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Apex Legends removes “inappropriate” voice line between characters

Published: 3/Sep/2020 20:55 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 21:11

by Alan Bernal

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The latest Apex Legends September 3 patch has tuned up the game with a few bug fixes and character balancing, but it also addresses an inappropriate line that Respawn have removed after it was brought to their attention.

There are tons of quips and off-hand comments that the Apex Legends developers included in the Arena to bring more life or whimsy to the characters being played.

One of these lines, however, was brought to the attention of Apex Legends writer Tom Casiello who then raised the issue within the studio.

“I’m not sure who to ask this so (Tom Casiello and Principal Writer Manny Hagopian), please read this, but as an Asian, having Caustic address Crypto as a ‘rat’ is kind of uncomfortable,” user ‘luciopops’ said. “‘Rat’ is a slur towards Asians since World War II.”

In the game, Caustic had an interaction with Crypto that reads: “You’ll regret the day you crossed me, gutter rat.” After being made aware of the complaint, Casiello was quick to respond.

“When we write lines like this, we run them past people from the community. Coworkers. Friends. The lines didn’t set off alarms at the time, but just because a handful of people weren’t familiar with the slur, doesn’t mean it isn’t one. I apologize to anyone upset by this. We’ll take care of it on our end and continue to do our due diligence, casting a wider net next time,” Casiello said.

Not even a full month later, Respawn today launched an update that “removed an inappropriate Caustic voice line.” The writing room acknowledged the blunder and, while it wasn’t intentional, the studio felt that it needed to be corrected.

“Thank you for bringing this to our attention. This was not the intent at all, but we are looking into resolving this as we speak,” Hagopian responded to the initial concern.

While Caustic is known for being one of the more aggressive or sinister Legends in the game’s lore, this instance touched on a real and historically damaging moment for some members who are a part of the Apex community.

The Respawn writing team said they are going to vet future voice lines with more scrutiny to avoid similar scenarios now that this concern has been resolved.

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Apex Legends Black Friday 2020: Airship Assassin skin, Legendary Hunt

Published: 24/Nov/2020 20:18

by Bill Cooney

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Some of the rarest skins in Apex Legends are making a return for the annual Black Friday sale, including Wraith’s famous Airship Assassin skin, cosmetics returning from Legendary Hunt bundles, and more.

It was heavily speculated in the runup to Thanksgiving week that Wraith’s fan-favorite skin would be returning for the second year in a row, and the shop update on November 24 confirmed those leaks and rumors.

Wraith isn’t the only hero getting some of her old skins up for sale again though, Octane’s highly sought-after Jester look will also be back, along with several from the Legendary Hunt themed event all the way back from Season 1.

Wraith Airship Assassin skin pictured in Olympus with 'November 24' in writing beside it
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The long-awaited skin is finally returning, Respawn has confirmed.

For those who don’t know, Wraith’s Airship Assassin skin is a recolor of the pink Void Specialist skin, so you’ll need to unlock both of them in order to rock it.

In addition to the legends and weapon cosmetics, there are deals offering three, 25, or 50 Apex Packs, and a bobblehead weapon charm available during the sale, which goes from Nov. 24 to December 1.

Let’s take a look at all of the bundles available during the sale, what’s included in them, and how much each one will set you back if you’re interested.

Legend Skins

  • Void Specialist Wraith – 900 Apex Coins (Required for Airship Assassin)
  • Airship Assassin Wraith – 6,500 Legend Tokens

Jester Bundle

Octane Jester skin
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This Jester skin for Octane is certainly one of the more disturbing cosmetics in Apex.
  • Cost: 2,500 Apex Coins
  • Laughing Fool Octane Skin
  • Harlequin VK-47 Flatline Weapon Skin

Legendary Hunt Bundle

Legendary Hunt Apex skins
Respawn Entertainment
These Legendary Hunt skins will be available in the Black Friday bundle.
  • Cost: 6,000 Apex Coins

Hero Skins

  • Voices From the Past Wraith
  • Outland Warrior Bangalore
  • Tiger Blood Caustic
  • Pain Killer Lifeline
  • Snake Charmer Mirage
  • Hot Pursuit Octane
  • Sunfire Initiate Pathfinder

Weapon Skins

  • Goldmine Gremlin VK-47 Flatline
  • Bone Saw M600 Spitfire
  • Trophy Collector R-301

Apex Pack Bundles

Bobblehead Bloodhound Charm Apex Legends
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Bloodhound’s adorable bobblehead charm is available in the 3 Apex Pack bundle.

Legendary Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 1,500 Apex Coins
  • Bloodhound Bobblehead Weapon Charm
  • 3 Legendary Apex Packs

25 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 2,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Octane Weapon Charm
  • 25 Rare Apex Packs

50 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 4,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Revenant Weapon Charm
  • 1 Legendary Apex Pack
  • 49 Rare Apex Packs

There you have it, the full rundown of every single bundle and all the items available in the Apex store during the Annual Black Friday sale. Which even though they call it that, you’ll still need some serious Apex Coins if you haven’t been saving up.

Like we mentioned, these cosmetics and packs will only be available for one week until December 1, so don’t wait until the last minute if there’s something you know you want. As always, stay tuned in on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for all the latest Apex news, leaks, and info.