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How to reach Dropship & other secret areas in Apex Legends Firing Range

Published: 30/Nov/2019 0:26

by Albert Petrosyan

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There are a lot of secret spots and glitched areas in Apex Legends’ new Firing Range training area, and players have found many of them in their search for the mysterious Season 3 easter egg.

The recently-released Firing Range is a massively-revamped version of the previous training area in Apex Legends, as it includes many new options for players looking to practice.

It also features a variety of hard-to-get-to secret areas, like the Dropship, as well as a supposedly massive easter egg that the developers teased in their November 27 Devstream.

Players have spent countless hours in search of it, and although no one has found it yet, they have stumbled across some of those unknown parts of the map.

Most of those spots are difficult to reach, either because Respawn placed them that way intentionally or they’re glitched and require a specific process to get into.

Respawn EntertainmentAside from being a great training area, the new Firing Range features a lot of secrets.

How to glitch outside of the map in Firing Range

In order to reach most of the hidden areas in Firing Range, you must first glitch yourself outside of the map. To do this, you must walk into the entrance chamber that you load into at the start of your session.

On the right side of the chamber, where the rock wall meets the pathway to outside, there is a corner you must climb into and follow these steps:

  1. Start climbing onto the ledge and switch to Wraith.
  2. Start walking against the wall and switch to Crypto, which will allow you to fully climb onto the rock ledge.
  3. Once on the ledge, switch to Pathfinder and grapple, which will land you outside of the map.
Respawn Entertainment / The Gaming MerchantThe right corner of the entrance room where the rock wall meets the exit arch is where you can glitch out of the map.

How to get into the Dropship outside of Firing Range

One of the most interesting things to visit outside of the Firing Range map is the parked Dropship that carries all players over World’s Edge at the start of every match.

Getting to the Dropship isn’t easy. You must first drop into the water and run a long way to another rock island and begin climbing up, which involves a lot of calculating.

Using Pathfinder is essential to the climbing process, and it’s recommended that you also carry a lot of Ultimate Accelerants to keep regenerating your Zipline Ultimate Ability as well as a sniper rifle to be able to see farther away.

Once you’ve finished the climb, the Dropship will there to greet you at the top, and you will be able to see the inside of it by switching to Crypto and using his drone.

Interestingly enough, the developers made the inside of this version of the Dropship very detailed with a high-quality design, despite the fact that players aren’t even supposed to reach it (technically).

Respawn Entertainment / The Gaming MerchantFor whatever reason, the interior of the Dropship was designed with a lot of attention to detail.

For an in-depth video about all of these glitched secret areas and detailed steps on how to reach them, you can check out the video below, courtesy of popular Apex YouTuber ‘The Gaming Merchant.’

There are some who believe that the Dropship is the easter egg that the developers have teased, seeing how so much effort was put into making it very detailed inside.

However, most think it’s too simple to be THE easter egg, especially since it really doesn’t hint at anything or serve any purpose, so the hunt for the biggest secret in Firing Range rolls on.

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Apex Legends dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 21:10

by Alan Bernal

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The era of ‘red dots’ littered across Apex Legends’ menu tabs will finally come to an end after Respawn confirmed they’re implementing a ‘mark all as seen’ button to the game.

Apex’s bustling community is rejoicing after the developers indicated the long-awaited quality of life update that is scheduled for the next patch, if everything goes to plan.

While fans of the game have known for a while that the feature was pending, there hasn’t been much news of it since seeing it on Respawn’s Trello board a while ago. Since the conversation’s gone dark, it’s been a waiting game to see if the developers would follow-up on the organizational feature.

Well, an inquiring fan created a mock-up of what the ‘mark all as seen’ button could look like within the character-select screen. But fiction turned into reality once Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Z. Klein, chimed into the discussion.

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The red dots on tabs have cursed the Apex Legends menu screen for a while.

“Could we get a ‘Mark all as seen’ button? Would be useful instead of going through all the menus to clear the icons,” user ‘TigerTankSniper’ suggested, before Klein was happy to oblige.

“Good news! That’s probably coming in the next patch! John Hodgson put that one in not too long ago,” Klein was happy to report. Hodgson is another Senior Game Designer at Respawn, who’s about to make a lot of the Apex fans really happy.

Since the launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019, there’s been a ton of content regularly injected into the battle royale. This stretches from Legends, weapon cosmetics, sky trails, holo sprays, voice lines, banners, and a lot more.

As much as the fans have loved adding troves of content to their personal libraries, every time something new gets added a small red dot appears to notify players of the change.

“I have an army of them because all the useless blue and white items I get, not really motivated enough to click on all them so now it just keeps growing bigger and bigger,” one person wrote.

The thing is, those little indicators can be persistent and a bit of a bother; hence, the quality of life update that’s coming into the game very soon.

But the community can let out a collective sigh of relief seeing as they shouldn’t be a problem in Apex Legends after the next update.