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Team-swapping Apex Legends LTM could turn bitter rivals into allies

Published: 28/Apr/2020 6:52

by Brad Norton

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Apex Legends players could be joining up with strangers to dominate the map thanks to this fascinating new Limited Time ‘Pack Wars’ idea.

Limited-time modes often accompany big seasonal updates in a wide array of battle royale titles. From Fortnite’s popular Solid Gold playlist, to Warzone’s recent spin on the standard Trios playlist. Even Apex Legends jumped on the bandwagon over Halloween with the Shadowfall mode.

After a while of playing nothing but Respawn Entertainment’s standard modes, one avid fan has devised a new LTM that could spice things up in Apex Legends.

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Apex Legends has seen its fair share of Limited Time Modes in the past.

Pack Wars: A new Apex Legends LTM

Dropping into the battlefield alone, this new suggestion from 1UpLegend would eventually see players teaming up, similar to an Infection-based mode from other popular FPS titles.

Players would be given the option to ‘recruit’ enemies after they’ve been downed in combat. Instead of finishing them off and moving on, this option would bring them back into the fight as an ally.

Downed opponents will appear with an indicator once they’ve been knocked. This should help distinguish between competing squads, and remaining solo players that are able to be recruited.

The mode would cap each team at a maximum of four players, preventing one squad from overwhelming every other team by sheer size alone.

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A full overview of the Pack Wars LTM idea.

How would this LTM play out?

Similar to the likes of Shadowfall, this new idea eventually teams solo players together. Though in this playlist, your first time being downed could lead to an eventual victory run with a new squad.

Rather than growing frustrated at an early death, in Pack Wars, it would only be the beginning of a full run-through any given match.

There’s a chance that some players simply avoid the recruiting option and just outright eliminate all of their foes. However, when it comes down to the last few fights, and they’re the only solo player among a circle of full squads, it’s not going to be an easy battle.

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Converted ‘recruits’ can still be revived in this LTM if they go down again.

With the launch of Season 5 right around the corner, dedicated players could be in store for a big shakeup.

Respawn Entertainment has introduced more and more LTMs throughout the course of Apex Legends, so perhaps there’s a chance that Pack Wars is on the horizon in the nearby update.

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All confirmed buffs coming in Apex Legends Season 7

Published: 24/Oct/2020 11:12

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is almost here, and that means changes to characters. So, we’ve rounded up all the buffs that Respawn have confirmed so far.

With each new Apex Legends season, players are always looking forward to getting their hands on a new Legend as well as seeing what’s been changed to existing Legends, weapons, and items.

As Season 7 is on the horizon, Respawn have begun to roll out their teasers – with a familiar-looking UFO turning up on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge.

Aside from that, the devs have also been planting seeds about what buffs and nerfs are coming in the new season. So, we’ve rounded up the buffs that we know about so far.

Mirage

As one of Apex’s most popular characters, players have been desperate for Respawn to give Mirage a power increase, even after his abilities rework.

Those changes have always been on the horizon, as devs have answered numerous questions with positives answers about buffs, and those promises will finally come to fruition with the start of Season 7.

Daniel Klein, a game designer for Respawn, confirmed that they’ve been testing changes to his Life of the Party ult, so that could be the main change that the Holographic Trickster receives next season.

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Mirage is finally set to receive some changes.

Octane

Octane is also confirmed to be getting some positive treatment, but Respawn say it will only be a “tiny buff,” so no indication exactly what it will be yet. 

Rampart

As for Rampart, while a buff has been confirmed, there haven’t been any hints as to what it could entail. Since her introduction, players have made a number of suggestions – including being able to move around while firing her minigun. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see on that front. 

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Octane will receive a “tiny buff” in Season 7.

Pathfinder

Pathfinder will also be receiving a change to the cooldown on his grapple ability. However, the last time this was labeled a buff, it actually turned out to be a nerf

Audio

Not a buff as such, but Respawn have also confirmed that lots of progress has been made on audio problems, which have been plaguing the game for months, and these fixes will be coming in Season 7.

As for what else is coming in Season 7, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know here. We’ll just have to wait until November 4, when the new season starts, to see it all in action.