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Apex Legends confirms Rampart working for Titanfall 2 villain in Season 6

Published: 11/Aug/2020 3:48 Updated: 11/Aug/2020 9:45

by Isaac McIntyre

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New Apex Legends character Rampart will be working with Titanfall 2 villain Kuben Blisk in some capacity heading into Season 6’s long-teased storyline, according to the final piece of the puzzle revealed in Respawn’s latest teaser.

The Apex Legends fandom has long suspected the next Legend to drop into Respawn’s huge battle royale, turret-loving Rampart, is working alongside the infamous Apex Games founder Kuben Blisk.

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In-game teasers, throwaway voice lines, and more, all point in the exact same direction; the Titanfall 2 antagonist will play a role in Rampart’s debut, and maybe even her whole Season 6 storyline.

Up until now, however, it’s mainly been fan theories that have fueled this team-up. Rampart’s late Season 5 teasers have referenced Blisk ⁠— some even show graffiti drawings of his face ⁠— alongside promises to not “let ya [Blisk] down.”

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A new Season 6 teaser video, set to premiere on Tuesday, August 11, has now given us the biggest clue yet. Rampart and Blisk are clasping hands in the cover image of the soon-to-be-released “Stories from the Outlands” teaser.

The cover image of the video, titled “The Endorsement,” only shows two hands, but there’s plenty of evidence to confirm it’s the pair. The hand on the right is definitely Rami Parekh (Rampart). She’s got her white gloves on in the image.

Blisk is all but confirmed to be the other. According to Apex Legends investigator ItzBlight, via popular data miner Biast12, that hand lines up perfectly with Kuben’s forearm bracer that appears in one of the original Apex teaser videos.

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Those same red and grey bracers can be seen on Blisk’s original character model from the Titanfall series, where he made his first appearance. Even the hand armor itself appears to be the same, confirming his spot in the August 11 teaser.

Blisk is wearing the same bracer and armor in the Apex Legends intro video (left) and on his Titanfall 2 character model (right).
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Blisk is wearing the same bracer and armor in the Apex Legends intro video (left) and on his Titanfall 2 character model (right).

What does Blisk’s appearance mean?

This does leave us with a few questions. Why is Blisk appearing in the trailer? What kind of role will he play in Rampart’s Season 6 storyline? Does this mean he’s back for good?

All good questions, if we do say so ourselves. The last time we heard about the Apex Games founder was amid the big build-up to Season 5. Even then, that was just to say he was missing. “No one’s heard from the man in a year,” one of the Revenant teasers revealed back in February. “He could be dead.”

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Only, he clearly isn’t dead ⁠— or won’t be whenever “The Endorsement” teaser is actually set time-wise ⁠— because he has to play a role in Rampart joining the Games. It’s likely he returns to bring her into the fold, backing her himself.

Kuben Blisk has been missing for more than a year in the current Apex Legends timeline.
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Kuben Blisk has been missing for more than a year in the current Apex Legends timeline.

This would also make sense why Rampart is saying she has to “make [Blisk] proud”. She’d want to make sure she gets it right, especially if she’s been tapped up by the commissioner himself. The teaser name, “The Endorsement,” also fits this possible angle.

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Rampart could battle Revenant and Loba

Up until this point in the battle royale, the biggest storyline has been Loba’s mission for revenge against Season 4 antagonist Revenant. Blisk may want Rampart inside the games so she can find out what’s been going on in his absence.

Then again, he may not even be aware of it, and just thinks she would be a good addition to his semi-legal blood sport. He’s been away for a while — more than a year at this point in the Apex story — so he may not be up to speed just yet.

Blisk could just be endorsing Rampart for the Apex Games because she's good entertainment.
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Blisk could just be endorsing Rami Parekh for the Apex Games because she’s good entertainment.

There is one thing we can take from all of this, however; the Apex Predators villain is finally coming back into the storyline, and he’s sure to shake up the status quo. The South African mercenary may even lead the story for seasons to come.

For now, all Apex Legends fans have to do to find out the answers is set their clocks. All these questions, and more, will be answered in the new “The Endorsement” animated short. The teaser will go live at 10am PT on Tuesday, August 11.

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How does Apex Legends crossplay beta work

Published: 1/Oct/2020 19:40 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 19:50

by Tanner Pierce

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After being promised a few months back, crossplay is finally coming to Apex Legends in beta form. Here’s everything you need to know about the new feature, including how it works, how to disable it, and more.

At one point, many people thought that playing an online game with your friends on another console was a pipe dream. Now, in 2020, thanks to a combination of modern technology and mega corporations deciding to play nicely with each other, crossplay is slowly but surely becoming the norm across many titles in the gaming industry.

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One major title that didn’t have the feature for the longest time, though, was Apex Legends. Fortunately, in June 2020 during EA Play, the developers announced that this would be changing, and that crossplay would be coming to the battle royale game in the near future. Now, Electronic Arts and Respawn have released details about the feature. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

How to add friends on other platforms

Finding people to play with on other platforms is relatively easy. All they have to do is open the friends menu, click the Find Friend option and search for their name. According to Respawn, the game will automatically look for any player matching that name on any system.

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How to enable/disable crossplay

According to the developers, crossplay is automatically enabled, so if you don’t have to do anything right off the bat if you want to play with people on other platforms. But what if you don’t want to participate in the beta? What if you didn’t originally but now you want to try it out?

The option to enable and disable crossplay is found in the settings menu. According to Respawn, this creates the possibility of longer wait times, as you’re effectively restricting the pool of players that the game can search. Still, the option is there if you want it.

Can PC players play with console players?

According to Respawn, PC players will only be matched with PC players in normal matchmaking, while console players will only be matched with console players.

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That being said, consoles can still play with PC should they so desire it, but they have to be in a party together before they start matchmaking. After that, the game will include PC players in the pool to search from.

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The ability to enable and disable crossplay will be in the settings menu, but it’s enabled by default.

Given the fact that this is a beta, this can obviously change in time for the full release. However, this is currently how it’s set up.

Is cross-progression enabled for the game?

While this is something that’s apparently being considered by Respawn, the feature is not enabled in Apex Legends currently, so if you want to play on another console, you won’t have any of your items that you previously unlocked.

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All in all, this seems like a great beta and a chance to get feedback from the community. As previously mentioned, given the fact that this is a beta, things can obviously change and be tweaked but for right now, this is a good start.