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Apex Legends Season 9: Respawn Entertainment Rolls a Minor Patch to Add New Arena Map and Horizon Skin

Published 06/02/2021, 10:57 AM EDT

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Apex Legends stepped into Season 9 and added several fresh changes to the game. Gamers found elaborate hints about a new mode in the older season and now it has finally unveiled as the Arena mode. Further, the studio even rolled out a brand new legend in Valkyrie.

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Now following up on the promise of adding amazing content, Respawn has rolled out a minor patch. The studio has recently added a brand new map to Arena, and a new skin for Horizon.


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Apex Legends continues to develop Arena mode with the latest patch

Respawn Entertainment has definitely found a winning combination of game modes in Arena, This new non-Battle Royale content serves as proving grounds for veteran players, while newcomers can use it as a training ground. Naturally, this has aided the title to expand the player base, as it trains people for the Battle Royale experience.

Following up on the same, the studio has now rolled out a minor patch, which doubles down on the new game mode. The studio switches up maps every 2 weeks, and it rolls out a new gauntlet of maps. This will allow players to enjoy their favorite map while giving newer maps time under the light. Now with the latest update, players will find a brand new thermal station map, which offers a straightforward open area for teams to unleash chaos.


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This map offers little room for camping, and there aren’t any areas that teams can use to hide and avoid combat. The honest nature of this map will definitely attract players to the mode, as it promotes conflict and uninterrupted action.

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The community can also find a brand new skin legendary skin for Horizon. This skin is a repainted version of an existing legendary skin, ‘Dark Matter’, which originally contained plain color schemes. The new legendary skin goes by the name supermassive and it brandishes gold and black colors.


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This skin also changes Horizon’s hair color to purple while retaining her spooky attire. The good old doctor of Apex seems like a witch, who can cast her magic to trap an entire squad inside a black hole.

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Ayank Chourasia


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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.
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