Apex Legends

Apex Legends players find another hidden easter egg in Firing Range

Published: 10/Jun/2020 15:27

by Calum Patterson

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The Firing Range in Apex Legends is seemingly full of nifty little teasers and easter eggs for players to find, and now in Season 5, more are still cropping up.

Not long after Apex first released, players found a toy ‘Nessy’ and toy dog in the practice area, and later discovered you could even go into third-person mode.

Now, another easter egg has been uncovered, but it looks like it might not be in its final form just yet. Anyone can see this in-game, if you want to check it out for yourself.

The firing range in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
There’s a handful of quirky teasers in the Firing Range.

By simply approaching the targets in the range, you’ll see a small QR code is visible, which you’ll then need to scan with your smartphone. Simply open up your camera, and hold it over the code.

For now, this code will then direct you to the homepage of Respawn’s website, showing you latest news from what the studio is working on.

For now, there’s nothing more to see than that, which at first you might think is a little disappointing.

There is RQ code on the shooting targets at the firing range. If you scan it, it takes you to Respawn Official Website. from r/apexlegends

But, Respawn always have something up their sleeves, and now we know that they can use the QR codes in-game, it may be a new way for them to tease content coming to the game in a cryptic way.

Other developers have used similar tricks to this in the past. Call of Duty devs have used QR codes to release teasers for upcoming entries in the series, for example.

Eagle-eyed Apex players will now be on the hunt for more codes in the future, and there may even be some in the game already that haven’t been found yet.

To view and scan QR codes, you only need a smartphone, so they’re an easily accessible way to share information discreetly, useful for dropping small teasers and building up some hype.

For now, though, the Firing Range code just takes you to their homepage. We can only hope they have other plans for this feature down the line.

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.