Apex Legends Season 15, or Eclipse, is bringing in a new Legenand a new map. Catalyst, the new Legend, brings in a new way to challenge scan ability Legends and Broken Moon is a fresh new map with more rotation mechanics than ever before. Here’s everything you need to know about Apex Legends Eclipse.
New Legend Catalyst’s Abilities
Let’s go over Catalyst and her abilities first. If you’re looking for her lore breakdown video, you can catch up on my previous Apex video! Catalyst seems to be the answer to everyone’s calls for a hard counter to scan Legends. Here are her abilities:
- Passive “Barricade” – Catalyst fortifies doors through an extra button prompt. The fortified doors take twice as long to destroy by melee and can only be opened by Catalyst and her teammates.
- Tactical “Piercing Spikes” – Catalyst lays spikes in ferrofluid which causes enemies who walk through it to be slowed and take damage. In order to destroy the spikes, you have to get close to activate the “core” of the spikes and shoot that.
- Ultimate “Dark Veil” – Catalyst summons a huge wall that blocks enemy vision and slows enemies if they pass through it. You can still shoot through it and walk through it but you’ll be slowed and be blinded for a few seconds with darkened vision. Catalyst’s ultimate also blocks scan tech from Bloodhound’s tactical/ultimate and Seer’s passive, scan, and ultimate will be blocked.
A few things to note is that Catalyst’s Piercing Spikes can be thrown pretty far and Rampart can break the doors fortified by Catalyst’s passive with her Sheila ultimate. Catalyst’s ultimate seems incredibly strong especially with how tall it seems to go and Horizon’s tactical Gravity Lift will raise players slightly higher than Catalyst’s Dark Veil. All in all, Catalyst seems like an incredibly strong Legend to counter the scan meta currently established.
New Map Broken Moon
Along with a new Legend we’re getting a new map called Broken Moon set on the planet Boreas’s moon, Cleo. Again, for the lore breakdown I’ve got you covered in the previous video. Broken Moon is slightly larger than World’s Edge but not quite Stormpoint’s size. Stormpoint is about 10% bigger than World’s Edge so we know the general guess of what Broken Moon’s size should be.
This has been in development for about a year and a half from when the Encore Arena map was released in Season 8. Encore is also set on the planet Boreous, just below Broken Moon. The terrain of Broken Moon is similar to World’s Edge and Kings Canyon and less tiered like Stormpoint. As Hammond tends to do, it swept in to establish a stasis net around the moon to keep it a good stage for the Apex games.
With Hammond moving in, they established a new railway system on Broken Moon called the Zip Rail System. This is basically a transit network with predetermined stops and acts like the ziplines already in game but with a speed boost and more reach around the map. There’s a whole Zip Rail system on Broken Moon that banks and curves around different points of interests (or POIs) so you’re able to have different rotation options.
You can do the same things on the Zip Rail as you can on a zipline, like shooting at enemies while riding past and using certain abilities like Wraith’s tactical Void Walk. Broken Moon has 16 POIs that are all of sprawling sizes to alleviate the hot drop issues of teams all landing in one POI and struggling to find loot and having to fight another team right away off drop. One last tip about Broken Moon: It is set up in a fractured moon so there are lots of edges and bridges for you to drop off of so be careful where you step!
While we don’t have patch notes yet, Eclipse will introduce Apex players to the long-awaited feature of gifting friends items. There will be a gifting system that allows you to send your friends bundles and cosmetic items in the store. However, you will need to be in-game friends with that person before this feature launches next season or be friends two weeks in-game before you can gift them anything.
Another cosmetic change is the addition of a Sticker category. You can equip stickers on all healing items like syringes, medkits, phoenix kits, batteries, and shield cells. The goal is to let players customize their items further than just Legend Skins, Heirlooms, and weapon skins.
Season 15 Eclipse looks exciting so far with Catalyst and Broken Moon coming in the content update. Do you think you’ll become a Catalyst main? Let us know! For more on Apex Season 15 patch notes, be sure to stay right here at IGN to stay up to date on Apex news.
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