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New SMG weapon leaked for Apex Legends Season 3

Published: 11/Sep/2019 16:10 Updated: 11/Sep/2019 18:16

by Calum Patterson

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With Apex Legends‘ third season fast approaching, leaks are beginning spill out as data miners access the game files to uncover unreleased content, and we now have a look at a new weapon expected for Season 3.

So far, only two new weapons have been added since launch – the Havoc energy rifle, and the L-Star (although the latter was only available in care packages).

This is a little thin for a free-to-play battle royale game, where new content is key to keeping players engaged, so it’s almost certain that a new weapon will be added soon, presumably alongside the launch of the new season, just like the L-Star.

New leaked Apex Legends weapon – Volt SMG

Prolific data miner @That1MiningGuy, who also leaked the name and contents of the Season 3 battle pass, has uncovered the model for a new SMG, inspired by Titanfall weapon ‘Volt’.

This compact SMG was an energy weapon in Titanfall 2, which would make sense as an Apex Legends addition, as we don’t have an energy SMG yet, only an Assault Rifle (Havoc), LMG (Devotion) and Sniper (Triple Take).

It’s unclear if the weapon will retain its Titanfall name, however. Other weapons from the series have had their names adjusted slightly, such as the ‘R-201’ becoming ‘R-301’, or the ‘R-97’ becoming the ‘R-99’.

That1MiningGuyModels for the Volt SMG in the game files.

The leaker, That1MiningGuy, dismissed suggestions from some fans that it could, in fact, be another Titanfall SMG, the CAR, which does admittedly look similar.

However, on close inspection of the models, it is clear that this new weapon in the Apex Legends game files is indeed the Volt.

Some have also suggested that the game files could simply be leftovers from Titanfall, as some assets were reused for Apex Legends.

However, as pointed out by the leaker, there are weapon skins for the Volt which are specific to Apex – meaning it can’t be a leftover asset.

Of course, as with all leaks, it’s subject to change, and these assets could still be in development. However, with Season 3 just around the corner, and a new weapon expected, it looks very much like the Volt energy SMG will be coming to Kings Canyon.

We can only hope that whatever the new weapon is, it isn’t left only to care packages, and is instead added to ground loot. Although the L-Star is very powerful, it’s limited in use as it has restricted ammo, and you’ll have to get lucky to find it in the first place.

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Apex Legends Season 8 launch trailer reveals Fuse abilities and destroyed Kings Canyon

Published: 21/Jan/2021 16:12

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment have given a first look at the new Legend Fuse and his abilities in action, plus the obliteration of Kings Canyon, in the Apex Legends Season 8 Launch trailer.

Fuse, real name Walter Fitzroy is the eighth post-launch Legend to join the Apex games, bringing the total to 16 – double what the game had at launch.

As his name implies, his abilities are all about explosives, and he’s a blow-it-up-first, ask questions later, type character. Hailing from Salvo – a new planet we’ve only just found out about – he’s also bringing a new weapon with him, the 30-30 repeater.

The launch trailer, released on January 21, gives us our first look at two key parts of the upcoming season: Fuse’s ability kit, and the new-look Kings Canyon.

Season 8 Launch Trailer

 

Fuse abilities in Apex Legends

Although not completely explained, this trailer gives us a look at Fuse using his abilities, which he’ll have in the Apex games.

His ultimate, which was already teased in-game, sees him drop a mortar-like bomb, which then explodes into flames, damaging anyone nearby.

We can also see him launch grenades from his arm, which will be his tactical ability.

Fuse tactical ability
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Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm.

Kings Canyon

Salvo’s unification with the Syndicate was meant to be a joyous occasion, but Fuse’s old friends are certainly not happy about – and decided to crash the party.

This has left Kings Canyon in ruins – ready for a new Season of massive map changes. Respawn have become experts at weaving the game’s lore into actual gameplay, and this is just another example of that.

In the trailer, it appears that Artillery and Slum Lakes have both been destroyed, but we may have to wait until the gameplay trailer to see the full extent of the damage.

Season 8 launches on consoles, PC, and possibly Nintendo Switch, on February 2.