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When does Apex Legends Season 6 start? Season 5 end, Rampart, Volt, more

Published: 7/Aug/2020 19:30 Updated: 14/Aug/2020 17:24

by Albert Petrosyan

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Season 6: Boosted is just around the corner in Apex Legends, and we’ve got everything you need to know about the upcoming chapter of the game, including the new Rampart character, Volt SMG, and more.

Respawn Entertainment finally unveiled the highly-anticipated Apex Legends Season 6 on August 6. Called Boosted, the new season is set to introduce a flurry of new content and changes into the popular battle royale.

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Here is the official launch trailer:

When is Apex Legends Season 6?

As previously reported based on the Battle Pass, Respawn confirmed that Season 6: Boosted will kick off on Tuesday, August 18 at 1 AM ET (Aug 17 at 10 PM PT) along with a massive update that’ll also implement major changes in the game.

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Of course, there is always a chance that the devs could delay the start just as they did with S5, which was in order to accommodate the Battle Armor Event and give players an extra week to get any last-minute things completed.

Respawn Entertainment Apex Legends Season 6 kicks off on August 18!

Who is the new Legend in Apex Legends Season 6?

Every single season so far has introduced a new Legend, and S6 will follow suit in the shape of Rampart, “an expert modder who made her name in the underground fight clubs; Rampart talks big and has the ballistics to back it up.”

In the trailer, she’s shown using a massive turret-like machine gun, which she affectionally calls Sheila. Sheila is expected to be one of her abilities, along with Amped Cover, a transparent barricade shown in the video that blocks incoming shots and boosts the damage of any outgoing fire through it.

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While Respawn haven’t gone as far as to reveal her full kit of abilities just yet, we already have a good idea based on the most-recent leaks surrounding the new Legend.

Respawn EntertainmentRampart, and her weapon friend Sheila, are coming to Apex Legends in Season 6!

Will Apex Legends Season 6 have a new weapon?

Yes, Apex Legends Season 6 will feature the Volt submachine gun as the game’s newest weapon: “Charge into battle with this energy SMG that packs a punch.”

As the description alludes to, the SMG will use Energy Ammo and likely be similar to its Titanfall 2 version – a powerful force in close-to-medium-range gunfights.

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This has been a long time coming in Apex; the Volt was first found in the back-end files and leaked way back in September of 2019 but the devs opted not to add it until now. It’ll also be the first new gun we’ve gotten since the start of Season 4 seven months ago since Respawn decided not to release one for S5.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Volt, an energy SMG, will be Apex Legends’ new weapon in Season 6.

Will Apex Legends Season 6 feature a new map?

It would be far from being out of the question that Respawn would introduce a brand new map in S6. Kings Canyon and World’s Edge have both gotten their fair share of significant changes over the first five seasons, so unless the devs have something even more drastic in mind, it might be time for the Apex Games to move to a totally new destination.

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This speculation isn’t purely based on optimism either; a job listing on Respawn’s website states that the new hire will “create and own large scale multiplayer maps iterating through gameplay blockouts in a live playtest environment,” which can really only mean one thing.

Furthermore, Respawn has dropped a major hint during the finale of Season 5’s Broken Ghost Quest, with Lifeline saying that they should travel to a new world named Psamathe.

While Psamathe has been teased in Fortune Favor’s trailer, it now seems more likely to be the Season 6 map. The Apex medic also suggested that the team “go to Olympus”, which could be the Arena on this new planet. A UFO-like structure was also found in the game files and could be used to transport the legends.

Does this mean that there will be a new map in S6? No one knows for sure yet, since these expected changes could happen for S7 or S8. Only time will tell.

Respawn EntertainmentIs the rocket shown in the Apex Legends Season 6 trailer going to take the Legends to a whole new planet?

That sums up everything we know about Season 6, for now, but there will undoubtedly more that gets uncovered about the next chapter of Apex Legends as we approach it. As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter for all the latest news, updates, guides, and more.

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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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