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Latest Apex Legends Season 5 teaser hints at further map changes

Published: 20/Apr/2020 19:01 Updated: 20/Apr/2020 19:45

by Albert Petrosyan

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A new Apex Legends Season 5 teaser was found on April 20, and although the mysterious mobile device seems to be suggesting that new changes could be made to the World’s Edge map, it’s also raised more questions than it’s answered.

With Season 5 on the horizon in Apex Legends, more and more teasers for the upcoming chapter are starting to pop up both on World’s Edge and Kings Canyon.

According to leaked information, “Phase 2” of these easter eggs was set to kick off on Monday, April 20 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET, with many expecting Respawn Entertainment to add something to the map that sheds some light on what is to come down the line.

Respawn Entertainment; iLootGames - YouTubeThe latest Apex Legends Season 5 teaser found on April 20.

That’s exactly what the developers did, as it didn’t take long for prominent dataminer iLootGames to locate the new teaser, which came in the shape of an inconspicuous mobile device.

Located in one of the control rooms in Sorting Factory, this device can be picked up and interacted with, and when activated, it displays a cryptic message.

“ELECTRICAL DEVICE? CHECK WITH JAIME. MORE TUNNELS… CHECK WEST HALF OF ISLAND.”

While the jury is still out on who “Jaime” is, the second line of the message, the one about “more tunnels,” could be foreshadowing for some map changes coming to World’s Edge, more specifically the “west half of the island.”

The image displayed on the mobile device’s screen also offers some hints, with the red structure potentially being what the developers plan on adding once Season 5 kicks off.

That said, this teaser might not be a clue for map changes at all, and instead, an indicator for where the next easter egg will be located. It’s already been leaked that “Phase 3” will take place on Friday, April 24, so this new device could just be pointing to where that will be found.

iLootGames - TwitterThe schedule for all the Apex Legends Season 5 leaks to be released.

Keen-eyed players will notice the logo featured on the device prior to being activated was that of the Archaeological Research (ARES) Division, an “armed research and development” group from Respawn’s Titanfall series.

The Phase 1 teaser, which popped up on April 16, also came in the form of a mobile phone displaying that very same logo, and it too hinted at some sort of map changes coming to the Singh Labs location on Kings Canyon.

At this point, all this remains convoluted with very little concrete substance to follow up on. For now, we’ll just have to wait until the Phase 3 teaser on April 24 and hope that it offers some clarity to these complex easter eggs.

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Apex Legends dev explains why Legends will never have wall-run abilities

Published: 21/Oct/2020 0:56

by Bill Cooney

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One Respawn dev explained why players shouldn’t get too excited about the Shadow abilities featured in Apex Legend’s new Halloween LTM, since there are no plans to put them in the game proper.

Apex’s popular Fight or Fright event is back, and there’s a brand new mode called Shadow Royale that brings players back from the dead as in the Shadowfall mode from 2019, except in your regular BR format.

Teammates return as shades after dying as long as one member of their squad is still alive. Shadows only have 30 health and can’t use weapons, but move 30 percent faster and respawn after being killed.

They can also wall-run and double jump, but after one user on Reddit suggested these last two would be cool to see on a future Legend, Respawn dev Daniel Klein revealed “it’s very unlikely” we’ll ever see that happen.

“I’d say it’s very unlikely we’d ever put wall running and double jumping on a full Legend,” Klein wrote. “We had a lot more leeway with Shadows because they don’t have guns and it’s not important to chase them down (because they respawn when you kill them anyway).”

The dev referred to these as “sugar high” abilities, which can be very fun, but can decrease replayability when they’re used as permanent features. Ironically, he used Titanfall – which did have a wall-run mechanic – as an example.

“Anecdotally, people absolutely loved the constant sugar high of Titanfall multiplayer, but then also very quickly burned out on it,” the dev noted. “Sure, some players stuck with it for a very long time, but on average it’s the kind of game you play and absolutely love for a few weeks and then you’re kind of done.”

“TLDR: Wallrunning and double jumping are sugar rush mechanics that are good in small doses, in LTMs, and in asymmetric combat situations,” Klein wrote, wrapping things up. “It’s very unlikely they’ll come to Apex proper.

If you read through the entire argument, he does make a solid case for why wall-running and double jumping won’t be coming to an actual Legend, since those kinds of abilities don’t really fit with the game’s core.

If you do want to roll around the map like something straight out of Overwatch as a Shadow, be sure to check out the new LTM during the 2020 Fight or Fright event happening October 22 through November 3.