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Apex Legends Season 5 map changes – Skull Town, Charge Towers, more

Published: 13/May/2020 0:05 Updated: 13/May/2020 5:47

by Alan Bernal


The launch of Apex Legends Fortune’s Favor means new map changes are coming to Kings Canyon – including the removal of fan-favorite point of interest, Skull Town.

Respawn Entertainment’s developers are moving the story along in Apex. With Loba was officially introduced in the Season 5 launch, but she emerged out of the rubble that used to be Skull Town.

The events of Season 5 will reveal more about how Loba fits in the overall scheme of the Apex Games, and there are already a few updates to the map that will bring new ways to interact with the battlefield.

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Apex Legends Season 5 will replace Skull Town.

Out of the blast seen in the trailer and overall construction around the map, new locations are taking over in Fortune’s Favor that the devs hope will encourage players to find new viable loot paths.

To accomplish that, areas of the Season 4 map that didn’t have much traffic will now have opportunities to acquire high-tier loot or at least enough to justify it as a route to take for a map rotation. All of these changes will be supplemented by the new Charge Towers as well as any other secret Respawn might have buried on the new map.

Skull Town’s grave: The Broken Coast

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The Broken Coast will have multiple layers of the map for players to explore.

Replacing the deadly shacks of Skull Town and the high-octane action of the Thunderdome will be the new Broken Coastline that runs along Octane’s Gauntlet down to the Water Treatment location.

Within the Coast, new points of interest such as Salvage and a “remnant of the underground network Loba snuck through” will be available for people to explore.

Salvage will be a high-tier loot location with a brand new two-way zipline balloon for faster rotations, so expect to see a lot of teams contest this place in the early moments of a match.

Offshore Rig

The Rig will be a risky jump for teams, but it could pay out hefty rewards.

The northeast part of the map will also be getting plenty of action, an intentional effect that Respawn wanted to make with the new zone of locations. Replacing the Relay and Wetland areas, the Rig will connect the broken Relay, Capacitor, and Swamps locations for immense pathing options if players so choose.

For teams that favor high risk for high rewards, the north side of the Offshore Rig will undoubtedly be far from the opening circles, but it will have high-tier loot for players feeling lucky. As far as the Capacitor goes, Respawn have added a ton of looting spots and new camps along the lower elevation of the point of interest.

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Changes around the map will give Apex Legends players more pathing options.

The idea here was to expand reliable options for players to choose from when it comes to restocking their loot while rotating across the map.

Expanded areas and Charge Towers

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Singh Labs will be getting updates in Apex Legends Season 5.

Meanwhile, the Shattered Forest from the original Kings Canyon is thriving. Now known as the Reclaimed Forest, this area will add a bit verticality for teams looking to safely rotate.

The exterior of Singh Labs around the forest have also been expanded, primarily to make it a “viable landing spot on its own,” according to the devs.

Like the Weapon Racks of Season 4 that guaranteed a starting weapon, the new Charge Towers will be able to give anyone caught in its blast a fully restored Ultimate ability.

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Charge Towers offer huge dividends that sits on top of a small platform to claim them.

Interacting with these machines will instantly recharge a Legend’s Ult, which is sure to turn the areas where they’re located into hot zones.

Each Charge Tower is surrounded by eight spires at the corner of its platform. Players will have to fight to claim their spot in that area to get the effects of the node. The new devices will be indicated by glowing yellow towers on the map, and are sure to attract a ton of teams looking for a fight.

Though they didn’t outright reveal anything, Respawn alluded to small updates around the map that “will take a little more digging” to find. This might be a clue that something new has been added in the depths of Singh Labs or similar locations.

Season 5 will have extensive changes for old and new players to explore and discover now that the Fortune’s Favor update reshaped the Apex Legends map.

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Apex Legends dev confirms fix coming for frustrating Season 7 Clubs bug

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:18

by Alan Bernal


The Apex Legends community has been encountering a bizarre bug that’s randomly kicking people out of their Club, even if they were the one to create the group in the first place – and Respawn is on the case.

The hyped Season 7 feature finally let Apex players initiate randos into recurring squadmates by inviting them into the social hub for friends. This was integrated for the purposes of growing communities and making teams easier to fill.

But now, some Club creators are getting kicked out of their own group and even finding that the guilds they made are getting deactivated with little explanation to account for.

While Clubs can get instantly deleted if they’re found with inappropriate names or the like, players have been reporting no such infractions while still getting ousted from their org.

Got removed from my own club that i created? my friend who is admin was not even online in the past few hours. and cant find any club if i click find club. Other clubs got deleted aswell? from apexlegends

“My club was up since Season 7 dropped,” user ‘IIIOxygenRSC’ wrote. “No offensive name or tag, no offensive text chat, usernames or anything. Logged onto apex today with a notification that said my club had been deleted by club admins. Anyone else or any idea why?”

It’s been happening more to different people, prompting Respawn Entertainment to take a closer look at what could be causing the problematic trend.

Clubs Designer at Respawn, Chad Armstrong gave a little comfort to people who’ve been dealing with the glitch: “Thanks for letting me know. We’re looking into this now.”

Now that the developers are on the case, it could soon lead to a meaningful fix to why people are getting met with a random ‘Exited Club’ notification as soon as they log into the game.

“Several players are reporting that they were removed from their club by the admins, even if THEY were the admins,” The Dot’s Pedro Peres said. “This is probably a major bug with Apex and I know Respawn will push out a fix for it ASAP.”

Though his incident was quickly resolved, more players have been wondering if that would be the case with them as well.

The Apex devs could be working on a speedy fix for Clubs to make sure their new Season 7 feature is working without a hitch.