The most awaited Season 6 update has finally dropped inside Apex Legends. The update is really big and it has brought a ton of changes in the games. Click here to read the full patch notes of Season 6.
One of the biggest additions in the game in Season 6 has to be the new crafting system. None of us saw this feature coming. And now that it is here, we have to wait and see how it positions itself in the current meta.
Apex Legends Crafting System Guide – How to craft weapons and other items
With the new Crafting system, the developers intend to give players “the opportunity to build an inventory worthy of a late-game fight while encouraging more diverse playstyles beyond combat – specifically, exploring the map and traversing from one town to another”.
How to craft weapons and other in-game items
Around the map you’ll find plenty of opportunities to collect Materials that you can use to craft new pieces of loot. Certain points of interest around the map will have devices from which you can extract Materials. These might be prominent named places like Capacitor or Epicenter, but they may be smaller towns as well – and they’ll change every match. Opening loot bins will grant you a small amount of Materials as well.
You can take these Materials to a Replicator. Think of these like 3D printers that can print new loot from scratch. Over the course of a match, you’ll be collecting Materials and using them to create new weapons, equipment, or consumables in addition to searching the ground for loot – and these two systems come together to help you build a kit that gives you confidence to engage with enemy squads.
What is a Replicator
In the Replicator, you’ll find eight different pieces of loot that you can craft, if you have enough materials. Some of this loot rotates on a weekly or daily basis, but you’ll always be able to see what’s currently craftable in the game mode selector or the map screen.
- Weekly – You’ll be able to find equipment or high-tier consumables. Could be a backpack and helmet, or knockdown shield and Mobile Respawn Beacon.
- Daily – You’ll be able to find weapons and attachments. Attachments will always be compatible with the weapon on rotation, and generally can be fit on other weapons as well. One day you might be able to craft an EVA-8 + Double Tap + 1x Threat Scope. On another you might find a Wingman + Skullpiercer + Purple Heavy Mag. There are weapons from every category, from shotguns, to LMGs, to sniper rifles on rotation.
Some items in the Replicator are permanent and will always be craftable. These include ammo and med kits, but also include something unique to help you build combat utility in a meaningful way.
How to upgrade EVO shields using the Replicator
You can deposit your evolving armor into the Replicator to reduce the number of evo points you need to level it up. This might even upgrade your armor for you if you’re close enough to the next tier. You’ll be exposed until you pick your improved armor back up, but it’ll recharge your armor back to full health for the trouble.
Location of Replicators and Materials
Getting the most out of Crafting requires evaluating the map and rotations throughout the game. Each match the game picks different towns where you can find Materials and Replicators, so players who engage with Crafting will be taking new rotations every time they play. Some towns will have more Materials than others, and some might be closer together – making it easier to get the Materials you need to get the loot you want.
In the mid-game and late-game, some Replicators will be airdropped from the stratosphere to help make sure you always have a place where you can craft loot with your hard-earned Materials.
Loot that is on rotation in the Crafting system will not spawn on the ground, meaning if the R301 and Anvil Receiver are on rotation and you want that firepower – finding a Replicator is a surefire way to get it, provided you have the Materials to pay for it. This loot is called out in several places so you’ll always be able to have this information at hand.
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