Apex Legends Season 7 has a brand new battle royale map called Olympus. This floating citadel is a marvel of grand scale. Due to the location’s enormous size and great variety of zones to explore, we have decided to go over the best landing spots on it.
The latest Apex Legends update has brought along a ton of exciting new content for you to play through. Olympus is something fans have been waiting for since it was alluded to several updates ago and now it’s finally here in Season 7. This map is a giant floating city with many different places of interest spread out all over its massive layout.
Some of these zones will have more loot, weapons and players than others. For this reason, you should pick where you decide to land very wisely. We found these four locations to be the best landing spots on Olympus.
As the name implies; this location is marked by a giant swirling rift. This giant ball of darkness is one of the most notable spots on the entire map because of its unique aesthetic, as well as the rift’s unique ability.
When you’re done looting the area for weapons and other items, you can jump through the energy ball in order to teleport to one of three possible locations completely at random. This can prove very useful if you find yourself in a tough spot and need to get away fast.
It is because of these reasons that this place will most likely become a popular spot for players to visit so be ready for a fight!
This location is being called the Skull Town Of Olympus by players everywhere. This location is tightly packed with narrow corridors that make it ideal for close range battles. It’s also one of the richest locations in terms of collectable loot.
You will often find yourself competing with other players to reach the Reverie Lounge first. This is the area on the Bonsai Plaza that has the best guns and loot. You can find it with in the upper levels of the location. This makes the plaza a very hectic area.
Despite the obvious high risk of encountering tons of players in one concentrated spot; we still strongly recommend this place as a landing zone. It’s a high risk/high reward scenario.
If you’re not looking forward to encountering many players in one location and battling for your life then Hydroponics just might be up your alley. This spot is relatively quiet and not many players will land here. You’d think this means that there is nothing noteworthy about this but that’s not entirely true.
It turns out that this location has a lot of high tier loot. Collect some items and get yourself geared up before proceeding to the nearby locations such as Elysium. This suits a more relaxed start before you charge into battle.
This area is marked by two large skyscrapers and can be found in the middle of the map. The Oasis has a lot of great loot and top-tier weapons. Once you get here, you should head to the aquatic café if you want the really good stuff.
You can collect some gold guns and then take the fight to the north or south. Clear the area of enemies first and then focus your fury on anyone unfortunate enough to cross your path along the way.
That about covers all the best Olympus landing spots in Apex Legends Season 7. This map may seem intimidating at first but you should make that your incentive to explore and gear up! There may be even more ideal locations for landing across this floating citadel so be sure to find them all!
Apex Legends: how to activate the Season 9 Arena teaser
Apex Legends data miners have found out how players can activate a new Season 9 teaser. Here’s how to see it for yourself.
The Apex Legends Season 9 teaser is now live, revealing the mystery behind the mysterious platform in the Firing Range.
After the halfway split for Season 8, players noticed a stranged platform implemented on the left side of the Firing Range map.
For weeks players were unaware of its purpose, but finally, the mystery has been uncovered and is associated with the new upcoming Arena mode.
Data miner @GarretLeaks was among the few who leaked how players can activate the button found on the Firing Range platform.
GarretLeaks has even created a step by step guide of how players can experience the Season 9 Arena teaser, which will be available April 20th:
- Step 1: Collect keycard from care packages (available now)
- Step 2: Find Holosprays scattered around Kings Canyon
- Step 3: Find Holosprays scattered around Olympus
- Step 4: Press the phone in the lobby and listen to the audio
- Step 5: Press the button on the Firing Range platform and wait for the ship (available on April 20th)
The Corrupted Keycards are now live and available to pick up from Care Packages in-game for both Kings Canyon and Olympus. On the 20th, players will then be able to scan the Holosprays and activate the teaser.
Dataminer @Shrugtal released images of where players will be able to find these Holosprays, which are located in various locations across the two maps.
You can scan multiple Holosprays in one match and even scan all three over multiple matches. It seems the Holosprays will spawn in all the locations highlighted in Shrugtal’s image.
Along with this, fellow data miner @Biast12 has also released a video showing what happens after activating the button in the Firing Range.
The video shows Biast boarding a ship after activating the button. Biast arrives at a new location where another button awaits, which activates an elevator. This then takes you into a small arena where a massive hollo of future Legend Ash is shown along with a voice line that states, “The Arena awaits.”
This is clearly a teaser for the upcoming 3v3 mode ‘Arena,’ which will be arriving in Season 9. However, this is also a teaser for the future legend, Ash. Although Ash will likely be arriving at a later Season – more like Season 10 – it does confirm that she will be arriving sooner than later.
In fact, it’s not the first time an announcer for a game mode has eventually become a playable Legend. Back in Season 3, the Shadow Fall game mode saw Revenant as the announcer, who later became a playable Legend in Season 4.
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If this stays true to the format, Ash could be the new Legend for Season 10, after being an announcer for the previous season much like the introduction of Revenant. Players will be able to activate this teaser towards the end of Season 8.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Big map changes and Crypto event details revealed Apex Legends Season 9 leak
Some new Apex Legends leaks point to Olympus going through big changes in Season 9, and Crypto’s heirloom event having a special theme.
A new Apex Legends leak has emerged which hints at some major map changes for Olympus and World’s Edge when Season 9 goes live. It also reveals new details about the Crypto heirloom event too.
Apex Legends has gone through various changes since launch, with each update bringing new content like weapons, heirlooms, and even Legends. The game’s map has also been reformed with new areas like Olympus joining the battle royale.
While Kings Canyon and World’s Edge have been largely altered from their original forms, Olympus has yet to be touched. Now, some new leaks have popped up which suggest that’s all about to change soon.
“Olympus should get the “big map change” at season start,” he tweeted. “World’s Edge should get a small map change mid-season.” So far, it doesn’t seem like anything is planned for Kings Canyon but that could change.
Season 8 completely reformed that map, and left it in a ruined state. So, it’s likely that Respawn might plan some bigger changes for it in future seasons.
Additionally, the data miner also had revealed some new information regarding the upcoming Crypto heirloom event. The season three legend is getting a Jikdo sword as an heirloom, and the event will have a “post-apocalypse” theme.
That event will probably also bring some brand-new skins and other cosmetics for players to equip. With a potential “post-apocalypse” theme, we wouldn’t be too surprised if we ended up seeing some creative new designs.
It’s worth keeping in mind that these are currently just leaks, and are subject to change until Respawn announces something official. That said, we’ll keep checking for further updates, and will inform you once we learn something new.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends devs may rework Crypto if his play rate gets worse
Apex Legends dev reveals hacker Crypto could be receiving a rework in Season 9 if his pick rate gets any worse.
Crypto could be next in line to receive a rework for Season 9 after Apex Legends dev reveals they are watching his play rate closely.
Crypto is a very niche character in Apex Legends and it’s no surprise that his play rate may be lower than most of the other Legends.
Crypto was introduced in Season 3, along with World’s Edge after the hacker destroyed the beacon at Repulser on Kings Canyon. Crypto has a strong dislike towards the Syndicate, the group behind the Apex Games, joining the fight to get closer to the corrupt company.
His introduction was well received and even became a strong pick in Ranked Leagues, combining his ultimate Drone EMP with characters like Wraith and Octane to get in quickly after Crypto deals the shield damage.
During a podcast, live balance designer John Larson stated that Crypto had a low pick rate in Season 8, but a “healthy win rate,” putting him in an odd spot for a rework.
His pick rate is much lower than other Legends, sitting at 1.5% compared to fellow Survey Legend Bloodhound’s 14.3%, according to Apex legends Status.
Larson believes this is because of his Surveillance Drone, as it provokes a playstyle that many players aren’t necessarily too fond of. Most casual players want a character that keeps them in the fight and can be used aggressively, whereas Crypto is most useful when he is in the drone.
Unlike Bloodhound, for Crypto to be most effective he needs to be out of the fight, making him a tough character to master and also one that many players won’t have the motivation for.
Crypto is a character that once mastered, can be extremely useful, especially with good teammates who have the ability to take fights without a third always being there.
If Crypto’s play rate or win rate gets any lower, Larson revealed they will look into reworking him as a whole, much like Mirage and Lifeline.
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