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Respawn dev explains why Apex Legends will never have wall running

A Respawn developer has finally answered why we haven’t seen the wall running mechanic from Titanfall 2 implemented into Apex Legends.

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Wall running was one of the most popular features in Titanfall 2, and Apex fans have been begging Respawn to put it in the battle royale for a while. Now one developer has given an explanation as to why the feature “doesn’t fit” in the game.

The ‘wall running’ mechanic in Titanfall allowed players to maneuver around the map in style, and fans have wanted to see it in Apex Legends ever since the battle royale launched. Despite this, Respawn never added the feature to the battle royale.

They left it out of the game in order to avoid giving Apex too many similarities to Titanfall. However, this hasn’t swayed the fans’ demands. Respawn has no plans to implement this mechanic to the game, and now one developer has elaborated on why that’s the case.

Wall running is a “bad fit” for Apex Legends

Respawn developer Daniel Z. Klein talked about this topic in the Apex Legends subreddit. He stated they won’t implement wall running because it isn’t a good fit for the battle royale.

“I’m not saying wall running is bad. I’m saying wall running is a bad fit for Apex Legends,” Klein wrote “[Apex] is a game where positioning matters, where getting the drop on enemies matters… loadouts matter.”

“If you ‘bust open the skill ceiling’ with vertical fast movement like wall running, all the core aspects of Apex Legends ‘become irrelevant,'” he elaborated. “Is my opponent a lot better than me at the movement model? If so, I’m screwed, no matter what else.”

“Anecdotally, people absolutely loved the constant sugar high of Titanfall multiplayer, but then also very quickly burned out on it,” he added. “Sure, some players stuck with it for a very long time, but on average it’s the kind of game you play and absolutely love for a few weeks and then you’re kind of done.”

It’s clear that the developers don’t feel that adding this mechanic will improve the experience of playing Apex Legends. Despite this, we still had wallrunning in the “Fight or Fright” Halloween event for a short while. At the moment, it’s “unlikely” that we’ll see this feature implemented for good.

Respawn might revisit wall running again

We may not see wall running in Apex Legends anytime soon, but the developer made it clear that the mechanic ‘still has a future’ in their upcoming titles.

We’ve already seen it return in their Star Wars game, ‘Jedi: Fallen Order.’ The main character Cal was able to traverse across different terrains and environments through sliding, climbing, and of course; wall running.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if a game that’s less player-vs-player focused could bring the amazing movement model of Titanfall 2 back. Like, if there ever is a Titanfall 3, for instance… it’s just not a good fit for Apex Legends,” he stated.

While we won’t have wall running in Apex Legends, there are still a ton of fun mechanics for you to take advantage of. This includes a trick that you can use to infinitely slide, so jump into the battle royale and try it out.

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When does Apex Legends Season 10 start? Emergence update release time

Apex Legends Season 10 will be here very soon, so here is the release time for the Emergence update when players will be able to jump into the action.

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Apex Legends Season 10 Emergence update release time

Apex Legends Season 9 is here, but when does Season 10 startHere is everything we know about the Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence update release time.

The Legacy update gave Apex Legends players plenty of exciting content to enjoy, including Arenas modeValkyrieInfested Olympus, and the Bocek Bow.

Now, the devs are preparing fans for the Emergence update that will mark the start of Season 10 for the battle royale game.

Here is when the Apex Legends Season 10 Emergence update release time will be taking place so that players can know exactly when they will be able to experience all of the exciting new content the game will be adding.

Apex Legends Season 10 Emergence update release time

When does Apex Legends Season 10 start?

Generally, a new season of Apex Legends lasts for three months, and the next update launches the following day. The Legacy update will end on August 2, 2021, with Season 10 launching on August 3.

Apex Legends Emergence update release time

Based upon the previous schedules for new updates in the popular battle royale game, the release time for the update will be taking place at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST/ 6 PM BST on August 3, 2021, barring any delays from Respawn Entertainment.

We will update this piece with any new developments regarding the Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence update release time if any are made official.

There is no doubt that the community is extremely excited to see everything new that will be coming to the fan-favorite game become available for them to experience.

From the new character known as Seer to a new Rampart LMG and updates to the World’s Edge map, there will be plenty of content for the community to dive into and enjoy on August 2, 2021.

Apex Legends Season 10 Emergence update release time

For more Apex Legends, check out the early patch notes for the new season or the upcoming hitbox nerf for Wattson, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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Apex Legends Season 10 Emergence update early patch notes: New Legend, weapon, Ranked Arenas, & more

Apex Legends Season 10 Emergence has officially been announced, let’s take a look at what content players will be seeing in the patch notes.

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Apex Legends Season 10 update patch notes

Once again, a new season of Apex Legends is on the horizon, bringing not only a host of changes in the patch notes but also brand new content for players to indulge in, so let’s see what fans can expect in the Apex Legends Season 10 patch notes.

Apex Legends has had a pretty strong Season 9, introducing a great new mode in Arenas, a new weapon in the Bocek Bow, and an already loved Legend, Valkyrie.

Just as we received these pieces of new content at the start of Season 9, players will be happy to know that Season 10‘s patch notes will also introduce a heap of new content.

Apex Legends Emergence Season 10 update patch notes

Apex Legends Season 10 Bloodhound

Apex Legends Season 10 release date

Firstly, let’s start with Season 10’s release.

Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence will arrive on August 3, just after the end of Season 9.

As many already know, Season 10 is entitled Emergence, perhaps hinting at the rise of a new Legend.

Apex Legends Season 10: New Legend Seer

Apex Legends Season 10 Seer

With the new Season 10 gameplay trailer and sneak peek on his abilities at EA Play Live 2021, where other iconic games like Battlefield also presented new content, players finally have an understanding of how the Legend will operate.

Seer’s abilities

  • Passive: Heartbeat Sensor, Seer will be able to track enemies with a heartbeat sensor and gain information on their where abouts within a close vicinity.
  • Tactical: Moth Drones, once tracked down with the Heartbeat Sensor, Seer can then send out his moth drones to keep tabs on their movements, similarly to Bloodhounds Scan.
  • Ultimate: Seer’s moth combine to create a large sphere which tracks enemy footsteps when they’re running.

New Rampage LMG

Apex Legends Season 10 Rampage LMG

Further, much like how players were given the Bocek Bow last season, Season 10 will introduce another new weapon called the Rampage LMG.

The Rampage LMG looks very interested and seems to charge up with Thermite Grenades, much like the Sentinal with Shield Cells.

Once charged up, this heavy-hitting machine will be able to break through doors much like Rampart’s Ultimate, Shiela, preventing enemies from camping behind doors.

As this new weapon is an LMG, many believe we could be seeing the Spitfire replacing the Prowler in the care package, but when more information is released, we will keep you updated.

Apex Legends Season 10 Emergence: Battle Pass

Battle Pass Valkyrie skin

Like every season, players will also be getting a new battle pass with lots of new cosmetics and rewards to earn.

From the latest gameplay trailer, we were able to see some of these in action, including a new Valkyrie skin, Horizon skin, and what we suspect will be the Tier 100 Legendary Volt skin.

New Arenas maps and ranked mode

Arenas

Season 10 will also introduce a host of new Arenas maps, which were shown in the new trailer.

The new maps that will be arriving are:

  • Kings Canyon – Hillside
  • World’s Edge – Dome
  • Olympus – Oasis

Further, the new season will also bring Ranked Arenas, which players have been asking for since Arenas was released in Season 9. The Ranked format will be different from Ranked Leagues and more attuned to how Arenas works.

Stay tuned for more on Ranked Arenas.

World’s Edge map changes

World's Edge

Apex Legends Season 10 Emergence will also see a variety of changes coming to World’s Edge, implementing various new POIs, leaving some of the ones players are familiar with completely unrecognizable.

Just to name a few of the POIs that will be changing:

  • Refinery is now Climatizer
  • Sorting Factory has turned into Lava Siphon
  • Train Yard has been destroyed by a land slide

That’s all for the Apex Legends Season 10 patch notes. As more information is released regarding Legend changes and weapon balancing for Emergence, we will update this piece, so be sure to check back here for new information.

While waiting for the official patch notes to be released, why not check out our recent article on the leaked Monster Energy collab for Apex Legends.

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Seer’s abilities discussed at EA Play for Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence

Apex Legends upcoming Season 10 will feature a brand new Legend called “Seer,” who may even give Bloodhound a run for his money.

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Apex Legends revealed further details on Season 10: Emergence at EA Play recently, giving players an insight into how the new Legend Seer will operate.

Season 9: Legacy has been a great success for Respawn, introducing a brand new way to play the battle royale with Arenas and expanding the roster with arguably the most balanced Legend they have introduced since the launch of Seasons, Valkyrie.

As well as enjoying the current event, Thrillseekers, which saw a new Arena’s map enter their game, players have also been getting their first details on Season 10: Emergence, especially the new Legend, Seer.

apex legends seer

On July 22, EA held their annual showcase event, EA Play Live. As well as a variety of their games being showcased, such as Battlefield and Fifa, Apex Legends used this event to reveal the first official Apex Legends Season 10 trailer.

Although this wasn’t a gameplay trailer, it still provided a load of hints and details concerning Apex Legends’ new character Seer, including how his abilities will work.

As well as this, after the trailer had finished, one of Respawn’s developers provided even more information on Seer, where fans were given an explanation of his Passive, Tactical, and Ultimate abilities.

Apex Legends Seer abilities

Apex Legends Seer abilities

Much like Bloodhound, Seer is a Recon Legend who will be mainly focused on gaining intel on enemies with a stealthy playstyle. Seer’s kit is all about tracking the opposition, but it seems the abilities are much more pinpoint than Bloodhound’s scan.

Apex Legends Seer: Passive ability

Seer will gain access to a heartbeat sensor when aiming down sights and be able to track nearby enemies. Although there is currently no representation of this in-game, perhaps players can expect something similar to Call of Duty’s famous Heartbeat Sensor tactical equipment.

Tactical ability

After sensing an enemy’s heartbeat, Seers tactical ability will allow him to send out his Moth Drones to track them down and reveal their position.

apex legends seer abilities

Ultimate ability

Finally, Seer’s Ultimate ability will send out a heap of drones that will combine to create a sphere. Seer will be able to sense and track anyone who is moving fast within this sphere, creating an interesting gameplay mechanic, which may cause teams to alter their movements in order to stay undetected.

Although we don’t currently have any official gameplay of these abilities, the reveal trailer and descriptions of the abilities do a great job at giving players an idea of how Seer will work in-game.

Make sure to check back on this page as more information is released regarding Seer and Season 10, as it seems on July 25, we will be getting our first gameplay trailer.

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