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This Apex Legends Planet Coaster park took over 18 months to createOct 3, 2022 - The LoadoutLook, we all know that Apex Legends is one of the best battle royale games out there right now. But, what if we took this incredibly popular competitive FPS game and translated it into a theme park? Well, one Planet Coaster expert has done just that - virtually, anyway. Talented theme park constructor and die-hard Apex Legends fan 'DoxNotch' has created Amber Rock Station, an Apex Legends-themed theme park set in a former IMC frontier outpost, in Frontier Development's Planet Coaster and it deserves so much more praise. Not only is that incredible in itself, but it also took DoxNotch a whopping year and a half to put together. In DoxNotch's incredible Amber Rock Station theme park, players are able to explore and experience 13 attractions based on characters from Respawn Entertainment's free-to-play battle royale shooter - and each one has a little bit of a story to it, too. For example, take Wattson's Tesla Coiler - one of the first rides you come across when you enter Amber Rock Station. Visually, this ride is themed around Wattson's experimentations, electricity, and tesla coils - as you might already expect. However, DoxNotch explains that the concept behind this virtual experience is that the people riding the Tesla Coiler are actually there to weigh down the ride's spinning cars to help Wattson charge her latest inventions. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends pick rates - the most popular characters in Season 14 Apex Legends Fight or Fright event resurrects Control LTM Apex Legends community stumped by mysterious yellow symbol FIGHT OR FRIGHT IS BACKSep 29, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsFight or Fright is back with 4 weeks full of deadly entertainment! Shadow Royale Debuts on Olympus After Dark, limited-time modes rotating each week, and spooky Halloween skins oh my - starting October 4th.Apex Legends pick rates - the most popular characters in Season 14Sep 29, 2022 - The LoadoutWhen you've played Apex Legends for so long, sometimes it's easy to forget there are other characters outside of your chosen main. With each legend's ultimate abilities affecting the game's overall meta, it's worth stopping to take a little look at the Apex Legends pick rates, especially for Season 14. While our Apex Legends tier list might place one legend above another, Apex Legends pick rate data allows you to see who's being picked in real time, helping you forge new tactics as the meta changes during the course of a season. But who are the most popular Apex Legends characters in Season 14 and where do they fit in with the current pick rates? Here's everything we know. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends Fight or Fright event resurrects Control LTM Apex Legends community stumped by mysterious yellow symbol Apex Legends leaks hint at more secret free emotes for battle royale Apex Legends Fight or Fright event resurrects Control LTMSep 29, 2022 - The LoadoutSpooky season is almost upon us, and in Apex Legends land, that means a four-week event of sinister skins and some fun limited time modes. As well as Apex's staple Halloween event Shadow Royale coming back for a run on a nighttime Olympus, everybody's favourite LTM that should be a permanent mode, Control, is returning too. Respawn has revealed the full schedule for the frightening four-week fiesta, and in week three of the event, players will be able to jump into Control for the first time since June. The two-team, objective-based respawn mode has fleetingly appeared in Apex on a few occasions now, and while there have been creases to iron out, players have begged for it to be added to the game as a permanent mode due to it's easy-going, low stakes nature that makes it an excellent warm up for more serious action in Apex Legends ranked. Control will be played across three of its distinct POI-based maps: Barometer, Lava Siphon, and Hammond Labs (which will be the version in the Olympus After Dark map variant coming in Fight or Fright this year). Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends pick rates - the most popular characters in Season 14 Apex Legends community stumped by mysterious yellow symbol Apex Legends leaks hint at more secret free emotes for battle royale "Расслабьтесь, братухи": Известный рэпер обратился к токсичным геймерамSep 28, 2022 - Gamemag.ruЗнаменитый американский рэпер T-Pain обратился к игрокам с просьбой прекратить оскорблять разработчиков игр и писать им угрозы. Apex Legends community stumped by mysterious yellow symbolSep 28, 2022 - The LoadoutApex Legends players love unravelling mysteries, but the latest conundrum that's really got them stumped doesn't involve hunting easter eggs, piecing together lore, or testing things until they break in the firing range. At the time of writing on September 28, the most popular post on the Apex Legends subreddit right now sees the community bashing their heads against the wall trying to work out what a mysterious yet simple yellow symbol means. User 'BoereGaming' has uploaded a screenshot showing a glowing, yellowy-orange stroke mark next to their in-game name. Despite boasting a community of 2.2 million Apex Legends fans, no one is yet to figure out what on earth it actually means. In the comments to the post, there is a wide range of theories, ranging from plausible to straight up ridiculous. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends leaks hint at more secret free emotes for battle royale Here's why Apex Legends doesn't have more Titanfall weapons Apex Legends tier list - the best legends for Season 14 Apex Legends leaks hint at more secret free emotes for battle royaleSep 27, 2022 - The LoadoutFollowing every Horizon main's surprise that Respawn Entertainment secretly released a brand new free emote for the Apex Legends character, there's evidence to suggest that both Bangalore and Newcastle are also getting free emotes in the future. Whether you play a lot of Apex Legends or not, it's clear that this is one of the best battle royale games out there right now - and this is one reason why. We know it hasn't been confirmed that they will be free just yet, but established Apex Legends leaker 'KralRindo' has revealed that there are two new ground emotes in the game's files - one for Bangalore, and one for Newcastle. Sharing this information, KralRindo details that the Bangalore emote is listed as 'bangalore_ground_emote_drinkingbros' and the Newcastle emote is listed as 'newcastle_ground_emote_chillaxingdrink'. With the two legends canonically siblings, and Apex Legends' pre-established history of introducing specific animations and voice lines to reflect the sibling relationship between the two characters, it seems somewhat likely that these two emotes will be linked in some way - and most-probably show an interaction between the two when used side by side. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends community stumped by mysterious yellow symbol Here's why Apex Legends doesn't have more Titanfall weapons Apex Legends tier list - the best legends for Season 14 Here's why Apex Legends doesn't have more Titanfall weaponsSep 26, 2022 - The LoadoutRespawn Entertainment's Apex Legends is one of the best battle royale games out there at the moment and one of the reasons behind this is the game's selection of weapons. Apex Legends may have fewer guns than Warzone and Fortnite, but they're balanced fairly well and offer a variety of gameplay opportunities to players. While there are a lot of players happy with the weapons in Apex Legends, there are quite a few who want to see more. When asked, once again, about Titanfall weapons during a Reddit AMA on the battle royale's characters and firearms, senior game designer Eric Canavese explained exactly why we're probably not going to see too many more Titanfall guns in Apex Legends. In his explanation, using Titanfall's Softball Anti-Armor Grenade Launcher as an example, Canavese details that the weapons in Titanfall are designed "specifically for Titan combat" and that Apex Legends' combat often just "doesn't have those sorts of challenges" for players to overcome. Discussing the Softball explicitly, he goes on to say that Respawn Entertainment would need to look at creating a new weapon category altogether for a grenade launcher - or develop it "specifically as a care package weapon". However, as he discusses in another Reddit comment, the resources required to develop and introduce a new weapon to Apex Legends outweigh the impact it has on the game when it is limited to care package drops. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends leaks hint at more secret free emotes for battle royale Apex Legends tier list - the best legends for Season 14 Apex Legends fans work out why they're whiffing throwing knives Apex Legends fans work out why they're whiffing throwing knivesSep 23, 2022 - The LoadoutWe know it goes without saying, but Apex Legends is easily one of the best battle royale games out there right now - and the Beast of Prey collection event's Gun Run LTM is just one reason why. But, however exciting and interesting this new limited time mode is, it's not the easiest and you might find yourself constantly falling at the final hurdle. If you're someone who finds that they're struggling to land their final throwing knife shots in Apex Legends' Gun Run LTM, we think we know why. It's all about aim assist. We know aim assist is a hot topic of contention for Apex Legends players, and the wider gaming community, but it's something that is ever present in the battle royale and shouldn't be ignored. If you're wondering why it's relevant to the topic of throwing knives in Apex Legends, though, allow us to explain. When you reach the final weapon in the Gun Run LTM, you're given a throwing knife to get the final kill with - and win the game, provided you don't get melee demoted. While this throwing knife does appear to be a weapon, given the fact that it appears in a weapon slot in your inventory, it's actually a throwable. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends tier list - the best legends for Season 14 Apex Legends devs reveal battle royale almost had bouncy-ball shotgun Apex Legends Season 15 release date - when does the next season drop? Apex Legends devs reveal battle royale almost had bouncy-ball shotgunSep 22, 2022 - The LoadoutWhether you're personally a fan of Apex Legends or not, the recent Beast of Prey collection event is proof that Respawn Entertainment's free-to-play shooter is one of the best battle royale games ever. However, there's always room for improvement and it's clear that the developers behind this competitive FPS game are always trying to find ways to build on the experience available. Why are we saying that? Well, Apex Legends' developers have been talking about prototype weapons online and, frankly, they just sound a little bonkers. During a Reddit AMA where Apex Legends' developers talked about "weapons and legends", senior game designer Eric Canavese shared some insight into a handful of prototype weapons that never quite made it to the battle royale - and one of those was a shotgun with bouncing pellets. Explaining this concept, Canavese detailed that " prototyped a shotgun where each of the pellets was basically a bouncy ball... it was pure chaos. Each bounce reduced the damage of the pellet and it was designed to be sort of like a flushing out tool." Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends tier list - the best legends for Season 14 Apex Legends fans work out why they're whiffing throwing knives Apex Legends Season 15 release date - when does the next season drop? Apex Legends' Gun Run LTM originally ended with a melee killSep 21, 2022 - The LoadoutApex Legends is one of the best battle royale games out there right now and the recently released Beast of Prey collection event and Gun Run LTM are a testament to that. Once again, Apex Legends players are treated to a fantastic event full of wonderful cosmetics and an unnecessarily addictive limited-time game mode. If you're a fan of Apex Legends' Gun Run LTM, you might be interested to know that the developers originally wanted to end things with a one-hit lethal melee kill - not throwing knives. During a Reddit AMA on Apex Legends' LTMs and more specifically the brand new Gun Run mode, lead game designer Robert West revealed that Respawn Entertainment actually wanted to wrap up Gun Run rounds with a hard-hitting melee hit - rather than the throwing knives that lend themselves to comparisons between Apex Legends' Gun Run LTM and Call of Duty's Gun Game mode. When asked specifically about the reasoning behind the introduction of a "throwing knife to kill" mechanic by Redditor 'Peanutbutterpython', West responded with the following comments: Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends Season 15 release date - when does the next season drop? Apex Legends Beast of Prey collection event start time and details Apex Legends' Gun Run LTM introducing new weapon to battle royale BLUR THE LINE BETWEEN HUNTER AND HUNTED IN THE BEAST OF PREY COLLECTION EVENTSep 20, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsNEW LIMITED-TIME MODE: GUN RUN https://media.contentapi.ea.com/content/dam/apex-legends/common/apex-legends-screenshots-s14-ll-groupchaos-skulltown-a-v02.png.adapt.1456w.png Go head-to-head against 3 other squads in a race to master a wide range of weapons. Each time you get a kill with a weapon, you leapfrog over teammates and are given the next highest weapon on the track. Play as a team and get through the track as fast as you can, with some help from infinite ammo, health items and automatic respawns. https://media.contentapi.ea.com/content/dam/apex-legends/common/apex-events-beast-of-prey.png.adapt.1920w.png Your next weapon is previewed above your current weapon, as well as the next one after that. The boost value lets you know how many weapons you will skip on the track with your next kill. When scoring, if you’re currently in the lead on your squad, you will simply move to the next weapon on the track without skipping any. https://media.contentapi.ea.com/content/dam/apex-legends/common/beasts-of-prey-collection.png.adapt.1920w.png The final weapon in the track is a new exclusive throwing knife, which will be available in the firing range for practice during the event. Work together as a team and be the first squad to score a kill with the throwing knife to win the match! Gun Run will be available to play starting September 20th to October 4th on Skulltown and Fragment East (World’s Edge) maps. BEAST OF PREY COLLECTION EVENT ITEMS https://media.contentapi.ea.com/content/dam/apex-legends/common/apex-legends-screenshots-s14-lobaheirloom-c-3-v03.png.adapt.1920w.png Prove yourself a predator and collect 24 themed limited-time cosmetics designed to instill fear in whoever your prey may be. Beast of Prey features new Legendary skins for Horizon, Lifeline, Loba, Fuse, Pathfinder, Octane, and Rampart! All 24 items will be available through direct purchase (for Apex Coins or Crafting Metals) and in Beast of Prey Event Apex Packs for the entire duration of the event. Unlock all 24 limited-time items during this event and you’ll receive Loba’s Heirloom, the “Garra de Alanza”. REWARD TRACKER You can earn 1,600 points per day and challenges refresh daily. All these challenges also stack with your Battle Pass so you can complete multiple challenges at once. https://media.contentapi.ea.com/content/dam/apex-legends/common/best-of-prey-ce-prize-track-v1.jpg.adapt.1920w.jpg Learn More here: https://www.ea.com/games/apex-legends/news/beasts-of-prey-collection-eventRespawn изменила прицел на редком облике винтовки в Apex Legends после критики игроковSep 20, 2022 - Gamemag.ruRespawn Entertainment пошла на поводу сообщества и отредактировала прицел на одной из премиальных пушек в Apex Legends, чтобы тот «не давал преимуществ». Поклонники командного шутера считают, что облик винтовки Flatline обладает самым удобным механическим прицелом. Проблема в том, что престижный скин можно было получить за максимальный уровень боевого пропуска в одном из ранних сезонов, и у многих игроков его попросту нет. Apex Legends Beast of Prey collection event start time and detailsSep 19, 2022 - The LoadoutRespawn Entertainment's Apex Legends is easily one of the best battle royale games out there right now and this upcoming event is further proof of that. With a new LTM to get stuck into and a new set of cosmetics to earn, there's a lot to look forward to when the next set of Apex Legends patch notes drops. If you're looking forward to the next event, you're going to want to know when the Apex Legends Beast of Prey collection event start time is set for, right? Well, if you do want to know, we have the answer for you right here. Apex Legends veterans might already know this, but Respawn Entertainment likes to keep to quite a regimented update schedule when it comes to this free shooting game; every single Apex Legends update is released at the same time of the day, bar any updates and events that suffer from complications at launch. So, with that in mind, we know exactly when Apex Legends' upcoming Beast of Prey collection event is due to start. Although, it's worth noting that you should take the following information with a pinch of salt - things can always change, even if we're fairly certain they won't. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends' Gun Run LTM originally ended with a melee kill Apex Legends' Gun Run LTM introducing new weapon to battle royale Fan-made Apex Legends Crypto rework could solve his dismal pick rate Respawn is changing those supposed pay-to-win Apex Legends skinsSep 18, 2022 - VG247A recent batch of Apex Legends weapon skins have been causing some controversy as a number of players believe that the aim down sights (ADS) are better than on other skins. As reported by PCGamesN, some pay-to-win accusations have been thrown at developer Respawn due to the introduction of weapon skins like the Heat Sink skin. According to some players, the Heat Sink skin has a vastly superior ADS compared to other guns' skins. However, Respawn has since addressed the criticism, providing an update on said skin and more. "Competitive integrity is and will always be a core pillar for Apex Legends," wrote Respawn in a blog post. "As part of that, our default iron sights are designed to push players to loot for better optics. We also believe that skins shouldn't be a factor in the sights functionality as well. During Season 4, we released the Heat Sink reactive skin for the VK-47 Flatline rifle and we heard feedback from some players that the Aim Down Sights (ADS) felt superior to any other skin available. Read more Apex Legends' Gun Run LTM introducing new weapon to battle royaleSep 16, 2022 - The LoadoutWe know there's a lot of chatter around this fan-made Apex Legends Crypto rework, but a new Collection Event is about to start in Respawn Entertainment's battle royale - and there's quite a lot to look forward to beyond flashy skins and a new heirloom item. Apex Legends' new Beast of Prey Collection Event is switching up crafter weapons, adding a limited-time event reward tracker, and introducing a new LTM to the game. While the mode itself does sound quite exciting, the real interesting thing about Apex Legends' Gun Run LTM is that it's going to be a testing ground for a brand new weapon: throwing knives. That's right, Apex Legends could very well be getting a new throwable in the future - and it's something Call of Duty fans will know very well, as it's commonplace in all the best Warzone loadouts. Apex Legends' Gun Run LTM is actually a lot like Call of Duty's Gun Game, a free-for-all party mode where players need to kill one another to progress through a gauntlet of random weapons before using a throwing knife - or a tomahawk - to get one final kill and win the game. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Fan-made Apex Legends Crypto rework could solve his dismal pick rate Apex Legends Global Series Year 3 shakes up the ALGS Pro League Apex Legends' shelved Husaria might be playable character after all Beast of Prey Collection EventSep 15, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsBlur the line between hunter and Hunted in the Beast of Prey Collection Event. Have you mastered the Apex Legends arsenal of weapons? Prove it in the all-new limited-time mode Gun Run. Face off in a fast-paced, quick burst experience against three other squads and score kills to ascend through a track of 25 weapons. Land the final kill with a throwing knife to win the match! Prove yourself a predator and collect 24 themed cosmetics including new Legendary skins for Horizon, Lifeline, Loba, Fuse, Pathfinder, Octane and Rampart. Unlock all 24 limited-time items during this event and you’ll receive Loba’s Heirloom, the “Garra de Alanza”.Fan-made Apex Legends Crypto rework could solve his dismal pick rateSep 15, 2022 - The LoadoutWe know Respawn Entertainment's Apex Legends is one of the best battle royale games out there right now, but there's always room for improvement - and Crypto is one place where that improvement is needed. Despite being a legend that offers players quite a lot of utility, he just doesn't quite sit right with players - and that's why he's always on the tail end of our Apex Legends tier list. Thankfully, a handful of Apex Legends fans have detailed the Crypto rework this free-to-play battle royale needs and we're inclined to agree with the decisions they have made. The top-line talking point when it comes to this Crypto rework posted on Reddit by 'AstronomerSenior4236' is the fact that Apex Legends' fans think that he should be able to use his tactical ability and passive ability independent of his drone - which still features heavily - and makes a lot of sense when you think about it. Discussing Crypto's passive ability first, it looks like Apex Legends fans want to see something somewhat similar to Vantage's Spotter's Lens passive. Proximity Firewall, which is what the fans have named this ability, would allow Crypto to detect the number of squads in a certain radius when aiming down sights while unarmed. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends Global Series Year 3 shakes up the ALGS Pro League Apex Legends' shelved Husaria might be playable character after all Apex Legends Season 15 release date - when does the next update drop? Apex Legends Global Series Year 3 shakes up the ALGS Pro LeagueSep 14, 2022 - The LoadoutApex Legends esports fans have been waiting all summer for some details around Year 3 of the Apex Legends Global Series - well, the wait is over. For Year 3, the overall structure ALGS will look similar to last year. There is still the top tier of the Pro League, and an amateur Challenger Circuit that feeds into that, for each major region. There is still the intention to host three LAN events throughout the season (although due to COVID, only two of the proposed three went ahead as in-person events in Year 2). And the overall prize pot for the season remains at a healthy $5 million. However, ALGS Year 3 will not be without some significant tweaks. For a start, the Pro League in each region will be shrinking from 40 teams (20 invited teams and 20 pre-season qualifier teams) to 30 (22 invited, eight pre-season qualifier teams). While this does mean fewer amateur teams will be able to qualify for the top tier of Apex Legends esports, ALGS commissioner John Nelson tells The Loadout why the decision has been made to narrow the field. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Fan-made Apex Legends Crypto rework could solve his dismal pick rate Apex Legends' shelved Husaria might be playable character after all Apex Legends Season 15 release date - when does the next update drop? Apex Legends™ EA Play* Full Coverage Weapon CharmSep 13, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsJoin EA Play to make your games more rewarding with access to great player benefits and a library of top titles. Members get more from your game including monthly member-only rewards like Weapon Charms in Apex Legends. And when it’s time to find your next favorite game, we’ve got you covered with an ever-expanding library of our fan-favorite series and premium games. You can even try out select new release games for up to 10 hours of playtime with no commitment. If you decide to buy, your saved progress will carry over, so you can continue where you left off. Our members also save on purchases of EA digital content, with a 10% member discount. Letting you save on full games, points packs, and DLC. Find out more about upcoming EA Play benefits at https://store.steampowered.com/subscriptions/ea or follow us on Twitter @eaplay! *CONDITIONS, LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY. SEE https://tos.ea.com/legalapp/eaplay/US/en/PC/ FOR DETAILS.Apex Legends is the First Game to Top Fortnite 10 Days in a Row on TwitchFeb 13, 2019 - GitHypWith a growing list of failed battle royale games that at one point had thriving player bases and viewer numbers, Epic’s Fortnite looked to continue its dominance in 2019 with no real competition in sight… that is, until the creators of Titanfall dropped in last week out of nowhere with Apex Legends. Last year, many believed triple-A military shooters, Call of Duty and Battlefield, could take over the battle royale genre in 2019. But with the hype for both now at an all-time low, EA and Respawn's brilliant marketing strategy, improved BR mechanics, and free-to-play format have resulted in Apex Legends becoming the most successful new game since Fortnite. Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was actually the first game to take attention away from Fortnite for a whole week during the end of 2018; peaking with 508k concurrent viewers on Twitch and holding the #1 position for 8 days in a row. But unlike Black Ops 4, which saw its viewer base decline by 66% in its first week, Apex Legends has kept the interest of top streamers and its viewer base has grown over time -- keeping it in the #1 position on Twitch for a record-breaking 10 days in a row. Yesterday’s first-ever tournament for the game was Apex Legends' biggest day yet with a peak of 670k concurrent viewers during Twitch Rivals where team Kings Canyon’s Ninja, King Richard, and Dizzy took home the W. Compared to the game’s peak viewer count of 486k viewers on its launch day, Apex Legends has since seen viewership rise by 38%; which is a great sign that Apex could have some serious staying power at the top, especially when considering the hype for most new games usually fades away by their second week on Twitch. Player counts for Apex Legends also seem to be aligning once again with viewers' interest on Twitch. Respawn’s CEO, Vince Zampella, announced that the game broke 10 million unique players and 1 million concurrent players just 72 hours after launching. And just 4 days after his first announcement, Zampella also revealed that Apex Legends has already more than doubled that number with 25 million unique players and well over 2 million concurrent players at its peak. Seeing Apex Legends grow so quickly is reminiscent of Fornite’s meteoric rise after Epic shifted their focus to the battle royale genre. Unfortunately, at the moment all we have are official announcements from Respawn regarding the game’s continued growth... So for now, viewership on Twitch is currently our best indicator of the current state of the game, and as long as it keeps increasing at the top of Twitch, it's safe to say that the player counts are too.