I know it’s all of like two of us playing this, but I am consistently amazed at just how good it is and how much fun this new map can be.
First, I have been in two opened vaults now. Keys are in the supply bots that roam around the map. The first time we got into one we killed another team and got their key. The second time we got into one it was because we shot the bot and made a beeline for the nearest vault that was inside the circle. We almost won the second game and might have won the first one. I forget. I’ve actually had a lot of wins recently, which has been great.
The thing I like best is just how friendly everyone is when I play Apex. Sometimes I don’t click with a person that’s too chatty, or seems rather caught up in still learning things, but often even those people are still pretty good players. The skill level of people who play Apex seems rather high, which again, I really like.
I am especially fond of how this bigger map has made long range gunfights a LOT more interesting. While the spaces between are often flat and vast, there are also often high points scattered around you can fight from. It’s really important to snag these spots before other teams can as the circle closes. And the circle on this map is waaaaay more frightening than it’s ever been. By the third circle, you really need to have your shit together because you do not want to be caught in that.
I’ve also been switching up my character to complete Daily and Weekly objectives and am really having fun moving between them. I tend to forget to use their specials and ultimates, but after a few games I am grooving. Octane probably got nerfed the hardest by the large map even though his speed is useful at times. With so many longer range fights, he just doesn’t come in handy all that often. He’s still a gd riot though with some of the best quips.