Map Features

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Map Features are areas in World's Edge, Olympus and Kings Canyon that have special interactions, from simply giving you gear or getting you to a certain area, to relaunching into the sky.

Universal Map Features[edit | edit source]

Universal Map Features are Features found in both Kings Canyon and World's Edge.

Care Package[edit | edit source]

Main article: Care Package

Care Packages are special supply packages from the sky. When looted, this package guarantees more high-end loot and sometimes premium loot exclusive to these care packages, giving you a higher chance of survival.

Doors[edit | edit source]

Metal doors typically come in single or double pairs, with large, unbreakable doors being present in certain areas.

Doors can be opened and closed by pressing the interact key, or by shooting the handle with the Wingman, the L-STAR EMG, and the Sentinel. Regular doors can forcibly be opened if blocked by an object or player by kicking it open using a melee attack on it twice. They can also be opened by Crypto's Surveillance Drone.png Surveillance Drone.

Bullets do not go through doors but doors can be destroyed by explosive damage or kicking them down.

Hot Zone[edit | edit source]

At the start of each match, a random location on the map is designated as a Hot Zone, indicated by a pulsing blue circle marker. Indicating that, around that area, there will be higher quality loot and a chance of finding a legendary version of a weapon, which will have full legendary attachments and use regular ammo.

Jump Tower[edit | edit source]

Players taking flight using a Jumptower.

High altitude red balloons, connected by a vertical zip-line that are scattered throughout the map. Interacting with one of these jump towers will send your legend up the zip-line and automatically deploy your glide upon reaching the top, allowing you to traverse the map quickly. You can drop off of the zip-line at any time by pressing the jump key, but this will cause you to fall instead of glide.

Tips
  • It takes 10 seconds to scale the zipline leading to the balloon.
  • When you are launched off of the jump tower, a trail follows your character, making it very easy for observers to follow your flight path.

Respawn Beacon[edit | edit source]

Main article: Respawn Beacon

Respawn Beacons are scattered all across the map so that players may respawn dead teammates, as long as at least one squad member has retrieved their banner. Respawn beacons are a one-use feature but up to two team members may be respawned at once. Respawn Beacons can be used by any player, but once used, is deactivated for the rest of the match. These beacons are often surrounded by 1-3 supply bins to resupply the respawned teammate. To activate a beacon, hold the interact key while close to it, and after a few seconds teammate will be airlifted in. Unlike while looting a death box, the player cannot strafe while activating the beacon, much like reviving a downed teammate.

Supply Bins[edit | edit source]

A supply bin.

Supply bins are found throughout a map around beacons, named location, or at random points between Points of Interests.

Supply bins are the main source of finding Gear, Regen items, Ammo, Weapons and, once a day, a Treasure Pack. They carry 3 to 4 items and can be found scattered across a map. They can be opened with the Interact key and pinged to show open or closed bins. They can also be opened by Crypto's Surveillance Drone.png Surveillance Drone.

Special Blue Supply Bins can be found randomly on the map. These rare supply bins have an extra compartment that only Lifeline can open. The secondary compartment will always contain some mixture of Health Kits and weapon attachments.

Tips
  • Supply bins can kill you by crushing the player against a wall if opened from the wrong side.
  • The loot inside a supply bin can be seen just before it finishes opening as the items will clip through the model if they are big enough.

Survey Beacon[edit | edit source]

Twelve MapIcon Survey Beacon.png Survey Beacons are devices scattered around the map that Recon Legend Icon.svg Recon Legends can access to provide them with the location of the next ring. Their locations are randomized each match. You can only use a Survey Beacon once per round and you can use one beacon as often as you want.

Ziplines[edit | edit source]

Yellow ziplines are set between certain locations across the map. Players can use them to travel between points across large distances and are activated with the Interact Key. They come in two variants: vertical, and horizontal, bi-directional lines that can carry players far distances. Players can drop off with the Jump Key and reconnect to ziplines at any time. Ziplines that are part of the map is permanently connected with tall zipline poles or are connected directly into the environment. Horizontal zip-lines can be traveled across in either direction, regardless of incline. Also, note that Pathfinder can create ziplines with Zipline Gun.png Zipline Gun, but can only establish them up to a certain distance and only horizontally. Players cannot interact with zip-lines while downed. Wraith cannot use ziplines while activating her ultimate ability, as both of her arms are occupied.

Map Features Exclusive to Kings Canyon[edit | edit source]

Main article: Kings Canyon

Supply Ship[edit | edit source]

Main article: Supply Ship

MapIcon Supply Ship.png At the start of the game a mobile supply ship travels to a random destination on the map (designated by MapIcon Supply Ship Landing Spot.png). Another supply ship will spawn halfway through the game. The supply ship has an outer deck and an inner hallway and contains a small quantity of mid to high-tier loot.

A Loot Tick/Apex Pack

Loot Ticks[edit | edit source]

Rare, stationary destructible containers harboring multiple pieces of valuable loot. They usually provide Epic or Legendary items. Their locations are randomized for each match.

Punching it, shooting it, or using Pathfinder's Grappling Hook.png Grappling Hook breaks it, spewing loot onto the ground nearby.

Tips
  • They emit an electronic chirp/whir sound when nearby.

Flyers[edit | edit source]

Main article: Creatures#Flyer

Flyers are creatures that can be eliminated to access a death box with randomized loot. Some of them are caged and will alert other players to your presence by emitting a loud screech.

Charge Towers[edit | edit source]

Large towers that can be activated and it will fully charge the ultimate ability of all players standing on the platform. They recharge after a few minutes.

Loot Bunkers[edit | edit source]

Main article: Loot Bunker

Bunkers scattered over Kings Canyon that contain high tier loot, a fixed Legendary item, and a charge tower.

Map Features Exclusive to World's Edge[edit | edit source]

Main article: World's Edge
The train at Refinery

Train[edit | edit source]

MapIcon Train.png The Train that used to move along a rail which encompasses most of the map stopping at various points of interest around the map, and carries several Supply Bins which contain high-tier loot. Its location is always visible on the map, and the front car emits a blue light similar to Care Packages. It is currently disabled in the current incarnation of World's Edge.

The train is made of six cars. The front car contains a control panel that can be used to stop the train while it is in motion. The other five cars alternate between open-air platforms, which have two supply bins on each, and indoor cars with no loot. The supply bins have a high chance of containing a fully kitted weapon.

The train will not do any damage from running into players but can crush them against some walls close to the track. However, do take note that the train can push players into The Ring as the game progresses in Rounds, which will likely eliminate the player(s).

It does not move anymore now, but is now seperated into different sections around the map.

Geysers[edit | edit source]

Geysers are similar to a Jump Tower, in which you re-launch into the sky, but work much faster and have a shorter glide distance.

Cargo Bots[edit | edit source]

Cargo Bots fly around the map carrying orbs that cycle through Blue, Purple, and Gold colors. When shot, it will drop the orb, which contains loot appropriate to the color it was when it was shot. Some cargo bots also give off Red lights, indicating that they will drop a Vault Key.svg Vault Key.

Each color has different time windows for how long they are displayed, with yellow lights having the shortest windows and blue lights the longest. After shooting down the drone, the orb will not change the light colors. This requires players to carefully time their shots if they wish to receive Legendary items.

A cargo orb was used as a disco ball in the Mirage Voyage and works the same way. Two purple (sometimes a gold) would spawn if the party button is pressed. These do not change their color and rarity of items.

Tips
  • Shooting down the bot itself as opposed to the orb is recommended, as the drone can be destroyed in a single shot with most weapons.

Vaults[edit | edit source]

MapIcon Vault.png Vaults are locked rooms full of Epic and Legendary loot. They can only be accessed with a Vault Key.svg Vault Key from a Cargo Bot, and take three seconds to unlock.

Weapon Racks[edit | edit source]

Weapon Racks

Weapon Racks hold a single gun. However, this feature guarantees a gun where they are located as opposed to just dropping and picking up random loot. These are located at Survey Camp and inside of Bloodhound's Trials.

Gallery[edit | edit source]