Apex Legends Season 7: Olympus POIs and Ways to Traverse the New Map

Published 11/04/2020, 1:21 AM EST


Apex Legends Season 7 kicks-off in less than a day, and it is already shaping up as the battle royale’s most promising season yet. The standout additions arriving with the upcoming update include the next legend Horizon, a brand new Olympus map, and Apex’s first drivable vehicle- the Trident hovercar.

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Ahead of Ascension’s November 4 launch at 8 PM PT, Respawn has provided a detailed breakdown of the Olympus map. It is a utopian city among the clouds where the Outlands’ brightest minds once gathered and exchanged ideas.

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Dave Osei, a senior level designer on Apex Legends, gave a tour of the new map and outlined ways to traverse its vast landscape.

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Points of Interest on Apex Legends Olympus map

A beautiful floating city above the planet Psamathe, Olympus is Apex Legends’ third map. Boasting lush and artificial terrain amidst high-rise buildings, this futuristic location hosts an aesthetic landscape entirely unique and distinct from Kings Canyon and World’s Edge.

Olympus is a large map having 16 major POIs, with lots of open space. Within the main POIs itself, there are plentiful places to explore. Have a look at the aesthetically appealing and lavishly decorated locations on Olympus below.

Twin luxurious apartments that offer mid to long-range engagements across its sleek landscape.

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A massive vessel last seen leaving the planet Talos. It assisted Olympus with the transportation of arms, vehicles, scientific equipment, and personnel.

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An open, industrial pier where ships can refuel and cargo is transferred to and from Olympus. The mountain facade helps hide the dirty work that goes on here from those who wish to not see it.

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To power such a large attraction takes a big effort. Power Grid is split into two halves, Primary and Secondary.

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A massive explosion took place where the phase runner entrance used to be, splitting the zone apart. The resulting unstable rift floats within the zone’s center.

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Within the mountain facade lies this imposing circular location that houses spinning fans above and below.

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Far from the greasy, industrial clutter lies this idyllic property where those needing rest and relaxation can escape to. Residential housing for the wealthy are evenly distributed on golden brown plots of land.

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A stylistic, pristine building that sits in the center of a large open landscape. Waterfalls crest the peak of the overwatch where the Research Basin resides. Enter cautiously to find out what Hammond was researching within.

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Slick, clean, with function over form. This industrial housing stores and charges hundreds of batteries that are then used to power many of the assets seen throughout Olympus.

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Retreat and experience privacy amongst multiple living spaces within this rich, luxurious environment.

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Slowly rotating sniper perches of doom. Times three. These ornate structures overlook a large agricultural landscape below.

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Tucked far away from most of Olympus, surrounded by large, unbreachable walls, lies this slick, military testing site. A large orbital cannon serves as the focal point for this zone, surrounded by an open-air facility.

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Olympus requires a lot of power, and this sector serves as one of many to keep this gravity-defying city afloat. This dense, solar-powered sector acts as both a chokepoint and POI.

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The crown jewel of Olympus. This spacious downtown is home to restaurants, cherry blossom gardens, and the well known Reverie Lounge.

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Within these sprawling agricultural grounds, rounded top buildings and iconic silos are arranged throughout. The curved farmlands and algae green pools add to its uniqueness.

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Small, intimate, and very close quarters; Elysium is a small POI focused on skirmishes.

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For a detailed insight into each of Olympus’ POIs, check out Respawn’s blog about the same.

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Ways to traverse Olympus’ vast landscape

To traverse Olympus’ expansive locations, Respawn has introduced the Trident vehicle, spawning in specific areas on the new map’s outskirts. Designed to facilitate broad rotations, especially during the early game, it is a three-seater hovercraft. Since Respawn didn’t intend the Trident for combat, players cannot run their opponents over with it.

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However, players can install certain legends’ tactical abilities onto the front or rear of the vehicle. Those tactics include placing Caustic’s Nox Gas Traps, Rampart’s Sheila minigun, Gibraltar’s Dome of Protection, etc. Meanwhile, Arc Stars or Wattson’s fences can render the vehicle immobile momentarily.

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The hovercar also comes equipped with a boost feature. Using this feature can increase speed for a short duration. It can also help players overcome obstacles if they time the boost with the jump ramps spread throughout the map.

There is another important thing to note. If a player accidentally drives the Trident off the map, Respawn has a safety net in place to launch players into the sky. After that, they can safely land back onto Olympus.

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Last but not least is the innovative feature called Phase Runner. Respawn defines it as an industrial-sized phase portal connecting three distinct areas of Olympus. Hopping onto this static portal will teleport players to and from specific locations. However, one must not let their guard down while using it to get over to the map’s other side.

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Souhardya Biswas

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Souhardya Biswas is an eSports writer for EssentiallySports. He joined the organisation in 2020, wanting to explore the sphere of professional eSports journalism. His passion for gaming started with titles like GTA San Andreas, Far Cry 2, Modern Warfare 2, FIFA 09, eventually developing an interest in Battle Royale games like PUBG and Apex Legends.

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