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Best Olympus landing spots in Apex Legends Season 8

Published: 10/Feb/2021 10:11 Updated: 10/Feb/2021 10:13

by Isaac McIntyre

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Apex Legends has added other maps to the Season 8 map rotation, so we’ve put together a best Olympus landing spots guide for the floating cityscape, featuring places like the high-octane Bonsai Plaza and loot-stacked Velvet Oasis.

The first real city map, Olympus, debuted just a season prior to the Season 8 update. The floating citadel was teased since Season 4, and it’s certainly lived up to the hype in the months after being added. 

Respawn changed the game with Olympus too. Vehicles ⁠— floating hover cars called ‘Tridents’ ⁠— can be found here unlike any other map, not to mention the “Phase Runner” portals that link up three POIs across the map as well.

Olympus is huge. There’re 16 POIs scattered around the map, and even more unnamed zones to explore, meaning where you drop is crucial. So, let’s take a look at the best places to land in Season 8 – and we’ve also put together a sister guide for best Kings Canyon landing spots for you to check out, too. 

Olympus boasts more than a dozen POIs. Here's the five best to land at every game.
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Let’s run through the best Olympus landing spots to get you prepared for the action.

Best Olympus Landing spots

Rift Aftermath

We feel pretty comfortable calling the “Rift” the centerpiece of Olympus. The strange new dome of swirling darkness adds an interesting landmark to the map, and while it’s not right in the middle of the map, it’s certainly a key spot in the floating city.

The POI is a hot-spot, though, so be ready for a fight if you’re landing at the new zone. That’s not why it’s such a great pick, however.

The main reason Rift Aftermath is a great early pick is the huge energy ball floating in the middle of the area. Once you’ve bagged some guns and loot, jump into the Rift and you’ll be sent flying across the map to one of three teleporter locations.

The ability to reposition across the map ⁠— even at random ⁠— is invaluable, and heck, it’s fun! Definitely drop Rift once or twice, even if you want to avoid the mayhem.

Rift Aftermatch on Olympus in Apex Legends Season 7.
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The “Rift Aftermatch” POI on Olympus.

Bonsai Plaza

Love Apex Legends’ close-quarter combat? Always scooping up that Mastiff or an R-99? Then boy do we have a spot for you: Bonsai Plaza, and its high-loot Reverie Lounge.

As an early tip, Plaza or sort of like how Skull Town was in Kings Canyon before it was destroyed. There’s heaps of loot here, tight angles and corridors, and it’s usually one of the most contested zones in the floating city. A battle zone, start to finish.

That doesn’t mean you should avoid it, especially if you’re chasing kills in ranked. The key here is making it to Reverie Lounge first. This tight inside area in the upper levels of the Plaza boasts fantastic defendable areas, and top-tier guns and loot.

If you’re not so fast on the trigger, or prefer long-range sniping over dueling, maybe skip Plaza. Trust us, it’s a mess for the first 10 minutes every game.

Bonsai Plaza on Olympus in Apex Legends Season 7.
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The “Bonsai Plaza” POI on Olympus.

Hydroponics

Did you just think you might be skipping Plaza because you hate those early fights, and having to battle your way out of do-or-die situations with only a level-one Evo plate, an empty Alternator, and your wits? Then drop Hydroponics instead!

The first thing that comes to mind when dropping here is “underrated.” You won’t see many land out in this south-west POI, partly due to its distance from the action, but it’s still a great spot to drop. Think Kings Canyon’s Artillery, or Refinery from World’s Edge.

There’s not many POIs close by ⁠— only Elysium, similar to Refinery, is close ⁠— but there’s plenty of options here. Head north to Oasis (below), east to Plaza (above), or straight into the battle around Estates and Hammond Labs; it’s your call.

Hydroponics on Olympus in Apex Legends Season 7.
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The “Hydroponics” POI on Olympus.

Orbital Cannon Test Site

You’ll already recognize this POI right off the bat ⁠— Pathfinder, Mirage, and Rampart were gunned down by the huge orbital cannon as they arrived in the Apex Legends Season 7 reveal trailer that Respawn dropped back in late October, 2020.

Don’t worry about the gun though; Orbital is a great drop zone for any match. Why? Well, it’s chock full of Tridents, meaning that its distance from the rest of the map doesn’t matter.

Even if you don’t want to add the southeast POI to your Season 8 rotation, it’s definitely worth checking out early. Get one of your teammates to pick Rampart, who was buffed in Season 8 with the February 2021 update, slap her on the back of the hover-car with her turret Sheila, and rampage across the map in style. 

Orbital Cannon on Olympus in Apex Legends Season 7.
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The “Orbital Cannon” POI on Olympus.

Grow Towers

There’s a lot of high ground in this location, and the three Grow Towers situated here are packed full of weapons. For Loba mains, this can be the ideal place to start the game especially, with so much loot sitting around in close proximity. More than one player might have that idea, though, so watch your back!

Throughout Season 7 this became one of the more obscure, but popular destinations for the community. Once you’ve dived into the busier parts of town a few times, it can be nice to change direction and head for quieter territories like this.

If you want to start with loads of loot and perhaps not the most chaotic of starts, Grow Towers is right up your street. Except, it’s not in a street – so yeah.

grow towers in apex legends olympus map
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Grow Towers is not one of the most popular places on Olympus, but that can be a good thing.

Velvet Oasis

Here’s rule one for landing Oasis: aim right between the skyscrapers, just make sure you don’t fall off the map. There’s plenty of loot to be scooped up here, and the two towering buildings give plenty of cover as you land too.

The best part of Velvet Oasis is the gold loot that spawns around the area. Quite often you can find a gold Wingman and a gold G7 Scout on the floor here, beneath the towers. Talk about some quality weapons right off the bat! Not only that, rare Hop-Ups and Shields will also be found here. 

Oasis also has the added bonus of being fairly close to the center of the map. On top of that, it gives good rotation options north or south. If you get lucky with your gold guns, you should even be able to dominate any enemy squad you stumble upon early on.

The best spot to aim for at Oasis is the aquatic cafe. It’s chock full of loot, and is the center-point of the POI. If you get the guns first, pop enemies off for fun from there.

Velvet Oasis on Olympus in Apex Legends Season 7.
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The “Velvet Oasis” POI on Olympus.

So there you have it; all the best Olympus landing spots now that Apex Legends has put it back in the Season 8 rotation. Many players will remember the area like the back of their hand by now, but with Respawn having Kings Canyon only in the rotation since Season 8 launched – this should be a welcome refresher for players. 


Think we missed the best spot to land? Reckon you’ve found the best secret spot to land for loot and kills this season? Let us know on Twitter @TitanfallBlog!

For more Apex Legends Season 8 tips and tricks check out our guides below:
30-30 Repeater guide | All legend buffs and nerfs | All weapon buffs and nerfs | Fuse guide | What is in the Season 8 battle pass? | Season 8 Patch notes | How to open explosive holds | Spitfire guide | R99 guide | Mastiff guide | When is Apex for Switch out?

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Apex Legends Chaos Theory event: Caustic Town Takeover, Leaks, heirloom

Published: 24/Feb/2021 14:43

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends Season 8 event, Chaos Theory, is expected to release in March, and will launch alongside the release of Apex on Nintendo Switch. Here’s everything we know about the event so far, including release date, leaks, rumors and even an heirloom to be expected.

When is Chaos Theory event in Apex Legends?

The event is expected to start on March 11, just a couple days after the Switch release for Apex Legends, on March 9. This will follow the conclusion of the Anniversary Collection event on March 3, after it was extended by a week.

Events typically last between two and three weeks, so expect a similar time frame for Chaos Theory.

Despite no official announcement yet, we know it will be called Chaos Theory after Target revealed it early on their Nintendo Switch Champion Edition listing.

Caustic Town Takeover

Respawn have been teasing the next Town Takeover, expected to be for Caustic, in-game. The first teaser dropped on February 23.

The Town Takeover will be at Water Treatment on Kings Canyon, but we will have to wait until Respawn do a full reveal to see what it looks like.

Caustic in Apex Legends
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Caustic is next up for a Town Takeover in Apex Legends

Bangalore Heirloom

Bangalore is the only original launch Legend who hasn’t received an heirloom yet, and all signs point to her being next up.

Numerous leaks from data miners have found what Bangalore’s heirloom will be, so you can check it out here if you don’t mind the spoiler.

The Anniversary Collection event provides the opportunity to get 150 heirloom shards, so if you’re a Bangalore main, you might want to hold on to those shards for a bit.

Bangalore in war paint in apex Legends
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Bangalore is the only original launch Legend without an heirloom – yet.

Chaos Theory event skins

We don’t yet have any images of the skins coming in the event, but data miners have narrowed down which Legends we can expect some new cosmetics for specifically.

Thanks to reliable leaker Biast12, the expected event skins are for the following characters:

Legendary:

  • Caustic
  • Crypto
  • Gibraltar
  • Loba
  • Rampart
  • Revenant
  • Wattson

Epic:

  • Octane
  • Caustic
  • Wattson

There are also files for numerous recolors for past event skins, but we’re not sure yet if these will be available during the Chaos Theory event, or separately.


That’s everything we know so far about the Chaos Theory event, though there are still a lot of details unknown. We’ll keep you updated on everything right here, and on Twitter @TitanfallBlog.

For more Apex Legends Season 8 tips and tricks check out our guides below:
30-30 Repeater guide | All legend buffs and nerfs | All weapon buffs and nerfs | Fuse guide | What is in the Season 8 battle pass? | Season 8 Patch notes | How to open explosive holds | Spitfire guide | R99 guide | Mastiff guide | When is Apex for Switch out?