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Apex Legends fan perfectly captures Bloodhound with freehand portrait

Published: 27/Mar/2019 22:50 Updated: 27/Mar/2019 23:16

by Alan Bernal

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An Apex Legends fan offered their take on one of the game’s most fascinating characters, Bloodhound, which incredibly captured the mystery and intrigue they bring to the game.

Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale features a wide array of colorful Legends each with unique personalities. But Bloodhound stands out as the enigma of the cast with their cryptic past and obscure charm.

With that in mind, Reddit user ‘jssr95’ was able to create a stunning image of the Technological Tracker in action with an art style that perfectly compliments the Legend’s mystifying persona.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Legend is shrouded in mystery, but that only adds to their character.

The sketch was made using only pencils, but it seems it was the right weapon of choice to tackle the portrait since it gives Bloodhound an incredibly ominous vibe.

The artist took a couple of creative liberties by giving them a battle-tested sort of look with a ripped left sleeve and a cape that’s definitely seen better days.

5 hour freehand sketch of Bloodhound. If you guys like it I’ll do the other legends 🙂 from r/apexlegends

Bloodhound is accompanied by their unnamed avian partner and looks to be in the middle of a hunt due since they have their knife in hand while taking a hard skid across the ground.

The image is all the more impressive considering jssr95 committed five hours to make the freehand sketch of Bloth Hoondr, saying: “Made this one completely from scratch. No reference or studies.”

Respawn EntertainmentBloodhound seen with their trusty nameless bird.

Jssr95 also mentioned that there could be a few more renditions of other Legends if people liked the post. With his sketch so far amassing about 30,000 upvotes with a couple gilds to boot, it’s safe to say that fans of the piece have another coming sometime soon.

Other commenters were quick to request Pathfinder and Wraith for the artist’s next project in a similar vein.

Regardless, if their next design mirrors the quality of Bloodhound’s portrait, then fans have an incredible piece waiting for them.

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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.