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Apex Legends dev confirms no new weapon coming in Season 5

Published: 8/May/2020 21:23

by Bill Cooney

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A producer at Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that players won’t be seeing a new weapon in Apex Legends Season 5: Fortune’s Favor, despite widespread speculation ahead of the May 8 gameplay trailer.

The Apex Legends Season 5 gameplay trailer finally dropped on May 8, and while it provided a look at an all-new PvE mode, among other things, there was also no sign of a new gun to be seen.

This wasn’t just an oversight by Respawn though, as Apex Legends producer Josh Medina confirmed that there’s, in fact, no new weapon coming in Season 5.

Every Apex Legends season so far has debuted a new weapon, and there had been a ton of speculation in recent weeks that we would be seeing the Volt SMG from Respawn’s Titanfall series arrive as part of Season 5.

We even saw multiple leaked skins for the upcoming weapon, which at the time all but confirmed for a lot of people that it would be arriving when Fortune’s Favor kicks off on May 12.

But it seems like players will have to wait a little longer for the new energy sub-machine gun if one of Apex’s devs has come out and said straight up that it’s not happening.

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Titanfall 2’s Volt SMG—known for its ‘blue tracers’, high-damage hitscan shots.

That said, we could be in for a surprise, as Medina was originally asked if there was “no new weapon to start the season”, which could leave the door open for the Volt arriving sometime later on.

Exactly when that could be is obviously unknown, since the very idea that it will get here later than usual is still just speculation, for now.

With skins for the Volt already in Apex’s game files though, it’s very likely that the weapon will be added sometime in the future, but whether it’s going to happen in Season 5 or 6 remains to be seen.

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Players will have to try out Loba without the help of a new weapon to start Season 5.

Despite no new weapon to kick things off, at least we’ll finally get to try out Loba and see what her kit of abilities actually has to offer.

Season 5 of Apex Legends is set to kick off on May 12 for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC, so it won’t be very long at all before we can hop in and try out all of the new content.

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Apex Legends player turns pretending to be an MRVN into a 1000 IQ play

Published: 23/Jan/2021 1:46 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 1:53

by Bill Cooney

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One Apex Legends player’s role-playing adventure as one of MRVN NPC’s found on the map actually worked out quite well for them and could be a sneaky strategy to watch out for going forward.

Look, sometimes MVRN’s aren’t even worth your time to loot. They don’t really drop a lot unless you can attach one of their arms. However, that makes them prime bait material — because who knew Pathfinder could become Mirage?

Reddit user ‘warartic’ has showed off the ingenious decoy mechanic using the MVRNs scattered around the map to pull a fast one on an opponent, and all it took was a clever name and choosing Pathfinder as their legend.

Pathfinder flying across screen with grapple hook.
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Pathfinder is technically an MVRN, but with a lot more personality.

In the clip, the player, named “I’m MVRN” stands completely still with Pathfinder as enemies battle it out around them, and somehow none of the other players seem to suspect a thing.

Inside the final circle, most players amazingly don’t even give the imposter a second look. There is one Bloodhound who’s so close to getting it, and starts shooting them, but doesn’t do enough to finish them off. Apparently, they were satisfied that the lack of any reaction made what they were shooting an NPC.

The battle unfolds around the disguised player for over a minute until they finally decide to spring their trap at the perfect moment. With just one other squad left, they break character and go to eliminate the enemy Bangalore getting up her teammate, sealing the victory in one of the most hilarious and ridiculous ways we’ve seen lately.

I pretend to be a MRVN and can’t believe this happened lmao from apexlegends

Thankfully, it’s easy to tell whether or not it’s an actual MVRN or just a sneaky player trying to pull a fast one. First off, upon closer inspection Path is much more streamlined and rounded compared to the NPC versions, who will also have a green, glowing light on their face.

Non-player MVRN’s will also just be called “MVRN” on their nametag, nothing else, and react to you when you find them, some are also lootable as well. If you just see a suspicious-looking robot standing completely still in the corner of a room, go ahead and light it up, just to be safe.

You certainly don’t want to be the one caught by this strategy, which is apparently effective enough to score wins all on its own. So, take an extra second and make sure any MVRN actually isn’t a player in disguise, and you should be safe from an embarrassing elimination like this.