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First look at Olympus map POIs in Apex Legends leaked

Published: 28/Oct/2020 9:54

by Calum Patterson

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With Apex Legends Season 7 now under just over one week away, the first looks at the upcoming map Olympus have been revealed – some by Respawn themselves, but also due to leaks.

On October 27, Apex Legends’ official Instagram account revealed the first look at Olympus via two new AR effects, which allowed users to get a 360-degree view of the area, both from a distance and internally.

However, these were only intended as teasers, and revealed little more than the general shape of the city in the sky, and a look at the new Trident vehicle, which players can use for easy transport.

But, also on October 27, the first leaks of the map also surfaced online, shared by reliable data miner Biast12. One of these leaked images actually gives us an overview of the whole map, and the POIs.

Olympus in Apex Legends
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You can see Olympus for yourself by using special effects on Instagram.

Olympus map leaks

Although far from the best quality images, these leaks show what appears to be the map in its entirety. They also revealed that Pathfinder will be getting the first ‘Town Takeover’ event in the new Season.

It should be noted, that it’s not possible to see the scale of the map from these images alone – so any fears about the size of the map are likely premature.

This first image shows all the new POIs, such as Gardens, Docks, Turbine and Oasis. Oasis is actually the zone that was visible in the Instagram effects.

Olympus POIs

  • Turbine
  • Orbital
  • Cannon Rift
  • Docks
  • Hammond Labs
  • Power Grid
  • Carrier
  • Oasis
  • Elysium
  • Hydroponics
  • Bonsai Plaza
  • Solar Array
  • Grow Towers
  • Gardens
  • Energy Depot
  • Estates

Other leaked images reveal a look at some of these POIs, but clearly not in all their glory, as they are rather fuzzy gameplay shots.

We should see more of the map very soon, as the Season 7 launch trailer will go live on October 28, at 8AM PT. This should be our first look at Olympus officially (Instagram effects notwithstanding).

Although there may be some concerns about the size of the map from these images, the Trident vehicle has been added because Olympus is apparently “a big place” – so we’ll just have to wait until we can play it ourselves.

Season 7 of Apex Legends starts on November 4.

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Smart Apex Legends trick gives Horizon OP movement speed

Published: 17/Nov/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have got an interesting use for Horizon’s Gravity Lift tactical ability that could help her become a pain to deal with in tight spaces.

After all the rumors and speculation about Valk, Horizon joined the Apex Legends party with the start of Season 7, giving players the chance to tweak their playstyle thanks to her abilities. 

Her ultimate, the Black Hole is the star of the show as it gives Horizon and her teammates the chance to suck enemies towards them with a mini black hole, resulting in free damage and kills as the enemies struggle to crawl away from it. 

As for Horizon’s tactical, the Gravity Lift, it might bear a resemblance to Octane’s launch pad – given that you can use it to jump to higher spots. However, it might be more powerful if you need to outplay an enemy while in a tight space.

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Season 7 also introduced Horizon to the roster of Legends in the game.

As Reddit user loseryeet shows, instead of using the Gravity Lift to propel yourself to another spot, it’s actually better to use the air strafe speed boost that you get from it to outplay an opponent. 

If you toss the Gravity Lift down under, say one of the floating homes at Estates or Gardens, you can simply use the floor above you to control your movement instead of blasting off into the sky. 

It might be a quite situational tip, given that you’d need to be in a part of the map where your head can pretty much hit a roof of a floor, but the speed boost you get – as seen in loseryeet’s video – is pretty great and can leave your opponents bamboozled. 

Quite niche, but trap yourself under a building with horizons tactical for insane strafe speeds from apexuniversity

As situational as it is, you will still need to have some solid movement skills in your back pocket, otherwise, you’ll go flying off to one side and give your enemy a chance to win the gunfight. 

If you manage to master the situational tip, you’ll definitely get a leg up on some foes, plus, you’ll be able to look out for it if someone tries to use it against you.