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Apex Legends players decode easter egg tying Bloodhound to Titanfall

Published: 13/Aug/2020 1:24 Updated: 13/Aug/2020 1:27

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends players spotted and decoded a Titanfall easter egg that Respawn left on Bloodhound, giving a great nod to the character’s deep-rooted origins in the classic franchise.

Respawn are experts at integrating incredible callbacks to lore or clues for future content within the battle royale. The studio has also dabbled in easter eggs that span the entire Apex Arena just to activate another, bigger animation.

So many Apex players come from the incredible multiplayer or memorable campaigns from Titanfall that a tribute linking the two titles is always welcomed by Respawn’s longtime supportive community.

One such enthusiast is user ‘Who_is_Ikarus’ who noticed some writing on the side of Bloodhound’s helmet. After lining up the symbols, they decoded the string of Japanese letters with a translator.

What is written on Bloodhounds Headgear..? from apexlegends

The translation returned it as simply ‘Titan fall.’ While it’s a bit on the nose, as far as the teaser and its link to Respawn’s other titles, knowing a bit of Bloodhound’s creation as a character starts to give the easter egg more life.

Long before most of Apex Legends was even developed, Respawn created the massive universe and residual characters for their first game Titanfall.

In the concept artbook for the beloved series, there’s a page featuring unfinished character models, and one of them that bears a striking resemblance to the Technological Tracker.

Apparently, Bloodhound, which would have presumably taken a different name and backstory, was planned to be a part of that series but wasn’t used. The assets for the model were eventually picked up at a later time, resulting in the Legend we know today.

Respawn Entertainment via Miguel Lozada Twitter
Bloodhound (right) in a Titanfall art book before they were remade for Apex Legends.

That’s been a great piece of trivia for lots of fans up to this point, and it’s even more endearing that the devs recognized it in the game.

Some people think this could be alluding to Bloodhound’s past in the lead up to the Games, while others are just regarding it as an awesome call back to Respawn history.

Respawn will undoubtedly have more information about Bloodhound as Apex Legends develops, which could have a few more nods to Titanfall.

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Apex Legends leaker claims Heirloom weapon skins are coming

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:50

by Daniel Cleary

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An Apex Legends leaker has claimed that Respawn are planning to add a new tier of weapons skins for guns, at the same rarity as Heirlooms.

There is plenty of choice for players when it comes to customizing their favorite Apex Legends characters or weapons, and Respawn are always releasing new cosmetic items to keep the game fresh.

The cosmetics for characters and weapons are divided into classes, based on how rare they can be to find, and new leaks are suggesting that some more ultra-rare items could be coming.

Mirage's Heirloom pack in Apex Legends
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Gun weapon skins could be the next Heirlooms added to Apex Legends.

Heirloom weapon skins?

The Heirloom melee weapons for certain characters are the rarest items that can be unlocked in Apex Legends and, typically, there is only one of them released for a single Legend, each season.

However, while melee weapons are the only type of Heirloom cosmetics currently available, Apex leaker “SomeoneWhoLeaks” has revealed that ranged Heirloom skins for the different guns in-game might be next.

The leaker revealed that the rumor apparently stemmed from an investor inside EA before reminding Apex Legends fans that it has still yet to be confirmed by Respawn.

“Rumor has it that heirloom weapon skins are coming,” they explained, “this comes from some investors in EA, so take it with a grain of salt.”

The Apex leaker added that these would simply be released as ranged weapon skins but was unsure if they would be released through Heirloom Shards, similarly to the melee weapons that have already been released.

They also revealed that the timeline for when these potential Heirloom skins are coming is still unclear, which makes it unlikely that we will see them for the start of Season 7 on November 4.

While little has been revealed about these ultra-rare weapon skins, it is worth noting that nothing is set in stone and we won’t know for sure until Respawn officially release the rumored cosmetics.

SomeoneWhoLeaks has previously leaked Bangalore’s weapon heirloom, although we’re still to see this arrive in-game.