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Next Apex Legends map potentially teased in Season 5 trailer

Published: 6/May/2020 10:32

by David Purcell

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Respawn Entertainment might be taking Apex Legends players to a brand new map real soon, based on some potential teasers spotted in the Season 5 launch trailer. 

There has been no official confirmation of a new map being included in the battle royale title’s next major update just yet. Although, even if the landscape of the Apex Games doesn’t change in S5, this could be an indication about the next destination for legends.

In the past, there has been speculation about whether or not a new planet might be explored in the coming months, and now some fans now think they have been given their biggest clue yet about those ideas coming to fruition.

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Back in Season 3, Apex Legends players thought Psamathe might be the next map – but it turned out they were wrong.

After EA revealed the game’s latest trailer on May 5, eagle-eyed players spotted something very interesting about one particular frame of the video. There has been a mention of another known planet in the series’ solar system, and that planet is the homeworld of Octane – Psamathe.

It might actually be a familiar name for veteran players. Back in Season 3, some were left thinking the same thing as they are now, after Respawn revealed a blog post mentioning Psamathe. The specific phrase said: “Images of the disaster (in Kings Canyon) have been splashed across holoscreens from Solace to Psamathe.”

We now know that World’s Edge was to be the new map on that occasion, but based on some screen grabs of the latest trailer, things might be different next time.

Will we be going to Psamanthe in future seasons? (S5 trailer spoiler) from apexlegends

Respawn teasing a new Apex Legends map?

As seen in the post above, from user PoetryBonesGabby, the island of Psamathe has been mentioned once again. The text mentions a production facility that’s based there and for all we know so far, we might soon get a chance to see it.

If you can’t make out what the text says there, you can check it out in the full trailer (timestamped at 1:01), or check out the closeup below.

While showing off Loba, the trailer featured a short scene where she fires at a face behind glass. In one shot, we can see that the text: “Psamathe production facility 819 powered up. Standing by to retrieve. Transfer complete.”

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Here’s what the potential teaser says.

As noted, Respawn are yet to confirm the arrival of a new map for Apex Legends Season 5, which kicks off on May 12. So, it’s possible this is little more than a simple nod to another planet in the Titanfall universe, for no particular reason.

However, this could be the first teaser for the next map added to the battle royale title – either soon, or in the future. Only time will tell.

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Apex Legends stand by ban after LuLuLuvely reports “innocent” player

Published: 22/Oct/2020 21:39

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment have said they stand by a ban ruling that caused controversy in the Apex Legends community, after NRG streamer ‘LuLuLuvely’ reported a player who protested their innocence on Reddit.

After a hacker mowed down a team of streamers including Lulu, the NRG content creator immediately filed a report to Respawn’s security team member Conor ‘Hideouts’ Ford to sort the situation.

According to LuLuLuvely, her claim included a clip that clearly shows the enemy Gibraltar blatantly hacking. However, the person playing Bloodhound alongside Gibby was also ousted.

The Bloodhound, who initially disputed the decision under their Reddit account ‘KongoBoom,’ slammed Respawn and Hideouts for how the process was carried out and reaffirmed their innocence. Their post was titled “Killing streamers got me banned.”

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The Bloodhound player in question claimed innocence, but Respawn’s investigation reaffirmed their ban.

“I’m season 6 / 3 predator with more than 30,000 kills you said I was cheating and in the video everything’s clear. The streamer gave my name mistakenly to the developer, in your email you said I was cheating without giving any proof,” they said.

This quickly set off the community. Accusations of a compromised system, favoritism to particular streamers, or lack of proper handling for bans were all brought up.

LuLu apologized to the player on Twitter, and said she would pass the thread along to get it attention. But, there was still anger about the supposed favoritism to address concerns of streamers, before regular players.

But after hours of community in-fighting and apparent “borderline death threats” toward LuLu, Respawn said they were standing by the decision.

“Regarding today’s Reddit thread from a banned Bloodhound (BH) player,” the studio wrote. “BH appeared to have multiple other banned accounts, BH has a history of attempting to evade bans, BH was partied with the cheating Gibraltar. We stand by the ban.”

Initially, KongoBoom expressed their frustration at the sequence of events. While the NRG streamer indicated that she had no intention of the Bloodhound being banned when making the report, the security team at Respawn have decided there was enough evidence to merit the verdict.

Following Respawn’s statement, LuLuLuvely said “Shame on those who sent borderline death threats to me because of a Reddit post from the guy claiming he was innocent.”

It should be noted that anyone can access the ‘Cheater Report’ Discord channel that’s handled by Hideouts, where people can directly submit clips and evidence of a hacker.

Uproar on this topic has devolved to speculation and accusations outside of Apex Legends and Respawn entirely, but the developers have now concluded this chapter of their long-standing battle against cheaters.