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How to get into secret bunker on Kings Canyon in Apex Legends

Published: 17/May/2020 10:59 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:23

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends player has exposed a secret landing spot on Kings Canyon that will guarantee you a legendary revive shield each time you head there. 

With the launch of Apex Legends season five, Respawn Entertainment shook up the Kings Canyon map – adding a handful of new locations, while completely destroying old faithful spots like Skulltown. 

As players continue to drop into games during the new season, they’re figuring out where is the best place to land based on loot, potential for early fights, and how their rotations will work. Though, one set of players have uncovered a spot that might not have the best loot, but might go slightly unnoticed.

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Kings Canyon has been shaken up for season five.

The hidden location was pointed out by Reddit user Damon388, who revealed that players can head into the secret bunker under the Broken Coast south landmark without the need to open the hatch from above.

All that is required is that players line-up their drop route correctly so that they can glide safely into gap in the cliffside and not plunge to their death.

Once inside, run to the right side, past the ultimate charging station, down a small hallway, and open up the doors.

A legendary knockdown shield will be waiting on the other side, but don’t charge into the small area with the speed of Octane, otherwise, you might find yourself falling to your death. 

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Other fans have noted that once the location becomes not-so-secret anymore, it might not be the most viable of landing spots, seeing as there isn’t all that much loot to get your hands on aside from the shield.

Regardless of that, though, getting your hands on a legendary item from the start of the game is obviously going to be a huge help and give you a leg up on the competition. Just be wary of needing to find a weapon or two elsewhere on your rotations.

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Apex Legends dev explains why fully-kitted weapon drops won’t be permanent

Published: 12/Jan/2021 11:05

by James Busby

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Apex Legends’ supply drops offer players a chance to get their hands on some incredibly powerful weapons and gear. However, a few fans are worried that the new Airdrop Escalation LTM may influence the way care packages are handled in normal playlists. 

With the Season 7 Collection Event well underway, players have been busy duking it out in the new mode Airdrop Escalation. However, instead of launching as its own playlist, the current LTM has replaced the normal Apex Legends game mode. Unlike the game’s standard care package system, the Airdrop Escalation LTM increases the number of supply drops. 

Every supply drop contains a fully-kitted weapon of different tiers, depending on the round they are dropped into. As a result, late-game fights often reward squads with some truly devastating gear. While this game mode shouldn’t be taken too seriously, some Apex Legends fans are concerned that Respawn may add this new supply drop system to the game permanently. 

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Apex Legends’ supply drops can give squads huge advantages.

While the LTM’s increased supply drops offer little advantage in the early rounds, the mid-to-late game victors are often determined by who has access to red Evo Shields and maxed out guns. In fact, late-game supply drops are always guaranteed to drop incredibly powerful gear that will always give squads a huge advantage. 

“We really don’t wanna mess with the loot game of the base BR to this degree permanently,” says Lead Game Designer Daniel Klein. “There are issues that we’re seeing now already around high saturation of red guns deciding late-game fights.”

Respawn may use LTMs to test various mechanics and future additions, but it certainly seems the devs have no plans to shake up the supply drop meta.  “The loot game is the beating heart of a BR,” says Daniel. “You better have a really good reason to make a change of this magnitude, and I don’t see one.” 

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