If you have been happily sliding and shooting your way across Apex Legends‘s new map this previous week, you have no doubt noticed some tantalising secrets tucked away in particular nooks and crannies. A captain’s bounty of glistening golden chestplates and helmets, paralysing quantities of purple attachments and phoenix kits, all kept just out of attain by a door on a timer. Effectively, my plundering mates, right now that timer hit zero. Precious vaults across World’s Edge are now prepared for the taking.
Only… you didn’t believe it’d be as basic as opening a door, did you?
The 3 vaults, situated close to Lava City, Trainyard and Geyser, have sat dormant because Season three went reside final Tuesday. The countdown recommended they wouldn’t open up till 6pm (1pm Eastern) right now, but it appears like vault keys have currently begun dropping for fortunate legends. Here’s 1 hapless Mirage demonstrating how they perform.
Finding out of the vault, even so, proves to be far additional harmful for this daring duo.
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To get into 1 of these vaults, you will require to nab a crucial from 1 of these cargo drones buzzing about the location. It does not matter what glow the coloured loot orb has when you shoot it down, but only bots sporting a red glowing centre include a crucial. There are additional than 1 of these drones flying about per round, also, so do not be shocked if you rock up to a vault and come across nothing at all but cobwebs and bullet casings.
When it is not also really hard to choose up purple armour across the arena, golden gear is far rarer. These gems ordinarily come with essential perks like quicker item use or self-resurrection. Naturally, some people have begun complaining that treasure hunting is destroying the balance of their really-rather-significant gaming practical experience.
I’ve not had time to jump in and see for myself if Apex is now fully unplayable, of course. It does imply that there will possibly be a entire lot additional strong gear kicking about the map. Don’t forget: if someone’s wearing a golden hat, they can really rapidly be removed of it with the cautious application of bullets.
I’m largely just excited to see additional esoteric map mechanics slip into the game. With chaotic train lines, geyser eruptions, cargo bots and now secret treasure hunts, World’s Edge currently feels like a far additional dynamic map that ol’ King’s Canyon. What does the new map get in location of a dinosaur invasion, I wonder?