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Apex Legends players want change made to Wraith’s Heirloom blade

Published: 22/May/2019 21:22 Updated: 22/May/2019 22:09

by Albert Petrosyan

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Apex Legends players want to see a change made to Heirlooms, influenced by an iconic mission from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Heirlooms are the rarest cosmetic items in Apex Legends, and the only Heirloom set currently available in the game is for the Wraith.

One of the items in that set is a melee weapon skin, which is a metal knife that’s shaped similarly to an arrowhead, but emits blue energy. 

Fans of both Apex Legends and Call of Duty have noticed that the melee weapon looks very much like the one used in the ‘Cliffhanger’ mission from Modern Warfare 2.

In that mission, the player is able to hold their knife and pistol simultaneously, setting up for a pretty awesome look. 

The Wraith’s Heirloom melee emits blue electricity, similar to the way her portals look when they’re open.

With this in mind, Reddit user ‘Deraged1337’ proposed that Respawn made an adjustment in-game that would allow the Wraith to hold their Heirloom melee and weapon the same way, assuming they’re using a pistol-type weapon like the Wingman. 

While this may not really end up having any effect on gameplay, it would give players another option with which to use their Heirloom, since there aren’t too many ways it can be used currently in the game. 

People who have Wraith’s heirloom should be able to hold pistols like this no cap. from r/apexlegends

The post currently sits at over 14,300 upvotes on Reddit, so it’s safe to say that most players would probably like having the freedom to use their Heirloom melee this way. 

What are Heirlooms and how do you get them?

Respawn EntertainmentThere are only three Heirlooms currently in the game, all of which are only compatible with the Wraith.

There are currently only three Heirlooms in Apex Legends, and they come as a single set that’s solely available for the Wraith. The set includes the melee weapon skin, a Banner Pose, and a Intro Quip.

These items can only be unlocked by opening Apex Crates, but they are so rare that the chances of getting them are less than 1%.

However, in order to make all of them at least reasonably possible to get, any Crate that’s set to contain an Heirloom will automatically award the player with all three. 

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Apex Legends is adding a no-guns LTM in Season 7: Olympus Preview

Published: 30/Oct/2020 18:52

by Tanner Pierce

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If you saw the new Apex Legends map called Olympus and thought to yourself “I’d like to explore that without having to deal with annoying enemies”, then Respawn Entertainment has the perfect solution: a no-weapon LTM called Olympus Preview.

With the start of Season 7, Respawn Entertainment is adding a brand new map to Apex Legends called Olympus. After being rumored for quite a while now, the developers finally confirmed the news during the Season 7 trailer, and gave fans an even deeper dive into the map during the gameplay reveal.

While that’s all well and good, being forced to jump into a map that you don’t know and immediately fight other players trying to experience the same thing is always a bit annoying in battle royale games. Luckily, the developers seem to have a solution, and it’s a cool concept.

With the start of Season 7, Respawn will be including a new limited-time mode called Olympus Preview, which will allow players to explore and experience everything the new map has to offer without having to deal with other opponents that immediately try to kill you.

Apparently, the new 30-player mode will give fans an opportunity to jump in to the map and test it out to their heart’s content. They’ll even be able to test the circles.

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Soon players will be able to jump into the new Apex map thanks to a weapon-free mode called Olympus Preview.

When a new map gets added to a battle royale game, not just Apex Legends, a lot of players just want a few matches to explore and experience it before having to fight others, so this helps solve that problem. It also helps fans familiarize themselves with it so that they aren’t jumping in completely blind.

It’ll be interesting to see Apex continues this trend as time goes on. Obviously that would require them to keep adding new maps but, nevertheless, it’s a fun concept to say the least.