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New Volt SMG finally coming to Apex Legends in Season 6

Published: 6/Aug/2020 22:25

by Albert Petrosyan

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Apex Legends Season 6 Boosted has been revealed, and that means a lot of content is on its way – including the brand new Volt submachine gun.

Respawn caught a lot of Apex fans by surprise on August 6 by rolling out a launch trailer and details about the upcoming Season 6, which is going to be called ‘Boosted.’

In addition to the new Legend, Rampart, as well as a crafting system, the devs also announced that there will be a new gun added – the Volt SMG.

“Shocking new weapon: Volt,” they wrote. “Charge into battle with this energy SMG that packs a punch.”

Fans of Respawn’s Titanfall series will recognize the Volt as a remake of the SMG that first debuted in Titanfall 2. In that game, the gun fired high energy bolts called blue tracers, which made it extremely effective in close quarters and medium-range gunfights.

It remains to be seen what the devs decided to do with it for Apex Legends, but we do know it’ll remain an energy weapon, joining the Havoc, Devotion, L-STAR, and Charge Rifle as the fifth gun in that category.

Furthermore, it’ll be the first SMG released post-launch, all of the other new weapons in Apex have either been assault rifles (Havoc), LMGs (L-STAR), or sniper rifles (Charge Rifle & Sentinel).

The Volt has been a long time coming in Apex Legends; it was, in fact, found and leaked from the game’s back-end files way back in September of 2019, along with the CAR, another SMG from Titanfall 2.

When Respawn announced that they would be making changes to energy weapons and ammo at the start of Season 4, many expected the new sub to be added then, but the devs went with the Sentinel sniper instead.

Despite numerous leaks and speculation, it didn’t get added at the start of Season 5 either, because the devs opted not to release any new weapon, saying at the time, that “if we continue to add new weapons, the weapon pool will become saturated.”

Now, obviously, that philosophy has changed for S6, which will be very welcome news for the player-base, many of whom have been asking for a new SMG for quite a while now.

You’ll be able to try out the Volt, Rampart, and everything else that’s new when Apex Legends Season 6: Boosted launches on Tuesday, August 18 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Apex Legends Season 7 start date moved forward one week

Published: 21/Oct/2020 22:40 Updated: 21/Oct/2020 23:55

by Tanner Pierce

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After an initial leak and then a change with the Season 6 Battle Pass, it appears that the start date for Apex Legends’ Season 7 start date has been moved up by a week.

Although not officially announced yet by Respawn Entertainment, all indications seem to be pointing to Season 7 kicking off a week earlier than had been originally scheduled.

According to the in-game Battle Pass menu, S7 was initially set to start on November 10, which made sense given the length of a standard Apex Legends season. Now, prominent data-miner ‘Shrugtal’ leaked updated game code that showed the date being changed to November 4.

Following Shrugtal’s tweet, Apex’s Battle Pass menu was adjusted to show that, as of October 21, there were only 14 days left remaining in S6, rather than the 21 that had been displayed earlier the same day.

This all but confirms the date change, which Respawn have not yet explained, although it could be because S6 had been delayed by a week, so this could be the devs wanting to keep subsequent seasons right on schedule rather than all of them also starting a week later.

While this change fixes that issue and also means Apex fans will be able to access Season 7’s content a week earlier, at the same time, they’ll have a week less than originally anticipated to experience everything that Season 6 has to offer.

It makes more sense now that the annual Fight or Fright Halloween-themed event, which starts October 22, is wrapping up on November 3, just in time for the new season to launch.

This change also helps to explain why Respawn have been so teaser-happy recently, putting out voice recordings almost on a daily basis hinting at what’s coming to their prized battle royale in its seventh chapter.

While we don’t know what these recordings mean just yet, since they all seem to be pieces of a larger puzzle, there’s no doubt that the Apex community is getting excited again over that familiarly awesome feeling of new content on the way.

S7 is set to introduce a brand new legend named Horizon and is also expected to add a new machine gun called Predator, although the latter has yet to be confirmed. Of course, players will also have a new battle pass full of content to jump into.

For more information, leaks, and what else to expect, make sure to check out our Apex Legends Season 7 hub here.

This article was written with contributions from Albert Petrosyan.