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Apex Legends players think Loba has an artifact from Titanfall 2

Published: 3/May/2020 1:59

by Alan Bernal

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Loba can be seen stealing something in the Story from the Outlands ‘Legacy of a Thief’ Season 5 teaser, and the Apex Legends community are using clues from Titanfall 2 to figure out what the device can be.

As her lore video reveals, she was the best thief around, and was famous for being able to acquire anything she wanted. Making it no surprise that the upcoming Apex Legends character is shown in a heavily guarded vault.

But it’s how she makes her escape that has people scratching their heads as to what allowed her to get out of the sticky situation scot-free.

Redditor ‘el3ctric-runner’ pointed out the similarities between the stolen device Loba will presumably use for her abilities at 0:47 in the video and the Time Gauntlet that was featured in Titanfall 2.

“I don’t think anyone else noticed this but the device Loba has looks alot like the time travel device from Titanfall 2,” they said.

Players got to experience the device in action on the ‘Effect and Cause’ mission while running through the IMC facility.

I don’t think anyone else noticed this but this the device loba has looks alot like the time travel device from Titanfall 2 from apexlegends

The similarities between both devices are striking, and it isn’t out of the realm of possibilities that an updated device was created in the 30-year gap between the events of Titanfall 2 when the IMC was taken down and Apex Legends.

But we know that this isn’t exactly the same technology as Wraith’s interdimensional shifts into the Void. Respawn Entertainment writer Tom Casiello said that “we are not going into the Void … the Void is safe for Wraith” when addressing Loba’s teleportation.

Moreover, the developers have already shown their willingness to dip into resources that were meant for Titanfall just to give them new life in Apex Legends.

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The Titanfall 2 device and the Apex Legends device look awfully similar.

No spoilers: considering the fate of the device in Titanfall 2, it seems unlikely that the Time Gauntlet would feature in the battle royale. Furthermore, the Time Gauntlet is an object that deals with time-travel instead of phasing, so they could have shared the same tech trees in R&D but are distinct technologies in the TTF universe.

With Season 5 of Apex Legends just around the corner, answers for the game’s many mysteries are bound to come as well as – knowing Respawn – new questions for the community to speculate on.

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Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

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He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.