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Was a new pistol teased in Apex Legends Season 5 launch trailer?

Published: 7/May/2020 1:58

by Alan Bernal

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The Apex Legends Season 5 launch trailer officially revealed the next character in the battle royale, but people are wondering if Respawn also gave a sneak peek into a new weapon along with Loba.

In her quest for revenge, the master thief can be seen with a few items that she holds dear, such as her teleporting bracelet, her silver, wolf-headed staff and what looks like a completely different pistol from anything seen before.

It’s this gun that’s making players wonder if the devs will debut the weapon sometime in Season 5, whether as a standalone weapon in the game’s arsenal or a new cosmetic for an established pistol.

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The pistol Loba uses on Revenant’s head has Apex Legends fans wondering if it’ll come to the game in some form for Season 5.

“I think Loba is holding a new pistol at the end of the trailer,” user ‘AndhereKatil’ said of the trailer. They are only one of many in the community who are wondering if the gun will be incorporated in the upcoming season.

Though the limited screenshots of the weapon don’t paint a clear picture of the entire gun, what can be seen isn’t related to the RE45, P2020, or Wingman.

The evidence is intriguing, but far and away inconclusive, especially since Respawn have given some guns wildly different aesthetics to their base models in the past.

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The other pistols and how they stack up against Loba’s sidearm in the Apex Legends Season 5 launch trailer.

Another theory is that the gun could be a re-imagining of the Smart Pistol MK5 from the Titanfall universe.

It’s entirely possible that Respawn would give Loba some gear inspired from the larger TF lore, as some suspect is the case with her teleporter.

However, Redditor ‘borisalien’ broke down the stills from the launch trailer and likened the weapon to the Hammond P2011 from Titanfall – but says it’s most likely just an upcoming skin for the P2020.

The post to END the flood of "Mystery Pistol" threads from apexlegends

“I’m not saying it’s the P2011, I’m saying it’s the P2020 with a different skin,” borisalien said. “I’ve included the P2011 for AESTHETIC reasons to help my case, since people use the recoil spring retention cap to say, ‘Oh, it’s the camera for the Smart Pistol.’  And other differences like the rear sight and also – lack of a ‘meat tenderizer,’ which became a part of the gun series’ design since Titanfall 2. I’m not saying it’ll be added as a separate, new gun, that’s absurd.”

In either case, Respawn are known at this point for stacking every season with fun new items with every chapter and it won’t be long now before Season 5 starts on Tuesday, May 12, when all of the community’s questions will be answered.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date

Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

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Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.