex Legends roster, but she’s in for a nice buff in the Halloween update and fans have been trying to guess what it might include.

Apex Legends introduced Rampart back in Season 6, and although she seemed enticing at first, she quickly fell out of favor.

Players voiced their concerns on social media, describing her as ‘weak’ and ‘broken.’ “Am I tripping or is she seriously weak?” said a player in a Reddit thread. “She is one of the worst in the game,” said another.

Of course, it’s not all whining and complaining. One player took it a step further and tried to pinpoint exactly what he thought the problem was. “Her accuracy on the turret is broken,” he said. The list goes on, and on, and on. Most of the criticism seems to revolve around her ultimate. The consensus is that while her minigun makes her powerful, it leaves her vulnerable.

Apex Legends Rampart Buff
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Rampart was added to the Apex Legends roster in Season 6.

Rampart buff confirmed

As a discussion took place over what players can expect in the October 22 update, a user on Reddit said they would “love to hear about Rampart’s buff.” They also wanted to know about potential Mirage changes.

Respawn game designer Daniel Klien, who focuses on Legend changes, responded, saying, “Both of those are in! Keep an eye out for the patch notes; I don’t wanna spoil stuff before.”

Apex Legends comment on reddit about Rampart buffs

Nobody knows exactly what the buff will entail, but it’s fair to say that players would be open to just about anything at this point. Some of the suggestions have been great, so it’s possible that one or more of them will come to fruition.

Apex Legends Rampart Buff
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Rampart might be weak now, but she won’t be for much longer.

Potential Rampart buffs?

It’s erupted into quite a discussion, and players have bounced around ideas on how she can be improved.

Some suggested she should be able to hold her minigun like a heavy weapon but with a small movement penalty. That way, she’d be less vulnerable and it would fix the issue.

Others thought that would be a bit much and potentially make her overpowered. Instead, they think she should be able to pick up and drop the minigun at will. 

Either way, Apex Legends players have made it pretty clear that Rampart needs a buff. Thankfully, their prayers have been answered.

Apex Legends’ Halloween Fight or Fright event starts on Thursday, Oct. 22.