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Best ways to find crafting materials in Apex Legends

Published: 23/Aug/2020 16:49 Updated: 23/Aug/2020 16:54

by Connor Bennett

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Crafting is now a major big part of Apex Legends in Season 6, but you need Materials to access important Replicator machines. So, here’s where you’re best off looking for the precious resource.

With the start of Apex Legends Season 6, Respawn finally introduced Rampart as a new character, added the Volt SMG to the loot pool, and even gave the game a shakeup with Crafting. 

The crafting doesn’t go to the Fortnite level of being able to build structures that provide cover. Instead, it’s more about getting new items during games. Through crafting you can grab yourself a new weapon, an upgrade to your armor, or even a mobile respawn beacon. 

However, to craft these items from the big orange Replicator machines, you need Crafting Materials. But, where are you best looking for these materials? Well, all over the map actually. 

A crafting replicator in Apex Legends
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Replicators are used to craft items in Apex Legends.

Loot Bins – 5 materials each

That’s right, materials aren’t just found at hotspots where you also find the best bits of Apex Legends loot, they’re just scattered all over the map. 

The most consistent place to find them is from loot bins. As soon as you open a bin, you’ll get a number of materials added to your current total. This comes out at five materials per opened loot bin, so, you’ll have to open a lot to get some of the better bits of craftable loot. 

A loot bin in Apex Legends
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Each loot bin contains materials.

Extractors – 25 materials each

If you want to quickly rack up materials, though, you’re better off heading towards the Replicators that are highlighted while diving into a game. 

Extractors, or Material Stations as some might call them, that have 25 materials inside will randomly spawn around a select few of these. You don’t need to do anything crazy to get the materials from them either. Simply walk up to one, hit your interact button, and wait a few seconds. 

Sadly, you cannot loot crafting materials from an eliminated enemy’s death box. So, don’t get any ideas about racking up kill records on your path to getting a whole host of materials. 

Just make sure that when you have collected a few materials that you use them to get yourself something nice. It could be the difference between winning and losing at the end of the day.

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All confirmed buffs coming in Apex Legends Season 7

Published: 24/Oct/2020 11:12

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is almost here, and that means changes to characters. So, we’ve rounded up all the buffs that Respawn have confirmed so far.

With each new Apex Legends season, players are always looking forward to getting their hands on a new Legend as well as seeing what’s been changed to existing Legends, weapons, and items.

As Season 7 is on the horizon, Respawn have begun to roll out their teasers – with a familiar-looking UFO turning up on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge.

Aside from that, the devs have also been planting seeds about what buffs and nerfs are coming in the new season. So, we’ve rounded up the buffs that we know about so far.

Mirage

As one of Apex’s most popular characters, players have been desperate for Respawn to give Mirage a power increase, even after his abilities rework.

Those changes have always been on the horizon, as devs have answered numerous questions with positives answers about buffs, and those promises will finally come to fruition with the start of Season 7.

Daniel Klein, a game designer for Respawn, confirmed that they’ve been testing changes to his Life of the Party ult, so that could be the main change that the Holographic Trickster receives next season.

mirage in apex legends
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Mirage is finally set to receive some changes.

Octane

Octane is also confirmed to be getting some positive treatment, but Respawn say it will only be a “tiny buff,” so no indication exactly what it will be yet. 

Rampart

As for Rampart, while a buff has been confirmed, there haven’t been any hints as to what it could entail. Since her introduction, players have made a number of suggestions – including being able to move around while firing her minigun. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see on that front. 

Octane in Apex Legends
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Octane will receive a “tiny buff” in Season 7.

Pathfinder

Pathfinder will also be receiving a change to the cooldown on his grapple ability. However, the last time this was labeled a buff, it actually turned out to be a nerf

Audio

Not a buff as such, but Respawn have also confirmed that lots of progress has been made on audio problems, which have been plaguing the game for months, and these fixes will be coming in Season 7.

As for what else is coming in Season 7, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know here. We’ll just have to wait until November 4, when the new season starts, to see it all in action.