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Apex Legends leak reveals new weapon ammo type “coming soon”

Published: 25/Mar/2020 12:00

by Andy Williams

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Apex Legends leaker ‘KralRindo’ has uncovered a new weapon ammo type that is apparently “coming soon” to the Apex Games – hinting at potential new weapons in the future.

Apex Legends fans delved into a plethora of content during the System Override Collection Event, which debuted Octane’s brand-new Heirloom.

On top of the Adrenaline Junkie’s new Butterfly Knife, 24 event-limited cosmetics were also up for grabs, which left fans wanting more.

Octane's Butterfly Knife Heirloom in Apex Legends.
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Octane is the fifth character to receive a Heirloom in Apex Legends.

Thanks to leaker KralRindo, it doesn’t look like fans will have to wait too long before the game’s meta is shaken up once again.

After unveiling a number of voice lines and in-game quips for eight unreleased weapons, the leaker has hinted that new weapon ammo types are “coming soon.”

Explosive ammo is set to join the five existing types of ammunition in the Apex Games, behind the recently added ‘Sniper’ ammo type used for the likes of the Sentinel and Longbow DMR.

Apex Legends weapon ammo types.
KralRindo (Reddit)
Each of the weapon ammo types, including the newly leaked Explosive ammo (far right-hand side).

Correlating the leaked voice lines for the unreleased weapons, it appears that the Explosive ammo could be used for the EM-4 Cold War Grenade Launcher, the Archer Heavy Rocket and R-6P Softball AAGL respectively.

Each of these are heavy-duty weapons plucked from the Titanfall universe, designed to work as anti-Titan measures.

Bear in mind that Respawn may decide to tweak each of the weapons to suit the needs of the Apex Games (i.e., anti-Titan measures aren’t necessarily required in Apex Legends).

Of course, it’s worth noting that leaks such as this must be taken with a pinch of salt. For context, Respawn recently admitted that they included a trail of false breadcrumbs in the game’s files to “misdirect dataminers” into false pretenses.

Although, a completely overhauled weapon set would certainly shake up the current meta considerably.

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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

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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.