Ahead Of Today's Season 4 Reveal, Apex Legends World's Edge Map Has Changed
Hammond Robotics is coming, and they're bringing the future home.
Ahead of more Apex Legends Season 4: Assimilation details getting announced, the World's Edge map has changed. In certain places on the map, you can now find signs that advertise future construction and an upcoming interview. You can see the changes in the images embedded below. [Update: You can actually now see them for yourself in game, as the Season 4 update is live. That includes the changes to the map and the introduction of the new character, Revenant, among many other additions and tweaks. Also be sure to check out what's in the Battle Pass for Season 4.]
The construction signs advertise that the valley between Fuel Depot and Thermal Station is the future location of a worksite. And the company responsible for the construction? Hammond Robotics--the same company that sponsors Forge, the new legend scheduled to release in Apex Legends at the start of Season 4, and the one responsible for creating the IMC's technology in Titanfall and Titanfall 2. The signs seem to tease that some type of building or Forge-themed town takeover is scheduled to appear in the valley during Season 4.
Respawn has done teases like this before. You could spot flyers on Kings Canyon ahead of the start of Season 2: Battle Charge, which saw the flyers and Leviathans on the outskirts of the map invade the battlefield. Prior to the Voidwalker event, flags appeared on Kings Canyon that outlined where Wraith's town takeover would be built.
It's worth noting that these Hammond Robotics construction signs on World's Edge mark off a significantly larger area than the construction flags that teased Wraith's town takeover. That doesn't necessarily mean anything, but World's Edge could see an addition that's fairly big--perhaps large enough to count as a new landmark.
Based on an image revealed during the Season 4 Reveal Devstream, the structure appears to be a giant apartment complex composed of a skyscraper and garage- and office-looking buildings. The image is embedded below. You can see the new structure in the background on the left, which looks to be located directly across from Fuel Depot on the right.
Additionally, in the image that showcases when Season 4's Ranked Mode will transition from being located at World's Edge to being located at Kings Canyon, you can see what looks like Capitol City on the left. However, it can't be Capitol City. Based on where the train station is, Epicenter should be on the left of this city, not the right. This image seems to suggest a city is going to be built to the right of the cliffs that surround Epicenter--so where Refinery is right now. Either that or something is going to happen to World's Edge where all the structures get moved around and Capitol City and Epicenter somehow switch positions. Regardless, it looks like we can expect World's Edge to look very different come February 4.
Additionally, if you head to the large square building in Sorting Factory, you can find cameras set up around two chairs with Forge posters in the backdrop. It looks like someone is getting ready to have an interview with the newest legend. It's most likely the scheduled interview by Outlands Television (a Respawn-controlled Twitter account that advertises upcoming events that take place in the Titanfall and Apex Legends' universe) that teased that on January 27 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET, Lisa Stone would sit down with James "The Forge" McCormick to talk.
Elsewhere in Sorting Factory, you can find misplaced floor grates, implying that someone has snuck their way into the area ahead of the interview--which seems to give credence to the rumors that Revenant is scheduled to make a last-minute appearance as a playable legend in World's Edge.
EXCLUSIVE: Tune in tomorrow at 10am PST for a special episode of "Upclose and Personal with Lisa Stone," brought to you by Hammond Robotics, as Lisa sits down with the people's Champion—James "The Forge" McCormick. pic.twitter.com/oadVArvmPg— Outlands Television (@PlayApex) January 26, 2020
Season 4: Assimilation will do a lot more than add a new character and introduce some map changes. Respawn has announced Season 4 will see the return of Kings Canyon, the addition of a new firearm, and changes to the ranking and Assist systems.
Apex Legends is currently in the final weeks of Season 3: Meltdown. To send the season off, the game is hosting a limited-time event, Grand Soirée Arcade, which adds seven additional modes to the game, along with new rare and legendary character and weapons skins. The event launched alongside an update for the game that implemented a nerf for Wraith, buffs for Gibraltar and Crypto, and took away extended energy mags--which Respawn teased is a hint for something that's coming in Season 4.
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