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Apex Legends Season 6 trailer reveals first look at Crafting & Volt SMG

Published: 14/Aug/2020 16:25 Updated: 14/Aug/2020 17:44

by Connor Bennett


The gameplay trailer for Apex Legends Season 6: Boosted has been revealed and it looks like Crafting is going to play a pretty big role in the new update. 

In the build-up to each new season, the Apex Legends devs at Respawn Entertainment start dropping some earlier hints at what is in store for their next major update. This comes in the form of legend reveals, cinematic trailers, and eventually some nice new gameplay videos.

Ahead of Season 6: Boosted, Rampart has already been revealed as the newest legend, and her Stories from the Outlands video showed that she is in cahoots with Titanfall’s Kuben Blisk and has some interesting abilities.

Apex Legends Season 6: Boosted gameplay trailer

The new trailer was revealed on August 14, with the cast of legends preparing for the next season by sprinting around World’s Edge and fighting. This revealed the Fortified version of the World’s Edge map as well as a closer look at Rampart’s abilities – in particular, her LMG and shields. 

Crafting in Apex Legends

Though, perhaps the most interesting piece of information comes in the form of our first look at Crafting. In the trailer, the legends approach an orange structure and collect materials by interacting with it.

After that, they head to a bigger station – not as big as a Charge Tower, sadly – and then log on to the system. From there, they are able to trade the materials they’ve collected for some items. These are split into daily, permanent, and weekly, so we should see the majority of items rotate on a timed basis. 

Respawn EntertainmentAn example of how crafting will work in Apex Legends Season 6: Boosted.

Volt SMG in Apex Season 6 trailer

The trailer also gave us a look at the new Volt SMG. The Titanfall weapon had been leaked previously when some gameplay testers revealed an early look at how it would appear in the menus.

In the trailer, we saw Crypto sliding around with it and taking on Revenant in a tightly closed space.

Crypto with Volt SMG in Apex Legends
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Crypto was the one wielding the Volt SMG.

Of course, the devs have already confirmed that there are some major changes coming when the new season gets underway on August 18.

World’s Edge will be changed up like Kings Canyon was in Season 5, the different legends will receive their own buffs and nerfs, and there will be a whole host of new cosmetics to unlock through Apex Packs, the store, and challenges.

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Apex Legends leaks reveal Pathfinder Town Takeover coming in Season 7

Published: 28/Oct/2020 3:21 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 5:55

by Isaac McIntyre


Pathfinder will be the next Apex Legends character to get a Town Takeover, and the first to have their own personalized POI on new map Olympus, according to playtester images that have leaked ahead of the Season 7 update.

Town Takeovers are one of the most exciting events in Apex Legends. Not only do they bring new lore and backstories for their focal legend, but they also add special points of interest to the battle royale map as well, branded in unique ways.

Octane, Wraith, and Crypto have already enjoyed Town Takeovers on Kings Canyon, while Apex Legends’ second map, World’s Edge, hosted Mirage and Bloodhound events over the past few seasons. Now it looks like it’s finally Pathfinders turn.

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Pathfinder looks set to become the first Apex Legends character with a Town Takeover on Olympus.

According to leaked playtester images shared by dataminer Biast12, the loveable robot will be getting a huge POI when Apex Legends shifts to new map Olympus in Season 7. 

The new Pathfinder point of interest will be a massive boxing arena.

In the leaked POI image, which is slightly blurry and back-and-white, Pathfinder can be seen wearing his heirloom gloves, and posing on a poster emblazoned with his name. The circle building behind it certainly looks like a sports stadium too.

Biast12 also said the leaked image only shows “part of [the whole] Pathfinder’s Town Takeover.” There is also allegedly a stadium “on the other side of the wall.”

Considering it’s just a single image that’s leaked so far, it’s tough to get a good picture of what the Town Takeover may actually look like. Biast12 did tease it could have “a bunch of zip lines everywhere” after replying to one fan’s comment.

When will Pathfinder’s Town Takeover start?

The Pathfinder Town Takeover will be in Season 7, and appears to be hosted on Olympus. Beyond that, however, a possible start date for the event is a little hazy.

The Mirage Voyage point of interest is the closest Town Takeover date-wise that we have to go off. It was released on Dec. 12, 2019, two months into Season 3. If Respawn sticks to the same formula, we could see Pathfinder’s arena at a similar time of year.

In fact, it could basically be bang on the same week. Season 7 arrives on Nov. 4 ⁠— yes, it’s still set for then, despite a little update scare this week ⁠— and eight weeks after that lands on Tuesday, December 8. That’s about as close as you can get!

Town Takeover teasers usually start earlier too. We may start to see Pathfinder teasers for the arena in mid-November, once we’ve settled into life on Olympus.

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Pathfinder fans will be loving Apex Legends Season 7, from the sounds of it.

For now, we’ll just have to wait for official confirmation from Respawn about the exciting new takeover. The developers have never commented on Town Takeover leaks before, so the first time we see anything new could be in-game on Dec. 8.

Whether they comment or not, however, it looks like there’s a lot of exciting new content on the way at the start of next month. Season 7 will finally arrive, along with a new Legend, a brand-new map, vehicles, clubs, and more.