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Apex Legends trailer reveals two new gold weapons for Season 5

Published: 12/May/2020 9:50

by Connor Bennett

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Eagle-eyed Apex Legends fans have spotted gold versions of the R-99 SMG and Spitfire in the Meet Loba trailer, fueling speculation that they could be the new weapons in season five.

With season four at its end, Apex Legends fans have been digging through all the new trailers and hype for season five in the hopes of uncovering new changes before Respawn announces them. 

Some have already spotted multiple ultimate charging stations – outside of the two obvious spots that were shown in the gameplay trailer. Yet, the newer trailer, revealing Loba’s abilities and in-game animations, may have revealed two brand-new golden weapons for season five. 

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Loba is Apex Legends’ new character for season five.

With the trailer finally confirming Loba’s set of abilities, her much speculated on ultimate – Black Market Boutique – was revealed, allowing her and her teammates to steal two pieces of loot each from within a certain range.

As the ability was demonstrated, eagle-eyed fans noted that Gibraltar had picked up a gold version of a Spitfire – something that hasn’t been released in previous seasons. 

On top of that, as Loba is selecting her item and picking up the Kraber, a gold R-99 SMG can also be spotted in the top right-hand corner of the menu. Again, like the Spitfire, this is completely new. 

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With their inclusion in the trailer, fans believe that all signs point to these golden weapons being used in season five. In previous seasons, five different weapons have been rotated into golden versions with the HAVOC, P2020, Prowler, Sentinel, and R-301 Carbine being used in season four. 

If the Spitfire and R-99 are the first two golden weapons for season five, that would leave an additional three spots to be filled. However, as Respawn hasn’t yet dropped their patch notes and confirmed the new additions, we’ll just have to wait and see if they hold up once the update for the new season is released.

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Apex Legends hidden message reveals Mirage is related to Titanfall 2 characters

Published: 16/Jan/2021 17:53

by Julian Young

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A secret lore drop found on the Mirage Voyage – brought back by Respawn in the lead-up to Season 8 – has revealed a close connection between the Holographic Trickster and two characters from Titanfall 2.

In a surprise move on January 15, Respawn threw the original Apex Legends’ map – Kings Canyon – back into the rotation for the first time in Season 7. This version of Kings Canyon features the Mirage Voyage airship, hovering over the remains of Skulltown.

While pro players and content creators largely criticized Kings Canyon in Season 6 – leading to its absence from the rotation in Season 7 – the announcement was met with support from the community, including praise for bringing the Mirage Voyage to Kings Canyon for the first time.

The airship is not the only new addition in Kings Canyon. A hidden voice message on a phone revealed a connection between the game’s loveable jokester Mirage and two characters from Respawn’s previous franchise: Titanfall 2.

Titanfall 2 6-4 Droz Davis Selfie
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A hidden voice message has revealed that Mirage is the nephew of two Titanfall 2 characters: Davis and Droz.

The message from Evelyn Witt – Mirage’s mother – begins with an imitation of Kuben Blisk (another Titanfall 2 character with ties to Apex Legends), then switches to a more personal tone. Evelyn covers a range of topics, including her on-going struggle with what appears to be dementia.

Halfway through the message, she drops a bombshell when mentioning two of Mirage’s uncles, Droz and Davis. Titanfall 2 fans will already be familiar with those characters: both were members of ‘The 6-4’ mercenary group and helped Jack Cooper defeat Titanfall 2’s antagonists, the IMC.

Evelyn also says that her brothers would “always make me laugh, like Elliot.” Fans of Droz and Davis will certainly remember their funny banter during Titanfall 2’s mission ‘The Ark’, and it appears the two mercs passed their sense of humor down to their nephew Elliot.

Some Apex Legends players have already gone back and found other connections between the pair and Mirage. In a short clip posted to Reddit by ‘u/R0NiR’, Davis and Droz can be seen taking a selfie during a Titanfall 2 scene, something Mirage fans will be very familiar with seeing.

Mirage’s Uncles Droz and Davis ! They are from Titanfall 2 ! Now We Know Where His Sense Of Humor Comes From 😀 from apexlegends

This is far from the first tangible connection between Apex Legends and Titanfall 2, which share the same in-game universe. Previous hints from Respawn include a Jack Cooper crossover, Bloodhound concept art, and appearances from Titanfall 2 characters like the simulacrum Ash.

Respawn has previously shut down rumors regarding the development of a Titanfall 3, to the disappointment of many fans. Despite no confirmed plans for a new Titanfall installment, the Apex Legends developer continues to tease fans with new tie-ins between the two franchises.