Apex Legends Season 6 – Boosted will begin on August 18, 2020, and it will feature changes to the map, a new crafting system, and a new Legend named Rampart.
World’s Edge Changes
Apex Legends’ map, World’s Edge, will be getting some brand new updates in season 6 that will change up many locations and inject some “newness” into the game.
The first of these changes takes place west of The Dome in the previously unoccupied lava field. Hammond Industries has installed a Launch Site, complete with a towering rocket. It also offers a new rotation opportunity with a passageway that was constructed through the cliffside heading to the east side of The Tree.
The Drill Site has been replaced with Countdown, which is another “large Hammond facility with a mysterious purpose.” Rising Blast Walls have also been added to this new area, as well as Launch Site and Staging, and can be activated by panels. These will create defensible platforms and will fortify “the position of whichever team was lucky enough to control it first.”
Additionally, the train in Apex Legends has stopped and has been dismantled and scattered around the tracks of World’s Edge. This offers more rotational options, defensive positions, and loot opportunities.
Crafting is new for Apex Legends’ sixth season and allows players to gather materials around the map to “build something better!”
We get a glimpse of crafting in the season six gameplay trailer, and it shows a new Replicator appearing on the map that will allow players to improve their weapons, ammo, armor, healing items, attachments, knockdown shields, and mobile respawn beacons.
There are also words above each of the above items, although it isn’t fully clear what Permanent, Daily, Weekly, or Weapon Fit truly mean in this context.
Rampart, the Newest Legend
Rampart will be the newest Legend joining Apex Legends in season 6, and she is “an expert modder who made her name in underground fight clubs, [who] talks big and has the ballistics to back it up.”
Her real name is Ramya Parekh and she is “a blue-collar, private business owner who just needs a big gun and a backpack full of scrap metal to get by in the dangerous, wild west world of the Outlands.”
Her Tactical Ability is Amped Cover and it allows her to “build a crouch-cover wall, which deploys a full-cover amped wall that blocks incoming shots and amps outgoing shots”
Rampart’s Passive Ability is Modded Loader, and it gives her increased magazine capacity and faster reloads when using LMGs and the Minigun.”
Speaking of miniguns, Rampart’s Ultimate Ability is the Emplaced Minigun “Shiela.” This weapon can be placed on the ground for anyone to use and has a high ammo capacity. Be careful though, as it also has long reload times.
Season 6 will bring much more besides these changes, including a new energy SMG that “packs a punch,” and a Boosted Battle Pass with “over 100 exclusive items including Legendary skins, Apex Packs, new Holo-Sprays, and more!”
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