[GUIDE] : How does cosmetic content work on Apex Legends? Part two
What’s New in Season 5
Highly anticipated, this new chapter of the game brings a series of exciting additions. It includes the new Legend, Loba, significant changes to the King’s Canyon map, an all-new Battle Pass, and new Season Quests. In addition, the update also offers many additions, including a revamp of Mirage, tweaks, bug fixes and much more.
First of all, the new character, Loba, wants to be Revenant’s direct opponent. She is able to teleport by throwing her bracelet, and has a passive that allows her to see legendary epic loot through walls. His Ultimate allows him to share incredible rewards and arsenal with his teammates, which will need to be mastered by the community. However, be careful, enemies can also grab this treasure …
As usual, the new season allows the maps to renew themselves. Some disappear, and others are largely retouched, as is the case with King’s Canyon. Players can now experience a whole new environment, based on an offshore platform. Finally, this is perhaps the most defining addition of this new season, the quests. The very first season of quests is called The Broken Ghost. Players must collect Treasure Packs to participate in the weekly PvE hunts in order to collect 9 pieces from a Relic. Rewards, story and “new gameplay” are generated as the game progresses.
The battle royale soon on next gen?
Apex Legends on Xbox Series X and PS5 will likely be coming soon. Like some games planned like Cyberpunk 2077, the title will be available on several generations of consoles. Regarding the battle royale, it will be a port, which will undoubtedly benefit from graphic and technical improvements. The job posting from Respawn Entertainment, the studio, is not limited to Apex alone, however, and also covers Titanfall and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
The mission of the position could not be more explicit: the idea is to “push the next generation platforms and the PC to their limits on Apex Legends.” Although no console is specified, this mention appears as a clear reference to both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X. Remember that they both must be released at the end of the year, during the holidays. They will embed better hardware components as well as several new technologies on home consoles, such as Ray Tracing. This last point could be put to good use on Apex Legends, which would significantly improve the rendering. But for now, we can expect a port with a better framerate and better graphics than on current consoles.
Remember that Season 5 will officially begin on May 12. Dubbed “Favor of Fortune”, it will feature new playable characters. This is for example the case of the thief Loba, who is keen to carry out her revenge. For people who do not wish to channel themselves only to the top 1, a new game mode will appear: “The Quests”. This is a game of treasure hunting, which will reward the most patient and regular players. Finally, as with every new season now, the new ranked games will finally be here. Players will start on the Canyon of the Kings map.
A new robotic character teased?
Within the Titanfall universe, the dummies are robotic soldiers with a human spirit, created by Hammond Robotics and Vinson Dynamics. These were downloaded into the bodies of the robots, a form of transhumanism. They do not fail to fascinate the community. In the tweet, the GIF appears to indicate a helmet and speaks of a “Trail 7578”. It appears that three subjects have attempted to upload themselves to this unit before, with the last subject becoming “hysterical” upon seeing an exact copy of himself. The mystery is still complete, but something is brewing in Apex Legends!
At the start of Season 4, Revenant, an assassin turned into a killing machine by Hammond Industries, was revealed. Many similarities can be drawn between these two characters, or rather legends. We find in particular the themes of the murderous robot, which is also anxious and subjected to strong emotions. Currently, everyone believes that Loba will be the next legend in season 5. Prudence is the mother of safety, especially with Respawn Entertainment. This season, a new character, Forge, was also announced, before being simply “killed”.
Season 5 is postponed, but an event is launched
Respawn Entertainment has just decided to extend season 4 of Apex Legends. The launch of the fifth has been postponed to next May 12, that is, a little extra week. However, players are cordially invited to stay in the game, as a temporary event will be launched. It consists of a new mode, which will allow you to earn several rewards. This one is called “Battle Armor”, and will gradually evolve over the days.
On the “Edge of the World” map, only one type of armor will be available. The players will therefore compete with the same basic kit, from Tuesday April 28. The operation is as follows: at each rotation, only one type of armor will be available, and players will already be equipped with it when they enter the game. They will also start the latter with a P2020 pistol. However, all protections are removed from the loot. The rest, including shields, batteries, and all other types of loot, are still available, with the exception of armor.
Here is the rotation schedule in detail:
- Tuesday April 28 (7:00 p.m.) to Saturday May 2 (7:00 p.m.): Level 1 armor (white)
- Saturday May 2 (7:00 p.m.) to Wednesday May 6 (7:00 p.m.): Level 2 armor (blue)
- Wednesday May 6 (7:00 p.m.) to Saturday May 9 (7:00 p.m.): Level 3 armor (purple)
- Saturday May 9 (7:00 p.m.) to Tuesday May 12: Scalable Shield
Future seasons are already in development
Jason McCord, Artistic Director of Apex Legends posted on Twitter about content testing until “the end of season 8”. Respawn appears forward thinking, planning and preparing for the future so far. Based on the length of the current season, there will be seasons launched until April 2021.
Regarding the next season, the fifth, we already know that the developers will include a multitude of elements from Titanfall. The plan for the coming seasons could revolve around the arrival of new content labeled Titanfall. A trend confirmed by the man on Twitter: “I’ll say this: there might be a pleasant surprise for Titanfall fans in season 5”. Rumors suggest that the next creature to land would be the Prowler.
Season 4 is scheduled to end on May 5, in just under a month. The start of season 5 should therefore take place on this date. Subsequently, it becomes much less obvious. Season 1 ran from March 19 to June 18 (91 days), before Season 2 launched on July 2. In October, the third season of Apex kicked off. The fourth season was launched on February 4. In any case, the pace will remain seasonal and the players will be fixed several weeks before the end of each of these deadlines!
The developers finally evoke the crossplay
PS4 and Xbox One players in the same game? It will undoubtedly be possible one day. In any case, this is what we can imagine from the comments collected by our colleagues from Game Informer. In an interview with CEO Dusty Welch, the big name of Apex Legends was asked about the crossplay feature. The latter exists in particular in Fortnite, the main competitor of Apex Legends. Thus, all the communities of players, for example Xbox, PS4 but also PC, have the possibility of joining together in one and the same game.
Welch then tells the magazine that he has noticed how important this feature has become to gamers over the past few months. He said it was something “important” and expected “for a game like ours”. Being a player himself, he indicates that he would like to play with some of his colleagues who use another gaming machine. In short, this is an idea widely studied in the studio. At the moment, this new feature is not planned for the next few weeks. Extremely difficult to set up, it is only really applied in some huge games like Fortnite or Destiny 2. For now, we will have to be content with the addition of card rotation and temporary events that will soon be deployed. in Apex Legends!
8 new weapons and ammunition leaked
KralRindo is a well-known data miner in the Apex Legends community. Recently, he went back to the game files, and discovered some strange voice commands, linked to several characters. The peculiarity of the latter is that they mention new weapons that we cannot currently find in the game. For example, we can see the “CAR SMG” and “EPG”, which we know well since they are present in the arsenal of Titanfall. As a reminder, the two titles share the same universe, which suggests that they will soon land in the Battle Royale.
Regularly, at the start of each season, the developers of Apex Royal offer a brand new weapon. We saw the Sentinel rifle arrive in the last season. The datamineur, he found no less than eight. They are all present in Titanfall 2. We can notice the great diversity of uses: there are anti-armor grenade launchers, a rocket launcher bow, an assault rifle, a “four-shot” weapon, in short, There is something for every taste.
That’s not all, as KralRindo has also discovered a new type of ammunition that is apparently planned “soon”. This is explosive ordnance, which would complement the five existing categories. They would come to equip the grenade launchers, already present in the game.