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Does Loba’s new Apex Legends teaser hint at a Warzone-style Gulag?

Published: 2/May/2020 10:45

by Andy Williams

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Following the confirmation of Loba’s upcoming Season 5 debut, some fans are speculating that Apex Legends could be taking a leaf out of Warzone’s book with a potentially game-changing feature.

Respawn dropped a bombshell on April 30, after they all but confirmed Loba for Season 5 with her cinematic reveal and in-game cameos.

But alongside a new Legend (with some inevitable storyline twists to accompany her), could there also be a big change coming to the way the battle royale’s respawn system works?

Loba's cryptic message in Apex Legends.
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One of the in-game teasers teleports you to Loba’s lair, but is there more to this than meets the eye?

Is Loba’s lair a Gulag?

Prominent data miner, ‘iLootGames,’ discovered Loba’s new lair in their recent YouTube video. After the loot bunker has been ransacked, a cryptic message beams from a hologram reading: “Want your treasure back? Come see me!”

While at first this just appears like nothing more than just a quirky message, the data miner later finds a bracelet that teleports them to what is being dubbed as Loba’s hidden lair.

Filled to the brim with Titanfall-esque androids on either side of the long, single-lane bridge, there could be more to Loba’s lair than initially meets the eye. The secret underground location would be perfect for a fight to the death — Gulag style!

On a side note, the underground den is supposedly located just north of Skull Town, on Kings Canyon! Meaning that Loba might have devised a teleport system to allow her to easily move from one location to another.

While yes, this all seems very abstract at first, it wouldn’t be surprising if the whole idea of a Gulag was welcomed with open arms in the Apex Games — adding a fascinating spin on how respawning would work.

Imagine… Your Death Box has timed out and you’re no longer able to play a part of the game, so you have to spectate. Unless, you can be pitted in a last chance saloon on the narrow bridge inside Loba’s lair to earn your place back in either Kings Canyon or World’s Edge!

Of course, Respawn has made some revolutionary changes to the Battle Royale genre with their innovative in-game ping mechanics and respawn system, so surely the developers could look towards their counterparts in bid to change the meta for Season 5.

For now though, this is purely speculation, so don’t get your hopes up too much.

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What’s coming in Apex Legends Season 7? Horizon, Olympus, Trident, more

Published: 28/Oct/2020 16:43 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 18:42

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is on the horizon, which means a new Legend, new weapons and even a new map. So, here’s everything we know so far.

Since releasing back in February 2019, Apex Legends has cemented itself as one of the premier battle royale games around. 

Season 7 has been moved up a week, now starting on November 4, cutting your time short to complete the battle pass, if you’re still grinding through it.

The new Legend added to the roster, Horizon, will no doubt be the biggest talking point, but fans are eagerly awaiting the new map, Olympus, the vehicle, Trident, weapons, and more. So, here’s everything we know so far about what Season 7 could have in store. 

Rampart with her minigun in Apex Legends
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Rampart joined the party in Apex Legends Season 6, but the countdown is on to Season 7.

Apex Legends Season 7 legend

Horizon is set to become the new Legend in Season 7, joining the roster after her teasers in the Firing Range and most recently in the Ascension trailer. However, Respawn hasn’t as of yet confirmed her abilities, but the trailer showcased a fantastic peek into her skills which will no doubt be a great way to secure the win against your enemies.

Data miners have, however, provided us with a clear indication of what Horizon’s abilities will be like, one being Gravity Lifts, which we got a teaser of in-game.

Horizon in Apex Legends
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Our first look at Horizon in-game in Apex Legends.

Olympus map in Apex Legends Season 7

Respawn also previously treated fans to a small look at the new map, Olympus, via an Instagram Apex Legends effect. With the release of the Ascension trailer on October 28, however, we get a broader view of this stunning map.

The map is bright and highly saturated, full of pink and red-hued trees, lush grass, and gigantic sprawling architecture that will make for a refreshing change from the already fantastic maps available to players in the past.

Olympus is a city in the sky, but it has changed drastically from how it looked before disaster hit it.

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
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Apex Legends is moving to Olympus on Psamanthe in Season 7

Apex Legends buffs in Season 7

In the case of Legend changes, the Respawn team regularly tweaks a few things at the start of each season – be it cutting down a cooldown on a certain ability or giving a legend a brand new passive. 

Pathfinder has already been confirmed to be getting a buff in the near future, and it makes sense that this would come in Season 7. 

Respawn have now also confirmed that Mirage and Rampart will be getting buffs in the new Season, though haven’t given any details on what exactly they will be yet.

New vehicle: The Trident

a new vehicle called the trident that looks like a hovercraft is shown in the new ascension trailer
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The Trident, a hovercraft-style vehicle appears throughout the new Ascension trailer

We have also been treated to a new peak at the Trident; a new vehicle that seems to resemble a hovercraft and can take multiple passengers. This is sure to be a fantastic addition to the arsenal of options available to players in how they traverse the map and get that edge over their enemies.

Season 7 introduces clubs

The official Apex Legends website also confirms Clubs are arriving, which as of now are only described as being a way to “find like-minded players, build a community, and rise together.” It will be interesting to see how these Clubs are developed and what it will mean for those that are in them.

Apex on Steam

With the launch of Season 7, Apex Legends will become available for the first time on Steam, with even greater news: player progress will carry over if you were playing on Origin before. Playing on Steam in Season 7 will also give players special Valve-inspired gun charms. This is a fantastic addition for those who like to utilize Steam as their centralized hub for their gaming.

New weapon type: Gadgets

It has also been suggested that a new weapon type – Gadgets – are also set to appear in Apex Legends in the future.

Reliable data miner Shurgtal pointed out that there is in-game code for Gadgets and suggested that they could be things like smoke grenades that are non-combat throwable items. These haven’t appeared in-game during Season 6, and could be ripe for Season 7.

As we approach the new season, we’ll keep this post updated with any claims from reliable lakers or just flat out confirmed changes from Respawn themselves.