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Apex Legends map glitch lets you land outside of World’s Edge

Published: 29/Apr/2020 23:19

by Theo Salaun

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A newly discovered Apex Legends glitch allows players to land (and even hang out) on the rocks that are outside of the base World’s Edge map.

World’s Edge is a big map – about 150 percent the size of Apex Legends’ first map, King’s Canyon. But some aren’t satisfied with the map’s size and, as demonstrated by Redditor ‘AloeSnazzy,’ are willing to test its outmost extents of travel.

While King’s Canyon already had a significant 15 points of interest, World’s Edge ups the ante with a full 19. Bordered by rocky terrain, the combat perimeter is generally constrained to various buildings and some spicy lava settings.

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Apex Legends’ World’s Edge map is full of lava, cities and bordered by tempting mountaintops.

 

Typically, when you land on a mountaintop that is too elevated, or too far away to be intended for gameplay, the game notifies you that you are “not in the battle zone” and deploys a countdown timer. At the end of that countdown timer, you are kicked from the match.

This makes sense, as developers don’t want players using unfair vantage points in a battle royale predicated on equal footing.

However, ‘AloeSnazzy’ has discovered that some mountaintops, far outside the traditional battle zone, are accessible without being kicked—an obvious glitch in the void.

You can get on the rocks outside of Worlds Edge 🙂 from apexlegends

 

By deploying past the top of the map, westward of Survey Camp and directly north of Skyhook, a player can casually descend atop the bordering topography.

Although it’s an interesting glitch, there fortunately seems to be no perk to landing out there, as you are immediately trapped upon doing so. Given its distance, you can’t jump to reach legal land or even, as Pathfinder, zipline to safety. 

There are only two real uses for this glitch: 1) You can land there and, circle permitting, survive for long enough to earn some easy placement points. 2) You can troll your friends as squad leader and show off some nifty, fairly useless map awareness.

World's Edge's lava biome.
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A fiery lava biome engulfs the South-West side of World’s Edge.

 

It’s not clear that any circle patterns really make this bug particularly helpful, but it’s still bound to get patched out by Respawn Entertainment. Since it should be a relatively simple fix, be sure to troll your trusting squadmates sooner rather than later if you are so inclined.

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.