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Clues suggest new planet and map for Apex Legends Season 3

Published: 26/Sep/2019 9:46 Updated: 26/Sep/2019 10:10

by Calum Patterson

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The third season of Apex Legends is right around the corner, starting on October 1, and there’s lots of excitement about what might be coming, with some theories even suggesting a new map is in the works. 

Admittedly, this theory is somewhat optimistic, drawing on various small hints and teasers and bringing them together to form the bigger picture.

It suggests that a new location, away from Kings Canyon, called Psamathe, could either join or even replace the current map in Apex Legends.

What is Psamathe?

Psamathe is a planet in the Titanfall universe, and actually happens to be the birthplace of both Lifeline and Octane.

The planet was first mentioned in related to Apex Legends after the attack of the flyers and leviathans at the start of Season 2.

In a blog post on the official website, it’s stated that “Images of the disaster (in Kings Canyon) have been splashed across holoscreens from Solace to Psamathe.”

Could Psamathe be the new map?

We already know that Season 3 is called ‘Meltdown’, but it was previously leaked as being named ‘Fire and Ice’. 

In fact, in the Season 3 announcement, one line teases some kind of Fire and Ice situation, stating: “Drop in and put your enemies on Ice”, while the Italian version translates to “Eliminate enemies and explore lava and ice scenarios”

Another clue is this concept art for Lifeline – lava can be seen in the background of the icey land.

Is this Lifeline art our first glimpse of Psamathe?

Crypto teases new planet

Bringing all these clues together is the lore for new Legend Crypto, who is joining the lineup of characters at the start of Season 3.

In a cryptic message, he wrote: “I took down the Repulsor tower. I had no idea it would be so insane. I’m hoping the damage was enough to close Kings Canyon, so I can hitch a ride on the dropship off Solace, and find the evidence I need somewhere in New Dawn.

“I just hope I see you one last time, and I don’t get blown up before I go off-planet.”

Respawn EntertainmentThe damage Crypto did to Kings Canyon – could it force the games to move to a new map?

Perhaps the biggest clue is the large ‘space elevator’ which was teased on September 25

This space elevator could perhaps be how the Legends are transported off Solace, and onto Psamathe.

Danny Gardner Artstation for Respawn EntertainmentConcept art by Respawn for the Space Elevator.
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All of this should be taken with a helping of salt of course, as it is far from confirmed, but there are a lot of clues here that could be pointing to the Apex games moving to a new location for Season 3.

With less than a week to go until the new season starts, we’ll all know soon enough.

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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.