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What does first Apex Legends teaser mean for Season 4?

Published: 22/Jan/2020 9:45

by Matt Porter

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Apex Legends Season 4 kicks off on February 4, and with less than a fortnight until the big update, the first teaser has arrived above the map, with a mysterious ship appearing in the sky.

Players who hopped into World’s End on January 21 may have noticed some bright lights in the sky, as what looks like a ship came into view through the clouds, and looks to be plummeting towards the ground to coincide with the start of Season 4.

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What this ship actually means for the new season has yet to be confirmed by Respawn Entertainment, but thanks to leaks, we already have a few ideas as to what could happen when the vessel finally makes contact with World’s End.

A player aiming towards the Apex Legends Season 4 teaser.
Respawn Entertainment
The mysterious lights appeared in the sky on January 21.

Bringing a new Legend?

A ship heading towards the ground is likely to be carrying something of value, and what’s more valuable to Apex Legends than a new character for players to use in search of victories? So far, each new season of the popular battle royale title has added someone new, and leaks suggest we can expect another to appear to kick off Season 4.

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According to leaks, Revenant and Forge are the most likely candidates to be added in the game, so it’s possible that one of them is commandeering the ship as they prepare to make the grandest of entrances to the Apex Games.

Leaked Revenant model from Apex Legends.
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Revenant is expected to be one of the next characters added to the game.

Could it destroy World’s End?

For many, the prospect of returning to the game’s original map named Kings Canyon is a welcome one, with plenty of excitement from fans when a special limited-time mode took them back at the beginning of Season 3. Fan theories have suggested that we could end up back there, and perhaps this ship is how this will come to fruition.

The ship could collect all the Legends and return them to the original arena, or could crash into the ground, causing destruction and carnage that forces the characters to escape back to the relative safety of Kings Canyon, away from the damage caused by the explosion.

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An explosion on Apex Legends' World's End map.
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The map could be destroyed if the ship crash-lands.

Carrying supplies?

Another possibility is that there is nobody actually on the ship, and instead is bringing a host of new items for players to wield while in combat during Season 4.

Dataminers have already revealed that the Volt SMG from the Titanfall franchise, which was also developed by Respawn, is in the game’s files and set to debut, so it’s possible that this ship could be full of these weapons, and perhaps other goodies, to help players create some new carnage in the future.

What this teaser really means remains a mystery though, and fans will have to wait for the developers to drop more clues before any accurate predictions can be made. The next teaser is expected on January 23, so we won’t have long to wait to see what happens next.

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Why Wattson’s pylon ability is “eating” grenades in Apex Legends

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:01

by Tanner Pierce

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After players seem to be confused about the Apex Legends character Wattson “eating” grenades, a fan has taken to Reddit to explain just exactly what is going on – and the answer is a bit more complicated than it might seem at first glance.

Confusing special abilities are always bound to happen, especially in games like Apex Legends, where every characters ability is different. Wattson, who has been a part of the game since Season 2, is a perfect example of a character who has some crazy abilities, but can be a bit confusing for some players.

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For those that don’t know, she can place down an “Interception Pylon” which blocks incoming grenades, equipment, etc. in order to protect you, similar to a Trophy System from the Call of Duty franchise. Some people have been confused by this ability, claiming it’s destroying or “eating” their own grenades, which is definitely a bit peculiar. Now, thanks to a player, there’s finally a decent explanation for what’s going on.

Wattson Season 2 cinematic
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Wattson, who was added to the game over a year ago, has the ability to stop grenades.

Interception Pylon eating grenades?

According to Reddit user u/Jameso4e, who is a self-proclaimed Wattson main with 3,500 kills, there two different circles which appear when a player places the Pylon, one that destroys only “incoming” grenades/equipment and one that destroys all of them.

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The outer rings is the one that destroys all equipment, meaning players should be looking to avoid standing near that one when throwing their grenades inside of the two circles. In layman’s terms, you’ll have to watch where you’re positioned if you don’t want the Pylon to “eat” your grenades.

In a video made by Jameso4e demonstrating the problem, players can very clearly see two circles. When he stands closer to the inner circle, he has no problem throwing grenades out but when he stands near the outer circle, the equipment gets “eaten”. While that may sound a bit confusing at first, once you practice, it seems to be pretty easy to master.

As to why the ability causing this, nobody really knows, but the user theorizes that it’s due to bugs. It’s been over a year since Wattson was added to the game, so here’s hoping that now that the ability has been explained, more people understand it.

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