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New Apex Legends easter egg teases major Season 5 map changes

Published: 17/Apr/2020 1:11

by Alan Bernal

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A newly discovered Apex Legends easter egg added more information to the battle royale’s deep lore, while also teasing possible changes to Kings Canyon in Season 5.

Landing at the Dome on World’s Edge, user ‘HIRUZENandENMA’ showed how to find the new easter egg in Apex Legends. After activating the Ares Division device, a small map of a laboratory maze beneath the ground can be seen on the screen.

Aside from the valuable information that it adds to the Apex lore tag, it also serves as the first of many teasers for Season 5 – which could take players to a new map or back to an upgraded Kings Canyon.

HIRUZENandENMA via Reddit
This could be the first of many Apex Legends Season 5 teasers.

With the end of Season 4 seemingly on the horizon, it’s not uncommon for Respawn to begin the hype train for the next chapter of the game – but the direct implications they tend to have for the title is a grasping element that keeps players on their toes.

A prominent location during Kings Canyon was the underground facility called ‘Singh Labs.’ Although the image of the device shows noticeable extensions, possibly foreshadowing reconstruction from the blocked off corridors in the game.

However, a direct link to possible changes in the next season is murky, at best. Respawn could be planning a series of hints to come.

New teaser found today in the dome, what could this mean? from ApexLore

There’s a relationship outside of the Apex Legends servers, where the devs plant interactive games while waiting for the community to stumble onto its trail. It’s a fun dynamic like this that keeps the community locked into any follow-up teasers.

‘TheGamingMerchant,’ a prominent Apex data miner and lore master, can already see the implications this kind of teaser might have.

“‘Has the puzzle just began, or is there more to the puzzle?’” TheGamingMerchant asked.

(timestamp at 0:52 for mobile readers)

Data miner ‘The_Suum’ also shared an image of “some underground thing” which could be linked to a future teaser

An image from another miner called ‘Shrugtal’ shows what could be a schedule for future teasers, as well.

There are bound to be more surprises as Apex Legends ramps up to Season 5, and fans will be anticipating and speculate about the next chapter for the battle royale.

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Apex Legends Season 8 early patch notes: Legends buffs, bug fixes, more

Published: 24/Jan/2021 15:22

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends Season 8: Mayhem update is due to drop on February 2, and although patch notes aren’t expected until right before the update goes live, we already know of a bunch of confirmed changes and fixes coming. Here’s an early look at what the patch notes are expected to include.

Obviously, the main changes will be the addition of the new Legend, Fuse, who hails from Salvo, as well as the new weapon – the 30-30 repeater.

Kings Canyon will also be massively changed, as Fuse’s entrance to the Apex games did not go smoothly and his old friend Maggie crashed the party – literally.

But, the most exciting part of the patch notes themselves will be seeing how Respawn has adjusted the various Legends with nerfs and buffs, plus some of the quality of life changes planned.

Apex Legends Season 8: Early patch notes

New Legend: Fuse

Straight from Salvo, Fuse is an explosive Legend, and his abilities reflect this. He can shoot projectiles from his prosthetic arm, and his ultimate will shoot a mortar-like missile, which explodes into a ring of fire.

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Fuse joins the Apex roster in Season 8.

New Weapon: 30-30 Repeater

We didn’t get a new weapon in Season 7, but we are in Season 8. Fuse brings the 30-30 repeater straight from Salvo. It’s a lever-action rifle that packs a punch.

30-30 repeater and battle pass
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The 30-30 Repeater will be added to the loot pool this February.

Kings Canyon map changes

The arrival of Fuse has obliterated Kings Canyon. Original POIs including Slum Lakes and Artillery have been destroyed, and there is a new hue to the map.

Kings Canyon destroyed in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
A massive explosion on Kings Canyon has completely changed the map.

New Season 8 Battle Pass: Mayhem

As always, there will be a fresh battle pass for the new season, which will include over 100 items.

We don’t know if there will be any changes to the battle pass system yet, like there was in Season 7.

Legend changes

These are the Legend buffs and nerfs that Respawn have said will be coming in Season 8. Check out a full explanation and details on each change here.

Note: This is not a final list of all Legends that are getting changes in the Season 8 update.

Rampart

  • Adding 45 health to her Amped Cover

Wraith

  • Respawn say they are looking at changes to Wraith’s hitbox, to bring her in line with other Legends.

Horizon

  • Respawn are looking at nerfs to her tactical ability, but haven’t confirmed the exact changes they’re making yet.

Revenant

  • Respawn have been struggling to find a good buff for Revenant, but are looking at hitbox adjustments

Wattson

  • Respawn are looking for ways to make Wattson more fun, without making her more powerful

Mirage

  • Fix for decoys making footstep noise – this was originally in the Fight Night patch notes, but has been removed and will be coming in a future update, possibly with Season 8.

Caustic

  • Caustic hammer breaking doors – this was also originally in the Fight Night patch notes, but has been removed and will be coming in a future patch, possibly with Season 8.
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Respawn Entertainment
Horizon is due for a slight nerf in Season 8.

Quality of Life

  • In-game damage tracker added

Bug Fixes

  • Heirloom store not showing all Heirlooms
  • Players told they are buying Gibraltar’s Heirloom when buying Caustic’s Heirloom
  • Legend skins for Mirage and Bangalore affecting aim down sights
  • Errors relating to private matches
  • Players can’t hear each other in cross-play lobbies

Ranked Play

A new Ranked Series will begin at the start of Season 8: Ranked Series 7. We expect that there will be two splits in the season again, with the first probably on World’s Edge. It’s unlikely that the new Kings Canyon features in Ranked, until players are used to the changes.

Season 8 Collection Event

Data miners have uncovered files related to an Anniversary Collection Event in Season 8. Although collection events typically start midway through the Season, this time it could potentially start earlier, given that the 2-year anniversary of Apex Legends is February 4 – two days after Season 8 starts.


That’s everything we know at the moment about what’s coming in the Season 8 update patch notes.

We’ll keep you updated with more changes as they come, and of course when Respawn releases the full patch notes.