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Apex Legends Season 3 is almost here, and Respawn is further advertising its launch with a brand-new cinematic launch trailer. The trailer sees newcomer Crypto join the current roster of Apex Legends and foster a new rivalry with Apex Games veteran Mirage as they fight on the battle royale game’s new map.
The Apex Legends Season 3 launch trailer begins with a shot of the Legends’ new jumpship, which has been outfitted with individual hangout spaces catered to each character’s taste as well as a common room where everyone can converse before a match. For a cool Easter egg, you can see Octane playing Titanfall 2 at 0:09.
Both Lifeline and Gibraltar urge Mirage to talk to newcomer Crypto, only for the hacker to immediately become annoyed by Mirage’s presence and cocky attitude. Before the argument can go any further, however, Crypto and Mirage are put on the same team with Lifeline, so the two decide to continue their competition by racing to see who can get more kills. All the Legends drop onto a new map that’s very different from Kings Canyon; it hosts extreme environmental obstacles, industrialized city-like environments, and a moving train.
By the end of the trailer, Crypto and Mirage are much more amiable with one another, their relationship evolving into more of a friendly rivalry. The brand-new map, World’s Edge, was initially teased with Crypto’s first in-game appearance. It will be the temporary home of the Apex Games as the Syndicate fixes the damage to Kings Canyon.
As a cinematic, the trailer doesn’t reveal any concrete details about what’s coming in Season 3 other than that we’re getting a new map. However, we do see further evidence that Crypto’s abilities are tied to his drone and that the new Charge Rifle weapon will behave similarly to its Titanfall counterpart.
Apex Legends is available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.