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Images of 19 new Apex Legends items leaked: Plasma Turret, Spider, more

Published: 12/Nov/2019 2:56 Updated: 13/Nov/2019 13:44

by Brad Norton

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The latest information to be datamined in Apex Legends gives a first look at an assortment of potential upcoming content, from weapons and equipment to mysterious new items, it seems as though a huge update is coming in the very near future.

Datamined content and leaks are nothing new to the Apex Legends community, however, a brand new batch of information uncovered on November 11 might be one of the biggest to date.

While potential Legends have been the focus in a number of recent leaks, recently uncovered files have shown a plethora of upcoming weapons, equipment, and so much more.

Arguably the standout item from the latest batch of leaked content is the spider item. Without any context, there’s no telling just how this creature model might work its way into the game but with six prongs emerging from the item, it could be used to deal damage to opposing players.

As various other recent leaks have indicated, spiders could be used from a distance to spit out toxic mist. Audio files that were made public in July might finally see the light of day in Apex Legends if this model is soon implemented in some capacity.

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Also uncovered in the datamine was the model for a ‘proximity detonator.’ An explosive that can be planted anywhere on the map and remotely detonated by the touch of a button, C4 is often a staple in FPS games and could be making its way to Apex Legends in the very near future.

Considering how fast-paced the battle royale title can be, with highly mobile Legends such as Octane, the remote explosive would have to pack quite a punch to prove effective.

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Additionally, a new folder name shed light on a ‘plasma turret’ that might be introduced down the line. While flamethrowers and remote turrets were leaked in March of 2019, this new item could be the first instance of a player-controlled turret in Apex Legends.

Perhaps this item could accompany a new Legend entirely, or find itself in an update to the World’s Edge map. It’s safe to say that a fast-firing turret could prove devastating in the battle royale title.

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One of the most intriguing aspects of the new reveal was the abundance of unique melee weapons on display. From a bolo sword to a screwdriver specifically for Octane, it appears as though a future update will implement a wide array of melee-centric items.

There’s no telling whether these newly leaked weapons will be purchasable Heirlooms or if they will be unlocked through various other means but it will certainly be interesting to see new close-range items in combat.

Here’s a full breakdown of everything featured in the latest datamine.

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LOOT COMPASS

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BOLO SWORD

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SCREWDRIVER

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SENTRY SHIELD

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CABER SHOT (THROWN)

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COMBAT KNIFE

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DRONE FRAG

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TABLET MINI

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FIRETEAM DROP POD

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PROJECTILE ROCKET LAUNCHER

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DRONE ATTACK

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WORKER DRONE

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PILOT HELMET 

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GRUNT HELMET

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GRENADE INDICATOR / FRAG SENTRY

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While there’s no telling when some of these weapons and items might find their way into the game, do take these datamined files with a grain of salt. There’s no guarantee that every single image on display will eventuate into a new piece of content in-game.

With the frequency of leaks from the avid Apex Legends community however, there’s a good chance we see more information on some of these items in the very near future.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.