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Apex Legends players suggest Hop-Up rework to “clear the loot pool”

Published: 15/Sep/2020 1:41

by Alan Bernal

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The Apex Legends community are floating an idea to rework Hop-Ups, consolidating the amount of items needed to encompass the weapon attachments. People are supporting the change, since it could vastly reduce the loot pool in the battle royale.

Other than Rampart’s Graffiti Mod that ushered her arrival in Season 6, there are five Hop-Ups in Apex that either buffs or modifies the gun it’s attached to. While the items can be game-changing, their prevalence on the map can be troublesome at times.

Looting can become tedious after going through multiple rooms just to find different iterations of a Hop-Up you don’t need.

It’s for this reason that Redditor ‘O0804’ decided to reconfigure the attachments into just a couple of options that would pick up the work for the rest.

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The Havoc uses two Hop-Ups in the Turbocharger and Selectfire Reciever.

“An idea I had for reducing hop-ups to clear the loot pool a little bit,” they said. Although there were people quick to point out inherent problems, it’s a concept that could be restructured to help out Apex’s loot.

Splitting the items would create two Hop-Up modules. The concept proposed having the Hammerpoint and Skull Piercer, possibly with the Disruptor Rounds, in one item; while the other Hop-Up would substitutes Selectfire, Double Tap Trigger, Turbocharger, and Ancil Receiver.

The idea was quickly signal boosted to the tune of nearly 14k upvotes at the time of writing, and had a lot of public support for the Respawn developers to explore.

“I really like this concept, as it would eliminate finding useless Hammerpoints when loot searching allows me to focus more on killing,” another person wrote. “Switching from the gun you have to the gun you want would be slicker as well as it would eliminate backpack hoarding.”

O0804 via Reddit
The idea would combine the Hop-Ups into just two items.

Of course, others were quick to add their suggestion to avoid complications with the Havoc, for example, that can either have the Select Fire or Turbocharger.

In either case, the benefits of the change piqued players’ interest since it could lead to faster looting, better chances of finding a useful item, and the like.

It’ll be interesting to see if Respawn actually pursues this kind of change to the Hop-Ups that would be popular among many people in the community.

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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.