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OpTic’s Scump explains why he’s playing more Apex Legends than Blackout and Black Ops 4

Published: 19/Feb/2019 10:27 Updated: 19/Feb/2019 10:38

by Calum Patterson

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OpTic Gaming’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner is now back home after completing the first stint of Division A matches in the CWL Pro League, and with a little downtime, can enjoy some more casual gaming.

Blackout, Call of Duty’s own battle royale mode, was a big hit, especially with pro CoD players who wanted to take a break from the competitive side of the game and enjoy something a bit more relaxed, but still Call of Duty.

Scump particularly had played a lot of Blackout on his livestream, but as of late, he has swapped it out for Respawn Entertainment’s new ‘Apex Legends’ – a direct competitor with Blackout, which also happens to be free-to-play.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends is the new trend in battle royale games.

Apex Legends has been a massive hit, attracting 25 million unique players in only a week after release, and Scump is one of them.

While Call of Duty is still his original darling, Scump has explained why he moved on to Apex, and what it will take for Black Ops 4 and Blackout to get him interested again, beyond competitive play of course.

Speaking of the new updates coming to Black Ops 4 with the Grand Heist Operation, Scump explained: “We’re also going to have League Play coming out, so hopefully they don’t suck, because if they do, you’re going to see me on a lot of [Apex Legends].

“Blackout was what I was spending the majority of my time on, and hopefully it gets fixed, or at least improves with the update. I think that it will, especially with the new prestiges coming out.”

The Grand Heist operation in Black Ops 4 will add a new location to the Blackout map, plus two new multiplayer maps, and plenty of cosmetic content.

For competitive players, the highlight of the update will of course be League Play, which has been impatiently waited on for months.

The Grand Heist Operation update will drop on February 19, at 10 PST. It will also include some weapon balancing changes which are set to seriously switch up play at the competitive level.

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Apex Legends Chaos Theory event: Caustic Town Takeover, Leaks, heirloom

Published: 24/Feb/2021 14:43

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends Season 8 event, Chaos Theory, is expected to release in March, and will launch alongside the release of Apex on Nintendo Switch. Here’s everything we know about the event so far, including release date, leaks, rumors and even an heirloom to be expected.

When is Chaos Theory event in Apex Legends?

The event is expected to start on March 11, just a couple days after the Switch release for Apex Legends, on March 9. This will follow the conclusion of the Anniversary Collection event on March 3, after it was extended by a week.

Events typically last between two and three weeks, so expect a similar time frame for Chaos Theory.

Despite no official announcement yet, we know it will be called Chaos Theory after Target revealed it early on their Nintendo Switch Champion Edition listing.

Caustic Town Takeover

Respawn have been teasing the next Town Takeover, expected to be for Caustic, in-game. The first teaser dropped on February 23.

The Town Takeover will be at Water Treatment on Kings Canyon, but we will have to wait until Respawn do a full reveal to see what it looks like.

Caustic in Apex Legends
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Caustic is next up for a Town Takeover in Apex Legends

Bangalore Heirloom

Bangalore is the only original launch Legend who hasn’t received an heirloom yet, and all signs point to her being next up.

Numerous leaks from data miners have found what Bangalore’s heirloom will be, so you can check it out here if you don’t mind the spoiler.

The Anniversary Collection event provides the opportunity to get 150 heirloom shards, so if you’re a Bangalore main, you might want to hold on to those shards for a bit.

Bangalore in war paint in apex Legends
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Bangalore is the only original launch Legend without an heirloom – yet.

Chaos Theory event skins

We don’t yet have any images of the skins coming in the event, but data miners have narrowed down which Legends we can expect some new cosmetics for specifically.

Thanks to reliable leaker Biast12, the expected event skins are for the following characters:

Legendary:

  • Caustic
  • Crypto
  • Gibraltar
  • Loba
  • Rampart
  • Revenant
  • Wattson

Epic:

  • Octane
  • Caustic
  • Wattson

There are also files for numerous recolors for past event skins, but we’re not sure yet if these will be available during the Chaos Theory event, or separately.


That’s everything we know so far about the Chaos Theory event, though there are still a lot of details unknown. We’ll keep you updated on everything right here, and on Twitter @TitanfallBlog.

For more Apex Legends Season 8 tips and tricks check out our guides below:
30-30 Repeater guide | All legend buffs and nerfs | All weapon buffs and nerfs | Fuse guide | What is in the Season 8 battle pass? | Season 8 Patch notes | How to open explosive holds | Spitfire guide | R99 guide | Mastiff guide | When is Apex for Switch out?