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Apex Legends dataminer explains what the Capitol City ‘meteor’ could be

Published: 10/Jan/2020 3:28 Updated: 10/Jan/2020 4:14

by Isaac McIntyre

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The Apex Legends community is in a buzz of excitement over the possibility of a Season 4 teaser finally starting, after a mysterious projectile detonated in Capitol City, and data-miner That1MiningGuy believes he’s solved the puzzle.

With Respawn’s third season of the battle royale rolling to a close at the end of the month, players are chomping at the bit to find out where Apex Legends is headed next after nearly four months battling on the much-maligned World’s Edge.

Apex’s new anniversary event the ‘Grand Soirée Arcade’ may have gone some way to whet appetites, but players are mostly keen to see what changes are coming in Season 4 — and the first hint may already be raining down on Capitol City.

Screenshot: TTeeckCorba via Respawn EntertainmentSome Apex Legends players believe a meteor landed in Capitol City, but That1MiningGuy believes there may be more to the “freaky” event.

While some have speculated the mysterious object could be a meteor, similar to Fortnite’s Season 3-ending event where Dusty Depot was wiped off the map, That1MiningGuy has another theory: one that may involve Gibraltar’s ultimate.

According to the popular data-miner, there’s a spot north of Capitol City where you can make Gibraltar’s Defensive Bombardment “fall through the map,” just near the gaps that lead from the hills into either The Geyser or Fuel Depot.

If pulled off correctly, the bugged Gibraltar ultimate will actually land on the game’s horizontal axis in the X, Y, and Z codes. This means the barrage would come in from the side of the screen, instead of from the sky as it’s supposed to.

“Likely what’s happening is, at a certain distance, the radius can crest the game’s ‘horizon,’ and allow the bombardment to actually launch horizontally instead of vertically, which would then cause what we see in the two videos,” he explained.

“It’s a rare and freaky bug… but I believe the randomization of the projectiles still uses the beacon’s location to determine what coordinate the bombardments can hit. Therefore, once it gets too far away, it would allow for some weird results.”

That1MiningGuy added the sound of the “meteor” players have been claiming to see was likely a variant of the “Wpn_DefensiveBombardment_Incoming_Mid” soundbite in the code, and could sound “strange” because it’s coming in sideways.

Not every part of the mystery was solved, however, with the data-miner admitting he had “never seen” the explosion he suspected was a “rogue” ult. Because not every element lined up, he added he wasn’t “100% sure” it was an ult at all.

“I’m still not 100% sure it’s a Gibby ult,” he said. “You can feel free to believe what you want, but with the above evidence, the only explanation to me is that if it’s not a bugged Gibby ult, they [Respawn] reused all those assets for the EE.”

Considering the data-miner spends a lot of his time digging through the game’s codes and audio files, he would definitely have a good idea if the ‘meteor’ was just another bug added to the ever-growing pile of glitches in the battle royale.

Read more: Apex’s Grand Soirée Arcade event: 7 new modes, skins, more

But, just like many of the players that first spotted the strange explosions in Capitol City, That1MiningGuy isn’t 100% sure what we’re seeing either — at this point, it may take Respawn developers actually wading into the discussion to put it all to bed, as they did when they shut down potential Revenant rumors earlier this week.

UPDATE: That1MiningGuy replied to Dexerto, revealing he had spoken to one of the developers at Respawn, who he would not name, who confirmed his initial theory on why the projectiles were going on rogue across Capitol City was “likely the case.”

“It’s awesome that people are hyped for stuff to start happening, but this ‘meteor’ isn’t it just yet,” he added.

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

Published: 16/Jan/2021 17:53 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 19:41

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 her brother Droz, and another individual, 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.

While it appears Evelyn is related to both of the soldiers, some fans are speculating that she is only related to Droz by blood, and Davis is more of a “brother in arms.” Regardless of the exact connection, it seems both Titanfall 2 characters had a close relationship with Evelyn and her son.

Mirage’s mother also says that the two 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 Mirage.

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.