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Dexerto 28 July, 2021 - 08:11pm 28 views

Klein was explaining how buffs and new cosmetic releases for new characters can occasionally occur simultaneously, but how the two rarely interact when he said that overlap would happen again in Apex Legends in the near future.

There's gonna be another one like that in the future and again we sort of realized how the timelines lined up as we were working on it. If either piece of content needed more time we would have slipped it

Buffs and cosmetics are "parallel work streams that don't touch each other," Klein wrote. He described buffing a character when they receive a new cosmetic in order to promote sales as "really ghoulish shit."

"We didn't do that at Riot, and we're not doing that at Respawn," he said. "Certain monetization models, a lot of the ones you find in predatorily designed games, only care about the short term. But if you care about trust in the long term, you don't do that."

"There's gonna be another one like that in the future and again we sort of realized how the timelines lined up as we were working on it. If either piece of content needed more time we would have slipped it."

This indicates the next Legend set to receive an Heirloom currently needs a buff. That could mean any Legend in the game, but fans speculate it refers to Crypto, as the Legend has needed a buff for some time now.

Klein came far short of confirming which Legend would receive an Heirloom, and any such release likely wouldn't arrive until the game's next major update.

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Klein was explaining how buffs and new cosmetic releases for new characters can occasionally occur simultaneously, but how the two rarely interact when he said that overlap would happen again in Apex Legends in the near future.

Buffs and cosmetics are "parallel work streams that don't touch each other," Klein wrote. He described buffing a character when they receive a new cosmetic in order to promote sales as "really ghoulish shit."

"We didn't do that at Riot, and we're not doing that at Respawn," he said. "Certain monetization models, a lot of the ones you find in predatorily designed games, only care about the short term. But if you care about trust in the long term, you don't do that."

"There's gonna be another one like that in the future and again we sort of realized how the timelines lined up as we were working on it. If either piece of content needed more time we would have slipped it."

This indicates the next Legend set to receive an Heirloom currently needs a buff. That could mean any Legend in the game, but fans speculate it refers to Crypto, as the Legend has needed a buff for some time now.

Klein came far short of confirming which Legend would receive an Heirloom, and any such release likely wouldn't arrive until the game's next major update.

Apex Legends Emergence: Season 10's Start Date, Seer's Abilities, And Everything We Know So Far

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Below, we go over everything we currently know about Apex Legends Emergence--without the full patch notes, there are certainly changes we still don't know about. But we do know quite a bit already, including the lore and abilities for Seer, what three maps are coming to Arenas, and how the new Rampage LMG works. All that and more is detailed below.

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Apex Legends Emergence is scheduled to begin August 3, following the conclusion of the limited-time Thrillseekers event.

Respawn has not yet released the patch notes for the Emergence update. If the studio sticks to the pattern of past seasons though, we can expect to get them the day before the new season starts--in this case, August 2.

Season 10 introduces Apex Legends' 18th playable character, Obi aka "Seer." Seer is a recon character; his ability kit makes him more of a tracker like Bloodhound than the more scout-like Pathfinder, Crypto, and Valkyrie. He is geared towards hunting down enemy squads in close quarters.

In terms of lore, Seer has a complicated history, one informed by an old folktale called "The Moth and the Flame." Chapter 1 of the story details that a king and queen locked their daughter who was blind away in her room to protect her from the world, but when a man's beautiful singing voice caught her attention, she fell in love with him. He, in turn, fell in love with her. Out of fear that the couple's love would endanger their daughter, the king and queen jailed the man.

The Moth and the Flame: Chapter 1 pic.twitter.com/jtapFPiqPD

Chapter 2 then details how the princess would bring a candle to her window to signal her lover to come to her, but when he didn't, she began to cry. Her candle attracted a moth, who flew into the fire, but he was saved when the princess' tears extinguished the flame. The moth promised to help the princess find her love, but only under the condition that he could be reborn as her child to escape his curse of blindly following the light. The princess agreed.

The Moth and the Flame: Chapter 2 pic.twitter.com/M8sb05r2kg

Finally, in Chapter 3, the king and queen burned the young man at the stake to ensure their daughter would simply return to the safety of her room. The fire, however, attracted the attention of the moth, who blindly flew into the fire, leading the blind princess into the fire too. As time went on, this folktale would continue to be told, evolving into a prophecy that one day the cursed moth would be reborn as a human child, one who will blindly lead humanity to destruction.

The Moth and the Flame: Chapter 3 pic.twitter.com/YZgkphcB2c

As Seer was born with glowing eyes and to a mother with a moth tattoo and on a day when a fiery meteor destroyed his planet's moon, those around him in his community believed him to be this foretold cursed child. He was shunned, but his father taught him about how to command minidrones and his mother gifted him with dance and an appreciation for art. Seer took their lessons and developed a mesmerizingly elegant but brutal fighting style that combined the two, earning him nine years of accolades in the underground arenas. His fame got him a place in the Apex Games.

Emergence introduces a number of buffs and nerfs to existing legends. The ones we know about are listed below.

Hammond's continued efforts to mine Talos for its natural resources will decimate World's Edge at the start of Emergence. The lava crack caused by the Harvester lengthens, and the destruction extends to touch both the southern and northern parts of the map.

Sorting Factory is completely destroyed, falling into a sinkhole. The landmark will be replaced by a new point-of-interest (POI), Lava Syphon. The destruction causes a landslide to the nearby mountains, burying Train Yard in debris and transforming it into a new POI called Landslide.

Most of the changes can be seen in the north. Refinery will be completely wiped out, replaced by Climatizer, a significantly larger POI. Nearby, a new lava crack has opened up--though it won't provide a heated updraft like the one that cuts through the middle of World's Edge. Though it's not a POI, a new giant dam will be constructed between Climatizer and Epicenter to prevent the lava from spilling into the rest of World's Edge.

At both Climatizer and Lava Syphon, moving gondolas will be added to the map, providing movable cover for squads in a similar capacity to the train that once moved throughout World's Edge in Seasons 3-5.

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During Season 10, the Arenas maps based on existing Kings Canyon, World's Edge, and Olympus landmarks are being rotated out. So no more playing Arenas on Artillery, Thermal Station, and Gardens.

In their place, three new landmark-based Arenas maps are rotating in: Kings Canyon's Hillside, World's Edge's Dome, and Olympus' Oasis. These three maps will exist in the Arenas playlist rotation alongside Phase Runner, Party Crasher, and Overflow.

Emergence adds the Rampage to ground loot, a brand-new heavy-ammo LMG. The Rampage sets itself apart from the other LMGs by being a slower but more powerful variation of the Spitfire, making it an ideal mid-range weapon. Similar to weapons like the 30-30 Repeater and Bocek Compound Bow, the Rampage doesn't fire fast enough to be much of a threat at close-range.

Similar to the Sentinel sniper rifle, the Rampage can be charged. But instead of using shield cells, the Rampage takes thermite grenades. Once charged, the Rampage fires much more quickly, making it a decent close-range threat. When charged, the Rampage can also easily destroy doors, similar to grenades.

At the start of Emergence, the Prowler will rotate out of Care Packages and once again become a ground loot weapon. However, the gun will only have burst fire mode; you won't be able to switch it to automatic fire.

In its place, both the Spitfire and Alternator are rotating into Care Packages. In Care Packages, the Spitfire will revert to its pre-nerfed state and the Alternator will automatically come equipped with Disruptor Rounds, a dangerous hop-up that was added to Apex Legends in Season 2 and then immediately removed in Season 3 for how powerful it was. Disruptor Rounds amplify damage against shields, shredding through even the strongest body armor in moments

Because of these Care Package adjustments, in Arenas, you'll be able to buy the Prowler and no longer be able to purchase the Alternator or Spitfire.

In terms of hop-ups, both the Anvil Receiver and Quick Draw will be removed from the game at the start of Emergence. The traits of the Quick Draw will be automatically implemented into pistols, though to a lesser degree.

In their place, Apex Legends is getting a brand-new hop-up: Boosted Loader. This hop-up goes on the Hemlock and Wingman, changing the guns so that they reload faster and get bonus ammo if reloaded at the right time. Similar to Deadeye's Tempo, it's a timing-based hop-up.

Emergence will also change the L-STAR. The LMG will now also take barrel stabilizers and extended energy magazines. Higher level energy mags will increase the time it takes for the L-STAR to overheat and will cause it to cool faster when it does.

And speaking of speed, the fire rate for the EVA-8 when it has shotgun bolts equipped is being nerfed. Additionally, reload speed will no longer be tied to extended magazines starting in Season 10. Instead, that trait will now be tied to standard stocks and sniper stocks.

And speaking of sniper stocks, Marksman Rifles will start taking sniper stocks in Season 10 as opposed to standard stocks.

Ranked Arenas is coming to Apex Legends in Season 10. Similar to Ranked Trios and Trios, Ranked Arenas and Arenas will exist as wholly separate playlists. When Season 10 starts, you'll have to play 10 Ranked Arenas matches to figure out where you'll be placed.

Unlike Ranked Trios, there is no entry penalty to Ranked Arenas at the higher ranks. You don't earn points based on how many kills and assists you get either. You simply gain points for winning and lose points for losing. Your Arenas rank will exist separately to your battle royale rank.

Like previous seasons, Emergence adds a new battle pass that includes over 100 cosmetic rewards, including two legendary character skins and two legendary reactive weapon skins. This time around, Valkyrie and Horizon are getting the new legendary character skins, and the Volt SMG is getting the legendary reactive weapon skins.

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Apex Legends Emergence Update Details Map and Weapon Changes

TrueTrophies 30 July, 2021 - 06:22am

Apex Legends Emergence update is coming in a few weeks and will bring with it plenty of changes that are sure to spice up the meta and keep people on their toes. Included are huge changes to the World’s Edge map, three new Arenas locations, a new thermite grenade-powered Rampage LMG and, of course, the new legend Seer. The 10th season of Apex Legends will officially launch on August 3, 2021.

Last time we covered the new legend, Seer, there was a lot of speculation as to how exactly the flamboyant moth-man’s abilities would work. Now, we finally have confirmation on the character’s ability names and details. Below is a brief description of each:

Some other legends are also getting some much-needed buffs and nerfs in the upcoming season.

World’s Edge, as seen in the Emergence gameplay trailer below, will be getting a complete makeover with many POIs either wiped out or replaced with new buildings and terrain. The biggest change is that the lava fissure will extend to the Refinery, completely destroying the building and replacing it with the new Climatizer POI.

Sorting Factory has also gotten the same treatment, replaced with Lava Siphon. Both areas also feature a new dynamic moving gondola that allows ample moving cover transporting players across the lava-filled ravine. Additionally, Trainyard is also gone (thank god), and is replaced by a more simplified Landslide POI featuring open terrain and fewer structures.

Finally, players will also be able to destroy doors with the Rampage LMG by charging it with a Thermite grenade. Respawn Entertainment confirmed that the new weapon will take Heavy Ammo, and will fire slower than the Spitfire. Speaking of, both the Spitfire and Alternator are heading to the Care Package, while the Prowler is coming back to ground loot — though unfortunately limited to burst fire mode. Below is a full list of all of the weapon changes:

You can check out the official Apex Legends Emergence Update Gameplay Trailer below:

The 10th season of Apex Legends will officially launch on August 3, 2021

[Source: GameSpot]

L-STAR gets massive buff in Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence

Dexerto 27 July, 2021 - 04:17am

The start of Apex Legends Season 10 is right around the corner, with a new legend – Seer – joining the party and World’s Edge getting a massive overhaul.

On top of those, there is also a new weapon in the form of the Rampage LMG, as well as a whole host of buff and nerfs to the battle royale’s popular legends.

It’s not just legends that will be tweaked either, as a handful of weapons are set to undergo changes with the Spitfire replacing the Prowler inside of the Care Packages. However, that’s not all.

“The LMG will now also take barrel stabilizers and extended energy magazines,” they reported, noting that the better the energy mag that you equip, the longer the L-STAR will take to reach its overheating point.

Plus, using a better energy mag will also reduce the time needed for the L-STAR to cool down if you hit that overheating zone while firing.

With the EVA becoming a popular choice in Season 9: Legacy, it should drop off in Season 10, giving other close-range weapons the chance to shine. As for the L-STAR, well, don’t be shocked if you start seeing that given a bit more love.

Apex Legends Season 10 Emergence Patch Notes: Release Date, Download Size, Seer, Ranked Arenas and More

GIVEMESPORT 27 July, 2021 - 04:03am

The successful battle royale franchise has done phenomenally well since its introduction to the gaming scene in 2019 and is creating its own legacy right now with masses of new players joining every year.

Respawn and EA showcased more content for fans to digest on the back of its EA Play Live expo, with a gameplay trailer regarding what players can expect from the newest legend Seer and the alterations to World's Edge.

With an all-new Battle Pass and game modes to conquer, let's not waste any time and dive into what changes will be made with the Apex Legends Season 10 Emergence patch notes.

We know that Emergence will be released to the world on Tuesday 3rd August 2021, and we expect this patch to be launched on the same day.

At this time, it is not clear what the download size will be. But fear not, we will provide an update as soon as we find out more information on this topic.

Seer, the newest legend added to Apex Legends, will come equipped with an array of abilities that will put his enemies on the back foot. The question remains in regards to how powerful he will be compared to others.

To match, an all-new weapon, the Rampage LMG, will be part of the Season 10 update and one of the main additions to the Apex series.

As far as Ranked Arenas are concerned, the following new maps will be added to this game mode:

Details are still limited on Ranked Arenas and we will provide an update once more information is unveiled by the game's developers.

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