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Apex Legends dev hints at more Kings Canyon changes in Season 5

Published: 7/May/2020 10:39

by Calum Patterson

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The Season 5 launch trailer for Apex Legends appeared to show the hot-drop location, Skull town, being totally wiped out from the Kings Canyon map. Now, a writer for the game has hinted that there is more than meets the eye with upcoming changes.

Season 5 is just around the corner, starting on May 12, with the main attraction being Loba. Putting her revenge mission against Revenant to one side for now, she’ll be the newest legend in the Apex Games.

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But, the trailer showed Skull Town being swallowed up too, something that has split the community, as players are sad to see an iconic location meet its demise.

Skull town in Apex Legends

No more wildlife on Kings Canyon?

There could be more map changes coming too though, as writer Tom Casiello has explained how the island has been “stabilized” for the legends to return.

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In response to a fan asking “is there an explanation why the legends returned to KC?”, Casiello gave an interesting response, which could have ramifications for other aspects of the map.

“We already returned to Kings Canyon in Season 4,” he started, “so one could assume the reconstruction needed to stabilize the land after the fall of the repulsor tower was completed, and the arena was cleared for combat again.”

If you’re not totally caught up on the lore, the repulsor tower is what Crypto destroyed at the start of Season 2, and allowed the Leviathans and Flyers to take over the map.

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This eventually pushed the legends away to World’s Edge, but it looks like Kings Canyon will be making an ‘official’ return for Season 5. It was already added back into rotation in Season 4 of course.

Bangalore, Octane and Lifeline in Apex Legends
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The repulsor tower being destroyed in the Season 2 launch trailer.

With the repulsor tower now apparently back in action, it looks like Leviathans and Flyers should be pushed away again, possibly making room for more map changes to commence.

One player noticed though, that Casiello didn’t specify that there was a new repulsor tower, meaning there might be a new system to repel the wildlife. “Maybe we will get smaller repulsors around the map and the leviathans move to a different spot so we can still see flyers in more “wild” areas,” the fan theorized.

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For a complete look at the map changes in Season 5, we’ll have to wait until May 12, when the update goes live.

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How to instantly enter Crypto’s Drone in Apex Legends Season 6

Published: 19/Oct/2020 9:41

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have got a clever new way to quickly access Crypto’s drone, but it might not be around all that much longer. 

Since Respawn released Apex Legends back in February of 2019, the roster of legends has grown and grown – giving players a tonne of different ways to play the battle royale as they go in search of wins. 

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With the addition of a new legend each season, players have the chance to rethink things, figure out new strategies, and ultimately learn a whole new set of abilities. 

This can lead to some pretty neat tricks being uncovered. In the case of Crypto, players have always tried to find quick ways to get into his drone. That’s included jumping on top of bins and charge towers, but now, there is a new way to instantly access the tactical ability. However, it might not be along for all the long. 

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Crypto looking to the sky in Apex Legends
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Crypto has become one of Apex Legends’ most popular characters as the seasons have unfolded.

The new way to instantly use the drone was pointed out by Reddit user bricious, who showed that you need to have a holo-spray ready to go for whenever you want to use the drone. 

By tossing out the holo-spray while also quickly tapping the button you use to access the tactical ability, the animation that loads up the drone will be canceled right away and you’ll instantly be able to fly around with the drone. 

Similar to the Octane speed boost glitch seen earlier in Season 6, it’s all about the timing, but it doesn’t look ultra-difficult to perfect either. 

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Pro Crypto tip: Press the tactical button while throwing a holo-spray to instantly get in the drone. from apexlegends

Yet, as some other players pointed out, it might not be around for too long given the leg up it gives to Crypto mains by cutting out the initial loading animation.

Some other players, like Redditor SnaxelZ, pointed out that because it needs a holo spray, the tactic is also pretty “pay to win.” However, we’ll just have wait and see as to whether or not Respawn decides to patch it.