Apex Legends Eclipse New Map Preview: Broken Moon Brings 14 Massive POIs

Apex Legends Eclipse New Map Preview: Broken Moon Brings 14 Massive POIs

Apex Legends Eclipse New Map Preview: Broken Moon Brings 14 Massive POIs

Apex LegendsSeason 15, Eclipse, will delve deeper into the lore of one of the most popular characters as it outlines the origins of the most recent. That’s because Apex Games are heading to the system of Boreas, the broken home of Seer, as well as new rival Catalyst.

Boris gets a close-up with a map called Broken Moon, the fifth battle royale map for Apex Legends Since its launch in 2019. It has been set on Cleo, the moon referred to in Sir lore. The catastrophic meteor impact split the Boris satellite, which is responsible for frequent and devastating meteor showers on Cleo’s surface.

Seer is a persona non grata in Boreas, and although the Apex Games accessed this system somewhat with his help, their organization on Cleo put an end to the settlers’ attempts to reclaim the Moon. This is where Catalyst comes in, as fans saw it last week During its original trailer.

Broken Moon is not a desolate asteroid punching bag, said Jeff Shaw, lead map designer at Respawn Entertainment. Almost all of them feature blue skies, atmospheric evidence and a major reclamation operation that Apex Games has put off. Huge bits of projectiles occurred on the horizon, evidence of Cleo’s violent history. The overview image (below) indicates that the Broken Moon is itself a huge piece of Cleo floating among the remnants of the Moon.

Overview of the full map of Broken Moon inside Apex Legends.  It's a large portion of the moon floating among other pieces of rock, and the moon itself was shattered by a massive asteroid impact years ago.

Photo: Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts

Shaw said Broken Moon is “about the scale,” if not slightly larger, than World’s Edge, the massive battle royale map dating back to Season 3. Shaw said at a media briefing last week. He said players will find 14 great points of interest in Broken Moon, each suitable for intense and decisive battles.

Players can quickly travel between points of interest in Broken Moon using Zip Rails, a map feature that works like existing Ziplines, only on a larger scale. Shaw said that Zip Rails were introduced to “change the traditional flow or feel of the match,” which the designers were observing in the game’s fourth year.

“We have found that, in general, groups land on the outermost points of interest, or ‘edge focus points,’ and move toward the center, on a really common path from this starting point,” Shaw said. Zip Rail System “allows you and your team to spin really big distances quickly, and even hit multi-edge POIs early, at the start of the game.”

While Zip Rails will be hugely useful for getting past the shrinking ring, Shaw and his teammates hope to give players more of a Broken Moon before it even begins. “The interdependence of this system really helps change your team’s trajectory from your starting point,” he emphasized, “so it doesn’t always feel the same, match for match.

The same points of interest are also an attempt to upset a typical rhythm Apex Legends Shaw said the Royal match. Developing larger landmarks for players to explore means that they won’t all land in the same place and struggle to eliminate each other, instead enjoying the scenery and learning about the battlefield.

Shaw called the usual POI scrum a “hot-drop dogpile,” which instantly eliminates a group of players. “We really wanted to give the teams a chance to go to that point of focus but feel a little bit more comfortable,” Shaw said.

All 14 points of interest in Broken Moon are present Explained in more detail In a blog post published by Respawn on Monday. They range from a massive Terraformer (described as a “king of the hill” type site that can comfortably accommodate four teams) to a “Perpetual Core” power plant, whose turbocharged airflow can quickly knock fighters out of an ambush, Xu said.

On the whole, ‘I wouldn’t say [Broken Moon] It will be flat,” but not like Storm Point, which is a “unique mountain map.” However, as the descriptions of the points of interest attest, there is plenty of vertical and higher ground for players to exploit, and Shaw said the designers took a lot of inspiration and instructions from what they learned after He brought Storm Point into the game with Season 11 one year ago.

Separately, Respawn designers note that Apex Legends: Eclipse It will offer two quality of life benefits: gifting and stickers. Gifting, as the word implies, allows players to purchase an item with Apex Coins (the currency that is bought for real money) and transfer it to another player. Design Director Ivan Nikolic said gifting supports bringing someone new to a team and making sure they have the latest gear that everyone is already wearing, for example. It is also a way to instruct others at the end of the round for their skilled play, whether as a teammate or opponent.

Nikolic said the stickers are a purely cosmetic and playful addition. “If you’ve been into the game, you’ve noticed that we’ve changed some animations around shield cells and healing items,” he said. “So we will let you customize that with some stickers. We want the players to be able to express themselves and show off what they are passionate about.” The label’s debut is the first iteration toward a larger goal of greater customization and customization, but Nikolic said it’s a permanent advantage going forward.

Apex Legends: EclipseSeason 15 launches November 1 on all platforms – Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

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