An Apex Legends dataminer has revealed details on an upcoming Arenas map that we could potentially see soon.
To keep the excitement going, it seems Respawn is planning to drop another exclusive Arenas map to compliment the ones currently in the game.
There are three Arenas maps for players to enjoy at this point: Artillery, Party Crasher, and Phase Runner. These maps are great for Arenas, with two out of the three being completely exclusive to the 3v3 mode.
Artillery is, of course, taken from Kings Canyon, which during Season 9: Legacy, will be unavailable in the map rotation much like World’s Edge in Season 8. Respawn Entertainment has already confirmed that we will see more POIs from the present maps used in Arenas, as both Gardens and Thermal Station were teased in the reveal trailer.
The only thing is, we’ve already experienced these locations, so what about some new, exclusive maps?
Apex Legends new map in Arenas
Garretleaks is the dataminer behind the latest news on a new Arenas map coming to the game in the future. The map is said to be called “Overflow” with the code name “Aquaduct” in the files.
There aren’t any official details about the map. However, Garret does speculate that it could potentially be a leaked map within the Apex Legends Mobile code.
The map leaked under Apex Legends Mobile is called “Waste Water,” which shares a water-themed name with “Overflow,” hence the correlation and speculation that they are the same map.
Although it is possible, this map is likely just a mobile-exclusive and won’t be the same as “Overflow.” Apex Legends Mobile will probably have its own maps due to the limitations of mobile gaming, forcing the developers to make less detailed maps.
Further, it is also possible that a map shown in the Arenas reveal trailer is, in fact, Aquaduct/Overflow, as Garret took to Twitter to show a frame from the trailer with an unknown map.
When can we expect this new Arenas map?
There’s no official date or leaked information about its release. However, Garret does suggest that we could be seeing it as early as the start of Season 10/end of Season 9.
Regardless, you can stay updated on “Overflow” and its release via Charlie INTEL. For more on Apex Legends, check out our article on the best Legends to use in Arenas.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment/Garretleaks
When is cross-progression coming to Apex Legends
Apex Legends is cross platform for Xbox, PC and PlayStation. Find out if your progression will follow you around all the systems here.
Apex Legends has cross-platform play available and is now on pretty much every platform, with a Mobile version soon to be released publicly. Now there is one thing on players’ minds – Apex Legends cross-progression.
Since the original launch of Apex Legends in February 2019, the game has made many strides towards catching up with competitors Fortnite and Call of Duty Warzone. First, it began with its cosmetic store & seasonal battle pass system, capitalizing on its free-to-play status with microtransactions for players.
Next up, it launched its cross-play system on October 6, 2020 – uniting players across consoles and PC. The crossplay system is different from competitors since PC players will only still be placed against other PC players. However, console players can still queue with PC friends, but they will, in turn, be exclusively placed against PC players.
Forwarding to the present, players are merging across platforms. Many console players are making the jump to the PC platform due to the recent performance jump of the RTX 3000 graphics cards, and some Xbox players are jumping to PlayStation and vice versa.
When is cross-progression coming to Apex Legends?
So for players jumping across platforms, will your progression follow you? The short answer is no. Currently, there is no way to have your Apex Legends rank and skins follow you to another platform. The only exception is changing between the Origin launcher to Steam on PC, where you will have your data transfer over.
There is good news for players who are still waiting for cross-progression to come to Apex Legends. It still appears to be on the developer’s to-do list, with Respawn’s Game Director Chad Grenier commenting on the subject in a Reddit post.
“It’s something we are very passionate about, and we’re looking at our options available. Much harder post-launch since users may have multiple accounts to merge or use. Easier with Steam because it’s at launch. We’ll give an update when we have something to talk about.”
Based on Grenier’s comment, it appears that Cross Progression has a chance to come in the future, but it is currently a difficult task for the team due to users who have multiple accounts across platforms.
For those cases, it looks like Respawn might offer an account merge option of some type, which may be tricky for them to implement back end.
Since these comments, there has been a further update on the situation by Chad Grenier, who stated in another Reddit AMA that “it’s still a ways off.”
Hopefully, the devs can figure out how to implement cross-progression into Apex Legends. This would make life much easier for those who wish to change the platform without sacrificing their account data.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends leak claims Revenant will get Heirloom in Season 9
A new leak suggests that Revenant will be the next character to get their own Heirloom in Apex Legends Season 9, not Crypto.
While it was initially believed that Crypto would receive his very own custom Heirloom in Apex Legends Season 9, a new leak suggests that Revenant will be getting one instead.
Heirlooms are some of the rarest cosmetic items in Apex Legends to this day. These are basically unique melee weapons that are suited to specific Legends. Bangalore’s Cold Steel in the Chaos Theory event was the most recent one.
According to notable Apex Legends data miner ‘GarretLeaks,’ a new LTM that’s arriving on June 29 may also bring Revenant’s Heirloom to the battle royale. The leaker states that there’s a “high chance” of this happening.
A previous leak revealed what Revenant’s Heirloom will look like. It appears to be a scythe that’s compartmentalized and attached by a wire. Once the Legend gives it a shake, it will form the sharp end of the two-handed weapon.
So far, nine of the Legends have their own Heirlooms in the game, and Revenant will be the tenth if these leaks are accurate.
This might be disappointing to Crypto fans that were excited to see his ‘Jikdo’ item arrive. That leak was apparently a “fake”, and Garret stated that there are currently only two Heirlooms in the Apex Legends game files.
Keep in mind that we don’t know for sure if this is the next Heirloom that will be joining the game since Respawn’s next lineup hasn’t been revealed yet. So, it’s worth taking this news with a grain of salt.
If you’re interested in more cosmetics for this Legend, then you can also pick up June’s Revenant Prime Gaming skin. For more Apex Legends news, keep it locked on Charlie Intel, and check out the Legend pick rates in Season 9.
Image credits: Respawn Entertainment
How to check Apex Legends item shop without being in-game
If you’ve ever wanted to check the Apex Legends item shop without actually being on the game, we’ve got a great tip for you.
We’ve found a great way for you to check the Apex Legends item shop without actually being on the game. So let’s get into the details.
Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale that contains an in-game store for players to purchase various cosmetics. Apart from collection events and special sales like the recent ALGS Animal Kingdom bundle, the Apex Legends item shop will rotate cosmetics and put recolors up in the exclusive section of the store.
If you’ve ever wanted to see what is in this item shop without actually having to go on the game, there’s an easy way for you to do so.
However, for those looking to get a specific skin or recolor, you may constantly be checking the item shop when it refreshes stock to find that exclusive skin you’ve been waiting for.
If this moment comes when you aren’t able to check the store in-game, there is a handy way to do so without having to boot up Apex Legends.
How to check the Apex Legends item shop
The best way to find out what is in-store on the Apex Legends item shop is through a handy website called apexitemstore.
This website will give you a breakdown of the current items in both the “Featured” section and “Exclusive” section of the item shop, as well as how long they will be in the store.
Featured items are those that can be purchased with Apex Coins and are already in the game. However, although they are in the game, the only way players can obtain these items is through crafting them or in Apex Packs.
Crafting these items takes a lot of Crafting Materials that take a long time to get. Further, getting a specific item in a pack leaves it down to luck, meaning you might have to spend a decent amount of money before getting what you want.
Therefore, the store’s featured items give those players a chance to get a specific item that they want on a one-time purchase with Apex Coins, which is a lifesaver for those who really want a certain skin, especially if it is for a recolor.
Exclusive items are on the right side of the store and are generally called “recolors,” as they are different colorways of already present skins in the game. To purchase exclusive items, players must have the original item of the recolor, which they can purchase with Apex Coins.
Not only does this give players a chance to get a specific skin they have wanted with Apex Coins, but it also throws in a recolor they can purchase with Legend Tokens, which is the game’s free currency that is passively obtained just by playing.
The website also allows players to check out every Legend and weapon skin ever released, recolors and all, which is great for those interested in seeing past items that may become available in the future.
That’s how you can check the current item shop contents in Apex Legends without being in-game. For more, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on how to unlink and link Apex Legends and EA accounts.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment/apexitemstore
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