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Apex Legends: Secret reload animations discovered

Published: 10/Mar/2019 11:10 Updated: 10/Mar/2019 12:02

by Joe Craven

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It appears that secret reload animations have been discovered in Apex Legends, but no-one is quite sure how they are triggered.

Respawn Entertainment’s first person battle royale has taken the gaming community by storm since its February release, hitting 50 million players faster than Fortnite did. However, it has not been without its fair share of issues, with many users complaining about cheaters and unexplained crashes

This hasn’t stopped overwhelmingly positive community feedback though, and now, eagle-eyed gamers have found what appears to be mystery reload animations in the game.

RespawnThe G7 Scout is a popular sniper rifle with Apex Legends players.

First brought to the community’s attention after a Reddit post from user ‘DuhSheet’ surfaced, the clip shows a previously unknown reload animation when using the G7.

Although it’s not certain, the animation is thought to be triggered when the entire ammunition clip is emptied before a reload. This then sees the empty ammo clip released from the top of the gun and replaced from above, rather than the normal animation which can be seen after.

Rare reload animation for the G7! I wonder how many are out there? from r/apexlegends

It is not completely known what triggers this animation because, as is seen in the clip, the user goes on to fire the entire clip again without hesitation, and the regular reload animation is triggered.

Titanfall 2 players immediately recognized this reload animation as an easter egg from that game’s G2A5 Battle Rifle, from which the G7 Scout is inspired.

This is supplemented by another clip, this time provided by Reddit user ‘PSN-xsXex’, in which an impressive Peacekeeper play shows another reload animation for the shotgun. 

The reload animation made this feel so much more badass! from r/apexlegends

In this instance, it appears to be triggered by the in-game character having only one hand free, which results in a reload with a flourish. 

The two recent discoveries have got players speculating how many more hidden reload animations there are in Apex Legends, and how they are triggered.

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Apex Legends hints at removing World’s Edge in Season 7

Published: 27/Oct/2020 19:13 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 19:20

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends players are patiently waiting for Season 7 to begin and explore all the new content coming with it, but fans of World’s Edge will have to be patient to go back to Talos.

The map was added to Apex during Season 3 all the way back in October 2019 and was the second map in the game after King’s Canyon.

While it certainly mixed up the battle royale, it seems like World’s Edge will be on the way out when Season 7 gets going on November 4, 2020, based on what we’ve seen from Respawn.

In a tweet on Oct. 27, the official Apex Legends account hinted that “with World’s Edge on the verge of collapse, the Apex Games need to find a new home.”

It doesn’t take a genius to pick up on what Respawn is putting down here, as it seems the map will be removed from the game, at least for a while, with the start of Season 7.

This wouldn’t be without precedent either. Back in Season 3 when World’s Edge was first introduced King’s Canyon, the game’s original map from the release was removed until it returned in April of 2020.

With Ranked being broken into two splits for the new Season, Respawn plans to introduce players to Olympus, the new home of the Apex Games, before sending players back to WE later in the Ascension update.

In fact, Kings Canyon is already going to be completely nixed from Apex Legends’ ranked playlist in Season 7.

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
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Apex legends will be moving to Olympus on Psamanthe for Season 7.

It seems likely that the Legends will board the giant rocket that appeared recently on World’s Edge and set off somewhere new to battle it out for the top spot.

As for what will happen to the train and everything else, there was a black hole showcased in Horizon’s Stories from the Outlands video, that certainly seems like it would be able to swallow the entire map, and even the planet it’s located on.