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Apex Legends Grand Soirée Arcade event: 7 new modes, skins, more

Published: 9/Jan/2020 18:19 Updated: 10/Jan/2020 0:44

by Albert Petrosyan


Respawn Entertainment have announced a brand new event in Apex Legends Season 3 called the Grand Soirée Arcade event, which will feature a lot of new content including limited-time modes such as Kings Canyon After Dark and Third-Person Mode.

With Apex Legends Season 3 coming to a close, Respawn Entertainment are wrapping up the game’s third chapter with a bang in the shape of the Grand Soirée Arcade event.

Announced on January 9, the event will include a plethora of new content, including seven different Limited Time Modes that will be available for two days each.

There will also be a lot of new cosmetic items exclusively themed for this event, some of which will be available to players for free after they’ve and met certain objectives and completed the required challenges.

When is the Grand Soirée Arcade event?

Apex Legends Grand Soirée Arcade is set to kick off on Tuesday, January 14, following the conclusion of the Holo-Day Bash holiday event. It will run for two weeks and wrap up on January 28, just days before Season 4 is expected to launch.

7 new Limited Time Modes

The 7 new modes that will be made available throughout this event are a mix of new ones and some that have been featured before in Apex Legends.

  • Gold Rush Duos – Gold weapons only, with you and a friend
  • Third-Person Mode – A classic out-of-body experience
  • Armed and Dangerous: World’s EdgeShotguns and sniper rifles with limited armor
  • Kings Canyon After Dark – Play on Kings Canyon at night
  • Dummies Big Day – This game ain’t gonna test itself
  • Live.Die.Live – Automatically respawn on living squadmates with the ring closes
  • Always Be Closing – Keep on the move, avoiding big damage from a ring that won’t slow down

Here is the official rotation schedule for when these modes will be available in-game:

Respawn EntertainmentThe full schedule for the Grand Soirée Arcade event.

Event Prize Tracker for “prestigious” rewards

At the bottom of the graphic above you will notice the new Event Prize Tracker that’s been put in place for Apex Legends Grand Soirée Arcade.

Each of the seven LTMs will have three challenges that players can complete worth a total of 1,000 points. As you rack up those points, you will unlock awards, including four cosmetic items – three weapon camos and a Mirage outfit skin.

The system has been designed so that players don’t have to complete every single challenge of each mode to complete the entire tracker, but those who do try each LTM will be given a special badge.

There will also be a Bonus Scoring Weekend from January 17-20 that will offer 500 bonus points via an additional set of challenges, so there will be plenty of opportunity for players to complete the tracker.

Respawn EntertainmentEarn 5,500 total points to complete the tracker and earn this exclusive Havoc weapon camo.

Apex Legends Grand Soirée Arcade event cosmetics

This event will bring a lot of new cosmetic items to Apex Legends, including outfit skins and weapon camos. Four of the items will be free for players to unlock, as shown in the Event Prize Tracker above.

The rest will be a mix of Legendary skins and Art-Deco inspired skins, the latter of which will be available for $5. Six of the Legendary skins will be added to the core loot pool at the start of the event for players to craft or get through Apex Packs, in addition to being able to purchase them directly.

You can check out images for all of the confirmed items by visiting out Apex Legends Grand Soirée Arcade cosmetics info page.

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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


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.

Respawn Entertainment
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.


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.