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Apex Legends Season 6 Boosted trailer reveals new Legend Rampart

Published: 6/Aug/2020 18:24 Updated: 6/Aug/2020 18:54

by Albert Petrosyan

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Respawn Entertainment have officially unveiled Apex Legends Season 6, which will be called Boosted and feature a brand new legend, weapon, crafting system, and much more.

Respawn broke from tradition and announced the details of Season 6 much earlier than they’d done for previous seasons, considering that the next one isn’t kicking off until August 18.

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As expected, the new Legend introduced is none other than Rampart, who is described as “an expert modder who made her name in underground fight clubs. Rampart talks big and has the ballistics to back it up.”

Her partner in crime is Sheila, and if you’re confused as to who that is like Mirage, it’s actually the name of the gigantic weapon she’s shown with in the video. While the details of Rampart’s abilities are still unknown, one or more of them will focus on that massive gun she calls a friend.

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What are Rampart’s abilities in Season 6?

Despite announcing Rampart, Respawn didn’t go as far as to reveal her abilities just yet, but we can use the trailer and past leaks to try and piece them together.

For one, it’s pretty clear that Sheila, the monstrous machine gun, will be one of them, as leaks claim it’ll be a turret-style weapon with “high ammo capacity, long reload time, and that anyone can use.”‘

Another leaked ability seems to have been teased in the video – Amped Cover, which is essentially a transparent barricade she can set up that not only blocks incoming shots but also boosts the damage of any outgoing fire through it.

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Here are all of Rampart’s most up-to-date abilities, based on leaks:

  • Amped Cover: Build cover with an upper barrier that blocks incoming shots and boosts the damage of outgoing shots.
  • Emplaced HMG: Place a mounted machine gun that anyone can use. High ammo capacity, long reload time.
  • Fixer: Swapping to melee equips a wrench players can use to repair structures.
  • Cover Fire: Firing from the Amped Cover overcharges your weapon damage.
  • Gunner: Machine guns have increased magazine capacity and reload faster.
Respawn EntertainmentRampart is the new Legend coming to Apex Legends in Season 6: Boosted.

What else is new in Season 6?

Respawn announced that the Volt SMG from their own Titanfall series will be making its way into the battle royale as the first weapon introduced in over seven months (S5 did not have a new gun).

There’s also going to be a brand new system called Crafting, which will allow players to “collect materials around the map and build something better!” As usual, there will be a new Battle Pass and Ranked Season 6 for competitive play.

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Apex Legends Season 6: Boosted launches on Tuesday, August 18 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Apex Legends crossplay beta starts with Aftermarket Collection Event

Published: 1/Oct/2020 16:25 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 17:38

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends crossplay is officially coming on October 6, as part of the new Aftermarket Collection event. The event also adds a new LTM, and lots of new cosmetic content and challenges.

Crossplay was confirmed for a Fall launch earlier in 2020, but this first rollout is technically just a beta, as Respawn tests all the features. Cross-progression isn’t available at this time, but Respawn will talk more about this during the Steam launch later this year.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Aftermarket Collection event, starting October 6.

Crossplay beta

The beta will be used to test functionality before a full crossplay launch. Players on all platforms can play with each other, but by default, console players will only play with other console players.

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If a console player parties up with a PC player, then they will play in PC lobbies.

  • Players will be able to party up and play together across all currently supported platforms: PlayStation 4 , Xbox One, and Origin (Steam too once it launches!).
  • Cross platform play is enabled by default. Unless you’ve changed it, you should be good to go! Xbox One also contains a similar setting in the system settings, outside of the game, that must be enabled. More on this setting later.

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New LTM: Flashpoint

Finally, a brand new LTM! Respawn’s Systems Designer Mark Yampolsky explains how the mode will work:

“The centerpiece of this mode are Flash Points, massive zones dotted around towns in Kings Canyon. Flash Points are special because they regenerate your health and shields over time to get you healed and ready for combat in a flash ( ba dum-tss ). Learn where these are quickly because healing items do not spawn in this mode – Flashpoints are crucial to helping you stay alive.”

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Additionally, the ring in Flashpoint is just like how it is in the ‘Always Be Closing’ LTM – so it won’t stop.

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Aftermarket Event Cosmetics

The Aftermarket event comes with 24 limited-time cosmetics, available through direct purchase or through opening event packs.

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Caustic Heirloom

Caustic is finally getting his heirloom! The deadly scientist will be wielding a huge hammer, at least if you’re lucky enough to get one!

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Take a look at some of the cosmetics on the way:

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Apex aftermarket cosmetics

There’s also an event-exclusive prize track, just like previous collection events. Like a mini battle pass, work through the event challenges to earn more rewards.

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