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Treasures await in Apex Legends’s newly-opened vaults

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If you’ve been fortunately sliding and taking pictures your approach throughout Apex Legends‘s new map this previous week, you’ve little question seen some tantalising secrets and techniques tucked away in sure nooks and crannies. A captain’s bounty of glistening golden chestplates and helmets, paralysing portions of purple attachments and phoenix kits, all saved simply out of attain by a door on a timer. Well, my plundering mates, right now that timer hit zero. Valuable vaults throughout World’s Edge are actually prepared for the taking.

Only… you didn’t assume it’d be so simple as opening a door, did you?

The three vaults, positioned close to Lava City, Trainyard and Geyser, have sat dormant since Season three went stay final Tuesday. The countdown instructed they wouldn’t open up till 6pm (1pm Eastern) right now, however it seems like vault keys have already begun dropping for fortunate legends. Here’s one hapless Mirage demonstrating how they work.

Getting out of the vault, nevertheless, proves to be way more harmful for this daring duo.

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To get into considered one of these vaults, you’ll have to nab a key from a type of cargo drones buzzing concerning the place. It doesn’t matter what glow the colored loot orb has if you shoot it down, however solely bots sporting a pink glowing centre comprise a key. There are multiple of those drones flying about per spherical, too, so don’t be shocked for those who rock as much as a vault and discover nothing however cobwebs and bullet casings.

While it’s not too onerous to choose up purple armour throughout the world, golden gear is way rarer. These gems normally include very important perks like quicker merchandise use or self-resurrection. Naturally, some of us have begun complaining that treasure searching is destroying the steadiness of their very-quite-serious gaming expertise.

I’ve not had time to leap in and see for myself if Apex is now fully unplayable, in fact. It does imply that there’ll most likely be an entire lot extra highly effective gear kicking concerning the map. Remember: if somebody’s carrying a golden hat, they will in a short time be eliminated of it with the cautious software of bullets.

I’m largely simply excited to see extra esoteric map mechanics slip into the sport. With chaotic practice strains, geyser eruptions, cargo bots and now secret treasure hunts, World’s Edge already seems like a much more dynamic map that ol’ King’s Canyon. What does the brand new map get in place of a dinosaur invasion, I’m wondering?