Apex Legends: Saviors brings new rewards and a dead sea monster in May
There's a lot washing up on Storm Point in the latest big update.
What you need to know
- Apex Legends: Saviors is the next season for Respawn Entertainment's ongoing battle royale title.
- Apex Legends: Saviors is adding a new point of interest in the form of a dead sea monster.
- There's also new IMC armories which provide a risk-reward minigame, as well as a new hero named Newcastle.
- Apex Legends: Saviors is slated to launch of May 10, 2022.
Jeff Shaw, lead level designer at Respawn Entertainment, sums up Apex Legends: Saviors pretty well by asking "What if we could fight inside and around a giant sea monster?"
Apex Legends, the juggernaut battle royale title from Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts, is growing even more with its upcoming season. Apex Legends: Saviors is adding a lot, from the mysterious new hero Newcastle to a new major point of interest on the Storm Point map. That latter addition radically changes things, adding a dead sea monster that's more that just scenery, it's a part of the map.
While going inside the creature — known as the Downed Beast — naturally cuts down on players' spatial awareness, the best loot will be found in the belly of the beast. That's not the only place to get great gear however, thanks to the introduction of IMC Armories on Storm Point.
IMC Armories have recently emerged on Storm Point and add a new way for players to get the perfect equipment, no matter how far they are into the match. Once an IMC Armory is activated, the doors seal shut, preventing third-parties from interrupting the fun. Meanwhile, waves of Spectres are deployed. The more waves the team of Legends can cut down in during the one minute lockdown, the better the gear will be.
New "Smart-Loot Bins" scan the players' current loadouts, granting them the equipment that'll best fit them right now. If they've got a particular gun, for example, they might be awarded attachments for said gun. It adds a new PvE element into Apex Legends, one that also helps further call back to the game's setting in the Titanfall universe.
But will the IMC Armories remain exclusive to Storm Point? We'll have to wait and see what happens. "While we are starting with them on Storm Point exclusively, depending on player reception they could be moved to other maps," says Samantha Kalman, senior game designer at Respawn Entertainment. In the meantime, Apex Legends: Saviors is slated to launch on May 10, 2022. The game was recently updated for Xbox Series X|S and PS5, with more features coming in the future, including 120 FPS support.
That's not all Respawn Entertainment has in mind for the month though, as Apex Legends Mobile is now confirmed to be launching sometime in May for Android and iOS devices.
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