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EA reveal plans to release Apex Legends on mobile devices

Published: 7/May/2019 21:56 Updated: 7/May/2019 22:45

by Alan Bernal

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EA have confirmed that they plan to release Apex Legends on mobile devices, as part of their conference call on May 7.

The battle royale genre was taken by storm when Respawn Entertainment launched Apex Legends on February 4, and its success has sent a message to EA to get it into more players’ hands.

Apex Legends hit the ground running as soon as it launched as it garnered a massive player base of 50 million players in record time. But that number is soon to grow even further with plans to bring it to more consoles.

Respawn EntertainmentMillions of players have already dropped into King’s Canyon, and it looks like that count will only get bigger from here.

In a May 7 conference call, EA announced their plans to bring the popular shooter to more platforms as it looks to further grow the number of combatants to land in King’s Canyon.

In the meeting, the publisher confirmed that their battle royale was their fastest growing new game with around 30% of Apex players being new to EA products. With that in mind, the company said they’ll be focusing on delivering new content throughout a “long term service” which will include new Legends and the like.

The incredible rise in popularity has led the publisher to look into the possibilities of releasing Apex Legends to more gaming platforms as well as bigger markets.

Is Apex Legends coming to the Nintendo Switch?

Players can already pick from the three of the most popular platforms to play Apex Legends, including PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. With news from the latest conference call, Nintendo Switch players hoping to participate in the Apex Games have a new hope to cling onto as the publisher is set on expanding the reach for the title.

EA said they were going to bring Apex Legends to mobile devices which should skyrocket their already impressive reach.

This is an incredibly good sign for those hoping to one day see Apex Legends on the Nintendo Switch. Although getting the game onto mobile devices might take precedence over a Nintendo Switch port in the near future, it would definitely pave the way for players to someday find Apex Legends in the Nintendo eShop.

EA and Respawn Entertainment have been hard at work to get as many players in their servers as possible, and the latest announcements are sure to get more people landing in King’s Canyon soon.

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Apex Legends drops first teaser for Season 8 Legend and new planet

Published: 16/Jan/2021 10:30 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 11:36

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends is in the final stretch of Season 7, now gearing up for Season 8. That means Respawn are starting to roll out teasers for the next Legend, possible new modes, and even another planet.

On January 15, Apex Legends released a new version of the classic Kings Canyon map out of the blue. On it, Mirage Voyage was back, but there was also some interesting teasers in the sky.

Then, later that same day, they posted on social media what looks to be our first clue about what’s coming in Season 8.

This new teaser mentions Salvo, which we’ve heard about before in Apex Legends. It also features a handshake – and the hands are potentially our first look at the Season 8 Legend.

Season 8 teaser

This teaser wasn’t in-game, but instead posted on the official Apex Legends Twitter and Instagram accounts. It was captioned ‘New Blood’ – possibly a hint at ‘new blood’ joining the Apex games.

In the teaser, we see a handshake between someone representing the planet Salvo, and someone representing the Syndicate. If you’re unaware, the Syndicate are the people behind the Apex Games.

The text reads “The Syndicate and Salvo… Unified at Last. Approved by the Committee of Unification Board.” If you’re confused about what this means we’ll explain below. The image is then stamped with the logo of Salvo M.C. (presumably Salvo Motorcycle Club).

What is Salvo in Apex Legends?

Salvo is another planet in the Outlands, and one that has been independent of the Syndicate, up until now. The most important information we have about Salvo comes from a letter that was on Wattson’s desk. The letter read:

“I am writing to inform you that Salvo – which rejected the Mercenary Syndicate’s position to join Syndicate Space in 2722 – is now being guided by new leadership sympathizers to the cause of peace within the Outlands.

Talks with this new administration was prolonged, but ultimately fruitful; as of today, the Mercenary Syndicate Treaty has been amended, and Salvo will become the seventh world to join Syndicate Space.

Salvo brings with it [redacted]. In the coming [redacted] Office of Public Relations will be rolling out a social [redacted] to dispel inaccuracies about [redacted] to create an appropriate [redacted] for their integration into the Syndicate, [redacted] including exciting new developments within the Apex Games.

At this time do not correspond with the Legends regarding this matter. Expect further instructions [redacted] our office in the days to come.”

Salvo on Wattson's desk
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The letter on Wattson’s desk told us about Salvo and the Syndicate.

Is Salvo a new map?

This is unlikely, at least for the time being. We just got a new map for Season 7 after all. Salvo is a planet too, rather than a singular location (e.g. Olympus is a city on the planet Psamathe).

Season 8 Legend

More likely, Salvo is the home planet of the new Legend, who data miners believe will be called Fuse, and whose abilities will be about explosives (which would actually tie into the name ‘salvo’.)

Another hint is the spaceship we can now see above the map on Kings Canyon and Olympus. The ship has a message which reads simply ‘Salvo Joins Syndicate.’

Expect to see more teasers about Season 8, Salvo and the new Legend in the coming weeks. Season 8 is due to begin in early February, to tie in with the two-year anniversary of Apex Legends.