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Apex Legends Battle Armor Event announced: schedule, format, more

Published: 24/Apr/2020 19:04 Updated: 24/Apr/2020 20:44

by Albert Petrosyan

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Respawn Entertainment have announced the next event in Apex Legends: the Battle Armor limited-time mode that will offer a twist on body shields every few days.

With Season 4 slowly starting to end in Apex Legends, developers Respawn Entertainment have planned one last hoorah before they flip the page to Season 5.

Starting on Tuesday, April 28, this new Battle Armor Event, which takes place on the World’s Edge map, is a 14-day LTM that will rotate the different types of body shields available in the game.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Battle Armor Event will put a twist on body shields in Apex Legends.

The way it will work is that during each rotation, only one type of armor will be available, and players will already have it equipped when they drop into the match, along with a P2020 pistol.

The catch is that all of the body shields will be removed from the loot pool; everything else, including shield cells, batteries, and all other types of loot will still be available except for armor.

Here is the rotation schedule for this LTM:

  • Tuesday, April 28 @ 10am PDT  – Saturday, May 2nd @ 10am PDT: Level 1 (White) armor only.
  • Saturday, May 2 @ 10:01 am PDT – Wednesday, May 6 @ 10am PDT: Level 2 (Blue) armor
  • Wednesday, May 6 @ 10:01am PDT – Saturday, May 9 @ 10am PDT: Level 3 (Purple) armor.
  • Saturday, May 9 @ 10:01 am PDT – Tuesday, May 12th @ 10am PDT: Evo Armor
Respawn EntertainmentEvo Armor – the newest type of body shield in Apex Legends, will make up the final rotation of the Battle Armor Event.

“Throughout the last year, we’ve heard many fun ideas from our fans about different ways to play Apex Legends,” said Jason McCord, Design Director of Apex Legends. “One of my favorites has been suggested countless times, and even more so when we introduced the Evo Shields in The System Override Event.”

McCord offered a piece of advice for that fourth and final rotation, the one with Evo Armor, saying that players should try and get aggressive early so they don’t fall behind upgrading their shield: “And if you want a pro-tip from me: get in fights early, or you’ll be left limping into the final circle with Level 1 armor!”

On top of all that, everyone who manages a top-five finish “across all modes during this phase” will receive additional double Level XP.

Respawn EntertainmentThe only type of body shield not featured in the Battle Armor Event is the Legendary gold version.

The Design Director also revealed that this Body Armor Event is the first stage of experimentation on the developers’ part with the core gameplay of Apex Legends, and that similar LTMs with twists will be released in Season 5.

Speaking of which, Respawn have also delayed Season 5 by an extra week in order to not only accommodate this event, but to also give players a chance to rank up their Battle Pass even higher. The new season will kick off on Tuesday, May 12.

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Apex Legends dev reveals brutal finisher they scrapped from the game

Published: 30/Oct/2020 10:03

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends dev Moy Parra has revealed a finisher for Bloodhound that was scrapped before the launch of the battle royale – and it might be the most gruesome one we’ve seen.

With each new season in Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment releases a new legend, tonnes of skins and cosmetics in the battle pass, and as we’ve seen more recently, quest lines to further the story of the Apex Games.

These new legends, skins, and items, as we’ve seen before, are typically in development way before they are released and end up finding their way onto the internet either through leaks or official reveals from Respawn themselves. 

However, there’s also a lot that gets left on the cutting room floor. Ideas for the legends that don’t quite fit, or skins that maybe don’t quite match some of the extravagant looks that already in-game. 

Bloodhound in Apex Legends
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Bloodhound has become one of Apex’s most powerful legends over the last few seasons.

The same goes for animations surrounding things like finishing moves. Typically, this can be because they cause bugs and other issues, but sometimes it can be because a move is way too over the top. 

Apex Legends dev Moy Parra, who has revealed some scrapped content before, showed off one of the scrapped finishers for Bloodhound that went a bit over the top. 

The dev showed that one of the initial ideas for Bloodhound would have the legend finish enemies off by sticking a pole into their head. If you think that sounds bad, it gets worse. The technological tracker would also pull on the pole, seemingly beheading their downed opponent. 

As Parra notes, that type of execution might have stuck around if Apex received a similar mature rating as Titanfall, but instead, the battle royale is only a Teen rated title. 

There might be some scope to add more finishers for each legend in the future, but they certainly won’t be as explicit as some of the first ideas that Respawn had.