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All Apex Legends Storm Point map changes for Season 13: The Downed Beast & IMC Armories

Apex Legends Season 13 is set to bring some pretty big changes to the Storm Point map, including a new POI and IMC Armories.

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Respawn Entertainment have big plans for Storm Point in Season 13, with a brand new POI and IMC Armories which both add new dynamics to the tropical-themed map.

Apex Legends Season 13 sees map changes to Storm Point, the battle royale’s latest map to be added to the game.

While many have enjoyed this map since its release in Season 11, it’s great to see the devs showing it some love and updating it to give it a refresh and make players excited to get on the tropical island once again.

Let’s get into all the changes coming to Storm Point in Season 13 of Apex Legends.

Apex Legends Season 13 Storm Point changes

The Downed Beast

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The new Season 13 POI for Apex Legends is known as the Downed Beast. From the reveal trailer, fans were able to witness the Legends taking down a massive sea monster that had been causing some seismic activity in Storm Point’s waters.

After defeating the monster, the beast remained where it fell and is now a new High Tier-loot POI on the map. Players are able to go inside and on top of the beast, as well as on the construction going on around the corpse which is most likely attempting to remove it from the arena.

The Downed Beast POI is located between The Mill and North Pad, vacating its own section of the map, leaving the surrounding POIs intact.

IMC Armories: Locations & how to use them

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Apex Legends Season 13 also sees the IMC Armories arrive for Storm Point. The Seismic activity caused these dormant underground IMC Armory buildings to rise and appear across the map.

There are four of these Armories across the map in total, so perhaps move carefully when approaching one, as you’ll likely be contested. Here are all the locations of the IMC Armories on Storm Point for Season 13:

  • Northeast of checkpoint
  • Southeast of Lightning Rod
  • Between Gale Station / Fish Farms
  • North of Cenote Cave

These Armories give players the chance to get some great loot for their loadout, including better weapon attachments and Hop-Ups. However, in order to reap the rewards from the IMC Armories, players must survive a 60-second wave of Spectres, which are hostile droids that will be looking to take you down inside the Armory.

After completing this mini-event, players will then have access to Smart Lootbins, which are new to Season 13 and offer players personalized upgrades depending on the weapons they are holding.

Respawn have said that these new locations are only on Storm Point, but if players like them enough, there is a possibility that they could be added to other maps.


That’s all for the changes coming to Storm Point in Apex Legends Season 13. For more on the battle royale, check out the major changes coming to Apex Legends’ Ranked Leagues.

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Apex Legends pro claims Season 13 ranked changes will make you a better player

An Apex Legends pro has come out in support of the Season 13 ranked changes, claiming it will make players better.

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After receiving backlash, Apex Legends pro Mac ‘Albralelie’ Beckwith has shared his thoughts on the new Season 13 ranked system, claiming it will improve players.

Apex Legends Season 13 brought some drastic changes to the ranked system, changing the way players gain points and grind through the ranks.

Previously, the system had been more focused on kills, but the new system places emphasis on placement. This has made it harder for players to earn points and level up, as the lobbies have become much more competitive in the final zones.

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In Apex Legends Season 13’s Ranked Leagues, players are encouraged to stay alive and play for the win, rather than getting a load of kills. This had led to more squads and players being alive in final circles, making it harder to gain points.

While the community hasn’t been particularly fond of these changes, seasoned Apex Legends pro Albralelie gave his opinions on this new system, supporting the dev’s changes while making some controversial comments.

In a recent stream, the Apex Legends pro shared his feelings towards the changes, believing the new ranked changes are healthy for the game, which is contrary to the community’s reaction.

Ultimately, the pro feels as if the new changes are going to make players better at the game. Albralelie says that the new system “caters to you being able to actually improve as you climb…don’t get defeated.”

The streamer and Apex pro also made some interesting comments on solo players while answering a question about whether solo players should be able to reach the higher ranks.

The pro makes a controversial statement: “should a solo player be able to reach Masters in a team-based competitive BR? Just because it happened before doesn’t mean it was supposed to happen, right?”

It’s interesting to hear a professional Apex Legends player’s take on the new ranked system, especially as casual players have been pretty upset with the changes. All in all, the pro feels it will make players better, and even if players are now in lower ranks than they’re used to, they should use it as motivation to improve.


For more on Apex Legends, check out the best landing spots on Storm Point for Season 13.

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Clever Apex Legends trick reverts Kraber nerfs

With this clever trick, Apex Legends’ Kraber Sniper Rifle becomes a one-shot machine yet again, even after nerfs.

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Apex Legends players have found a way to make the Kraber Sniper Rifle one-shot kill yet again after the Season 13 nerfs.

Apex Legends Season 13 brought some pretty huge changes to the game, especially when it comes to the Legends and weapon meta.

As well as some major Valkyrie nerfs and the introduction of Newcastle, Season 13 also nerfed the only one-shot kill weapon in the game, the Kraber.

This combined with the Helmet buffs caused a change in the weapon’s one-shot headshot potential, but this new trick reverts the changes.

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Prior to the nerfs, the Kraber would one-shot any Legend as long as it was a headshot. This made the weapon extremely powerful and useful in end-game situations, as just one shot could change the tide of a fight.

Now, in Season 13, as long as players have the correct armor requirements, the Kraber is no longer a guaranteed one-shot kill.

Having said that, thanks to Apex Legends content creator RossTheeSquirrel, there is indeed a way for players to one-shot any Legend with the Kraber even after the Season 13 patch.

By shooting through Rampart’s Tactical ability, Amped Cover, players actually gain an increase in damage as the shielded wall “amps outgoing shots.”

This increases the Kraber’s headshot damage to revert the Season 13 nerfs, making it a one-shot headshot against any Legend no matter what armor they are wearing.

While Rampart hasn’t been considered the most popular Legend in Apex according to the pick rates, she received a buff in Season 13 and players seem to be more interested in giving her a try.

Now, she also has this added benefit of being the only Legend that has the capabilities to make the Kraber a one-shot kill again, perhaps those who love the Kraber will give her a chance.


For more on Apex Legends, check out Newcastle’s overpowered technique for getting teammates’ Banners.

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Apex Legends players want Pathfinder Passive from mobile

Apex Legends players are calling for the devs to give Pathfinder a new Passive seen in the mobile version of the battle royale.

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Apex Legends players on PC and console have wanted a new Passive for Pathfinder for some time now, and the mobile version of the battle royale may have the answer.

Apex Legends Mobile has hit the ground running, with loads of content at launch including an exclusive Legend, Fade, who has some great abilities.

PC and console players have been slightly jealous about some of the features seen in Apex Mobile, wanting them included in the main version of the game despite getting an exciting new Legend in Newcastle.

Now, some are even suggesting that one of Pathfinder’s mobile-exclusive abilities should become his new Passive on PC and console.

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For those who are unaware, Pathfinder’s Passive has been extremely underwhelming for some time now, as the ability to scan Survey Beacons and reveal the next zone.

This is something that all Recon Legends can do, so the community has been calling for Pathfinder to have something more personalized for the Legend.

The devs did expand on this slightly, as now Pathfinder gets his Ultimate back after scanning, which isn’t the case for all the other Recon Legends.

Popular Apex Legends content creator TheGamingMerchant put out a video suggesting an idea for Pathfinder’s Passive, which is inspired by Apex Legends Mobile.

In Apex Legends Mobile, every Legend has a perk system that gives them new abilities and added benefits. One of Pathfinder’s is the ability to pull downed teammates with his grapple, which is called “Friend Reunion.”

TheGamingMerchant thinks this would be a great Passive for Pathfinder in the main game. This would give Pathfinder an added role of support, pulling downed teammates in to cover for a safe revive.

We’ll have to wait and see what the devs do to Pathfinder’s Passive in the future, as it’s unlikely that changes will be coming for the Legend anytime soon.


For more, check out whether or not the mobile-exclusive Legends will be coming to the PC and console versions of Apex Legends.

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