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Apex Legends: Lava and ice map changes teased for Season 3 Meltdown

Published: 21/Sep/2019 18:09 Updated: 21/Sep/2019 18:51

by Alan Bernal


New clues for Apex Legends Season 3 Meltdown are starting to convince some players that Kings Canyon is going to get a huge change to its layout by incorporating lava and ice.

The Apex Legends community is hyped for what Season 3 of the battle royale will bring, which will definitely include new Apex Games contestant Crypto alongside any other calamity his presence will surely bring to the landscape.

But a few hints from the Italian Apex Legends Season 3 site could hold a telling sign of what players will be in for when the next chapter of the game gets underway.

Respawn EntertainmentThe English variant of the Apex Legends Season 3 site.

In a Reddit post, user ‘FrostBurn303’ found an interesting use of words on the Apex Legends page when translating the words into English.

“‘Sbaraglia i nemici e esplora scenari di lava e ghiaccio,’ FrostBurn303 noted as they investigated what they found. “Which translates into ‘Eliminate enemies and explore lava and ice scenarios’”

via FrostBurn303 RedditThe Italian version of the Apex Legends Season 3 site with a small to the text which might not be a total coincidence.

Meanwhile, the native English portion of the site for that portion says “Show off your skills in the new series of Ranked mode. Drop in hot and put your enemies on ice!”

Even though there are some correlations between the two taglines, the user pointed out the apparent distinction in the Italian version of the site: “I translated the page to English so I could post this here, but apparently in the English version it’s a bit different.”

The English version seems to intentionally include “hot” and “ice” to encourage players to drop into the new Ranked Series 2, but the Italian translation gives the tagline a completely different meaning.

Respawn EntertainmentClues indicate that Crypto isn’t done messing with the Apex Games.

Before Respawn settled on the official name of Meltdown, leaked game files linked Season 3 to a different moniker of ‘Fire and Ice.’

We’ve already seen the chaos Crypto created before he even entered the game, since he was the main catalyst for Season 2’s wild changes throughout the map.

Season 3 could see the covert hacker create even more disastrous situations that includes lava and ice in Kings Canyon, as he enters the game to fight while staying “out of the spotlight.”

It won’t be long before Crypto fully enters the game and players can experience the full effects of Season 3’s new changes in Apex Legends.

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Apex Legends is adding a no-guns LTM in Season 7: Olympus Preview

Published: 30/Oct/2020 18:52 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 21:23

by Tanner Pierce


If you saw the new Apex Legends map called Olympus and thought to yourself “I’d like to explore that without having to deal with annoying enemies”, then Respawn Entertainment has the perfect solution: a no-weapon LTM called Olympus Preview.

With the start of Season 7, Respawn Entertainment is adding a brand new map to Apex Legends called Olympus. After being rumored for quite a while now, the developers finally confirmed the news during the Season 7 trailer, and gave fans an even deeper dive into the map during the gameplay reveal.

While that’s all well and good, being forced to jump into a map that you don’t know and immediately fight other players trying to experience the same thing is always a bit annoying in battle royale games. Luckily, the developers seem to have a solution, and it’s a cool concept.

New Olympus Preview LTM

With the start of Season 7, Respawn will be including a new limited-time mode called Olympus Preview, which will allow players to explore and experience everything the new map has to offer without having to deal with other opponents that immediately try to kill you.

The new 30-player mode will give fans an opportunity to jump into the map and test it out to their heart’s content. They’ll even be able to test the circles.

When a new map gets added to a battle royale game, not just Apex Legends, a lot of players just want a few matches to explore and experience it before having to fight others, so this helps solve that problem.

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Soon players will be able to jump into the new Apex map thanks to a weapon-free mode called Olympus Preview.

It also helps fans familiarize themselves with it so that they aren’t jumping in completely blind. The first Ranked split will be on Olympus too, so if you’re a competitive player, this new LTM comes highly recommended.

It’ll be interesting to see Apex continues this trend as time goes on. Obviously, that would require them to keep adding new maps but, nevertheless, it’s a fun concept to say the least.