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Apex Legends: New leaked ‘Evolving’ shield will be better than gold armor

Published: 4/Sep/2019 20:13 Updated: 5/Sep/2019 1:20

by Alan Bernal


An Apex Legends leak is signaling the possible inclusion of a new kind of armor that would give players a much better alternative than the Gold Body Shield.

Respawn Entertainment have been navigating extremely rough waters with their community due to issues arising with microtransactions, coveted loot locked behind paywalls, bugs found throughout the game, and more.

But the devs are slowly gaining back favor among their fans since the introduction of the Voidwalker event has been giving a ton of players to jump back into the Apex Games. And it looks like Respawn is keeping the hype train going by adding more fan-requested items. 

Respawn EntertainmentWhile the Gold Body Shield is elusive, it doesn’t give that many added benefits over Purple armor.

YouTuber ‘The Gaming Merchant’ highlighted files in the game with the tag “Evolving Body Shield” which could be the answer to players unsatisfied with what the high tier Gold Body Shield delivers.

“For the Evolving Armor,” The Gaming Merchant explained what he found in the game’s files. “It starts at 150 (damage absorbed). It starts at Level 1 but it gains strength with more kills.”

He goes on to say that as a player gains kills the armor would evolve into its next level, giving more defensive benefits each time. This would eventually ramp up all the way to level 4 which would give players a staggering 125 extra health.

Needless to say, this would be an incredibly popular item for high-kill players who look for early eliminations by dropping into highly populated areas of King’s Canyon.

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The details of this leaked Evolving Body Shield are still murky, and in general, should be taken with a grain of salt. But the prospect of giving Legends over 200 points of damage would make some players near-unstoppable.

For a long time, the Apex Legends community have been asking for a revamped take to the game’s highest tier armor since it feels pretty underwhelming, especially in late-game situations.

While the leak isn’t a direct fix to the Legendary Body Shield, it would definitely be a worthwhile alternative to pick up if a player trusts their fragging abilities.

An item like the Evolving Body Shields would definitely give players an incentive to look for more fights and only make Apex Legends more exciting to play.

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What’s coming in Apex Legends Season 7? Horizon, Olympus, Trident, more

Published: 28/Oct/2020 16:43 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 18:42

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends Season 7 is on the horizon, which means a new Legend, new weapons and even a new map. So, here’s everything we know so far.

Since releasing back in February 2019, Apex Legends has cemented itself as one of the premier battle royale games around. 

Season 7 has been moved up a week, now starting on November 4, cutting your time short to complete the battle pass, if you’re still grinding through it.

The new Legend added to the roster, Horizon, will no doubt be the biggest talking point, but fans are eagerly awaiting the new map, Olympus, the vehicle, Trident, weapons, and more. So, here’s everything we know so far about what Season 7 could have in store. 

Rampart with her minigun in Apex Legends
Rampart joined the party in Apex Legends Season 6, but the countdown is on to Season 7.

Apex Legends Season 7 legend

Horizon is set to become the new Legend in Season 7, joining the roster after her teasers in the Firing Range and most recently in the Ascension trailer. However, Respawn hasn’t as of yet confirmed her abilities, but the trailer showcased a fantastic peek into her skills which will no doubt be a great way to secure the win against your enemies.

Data miners have, however, provided us with a clear indication of what Horizon’s abilities will be like, one being Gravity Lifts, which we got a teaser of in-game.

Horizon in Apex Legends
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Our first look at Horizon in-game in Apex Legends.

Olympus map in Apex Legends Season 7

Respawn also previously treated fans to a small look at the new map, Olympus, via an Instagram Apex Legends effect. With the release of the Ascension trailer on October 28, however, we get a broader view of this stunning map.

The map is bright and highly saturated, full of pink and red-hued trees, lush grass, and gigantic sprawling architecture that will make for a refreshing change from the already fantastic maps available to players in the past.

Olympus is a city in the sky, but it has changed drastically from how it looked before disaster hit it.

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
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Apex Legends is moving to Olympus on Psamanthe in Season 7

Apex Legends buffs in Season 7

In the case of Legend changes, the Respawn team regularly tweaks a few things at the start of each season – be it cutting down a cooldown on a certain ability or giving a legend a brand new passive. 

Pathfinder has already been confirmed to be getting a buff in the near future, and it makes sense that this would come in Season 7. 

Respawn have now also confirmed that Mirage and Rampart will be getting buffs in the new Season, though haven’t given any details on what exactly they will be yet.

New vehicle: The Trident

a new vehicle called the trident that looks like a hovercraft is shown in the new ascension trailer
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The Trident, a hovercraft-style vehicle appears throughout the new Ascension trailer

We have also been treated to a new peak at the Trident; a new vehicle that seems to resemble a hovercraft and can take multiple passengers. This is sure to be a fantastic addition to the arsenal of options available to players in how they traverse the map and get that edge over their enemies.

Season 7 introduces clubs

The official Apex Legends website also confirms Clubs are arriving, which as of now are only described as being a way to “find like-minded players, build a community, and rise together.” It will be interesting to see how these Clubs are developed and what it will mean for those that are in them.

Apex on Steam

With the launch of Season 7, Apex Legends will become available for the first time on Steam, with even greater news: player progress will carry over if you were playing on Origin before. Playing on Steam in Season 7 will also give players special Valve-inspired gun charms. This is a fantastic addition for those who like to utilize Steam as their centralized hub for their gaming.

New weapon type: Gadgets

It has also been suggested that a new weapon type – Gadgets – are also set to appear in Apex Legends in the future.

Reliable data miner Shurgtal pointed out that there is in-game code for Gadgets and suggested that they could be things like smoke grenades that are non-combat throwable items. These haven’t appeared in-game during Season 6, and could be ripe for Season 7.

As we approach the new season, we’ll keep this post updated with any claims from reliable lakers or just flat out confirmed changes from Respawn themselves.