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Shroud explains why Apex Legends Season 4 is the most exciting one yet

Published: 30/Jan/2020 16:49

by Calum Patterson

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Streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek may have stepped away from Apex Legends, but it sounds like the release of Season 4 could see him play what was once his go-to battle royale more regularly. 

With a new legend (or two), a new weapon, and some map updates expected, there’s a lot to look forward to for Apex fans. But, it’s no secret that shroud has gone off Respawn’s battle royale, more often found playing and streaming Escape from Tarkov instead.

He’s already confirmed that he will try the new season when it arrives and has now explained why Season 4, more than other before, has got him excited, even after his long break away from the game.

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Season 4 ‘Assimilation’ is coming on February 4 – but Forge might not be the new legend after all.

His excitement for this season actually stems back to before Apex Legends was even released. Shroud was one of a handful of top streamers to be invited to Respawn to help the development of the game.

With this exclusive access, the former CS:GO pro was given lots of insight into the studio’s future plans, and in previous seasons, has had a pretty good idea about the new content that was going to be added.

But, this time around, he’s more out of the loop than ever before. “I’m excited for [Season 4],” he said on his Mixer stream, “this is actually the first time in Apex updates that I actually don’t know [what’s coming]. Actually, that’s not true, I do know what’s coming – not all of it though.”

When is Season 4?

Despite his excitement, shroud did say that he won’t be jumping in right away on the first day that Season 4 releases, on February 4. He has an off-day from streaming set for that day, but will try it out for the first time on Wednesday, February 5.

So far, we know there will be a new legend for Season 4, and all signs are pointing to Revenant, after he murdered Forge in cold blood in a teaser trailer. Forge was initially announced as the new legend, although his future is now unknown, if he has one at all.

A Respawn developer has said Forge is definitely dead, but eagle-eyed fans believe there are clues to suggest it was actually a body-double that was killed.

Shroud explained that he wants a major meta shift, and nothing could be more major than two brand new legends. Past seasons have only added one though, so there’s no guarantees yet.

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Respawn shuts down Titanfall 3 rumors – but there’s good news too

Published: 31/Oct/2020 19:52 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 20:09

by Julian Young

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In the face of several recent leaks claiming that a new entry in the Titanfall series is in development, Apex Legends game director, Chad Grenier, has confirmed Titanfall 3 is not being worked on.

Over the last several months, data-miners have been hard at work uncovering Apex Legends secrets ahead of the highly anticipated Season 7 release, including information related to the new season’s vehicles, weapon attachments, and the new Olympus map and Horizon Legend.

In addition to the details surrounding the new content, several leakers reported evidence that Respawn developers were also actively working on the next title in the Titanfall series.

Speaking in an interview ahead of Season 7’s launch, Chad Grenier, Game Director of the studio’s hit battle royale, refuted these claims and said that Respawn has no new Titanfall games in the works.

No plans for Titanfall 3 confirmed by Respawn
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Despite recent leaks, Respawn confirms Titanfall 3 is not in development.

No luck for hopeful Titanfall 3 fans

In the interview with Eurogamer, Grenier spoke at length about the new features and systems coming to Apex Legends with the release of Season 7, Ascension, on November 4.

Grenier specifically outlined the transition of Olympus from a Titanfall 3 concept to the third map being released for the BR. However, when asked about the studio’s plans for a new entry in the Titanfall series, the Game Director openly stated “nobody is currently working on Titanfall 3.”

He also spoke about the more distant future of the battle royale title, confirming that Respawn is working on content for five more seasons after the release of S7, and has plans for additional content beyond that.

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With its Steam release, Titanfall 2 saw a surge in new players.

Apex Legends to fill the void?

Grenier’s confirmation that Titanfall 3 is not in active development pours cold water on leaks and rumors that it was in the works. However, in the same interview, Grenier mentioned that Respawn has plans to make Apex Legends more than just a battle royale, and that fans of Titanfall will be very excited about what is to come.

“Apex is in the Titanfall universe. So we’re always bringing things from Titanfall into Apex,” he said, highlighting Ash in the Season 5 quest. “So we get to bring a lot of the stuff that we enjoy in Titanfall into Apex. Looking at future seasons and animated shorts, and things that are coming out next year, I think any Titanfall fan is gonna be super excited.”

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Apex Legends Season 7, Ascension, is slated for release on November 4, 2020.

While the Titanfall series is considered a classic FPS and maintains a dedicated core player base (with a recent Steam release providing a huge influx of new Pilots as well), Respawn has remained tight-lipped on their plans for the franchise since the initial release of Apex Legends.

While data miners may continue to find evidence of a new title in the works, Titanfall fans could be in for a long spell of disappointment in their wait for official confirmation from Respawn.