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World’s Edge map change teasers spotted for Apex Legends Season 4

Published: 24/Jan/2020 1:17

by Albert Petrosyan

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Apex Legends Season 4: Assimilation is expected to introduce some major changes to the World’s Edge map, some of which have already been hinted at with in-game teasers.

With Apex Legends Season 3 winding down to its end, developers Respawn Entertainment finally revealed Season 4 on January 23.

The announcement confirmed that the previously-leaked Forge character as the new Legend, the Sentinel sniper rifle as the new weapon, and several other noteworthy things that fans can expect.

Respawn will use the opportunity of the new season’s launch to make changes to World’s Edge, both to keep the map fresh and prevent it from growing stale in the coming months.

“We’ll have big map changes coming to World’s Edge,” revealed Design Director Jason McCord, “So much of the way we did Kings Canyon update in Season 2, where we changed a big portion of the map. We’ll do something like that for World’s Edge.”

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends Season 4: Assimilation will be packed with a lot of new content and changes.

World’s Edge map teasers

While Season 4 is still over a week away, Respawn have already dropped a couple of teasers and hints about what changes may be coming to the Apex Legends map.

For one, several signs have popped up at various areas warning that the surrounding locations are future worksites where construction will take place. The signs all display the logo of Hammond Robotics, a fictional company that originated in Respawn’s Titanfall series.

Hammond Robotics also happens to be the corporate sponsor of Forge, the new Legend. In fact, the company actually has a working website that anyone can visit to find out more information (even though all of it is purely fictional).

It looks like the company will be heavily involved with the construction of new sites, so expect there to be a few new structures wherever the signs are planted. This makes sense, seeing as how Jason McCord said, “Hammond might have something to do with it.”

Respawn Entertainment / Reddit - LifelineisWifelineHammond Robotics construction signs have popped up on the World’s Edge map.

While those construction signs are the only in-game teasers for now, fans were quick to pick up some hints from the Devstream, as well.

An image of World’s Edge shown during the Ranked Series 3 portion of the reveal appeared to show Capitol City with some new buildings where the open plaza is currently located.

Respawn EntertainmentThe January 23 Apex Legends Devstream hinted at some new buildings coming to Capitol City in Season 4.

Another image taken from the stream showed a new tower that Reddit user ‘Senboni‘ figured out would be located immediately west of Fuel Depot, in an area that is currently empty.

Reddit - SenboniThe January 23 Apex Legends Devstream dropped some clues about potential changes coming to World’s Edge map in Season 4.

Other map changes to expect for Season 4

Ultimately, there’s no way of knowing exactly what changes will be made to the game and how massive they will be. McCord mentioning Kings Canyon during the Devstream creates an important reference, because the original map was tweaked considerably between Seasons 1 and 2.

There were several new locations added, structures built in previously-empty areas, and even a couple of the larger water-dwelling creatures from the first season were pushed directly onto the island.

If this upcoming update comes close to how much Kings Canyon was changed at the start of Season 2, then World’s Edge could end up looking quite different very soon.

Season 4 is scheduled to launch on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, which means Respawn still have plenty of time to drop more hints, clues, and in-game teasers about what changes will be made.

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Apex Legends pro Snip3down’s best tips for controller looting & moving

Published: 29/Nov/2020 20:33 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 23:50

by Julian Young

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The Apex Legends community constantly disagrees on which input device is king: mouse-and-keyboard or controller. While both have their benefits and downfalls, pro Apex player ‘TSM Snip3down’ has shared three ways that controller players can compete with mouse-and-keyboard users by moving while they loot.

The controller versus M&KB debate has raged on in the Apex Legends community since the game’s release. With many controller players seeing great success on Twitch and in the competitive scene, the arguments over the fairness of using controllers on PC have not slowed down.

Both options offer players distinct advantages and also suffer from unique limitations. One issue for controller players is they are largely unable to move while looting, which is something mouse-and-keyboard users can do with ease.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Snip3down — a Halo veteran and one of the top controller players in the pro Apex scene — offered some advice for controller users to help avoid this limitation. Here are three ways that controller players can maintain their movement when looting death boxes.

Apex Legends ALGS
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Snip3down joined TSM’s competitive Apex team in October 2020 and has been competing for them in the ALGS.

Foot pedal method

The first method mentioned by Snip3down in his video is the use of foot pedals. This piece of hardware is an additional tool players can use to assign various actions to another device outside of their controller or keyboard.

In Snipe3down’s case, his pedals are configured to allow extra movement options while looting. He has mapped the left pedal to the ‘A’ key, and the right pedal to the ‘D’ key on his keyboard, allowing him to move back-and-forth with his pedals while looting with his controller.

While this is Snip3down’s preferred method, he recognizes that not all players want to invest in extra hardware like foot pedals. To address this, he also provides two alternative methods that controller players can use to move and loot.

‘Open-while-moving’ method

The second option Snip3down lists for looting and moving involves some precise timing on the part of the player. For this technique, one needs to hold whatever button they use to open death boxes, and when the action is almost complete, start sprinting forward.

When executed properly, this method keeps the death box open and allows the player to pick up items until they move out of range from the box. Snip3down demonstrates this by snagging a few items while he sprints forward before the death box closes.

While this combination of movement and button-pressing requires specific timing and practice, players do not need to buy and use additional hardware to accomplish their goal. Although it takes more effort to perfect, this method is more easily accessible for most players.

Apex Legends Controller Settings
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Controller players can switch out some of the default button mapping to access additional movement options.

‘Crouch-when-looting’ method

The final technique Snip3down identifies in his video involves players remapping buttons on their controller.  While Snip3down clarifies that he does not use this method himself, he knows of other players that utilize it effectively.

If players are comfortable with changing their controller settings, they can swap the button used to melee with the button they use to crouch. Changing the button mapping in this way will allow players to crouch while looting death boxes.

Controller players on PC who feel they are at a disadvantage when it comes to looting can use any of these methods to level the playing field. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for more Apex Legends tips, tricks, and news.