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Apex Legends Revenant animation is hilariously spooking players’ dogs

Published: 14/Oct/2020 23:38 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 12:19

by Theo Salaun

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Revenant is most certainly Apex Legends’ spookiest character and, as it turns out, multiple clips have proved even his loading screen animation is enough to terrify people’s pets.

It’s October and that means it’s spooky season. Revenant, a shadowy, skull-faced simulacrum character, has been giving Apex Legends’ players the spooks since his release in February 2020. Now, he appears to be taking aim at those players’ dogs (and trying with their cats), as a recent flurry of clips shows that you don’t need to be a human to get frightened by his menu animation.

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In the game’s loading screen, your selected character mulls about casually. For Wraith, that means standing about with a concerned, distressed expression. For Revenant, that means being an absolute nightmare, uncomfortably pacing around, and, suddenly, turning into a shadow and running directly at the screen.

That’s a jump scare and a half for normal people, but even more surprising for unsuspecting dogs who just happen to be staring at the screen wondering what their human is so preoccupied with.

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As shown in the most recent clip, what looks like an adult labrador is lying comfortably and watching inquisitively as Revenant paces across the screen. Once the simulacrum starts sprinting toward the camera, a cacophony of laughter erupts from the owner as the dog jumps back and does a full spin into a defensive position.

On high alert, the sweet pup is quickly reassured by an “it’s OK,” from their human and you can, for a brief moment, see a sigh of relief in their eyes.

But this isn’t the only time Revenant has scared dogs and their owners, with others appearing to enjoy the sudden spookiness instead of being too scared by it.

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In another clip, a happy corgi sits and watches Revenant until the jump scare, at which point they bounce away in fear. Quickly, they complete their spin and return with a few barks and a wagging tail for good measure.

It appears that pets can get a kick out of October theatrics too. And, further, that corgis may be closer to cats on the spectrum of animal companions, as the latter seem to have no fear of Revenant at all.

Revenant can’t even get to the jump scare against a tiny kitten, as the feline decides it would rather hop up and puts paws on the screen first. The moral of this story is clear: should a phantom simulacrum attack your domicile, your dog will get a little spooked while your cat will throw claws.

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Fortunately, none of these pets appear to have suffered any real damage from Revenant’s antics. Now Respawn Entertainment just need to add a new animal character so they can get their virtual revenge.

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Apex Legends: All leaked legends and their abilities

Published: 14/Oct/2020 18:27

by Calum Patterson

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With Apex Legends Season 7 on the way, we know Horizon is almost certainly joining next. With a new Legend due for each season, here’s every leaked legend we know about, and their abilities.

So far, all the leaked abilities have been pretty accurate once the characters actually arrived in-game, so we can rely on these leaks with a fair degree of certainty.

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Of course, as with all leaks, it’s subject to change. Respawn even joked around with the Legend ‘Forge’, before Revenant killed him off. This turned out to be a ploy to trick the data miners, and Revenant was the new Legend instead.

So, some of these Legends may change dramatically before release, or may have been scrapped entirely. Rampart was leaked to be the Season 6 Legend, and those leaks were proven accurate. However, specific abilities for the character changed, meaning the same might be true for other Legends on this list. Take it all with a grain of salt.

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Before we get into the full list, the order in which these Legends might appear is based on a recent leak, showing an in-game image of unreleased characters. However, with Horizon all-but-confirmed for Season 7, that order seems to be incorrect.

Blisk

Blisk is a character straight from Titanfall. And, he’s already featured in Apex Legends, as the older man you see in the cinematic trailer. He appeared again in Rampart’s character trailer, inviting her to join the games. In Titanfall, Blisk is a South African mercenary and leader of the Apex Predators, a group of rogue pilots.

As the man behind the games, it would seem likely that he makes an appearance as a playable Legend, and he appears as the second name in the in-game screenshot.

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Blisk’s leaked abilities:

  • Passive: Interrogation – “Executing an enemy will reveal the location of their allies for 10 seconds.”
  • Tactical: Throwing Knife – “Deals 20 damage and marks the target. Killing a marked target rewards double credits.”
  • Ultimate: Payday – “Squad kills award credits. Spend credits on powerful supplies.”

Check out everything we know about Blisk here.

Valk

Valk is described as the ‘Soaring Aviator’. The dev sheet of leaked legends gave us our first glimpse at the character, but as you can see, it’s difficult to make out much. Valk’s leaked abilities are as follows:

Valk’s abilities

  • Passive: VTOL Jets – Hold jump to initiate VTOL Jets.
  • Tactical: Cluster Missile – Fire a rocket that explodes multiple times.
  • Ultimate: Skyward – Press once to prepare for launch. Teammates can interact with Valk to join the launch. Press again to launch into the air and skydive.

Jericho

Very little is known about the lore of Jericho, but the character’s script suggests he will be a bigger model, perhaps like Caustic or Gibraltar, and is described as ‘The Frontline.’

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Jericho’s abilities:

  • Passive: Ballistic Shield Protection – “Your Ballistic Shield protects your back when you are not actively using it.”
  • Ability one (potential Tactical): Ballistic Shield – “A full-body shield that protects your from incoming fire.”
  • Ability two (potential Ultimate): Shield-Breaker Javelins – “Throw two electrically charged javelins that burn through enemy body shields.”

Check out everything we know about Jericho here.

Firebug

We’re now getting down to characters whom we know very little about, outside of their abilities. There is some confusion over whether this image is ‘Firebug’ or ‘Prophet’ (who we’ll get to later). The name Skunner was also thrown around for this character.

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We do, however, have a nickname for Firebug: ‘Crafty Trapper’. Similar to Season 2’s Wattson, it looks like this would be another legend with a focus on traps – especially as you could dodge some of the negative effects.

Firebug’s abilities:

  • Passive: Light Step: You are not slowed by debris traps and do not leave traversal evidence for trackers.
  • Tactical: Debris Trap: Drop a pile of debris that slows and damages enemies when they move through it.
  • Ultimate: Schiltrom Barrier Grenade: Instantly create a spiked barrier made from rapid hardening resin.

Check out everything we know about Skunner here.

Husaria

Husaria is another mystery of the leaked legends, but their nickname is ‘the Hard Breacher’, and the abilities explain it. They are clearly designed to be a very aggressive legend, with a number of close-quarters abilities.

Husaria’s abilities:

  • Passive: Shotgun Kick: You have a shotgun on your leg that fires when you melee doors or enemies. Requires shotgun ammo. Using your abilities grants you a brief speed boost.
  • Tactical: Flashbang – Throw a grenade that briefly blinds and deafens opponents
  • Ultimate: Concussive breaching charge – Plant a breaching charge that fires a sonic wave through walls to destroy traps, force open doors and disorient enemies.

Prophet / Seer

There’s some confusion about whether this is actually the image for Prophet or not, so take it with a grain of salt. What we know for sure, is Prophet’s, or Seer’s, abilities.

Prophet / Seer’s abilities:

  • Passive: Sniper Training – Increased accuracy while ADS and starts game with a scope
  • Tactical: Spotter Sight – Scans the environment for enemies and gathers information on targets found
  • Ultimate: Triple Tap – Equips a silenced sniper rifle with three shots

Nomad

Nomad is apparently a rather complete legend in the game files, according to data miner That1MiningGuy. However, very little is known about the lore behind this character. This image may or may not be how he will look, as we can only speculate for now.

Nomad’s abilities:

  • Passive: Packmule – “Nomad and his teammates have additional backpack space.”
  • Tactical: Loot Compass – “Follow the loot compass to the nearest item.”
  • Ultimate: Crafting Table – “Place a crafting table down. Scrap salvageable material and purchase items.”

Check out everything we know about Nomad here.

Immortal

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Immortal appears to be a very Titanfall-inspired legend, with a pilot-like suit of armor in the leaked image. He’s described as a shield support legend by data miner That1MiningGuy, similar to how Lifeline is a support legend now.

Immortal’s abilities:

  • Passive: Hard to Kill – When you get downed you can revive yourself.
  • Tactical: Shield Charger / Teardown – Unleash a cloud of Nanites to charge your team’s shields OR Hit a target with a cloud of nanites to kill their shields for a short period of time.
  • Ultimate: Rise of the Pheonix – Restores your health and shields to full and gives nearby teammates 30 seconds of self-revive. Takes 8 seconds to charge.

Check out everything we know about Immortal here.

Downfall

Downfall is described as a ‘Populist Pyromaniac’, and is another character believed to be deep in development, likely to change drastically before being released – if released at all. We do have their tentative abilities though.

Downfall’s abilities:

  • PassiveFire Walker – You automatically extinguish fire by walking through it. Burning teammates will be extinguished when they move close to you.
  • Tactical: Fire Sale – Drop a box of four molotovs anyone in your squad can pick up and throw.
  • Ultimate: Reign of Fire – Fire a rocket-propelled fire bomb.

Reckoner

Reckoner is one of the latest leaked legends found in the game files. Described as a ‘Self-Sacrificing Romantic’, Reckoner is in the very early stages of development, so don’t expect them to be added any time soon.

Reckoner’s abilities

  • Passive: Shield Blast — “Upon breaking shields will emit an explosion, damaging nearby enemies.”
  • Tactical: Shield Stealer — “Fire an energy beam that drains enemy shields and charges your own.”
  • Ultimate: Gravity Orb — “Throw a slow moving gravity orb that bends the trajectory of nearby attacks.”

Conduit

Shrugtal - TwitterThere are no images of Conduit currently available.

Discovered along with Forge is another Legend, code-named Conduit, who the game files indicate will be an “Overshield Conductor,” perhaps suggesting that Conduit will be a support character rather than one that offers a clear offensive or defensive purpose.

Conduit’s abilities

  • Tactical Arc Flash: Deals damage to Conduit’s shields to give targeted allies an overshield.
  • Passive Capacitance: Conduit’s base health is 50 health and 50 shield, instead of 100 health. Conduit gradually regenerates shield over time.
  • Ultimate Short Circuit: Conduit channels their shields into a giant arc ball that flies across the battlefield, stealing shields from enemies.

Legends without abilities

Here are the other Legends who have been leaked, but who we don’t know the abilities for yet. These could be new names for Legends previously mentioned too, so it’s worth keeping that in mind.

Ash

Ash in Apex Legends
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Ash is a villian in Titanfall 2, she could be a Legend in the future though.

Ash has already appeared in Apex Legends – players built her head in the Season 5 quest. She then appeared in the leaked in-game screenshot too.

But, we don’t have any indications of what her abilities could be. Presumably, it would be in some way tied to her character from Titanfall 2, but that’s purely speculation.

Fuse

Last, there is Fuse. This is a totally mysterious Legend, that we don’t even know any abilities for. It’s possible that Fuse is actually a new name for one of the Legends named elsewhere on this list (possibly even Conduit, given the related names). Fuse was spotted on the in-game screenshot of leaked Legends, and appeared to have a large mustache.


Thanks to That1MiningGuy, Shrugtal, Biast12, and iLootGames for details on various leaked Legends.

That’s all the leaked Legends we know about so far in Apex Legends. Most of these characters are unconfirmed and could change drastically before they are released.