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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.

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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 7 Ranked changes: Split dates, maps, crossplay

Published: 26/Oct/2020 19:27 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 20:19

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn have revealed what’s to come for Ranked play in Apex Legends Season 7 Ascension, which is going to have two splits across different maps, including the new Olympus arena, and crossplay progression between PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.

The studio’s long term plans of merging their communities into one playlist has finally been realized. But progression towards your rank could play out differently depending on who you squad up with in the Apex Arena.

The Season 7 reveal held its fair share of twists and surprises, like a closer look at Olympus and the new Legend named Horizon, the devs also told us how the Ranked season will be split up.

Players grinding up to Predator will want to know when the mid-season reset will land as well as how rank progression will apply to teams with platters on multiple platforms.

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Horizon will launch with Apex Legends Season 7 Ascension.

Apex Ranked split dates and maps

The Ranked season in Apex is going to be broken into two different splits. One that takes place on Olympus, and the other moving to World’s Edge before the Ascension ends.

The Apex Legends community will be playing on the new map from the start of Season 7 on November 4 to December 15. After that, not only will ranks reset for everyone but teams will be switching over to World’s Edge for the rest of the way until Season 8.

For those keeping track, this means that Kings Canyon won’t be featured in Ascension’s Ranked playlists, though the devs said it would “return in a later season.”

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Crossplay in Apex Legends will have ranked implications for people on multiple platforms.

Ranked Leagues and Crossplay

Console players who opt into crossplay will be able to play with anyone else on Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch. But we warned, if you have one PC player on your team, that means you’ll also be pooled with anyone else on Origin or Steam.

Even though this should dramatically expand the pool of players to matchmake, just know that having someone on PC will invite other players using mouse and keyboard.

Other than that, matchmaking will be the same as normal and lobbies will still be sorted by RP count. For people in Master or Apex Predator ranks, Ranked matches will only earn RP on the platform you’re on.

So if you’re in those particular rank leagues and want to climb higher on PS4, then it won’t carry over to your progress on Xbox or PC.

Season 6 Rank Rewards

Before the end of Season 6, Respawn will of course close out the era with rank-specific rewards for people to add to their inventory.

Respawn Apex Legends Season 6 rewards rank
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Players that achieved Gold to Apex Predator will get exclusive Season 6 Rank rewards in the form of a charm.

There’s going to be everything from Dive Trails to Badges and Charms that correspond to where you ended up in the Rankings by the time Season 7 rolls around.

An overload of content is coming to Apex Legends in Season 7, so keep it tuned to @Dexerto and our Apex Legends channels for all the latest news.