APEX LEGENDS SEASON 6 IS FANTASTIC
Packed full of jam.        


REVIEW

By JAY TEE
19/08/20
Reviewed on PS4 Pro.

Rampart rocks. Plain and simple, seeeee.

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Apex Legends remains one of the most accessible and mechanically rich battle royale’s on the scene, and when you stack it up against such rampant competition, that’s high praise indeed. Each season is designed to offer a substantial shake up of the meta, with a healthy release gap still giving regular players the chance to get comfortable before their expectations get upended once again.

Up to this point, Season 2 took the top spot on my personal and highly definitive “Seasons of things that rock” list, owing in part to the introduction of my go to pick (Wattson for the win), and a much needed course correction after the unenthusiastically bare bones trout that was Season 1. Not even Octane could rescue that debut effort, but when “Battle Charge” entered the fray, there was a tangible injection of creativity that has carried through to every subsequent update.

Season 6 is no different, despite the obvious challenges Respawn have faced transitioning to a work from home operation this time around. Season 3 might have been offering a brand new map and a very effective character tease campaign in support of Crypto’s arrival, but in many ways Season 6 is an even richer shake up that absolutely changes the flow of play for the better.

The comparisons to  Season 3 don’t stop there, as World’s Edge receives another facelift with the introduction of several massive new “Hammond Robotics” branded points of interest. These multi story loot factories offer escape routes and tactical flanking aplenty, but the headline feature is crafting. Its implementation is so good in fact that it feels like that option has been there since the start… and thankfully, I haven’t been brutally murdered whilst waiting for my armour to finish upgrading (yet), so you know, that helps.

Rampart is another refreshingly different take on hero character design, with a normalised look, divergent move set, and playful confidence that slots right in to the roster. She will likely become a go to, particularly when paired with recon characters like Bloodhound or Crypto, and once again, Respawn have done a truly fantastic job ensuring she’s balanced just right to fit in alongside everyone else.

Throw in new holospray customisation, an unlockable comic book narrative, and the Volt SMG (a true monster), and Season 6 is, quite frankly, en fuego.

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WORTH IT?

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YEAH!
Season 6 of Apex Legends is a wildly confident update that really delivers the goods.  

The sheer amount of variation in the Battle Pass makes it actually worth considering for once…

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