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Apex Legends fan shares awesome concepts for new Legends ahead of rumored Octane release

Published: 5/Mar/2019 20:23 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 20:37

by Bill Cooney

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While players wait for news on the newest legend coming to Apex Legends, some fans have been hard at work creating original characters for their new favorite game.

There are a number of theories about the who the next legend will be, including several leaks for a character known as ‘Octane.’

As fans wait for more news or confirmation on a new hero from Respawn, one creative player called mrmng on Reddit decided to make their own original legends.

Mrmng created a total of four new legend concepts named: “Xiao Long,” “Shroud,” “Wulf,” and “Shogun.”

Xiao Long would be a grenade-focused legend, with abilities that increase the range and damage of thrown ordinances.

It’s clear mrmng is fan of Twitch streamer Michael “shroud” Grzesiek, because their ‘Shroud’ character is based on him, and even uses the streamer’s logo for the legend’s ultimate ability.

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Shogun appears very similar to Gibraltar, using shields and barriers to protect teammates. He also has an ability that applies temporary shields based on the amount of damage he deals out.

Finally, Wülf, is a legend who can greatly increase teammates movement speed, and his ultimate is movable shield for defending allies, similar to that of Gibraltar.

We still don’t know exactly what the new legend will consist of or when they’ll come out, but with the amount of hype from the community, Respawn should be dropping the news soon.

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Apex Legends dev responds to complaints about “recycled” LTMs

Published: 2/Dec/2020 15:49

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends developer has responded to players’ complaints about bringing back old LTMs (limited-time modes), rather than adding new ones. His candid response shed some light on why Respawn continues to “recycle” LTMs and the effort that goes into perfecting them.

The debate surrounding Respawn’s continued use of recycled LTMs is not a new one. Certain members of the Apex community continue to voice their issue with the lack of all-new LTMs being added to the game.

Although there are have been numerous different limited-time modes since Apex released in 2019, Respawn brings back fan-favorites such as Armed & Dangerous and Always be Closing on a regular basis.

Although these modes are generally well-liked, some have assumed that they are recycled as a low effort means of adding ‘new’ content. However, senior game designer Daniel Klien has explained the team’s thinking.

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‘Winter Express’ is the LTM returning with the Holo-Day Bash event.

Apex dev responds to complaints of “recycled” LTMs

Complaints surrounding LTMs on the Holo-Day Bash announcement thread led to a response from the dev. A number of players had expressed their disappointment that ‘Winter Express’ was just another “recycled” mode.

But, the game designer outlined the amount of effort that had gone into perfecting and reworking the ‘Winter Express’ mode: “between the supply ships and the new stations and a LOT of behind the scenes changes to reduce downtime it feels so much better to me.”

Despite the response, this only led to comments stating that ‘Winter Express’ was still a recycled LTM and that no new content had been added.

This led to an extremely candid statement from the developer that revealed the exact reason Respawn choose to bring back fan-favorite LTMs: “Real talk… everyone ASKS for game modes but looking at our numbers, it doesn’t seem like people play them nearly enough for us to put in the amount of effort required to make a new mode.”

This certainly offers some context to the debate surrounding “recycled” LTMs. If the player numbers don’t justify the resources needed to make a new LTM,  then why would Respawn continue to produce them?

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LTMs are popular for a short period of time before players head back to the main modes.

It’s often difficult for developers to grasp what content a player base is looking for. Although social media can be a good indicator, it often only represents those who shout loudest, rather than the entire community.

Respawn devs remain very active and engage with players about issues, so feedback should always be encouraged.