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Apex Legends dev responds to surprising discovery made about Peacekeeper

Published: 14/Mar/2019 23:02 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 23:03

by Albert Petrosyan

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A surprising discovery has been made about the Peacekeeper shotgun in Apex Legends, and it was enough to draw a response from one of the developers at Respawn Entertainment. 

The Peacekeeper is widely considered to be one the stronger weapons in Apex Legends, as many players love to pair it up with a longer range weapon to balance out their loadout. 

One interesting aspect about the weapon that not many player seem to be aware of is that aiming down sights while firing has no effect on the bullet spread.

This characteristic was discovered by Reddit user ‘TheRealYagot,’ who loaded into the practice arena to give his Peacekeeper theory a tryout.

He fired the shotgun at two targets next to each other, one while aiming down sights and the other from the hip. The nearly identical bullet markings on the targets pretty much confirmed that his notion about the Peackeeper had been correct. 

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The video above got the attention of a lot of users on Reddit, including a Respawn developer with the username ‘RespawnSean.’

Interestingly enough, in his response to the Reddit post, Sean chose to not address the point proven in the video, and instead brought up the Precision Choke hop-up attachment for the Peacekeeper.

He mentioned how the Precision Choke allows for players to charge up the weapon before firing and further concentrate the bullet spread, a process which can only be done while ADS.

While his point is certainly valid and does present a scenario where aiming down sights with the Peacekeeper is beneficial, the nature of his response pretty much confirmed that ADS does not improve the bullet spread of the base version of the weapon.

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This latest development with the Peacekeeper should help out a lot of players when using the weapon as it’s now essentially been proven to be useless to aim down its sights when firing.

Furthermore, that fact that this aspect of the Peacekeeper was not designated as a glitch or issue by the developer strongly suggests that it was intentionally put in place and will likely not be changed in the near future. 

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Apex Legends Season 7: New Olympus map and new Legend Horizon

Published: 26/Oct/2020 15:45 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 16:50

by Tanner Pierce

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After debuting the newest Stories from the Outlands short on October 26, Respawn Entertainment has officially revealed Apex Season 7, with the confirmation of a new map, Olympus, and Horizon as the new Legend. 

At long last, Apex Legends is finally getting a brand new map. After being theorized and rumored for months now, Respawn has finally confirmed that fans will be able to drop into Olympus when Season 7 launches.

In addition to the new map, fans will of course be able to utilize a new Legend named Horizon, which at this point everyone expected. There’s been no official confirmation as to what Horizon’s abilities will be, however.

New Map: Olympus

Unfortunately, details about Olympus are sparse right now. The description for the new map reads: “Ascend to a beautiful, lush city in the clouds. Just watch your step — it’s a long way down to the planet below.”

In addition, we also have one small look at the map itself in the form of an image released on the Apex Legends website. It’s a bit hard to make out but fans can clearly see two large tower-like structures, along with an egg-shaped building in the background.

New Legend: Horizon

We’ve expected Horizon for some time since she was teased in Firing Range but now she’s been officially confirmed for Season 7.

The new Stories from The Outlands video reveals her backstory, although it does little to show off how she’ll actually play.

As previously mentioned, there’s been no official confirmation about her abilities, however, her description states that she uses “her newfound mastery of gravity”, which lines up perfectly with the previous leaks for the character, which revealed that uses black holes and gravity lifts to fight other Legends.

New travel mechanic: The Trident

Respawn also revealed something called The Trident and hinted that it was a different way to travel through the new Olympus map but didn’t provide any other details.

Could this be a new fast-travel mechanic or simply a new vehicle allowing players to get around faster? We’ll just have to wait and see. The developer’s official description reads: “Olympus is a big place. Cover ground faster with the Trident. Plenty of room for the whole squad!”

Trident Vehicle in Apex Legends
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First glimpse of the Trident in Apex Legends Season 7.

Season 7 Ranked

Respawn also shared some details about the game’s ranked play for Season 7, including the confirmation that because Olympus will be added to the game, the King’s Canyon map will be removed for now.

While the developer said that there wouldn’t be any major changes for the new season, they have been testing crossplay in Season 6 with a beta period, and will judge the impact of that after the fact.

Clubs

The devs are finally introducing the previously leaked Clubs feature too. There are no exact details on how this feature will work just yet. The description reads: “Find like-minded players, build a community, and Rise Together.

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Clubs are finally coming to Apex Legends.

If previous leaks are to be presumed, then this will work similarly to a clan or guild. You’ll be able to bring together other players in order to more easily find people of similar play-styles, although this has yet to be confirmed.

Apex Legends Season 7 is set to launch on November 4, 2020, which is a week earlier than originally expected.