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Apex Legends players discover ingenious Loba interaction with Loot Vault

Published: 27/May/2020 2:28 Updated: 27/May/2020 4:40

by Alan Bernal

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A newly discovered interaction between Loba and the Vaults in Apex Legends alerts nearby opponents of precious loot being stolen.

After reintroducing Worlds Edge in Season 5, the Respawn devs spruced up the place to account for the 13th Legend. This included a small addition to how Loot Vaults react after precious items inside were lifted by the High Society Thief.

Plotting to get access to the Loot Vault without a key, YouTuber ‘Henry VIII The Original Thot Slayer’ ran up to their Loba’s Black Market Boutique where there was Legendary gear listed.

After taking one of the items, the ult was destroyed and a trail, presumably the other vaulted items, went back to their place. The act also set off the alarms that the Loot Vaults are now equipped with.

The sound was blaring and consistent, as if the directors of the Apex Games prepped the Arena with the new renowned thief in mind.

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Loba doesn’t really need a Vault Key on World’s Edge.

In a battle royale as tense as Apex, the map can fall silent for moments at a time. The blaring sirens would be a dead giveaway for hunters to redirect toward the nearest Vault to catch looting Lobas off-guard.

Though Loba gets away with a potential game-changing item, the tradeoff lies in the apparent danger of alerting nearby foes as well as the amount of items that are allowed to be stolen.

“You can’t see it from perspective but, you can take 1 gold item then this happens,” user ‘Dropammoplease’ said in reply to the video.

 

The community noted that this was a great example of foresight from the devs so that Loba’s wouldn’t run rampant on World’s Edge with her ultimate.

With the unique capabilities of her Black Market Boutique, the locked Loot Vaults would have made Loba an instant priority pick for people to harvest the Legendary items.

“That’s a pretty cool way to balance it,” ‘MawBTS1989’ said. “You can grab 1 high tier item but you can’t completely ransack the place.”

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Apex Legends Season 5 came with some balances in preparation for Loba’s debut on World’s Edge.

Though committed Loba’s can keep the five-finger discount for one vaulted item with every ultimate they acquire. So a team with enough persistence and Ultimate Accelerants can theoretically clear the room – taking away all the high-tier loot from the hardworking Legends who went through the trouble of getting a Vault Key.

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Apex Legends Horizon actor reveals bizarre way she helped make Season 7

Published: 25/Nov/2020 14:48

by Jacob Hale

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The voice actor behind Apex Legends’ newest character, Horizon, has revealed the bizarre conditions in which she provided the voice, and it’s crazy to see where our favorite Scot came from.

Horizon was introduced to Apex Legends in Season 7, bringing a new set of abilities to the game, alongside new map Olympus.

The Gravitational Manipulator has been an instant hit with fans, so much so that we actually ranked her as one of the best legends in the game in our Season 7 tier list, behind only Wraith, Gibraltar and Bloodhound.

So, for such a fantastic character, Apex fans might expect a large-budget, Hollywood-esque production to get her voice lines and general character perfect… but that wasn’t the case.

Horizon Apex Legends Season 7
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Horizon has been an instant hit in Apex Legends.

Season 7 launched on November 4, 2020, and after letting the dust settle a bit, Horizon voice actor Elle Newlands shared a brilliant video from when she was recording for the character.

Clearly excited, this is about as 2020 as it gets, as Newlands was confined to a tiny closet to get her work done.

“I had to capture this for posterity,” she started excitedly. “I just stepped out of my closet, it’s July 17, I’m in Los Angeles in a 2-foot by 3-foot closet where I have my little recording booth, and I just recorded facial recognition and voiceover for Season 7 of Apex Legends, and I’m the voice of Horizon… Aah!”

Clarifying that it was for the Season 7 trailer, Elle said she is “so excited” to be in the game, calling the fact that she’s doing it all from home “amazing.”

It goes without saying that it is amazing what Elle and the wider Respawn crew have managed to pull off, in her own words, to “keep the entertainment flowing” despite all the issues the world has been facing in 2020.

If this can be done in a 2x3ft closet in someone’s home, we can’t imagine the possibilities for characters in the future of Apex.