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Did Apex Legends tease a new map in the Season 6 trailer?

Published: 7/Aug/2020 15:35 Updated: 8/Aug/2020 13:23

by Daniel Cleary

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Apex Legends fans have suspected that a new map might be coming after the quest ending in Season 5, and some thing that Respawn teased it again in the official ‘Boosted’ launch trailer for Season 6.

Following the introduction of the World’s Edge in Season 3, players have been playing on both the new arena and the classic Kings Canyon map.

However, there has been never-ending speculation about a third map, and Respawn might have left some clues in the Season 6 trailer.

Apex Legends characters gathered around a table
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Apex Legends’ Season 6 trailer may have shared clues about a new map.

Will Apex Legends Season 6 have a new map?

While there has been plenty of major map changes in recent seasons, such as the destruction of Skulltown, fans have been eager for a new arena to keep the game fresh.

The Season 6 launch trailer, released on August 6, confirmed the arrival of a new character Rampart, and gave us a brief look at the surroundings heading into the next chapter.

One of the key clues was the ‘Hammond Robotics’ rocket ship that seemed to be ready for launch on the World’s Edge map, as seen right at the start in the trailer below.

The action in the trailer was actually played in reverse, meaning that the initial clip of the rocket would’ve have been the last clip shown.

The trailer was re-uploaded by FrozenFroh, but in reverse, giving fans a look at the teaser when played ‘forwards.’

Fans quickly latched on to the idea of the cast traveling to another planet and the move off-world was also teased in the Season 5 trailer.

The previous teaser suggested that the Legends might travel to a planet called Psamathe, Lifeline and Octane’s home, to compete in ‘Olympus,’ their home city.

While nothing seemed to come out of the original teaser in Season 5, Apex fans have their hopes up, once again, that a new map could arrive in the next season.

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Apex Legends Season 8 launch trailer reveals Fuse abilities and destroyed Kings Canyon

Published: 21/Jan/2021 16:12

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment have given a first look at the new Legend Fuse and his abilities in action, plus the obliteration of Kings Canyon, in the Apex Legends Season 8 Launch trailer.

Fuse, real name Walter Fitzroy is the eighth post-launch Legend to join the Apex games, bringing the total to 16 – double what the game had at launch.

As his name implies, his abilities are all about explosives, and he’s a blow-it-up-first, ask questions later, type character. Hailing from Salvo – a new planet we’ve only just found out about – he’s also bringing a new weapon with him, the 30-30 repeater.

The launch trailer, released on January 21, gives us our first look at two key parts of the upcoming season: Fuse’s ability kit, and the new-look Kings Canyon.

Season 8 Launch Trailer

 

Fuse abilities in Apex Legends

Although not completely explained, this trailer gives us a look at Fuse using his abilities, which he’ll have in the Apex games.

His ultimate, which was already teased in-game, sees him drop a mortar-like bomb, which then explodes into flames, damaging anyone nearby.

We can also see him launch grenades from his arm, which will be his tactical ability.

Fuse tactical ability
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Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm.

Kings Canyon

Salvo’s unification with the Syndicate was meant to be a joyous occasion, but Fuse’s old friends are certainly not happy about – and decided to crash the party.

This has left Kings Canyon in ruins – ready for a new Season of massive map changes. Respawn have become experts at weaving the game’s lore into actual gameplay, and this is just another example of that.

In the trailer, it appears that Artillery and Slum Lakes have both been destroyed, but we may have to wait until the gameplay trailer to see the full extent of the damage.

Season 8 launches on consoles, PC, and possibly Nintendo Switch, on February 2.