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Titanfall 3 rumored to be on its way, despite Respawn’s Apex Legends focus

Published: 28/Sep/2020 5:42 Updated: 28/Sep/2020 9:35

by Isaac McIntyre

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Titanfall 3, the long-awaited third installment to Respawn Entertainment’s explosive Titan based FPS franchise, is very “real” and reportedly already in early development, according to rumored sources from a known Apex Legends leaker.

Respawn has long denied the existence of Titanfall 3, which originally became Apex Legends during the height of the Fortnite-led battle royale craze.

A Titanfall sequel has never officially been off the table, however, with franchise publisher EA even admitting one could come “down the road” if the opportunity ever presented itself.

As it turns out, that time may be sooner than we think. New insider rumors are suggesting a possible Titanfall 3 release is definitely “real,” with the plotted trilogy title actually already in development behind the scenes at Respawn’s studios.

Titanfall fans could finally be heading back to the frontier, if new reports are to be believed.
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Titanfall fans could finally be heading back to the frontier, if new rumors are to be believed.

The new Titanfall 3 rumors come from Apex Legends content creator TheNeon_Beast, who has proven himself as a solid insider source throughout the battle royale’s sixth season.

“Titanfall 3 is for real,” the Brazilian leaker said in a now-deleted tweet. “I’m pretty sure leakers can say the same, cuz we have totally different sources. The good thing is: even with different sources, the rumor is exactly the same.”

The streamer added he “doesn’t believe in coincidences.” Dexerto reached out to Winchester for further details, but he did not reply before the publishing deadline.

Popular data miner Biast12, who has become a leading Apex Legends leaker in recent times, shared Winchester’s tweet with his own confirmation. “Yeah, I can confirm that part,” the data miner said, in regards to Titanfall 3 being “real.”

If these new Titanfall 3 rumors turn out to be true, Respawn must have green-lit the highly-anticipated sequel in the past few months. Back in May, Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella admitted there was “nothing currently in development.”

At the same time, the former Modern Warfare guru did admit he was very interested in seeing “some kind of resurrection there.” Zampella also promised he would “see if [he] could make something happen.” Maybe he really did?

Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella has admitted he wants to
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Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella has admitted he wants to “resurrect” the Titanfall series.

Titanfall 3 may reportedly be “real,” but that doesn’t mean it would be coming any time soon. Apex Legends is still Respawn’s main focus, and with the current work-from-home situation slowing them down on that, Titanfall 3 production wouldn’t have fared much better.

For now, keep your eyes peeled; Respawn is sure to begin teasing the anticipated trilogy release soon, if it is indeed being worked on behind the scenes.

There’s plenty happening in Apex Legends to tide you over too: Season 7 is on the horizon, and Pathfinder is finally set to be buffed again. The battle royale will also be getting its huge crossplay update soon; it’s all happening in Apex Legends!

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All Apex Legends buffs & nerfs to weapons & Legends in Fight Night event update

Published: 5/Jan/2021 19:35 Updated: 5/Jan/2021 19:53

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends’ Fight Night event update went live on January 5, bringing with it plenty of new cosmetics, a Town Takeover for Pathfinder, a new heirloom, and other changes as well, including Legends buffs and nerfs.

After months of speculation and leaks, Respawn Entertainment finally released the Fight Night Collection event, which is centered on Pathfinder, on Tuesday, January 5.

The event is like previous collection events where you will be able to get new skins, cosmetics, a long-awaited heirloom for Gibraltar, and enjoy a new limited-mode, Airdrop Escalation. 

Though some of these changes are temporary, there are also be a few longer-lasting changes to two of the Legends, as Respawn has finally given Rampart a long-awaited boost.

Rampart

Kicking things off with Rampart, she’ll get an ever so slight buff in the Fight Night update, thanks to a change to the cooldown on her Amped Cover.

Instead of waiting 30 seconds for the tactical ability to recharge, Rampart mains now only have to wait 20 seconds instead. Though, it will take around three seconds for you to actually place a piece of Amped Cover. 

Rampart in Apex Legends
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Rampart will finally see some changes in Apex Legends.

There are no other true buffs for the defensive legend, but, Respawn has also addressed two bugs that have been hampering her – including one where players’ screens changed upon using the Sheila mini-gun.

Horizon

Horizon wasn’t included in the original draft of the patch notes that were released prior to the update’s launch, but the devs made a last-second switch that saw Season 7’s Legend receive a change as well.

Her Gravity Lift’s effective cooldown has been increased, from 16 to 21 seconds, meaning it’s going to take five seconds more now to get the ability after using it.

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Horizon was added to the Apex Legends Fight Night update patch notes at the very last second.

Caustic

A light controversy surrounding Caustic saw the Toxic Trapper get removed from the patch notes after Respawn had initially planned to make a change to his Nox Gas Trap Cooldown.

Originally, the cooldown was going to be reduced to 20 seconds, an adjustment that got some negative feedback from the community when it was elaborated upon by Senior Game Designer, Daniel Klein.

However, when the update dropped on Jan. 5, the devs ended up canceling the tweak, instead opting to implement the above change to Horizon.

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Caustic’s gas traps will be changed in the new update.

Weapons: Hemlok, Mastiff, Prowler

In terms of changes to weapons, the Hemlok, Mastiff, and Prowler have also been altered too – with the first two receiving nerfs and the Prowler receiving an ever so slight buff.

The Prowler’s buff isn’t to its damage or range, but rather reserve bullets, as that’s been increased to 210 from 175. As for the Hemlok, its damage was nerfed from 22 to 20.

The Mastiff’s pellet spread was altered for the third and fourth shots – bringing the range down from 10 degrees to 7.5. 


As mentioned before, there are also a set of bug changes too, aimed at rooting out problems with each legend.

These changes were focused on Bangalore, Bloodhound, Crypto, Mirage, Loba, Horizon, Revenant, Rampart, and Revenant, and you can check out the full patch notes here.