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Bizarre Apex Legends HUD glitch would be perfect for Hardcore mode

Published: 26/Jun/2019 0:59 Updated: 26/Jun/2019 1:10

by Alan Bernal

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An Apex Legends player ran into an endgame bug that gave them a perfect look at how the game could look with a slimmed down HUD which would definitely look great in a Hardcore mode.

Respawn Entertainment are ramping up to the launch of the second season for Apex Legends, which has been giving players tons of ideas for features that would make a great addition to the game.

While the devs are hard-pressed toward fixing burgeoning issues found throughout King’s Canyon, simple ideas like these would go a long way to making the game more fun for tons of people.

Respawn EntertainmentThe devs have loads of trailers with similar no HUD looks.

In a Reddit post, user ‘mnkymnk’ showed off an in-game bug that completely cleared their screen from any graphics normally seen in the HUD. But instead of complaining about the change, it actually spawned a great idea for a dev request.

“Glitch during endscreen gave me No HUD and a blue crosshair,” mnkymnk said. “Respawn please make these ingame options.”

The single image they posted was a simple gameplay image without the HUD, but it definitely gave a more open and natural feel to the battle royale.

Other users were quickly taken by the thought, and expanded on the original idea by saying it could be the something to build toward a fully-fledged Hardcore mode to the game.

mnkymnk via RedditThe in-game bug that the Redditor caught, which gives a great look at a potential Hardcore Mode for Apex Legends.

“Yes,” user ‘Hyrozuex’ said in agreement with the original poster. “Or even this just as the ‘Hardcore option.’ No up in the damage of weapons, No crazy buffs or Nerf. Just No HUD for everyone and you have to listen and communicate.”

Although the game is headed into its next chapter called Battle Charge, a no HUD option would have been perfect for the current season’s Wild Frontier.

Tons of weapons already have an ammo counter to keep track of while everything else, like ultimate’s being ready or certain pings, would have to be relayed through audio cues.

Respawn EntertainmentNo HUDs in Apex Legends would put the attention squarely on the action.

A mode like that would definitely challenge even the most battle-hardened Apex Legends players, forcing them to change up their approach to the game.

While Hardcore Mode might not make it in time for Season 2 of Apex Legends on July 2, players will still have plenty of content to rummage through in the upcoming patch for the game.

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Apex Legends Season 7: New Olympus map and new Legend Horizon

Published: 26/Oct/2020 15:45 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 16:42

by Tanner Pierce

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After debuting the Stories from the Outlands short on October 26, Respawn Entertainment has officially revealed Apex Season 7, including confirming a new map, Olympus, and Horizon as the new Legend. 

At long last, Apex Legends is finally getting a brand new map. After being theorized and rumored for months now, Respawn has finally confirmed that fans will be able to drop into Olympus when Season 7 launches.

In addition to the new map, fans will of course be able to utilize a new Legend named Horizon, which at this point everyone expected. There’s been no official confirmation as to what Horizon’s abilities will be.

New Map: Olympus

Unfortunately, details about Olympus are sparse right now. The description for the new map reads: “Ascend to a beautiful, lush city in the clouds. Just watch your step — it’s a long way down to the planet below.”

In addition, we also have one small look at the map itself in the form of an image released on the Apex Legends website. It’s a bit hard to make out but fans can clearly see two large tower-like structures, along with an egg-shaped building in the background.

New Legend: Horizon

We’ve expected Horizon for some time since she was teased in Firing Range but now she’s been officially confirmed for Season 7. The new Stories from The Outlands video reveals her backstory, and why she has ended up in the Outlands in the first place, although it does little to show off how she’ll actually play.

As previously mentioned, there’s been no official confirmation about her abilities, however, her description states that she uses “her newfound mastery of gravity”, which lines up perfectly with the previous leaks for the character, which revealed that uses black holes and gravity lifts to fight other Legends.

New travel mechanic: The Trident

Respawn also revealed something called The Trident and hinted that it was a different way to travel through the new Olympus map but didn’t provide any other details. Could this be a new fast-travel mechanic or simply a new vehicle allowing players to get around faster? We’ll just have to wait and see.

The developer’s official description reads: “Olympus is a big place. Cover ground faster with the Trident. Plenty of room for the whole squad!”

Trident Vehicle in Apex Legends
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First glimpse of the Trident in Apex Legends Season 7.

Season 7 Ranked

Respawn also shared some details about the game’s ranked play for Season 7, including the confirmation that because Olympus will be added to the game, the King’s Canyon map will be removed for now.

While the developer said that there wouldn’t be any major changes this season, it did confirm that its looking into crossplay and the “impact” that it has on ranked play. This is pretty understandable, as different consoles and platforms perform different and independently from each other.

Clubs

Respawn are finally introducing the previously teased Clubs feature. There’s no exact details on how this feature will work just yet. The description reads: “Find like-minded players, build a community, and Rise Together.

Clubs Apex Legends

If previous leaks are to be presumed, then this will work similarly to a clan or guild. You’ll be able to bring together other players in order to more easily find people of similar play-styles, although this has yet to be confirmed.

Apex Legends Season 7 is set to launch on November 4, 2020, which is a week earlier than originally expected.