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Mysterious spaceship appears in Apex Legends as possible Season 4 teaser

Published: 21/Jan/2020 22:00

by Albert Petrosyan

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Something mysterious has appeared in the sky above Apex Legends’ World’s Edge map, and players are perceiving it as potentially the first true teaser for the upcoming Season 4.

Season 3 of Apex Legends is slowly but surely winding down, with not much longer left until it officially wraps up ahead of the launch of Season 4.

In fact, January 21 marked exactly two weeks before Season 3 is scheduled to end and Season 4 is set to kick off, and it’s usually around the two-week mark that teasers for the next season start appearing in-game.

Respawn Entertainment / DexertoNot long left until the highly-anticipated Season 4 kicks off in Apex Legends.

That seemed to be the case when players logged on to play on January 21, who noticed a large dark cloud in the sky over Capitol City, with three lights glowing light blue in the midst of it.

The lights are more than likely thrusters, which is why many fans are convinced it’s a spaceship that’s approaching the map. Whatever it is, this is probably the first official teaser for Season 4.

From ground level, the spaceship is hard to see clearly. However, if you climb atop one of the towers in Capitol City with a weapon that has a high-zoom scope equipped, you should be able to spot it quite well.

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What this could mean for Season 4

Needless to say, the appearance of this mysterious flying object has excited the player-base, opening up a Pandora’s Box of theories and speculation as to what this could mean for Season 4.

While it’s unlikely that the next chapter will be based in a new world, since World’s Edge was just introduced in Season 3, whatever is flying down could considerably alter the map as we currently know it.

The most likely possibility is that whoever is riding on board this aerial vessel will be the next new Legend introduced into the battle royale. There is still no clear indication as to who the next new character will be, but there are enough leaks about that suggest Revenant and Forge are the most probable candidates.

Assuming that this is the first Season 4 teaser, the cat is now out of the bag, which means players can expect more and more hints to be dropped by Respawn as we get closer to February 4.

Don’t forget – while Season 3 may be on its last legs, the content-packed Grand Soirée Arcade in-game event is still underway, so be sure to log on and enjoy the plethora of new limited-time modes, cosmetic items, and more.

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Apex Legends dev responds to complaints about “recycled” LTMs

Published: 2/Dec/2020 15:49

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends developer has responded to players’ complaints about bringing back old LTMs (limited-time modes), rather than adding new ones. His candid response shed some light on why Respawn continues to “recycle” LTMs and the effort that goes into perfecting them.

The debate surrounding Respawn’s continued use of recycled LTMs is not a new one. Certain members of the Apex community continue to voice their issue with the lack of all-new LTMs being added to the game.

Although there are have been numerous different limited-time modes since Apex released in 2019, Respawn brings back fan-favorites such as Armed & Dangerous and Always be Closing on a regular basis.

Although these modes are generally well-liked, some have assumed that they are recycled as a low effort means of adding ‘new’ content. However, senior game designer Daniel Klien has explained the team’s thinking.

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‘Winter Express’ is the LTM returning with the Holo-Day Bash event.

Apex dev responds to complaints of “recycled” LTMs

Complaints surrounding LTMs on the Holo-Day Bash announcement thread led to a response from the dev. A number of players had expressed their disappointment that ‘Winter Express’ was just another “recycled” mode.

But, the game designer outlined the amount of effort that had gone into perfecting and reworking the ‘Winter Express’ mode: “between the supply ships and the new stations and a LOT of behind the scenes changes to reduce downtime it feels so much better to me.”

Despite the response, this only led to comments stating that ‘Winter Express’ was still a recycled LTM and that no new content had been added.

This led to an extremely candid statement from the developer that revealed the exact reason Respawn choose to bring back fan-favorite LTMs: “Real talk… everyone ASKS for game modes but looking at our numbers, it doesn’t seem like people play them nearly enough for us to put in the amount of effort required to make a new mode.”

This certainly offers some context to the debate surrounding “recycled” LTMs. If the player numbers don’t justify the resources needed to make a new LTM,  then why would Respawn continue to produce them?

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LTMs are popular for a short period of time before players head back to the main modes.

It’s often difficult for developers to grasp what content a player base is looking for. Although social media can be a good indicator, it often only represents those who shout loudest, rather than the entire community.

Respawn devs remain very active and engage with players about issues, so feedback should always be encouraged.