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Apex Legends dev impressed by incredible Wattson artwork

Published: 15/Jan/2020 10:36 Updated: 15/Jan/2020 10:37

by Andy Williams

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Apex Legends boasts an interactive community that has welcomed Wattson ever since her addition electrifying entrance back in Season 2, and this fanart proves why she is still a fan-favorite.

Now coming to the back of its third season, Apex Legends has matured into a true contender for best battle royale. After its surprise launch back in February 2019, tens of millions of players have flooded Respawn’s servers. 

Given the developer’s continuous effort to expand the Apex Games (while staying true to its Titanfall roots), fans have lapped up their Legend additions since release. 

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Wattson’s entrance changed Kings Canyon’s landscape forever.

Wattson’s addition was welcomed by fans everywhere. The Static Defender brought a much-needed change to the Apex Games’ meta (specifically during endgame situations). 

Alongside her in-game abilities, her ties into Apex Legends’ lore provided fans with a solid reason to main a new character — and she soon became one of the most used legends in the game

Given Wattson’s increased popularity, it’s no surprise that an incredible render went viral on the Apex Legends subreddit (having gained just over 13k upvotes in 24 hours). 

Reddit user ‘-JuicyKiwi’ received a ton of praise from the community, as their artwork was lapped up by fans in their droves.  

JuicyKiwi’s handiwork even caught the eye of a Respawn developer, who commented to show their support: “Yes, yes and definitely yes, doin’ our girl proud!”

While this Wattson render shows her in the original attire, it’s the play on the Static Defender’s knack with electricity which sells the piece. 

Just like Wattson’s Season 2 entrance into Kings Canyon, it’s fair to say that fans were left shocked by JuicyKiwi’s fanart.

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Apex Legends actor reveals Bloodhound’s voice pre-edit

Published: 4/Dec/2020 14:26 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 14:27

by Ava Thompson-Powell

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With the recent arrival of Season 7, Apex Legends fans are jumping into Olympus with all of their favorite Legends. One voice actor of the non-binary Bloodhound recently shared what they sound like prior to vocal edits.

Arriving alongside the launch of Apex Legends back in 2019, Bloodhound was one of the first Legends available for players to utilize in matches. Billed as a legendary hunter, this Technological Tracker is the first non-binary character in the hit battle royale.

As the Apex seasons have progressed, the character has become increasingly powerful and seen their popularity grown.

So, in a peek behind the scenes, the voice actor behind Bloodhound has revealed how they sound before Respawn adds a few tweaks to make it sound as it does now.

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Bloodhound is, quite simply, one of Apex’s most popular legends.

The voice behind the mask

In a recent post to their TikTok account, voice actor Allegra Clark shared a clip of what the voice lines she records sound like prior to editing.

Stating that “what I do is only part of the vocal performance,” Clark details that a cool gas-mask vocal effect also pitches down her voice about two steps.

While the direction Allegra was originally given was that of an “androgynous, badass place,” she then goes on to share what Bloodhound’s iconic voice sounds like pre-editing. With a stark contrast to her regular voice, Clark’s vocal modulation and Icelandic/Old Norse accent instantly show off that recognizable cadence they have with their iconic lines.

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In b4 people tell me I haven’t been #bloodhound since records started in 2018. #bloodhoundapexlegends #apexlegends #voiceactor #voiceover #voiceacting

♬ original sound – Allegra Clark

The fans react

Shared on Reddit by IIIlandist, fans have been reacting to the non-binary character’s lines being heard without the filter.

One commenter stated: “when she said Mozambique here I felt that,” with another adding, “when she said Mozambique here I died.” Fans of the character were excited to hear how their vocal performance came about and seeing the effort of production that goes into creating the Legend.

It’s incredibly interesting seeing behind the scenes information regarding voice work and the like. This clip shared by Clark is no exception.