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Apex Legends dev responds after fans find potential Season 5 Loba teaser

Published: 11/Apr/2020 3:10 Updated: 11/Apr/2020 4:09

by Albert Petrosyan

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Apex Legends players have found what they believe could be a new teaser for Season 5 and the next expected Legend Loba, and now a developer from Respawn Entertainment has further added fuel to that fire.

With Season 5 already on the horizon in Apex Legends, the likelihood of new teasers popping up for it increases by the day.

Well, Respawn Entertainment seem to have taken things to the next level by dropping what appears to be a teaser for a teaser in the shape of an unannounced map change.

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On April 10, players reported that some doors had been added to the lower warehouse section of Hydro Dam on the Kings Canyon map, ones that had never been seen before.

When asked about the meaning behind this undisclosed map change, Design Director at Respawn Entertainment, Jason McCord, responded with the most cryptic of tweets – a GIF of Dwight Schrute from The Office doing a mischievous-looking shush sign.

Needless to say, this is basically a confirmation that something is brewing on the Kings Canyon map, and with Season 5 less than a month away, one can’t help but think that the two are related in some way.

But wait, there’s more! Shortly after this interaction took place on Twitter, prominent Apex Legends dataminer iLootGames took things a step further by adding his own input about this apparent teaser.

According to the leaker, not only are these doors related to Season 5, but they’re directly linked to Loba, the unreleased character everyone expects to be the next Legend added to the game.

In a cryptic tweet of his own, iLootGames claimed that this map change strongly suggests that we could see a teaser for Loba take place at that very location in the near future, based on some “warehouse sounds” that had been added to the character’s coding in the backend files.

As for Loba, there seems to be little doubt in anyone’s mind that she will be the next new character in Apex Legends. Not only have her in-game visuals and animations been found, but, more recently, her abilities were leaked as well, along with the warehouse sounds shown in iLoot’s tweet above.

However, fans shouldn’t rush to conclude that she will be the next Legend, since Respawn have already proven they’re willing to go the extra mile to trick the community.

They recently confirmed that Forge, the Legend that was initially announced for Season 4 before being killed off, was actually a ploy to throw off leakers and their followers from Revenant, who they planned on adding all along.

However, with Loba already having a firm place in Apex lore, it seems that Season 5 would be the perfect moment to add her into the game. But, for now, we can only wait and see.

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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.

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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.