Apex Legends' Meltdown Gameplay Trailer Shows Off All the Action Coming to the New Map
Check out all the new environments coming to Apex Legends with the all-new Meltdown map.
Apex Legends Season 3 will bring the first new map to the game. The arena will move to Meltdown, where ice and fire meet to give players a land full of diverse biomes. Yesterday, the team at Respawn Entertainment pulled back the curtain with a cinematic trailer, but now we have a full gameplay trailer. Give it a watch below and see everything that’s coming to Apex Legends next week.
The first thing I’ve noticed in every Meltdown promo that’s been posted so far is how colorful the map is. There are so many different environments on this map, which makes it more visually appealing to me than the first map. There are areas of volcanic lava, snow-covered landscapes, and much more. Plus, it looks like some of the areas will have environmental effects that have an impact on gameplay.
We see a jet of water shoot a few Legends into the air. Functionally, this seems to work like the balloons on the first map. You’ll get shot into the air and can then glide long distances. However, if the geysers are timed like a real-world one, this could add a bit of randomness to the mechanic. We also see a few firefights taking place on a moving train. For me, this looks like a fun addition that could add some new strategy to the map based around using the train to set up ambushes and escape pressure.
Apex Legends Season 3 starts on October 1. The game is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.