Respawn recreation director Chad Greiner has revealed why they eliminated Skulltown from Apex Legends, and even hinted at extra iconic areas dealing with the chop in future seasons.
The arrival of Apex Legends’ fifth season noticed some main modifications made to Kings Canyon, together with the notorious focal point, Skulltown, which is now utterly underwater following the end-of-season replace.
Because the removing of the favored location got here as a shock to many followers, Respawn devs have now revealed why they selected to destroy such an iconic location and their thought course of behind making different main map modifications.
Greiner revealed that he was utterly on board when the thought was first talked about and defined why he was desirous to eliminate one of many area’s sizzling spots, throughout an interview with Gamespot.
“I simply love the thought of shaking the sport up and making significant modifications,” he mentioned, “we have been enjoying Kings Canyon for some time – gamers have had hundreds of matches on it – so a major change like that will get me excited.”
Whereas many Apex Legends gamers used to prioritize Skulltown as their favourite place to land, Greiner continued on explaining why such main modifications like this are essential to preserve the sport extra thrilling for its followers.
“I do not fear an excessive amount of concerning the gamers who love Skulltown,” he added, “I used to be certainly one of them, I feel what’s greatest for the sport is to maintain it contemporary.”
Extra ‘iconic’ map modifications coming?
Greiner revealed that shocking followers with such modifications holds as a lot worth to the dev group, as does getting constructive suggestions over new options within the battle royale “We discover the worth in altering issues up and shocking individuals greater than saying, ‘Oh we made a city that individuals actually like.’”
The Respawn director later defined that any of the longer term POI’s that develop into standard in Apex Legends may also be a goal for main modifications, “I prefer to suppose [Skulltown] is iconic to early Apex, and if one thing turns into too iconic, it most likely has our scopes zoomed in on it.”
Whereas we do not what main modifications Respawn has deliberate for Kings Canyon previous Season 5, current occasions have confirmed that even the preferred spots on the map will not be secure from the drop. Caustic mains will probably be hoping Bunker does not face an analogous destiny.