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How to play Arenas in Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy

Apex Legends brand new Season 9: Legacy gameplay trailer revealed details around the 3v3 mode, Arenas, and what players can expect from it.



Apex Legends the Arena

After the release of Apex Legends Legacy gameplay trailer, players were given more insight into how the new Arenas game mode will work, including map details, the shop, and how to win.

With Apex Legends’ latest gameplay trailer, players got to see the new Arenas 3v3 mode coming in Season 9: Legacy. The trailer is packed with information about the new mode and some gameplay of the new Legend, Valkyrie.

It seems the past leaks and rumors were correct, and Apex Legends fans will be excited to hear that the new 3v3 mode will arrive next season. Announced by Ash, the mode will feature custom-tailored maps and a completely different way to play Apex Legends, which is traditionally just a free-to-play battle royale.

Apex Legends the Arena phase runner

The Apex Legends Arenas tailored maps

In the gameplay trailer, it seems there will be a mix between some completely new locations and some familiar POIs that have been altered to suit the Arena’s 3v3 playstyle.

As stated by Ash in the trailer, “each Arena has its own personality and acts as an optimal combat testing ground,” one of which even includes a Phase Runner. This map, set in a remote section of planet Talos, features a Phase Runner for creative plays and “unique combat opportunities.”

This could mean that other maps will feature different ways of getting around, perhaps ziplines or other forms of transport, for flanking the enemy and getting different angles.

Some maps featured in the trailer are taken from the current POIs in the game, such as Artillery on Kings Canyon, Thermal Station on Worlds Edge, and Gardens on Olympus.

The Arenas shop

For those familiar with the format in games like Rogue Company, CSGO, and Valorant, this mode will be easy to pick up. Before players enter the game, they will choose a Legend that can not be changed for the duration of the match. Then, at the start of each round, players will be in a spawn room to access the shop to buy their items.

In the shop, players can buy and upgrade weapons and purchase consumables, ordinances, and abilities with Crafting Materials. Ash will provide players with a certain amount of Crafting Materials each round and find more around the map and gain extra through performance.

Apex Legends Arenas shop

You don’t have to spend your materials. You can save them up if you’re confident enough and purchase something with a higher value in the later rounds, so use your credits wisely.

However, it is important to note that purchases do not follow over rounds, so make sure you’re spending based on each round.

In the shop, players can also see what weapons will be in the Airdrop, which is high-risk, high reward loot that spawns in the map during the middle of each round.

Players can also see their armor level in the top left, which, although it hasn’t been confirmed, will most likely increase in rarity throughout rounds or stay the same for every round.

How to win in Arenas

Winning in the Arena is simple. Players fight in a round-based deathmatch until one team reaches 3 victories with a two-win margin, taking home the victory.

If teams both battle to a dead-lock, which in this case is a 4-4 tie, round 9 will feature a Sudden Death, where the team who wins that round will be victorious, without the need for a two-win margin.

Apex legends Arenas deadlock

The Arena is a fast-paced game mode where it could all be over in a matter of minutes, so be careful and strategize correctly to get that two-win margin before your opponents.

For more details on Apex Legends Arena mode and Season 9: Legacy, be sure to stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out our article on the new Hop-Ups being added into the game.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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Apex Legends dev responds to Season 9 triggering ‘the fear of glitter’

An Apex Legends player with ‘sparkalaphobia’ and epilepsy can’t play Season 9, and devs said they’re taking the issue seriously.



Apex Legends Bocek Bow

After an Apex Legends player with ‘sparkalaphobia’ – the fear of glitter – and epilepsy explained how the new Bocek Bow prevents them from playing Season 9, a dev said they’re taking the issue seriously.

An Apex Legends player has long been suffering from ‘sparkalaphobia,’ the fear of glitter, but it’s come to a head after the Bocek Bow has triggered epileptic seizures. In a Reddit post on May 6, the player explained to Respawn Entertainment that Season 9 is the first season they “can’t truly play,” as the Bocek Bow’s arrows shimmer in a way that triggers their epilepsy.

Sparkalaphobia is defined as the fear of glitter, but for Reddit user sky-m1n, it’s their epilepsy that gives them the fear. “It’s not the glitter I’m afraid of,” described sky-m1n. “But the overexposure of light that’s the issue.”

Apex Legends Season 9

In a Reddit post explaining the problem to Apex’s devs, they said, “I can stare at a static image no problem, give me a white noise channel and I’m fine, Christmas ornament sure too, but once you flicker a halogen while it rotates, the reflections start to hurt.”

sky-m1n then described how when a seizure is triggered, you get a “sudden tense sensation rushing behind your skull,” a burning image in your eyes, and a “snapping of your neck from the jerk.”

“Then it hits you, brain.exe gets deleted and you stare into the abyss as if blindness took over,” they continued. “The worst is that with brain.exe dead, your body can forget to breathe and you drown in lifelessness until it all comes back. That’s what scares me.”

Apex Legends Bocek bow

How this relates to Apex Legends Season 9 is the Bocek Bow’s arrows shimmer with a pulsing yellow light when they’re on the ground or embedded in a surface. “I feel uneasy, the pulse gets under my skin and the more arrows there are, the more uncomfortable it becomes,” sky-m1n described.

It sometimes gets to the point that sky-m1n has to force close the game and cradle themself as they “can feel like an epileptic seizure coming.”

The post received a ton of attention on Reddit, and Respawn Entertainment’s director of comms, Ryan K. Rigney, responded to the thread. He said “never even heard of this before, but I think we ought to take it seriously. Letting the team know.”

Hopefully the devs are quick to address this issue so that sky-m1n and other players with epilepsy can continue to enjoy Apex Legends in Season 9.

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Unreleased Apex Legends Legacy Valkyrie skins revealed by dataminers

Apex Legends Season 9: legacy saw the introduction of new Legend, Valkyrie and dataminers have already found some new recolors for her skins.



apex legends valkyrie skins

Apex Legends’ newest addition hasn’t been out for long, as the Legacy update was released on May 4th. However, dataminers have still managed to find further upcoming content for the new character, including some interesting recolors of some Apex Legends Valkyrie skins.

Since the release of Season 9: Legacy, players have been enjoying the new content for Apex Legends, like the new Arenas mode, Infested Olympus, and the Bocek Bow.

Apart from the server issues on release day, the latest Legend, Valkyrie, has been available for fans to experience, bringing a new dimension to the game’s roster. Dataminers have been quick to explore the new code, revealing some of the new Legends’ upcoming skin recolors.

apex legends valkyrie skins

The new update has allowed dataminers to provide fans with some interesting insights into upcoming Apex Legends content. They have revealed two future events, Origins and Arenas Flash, and presented 3 new recolors for Valkyrie’s base skins.

Apex Legends Valkyrie skins & recolors

Dataminer @Shrugtal is the one responsible for these new leaks, as well as the Revenant heirloom that was also revealed recently.

The skin recolors revealed are for these base Legendary skins:

  • Military Grade
  • Assure Blessing
  • Titan Tested

When will the recolors come out?

It’s unsure when players will be able to purchase these recolors, especially as these are just leaks and anything datamined is subject to change, as it has not yet been announced or revealed by Respawn Entertainment in an official capacity.

However, we know that skin recolors are usually available to purchase in the exclusive store with Legend Tokens if you have the correct base skin.

For more information on Valkyries Legendary and Epic skins, check out our article detailing them and all of the exciting looks that they will be bringing to the battle royale game for the latest character to join its roster.

For more on Apex Legends, stay updated via Charlie INTEL and check out our article on the new option to report players for “smurfing.”

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Apex Legends devs address Season 9 loot issues

Various Apex Legends players have noticed some issues with the loot following the Season 9 update, and Respawn have responded to this.



Respawn respond to loot issues in Apex legends season 9

While Apex Legends Season 9 brought a ton of new content to the battle royale, it also faced major server outages and various problems with in-game loot that Respawn Entertainment is investigating.

The Apex Legends Legacy update added a huge amount of new content being to the game. The update brought a brand-new battle pass, a new Legend named Valkyrie3v3 mode Arena, and a host of patch notes.

However, it also brought a host of server issues that kept players from logging into the battle royale. Now, there are other problems with the in-game loot, and Respawn Entertainment is looking into it.

apex legends valkyrie

Popular streamer Daltoosh discussed the Legacy update on Twitter and pointed out a notable decrease in the number of in-game backpacks and rare armors. Many of the commenters claimed to have noticed the same thing.

This led to a response from Apex Legends’ Producer, Josh Medina, who reassured fans that he’d have “folks check out the loot.” Respawn made very various changes to the loot pool due to the new starter kits.

The new kits will spawn you in with a level 1 shield, knockdown shield, and helmet, along with two syringes and two shield cells. The level 1 armor has been made much rarer, while level 1 helmets and knockdown shields have been removed.

It’s possible that this may have caused some unintentional changes to the in-game backpacks and the frequency of higher shield levels as well.

Unfortunately, players of the battle royale will have to put up with this problem in Apex Legends Season 9 until a fix is found. That said, it’s at least encouraging to hear that the developers are aware of it and are working on a solution.

For more on Apex Legends, stay updated on Charlie INTEL and check out our article on all the weapon buffs and nerfs for the Legacy update or how dataminers have uncovered an upcoming Flash Event for the new Arenas game mode.

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