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Apex Legends meets Avengers: Endgame in this intense fan-made trailer

Published: 17/Mar/2019 23:36 Updated: 18/Mar/2019 1:33

by Eli Becht

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The highly-anticipated Apex Legends and Avengers.

Concrete news on the Apex Legends Season 1 Battle Pass is hard to come by but that hasn’t stopped fans from getting hyped.

To help hold us over to the launch this fan created an amazing trailer that takes the Avengers trailer dialogue but replaces it with Apex Legends.

The result is surprisingly good as the dialogue is somehow able to fit over Apex Legends quite well.

It’s a little over two minutes but it’s definitely worth a watch if you’re a fan of both Apex and Avengers. It might be worth a watch even if you’re not a fan of either of them.

While not everything lines up perfectly, there’s not a good reason to expect it to since it is taking a video game and overlaying a trailer over it.

What does line up works quite well and somehow creates a somewhat believable Apex Legends story. 

Apex Legends could very well end up telling its own story in future seasons, as we see Fortnite manages to do with its own seasons.

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This video was uploaded to YouTuber by user Simon Cez and is easily the channel’s most watched video with over 6,300 views at the time of this writing.

It looks like the channel is primarily a Fortnite channel but there are videos from other games such as PUBG and Overwatch.

Given the popularity, this one video received we wouldn’t be surprised to see more trailer-type videos in the future.

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Apex Legends dev responds to complaints about “recycled” LTMs

Published: 2/Dec/2020 15:49

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends developer has responded to players’ complaints about bringing back old LTMs (limited-time modes), rather than adding new ones. His candid response shed some light on why Respawn continues to “recycle” LTMs and the effort that goes into perfecting them.

The debate surrounding Respawn’s continued use of recycled LTMs is not a new one. Certain members of the Apex community continue to voice their issue with the lack of all-new LTMs being added to the game.

Although there are have been numerous different limited-time modes since Apex released in 2019, Respawn brings back fan-favorites such as Armed & Dangerous and Always be Closing on a regular basis.

Although these modes are generally well-liked, some have assumed that they are recycled as a low effort means of adding ‘new’ content. However, senior game designer Daniel Klien has explained the team’s thinking.

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‘Winter Express’ is the LTM returning with the Holo-Day Bash event.

Apex dev responds to complaints of “recycled” LTMs

Complaints surrounding LTMs on the Holo-Day Bash announcement thread led to a response from the dev. A number of players had expressed their disappointment that ‘Winter Express’ was just another “recycled” mode.

But, the game designer outlined the amount of effort that had gone into perfecting and reworking the ‘Winter Express’ mode: “between the supply ships and the new stations and a LOT of behind the scenes changes to reduce downtime it feels so much better to me.”

Despite the response, this only led to comments stating that ‘Winter Express’ was still a recycled LTM and that no new content had been added.

This led to an extremely candid statement from the developer that revealed the exact reason Respawn choose to bring back fan-favorite LTMs: “Real talk… everyone ASKS for game modes but looking at our numbers, it doesn’t seem like people play them nearly enough for us to put in the amount of effort required to make a new mode.”

This certainly offers some context to the debate surrounding “recycled” LTMs. If the player numbers don’t justify the resources needed to make a new LTM,  then why would Respawn continue to produce them?

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LTMs are popular for a short period of time before players head back to the main modes.

It’s often difficult for developers to grasp what content a player base is looking for. Although social media can be a good indicator, it often only represents those who shout loudest, rather than the entire community.

Respawn devs remain very active and engage with players about issues, so feedback should always be encouraged.