A intelligent clogs on the web has made a bunch of heatmaps for battle royale shooter Apex Legends, and so they affirm the worst: everybody loves Skulltown. Even although Skulltown is a hateful warren of confusion, panic and dying. The maps had been made by a Reddit boffin with an unsayable username (it’s “ZYy9oQ”) and so they present the recognition of all drop zones throughout the violent bumslide sim. Among essentially the most unpopular locations to go rummaging by the gun bins is the swamp. Which is disgraceful. The swamp is an ecological marvel, and ought to be fertilized with the corpses of my enemies. Come to the swamp.
There are just a few totally different heatmaps, with information slurped up from 120,000 games. But right here’s the vital one (click on to biggify).
It exhibits the recognition of drop zones throughout unranked games in season 2. As you possibly can see, Skeletonville and its dense cluster of shuttered buildings is a burning furnace of early player-on-player brutality. But the Market on to the northeast can also be a whole spicefest. The Cage (a brand new towering killzone for season 2) can also be scorching to drop, whereas most different locations appear evenly murdersome. You ought to know that in the event you deliver me to the Bonetown I’ll die quicker than a salmon taking one of those fancy slides over a dam straight right into a bear’s mouth. Why not go to a kind of massive towers overlooking the central valley? Or the picturesque cul-de-sac hidden behind the waterfall to the north of the Pit? Please, open your thoughts, skulltownies.
There are another heatmaps. One exhibits the favored drop zones in ranked matches for the second season, and is marginally totally different (the swamp will get a bit extra love from ranked apeleggers). While one other map exhibits the disparity between dropzones favoured by “high level” and “low level” gamers (the distinction between soiled shootists within the bronze ranks and shiny-booted killers with diamond rank, for instance).
All of this was executed with some magical laptop program that tracks the data from matches, together with kills, knockdowns and extra. One of the issues the boffin says it might probably observe is the route players have taken through the map which is such a cool concept for a post-game report, I anticipate it to be stolen by the builders.
These heatmaps may be value remembering tomorrow, when Apex Legends gets a solo mode for a few weeks. To all these reckless fools touchdown by themselves in Skeletown, I say this: get pleasure from your dusty dying. I’m off behind the waterfall.