Season 7: Ascension's launch brings with it the new map, Olympus, and Respawn now posted a detailed overview of the main landmarks and points of interest.
And there's a lot to cover since Olympus is pretty big, and if you're like me you probably didn't get a proper grasp of how big just by watching Apex's first few Season 7: Ascension trailers.
So big, in fact, that Respawn had to bring in the Trident, Apex Legends' first vehicle, and the Phase Runner. The latter is an industrial-sized portal that connects three distinct areas of Olympus, allowing teams to traverse large parts of the map in seconds.
Speaking of the Trident, its boost lets you jump ramps and gain speed. It's indestructible but you won't be able to run over players, and any damage done to it will be distributed evenly among players. Falling off the map, however, will merely drop you from above once more.
Housing the luxurious Oasis Cafe below, expect plenty of fighting inside where the loot is, or between the buildings.
Tailor-made for close combat, the likes of Caustic, Wattson, Rampart and a few others should feel at home here, especially as it doubles up as a chokepoint for the Docks.
Large open spaces here mean it's a sniper utopia and Trident promise land. It links to the Supercarrier and Power Grid, so expect company.
Primary Power Grid has all the loot, while the smaller Secondary one is a sort of a catch-your-breath area. Both open and cramped at the same time, expect the unexpected.
Rift Aftermath is what's left of the place after the explosion hinted at in Horizon's trailer. It's split into three loot-laden areas, with plenty of open space. The central rift teleports you near Hammond Labs.
Central Turbine has plenty of loot, but the tradeoff is that your Apex Legends opponents can come from anywhere. Nevertheless, you've got to go through it to get anywhere, so it's not unlike puberty.
Don't buy into the relaxing looks - Autumn Estates is all about hectic urban warfare, with the high ground in the centre being your best bet at controlling the area. Otherwise, you have a choice of running for Farmstead or Hammond Labs.
Hammond Labs are likely to be a hotspot due to the number of zones it borders with, but ample loot and sniper-friendly vantage points will reward those who dare venture inside.
Maintenance tunnels underneath make Energy Depot a treacherous region to traverse. Apex Legends teams can rotate to the Underpass or take the narrow, chokepoint-heavy road to Golden Gardens.
Rotating structures make for thankless higher ground that forces you to choose between maximum coverage and shot stability, i.e. only the sharpest of shooters will manage. Otherwise, get to the proverbial ditches with the rest of the close-quarter enthusiasts.
Orbital Cannon Test Site
Comfortably isolated from the centre of the map, the Test Site is rich with loot and defensible positions, as long as you keep your focus in the facility's tight corridors.
On the south of Olympus is the Solar Array, which is like the Power Grid with additional flanking opportunities. Prepare for quick reactions and switching from sniping to close-quarters combat.
Described as the crown jewel of Olympus, the fact there's a single Trident parked makes it a deadly game of musical chairs. Pretty, rich in loot but be ready for all sorts of engagements.
Yeah, I know what you're thinking but no - this area was meant to provide Olympus with healthy food, but veggies don't help with explosions. Now, it combines long-range engagements with underlying claustrophobic corridors. Once you've had your fill, you can rotate to Elysium.
Elysium is a floating research vessel that lends itself well to shotguns and SMGs, for those up close and personal, ahem, counselling sessions. It floats off the edge of Olympus and has only two zip lines that can take Apex Legends teams to the top. In other words, the later it is in the match, the riskier it will be to get in, but it's worth it. A very Caustic affair if you catch our (toxic) drift.