Apex Legends Season 7: Ascension begins November 4. Ahead of its start, we had the chance to check out the season’s new map, character, vehicle, and more at a preview event.
In the video above, Max Blumenthal and Jordan Ramée talk through everything they got to see and get hands-on time with. The biggest change coming to Apex Legends in Season 7 is Olympus, the game’s third map. Bigger than Kings Canyon but smaller than World’s Edge, Olympus is a very vertical-focused map that’s packed with hidden lore to discover and loot lanes to take advantage of.
Season 7’s new character, Horizon, is perfect for navigating Olympus’ verticality. Her tactical ability, Gravity Lift, temporarily reverses gravity, allowing her to send her allies, other squads, or herself high into the air. Once she’s airborne, her passive ability, Spacewalk, gives her additional aerial control and ensures she isn’t temporarily stunned when falling back down to earth. But her ultimate trick, Black Hole, is where Horizon truly shines: She tosses out a device that creates a micro black hole, sucking in all surrounding players for an easier kill.
If you and your squad are feeling a little sluggish, the brand-new Trident offers a speedy way to get around Olympus. Don’t expect Apex Legends’ first vehicle to work like the vehicles in other battle royale games, though. As Max and Jordan explain, the Trident is fast, but it possesses zero offensive potential (unless you’re driving it with the right legend). You can’t use it to splatter your enemies.