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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
Respawn Entertainment
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.
Respawn Entertainment
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
YouTube: Apex Legends
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
Respawn Entertainment
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
YouTube: Apex Legends
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
Respawn Entertainment
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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Apex Legends players angered by Holo-Day Bash skin bundles

Published: 2/Dec/2020 12:45

by Calum Patterson

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The Holo-Day Bash event is back in Apex Legends for 2020, running through the whole of December, and has brought back the fan-favorite LTM, Winter Express. Although players are loving the mode, there has also been some controversy over the cosmetic bundles added to the store.

As with each new event in Apex Legends, a handful of both new and returning cosmetics are back, available to purchase as bundles in the in-game store.

Although there are new skins for Legends like Loba and Revenant, and some incredible new weapon skins, there is some disagreement with how the bundles have been put together.

Certain weapon skins are clearly aligned with specific Legend skins, and were shown off together in the Holo-Day Bash trailer. But, these weapon and Legend skins have conspicuously been split up – appearing to force players into buying two bundles if they want the matching skins.

Gibraltar's Holo-Day Bash Apex Legends skin
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This classic Gibraltar skin is back in Apex Legends.

This was first highlighted on Twitter and Reddit, with posts going viral about the seemingly deliberate move to mix up the weapon and Legend skins.

For example, if a player wants to have both Loba’s Legendary skin and match it with the legendary Spitfire skin in the same style, they will need to buy two bundles – while the Crypto skin matches with the P2020 skin in Loba’s bundle.

Skin bundles in Apex legends
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The bundles appear to mismatched the skins – and players think it’s deliberate.

“I was willing to pay the 25 bucks for the Loba skin WITH her gun. I’m not gonna break my wallet trying to buy both,” one player commented on Reddit. Other players called the bundles “anti-consumer.”

“It’s bullsh*t for people who bought the collection event last year, too,” another player said. “The new weapon skins are paired with old legend skins, and new legend skins are paired with old weapon skins.”

Season 7 has already had a couple of other monetization-related issues in Apex Legends. The most notable was due to a change to the battle pass system, which made it harder to level up at the same rate as past Seasons. Players accused the developers of doing this to encourage more people to buy levels.

Then, there was another issue after the price of the Legendary Hunt skin bundle was increased from 6,000 Apex coins to 7,300 without warning. However, Respawn later clarified that this was a mistake, and would refund the difference to anyone who had paid the higher price.

It’s unlikely the arrangement of these bundles are a mistake however, or will be changed. But, feedback from players may make the developers consider their bundle arrangements more carefully for future events.