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Apex Legends Season 7: Horizon, Olympus, Trident, more

Published: 5/Nov/2020 9:33 Updated: 5/Nov/2020 10:13

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 has finally dropped, which means a new Legend, new weapons and even a new map. So, here’s everything we know about the new update.

Since releasing back in February 2019, Apex Legends has cemented itself as one of the premier battle royale games around. 

Season 7 was moved up a week, and started on November 4, cutting time short to complete the previous battle pass, even if you were still grinding through it.

The new Legend added to the roster, Horizon, is no doubt the biggest talking point, but fans now also able to explore the new map, Olympus, utilize Trident and more. So, here’s everything that was added in Season 7.

Rampart with her minigun in Apex Legends
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Rampart joined the party in Apex Legends Season 6, but now we’re focusing on Horizon in Season 7.

Apex Legends Season 7 legend

Horizon is the new Legend in Season 7, joining the roster after her teasers in the Firing Range and most recently in the Ascension trailer. 

While her abilities were, at one point, up in the air, we now know that they are:

  • Passive: Spacewalk: Increase air control and reduce fall impacts with Horizon’s custom spacesuit.
  • Tactical: Gravity Lift: Reverse the flow of gravity, lifting players upward and boosting them outward when they exit.
  • Ultimate: Black hole: Deploy NEWT to create a micro black hole that sucks in nearby Legends.
Horizon in Apex Legends
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Our first look at Horizon was in-game in Apex Legends.

Horizon’s official character description is: “[…]She’s the newest Legend, a brilliant scientist, and a master of gravity manipulation. She has a deep connection to the new arena, and a motivation that will tug at your heartstrings.”

“Horizon’s custom space suit allows her to fall from great heights and control her movements in the air. Using her custom technology, she can use gravity lifts to give her team a vertical boost, and she can even deploy NEWT (her small robot named after her son, Newton) to drop a micro black hole that pulls opponents into the center for some serious crowd control.”

Olympus map in Apex Legends Season 7

Respawn also previously treated fans to a small look at the new map, Olympus, via an Instagram Apex Legends effect. With the release of the Ascension trailer on October 28, however, we got a broader view of this stunning map. Now, players can experience this fantastic map themselves.

The map is bright and highly saturated, full of pink and red-hued trees, lush grass, and gigantic sprawling architecture that will make for a refreshing change from the already fantastic maps available to players in the past.

Respawn’s official description of Olympus states that, “now players can use Olympus’ luxurious amenities to their advantage. Rotating agricultural towers, beautiful gardens and classy restaurants serve as new stages for intense skirmishes. New vehicles called Tridents give your squad a way to boost into battle and take your enemies by surprise. The Phase Runner – a tunnel of Phase energy running through the center of Olympus – lets you cross the map in seconds. And the Rift stands tall over everything, mysterious and beckoning…”

Olympus is a city in the sky, but it has changed drastically from how it looked before disaster hit it.

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
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Apex Legends moved to Olympus on Psamanthe in Season 7

Limited Time Mode in Season 7

Due to the new release of Olympus, Respawn is, for one week only, providing players with a way to explore the map; learn the best locations, loot drops, and as a way to practise your routes for live matches.

This limited mode still has circles enabled – and once circle 4 is over, players are returned to the plane for a second sky dive. This happens once more, for a total of 3 runs per match.

Apex Legends buffs in Season 7

In the case of Legend changes, the Respawn team regularly tweaks a few things at the start of each season – be it cutting down a cooldown on a certain ability or giving a legend a brand new passive. 

Pathfinder was already been confirmed to be getting a buff in the future, and it came along in S7. 

Respawn also previously confirmed that Mirage and Rampart got buffs in the new season too.

New vehicle: The Trident

a new vehicle called the trident that looks like a hovercraft is shown in the new ascension trailer
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The Trident, a hovercraft-style vehicle appears throughout the new Ascension trailer

The Trident; a new vehicle, or a hover-car, as Respawn describes it, and takes multiple passengers. This is sure to be a fantastic addition to the arsenal of options available to players in how they traverse the map and get that edge over their enemies.

The Trident is only available to use on Olympus, and “is made to speed up those early game rotations.” Respawn states that the Trident is perfect for avoiding chokepoints, and you’re able to boost the vehicle to “soar over jumps”. Unable to explode, the damage inflicted on the hover-car will disperse damage amongst the players inside.

Respawn also encourage players to try out each Legend’s abilities with the Trident, as they react differently in exciting ways.

Season 7 introduces clubs

Apex Legends clubs
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Creating and finding a club is incredibly easy.

The official Apex Legends website also previously confirmed Clubs were to be arriving! Described as being a way to “find like-minded players, build a community, and rise together.” When creating a new club, players will have to complete the following:

  • Name – This is your unique club name. It also has to be 16 characters!
  • Tag – This is a condensed version of your club name with 4 letters – almost like a nickname.
  • Logo – Create an awesome logo that will be displayed every time you view the club lobby.
  • Privacy Setting – Controlling how and if people are able to join. Restrictions like account level can also be applied to further fine-tune people you’re want to join you.
  • Search Tags – Respawn have provided club creators with a variety of tags to choose from to indicate to possible members what the vibe of the club is about. Is it relaxed, or more competitive?

Your cross-play setting will also match your own, and will only allow players of a the same cross-play setting to find and join your club.

Battle Pass trailer

On November 4, 2020, the Apex Legends YouTube channel dropped their new trailer just shy of Season 7’s release to hype fans up for the new season’s unlockable content.

The narrator of the battle pass trailer says that “Legends can adorn a host of lavish new cosmetics. Fast fashion is on display, as Octane and his matching prowler are polished to perfection.”

Guns like the R99 have new skins to match this theme as they soar and shoot their way through Olympus.

Legends running towards right side of image with weapons drawn and bushes behind them
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New, exciting unlockables awaits in the Season 7 Battle Pass!

Music packs, loading screens, banners, and brand new Holo-Sprays (for showing off to club members) await fans jumping into the new battle pass.

Apex on Steam

Three steam weapon charms for Apex Legends
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The charms all have some inspiration from Valve games.

With the launch of Season 7, Apex Legends became available for the first time on Steam. Though, even greater news: player progress will carry over if you were playing on Origin before. Playing on Steam in Season 7 will also give players special Valve-inspired gun charms.

Season 7 arrived on November 4, 2020! Stay tuned here for any further information, and check out our Apex Legends category for more information.

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Genius Apex Legends idea would greatly improve the badge gallery

Published: 22/Nov/2020 23:15

by Julian Young

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Season 7 of Apex Legends is well underway, and players continue to explore Olympus and perfect their Horizon playstyles. Despite Respawn making many changes in the new season, people still have their own ideas on how the game can be improved – specifically the badge selection screen.

The seventh season of Apex Legends, Ascension, kicked off to an exciting start. With the addition of a new map, Legend, and the game’s first vehicle, Respawn provided players with plenty of content to enjoy.

With EA announcing that Apex Legends is on track to become a billion-dollar franchise, and confirming the launch of Season 7 as the biggest in the game’s history, the battle royale continues to be a major success. However, the success of Apex has not come without issues.

Players recently took to social media and voiced their frustration with slow battle pass progression, and Respawn quickly updated the battle pass system due to the backlash. In addition to feedback on in-game issues, the community has also suggested ways that can improve player experience within the menus.

Apex Legends Season 7 Mirage and Horizon
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Respawn is already working to address bugs, some involving the game’s new Trident vehicles.

Potential changes to the badge selector?

While many issues reported by players directly affect gameplay, other complaints are focused on the menus within Apex Legends. In a Reddit post, user ‘u/Speedy_Von_Gofast’ suggested some ways that Respawn can improve the badge selection process.

In the upload, which at the time of writing has been upvoted more than 13k times, Speedy_Von_Gofast suggests several changes to improve the player experiencing when customizing characters with different badges.

The badges gallery is getting overcrowded and need some facelift. They could be separated by categories, shrunk and give an option to hide locked badges. from apexlegends

The first suggestion is to separate badges by categories. In a mockup of the new format shared in the post, badges have been separated into various categories like account, seasonal, and ranked. The post also suggests the actual badge icons be reduced in size, to allow for viewing more options in the menu at once.

Finally, it recommends a feature that would allow players to filter out any badges they have not unlocked. This would further reduce visual clutter and help players avoid seeing locked items, if they so choose.

This post has seen plenty of support from other community members. With many positive responses, it seems that most players agree with the suggested changes, which could potentially be made to other customization categories if the support from the community is strong enough.

Apex Legends Season 7 Mirage Horizon Pathfinder
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The suggested changes to the game’s menus appear to have strong support from the community.

Will Respawn make changes?

At the time of writing, Respawn has yet to respond to this particular thread. It remains to be seen whether or not the developer will address this feedback from the community.

Although the matter of badge selection does not impact gameplay like audio bugs or Legend balancing, character customization is a key part of the Apex Legends experience. In a game with so many unlockable skins, trackers, and badges for each of the 15 Legends, player feedback on character customization is certainly something the devs will consider.

The developer has made changes to the appearance of the game’s menus in the past, so these suggestions are not out of the question. Players should keep an eye on the thread for any official updates.