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New Apex Legends Global Series Finals dates announced

Published: 17/Apr/2020 21:04

by Bill Cooney

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Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment have announced that the Finals of the Apex Legends Global Series Online Tournaments (OT) number five and six will be moving up a day earlier.

The Global Series is Apex Legends’ set of online tournaments taking place throughout 2020, with some of the top teams in Apex esports battling it out.

OT #4 is still scheduled to start on Saturday, April 18, and end on Monday, April 20, but after that, we won’t have to wait as long for tournaments #5 and #6.

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We’re currently in the middle of the Apex Legends Global Series Online Tournaments.

Both OTs #5 and #6 will be moved up and start a day earlier than originally planned. This means the tournaments will now be held May 2-3 and May 30-31, respectively.

Respawn said in a press release they made these changes “in order to better fit competitors’ schedules and those able to watch online.”

“We’re always seeking to better serve our players and fans, and that has never been more true than it is today,” John Nelson, Competitive Gaming Division Commissioner on the game said. “We wanted to give our community the opportunity to continue to play more Apex Legends and get competitions back up and running as soon as possible while ensuring the safety of all players, viewers, and staff.”

Teams are currently trying to fight their way up the Global Series leaderboard, which will conclude with the Grand Finals, after Online Tournament #10 has been played, which is still a ways down the road, considering #4 kicks off this weekend.

All of the Apex Legends OTs can be watched on the game’s official Twitch and YouTube pages, the latter of which is included below:

There are over 600 Apex teams competing in the online tournaments, but so far the favorites to emerge are TSM, Complexity, Team Liquid, Rogue, Luminosity Gaming, Gambit Esports, Natus Vincere, Virtus.pro, North, and more.

With everything going on in the world at least we still have esports to keep us entertained, and the folks at EA and Respawn seemed determined to keep the Apex esports content coming.

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Apex Legends Season 7: New Olympus map and new Legend Horizon

Published: 26/Oct/2020 15:45 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 16:50

by Tanner Pierce

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After debuting the newest Stories from the Outlands short on October 26, Respawn Entertainment has officially revealed Apex Season 7, with the confirmation of a new map, Olympus, and Horizon as the new Legend. 

At long last, Apex Legends is finally getting a brand new map. After being theorized and rumored for months now, Respawn has finally confirmed that fans will be able to drop into Olympus when Season 7 launches.

In addition to the new map, fans will of course be able to utilize a new Legend named Horizon, which at this point everyone expected. There’s been no official confirmation as to what Horizon’s abilities will be, however.

New Map: Olympus

Unfortunately, details about Olympus are sparse right now. The description for the new map reads: “Ascend to a beautiful, lush city in the clouds. Just watch your step — it’s a long way down to the planet below.”

In addition, we also have one small look at the map itself in the form of an image released on the Apex Legends website. It’s a bit hard to make out but fans can clearly see two large tower-like structures, along with an egg-shaped building in the background.

New Legend: Horizon

We’ve expected Horizon for some time since she was teased in Firing Range but now she’s been officially confirmed for Season 7.

The new Stories from The Outlands video reveals her backstory, although it does little to show off how she’ll actually play.

As previously mentioned, there’s been no official confirmation about her abilities, however, her description states that she uses “her newfound mastery of gravity”, which lines up perfectly with the previous leaks for the character, which revealed that uses black holes and gravity lifts to fight other Legends.

New travel mechanic: The Trident

Respawn also revealed something called The Trident and hinted that it was a different way to travel through the new Olympus map but didn’t provide any other details.

Could this be a new fast-travel mechanic or simply a new vehicle allowing players to get around faster? We’ll just have to wait and see. The developer’s official description reads: “Olympus is a big place. Cover ground faster with the Trident. Plenty of room for the whole squad!”

Trident Vehicle in Apex Legends
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First glimpse of the Trident in Apex Legends Season 7.

Season 7 Ranked

Respawn also shared some details about the game’s ranked play for Season 7, including the confirmation that because Olympus will be added to the game, the King’s Canyon map will be removed for now.

While the developer said that there wouldn’t be any major changes for the new season, they have been testing crossplay in Season 6 with a beta period, and will judge the impact of that after the fact.

Clubs

The devs are finally introducing the previously leaked Clubs feature too. There are no exact details on how this feature will work just yet. The description reads: “Find like-minded players, build a community, and Rise Together.

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Clubs are finally coming to Apex Legends.

If previous leaks are to be presumed, then this will work similarly to a clan or guild. You’ll be able to bring together other players in order to more easily find people of similar play-styles, although this has yet to be confirmed.

Apex Legends Season 7 is set to launch on November 4, 2020, which is a week earlier than originally expected.