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Apex Legends: The season three map hint you may have missed

Published: 27/Sep/2019 10:12 Updated: 27/Sep/2019 10:44

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends season three and if you weren’t looking for it, you may have missed another tease about a new map.

With season two drawing to a close, Apex Legends fans are gearing up for the game’s next highly-anticipated major update that looks set to finally add ‘Crypto’ as a playable legend. The unreleased character has been teased for quite some time, with leaks extending back to season one with his name being mentioned. 

However, it isn’t just an addition to the roster that’s being unveiled in season three, as fans have been deciphering hints about a possible new map that would give the game an icy background instead of the Kings Canyon setting that they have come to know and love. 

A snow setting within Apex has already been hinted at.

Those hints have only been added to with the unveiling of the game’s latest tease, an Instagram post that included a ship flying through the night’s sky and battling some difficult weather.

While the image was posted to Twitter and captioned with some funky hacking text and clearly hinted at the new Legend, any eagle-eyed fans who took a closer look at developer’s Instagram would have noticed that their image appeared to reveal snow or rain-like weather – another hint at the apparent Psamathe setting.

Instagram: PlayApexThe full image from Respawn’s Instagram account.
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Anyone who been following the lore behind Apex Legends will recognize the name as having a part to play in the Titnafall universe as it’s the home planet of current legends Octane and Lifeline. 

The apparent first look at the setting was revealed thanks to the image of Lifeline scaling an ice wall that had volcanic veins just off in the background.

Whether or not Apex Legends will be getting a new map or if the current map will fill with snow remains to be seen, but the ‘Meltdown’ name for season three seems to confirm a snowy setting. 

The third season of the battle royale title is set to get underway on October 1, 2019, pretty much as soon as season two ends, so we won’t have much longer to wait and see what Respawn has in-store.

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Apex Legends dev confirms Pathfinder grapple change coming in Season 7

Published: 23/Oct/2020 10:09

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends dev has confirmed that Pathfinder’s grapple cooldown is set to undergo a change once the Season 7 patch drops. 

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, Respawn Entertainment have made changes to each character – be it to make them a more viable option to use, or to bring them back down to earth because they’re too powerful.

These changes typically come at the start of a new season, but when something seems out of place – like Pathfinder’s long grapple cooldown that has caused the pick rate of the typically extremely popular character to dip quite a bit. 

With Season 6 drawing to a close, a change for the cooldown on Pathfinder’s grapple has been the biggest talking point after it was changed from the typical 15 seconds to around 40 seconds.

Pathfinder using the grapple in Apex Legends
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Pathfinder mains have been begging for a change to his grapple cooldown.

Players have begged Respawn for changes for some time, but with Season 6 drawing to a close, they’ll have to wait until the new season for a change. 

Responding to fan questions on Reddit, Apex Legends dev Daniel Klein confirmed that Pathfinder’s cooldown is in the works. “This patch!” Klein said, responding to a question about changes to the cooldown. “To be clear, that’s the Season 7 patch, coming soon.”

While Klein has given lengthy answers in the past about changes coming to Apex, he didn’t add anything else to his Pathfinder answers, instead, moving to answer questions about other changes as well as detailing why wall-running wouldn’t work in Apex.

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Klein confirmed the changes on Reddit.

On top of the change to Pathfinder, Klein also confirmed that Octane is set for a “tiny buff” with the start of Season 7. Though, he did not hint at what the change to the adrenaline junkie would be. 

However, there isn’t all that long left in terms of a wait to see what Respawn has in store with Season 7. Unless there is a last-minute delay or change, the new patch is set to drop on November 4.