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Apex Legends Season 11 review: Beauty in the storm

Apex Legends Season 11 has left the community stunned with a beautiful new map and great addition to the Legend roster. Here’s our review.

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Apex Legends has entered Season 11. Despite recent server issues, the new update shows why the battle royale has become so popular since its release.

Apex Legends Season 11 is a very ambitious update by Respawn Entertainment, especially considering the recent server issues.

That being said, Season 11 has been a breath of fresh air. With an extremely smooth launch and delightful new content, the new season proves that there is indeed beauty within the storm.

Apex Legends Season 11: Escape has officially landed, introducing loads of new content for players to enjoy. As well as a brand new map Storm Point, players have been getting to grips with the new Legend Ash and the C.A.R SMG.

Now that we’ve had some time to play and take the update in, we’ve rounded up our thoughts on Season 11.

Apex Legends Season 11 review

A smooth launch

Apex Legends players had been experiencing some serious server issues throughout Season 10. These issues prevented many from enjoying their experience. Respawn promised to help prevent these issues in the future, and with Season 11’s launch, it seems it is definitely doing so.

Season 11’s launch was surprisingly smooth considering the amount of content that Respawn introduced and the persistent server issues of Season 10. Players were able to jump in and play as soon as the season was released. It’s almost as if Season 11 weathered the storm, which leads nicely onto our next point.

Off to the tropics

Let’s talk about the biggest piece of content that was introduced in the Season 11 update, Storm Point.

Storm Point is the latest addition to the map roster in Apex Legends, allowing players to battle it out on a tropical island.

Of course, like every map in Apex, Storm Point is gorgeous. It is a very colorful map with diverse terrain throughout.

Storm Point comes in as Apex’s biggest map. Although some may think this would make it harder to find enemies, it actually paces the matches very well.

Respawn designed the map to prevent third parties, and you can really tell a lot of effort went into accomplishing this goal. The POIs are spread out nicely and the removal of Jump Towers and the introduction of Gravity Cannons definitely helps prevent teams dropping in to clean up fights.

Another great addition to the Legend roster

Ash was rumored to be coming to the game for some time, and with Season 11, we’re definitely happy to see her join the fight.

If you love Titanfall, you’ll absolutely love this Legend, as everything about Ash is oozing with lore. From Banner Frames to her ability kit, you can really see how much Titanfall continues to inspire the content in Apex Legends.

Ash’s abilities are definitely on the stronger side of things, but nothing like Seer’s launch state in the previous season. Ash feels great offensively, and while her Passive may be slightly too strong, her Tactical and Ultimate take precision and skill.

Ash isn’t easy to pick up and start dominating. You will need to think and coordinate with your team to use her abilities effectively. Therefore, we feel Ash has launched in a fairly balanced state. Although her kit is powerful, players will really need to master the character to unlock her full potential.

Shifting the meta

Lastly, let’s talk about the C.A.R SMG, the latest weapon to enter Apex Legends. The C.A.R SMG has no doubt shaken up the meta in Season 11, as it boasts a higher DPS than the R-99.

The weapon is most dominant up close, as its recoil is pretty outrageous. However, The C.A.R’s hip-fire is one of the most accurate in the game. The weapon is also has an added layer of versatility thanks to the option to have Heavy/Light magazines and ammo.

Taking all this into account, the C.A.R SMG will most likely be getting a nerf soon, as it doesn’t have many negatives. However, players shouldn’t be raging about the C.A.R like when the Bocek Bow was released. The weapon is very powerful, but it doesn’t feel “over-powered.”

Perhaps Respawn needs to make small tweaks to put it back in line with the rest of the SMGs. Once this is done, we’ll have another balanced SMG option in the game that rivals the R-99.

Beauty in the storm

Overall, Season 11 has been a delightful update for players so far, especially since new maps don’t come around too often. Storm Point is incredible, giving players a vast new map to learn and explore, while Ash and the C.A.R are also strong additions to the game.

Further, the buffs and nerfs introduced have put the game in a great balance, and the changes to Ranked Leagues are in a positive direction. Despite the Battle Pass being slightly underwhelming this time around, the server issues seem to be under control and small quality-of-life changes to the game have been well received.

Verdict: 9/10

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How to get Apex Legends Twitch Prime Gaming rewards: January 2022

Here’s how you can get Apex Legends Pathfinder Core Crafted Prime Gaming bundle during January, as well as all its contents.

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A new skin is available to Apex Legends players with a Prime Gaming subscription in January 2022. Here’s how you can get Pathfinder’s “Core Crafted” Apex Legends Twitch Prime bundle for yourself.

Respawn Entertainment and Amazon have a collaboration that involves releasing a set of Apex Legends Prime Gaming skins throughout the game’s seasons. These are available exclusively for Twitch Prime members. 

Every new month brings another skin for fans to enjoy, and it’s Pathfinder’s turn to get one for the month of January. If you have a Prime Gaming subscription, then you can get the “Core Crafted Bundle.”

Here’s what you need to do to get the newest Apex Legends Twitch Prime skin.

Pathfinder Core Crafted Bundle release date

Pathfinder’s Core Crafted Prime Gaming bundle will release on January 19, 2022, and be available right the way through to February 17.

Players will then have roughly a month to claim the skin and cosmetics before the next Legend gets an exclusive Prime Gaming bundle in January.

What’s in Apex Legends January Prime Gaming bundle?

Pathfinder’s January Prime Gaming bundle will contain an Epic Legend skin, Rare weapon skin, and a Rare Legend Banner Frame.

  • Core Crafted – Epic Pathfinder skin
  • Magma Core – Rare Devotion skin
  • Iron Forged – Pathfinder Banner Frame

From the promotional video, we can see that Pathfinder and the Devotion will receive a unique lava-inspired design.

How to claim Pathfinder’s Core Crafted bundle in Apex Legends

Pathfinder’s new Apex Legends Twitch Prime skin will be available for free to Prime members throughout January. All you need to do is visit the Prime Gaming website and link your active Amazon Prime membership account to your EA account.

Here’s the full process:

  1. Log in to the Prime Gaming website.
  2. Make sure your Amazon Prime and Twitch accounts are linked.
  3. Visit the “Apex Legends” section.
  4. Click “Claim Now” on the Pathfinder “Core Crefted Bundle” when you see it.
  5. Link your EA and Prime Gaming accounts if asked.
  6. Load up the game and you should get a notification letting you know you have claimed the bundle.

Alternatively, you can start a free trial with Prime to claim it right away. This way, you won’t need to have an active membership to get your hands on the Apex Legends Prime Gaming skin.

Simply follow these instructions, and the new Pathfinder skin, Devotion skin, and Banner Frame will all become available in your in-game inventory.


For more Apex Legends news, keep it locked on Charlie INTEL, and be sure to check out how the teased map changes coming in Season 12.

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Are Apex Legends servers down? Current server status

We’ve found a great way to check Apex Legends’ server status for all regions so you can see whether or not the Apex Legends servers are down.

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Like any other popular multiplayer game, Apex Legends has its fair share of bugs and server issues. However, we’ve found a great way for players to check their region’s Apex Legends server status, so let’s get into how you can check if the servers are down.

Apex Legends is nearing Season 12, which looks to bring new content to the game such as a Collection Event and map updates. Previously, big updates have caused server issues for the devs, however, in recent times, the game has been fairly smooth for players.

Although the servers have been relatively stable recently, players encounter these issues reasonably often and may even wonder whether it’s an issue on their end.

If you encounter any server issues, we have an excellent way for you to check the Apex Legends server status.

Are Apex Legends servers down?

Currently, there are no issues being reported about mass server outages or problems. Apex hasn’t had many significant updates since the launch of Season 11, but we expect players to experience some instability, perhaps when Season 12 drops.

Whenever you are experiencing server issues, there are many ways for you to check the server status for Apex Legends, so that you can figure out the root cause.

How to check the Apex Legends server status

One of the most obvious ways to stay updated on whether or not the Apex Legends servers are down is by following updates on Apex Legends Twitter account and the development team at Respawn.

Usually, one of those accounts will be updating and communicating to players about any server issues going on. Further, you can also follow our dedicated Apex Legends Twitter account, alphaINTEL, which is a great place to stay updated with anything Apex-related.

If you don’t have Twitter or have checked and haven’t seen any update on whether or not the Apex Legends servers are down, perhaps the problems you are experiencing are that of your setup or region.

How to check Apex Legends server status

There is a great way to check the regional Apex Legends server status for these specific problems so that you can see whether the issues you are experiencing are regional or due to your internet service provider.

The way to do so is through a handy website called apexlegendsstatus, which will give you a breakdown of server status in all the available regions, as well as all the platforms you could be playing the game on.

The website will even tell you how much latency (ms) in each server, indicating its stability.

Further, you can also report issues if there isn’t too much notice about the issue on the website, which will be added to a live report map you can check to see if people in your region are also experiencing the issue.

So, if you’re having issues, check this website to see whether it’s the platform or server you are playing that is having problems, or if these are all up and running, you can put it down to your setup.


Well, there you have it. This is the best way you can check the Apex Legends server status. For more on Apex, check out the teased map changes coming in Season 12.

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Who owns Apex Legends battle royale?

Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale that’s available across all platforms, but who owns Apex Legends?

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Apex Legends has gained a lot of popularity over the last year, and with new players getting to grips with the game every day, some may be wondering who the developers are.

Apex Legends is about to enter Season 12, with the game releasing way back in February 2019.

With the recent news regarding Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision, players may be wondering what it means for their favorite games, like Call of Duty and Apex Legends.

As well as this, some players may just want to know the identity of the developers who own Apex Legends, as new players are joining every day. Luckily, we have the answer covered for you.

Who owns Apex Legends?

Apex Legends is developed by Respawn Entertainment, a development studio under EA founded by Jason West and Vince Zampella, who originally co-founded Infinity Ward, the development studio behind multiple Call of Duty games, with its latest being Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019).

Ultimately, Respawn Entertainment have no affiliation with Activision, and so the recent Microsoft deal doesn’t affect the ownership of the game at all.

Respawn Entertainment is also the studio behind the Titanfall franchise, which is very closely connected to Apex Legends, as the battle royale game takes place in the Titanfall universe.

Further, Respawn isn’t just known for creating FPS games, but the development studio also created Star Wars: Fallen Order, a story game held in high regard.

One thing Respawn Entertainment is great at is communicating with the community and keeping players informed with news and updates through social media.

Apex Legends is constantly being updated with fresh content for players keeping the game fun and drawing new players in, which is a testimony to how hard the team at Respawn Entertainment work.

With four battle royale maps, 19 Legends, exclusive maps for the Arenas mode, and a consistent flow of cosmetics, Apex Legends offers loads for players, and Respawn Entertainment is the team behind it all.


For more on Apex Legends, check out our recent piece on when the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions will be released.

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