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Apex Legends dev responds to possible teaser found for unreleased Nomad Legend

Published: 13/Jul/2019 1:40 Updated: 13/Jul/2019 2:41

by Albert Petrosyan

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A potential teaser for a new yet-to-be-announced Legend has been discovered in Apex Legends, and it’s caught the eye of a developer from Respawn Entertainment.

Reddit user FrozenFroh, who has established himself as an expert of sorts when it comes to Apex Legends, believes that he may have stumbled across a major clue in the shape of the Wraith’s Night Terror cosmetic skin.

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Night Terror Wraith was available in the game for a short period of time, during The Legendary Hunt limited-time event, and could only be unlocked by those who owned the Season 1 Battle Pass and had it leveled up to 15 before the end of the event. 

Respawn EntertainmentThe Night Terror Wraith skin was only available for a short time during The Legendary Hunt.

FrozenFroh believes that the skin itself is a teaser for the Nomad Legend, with one major reason being that the markings on the Wraith’s face are actually Nomadic, and have their own meanings.

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Furthermore, the body of the skin features a small yellow tag that reads “Nomad Tech,” which is either a weird coincidence or an incredibly clever combination of clues. 

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While the information presented in this post does provoke some thought and consideration, what really brought this potential teaser to everyone’s attention was the fact that a developer from Respawn, named RSPN_Jeremy, commented on it.

“The tinfoil saga continues!” he wrote on Reddit. “I love these posts so much; it’s awesome to see someone so interested in the lore that they would go the effort to make this. Keep it up!”

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Obviously, just because a developer responded to the post doesn’t mean that he confirmed it to be true, but it does leave a lot of room for thought, especially since he didn’t reject the idea either.

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Another thing to consider is that Respawn did something similar prior to releasing Wattson in Season 2. Well before she had even been confirmed as the next Legend, her name was seen clear as day on several weapon skins that were added to the game. 

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If that was done intentionally, which seems to have been the case, then Respawn could very well be following the same strategy when it comes to Nomad.

Respawn EntertainmentWattson’s name was seen on weapon camos well before she was even confirmed as the next Legend.

This isn’t the first time that Nomad’s name has been seen or heard in Apex either, as his name, face, and potential abilities were found in game files that were data-mined and leaked back in March.

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In fact, many of those files were purged at the end of Season 1, but according to prominent data-miner The1MiningGuy, the files pertaining to Nomad, and his “Loot Compass,” were one of the few that were kept. 

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Nomad’s data-mined face is the only actual evidence we have of the Legend’s potential existence.

At the end of the day, all of this remains as nothing more than speculation, at least until Respawn officially announce or confirm something that gives these supposed teasers a degree of legitimacy.

Even if Nomad is one of the Legends that the developers plan on releasing, it likely won’t be the next one, since there’s a lot more intel out there about Crypto, including what many believe was even an appearance in the launch trailer for Season 2.

With Crypto more than likely to be the next Legend released, it may be a while before we see anything concrete on Nomad or any other Legends. 

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Why Wattson’s pylon ability is “eating” grenades in Apex Legends

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:01

by Tanner Pierce

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After players seem to be confused about the Apex Legends character Wattson “eating” grenades, a fan has taken to Reddit to explain just exactly what is going on – and the answer is a bit more complicated than it might seem at first glance.

Confusing special abilities are always bound to happen, especially in games like Apex Legends, where every characters ability is different. Wattson, who has been a part of the game since Season 2, is a perfect example of a character who has some crazy abilities, but can be a bit confusing for some players.

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For those that don’t know, she can place down an “Interception Pylon” which blocks incoming grenades, equipment, etc. in order to protect you, similar to a Trophy System from the Call of Duty franchise. Some people have been confused by this ability, claiming it’s destroying or “eating” their own grenades, which is definitely a bit peculiar. Now, thanks to a player, there’s finally a decent explanation for what’s going on.

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Wattson, who was added to the game over a year ago, has the ability to stop grenades.

Interception Pylon eating grenades?

According to Reddit user u/Jameso4e, who is a self-proclaimed Wattson main with 3,500 kills, there two different circles which appear when a player places the Pylon, one that destroys only “incoming” grenades/equipment and one that destroys all of them.

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The outer rings is the one that destroys all equipment, meaning players should be looking to avoid standing near that one when throwing their grenades inside of the two circles. In layman’s terms, you’ll have to watch where you’re positioned if you don’t want the Pylon to “eat” your grenades.

In a video made by Jameso4e demonstrating the problem, players can very clearly see two circles. When he stands closer to the inner circle, he has no problem throwing grenades out but when he stands near the outer circle, the equipment gets “eaten”. While that may sound a bit confusing at first, once you practice, it seems to be pretty easy to master.

As to why the ability causing this, nobody really knows, but the user theorizes that it’s due to bugs. It’s been over a year since Wattson was added to the game, so here’s hoping that now that the ability has been explained, more people understand it.

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