EA Play Live 2021 will be showcasing new reveals and giving further glimpses into the futures of AAA behemoths such as Battlefield 2042, its mysterious REDACTED mode, FIFA 22, Apex Legends, and more. Find out when it is and how to watch it with our full guide.
It is always an exciting time when new information is revealed for popular games, and that will be the case when the EA Play Live 2021 show takes place in July 2021.
There is no doubt that the video game community will be very excited to see what is coming in the future for gigantic games like Battlefield 2042, FIFA 22, and Apex Legends. In particular, the first new Battlefield game in 3 years is sure to be a highlight for the millions of fans or players that need a CoD alternative.
With this in mind, we have gathered together everything you need to know including its date, start time, and how to watch it so that you do not miss a single second of EA Play Live 2021.
Where to watch EA Play Live 2021: Streams, Youtube, Twitch
Viewers will be able to catch everything shown off during the highly anticipated showcase on either the official EA Twitch or EA YouTube channels.
You can select which one best suits your preferences below:
They should both be showing the exact same stream and content, so it’s pretty up to you which format you’d like to view EA Play 2021 on.
EA Play 2021 date & start time
Interested individuals will be able to tune into all of the action from the show beginning at 10 AM PT/ 12 PM CT/ 1 PM ET on Thursday, July 22, 2021.
It is expected that the showcase will last for approximately 40 minutes, and EA has already confirmed that Dragon Age 4, the new Mass Effect title, Skate 4, and a few other games will not be shown off.
Meaning, there should be ample opportunity for Battlefield, FIFA, Apex Legends, and other leading franchises to take center stage.
EA Play Live 2021 schedule: Battlefield 2042 REDACTED, FIFA 22, Apex Legends
Fans of these AAA games will undoubtedly be happy to see what new things are coming, with Battlefield moving into the future – 2042 to be exact.
Along with new features and other tidbits concerning the game, EA has already confirmed that it will unveil the much-talked-about REDACTED Mode.
As described on the EA website: “Enter the wide universe of Battlefield in a new experience, designed as a love letter to our fans, coming to Battlefield 2042. Stay tuned for more details coming at EA Play Live on July 22.”
It will apparently be a remix mode of maps and weapons from previous Battlefield games all tied together to make one crazy game mode. A new official teaser has further hinted at this leak being true as a classic Bad Company 2 map remaster looks to be the case.
We’ll have to wait and see what EA Play Live 2021 reveals about the rumored mode.
FIFA players should also not be surprised if new information and reveals is shown off for FIFA 22, with its release date coming closer every day.
On July 20, EA hosted an EA Play Spotlight Event that revealed showed off new FIFA 22 gameplay, discussed the new HyperMotion technology, and various other features that the power of PS5 and Xbox Series X has been able to achieve.
We expect some more information to arrive during the official EA Play Live 2021 presentation to sweeten the pot.
Check out everything we know about FIFA 22 so far.
With Season 9 of Apex Legends coming to its inevitable conclusion, fans are wondering what EA and Respawn Entertainment have lined up for Season 10.
The game got a brief focus during another edition of EA Play Spotlight when it was at the front and center of the ‘The Future of FPS’ presentation.
But we expect EA Play Live 2021 to dive a lot more into Season 10 and all the extra content that it will hopefully bring to the popular battle royale shooter.
Also, check out when we expect Apex Legends Season 9 to end and Apex Legends Season 10 to start.
There is no doubt that plenty of exciting discussions will be had in the video game world when EA Play Live 2021 goes live!
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Apex Legends Season 10: How Seer could knock Gibraltar out of the meta
Although Seer hasn’t been out for long in Apex Legends, players are starting to see his potential and how he could become a star in the meta.
Apex Legends’ new addition to the roster, Seer, is already proving to be controversial, with some players even claiming he may push Gibraltar out of the meta.
Apex Legends players have been gifted with a host of new content thanks to the Season 10 update. As well as some interesting changes to weapons, Seer has joined the fight and may potentially offer a shift in the current meta.
Of course, some of the Legend buffs and nerfs have also shifted the meta slightly, but some pros are actually claiming that Seer could shift the meta the most out of any Legend, so let’s get into why.
Seer is a new Recon Legend whose abilities are based on gaining information on the enemy’s location.
Further, his tactical, Focus of Attention doesn’t only highlight the enemy when scanned. It also shows their health bar, cancels their healing item if in use, and stops players in the process of reviving downed teammates.
It seems this tactical ability is where players believe the power is, and could potentially be why Gibraltar has pushed out the meta if we see more Seer players in the competitive scene.
Apex Legends Seer shifting the meta
In a recent stream, professional Apex Legends competitor, Albralelie, said that Seer could be a huge problem in competitive Apex Legends. This is because his tactical can basically stop enemy teams from executing a bubble reset.
A bubble reset is when a team can either get a revive or healable off inside the temporary cover of Gibraltar’s Dome of Protection. This has been a staple strategy of competitive Apex Legends for some time now and is also the main reason Gibraltar is so strong in the scene.
However, with the introduction of Seer, players will basically be able to cancel players healing and reviving inside of the bubble with Seer’s tactical, especially as the ability has a long and wide range, making it easy to hit a whole team inside of the dome.
Further, if timed correctly, Seer will actually be able to fully stop a revive and heal by timing it so that the bubble disappears soon after the cancel, a very strong counter to Gibraltar’s most useful tool.
This could actually see Caustic enter the meta over Gibraltar, especially after his most recent buff that makes his gas more prominent. Caustic’s gas lasts much longer than Gibraltar’s dome. Although it doesn’t offer as much protection, it can give teams more time to reset without having to worry about Seer teams capitalizing off canceling a revive or heal.
This is very interesting, and although it may not happen, as teams may still opt for Bloodhound over Seer, if a strong Seer meta enters the competitive scene, we could see Gibraltar counter more often, forcing players to switch Legends or change playstyles.
For more on Apex Legends, stay tuned via Charlie INTEL and check out our article on Seer’s Lil Nas X inspiration.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends players believe Seer is inspired by music star Lil Nas X
Apex Legends players are suggesting that Seer has a very similar aesthetic to music artist Lil Nas X and may have been influential to the design.
Some Apex Legends fans are drawing on similarities between the new Legend Seer and popular musician Lil Nas X, suggesting he may have been an influence when the developers were creating the character.
Apex Legends has just dropped its brand new update featuring a variety of changes in the patch notes. As well as Legends and weapons receiving buffs and nerfs, players also get to drop in on a new Decimated World’s Edge and Ranked Arenas playlist, keeping the free-to-play FPS fresh.
As well as all this, players have also been able to get their hands on the new Legend Seer, who has an interesting kit and an intriguing aesthetic that many relate to Lil Nas X.
Lil Nas X is a popular musician who has broken onto the music scene in the last few years. The musician is known for his outlandish outfits, and most notable, his cowboy influence due to his hit song “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus.
Lil Nas X is constantly seen sporting a cowboy hat similar to Seer’s, which seems to be the main reason for their recent comparison by Apex fans on social media.
Apex Legends Seer and Lil Nas X
Of course, both are of similar heritage, with African influence being a heavy part of Seer’s lore and design, even having a skin called “Afrofuturism.” However, the main point of comparison seems to be the personality and aesthetic similarities, possessing flamboyant and extravagant qualities.
Similar to Lil Nas X, Seer also has a musical background, with his mother being a dancer. Seer definitely possesses a spring in his step similar to that of a professional dancer, as he moves very fluidly as if every action is part of a routine.
Their outfits also have a similar aesthetic, with Lil Nas X often pictured with gold accents and a cowboy hat, much like Seer’s launch bundle skin.
Fans on Twitter have already picked up on this, with one user even putting the images side by side to compare, demanding that the devs confirm Seer has some Lil Nas X influence in his design.
We are yet to officially know whether Respawn Entertainment was influenced by Lil Nas X when they were creating Seer.
However, we know Respawn is great at representing communities and all walks of life, so we wouldn’t be surprised if this was their ode to Lil Nas X and his breaking of industry norms.
For more on Apex Legends, check out our recent article on why content creators and streamers are leaning towards Apex Legends over Warzone.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment / Wikimedia Commons
Apex Legends Monsters Collection Event skins leaked
The next Apex Legends collection event may have had some of its skins leaked, as a dataminer reveals some new content for a possible Monster event.
Just like any new update, dataminers have found some new code that hints at an Apex Legends Monster Collection Event, as well as some upcoming themed skins.
Apex Legends fans have been gifted with a brand new season, Emergence, which brought various new updates in the patch notes to freshen up the game. Players have been enjoying the new Legend, Seer, and the various weapon and Legend meta changes.
Although players were given a brand new battle pass with various cosmetics to unlock, it seems dataminers have unveiled even more upcoming content, which has got fans excited.
Popular Apex Legends dataminer Garretleaks has been revealing upcoming content for the battle royale for some time now, becoming a reliable source for leaks.
The latest leak involves the upcoming collection event and the first look at upcoming skins for Revenant and Bloodhound.
Leaked Apex Legends Monsters Collection Event skins
Garretleaks revealed the codename for the upcoming collection event is “Monsters,” which stands as the theme for the skins we can expect in the event.
For example, the skin Garretleaks revealed is a Revenant skin that depicts the Legend as a werewolf, possibly referencing the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
Some have even been speculating that we could see a Loba skin where she is portrayed as Red Riding Hood in the group of possible Apex Legends Monsters Collection Event skins.
There is also speculation that the event could revolve around old folk tales and fables that involve monsters, especially as the new Legend, Seer, seems to have a similar back story, with his community ousting him as cursed.
Further, Garret also revealed some holosprays of future Apex Legends Monsters Collection Event skins, which seem to be related to the event. As we know, holosprays often show future skins before they come out, as we had seen a lot of the Genesis Collection Event skins in holospray form before their release.
One of the holospray skins shown was for Bloodhound, which depicts the Legend as a simulacrum, which is pretty controversial as there has been a constant debate about what Bloodhound actually is.
If you’re interested in seeing more skins from Apex Legends, why not check out all the Legendary skins for Seer.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment / Garretleaks
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