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Apex Legends ‘Phoenix Cell’ consumable would make healing much easier

Published: 18/Apr/2020 21:44

by Alan Bernal

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Healing can become much quicker in Apex Legends with the help of a ‘Phoenix Cell’ consumable item that would give a compact boost to players, akin to the Phoenix Kit already in the game.

While the Phoenix Kit takes 10 seconds to use, it gives off a massive payoff with full heals and shields for players willing to wait that long. The obvious downside is the lengthy time to use the item, but the benefits make the wait well worth the time in a lot of situations.

For players who find themselves in more pressing situations, the Phoenix Cell could be a welcomed answer to getting meaningful heals off in a pinch.

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The Phoenix Kits are valuable and rare but take too long to actually use.

User ‘Crish1337’ thought of the concept that shrinks the Phoenix Kit down to a more portable size. The item would let players heal for 25 HP and 25 Shield, one-fourth of what the full-sized consumable allows.

The idea here is to have an item with more flexibility than the Phoenix Kit, but have something with a bit more impact than a simple Syringe or Shield Battery.

With the new type of heal giving a way to replenish two bars in one item, it would let players hold off on the rare kits if they only need to cap off their health bars.

Consumable concept – Pheonix Cell : Heals 25 HP and 25 Shields ( sorry for low res ) from apexlegends

Moreover, with a suggested heal time of five seconds, it would put these items as a clear cut favorite over the multiple items that perform the same functions.

To prevent the Phoenix Cell from being too overpowered, the trick to the item would be how many of them can become stacked in an inventory slot, and the time it takes to apply them.

“I could get behind this,” user ‘Prodigum’ said. “The usage time would have to be higher than both cells and Syringes. Maybe 1.5 seconds more but a good idea nonetheless.”

The Phoenix Cell would shake up the hierarchy of important heals to carry in Apex Legends.

Other members of the Apex community thought the concept was good but didn’t “think this works well with an already oversaturated loot pool and the current inventory space,” according to ‘mnkymnk.’

The Phoenix Cell could be a great way to subtle mix up how fights go down in Apex Legends, but there would need to be some careful planning to properly integrate it in the battle royale.

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What’s coming in Apex Legends Season 7? Horizon, Olympus, Trident, more

Published: 28/Oct/2020 16:43 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 18:42

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is on the horizon, which means a new Legend, new weapons and even a new map. So, here’s everything we know so far.

Since releasing back in February 2019, Apex Legends has cemented itself as one of the premier battle royale games around. 

Season 7 has been moved up a week, now starting on November 4, cutting your time short to complete the battle pass, if you’re still grinding through it.

The new Legend added to the roster, Horizon, will no doubt be the biggest talking point, but fans are eagerly awaiting the new map, Olympus, the vehicle, Trident, weapons, and more. So, here’s everything we know so far about what Season 7 could have in store. 

Rampart with her minigun in Apex Legends
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Rampart joined the party in Apex Legends Season 6, but the countdown is on to Season 7.

Apex Legends Season 7 legend

Horizon is set to become the new Legend in Season 7, joining the roster after her teasers in the Firing Range and most recently in the Ascension trailer. However, Respawn hasn’t as of yet confirmed her abilities, but the trailer showcased a fantastic peek into her skills which will no doubt be a great way to secure the win against your enemies.

Data miners have, however, provided us with a clear indication of what Horizon’s abilities will be like, one being Gravity Lifts, which we got a teaser of in-game.

Horizon in Apex Legends
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Our first look at Horizon in-game in Apex Legends.

Olympus map in Apex Legends Season 7

Respawn also previously treated fans to a small look at the new map, Olympus, via an Instagram Apex Legends effect. With the release of the Ascension trailer on October 28, however, we get a broader view of this stunning map.

The map is bright and highly saturated, full of pink and red-hued trees, lush grass, and gigantic sprawling architecture that will make for a refreshing change from the already fantastic maps available to players in the past.

Olympus is a city in the sky, but it has changed drastically from how it looked before disaster hit it.

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
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Apex Legends is moving to Olympus on Psamanthe in Season 7

Apex Legends buffs in Season 7

In the case of Legend changes, the Respawn team regularly tweaks a few things at the start of each season – be it cutting down a cooldown on a certain ability or giving a legend a brand new passive. 

Pathfinder has already been confirmed to be getting a buff in the near future, and it makes sense that this would come in Season 7. 

Respawn have now also confirmed that Mirage and Rampart will be getting buffs in the new Season, though haven’t given any details on what exactly they will be yet.

New vehicle: The Trident

a new vehicle called the trident that looks like a hovercraft is shown in the new ascension trailer
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The Trident, a hovercraft-style vehicle appears throughout the new Ascension trailer

We have also been treated to a new peak at the Trident; a new vehicle that seems to resemble a hovercraft and can take multiple passengers. This is sure to be a fantastic addition to the arsenal of options available to players in how they traverse the map and get that edge over their enemies.

Season 7 introduces clubs

The official Apex Legends website also confirms Clubs are arriving, which as of now are only described as being a way to “find like-minded players, build a community, and rise together.” It will be interesting to see how these Clubs are developed and what it will mean for those that are in them.

Apex on Steam

With the launch of Season 7, Apex Legends will become available for the first time on Steam, with even greater news: player progress will carry over if you were playing on Origin before. Playing on Steam in Season 7 will also give players special Valve-inspired gun charms. This is a fantastic addition for those who like to utilize Steam as their centralized hub for their gaming.

New weapon type: Gadgets

It has also been suggested that a new weapon type – Gadgets – are also set to appear in Apex Legends in the future.

Reliable data miner Shurgtal pointed out that there is in-game code for Gadgets and suggested that they could be things like smoke grenades that are non-combat throwable items. These haven’t appeared in-game during Season 6, and could be ripe for Season 7.

As we approach the new season, we’ll keep this post updated with any claims from reliable lakers or just flat out confirmed changes from Respawn themselves.