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Apex Legends leak suggests a new map is being worked on

Published: 20/Mar/2019 9:57 Updated: 20/Mar/2019 10:48

by Calum Patterson

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Data miners have found new game files added to Apex Legends which suggest a new map, or possibly multiple maps, are being developed by Respawn, for the popular battle royale game.

Since the update for Season 1 of Apex Legends released on March 19, data miners have been busy digging through the game files to uncover more ‘leaks’ about what Respawn Entertainment has planned.

There’s already been new details on the leaked weapon, the L-STAR EMG, plus more battle pass rewards discovered by data miners too.

Respawn EntertainmentKing’s Canyone is currently the only map in Apex Legends.

The possibility of a new map, in addition to King’s Canyon, has been circling for a while, as well as a leak that suggested a ‘night’ version of the map might also be added.

Following the update on March 19, leakers found clues that hint towards at least one more map option being added, with a ‘map selector’ file.

Additionally, there were also other files such as ‘map_button’ and map_zone_intro_title’, which would perhaps be used as players load into the map.

A ‘Night mode’ was confirmed to be in development after a previous leak, so it’s possible that it might not be a whole new map, but perhaps some time of day or weather options for King’s Canyon?

As with any leak, there’s no guarantee that any of this will see the light of day in-game, as developers will often work on things in the backend, but not always necessarily finalizing them and releasing to the player base.

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Apex Legends YouTuber shows why Horizon’s bunny hops can lead to wins

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:15

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends YouTuber ‘The Gaming Merchant’ showed why Season 7 Legend, Horizon, has the best bunny hop in the game that can be a really big advantage if used correctly.

The longtime Apex content creator saw that Horizon’s bunny hop has a unique attribute to her, which essentially lets her get to full strafe speed much quicker than any other Legend in the game.

“When you combine bunny hopping and Horizon, some crazy things can end up happening,” The Gaming Merchant said, explaining how she had the most “efficient bunny hop style” out of the cast of characters.

Since the Gravitational Manipulator has great air control built into her, she can chain these hops in a consistent manner that lets players rapidly skid across the map at a constant pace, according to the YouTuber.

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Horizon has already proven to have great mobility among the cast of Apex Legends characters.

The YouTuber explained that it usually takes Legends “three hops per turn to get maximum momentum from air strafes.” However, Horizon can get to her max strafing movement in just one hop per turn.

In practice, that means that players don’t have to mix up their movement to achieve the fastest b-hops; instead, they can calculate exactly what path they want to take, knowing that Horizon can reach max speed in any direction.

Showing off how the mechanic works in live matches, The Gaming Merchant can be seen absolutely running circles around entire teams without skipping a beat.

Even more impressive is how Horizon’s bunny hops can still be seamlessly chained even if she falls from high places. While her unique hops amp up her attack, being able to hop away at max speed from a fall can lend a hand when trying to escape a chasing opponent.

Seeing as how diversity in your movement can make or break a match in Apex Legends, this could be a game-changer for Horizon mains if used correctly.

We’ve already seen some tricks uncovered with Horizon’s ability kit, like the Gravity Lift in certain places, that gives her tricky moves to deal with as an opponent.

Now it looks like Apex Legends players have another way to squeeze out that extra movement speed from the game’s latest character to join the battle royale.