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New Apex Legends Season 2 teaser hints at “wildlife intrusions,” activates Repulsor Tower

Published: 25/Jun/2019 21:03 Updated: 25/Jun/2019 22:50

by Albert Petrosyan

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Developers Respawn Entertainment have released another teaser for the second season of Apex Legends, giving players a hint at what they can expect. 

With the highly anticipated Season 2 of Apex Legends fast approaching, players are getting more and more excited about the flurry of new content and changes coming to the game.

Despite a lot of information about the new season having already been announced by Respawn, there is still much that’s been left unclear, giving the developers at least some things to tease and drop hints about. 

The latest teaser came on June 25, in the form of a tweet that contained some sort of ‘Service Report’ for the Repulsor Tower location on the map.

The teaser identifies an issue with the location, stating that there are “wildlife intrusions into arena. Standard wear and tear.” 

Around the same time that this teaser was tweeted out, the Repulsor Tower was turned on in-game, with its numerous wings starting to rotate at various speeds.

This is yet another hint that something big is likely set to go down at the location, although players will have to probably wait until the launch of Season 2 to see exactly what that is. 

What does this all mean?

Of course, in some ways, these teasers and hints raise just as many questions as they answer, with players wondering what exactly Respawn have in store for the start of the next season.

There are some definite parallels that exist between these teasers and leaks that have surfaced over the past few weeks, which also point to the Repulsor Tower being involved in some sort of in-game event.

According to game files dug up by data-miners and Apex enthusiasts, the Repulsor Tower will be ‘hacked’ at the end of Season 1, causing it to let a lot of water and creatures into King’s Canyon, leading to significant changes to the map.

These files suggest that a yet-to-be-announced Legend named Crypto will be doing the hacking with his powerful laptop, leading many to believe that he could also make his debut in Season 2, alongside the already-confirmed Wattson

Respawn EntertainmentThe yet-to-be-announced Legend Crypto could make a surprise appearance in Apex Legends Season 2.

When does Apex Legends Season 2 release?

Season 2 of Apex Legends is expected to launch on July 2, 2019, and will include a brand new battle pass, the newest Legend Wattson, the long-awaited L-STAR weapon, and much more. 

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What’s coming in Apex Legends Season 7? Horizon, Olympus, Trident, more

Published: 28/Oct/2020 16:43 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 18:42

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is on the horizon, which means a new Legend, new weapons and even a new map. So, here’s everything we know so far.

Since releasing back in February 2019, Apex Legends has cemented itself as one of the premier battle royale games around. 

Season 7 has been moved up a week, now starting on November 4, cutting your time short to complete the battle pass, if you’re still grinding through it.

The new Legend added to the roster, Horizon, will no doubt be the biggest talking point, but fans are eagerly awaiting the new map, Olympus, the vehicle, Trident, weapons, and more. So, here’s everything we know so far about what Season 7 could have in store. 

Rampart with her minigun in Apex Legends
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Rampart joined the party in Apex Legends Season 6, but the countdown is on to Season 7.

Apex Legends Season 7 legend

Horizon is set to become the new Legend in Season 7, joining the roster after her teasers in the Firing Range and most recently in the Ascension trailer. However, Respawn hasn’t as of yet confirmed her abilities, but the trailer showcased a fantastic peek into her skills which will no doubt be a great way to secure the win against your enemies.

Data miners have, however, provided us with a clear indication of what Horizon’s abilities will be like, one being Gravity Lifts, which we got a teaser of in-game.

Horizon in Apex Legends
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Our first look at Horizon in-game in Apex Legends.

Olympus map in Apex Legends Season 7

Respawn also previously treated fans to a small look at the new map, Olympus, via an Instagram Apex Legends effect. With the release of the Ascension trailer on October 28, however, we get a broader view of this stunning map.

The map is bright and highly saturated, full of pink and red-hued trees, lush grass, and gigantic sprawling architecture that will make for a refreshing change from the already fantastic maps available to players in the past.

Olympus is a city in the sky, but it has changed drastically from how it looked before disaster hit it.

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
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Apex Legends is moving to Olympus on Psamanthe in Season 7

Apex Legends buffs in Season 7

In the case of Legend changes, the Respawn team regularly tweaks a few things at the start of each season – be it cutting down a cooldown on a certain ability or giving a legend a brand new passive. 

Pathfinder has already been confirmed to be getting a buff in the near future, and it makes sense that this would come in Season 7. 

Respawn have now also confirmed that Mirage and Rampart will be getting buffs in the new Season, though haven’t given any details on what exactly they will be yet.

New vehicle: The Trident

a new vehicle called the trident that looks like a hovercraft is shown in the new ascension trailer
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The Trident, a hovercraft-style vehicle appears throughout the new Ascension trailer

We have also been treated to a new peak at the Trident; a new vehicle that seems to resemble a hovercraft and can take multiple passengers. This is sure to be a fantastic addition to the arsenal of options available to players in how they traverse the map and get that edge over their enemies.

Season 7 introduces clubs

The official Apex Legends website also confirms Clubs are arriving, which as of now are only described as being a way to “find like-minded players, build a community, and rise together.” It will be interesting to see how these Clubs are developed and what it will mean for those that are in them.

Apex on Steam

With the launch of Season 7, Apex Legends will become available for the first time on Steam, with even greater news: player progress will carry over if you were playing on Origin before. Playing on Steam in Season 7 will also give players special Valve-inspired gun charms. This is a fantastic addition for those who like to utilize Steam as their centralized hub for their gaming.

New weapon type: Gadgets

It has also been suggested that a new weapon type – Gadgets – are also set to appear in Apex Legends in the future.

Reliable data miner Shurgtal pointed out that there is in-game code for Gadgets and suggested that they could be things like smoke grenades that are non-combat throwable items. These haven’t appeared in-game during Season 6, and could be ripe for Season 7.

As we approach the new season, we’ll keep this post updated with any claims from reliable lakers or just flat out confirmed changes from Respawn themselves.