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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 leaks reveal Pathfinder Town Takeover coming in Season 7

Published: 28/Oct/2020 3:21 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 5:55

by Isaac McIntyre

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Pathfinder will be the next Apex Legends character to get a Town Takeover, and the first to have their own personalized POI on new map Olympus, according to playtester images that have leaked ahead of the Season 7 update.

Town Takeovers are one of the most exciting events in Apex Legends. Not only do they bring new lore and backstories for their focal legend, but they also add special points of interest to the battle royale map as well, branded in unique ways.

Octane, Wraith, and Crypto have already enjoyed Town Takeovers on Kings Canyon, while Apex Legends’ second map, World’s Edge, hosted Mirage and Bloodhound events over the past few seasons. Now it looks like it’s finally Pathfinders turn.

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Pathfinder looks set to become the first Apex Legends character with a Town Takeover on Olympus.

According to leaked playtester images shared by dataminer Biast12, the loveable robot will be getting a huge POI when Apex Legends shifts to new map Olympus in Season 7. 

The new Pathfinder point of interest will be a massive boxing arena.

In the leaked POI image, which is slightly blurry and back-and-white, Pathfinder can be seen wearing his heirloom gloves, and posing on a poster emblazoned with his name. The circle building behind it certainly looks like a sports stadium too.

Biast12 also said the leaked image only shows “part of [the whole] Pathfinder’s Town Takeover.” There is also allegedly a stadium “on the other side of the wall.”

Considering it’s just a single image that’s leaked so far, it’s tough to get a good picture of what the Town Takeover may actually look like. Biast12 did tease it could have “a bunch of zip lines everywhere” after replying to one fan’s comment.

When will Pathfinder’s Town Takeover start?

The Pathfinder Town Takeover will be in Season 7, and appears to be hosted on Olympus. Beyond that, however, a possible start date for the event is a little hazy.

The Mirage Voyage point of interest is the closest Town Takeover date-wise that we have to go off. It was released on Dec. 12, 2019, two months into Season 3. If Respawn sticks to the same formula, we could see Pathfinder’s arena at a similar time of year.

In fact, it could basically be bang on the same week. Season 7 arrives on Nov. 4 ⁠— yes, it’s still set for then, despite a little update scare this week ⁠— and eight weeks after that lands on Tuesday, December 8. That’s about as close as you can get!

Town Takeover teasers usually start earlier too. We may start to see Pathfinder teasers for the arena in mid-November, once we’ve settled into life on Olympus.

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Pathfinder fans will be loving Apex Legends Season 7, from the sounds of it.

For now, we’ll just have to wait for official confirmation from Respawn about the exciting new takeover. The developers have never commented on Town Takeover leaks before, so the first time we see anything new could be in-game on Dec. 8.

Whether they comment or not, however, it looks like there’s a lot of exciting new content on the way at the start of next month. Season 7 will finally arrive, along with a new Legend, a brand-new map, vehicles, clubs, and more.