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Apex Legends Season 4 Sentinel sniper details & special ability revealed

Published: 31/Jan/2020 0:25

by Albert Petrosyan

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Respawn Entertainment have released new details about the Sentinel Sniper Rifle, the new weapon that will be making its debut in Apex Legends Season 4: Assimilation.

With Apex Legends Season 4 just days away, Respawn continue to build the hype by releasing more information and teasers about what’s to come.

As has been the case with the first three seasons, Assimilation will introduce a brand new weapon into the battle royale, a bolt-action sniper rifle called Sentinel.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Sentinel sniper rifle will be the newest weapon in Apex Legends come Season 4.

A special PlayStation Blog post released on January 30 shed some light about this new gun, how it will function, and even its special ability.

The sniper is being called “fast, accurate, and surgical,” letting you “remove enemies from the battlefield with cold-blooded accuracy.” It’s apparently ideal for “medium-to-long-range combat,” which should be good news for players since that means it’ll be viable for more than just picking off enemies at long ranges.

The blog post also made a point to note that the Sentinel “is particularly devastating to shields,” so it could have armor-piercing properties that deal damage even if someone has a high-tier Body Shield equipped.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Sentinel will be the sixth sniper rifle in Apex Legends, and the second one added post-launch (Charge Rifle).

Sentinel sniper’s special ability

Easily the most interesting part about the blog post’s description of the new Sentinel sniper rifle is that it’s going to have some sort of unique ability.

“Consume a Shield Battery from your inventory to charge your shots for an extra, incisive punch,” the description reads. “By the time your opponents figure out where you are, it will be too late.”

So, basically, the sniper can be charged up for an even more powerful shot if you activate a Shield Battery while using it, which is a very interesting function that’s never been seen before in the game.

Respawn EntertainmentConsuming a Shield Battery while using the Sentinel sniper will charge up your weapon for a much more powerful shot.

What else is new for Season 4?

This Sentinel sniper rifle is, of course, only one of several new things and changes that will be introduced in Season 4: Assimilation.

As usual, there will be a new Legend added, which will apparently be Revenant and not Forge, contrary to what had been announced several days prior. That said, there’s a chance Respawn could end up adding both characters in; we’ll just have to wait and see.

There will also be a new Battle Pass, Ranked Series 3, and “big map changes” coming to World’s Edge, having to do with the Hammond Robotics corporation that seems to be at the center of everything going on with Apex lore.

Apex Legends Season 4 launches Tuesday, February 4 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Apex Legends actor reveals Bloodhound’s voice pre-edit

Published: 4/Dec/2020 14:26 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 14:27

by Ava Thompson-Powell

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With the recent arrival of Season 7, Apex Legends fans are jumping into Olympus with all of their favorite Legends. One voice actor of the non-binary Bloodhound recently shared what they sound like prior to vocal edits.

Arriving alongside the launch of Apex Legends back in 2019, Bloodhound was one of the first Legends available for players to utilize in matches. Billed as a legendary hunter, this Technological Tracker is the first non-binary character in the hit battle royale.

As the Apex seasons have progressed, the character has become increasingly powerful and seen their popularity grown.

So, in a peek behind the scenes, the voice actor behind Bloodhound has revealed how they sound before Respawn adds a few tweaks to make it sound as it does now.

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Bloodhound is, quite simply, one of Apex’s most popular legends.

The voice behind the mask

In a recent post to their TikTok account, voice actor Allegra Clark shared a clip of what the voice lines she records sound like prior to editing.

Stating that “what I do is only part of the vocal performance,” Clark details that a cool gas-mask vocal effect also pitches down her voice about two steps.

While the direction Allegra was originally given was that of an “androgynous, badass place,” she then goes on to share what Bloodhound’s iconic voice sounds like pre-editing. With a stark contrast to her regular voice, Clark’s vocal modulation and Icelandic/Old Norse accent instantly show off that recognizable cadence they have with their iconic lines.

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In b4 people tell me I haven’t been #bloodhound since records started in 2018. #bloodhoundapexlegends #apexlegends #voiceactor #voiceover #voiceacting

♬ original sound – Allegra Clark

The fans react

Shared on Reddit by IIIlandist, fans have been reacting to the non-binary character’s lines being heard without the filter.

One commenter stated: “when she said Mozambique here I felt that,” with another adding, “when she said Mozambique here I died.” Fans of the character were excited to hear how their vocal performance came about and seeing the effort of production that goes into creating the Legend.

It’s incredibly interesting seeing behind the scenes information regarding voice work and the like. This clip shared by Clark is no exception.