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Apex Legends Quest leak reveals what players are hunting for in Season 5

Published: 20/May/2020 11:49

by Calum Patterson


The new Quests in Apex Legends Season 5 is now properly underway, as players have been looking for their first artifact for the Broken Ghost. As expected though, data miners have gone ahead of the program and leaked what’s in store.

Spoiler Warning: If you don’t want to have the story of the Season 5 Quest spoiled, you may want to avoid reading on. While the entire Quest isn’t leaked, it may ruin some of your excitement about what’s to come.

Some players have been keen to avoid seeing spoilers for the Quest, to keep the suspense going all season long. Although it will be difficult to avoid totally once players start finding more and more.

As the name ‘Broken Ghost’ teased, a lot of Apex Legends players who also played Titanfall expected this to have something to do with Ash, the Simulacrum from the Titanfall series.

We’ve already had indications that Ash would be coming to Apex Legends in some way, after leakers found weapon charms for every Legend, as well as one for Ash (despite her not being a Legend in the game at all).

Ash in Titanfall 2

Data miner Biast12 has uncovered that the artifacts players are finding each week are part of a model for Ash. He explains that the parts make up the head, with the file named ‘ash_head_1’.


Who is Ash?

Just like Revenant, Ash is a simulacrum. She was a member of the Apex Predators, the unit run by Kuben Blisk. For Apex fans, you may know Blisk as the founder of the Apex Games.

Some are speculating that Ash could be added as a Legend, perhaps to help Loba take on Revenant in the story of the game. However, Ash has never been found as one of the leaked Legends in the game files (unlike characters like Blisk, Rampart and Valk.)

Blisk in Apex Legends trailer.
Ash was one of Blisk’s lieutenants in the Apex Predators.

Really, we don’t know what it means or what role Ash might play in the story of Apex Legends. As Season 5 unfolds and players get deeper into the Broken Ghost Quest, we should understand more.

We’re expecting either Rampart or Blisk to be the new Legend for Season 6, though this is still purely speculation at this stage.

It wasn’t that long ago that Respawn pulled a fast one on everyone, revealing Forge as the Season 4 Legend, before having Revenant murder him and take his place. Who knows what they have planned next.

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Apex Legends players want “throwback weekends” with old versions of maps

Published: 5/Dec/2020 22:33

by Julian Young


After getting to experience a previous version of World’s Edge in the Winter Express LTM, Apex Legends players want Respawn to introduce “throwback” releases of the game’s maps for them to enjoy.

With Apex Legends’ Holo-Day Bash event in full swing, players have gotten a chance to experience the fan-favorite Winter Express limited-time mode once again, which is set on an older version of World’s Edge.

That version of the map is no longer available in the rotation, of course, but after getting another taste of it in the LTM, the Apex community is asking the developers for more.

“Respawn should give us ‘Throwback Weekends,’ a weekend where a previous iteration of a map is in rotation all weekend long,” Reddit user u/NizzyDeniro suggested.”

Respawn should give us "Throwback Weekends". A Weekend where a Previous Iteration of a Map is in rotation all Weekend long. from apexlegends

Basically, the fan is asking the devs to create a new rotation available on weekends, called “Throwback Weekends,” each one featuring a version of Kings Canyon or World Edge from previous seasons.

Since its launch in February of 2019, both maps have undergone various flurries of changes over the past two years, with numerous popular landing spots and points of interest being revamped, or in some cases, completely removed.

The original Capital City on World’s Edge and Skull Town on Kings Canyon are just examples of iconic locations that players want to enjoy again but can’t because they’re not in the maps’ current iterations. Some players even suggested bringing back content from the original Apex Legends release, with one user saying “Can I get a season 0 Kings Canyon please.”

Apex Legends Kings Canyon Skull Town
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Players want Respawn to bring back old versions of the game’s maps, like Season 0 King’s Canyon.

The post has been well-received, amassing almost 20,000 upvotes as well as hundreds of replies expressing support of the idea. While some expressed doubts on whether this is feasible due to issues of file size and other considerations, the community seems to be overwhelmingly on-board with the suggestion.

One user pointed out that bringing back old maps could help the player base, saying “I think it will bring lots of people online too. Can you imagine Season 3 Cap City now with the new legends?”

The idea could also benefit newer players: “I just started playing the middle of last season. I would love to go back and get to play some of the old maps,” a user said in reply to the concept.

Unfortunately, no one from Respawn has commented or replied to this request yet, despite its growing popularity, so there’s no indication this is in the devs’ plans for now.