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Apex Legends Deja Loot mode: Best landing spots on King’s Canyon

Published: 12/Mar/2020 2:13

by Isaac McIntyre

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Apex Legends players have returned to King’s Canyon this week with the rinse-and-repeat “Deja Loot” mode after a week in World’s Edge. We’ve compiled all the best places to drop in the original map to get the best loot and guns.

The trick to Apex’s latest limited-time mode is pretty simple. Instead of the usual completely random spawns for guns, equipment, and attachments, everything stays in the same place every time you load into a match.

This means there are, naturally, better places to land, especially considering some points of interest are loaded to the brim with gold items. There’s even a few places where the new Evo Shields are available each and every match.

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Apex’s new LTM removes random drops from the game ⁠— and we’ve got the best places to land to take advantage of it.

There is only one catch to Deja Loot ⁠— the circle and the dropship changes each game. This does mean sometimes the best loot will be out of reach, but overall it’s best to land in the top-tier places every match for your best chance to win.

We’ve compiled the top four best places to land in your Deja Loot games, taking into account both the level and rarity of the weapons and equipment found there, as well as how “hot” the drop will be each match. Here are the top drops:

Artillery

Available Loot: Gold helmet, R-301, Evo Shield, more

In terms of the pure amount of rare loot in a single area, Artillery is inarguably one of the best places to land in Deja Loot after it’s arrived in King’s Canyon. Right off the bat, you can grab an R-301, a light mag, and an Anvil Receiver.

If you’re not too interested in the assault carbine, Artillery also boasts some of the best rare items in the game ⁠— you can score a gold helmet, purple armor, or if you want to take a quick trip through the tunnel there’s even an Evo Shield.

The Season 4 powerhouse rifle, the Hemlock, also awaits in the left-sided Artillery building. It has the same boost as the R-301 in this area, considering there’s an Avil Receiver just waiting to be attached in the back building.

Finally, shotgun fans can emerge from the popular POI fully equipped too. Side-by-side in the right building is a Peacekeeper and an epic bolt ⁠— perfect for any early scraps. Head north of Containment to finish the loadout with a Precision Choke.

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Thunderdome boasts some of the best weapons and items in the game in the Deja Loot LTM.

Thunderdome

Available Loot:  Gold knockdown, G7 Scout, more

Dropping into Thunderdome is probably the most dangerous landing spot we’ll suggest in this guide, but considering what’s waiting in the mega-popular King’s Canyon POI, it’s likely worth the early-game risk.

Ignore the two Mozambiques in the center of the open space , they’re obviously not going to get you to a championship finish, unfortunately, and head straight to the three buildings to the north-east. There lies your first weapon pickups.

The rarest item is also here, the gold knockdown. Grab that, before equipping the G7 Scout and the Alternator in the far-right building. Once you’ve got these strong light guns, you can head back into the middle-area battle.

Once Thunderdome is clear, and you’ve got the epic light mag and Evo Shield, the map’s your oyster. The best thing about the Thunderdome drop is you can head any of Water Treatment, Skull Town, or Airbase, which are all great final locations.

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If you’re up for a fight, Wraith’s Labs can cough up the best R-99 combo in the game in this LTM.

Labs

Available Loot: R-99, Digital Threat, Gold stabilizer, more

Now, this drop is going to be a bit more dangerous because of how popular Wraith’s Town Takeover is in the updated King’s Canyon, but if you’re interested in running and gunning to get the win, Labs is a must-pick location.

The reason? There’s a clear path to some of the best close-range weapons in the game, and great attachments to put on them too. First off, dropping at Labs nets you an R-99 ⁠— your main gun for this run ⁠— and a gold backpack.

Once you’ve got the deadly SMG, head south to the group of buildings under the mountain and grab the gold stabilizer there. Add this to your R-99.

The final trek east may be the most dangerous part, especially if the ring is closing in on the other side of the map, but it’s worth it. In the Swamps, you’ll find a 1x Digital Threat threat to add to your R-99, as well as an Evo Shield.

There are also two Anvil Receivers here, meaning if you want to head north-west to the edge of Wetlands you can add that gold attachment to the R-301 there. With a kitted-out R-99 as your main gun, and the carbine for range, you’re set.

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Apex’s new Evo Shields are available at most of the drops we’ve recommended if you’re looking to try them out.

Water Treatment

Available Loot: Charge Rifle, 8x Scope, more

Most of these drops have been focused on collecting powerful close-range weapons like the R-99, the PK, and the all-star R-301, but what about drops for players who are more interested in picking up their enemies from distance?

Water Treatment is probably the best drop for sniper-loving Apex players returning to King’s Canyon in Deja Loot. While many other POIs are dripping with light rifles and shotguns, the southern area is stacked with sniper rifles.

In particular, landing to the right side of the Treatment buildings gives you two opportunities to get Season 3’s Charge Rifle. The energy gun-turned-sniper rifle has barely had a chance to shine on King’s Canyon, until now.

There are also three Triple Takes across a few areas if you head out the north-east exit, while a key pickup ⁠— the epic 8x sniper scope ⁠— is available in one of the buildings nestled against the river below Repulsor. This is a must-get.

Lastly, Water Treatment’s strength of drop comes from the combinations you can create with your snipers. If you grab either long-ranged rifle, make sure you also get the EVA-8 shotgun in the center building, and the Double Tap hop-up too.

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Water Treatment is your best bet if you want to get your hands on the deadly Charge Rifle.

If you want to take full advantage of these top drop spots, you better get in quick too ⁠— Deja Loot, and the Override event, ends on March 17.

King’s Canyon itself isn’t going anywhere at the end of the event, however, as the second split of Season 4’s ranked series will be played on the original map. We may even see new aliens and class passive buffs arrive at the same time.

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Apex Legends dev confirms Pathfinder grapple change coming in Season 7

Published: 23/Oct/2020 10:09

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends dev has confirmed that Pathfinder’s grapple cooldown is set to undergo a change once the Season 7 patch drops. 

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, Respawn Entertainment have made changes to each character – be it to make them a more viable option to use, or to bring them back down to earth because they’re too powerful.

These changes typically come at the start of a new season, but when something seems out of place – like Pathfinder’s long grapple cooldown that has caused the pick rate of the typically extremely popular character to dip quite a bit. 

With Season 6 drawing to a close, a change for the cooldown on Pathfinder’s grapple has been the biggest talking point after it was changed from the typical 15 seconds to around 40 seconds.

Pathfinder using the grapple in Apex Legends
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Pathfinder mains have been begging for a change to his grapple cooldown.

Players have begged Respawn for changes for some time, but with Season 6 drawing to a close, they’ll have to wait until the new season for a change. 

Responding to fan questions on Reddit, Apex Legends dev Daniel Klein confirmed that Pathfinder’s cooldown is in the works. “This patch!” Klein said, responding to a question about changes to the cooldown. “To be clear, that’s the Season 7 patch, coming soon.”

While Klein has given lengthy answers in the past about changes coming to Apex, he didn’t add anything else to his Pathfinder answers, instead, moving to answer questions about other changes as well as detailing why wall-running wouldn’t work in Apex.

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Klein confirmed the changes on Reddit.

On top of the change to Pathfinder, Klein also confirmed that Octane is set for a “tiny buff” with the start of Season 7. Though, he did not hint at what the change to the adrenaline junkie would be. 

However, there isn’t all that long left in terms of a wait to see what Respawn has in store with Season 7. Unless there is a last-minute delay or change, the new patch is set to drop on November 4.