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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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Ultimate Apex Legends quiz: Test your knowledge of the Outlands

Published: 22/Jan/2021 16:13 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 16:37

by David Purcell

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Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends was an overnight sensation and it’s barely slowed down. In its two years of success, there’s been map changes galore, new legends joining the fight, and an ever-evolving meta – but we’re here to test your knowledge with a quiz.

Kings Canyon was the original map we all dropped into on that fine day of February 4, 2019. Fast forward 24 months, Apex Legends is still one of the most popular battle royale’s – but a lot has changed.

As we approach Season 8, there’s 15 characters to play with, two maps to drop into, and a weapons list containing 24 different guns. On top of that, each seasonal update has delivered different tweaks to gameplay and snippets of Legend lore for various fighters – which means the scope for our quiz questions is quite broad.

By now, you will have been named Champions of the Arena on numerous occasions. But, do you have what it takes to get a perfect score on our ultimate Apex Legends quiz?

Take our Apex Legends quiz!

Your test score will determine just how well you know the Outlands in the Apex world.

The world, of course, is connected to that of the Titanfall series, which was also developed by Respawn Entertainment. Many weapons and features have crossed over between planets, presumably with even more of that to come in the future.

Fuse tactical ability
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Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm. He’s coming in Season 8.

Fuse is the latest to join Apex Legends as a playable character, with a new 30-30 Repeater rifle being added too. For more details on that, check out some of the stories we’ve covered for the game’s next major update:

Don’t be too downhearted if you don’t receive a perfect score this time, but if you are named a Champion, be sure to tweet us @TitanfallBlog on Twitter.