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How to open Kings Canyon Explosive Holds in Apex Legends Season 8

Respawn Entertainment have added new Explosive Holds filled with rare guns and ammo in Apex Legends Season 8, so here’s how to open them.

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Explosive Holds in Apex Legends Season 8

With Apex Legends Season 8 just around the corner, Respawn Entertainment have confirmed plenty of map changes for the battle royale, such as new Explosive Holds filled with powerful gear on Kings Canyon. 

Apex Legends Season 8, Mayhem, is scheduled to drop on February 2, and we can expect a ton of exciting new content in the new update. This includes the new Legend, Fuse, the 30-30 Repeater, and various other features.

One of the most notable new additions is the reshaped Kings Canyon. Fuse’s arrival was sabotaged by Maggie, who then set off explosives across the map which damaged the location. The upcoming Season also will also bring other new map changes.

The Kings Canyon Explosive Holds provide a great looting opportunity, since they’re filled with powerful weapons and gear, so here’s how you can access them for yourself.

Explosive Hold in Apex Legends

How to open Apex Legends Explosive Holds in Season 8

Respawn stated in an official blog post that “when the ship came crashing down, several mobile armories that were being stored in its cargo bay were lost and scattered across Kings Canyon.”

This means there are rare guns, ammo, and useful attachments that are ripe for the picking. Although these Explosive Holds require security clearance to open them, you can also access them with some well-placed ordnance.

Here’s how you can open the Explosive Holds in Kings Canyon:

  1. Jump and land near the Explosive Holds in King Canyon.
  2. Collect grenades from your surroundings.
  3. Throw a an explosive item at the door, like a Frag Grenade, Thermite or Arc Star.
  4. Enter via the new opening that the explosives will create for you.

That sums up everything you need to do in order to access these locations. You won’t face too much trouble finding them either, as they will be dotted around the map, so you can directly land near one after you jump at the start of the match.

Fuse in Apex Legends

The Explosive Holds will replace the bunkers that were around the map, and will also have a lot in common with the loot vaults on Worlds Edge. However, you’re not going to be the only one looking for them, so, be ready for a fight.

Other players will also have the idea to land near these since they’ll also want some quality gear at the start of the match. For that reason, you’ll have to make sure that you have sufficient shields and weapons to defend yourself.

Despite the inherent danger, it’s still worth raiding these Explosive Holds for some impressive gear that can help you come out on top. We haven’t learned how many of these can be found on the map, but we’ll update you once we do.

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Apex Legends Halloween Event: Skins, start date & LTM

Here’s everything we know about the Apex Legends Halloween event, including the start date and all the new skins that players can obtain.

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Respawn Entertainment is planning an Apex Legends Halloween event that will bring cosmetics, skins, and LTMs to the battle royale. Here’s everything we know about this holiday event.

Apex Legends Season 10 brought plenty of changes for fans to enjoy, and the recent Evolution Collection Event added more fun content to the battle royale.

Now, players are looking forward to the next big in-game event, and Respawn have some big plans for Halloween. The upcoming Halloween event will bring new skins, cosmetics, and an LTM.

Here’s everything we know about the Apex Legends Halloween event.

Apex Legends Halloween event start date

Apex Legends Halloween skin

At the time of writing, the developers have yet to confirm the official start time for the Halloween event, but we know that it will take place after the Monsters event that’s set to begin on October 12, according to leakers.

The event might take place on the same date as the Fight or Fright Halloween event from 2020. Meaning that we expect the festivities to begin around October 22, 2021.

Respawn tend to host these events, and they’re usually set in the last week of October. Hopefully, the developers will announce the official start date soon enough.

All Apex Legends Halloween Event skins & cosmetics

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This Halloween event will probably bring back a few classic skins that we’ve seen before, and there will also be some leaks are suggesting that there will be new monster-themed cosmetics available at the event.

Notable Apex Legends data miner Garretleaks leaked many of the Monster skins along with a set of spooky holosprays. Many of these are expected to drop early on during the event.

Bloodhound Monster skin

Caustic Monster skin

Horizon Monster skin

Loba Monster Skin

Seer Monster skin

Revenant Monster skin

Valkyrie Monster skin

Is there an Apex Legends Halloween Event LTM?

Apex Legends Halloween event

According to data miner Shrugtal, the Shadow Royale LTM will return Apex Legends for the Halloween-themed event. It’s reportedly set to begin on October 26, but the devs haven’t confirmed this.

This LTM turns eliminated players into Shadows that are capable of wall-running and double jumping. Respawn might make a few changes to the fan-favorite mode this time around.

That covers everything we know about the Apex Legends Halloween event. For more Apex Legends, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out when Apex Legends Season 11 will begin.

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What do Heirlooms do in Apex Legends?

Apex Legends’ Heirlooms are some of the most sought after items in the whole game, but what are they and what do they do?

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Problem Solver heirloom in Apex Legends

The Heirlooms in Apex Legends are very popular but rare items that all dedicated players wish to obtain. To understand the demand, let’s get into the details of what they are.

Apex Legends has some pretty cool cosmetics for players to obtain, including Legend and weapon skins. There are plenty of neat cosmetic items that you can use to stylize your weapons and characters.

Heirlooms are the rarest and most prestigious in-game items, and not every Legend has one of these. Let’s go into detail about what they are and what they actually do for you in Apex Legends.

What is an Apex Legend Heirloom?

Revenant Heirloom in Apex Legends

An Heirloom is a Legend-specific melee item that Apex Legends players can purchase with Heirloom Shards, which are obtained in Apex Packs.

The reason Heirlooms are so rare is because there is a 1 in 500 chance of receiving Heirloom Shards in an Apex Pack, and only on your 500th pack are you guaranteed the shards.

Further, Heirlooms usually come out during a Collection Event, where players need to collect every item in the event to receive the new Heirloom. However, these can be very pricey.

To calculate how many Apex Packs you have opened, check out our article on how to track your Heirloom progress.

What do Heirlooms do in Apex Legends?

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Heirlooms are strictly cosmetic items that are specific to Legends who currently have them available. They give you new melee animations and sounds, as well as something cool to hold while your weapons are holstered.

These items also have detailed animations when your weapon is holstered, as well as satisfying animations for moving between running, walking, sliding, and crouching.

All Heirlooms in Apex Legends

Apex Legends Rampart Problem Solver Heirloom

There are currently 11 Legends who have Heirlooms in the game, and each of these items is suited to their own distinct sets of abilities.

Here are of all the Apex Legends heirlooms:

  1. Rampart – Problem Solver
  2. Wraith – Kunai
  3. Bloodhound – Raven’s Bite
  4. Lifeline – Shock Sticks
  5. Pathfinder – Boxing Gloves
  6. Octane – Butterfly Knife
  7. Mirage – Too Much Witt
  8. Caustic – Death Hammer
  9. Gibraltar – War Club
  10. Revenant – Dead Man’s Curve
  11. Bangalore – Cold Steel
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At the time of writing, Rampart was the latest character to receive an Heirloom in Apex Legends Season 10. The Problem Solver arrived as part of the Evolution Collection Event.

The Collection Event’s update patch also gave data miners the opportunity to sort through the game files, and a leaked 3D model for Wattson’s Heirloom has revealed that the devs might give her one of these items soon.


For more Apex Legends, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out when Apex Legends Season 11 will begin.

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Apex Legends Season 11: Start date, new map, new Legend & Battle Pass change

Season 10: Emergence has only just arrived, but players are already looking ahead to Apex Legends Season 11, and here’s when it should start.

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Screenshot of Seer from Apex Legends Season 10

Although Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence is still quite fresh on the mind, that doesn’t stop the community from getting excited at what the future holds. Here’s everything we know so far about Apex Legends Season 11.

Season 10 brought a whole host of exciting content into the game, including a new Legend in the form of Seer and the Rampart LMG.

On top of that, there is a fresh Battle Pass brimming with cosmetics for characters new and old.

Apex Legends has undergone a rebirth of sorts, with Season 10 as a large portion of the Warzone community. Even big streamers have switched to Apex. Respawn will look to continue this momentum with Apex Legends Season 11, and here are all the details we know so far.

Apex Legends Season 11 start date

apex legends seer artwork

As a rule of thumb, every new season of Apex Legends will typically last for three months to allow players enough time to soak in the content.

The Emergence update landed on August 3, so it’s safe to say that it will end on November 2, 2021, with Season 11 beginning on November 3.

What time does Apex Legends Season 11 begin?

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As we are still so early in the current season, an official release time is yet to be announced by Respawn. However, we can look at the previous schedule and make a reasonable estimate. Based on past releases, Season 11 will drop at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST / 5 PM GMT on November 3, 2021.

This is, of course, subject to any delays in development that could see the date pushed. But after 11 successful seasons, Respawn seems to be in the swing of turning around the new updates at a steady rate.

New Legend

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It’s been a while since a new Legend has hogged the spotlight so much, but that’s exactly what Seer did when he debuted. The first few weeks saw Seer become, easily, the most picked Legend in Season 10 thanks to his powerful recon abilities.

However, nerfs have lessened his impact and seen his following quickly drop off. Now, fans have reverted to old favorites, and we begin to look ahead to the next character to join the fray.

There haven’t been any hints about who we can expect, but we’ll update this once the details start to seep through for the Apex Legends Season 11 character.

New map

olympus map

One major thing that helps Apex Legends differentiate itself from other popular battle royale games is its three full maps to rotate between.

Whereas Fortnite has Fortnite Island, Warzone has Verdansk (and to a lesser extent Rebirth Island), Apex Legends has Olympus, World’s Edge, and Kings Canyon.

But it seems like three maps may not be enough to satisfy the hunger of the game’s devs as a rumored fourth map is in the works.

Data miners have found that “Tropical Island” has been in the game’s files for a long time now, and new coding has been discovered that further hints at some sort of tropical setting for the map.

Apex Legends players last got a new map with Olympus in Season 7, so it may be time to add more variety in Apex Legends Season 11.

The excitement for the possibility of a new map coming to the battle royale game coming in Season 11 was ramped up when a new POI was discovered on the Olympus map following the arrival of the Evolution Collection event update.

However, players will have to wait to see if this new Olympus POI is indeed a teaser for the Apex Legends Season 11 map for the time being.

Apex Legends Season 11 Battle Pass changes

season 10 battle pass

Battle Passes, in general, are transforming into something slightly more consumer-friendly to reward players who shell out the cash on them.

Fortnite popularized the concept by offering players the chance to pay a small amount to be able to unlock a slew of new cosmetics each season, usually consisting of 100 Tiers. Now, Battle Passes are changing in different games to suit the needs of the player better.

Halo Infinite has taken big steps to shake up the Battle Pass concept, and Apex Legends seems to be following suit in Season 11.

Here’s what the official FAQ regarding Battle Passes and Special Events says:

  • Battle Pass – Can be obtained during the specific event period by Battle Pass owners who reach the required level. These items may return in a future event or promotion (This applies starting with Season 11 and onwards). 
  • Event Limited – May return in a future event or promotion. (i.e. Collection Events, Themed Events).”

By the time November rolls around, the community will be eager to jump in and see what’s in store for Season 11 – whatever form it takes.

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