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Apex Legends leak reveals possible new ‘town takeover’ event

Published: 16/Nov/2019 20:43

by Alan Bernal

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The Apex Legends devs are planning big things for their battle royale, which could include a new Town Takeover, according to leaks.

Respawn Entertainment’s Town Takeovers have been a popular fixture with the Apex fan base since the inaugural edition on Kings Canyon when Octane came into the game. Since then, the devs experimented with Takeovers featuring original Legends from the roster with great effect.

Seeing as the community love the character-specific Town Takeovers or in-game events like Pathfinder’s Shadowfall LTM, it’s no surprise that the devs would want to bring it back for another Legend of their roster.

Respawn EntertainmentIt would be interesting to see an LTM or Town Takeover centered around the game’s Holographic Trickster.

A deep dive into the game’s latest files by known leaker ‘That1MiningGuy’ explored a possible upcoming event that will task players to “Capture the Train” on World’s Edge.

That1MiningGuy found evidence for an upcoming points-based King-of-the-Hill mode on the map’s moving train.

It seems like players will have to “capture the train to earn points,” with new “spawn regions” to get back into the game.

“So you are not going to have to go and respawn your allies in an actual beacon in this mode,” That1MiningGuy said. “It looks like there’s going to be like a designated area or a set of designated areas where you will go respawn your teammates.”

If it’s an official Town Takeover, it will be the first one to be mobile, seeing as a popular feature of the World’s Edge train is its constant movement around the map.

Although nothing is conclusive, the language for voice line texts makes it seem like Mirage will have a heavy influence on an in-game event soon.

via That1MiningGuyA ton of code found by the Apex Legends leaker suggests a new mode could be coming soon.

The leak has various “announcements” which strongly links this LTM or Town Takeover to Mirage simply going by the Legend’s classic humor.

“The other squads better be a-freight. BADUM-TSSS,” one line says with another one indicating a draw by saying “that really went off the rails.”

No other character in Apex is as comfortable with puns and quips like that other than Octane, but he’s already had a turn in the spotlight, as That1MiningGuy pointed out.

In either case, it seems like development into another in-game mode for Apex Legends is getting worked on and with any luck it’ll be arriving soon, possibly in times for another holiday event.

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Apex Legends drops first teaser for Season 8 Legend and new planet

Published: 16/Jan/2021 10:30 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 11:36

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends is in the final stretch of Season 7, now gearing up for Season 8. That means Respawn are starting to roll out teasers for the next Legend, possible new modes, and even another planet.

On January 15, Apex Legends released a new version of the classic Kings Canyon map out of the blue. On it, Mirage Voyage was back, but there was also some interesting teasers in the sky.

Then, later that same day, they posted on social media what looks to be our first clue about what’s coming in Season 8.

This new teaser mentions Salvo, which we’ve heard about before in Apex Legends. It also features a handshake – and the hands are potentially our first look at the Season 8 Legend.

Season 8 teaser

This teaser wasn’t in-game, but instead posted on the official Apex Legends Twitter and Instagram accounts. It was captioned ‘New Blood’ – possibly a hint at ‘new blood’ joining the Apex games.

In the teaser, we see a handshake between someone representing the planet Salvo, and someone representing the Syndicate. If you’re unaware, the Syndicate are the people behind the Apex Games.

The text reads “The Syndicate and Salvo… Unified at Last. Approved by the Committee of Unification Board.” If you’re confused about what this means we’ll explain below. The image is then stamped with the logo of Salvo M.C. (presumably Salvo Motorcycle Club).

What is Salvo in Apex Legends?

Salvo is another planet in the Outlands, and one that has been independent of the Syndicate, up until now. The most important information we have about Salvo comes from a letter that was on Wattson’s desk. The letter read:

“I am writing to inform you that Salvo – which rejected the Mercenary Syndicate’s position to join Syndicate Space in 2722 – is now being guided by new leadership sympathizers to the cause of peace within the Outlands.

Talks with this new administration was prolonged, but ultimately fruitful; as of today, the Mercenary Syndicate Treaty has been amended, and Salvo will become the seventh world to join Syndicate Space.

Salvo brings with it [redacted]. In the coming [redacted] Office of Public Relations will be rolling out a social [redacted] to dispel inaccuracies about [redacted] to create an appropriate [redacted] for their integration into the Syndicate, [redacted] including exciting new developments within the Apex Games.

At this time do not correspond with the Legends regarding this matter. Expect further instructions [redacted] our office in the days to come.”

Salvo on Wattson's desk
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The letter on Wattson’s desk told us about Salvo and the Syndicate.

Is Salvo a new map?

This is unlikely, at least for the time being. We just got a new map for Season 7 after all. Salvo is a planet too, rather than a singular location (e.g. Olympus is a city on the planet Psamathe).

Season 8 Legend

More likely, Salvo is the home planet of the new Legend, who data miners believe will be called Fuse, and whose abilities will be about explosives (which would actually tie into the name ‘salvo’.)

Another hint is the spaceship we can now see above the map on Kings Canyon and Olympus. The ship has a message which reads simply ‘Salvo Joins Syndicate.’

Expect to see more teasers about Season 8, Salvo and the new Legend in the coming weeks. Season 8 is due to begin in early February, to tie in with the two-year anniversary of Apex Legends.