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Apex Legends devs reveal Season 2 patch size ahead of Battle Charge launch

Published: 2/Jul/2019 1:23 Updated: 2/Jul/2019 8:14

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends is getting ready for the next season of the battle royale and players now know how much space they’ll need on their hard drives for the hefty Battle Charge patch.

The Apex Legends community is amped for the next season of the game that’s going to be bringing loads of content when Battle Charge takes over King’s Canyon.

While there’s going to be a massive amount of chaos spread throughout the Apex Games as revealed in the season’s trailers, players might want to be prepared for the hit that’ll take when downloading the imminent update.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Apex Legends map is going to see a ton of changes come in the next season.

In a July 1 announcement, Respawn community manager ‘Jayfresh’ revealed just how big the patch is going to be for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

“We also wanted to give you all a heads up before Season 2 starts tomorrow that the update will be a pretty big download,” Jayfresh said. “Below are the estimates for the update you’ll need to download tomorrow for Season 2: X1 and PS4: 20+ GB. PC: 18+ GB.”

Players aren’t mistaken with that number, Season 2 is going to bring a whole swarm of content that’s going to bring a heavy toll to storage drives among the community.

Respawn EntertainmentThe big update are sure to introduce improvements that will hopefully make the game run smoothly in the heat of battle.

“As we continue to work on Apex, we add content and code to the game,” Jayfresh said. “We also find improvements that make existing content fit in less space or get processed faster, which means the way we store the content changes, making it effectively ‘new’ content.”

Hopefully these improvements will be readily noticeable when Season 2 comes out, as players are sure to swarm the game’s servers en mass to experience the fresh batch of content.

What will be in Season 2 of Apex Legends?

Players already have a good outline of what’s to come in the new season, making the enormous 18+ GB patches well justified in its size.

The community are sure to be seeing a lot of people trying out the upcoming legend Wattson, who will have a lot on her hands along with the other characters taming the wildlife of King’s Canyon while competing in the Apex Games.

Respawn EntertainmentBattle Charge will have new elements in combat for players to look out for.

New weapons to master will also be coming to the game, which will be just in time seeing as Ranked Leagues will finally be added to the battle royale.

Regardless, July 2 can’t come soon enough for Apex Legends fans who are sure to pour in hundreds of hours in the game when the new season rolls out.

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Respawn shuts down Titanfall 3 rumors – but there’s good news too

Published: 31/Oct/2020 19:52 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 20:09

by Julian Young

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In the face of several recent leaks claiming that a new entry in the Titanfall series is in development, Apex Legends game director, Chad Grenier, has confirmed Titanfall 3 is not being worked on.

Over the last several months, data-miners have been hard at work uncovering Apex Legends secrets ahead of the highly anticipated Season 7 release, including information related to the new season’s vehicles, weapon attachments, and the new Olympus map and Horizon Legend.

In addition to the details surrounding the new content, several leakers reported evidence that Respawn developers were also actively working on the next title in the Titanfall series.

Speaking in an interview ahead of Season 7’s launch, Chad Grenier, Game Director of the studio’s hit battle royale, refuted these claims and said that Respawn has no new Titanfall games in the works.

No plans for Titanfall 3 confirmed by Respawn
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Despite recent leaks, Respawn confirms Titanfall 3 is not in development.

No luck for hopeful Titanfall 3 fans

In the interview with Eurogamer, Grenier spoke at length about the new features and systems coming to Apex Legends with the release of Season 7, Ascension, on November 4.

Grenier specifically outlined the transition of Olympus from a Titanfall 3 concept to the third map being released for the BR. However, when asked about the studio’s plans for a new entry in the Titanfall series, the Game Director openly stated “nobody is currently working on Titanfall 3.”

He also spoke about the more distant future of the battle royale title, confirming that Respawn is working on content for five more seasons after the release of S7, and has plans for additional content beyond that.

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With its Steam release, Titanfall 2 saw a surge in new players.

Apex Legends to fill the void?

Grenier’s confirmation that Titanfall 3 is not in active development pours cold water on leaks and rumors that it was in the works. However, in the same interview, Grenier mentioned that Respawn has plans to make Apex Legends more than just a battle royale, and that fans of Titanfall will be very excited about what is to come.

“Apex is in the Titanfall universe. So we’re always bringing things from Titanfall into Apex,” he said, highlighting Ash in the Season 5 quest. “So we get to bring a lot of the stuff that we enjoy in Titanfall into Apex. Looking at future seasons and animated shorts, and things that are coming out next year, I think any Titanfall fan is gonna be super excited.”

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Apex Legends Season 7, Ascension, is slated for release on November 4, 2020.

While the Titanfall series is considered a classic FPS and maintains a dedicated core player base (with a recent Steam release providing a huge influx of new Pilots as well), Respawn has remained tight-lipped on their plans for the franchise since the initial release of Apex Legends.

While data miners may continue to find evidence of a new title in the works, Titanfall fans could be in for a long spell of disappointment in their wait for official confirmation from Respawn.