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Hidden Apex Legends map deciphered from popular weapon skin

Published: 13/Jun/2019 23:58 Updated: 14/Jun/2019 0:04

by Alan Bernal

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The Apex Legends devs have tons in store for their fan base, but a map discovered from a popular line of skins is making a lot of people wonder how the game could expand in the future.

The hit title initially swept the battle royale scene when it launched on February 4, but was quickly marred by fans for a serious lack of new content that soured the experience for many players.

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Respawn Entertainment has started giving their players tons of renewed hope for the game with the highly anticipated launch of Season 2 on the way, but it looks like the devs have a lot more real estate to play with outside of Kings Canyon.

FrozenFroh via RedditThe Navigator skin that has the images of the map on it.

In a Reddit post, user ‘FrozenFroh’ pieced together the datamined images of the Navigator skin and gave one of the most complete looks for Solace, the homeworld of both Gibraltar and Mirage as well as the Apex Games.

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Looking at the map, Kings Canyon is just a sliver of territory compared to the overall image which features muddled images of beasts that are believed to be the Leviathans, Flyers and Prowlers.

Moreover, the marking that seems to be denoting the location of Kings Canyon on the map appears twice in the full image, with the second missing the crown. This could be a subtle way for Respawn to hint at a future location for the Apex Games, but there still isn’t anything to confirm that.

As players know, there are Leviathans prominently featured in a match’s backdrop, and the map reflects that with a symbol for the beast close by. However, there is also an image of Titanfall’s Prowler which looks to be a bit too close to comfort to Kings Canyon.

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FrozenFroh via RedditImage showing how the geography on Solace might look like.

What’s coming in Season 2 of Apex Legends?

While a new map and the presence of Prowlers haven’t been confirmed by the Respawn developers, there are tons of new content that we know are right around the corner.

EA LivestreamThe L-Star is said to be too “OP,” so it will only be available through care packages.

Players already got a good glimpse at upcoming legend Wattson, and while there have been tons of leaks leading up to its reveal, the L-Star weapon will also be making its debut in Season 2.

Hopefully FrozenFroh’s map will turn out to be a precursor for bigger and better things to come for Apex Legends, but time will tell how the devs decide to expand their title with future updates.

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Why Wattson’s pylon ability is “eating” grenades in Apex Legends

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:01

by Tanner Pierce

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After players seem to be confused about the Apex Legends character Wattson “eating” grenades, a fan has taken to Reddit to explain just exactly what is going on – and the answer is a bit more complicated than it might seem at first glance.

Confusing special abilities are always bound to happen, especially in games like Apex Legends, where every characters ability is different. Wattson, who has been a part of the game since Season 2, is a perfect example of a character who has some crazy abilities, but can be a bit confusing for some players.

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For those that don’t know, she can place down an “Interception Pylon” which blocks incoming grenades, equipment, etc. in order to protect you, similar to a Trophy System from the Call of Duty franchise. Some people have been confused by this ability, claiming it’s destroying or “eating” their own grenades, which is definitely a bit peculiar. Now, thanks to a player, there’s finally a decent explanation for what’s going on.

Wattson Season 2 cinematic
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Wattson, who was added to the game over a year ago, has the ability to stop grenades.

Interception Pylon eating grenades?

According to Reddit user u/Jameso4e, who is a self-proclaimed Wattson main with 3,500 kills, there two different circles which appear when a player places the Pylon, one that destroys only “incoming” grenades/equipment and one that destroys all of them.

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The outer rings is the one that destroys all equipment, meaning players should be looking to avoid standing near that one when throwing their grenades inside of the two circles. In layman’s terms, you’ll have to watch where you’re positioned if you don’t want the Pylon to “eat” your grenades.

In a video made by Jameso4e demonstrating the problem, players can very clearly see two circles. When he stands closer to the inner circle, he has no problem throwing grenades out but when he stands near the outer circle, the equipment gets “eaten”. While that may sound a bit confusing at first, once you practice, it seems to be pretty easy to master.

As to why the ability causing this, nobody really knows, but the user theorizes that it’s due to bugs. It’s been over a year since Wattson was added to the game, so here’s hoping that now that the ability has been explained, more people understand it.

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