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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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How to use Apex Legends Gravity Lifts: Locations, keycard, challenges

Published: 14/Oct/2020 11:08

by Matt Porter

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With Horizon officially confirmed as the next character coming to Apex Legends, players can use the new Gravity Lifts to boost themselves into the air and rotate around the map. Here’s everything you need to know about the machines, including every location and how to activate them.

Respawn Entertainment added a monitor to the Firing Range on October 13, which started to play videos featuring Dr. Mary Somers, who will become the Apex Games’ ninth Legend under her alter-ego Horizon, likely when Season 7 launches.

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Before she starts competing though, Horizon has some special experiments she needs you to complete. By finishing these challenges, you can use the new Gravity Lifts that have been installed in both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge, which shoot you up into the sky and give you a new rotation option when in the heat of the battle.

You will need Horizon’s activation keycard to access these machines though, so make sure you complete the challenges provided by Apex Legends‘ newest character before you head to their locations.

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How to activate Horizon’s Gravity Lifts

Before you actually use the Gravity Lifts, you’ll need to grab the keycard to make them work.

First, you’ll need to head to the Firing Range and interact with the monitor, which will then play a special message from Horizon. Leave Firing Range, and you’ll receive a notification that three new challenges have been unlocked, which you need to complete as the next step in the process.

Thankfully, these challenges aren’t too difficult so you should be able to tick them off in a couple of games, as you just need to deal with damage in mid-air, get knockdowns, and outlive opponents. The three challenges are:

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  • Deal 10 damage while mid-air
  • Get 10 knockdowns
  • Outlive 120 opponents

Once you’ve finished these, head back to Firing Range, and you should now be able to open the Supply Bin that sits beside the monitor. Inside, you’ll find the keycard you need to boot up the Gravity Lifts.

Horizon's monitor in Apex Legends' Firing Range.
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The Supply Bin sits to the right of the monitor.

Apex Legends Gravity Lift locations

Now that you have your keycard, it’s time to use it to activate the Gravity Lifts. There are two of these machines on each map, so no matter if you’re playing on World’s Edge or Kings Canyon, you’ll be able to make use of the devices.

Both of the Gravity Lifts can be found in the north of World’s Edge, with one sitting in Skyhook, and the other found inside Refinery. When you reach them, you simply interact with the machine and a blue beam of light will shoot out of the pad on the floor, that will rocket you into the sky.

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Map showing Gravity Lift locations on World's Edge.
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Both of the lifts can be found in the north of World’s Edge.

The Gravity Lifts are on opposite sides of Kings Canyon, with one located at Airbase on the west, with another sitting in the east, just outside Repulsor.

Map showing Gravity Lift locations on Kings Canyon.
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The Gravity Lifts are on opposite sides of the map.

The Gravity Lifts are an extremely handy rotation tool, allowing you to exit an area if the circle is closing, or giving you an escape route if you’re under attack.

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They won’t remain active for long after use, so other teams likely won’t be able to follow in your beam. The machines also have a cooldown which should give you time to get away.