Apex Legends accused of "stealing" design for Season 2 Caustic skin - Dexerto
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Apex Legends accused of “stealing” design for Season 2 Caustic skin

Published: 9/Jun/2019 19:39 Updated: 9/Jun/2019 21:21

by Eli Becht

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Apex Legends received a lot of praise for their Season 2 reveal at EA Play 2019, but it wasn’t all good, as some fans believe the new Caustic skin might have been lifted from another design.

Adding skins into battle royale titles is a very simple way to monetize them, as seen with Epic Games and Fortnite Battle Royale. Apex Legends is trying to do a better job of implementing that but it looks like they have found themselves in a bit of hot water.

The new Caustic skin that was revealed at EA Play might have been inspired by an artist’s creation, with some similarities pointed out by fans.

RedditAre these skins eerily similar?

Did Respawn steal the skin?

It’s impossible to know the exact intentions of the developers when things like this happen, but some fans, and even the artist themselves have highlighted the likeness.

Reddit user Dingdongdelongwong posted a side-by-side of the two images to show their similarities. The mask and crown are pretty hard to ignore in this case, leading many fans to argue Respawn just lifted the design from here and incorporated it into the new skin.

Ivan King, the designer of the mask and crown look, also tweeted to Respawn to ask for an explanation.

Neither Respawn or EA have commented on the design at the time of writing.

When does Season 2 begin?

Apex Legends Season 2 starts July 2 and with it comes the new Battle Pass, a ranked mode, the new L-Star SMG and a new Legend in Wattson.

This means fans still have a roughly a month to wait for the new content so they’ll have to sit tight and continue grinding out Season 1 in the meantime.

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Apex Legends dev reveals brutal finisher they scrapped from the game

Published: 30/Oct/2020 10:03

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends dev Moy Parra has revealed a finisher for Bloodhound that was scrapped before the launch of the battle royale – and it might be the most gruesome one we’ve seen.

With each new season in Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment releases a new legend, tonnes of skins and cosmetics in the battle pass, and as we’ve seen more recently, quest lines to further the story of the Apex Games.

These new legends, skins, and items, as we’ve seen before, are typically in development way before they are released and end up finding their way onto the internet either through leaks or official reveals from Respawn themselves. 

However, there’s also a lot that gets left on the cutting room floor. Ideas for the legends that don’t quite fit, or skins that maybe don’t quite match some of the extravagant looks that already in-game. 

Bloodhound in Apex Legends
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Bloodhound has become one of Apex’s most powerful legends over the last few seasons.

The same goes for animations surrounding things like finishing moves. Typically, this can be because they cause bugs and other issues, but sometimes it can be because a move is way too over the top. 

Apex Legends dev Moy Parra, who has revealed some scrapped content before, showed off one of the scrapped finishers for Bloodhound that went a bit over the top. 

The dev showed that one of the initial ideas for Bloodhound would have the legend finish enemies off by sticking a pole into their head. If you think that sounds bad, it gets worse. The technological tracker would also pull on the pole, seemingly beheading their downed opponent. 

As Parra notes, that type of execution might have stuck around if Apex received a similar mature rating as Titanfall, but instead, the battle royale is only a Teen rated title. 

There might be some scope to add more finishers for each legend in the future, but they certainly won’t be as explicit as some of the first ideas that Respawn had.