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Apex Legends players blast devs for major sound bugs

Published: 6/Sep/2019 1:11 Updated: 6/Sep/2019 1:44

by Alan Bernal

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A large wave of backlash from the Apex Legends community is targeting the devs for consistent audio issues found throughout the game, particularly with character footsteps.

Respawn Entertainment unloaded a ton of content to their players with the release of the Voidwalker patch. Even though the update had bug fixes packaged with it, it still didn’t take care of problems a lot of players would love to have seen fixed.

While the second Town Takeover event for Apex Legends has been a terrific success with a ton of players so far, some fans still want the spotlight focused on the burgeoning issues plaguing the game.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers have been experiencing surprise eliminations because of muted footsteps.

In a September 5 Reddit post, user ‘catchthirtythree33’ posted a comprehensive plea to the devs to prioritize the audio issues that are only “getting worse.”

“Footstep audio is so come and go now, it used to be a problem, now it’s just a joke Respawn,” the user said. “It’s broken, I love this game, I play with a tonne of people, and watch a lot of streamers playing Apex. It’s happening to everyone (at least people who have played the game long enough to notice).”

The user said that the issues are “rage inducing” since they lead to untimely deaths that could easily be avoided if the sound queues worked as intended.

“It’s a real rage inducing experience to die when you spin around to someone literally walking or running at you less than 3 meters away shooting you to death,” they said.

Players then started to add video examples from their games that perfectly showcase instances of missing or muted footsteps from the matches they’ve played.

In fact, the thread might have indirectly pushed for some change. Hours after the post gained traction in the Apex Legends subreddit, the dev’s Trello card for the audio issues changed from being under the “Quality of Life Features” to being classified as a “General Bug.”

The devs were already working hard on a fix before the thread was posted, but some fans were relieved to at least see activity being done toward the problem.

Apex Legends has been plagued by audio issues since Season 1 and even before, so hopefully the next major patch update will have good news on this front.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.