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Apex Legends leak reveals how Rampart’s abilities will work

Published: 24/Jun/2020 14:30

by Daniel Cleary

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Apex Legends data miner ‘shrugtal’ has revealed some early clues as to how Rampart will fit in Respawn’s battle royale title, sharing some of the effects that his abilities will have on others in-game.

Respawn has currently made 13 playable characters available, following the addition of Loba in Season 5, each with their own playstyle and abilities to help them stand out.

However, there will be many more released in future seasons, and among some of the potential Legends, which were leaked in October, was Rampart, who could be making his entrance in Season 6.

Loba from Apex Legends
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Loba is the latest character to be added to Apex Legends.

While little is known about the lore of the character, Apex Legends leaks have previously teased Rampart as an engineer-based character who will have an incredibly unique ability kit, allowing him to repair items with his rumored ‘Fixer’ melee weapon.

The future Legend might be introduced sooner than expected, after prominent data miner shrugtal revealed that even more of the character’s assets had been added to the game following the latest June 23 patch.

The new leaks revealed a look at a “ton of new rampart assets” and shrugtal later explained that there were some new animations in the files that provided some clues on how the new Legend’s abilities could work.

Rampart’s new fixing mechanic could be a huge boost to characters like Lifeline and Octane, as it was revealed that he could “fix” abilities such as Lifeline’s healing drone during a match.

“I don’t think people have noticed in this image that Rampart has banner animations for: Fixing Lifeline’s Drone, Fixing Octane’s Legs, Friend of a lootbin” shrugtal added.

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Rampart could soon be introduced to Apex Legends.

The Engineer also seems to have some interesting interactions with loot bins that are scattered around in Apex Legends, which may result in the character receiving better loot with his ability kit.

However, as with all leaks, Respawn could still change many of the abilities before releasing the new character and it is still unclear when, if ever, Rampart will be added to the live servers.

Some of the other skills that have been leaked for Rampart’s kit include the engineer’s capabilities to build cover, place mounted turrets, and more, which would likely make him quite a viable pick in Apex Legends.

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Apex Legends players want “throwback weekends” with old versions of maps

Published: 5/Dec/2020 22:33

by Julian Young

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After getting to experience a previous version of World’s Edge in the Winter Express LTM, Apex Legends players want Respawn to introduce “throwback” releases of the game’s maps for them to enjoy.

With Apex Legends’ Holo-Day Bash event in full swing, players have gotten a chance to experience the fan-favorite Winter Express limited-time mode once again, which is set on an older version of World’s Edge.

That version of the map is no longer available in the rotation, of course, but after getting another taste of it in the LTM, the Apex community is asking the developers for more.

“Respawn should give us ‘Throwback Weekends,’ a weekend where a previous iteration of a map is in rotation all weekend long,” Reddit user u/NizzyDeniro suggested.”

Respawn should give us "Throwback Weekends". A Weekend where a Previous Iteration of a Map is in rotation all Weekend long. from apexlegends

Basically, the fan is asking the devs to create a new rotation available on weekends, called “Throwback Weekends,” each one featuring a version of Kings Canyon or World Edge from previous seasons.

Since its launch in February of 2019, both maps have undergone various flurries of changes over the past two years, with numerous popular landing spots and points of interest being revamped, or in some cases, completely removed.

The original Capital City on World’s Edge and Skull Town on Kings Canyon are just examples of iconic locations that players want to enjoy again but can’t because they’re not in the maps’ current iterations. Some players even suggested bringing back content from the original Apex Legends release, with one user saying “Can I get a season 0 Kings Canyon please.”

Apex Legends Kings Canyon Skull Town
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Players want Respawn to bring back old versions of the game’s maps, like Season 0 King’s Canyon.

The post has been well-received, amassing almost 20,000 upvotes as well as hundreds of replies expressing support of the idea. While some expressed doubts on whether this is feasible due to issues of file size and other considerations, the community seems to be overwhelmingly on-board with the suggestion.

One user pointed out that bringing back old maps could help the player base, saying “I think it will bring lots of people online too. Can you imagine Season 3 Cap City now with the new legends?”

The idea could also benefit newer players: “I just started playing the middle of last season. I would love to go back and get to play some of the old maps,” a user said in reply to the concept.

Unfortunately, no one from Respawn has commented or replied to this request yet, despite its growing popularity, so there’s no indication this is in the devs’ plans for now.