Not long ago, by Game Director: Chad Grenier
Senior Game Writer: Ashley Reed
Arenas Designer: Robert West (Explained: New Mode Arena)
Lead Level Designer: Dave Osei (Explained: New Map and updates)
and Lead Game Designer: Daniel Klein (Explained: New Hero and Weapon)
Mentioned a lot of new news about “Apex Heroes Spread Through the Ages” in the interview!
Chad mentioned in the interview that there will be a brand-new Olympus map, new skins, new limited game mode, and a more completed cross-platform play will be launched, and Legacy is the theme of this new season, which is a new era. They know that players have always enjoyed playing their limited-time game mode. The limited-time mode usually has a very fast matching time and allows players to learn and experience Apex very quickly in different ways. At the same time, Chad also revealed that Valkyrie has some relationship with the arrival of Titans, and the new battle pass, and so on.
-Robert (Arena designer) mentioned that they have been trying different ways to play Apex and get many different ideas from them.
－At the same time, the first experiment started as early as November 2019, and the gameplay is relatively different from now. It was originally a mode of 24 players, 8 teams, and 3 players per team. In each round, half of the others team will be eliminated until the last two teams remain.
－The current arena mode is different from the normal battle royale mode. The original 8 team mode now has only 2 teams and then repeats the fight as known as fight until the death. In the arena, players will know who is their opponents.
－Then the most obvious change is the aspect of looting. Players don’t need to pray for RNG to give them the best weapon, armor. In addition, in the arena mode, players can customize their weapons, skills, and so on. And they found that the most effective gameplay for players is to allow players to upgrade their weapons, and each upgrade will also provide better magazines and accessories. At the same time, players can only use a certain number of skills in one game.
-On the map, players can still pick up loots such as charge-up shields and med kit on the ground to survive.
－The mode adopts a 9-round system, and the last round is (Sudden Death).
Next is an interview with Dave Osei.
－First of all, the original Battle Royale mode map will be covered by vine, such as Bonsai Tower, which is on the brand new Olympus map.
－There will be 2 custom maps, one is a very classic ordinary city map, and there is a crashed spaceship in the middle. The other is a map of facilities next to a snow-capped mountain.
－At the same time, there will be more custom maps in the future
－In addition, they will also add some areas of the map in the Battle Royale mode to the Arena mode.
Followed by an interview with Daniel Klein, he mentioned that one of the skills of the new hero Valkyrie is jetpack. When he designed this jetpack, he also considered the reactions and problems of the players when they encountered this thing. There will be a total of 3 passive skill for the new hero Valkyrie by the way.
－Valkyrie is a Recon scout, and secondly, she can use her jetpack to jump twice and other special actions.
－Of course, it is not entirely possible to fly everywhere, she will have a similar energy bar to restrict her movement.
－Finally, when Valkyrie was flying, she could not use any guns or bombs, which also caused her to be a free damage target while she is flying. However, skills can still be used.
－There is a new weapon Bocek Bow, this weapon will using a new type of ammunition, bow ammunition. Daniel said that this kind of ammunition would be more difficult to obtain, but don’t worry because the bow and arrow shot out can be picked up from the wall regardless of whether it is shot on the ground or anywhere. If you shoot someone, you can also find bow ammos in their loot after. Bocek Bow has only two accessory positions, one is to make the arrow shots more, like a shotgun. The other is to make the bow and arrow shoot faster.