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Apex Legends buff would make Rampart an early-game master

An Apex Legends fan has created a concept buff that would make Rampart a powerful option in the early stages of matches.

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Rampart may not be one of the most popular Apex Legends character, but one player has come up with an interesting idea for a buff that would make her a dominant force in the early stages of matches.

Ever since Apex Legends released in early 201, developers Respawn Entertainment have splent plenty of time tweaking, buffing, and nerfing the characters in the game in an attempt to balance their powers.

Rampart is a character who started off as an incredibly strong option but has fallen in popularity recently. The Season 7 updates have not buffed her up as much as other characters and this has left fans a little disappointed.

For this reason, Reddit user Fetzenschaedl has taken it upon themselves and came up with a buff that could be applied to the character that would make her absolutely devastating in combat.

This buff idea focuses entirely on reworking Rampart’s passive ability and it has two approaches. The first part is to increase the maximum amount of ammo she can carry so that she can stack 50% more bullets without running out of inventory.

The second approach involves every weapon Rampart picks up having a hop-up attached immediately. These are special attachments that significantly improve the weapon’s performance and you can only equip one at a time per weapon. With the suggested buff, any weapon you pick up as Rampart would have the Double Tap Trigger, Turbocharger or Skullpiercing Rounds attachment immediately.

Whether or not Respawn will decide to go along with something like this is uncertain. It would certainly please fans and draw in new players to the character, so it’s a great way to boost her popularity again. However, this could easily go badly as power balancing becomes a major problem.

Even if this suggestion isn’t taken to heart by the developers, it’s likely that they will at some point soon do some fine-tuning to improve Rampart’s abilities.

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Apex Legends Season 9 teaser: Olympus map changes and new Legend

Apex Legends Twitter account teases Olympus map changes and new Legend in a video celebrating 100 million players.

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To celebrate 100 million players on Apex Legends, the developers tweeted out a video showcasing some new content, teasing map changes, and the new Season 9 Legend.

Over on Apex Legends Twitter account, @PlayApex, a video was dropped to celebrate 100 million players on the game.

In the video, streamers and even e-sports commentators for Apex Legends were featured in a collage of videos, celebrating the huge support of the community of the past two years.

The most interesting thing about this video, however, was the teasers that came with it. Popular data miner @Shrugtal was quick to show off the still images of what was teased.

Season 9 Olympus teasers

In the first image, it seems Hammond Labs will be getting a makeover, as the teaser shows off a completely changed location from what is currently in Apex Legends Season 8.

Furthermore, from the fourth image shown by Shrugtal, it seems Olympus will take on a much darker tone than what we are used to, as it looks like it has been set to nighttime.

We then see Mirage Voyage has made its way to Olympus after disappearing from Kings Canyon. The location of where it will be is uncertain and nothing can really be suggested from the small teaser shown in the video.

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Legend teaser

Probably the smallest, but the most interesting part about this video is the Legend teaser towards the end. Apex Legends’ new Legend is briefly shown hovering above Mirage but is too far away to make out much detail.

The fact that the Legend is hovering pretty much confirms it will be the Soaring Aviator, Valk, which means Falcon. Valk has been mentioned by data miners in the past and her icon was even shown in the leaked Arena mode teaser not too long ago, which looked like a yellow butterfly.

The fact that Valk’s abilities are associated with hovering and flying pretty much validates that this is Valk, and that she will be coming to Apex Legends in Season 9.

At the end of the video, a date is shown, “4.19.21,” suggesting that this is the date we will see an official reveal trailer for Season 9. Perhaps this means Season 9 will launch May 5th; two days after the end of Season 8.

For more on Apex Legends Season 9 and the new Legend, Valk, keep it locked on Charlie Intel.

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Apex Legends replaces Second Chance for Armor Regen due to bugs

Apex Legends devs addresses progression bugs for new War Games event, replacing Second Chance for Armor Regen.

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Apex Legend’s new mini-event War Games went live yesterday. However, the first mode Second Chance was soon replaced after it introduced a host of bugs.

Upon the release of the Apex Legends War Games event, it seems the first mode wasn’t quite ready for players after it introduced a progression bug.

Players were noticing that kills and assists weren’t adding up after the game was ending, which the developers addressed on Twitter saying, “A bug with the Second Chance takeover in @PlayApex has prevented some stats from updating correctly,” leading them to replace it with Armor Regen.

Armour Regen prize tracker

War Games mode Armor Regen is simple, if you are out of action for a short amount of time, your shield will regenerate – like Wattson but much faster. Players will still have to be careful though, as if your shield fully breaks, it will take much longer to regenerate.

This leads to exciting fights, where characters with mobility like Pathfinder, Octane, and Horizon will excel, allowing them to get in and out of fights and regen their armor.

This update will allow players to make progress on the prize tracker for the Apex Legends event, which was bugged during the Second Chance mode.

The prize tracker features epic Rampart and 30-30 Repeater skins and can be completed by simply playing the game and completing event challenges. You can view the prize tracker underneath the War Games event challenges on the left side of the Apex Legends lobby screen.

Apex developers Respawn Entertainment addressed the situation quickly, adjusting the War Games schedule to replace Second Chance with the Armor Regen takeover. Armor Regen will now take its place in the schedule, lasting until Thursday, April 15th.

The next mode on the schedule is Ultra Zones! For more on Apex Legends event War Games and the upcoming Season 9 content, stay tuned on Charlie Intel.

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Apex Legends leak: Name, theme, and new Legend for Season 9

Apex Legends Season 9 will be arriving soon, here’s everything you need to know about the latest news and leaks.

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Dataminers have revealed the latest info on Apex Legends Season 9, including the name, theme, and details on the new Legend that will be arriving.

Apex Legends Season 9 is most likely to begin May 4th, 24 hours after Season 8 finishes. Leaks on Season 9 have been coming thick and fast, as well as the developers sharing hints at the possible updates coming in the new patch notes.

Of course, it is important to keep in mind that this is all subject to change, as developers often have code words for content in the files to throw dataminers off.

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Who is the new Apex Legends Season 9 Legend?

Once again, dataminer @Biast12 has revealed the latest leaks on Apex Legends Season 9. The leak includes details on the new Legend, the name for Season 9, and the color theme. However, Biast12’s leaks have been very reliable in the past, and so it is likely these will be accurate, much like the Arena mode.

Firstly, Season 9 is expected to be named “Resurgence” and will take on a purple-colored theme. In Season 8, we saw “Mayhem” and the color was a reddish-orange to represent the fiery chaos of Fuse’s ultimate, The Motherlode.

Season 8 theme

Apex Legends Season 9 will feature purple, perhaps to go along with the new Legend’s aesthetic and abilities. The new Season 9 name, Resurgence, means revival after a period of inactivity. Perhaps this is hinting at the introduction of more Titanfall characters beginning to play bigger roles in the Apex storyline, like Blisk and Ash.

Better still, maybe this is hinting at the supposed new Legend, Valk, and her ability to take to the sky after time spent on the ground.

Biast12 revealed on Twitter that the new Legend arriving in Season 9 will be Valk, a Legend that was leaked a while back and has been talked about continuously in the community. Biast also presented players with the names of her legendary skins, adding credibility to her arrival in Season 9.

Valk is said to have jets that allow her to hover above ground when holding the jump button. As well as this, the new Legend also has an ultimate ability called “Skyward” that acts as a portable redeploy beacon, allowing her and the team to rotate around the map effortlessly.

The Season 9 Legend Valk is known as the Soaring Aviator, hinting at her aerial abilities and also sharing connotations to the theme of Resurgence.

For more on Apex Legends Season 9, stay tuned on CharlieIntel, and check out our article on the best team compositions for Ranked Leagues.

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