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Apex Legends Bloodhound Town Takeover: Permanent Duos & Kings Canyon

Published: 2/Apr/2020 18:43 Updated: 6/Apr/2020 16:10

by Albert Petrosyan

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Respawn Entertainment have announced the next in-game event for Apex Legends Season 4 – a new Town Takeover called ‘Bloodhound’s Trail in the Old Ways Lore’ event.

After weeks of leaks and speculation, Respawn finally announced Bloodhound’s Town Takeover on April 2, the first one of 2020 after Wraith, Octane, and Mirage all got theirs last year.

The event will add a flurry of new content in Apex Legends, both permanent and limited-time, as well as the usual set of exclusive cosmetic items that usually accompany these sorts of occasions.

Respawn EntertainmentBloodhound’s Town Takeover is being officially dubbed as The Old Ways Lore event.

When does the Bloodhound Town Takeover start?

Bloodhound’s Old Ways Lore event will be kicking off on Tuesday, April 7 and last the customary two weeks before wrapping up on Tuesday, April 21.

This limited-time affair features three main components – the Town Takeover, a Prize Track, and Direct Purchase Shop, where players will be able to buy themed cosmetics directly from the in-game store.

Bloodhound’s Origin Story Cinematic

As part of the announcement, Respawn also released a short animated cinematic about Bloodhound and their incredible origin story, which saw the Legend evolve from a hot-headed youngling into the cool Technological Tracker we know today, earning the trust and blessing of the mighty Allfather on the way.

Permanent Duos and Kings Canyon

As part of this event, Respawn will be adding both Duos and Kings Canyon as permanent options moving forward, both of which have been highly requested by the player-base for a long while now.

Now, players will be able to not only queue into matches with just one other person, but they’ll have the choice of either playing on World’s Edge or the older map, although the devs did not specify whether it’ll be the version from Season 1 or 2.

These will remain past the April 21 end-date of the event since they are permanent additions to the game.

Respawn EntertainmentStarting April 7, the option to play on Kings Canyon will be permanently added in Apex Legends.

Bloodhound’s Trials and Prowlers

As expected from the recent in-game teasers, the northwest corner of World’s Edge will be transformed for this Town Takeover, where players will be able to complete Bloodhound’s Trials.

Here they will come up against an alien species called Prowlers, which are new to Apex Legends but originated from Respawn’s Titanfall series. Prowlers carry high-tier loot that they will drop when defeated.

There will also be challenges that players can complete, each worth 1,000 points and will be refreshed on a daily basis.

Earning points will unlock the various rewards offered in the Prize Track, headlined by a themed weapon charm, Gibraltar outfit skin, and weapon camo.

With still several days to go before this event kicks off, we could see more details and/or teasers for it revealed, so we’ll make sure to keep you updated on anything new.

Until then, you can re-familiarize yourself with Kings Canyon in Ranked Play, where it has been made the main map for competitive following the recent Series 3 Split.

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Apex Legends hidden message reveals Mirage is related to Titanfall 2 characters

Published: 16/Jan/2021 17:53

by Julian Young

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A secret lore drop found on the Mirage Voyage – brought back by Respawn in the lead-up to Season 8 – has revealed a close connection between the Holographic Trickster and two characters from Titanfall 2.

In a surprise move on January 15, Respawn threw the original Apex Legends’ map – Kings Canyon – back into the rotation for the first time in Season 7. This version of Kings Canyon features the Mirage Voyage airship, hovering over the remains of Skulltown.

While pro players and content creators largely criticized Kings Canyon in Season 6 – leading to its absence from the rotation in Season 7 – the announcement was met with support from the community, including praise for bringing the Mirage Voyage to Kings Canyon for the first time.

The airship is not the only new addition in Kings Canyon. A hidden voice message on a phone revealed a connection between the game’s loveable jokester Mirage and two characters from Respawn’s previous franchise: Titanfall 2.

Titanfall 2 6-4 Droz Davis Selfie
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A hidden voice message has revealed that Mirage is the nephew of two Titanfall 2 characters: Davis and Droz.

The message from Evelyn Witt – Mirage’s mother – begins with an imitation of Kuben Blisk (another Titanfall 2 character with ties to Apex Legends), then switches to a more personal tone. Evelyn covers a range of topics, including her on-going struggle with what appears to be dementia.

Halfway through the message, she drops a bombshell when mentioning two of Mirage’s uncles, Droz and Davis. Titanfall 2 fans will already be familiar with those characters: both were members of ‘The 6-4’ mercenary group and helped Jack Cooper defeat Titanfall 2’s antagonists, the IMC.

Evelyn also says that her brothers would “always make me laugh, like Elliot.” Fans of Droz and Davis will certainly remember their funny banter during Titanfall 2’s mission ‘The Ark’, and it appears the two mercs passed their sense of humor down to their nephew Elliot.

Some Apex Legends players have already gone back and found other connections between the pair and Mirage. In a short clip posted to Reddit by ‘u/R0NiR’, Davis and Droz can be seen taking a selfie during a Titanfall 2 scene, something Mirage fans will be very familiar with seeing.

Mirage’s Uncles Droz and Davis ! They are from Titanfall 2 ! Now We Know Where His Sense Of Humor Comes From 😀 from apexlegends

This is far from the first tangible connection between Apex Legends and Titanfall 2, which share the same in-game universe. Previous hints from Respawn include a Jack Cooper crossover, Bloodhound concept art, and appearances from Titanfall 2 characters like the simulacrum Ash.

Respawn has previously shut down rumors regarding the development of a Titanfall 3, to the disappointment of many fans. Despite no confirmed plans for a new Titanfall installment, the Apex Legends developer continues to tease fans with new tie-ins between the two franchises.