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Major changes to Apex Legends floor loot potentially coming in Season 6

Published: 11/Aug/2020 10:14 Updated: 13/Aug/2020 23:19

by Connor Bennett

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The Apex Legends meta could be in for a huge change with the start of Season 6 after one leaker hinted that the R-99 is set to only be available through supply drops.

With the start of Season 6 just on the horizon, Respawn have started dropping hints about what Apex Legends fans can expect. Rampart will finally join the battle as a new legend, the ability to craft items is also coming, and World’s Edge is set for changes – though, an Olympus map might also join the rotation.

As the start date for the new season inches closer and closer, leakers are also starting to work their magic by finding details about what Respawn hasn’t revealed just yet. 

As a result, it looks like the current loot pool of weapons could be in for a major overhaul, with hints that the R-99 may no longer be available off the floor. 

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Rampart is finally joining Apex Legends in Season 6.

The hint comes courtesy of reliable leaker Biast12, who posted a teasing tweet on August 9. In his post, the leaker tweeted the names of the R-99 and Devotion with different emojis attached. 

The Devotion has a set of footprints next to it, seemingly signaling that the LMG will be available as floor loot in the next season instead of supply drops. 

Though, as for the hugely popular SMG weapon, there is a box as well as the medical emoji next to it – seemingly pointing to it only being available via Care Packages. 

Looks like the r-99 may be a care package drop next season from apexlegends

However, the R-99 being in care packages would be a huge change in itself given that weapons aren’t typically found in there. 

Even though Biast has proven to be ultra-reliable in the past, we won’t know if the post is true until Season 6 releases. Yet, the changes would make sense.

The addition of the Volt SMG means something will have to switch out and the R-99, being as powerful as it is, would fit as a supply drop weapon. Though, we’ll just have to see what Respawn has in store. 

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date

Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

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Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.