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Respawn changes Apex Legends’ map rotation after player backlash

Published: 16/Apr/2020 2:53 Updated: 16/Apr/2020 2:54

by Andrew Amos

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Respawn have pushed a major change to Apex Legends’ permanent map rotation, removing the Night Kings Canyon map, and shortening how long regular Kings Canyon is available.

Apex Legends’ map rotation has been divisive. For some, having more choice has made the game better, as they can choose to ignore aspects they don’t like. However, it’s had an impact on queue times, and has also slowed down some players’ Old Ways event grind.

Respawn have been keeping their eye on the map rotation as a result, and has made sweeping changes just a week after its initial release.

“After taking in all your feedback over the past 7 days, we’ve decided to make some changes to map rotation,” the team said on Twitter.

Those changes include removing the night version of Kings Canyon from the map rotation permanently, and shortening how long regular Kings Canyon is available. As a result, players will launch onto World’s Edge more often.

The map rotation only affects casual play, and will not have an impact on ranked. “Kings Canyon is still available in Ranked if you’re wanting to jump in immediately,” Respawn added.

Since the start of the Old Ways event on April 7, players have had a choice of queuing up for duos and trios, either on Worlds Edge or King’s Canyon.

However, Respawn have wanted to add a bit more focus onto the new event though, trying to give players a chance to further explore the Bloodhound Town Takeover on World’s Edge, and grind for more battle pass rewards on Apex’s second map.

“We’re hoping this will allow players the chance to keep grinding that Season 4 Battle Pass or try their skills at the new Bloodhound Town Takeover,” Respawn added.

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Respawn wants players to explore Bloodhound’s Town Takeover on World’s Edge more.

As more data comes in, there might be more changes on the way, so don’t expect for this to be the last you hear of map rotations in Apex Legends.

The Old Ways event runs until April 21, so you only have a few days left to get grinding to pick up some of those sweet rewards.

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Revenant Heirloom concept would be perfect for Apex Legends

Published: 19/Jan/2021 17:04

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends player has developed an incredible concept for Revenant’s Heirloom. The impressive design is centered around his backstory and would be the perfect signature weapon for the Synthetic Nightmare.

Heirlooms in Apex Legends are extremely rare and difficult to obtain, making them a prized possession. At the time of writing, there are seven Heirlooms in-game with each of them belonging to a specific Legend.

Of course, this means that the appearance of these items has to be absolutely perfect. The Heirloom has to embody the Legend it represents and incorporate aspects of their character and lore into its design.

One character who is still waiting for his Heirloom to be added to the game is Revenant. Well, an Apex Legends player appears to have done Respawn’s work for them with an impressive concept for Revenant’s Heirloom.

Revenant shaving
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Revenant was released into Apex Legends at the start of Season 4.

Impressive Revenant Heirloom concept

The post, made by VerbatumTurtle, includes a detailed and custom made image that reveals the reasons behind each of the design choices.

The Heirloom itself is called ‘Death’s Head Kusarigama’ and is modeled in the shape of the traditional Japanese weapon. At the base of the Heirloom is Revenant’s signature skull, inspired by his ‘Death Totem’ ultimate ability.

Attached to the skull is a chain that represents his “past life… a life where he experienced pain, and death.” This is no doubt a reference to Revenant’s life as a normal human before he was transformed by Syndicate and Hammond Robotics.

Finally, on the end of the chain, the design incorporates a modified version of Revenents’s straight edge shaver. This is a direct reference to the Season 4 cinematic that sees Revenant using a shaver from his past life as a robot. The artifact serves as a reminder of what he once had and everything that has been taken from him.

It’s fair to say VerbatumTurtle has created an incredible Heirloom that any Revenant main would be thrilled to use. The design is not only perfectly themed for the Legend, but it also incorporates aspects of his lore and backstory.

We’re sure Respawn already has their own plans for a Revenant Heirloom, but they have been known to take inspiration from the community before.