Respawn has continued to make daring storytelling selections in the case of Apex Legends and that pattern has continued in Season 5: Fortune’s Favor because the battle royale recreation strikes in direction of a real episodic expertise. Apparently Season 5 is already hinting at upcoming content material with the map modifications made to Kings Canyon, just like the addition of mysterious hatches that seemingly result in bunker-looking areas that may’t but be accessed.
“The hatches are a enjoyable approach to sprinkle modifications all through the map,” Apex Legends design director Jason McCord mentioned, based on VG247. “We do not have to make huge modifications all over the place, we will sprinkle this stuff round. We’re doing one thing type of new, the place we have now some stuff that’s there, however just isn’t unlocked but. And we will unlock it at a sure time, that strains up with another stuff that we have now coming.”
A few of this content material might have already been teased in Season 5. McCord mentioned he thinks there are nonetheless Easter eggs and secrets and techniques tied to the brand new content material in Season 5 that followers have not but found, which can or is probably not hinting in direction of Season 5’s “nice shock” for Titanfall followers.
On the very least, we all know it will not be Titans. Grenier advised VG247 that an early construct of Apex Legends included Titans and Pilots and wallrunning, nevertheless it was a “large problem” to steadiness Titanfall’s quick gameplay and big mechs right into a battle royale. “How do you design a map that helps each huge and small?” Grenier requested. “How do you steadiness a recreation the place you have got Titans and squishy pilots? How do you have got a aggressive recreation the place everybody can transfer across the map at a excessive fee of pace with the wall operating?”
McCord added that there are different mechanics and options that Respawn tried in Apex Legends that finally did not work out however could make it into the sport down the road. For instance, Respawn tried including molotov cocktail-like grenades previously and although it did not work out earlier than, the crew hasn’t utterly dismissed the thought.
After I spoke to McCord and Apex Legends recreation director Chad Greiner, each defined that Respawn is already trying forward in the case of content material coming in future seasons–the crew is finalizing the brand new legends for Seasons 6-Eight and dealing on content material as far out as Season 11. “They have models–not totally, a few of them aren’t totally fleshed out–and personalities and we all know what they appear to be, their backstories,” Greiner mentioned.
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