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Night version of Apex Legends map looks awesome – but players are unsure

Published: 25/Sep/2019 5:21 Updated: 25/Sep/2019 6:14

by Andrew Amos

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More night mode renders of Kings Canyon have been made up by members of the Apex Legends community, but players are still unsure how a dark version of the map would work in game.

Apex Legends has great gun mechanics and a faster paced style of play compared to other battle royale games like Fortnite, PUBG, and Blackout. However, it lacks map diversity, with players running over Kings Canyon over and over again.

While Respawn has looked to rectify this issue with town takeovers – a similar concept to Fortnite’s forever evolving map locations – fans have looked towards a more large-scale solution by adding a brand new map.

Night versions of Kings Canyon have popped up to be a popular choice within the community, with many players sharing their own renders of various parts of the map after dark. 

On September 24, Reddit user ‘JaykayX71’ shared his own screenshot of Airbase at night, and it looks pretty awesome. The lights on the runaway stand out, with the landscape of the canyon looking serene under the starry sky. 

However, while the map design looks good, players are concerned about how practical it would be to play on.

Reddit: JaykayX71This night time render of Airbase looks awesome, but how difficult would it be to play?

Apex Legends has struggled with visibility issues over the course of his uptime, with muzzle flash and harsh shadows being two of the biggest complaints. These issues might be amplified under a dark sky.

Trying to see your enemies in the dark will be pretty tough too. ‘Vikovi’ said that “I can barely see my enemies with lights on bro” as a joking remark, but without any external aids, it would be tough to see into the distance.

But, some players have come up with innovative ways to work around the problem, including adding new items to the game.

User ‘Ck_Aero’ said that “adding night vision scopes” would be a great addition to help players see down long ranges in the dark, while an added night vision goggles idea, as pitched by ‘GrandmasterSluggy,’ could help players without using their sights.

“You could have them work like Modern Warfare where they are kind of limited in range and you can’t ADS proper with most weapons,” they said.

ActivisionNight goggles, like those in Modern Warfare, could be a good addition to Apex for a night map.

Even the addition of silencers on weapons would make for an interesting vibe. It would allow players to lurk in the dark, according to ‘thebentap’, and make the game a lot more ominous.

“Imagine a longbow shot wizzing by your ear,” he said, “or a R9 that did slightly less damage when equipped.”

The aesthetics of a night map, combined with a new selection of items, might add an interesting twist to how people play on Kings Canyon. New spots to drop and fight might become more popular, depending on how people want to play around different visibility conditions, and some items like Digital Threats will become increasingly more valuable.

VooDsXo - RedditOther variations of Apex Legends night mode maps have given Kings Canyon a dark-orange hue instead of pitch black.

There’s endless possibilities as to what Respawn could do with a night mode map, or a new map entirely.

If the gameplay mechanics are ironed out to what the community wants, a new map will add a breath of life to Apex Legends, and could be a good addition for future seasons.

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Apex Legends Black Friday 2020: Airship Assassin skin, Legendary Hunt

Published: 24/Nov/2020 20:18

by Bill Cooney

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Some of the rarest skins in Apex Legends are making a return for the annual Black Friday sale, including Wraith’s famous Airship Assassin skin, cosmetics returning from Legendary Hunt bundles, and more.

It was heavily speculated in the runup to Thanksgiving week that Wraith’s fan-favorite skin would be returning for the second year in a row, and the shop update on November 24 confirmed those leaks and rumors.

Wraith isn’t the only hero getting some of her old skins up for sale again though, Octane’s highly sought-after Jester look will also be back, along with several from the Legendary Hunt themed event all the way back from Season 1.

Wraith Airship Assassin skin pictured in Olympus with 'November 24' in writing beside it
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The long-awaited skin is finally returning, Respawn has confirmed.

For those who don’t know, Wraith’s Airship Assassin skin is a recolor of the pink Void Specialist skin, so you’ll need to unlock both of them in order to rock it.

In addition to the legends and weapon cosmetics, there are deals offering three, 25, or 50 Apex Packs, and a bobblehead weapon charm available during the sale, which goes from Nov. 24 to December 1.

Let’s take a look at all of the bundles available during the sale, what’s included in them, and how much each one will set you back if you’re interested.

Legend Skins

  • Void Specialist Wraith – 900 Apex Coins (Required for Airship Assassin)
  • Airship Assassin Wraith – 6,500 Legend Tokens

Jester Bundle

Octane Jester skin
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This Jester skin for Octane is certainly one of the more disturbing cosmetics in Apex.
  • Cost: 2,500 Apex Coins
  • Laughing Fool Octane Skin
  • Harlequin VK-47 Flatline Weapon Skin

Legendary Hunt Bundle

Legendary Hunt Apex skins
Respawn Entertainment
These Legendary Hunt skins will be available in the Black Friday bundle.
  • Cost: 6,000 Apex Coins

Hero Skins

  • Voices From the Past Wraith
  • Outland Warrior Bangalore
  • Tiger Blood Caustic
  • Pain Killer Lifeline
  • Snake Charmer Mirage
  • Hot Pursuit Octane
  • Sunfire Initiate Pathfinder

Weapon Skins

  • Goldmine Gremlin VK-47 Flatline
  • Bone Saw M600 Spitfire
  • Trophy Collector R-301

Apex Pack Bundles

Bobblehead Bloodhound Charm Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Bloodhound’s adorable bobblehead charm is available in the 3 Apex Pack bundle.

Legendary Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 1,500 Apex Coins
  • Bloodhound Bobblehead Weapon Charm
  • 3 Legendary Apex Packs

25 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 2,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Octane Weapon Charm
  • 25 Rare Apex Packs

50 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 4,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Revenant Weapon Charm
  • 1 Legendary Apex Pack
  • 49 Rare Apex Packs

There you have it, the full rundown of every single bundle and all the items available in the Apex store during the Annual Black Friday sale. Which even though they call it that, you’ll still need some serious Apex Coins if you haven’t been saving up.

Like we mentioned, these cosmetics and packs will only be available for one week until December 1, so don’t wait until the last minute if there’s something you know you want. As always, stay tuned in on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for all the latest Apex news, leaks, and info.