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New gameplay trailer for Apex Legends Season 3 reveals map and skins

Published: 28/Sep/2019 9:55 Updated: 28/Sep/2019 10:20

by Andy Williams

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Respawn Entertainment have released a new gameplay trailer showcasing the brand-new map, World’s Edge, alongside a plethora of new content that will be coming to Apex Legends during Season 3.

Following the release of the cinematic trailer which unveiled World’s Edge in all of its glory, a gameplay trailer has since been posted, revealing a deeper insight into exactly what’s in-store as part of Season 3: Meltdown, set to go live on October 1. 

The trailer – which was posted prematurely, due to an accidental leak – highlights various areas of the new map, alongside providing some clues and key details that will manifest throughout Season 3.

EAWorld’s Edge provides a dynamic environment for players to do battle in.

From the offset, Crypto displays his unrelenting aggression that has been fueled by the abduction of his beloved sister, by taking down Bloodhound in merciless fashion.

Subsequently, the camera pans around World’s Edge as it presents the varied terrain within. Set in an overgrown metropolis, the bold contrast between a molten–infused industrial plant and the icy suburbs, will pose a challenging environment for Legends.

Alongside revealing a more in-depth look at World’s Edge, the trailer also provides an insight into the user interface behind Crypto’s drone ability, which supports a chargeable EMP blast that is designed to take down enemy shields.

Moreover, a cargo train is doing the rounds throughout the trailer, which seems like an easy method of transportation around the new map, immediately hinting at increased accessibility to fast–paced gunfights.

Screenshot (Respawn Entertainment/EA)The heads-up-display (HUD) as part of Crypto’s aerial drone.

Respawn have also added a vertical element of transportation with the introduction of geysers that are designed to propel players into the air, allowing them to glide in the air to another location. 

Of course, this will close the gap between other characters and Pathfinder, whose grapple hook and zipline combo have always provided the charismatic MRVN with a movement advantage.

First look at the new Meltdown–themed skins

In-light of the embered districts and snow-capped regions within World’s Edge, two fan-favorite characters have received an apt skin overhaul: Lifeline and Pathfinder.

Screenshot (Respawn Entertainment/EA)Lifeline has lava surging through her veins while Pathfinder is as cold as ice.

Players will likely have to unlock these skins through the battle pass that will become available with the new season. Meltdown is set to kick-off on October 1st, where players will finally have access to the much anticipated new map.

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Apex Legends stand by ban after LuLuLuvely reports “innocent” player

Published: 22/Oct/2020 21:39

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment have said they stand by a ban ruling that caused controversy in the Apex Legends community, after NRG streamer ‘LuLuLuvely’ reported a player who protested their innocence on Reddit.

After a hacker mowed down a team of streamers including Lulu, the NRG content creator immediately filed a report to Respawn’s security team member Conor ‘Hideouts’ Ford to sort the situation.

According to LuLuLuvely, her claim included a clip that clearly shows the enemy Gibraltar blatantly hacking. However, the person playing Bloodhound alongside Gibby was also ousted.

The Bloodhound, who initially disputed the decision under their Reddit account ‘KongoBoom,’ slammed Respawn and Hideouts for how the process was carried out and reaffirmed their innocence. Their post was titled “Killing streamers got me banned.”

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The Bloodhound player in question claimed innocence, but Respawn’s investigation reaffirmed their ban.

“I’m season 6 / 3 predator with more than 30,000 kills you said I was cheating and in the video everything’s clear. The streamer gave my name mistakenly to the developer, in your email you said I was cheating without giving any proof,” they said.

This quickly set off the community. Accusations of a compromised system, favoritism to particular streamers, or lack of proper handling for bans were all brought up.

LuLu apologized to the player on Twitter, and said she would pass the thread along to get it attention. But, there was still anger about the supposed favoritism to address concerns of streamers, before regular players.

But after hours of community in-fighting and apparent “borderline death threats” toward LuLu, Respawn said they were standing by the decision.

“Regarding today’s Reddit thread from a banned Bloodhound (BH) player,” the studio wrote. “BH appeared to have multiple other banned accounts, BH has a history of attempting to evade bans, BH was partied with the cheating Gibraltar. We stand by the ban.”

Initially, KongoBoom expressed their frustration at the sequence of events. While the NRG streamer indicated that she had no intention of the Bloodhound being banned when making the report, the security team at Respawn have decided there was enough evidence to merit the verdict.

Following Respawn’s statement, LuLuLuvely said “Shame on those who sent borderline death threats to me because of a Reddit post from the guy claiming he was innocent.”

It should be noted that anyone can access the ‘Cheater Report’ Discord channel that’s handled by Hideouts, where people can directly submit clips and evidence of a hacker.

Uproar on this topic has devolved to speculation and accusations outside of Apex Legends and Respawn entirely, but the developers have now concluded this chapter of their long-standing battle against cheaters.