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Apex Legends wall-bouncing shotgun creation could change the way you play

Published: 19/Feb/2020 6:42

by Brad Norton

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A devastating Apex Legends shotgun design could forever change the way you play Respawn Entertainment’s popular Battle Royale, due to a new and intriguing mechanic thought up by a diehard fan.

While a number of suggestions put forth by the Apex Legends community of late have focused on various aspects of map design and even vanity item ideas, a fresh weapon concept could have an indelible mark on the battle royale if it ever sees the light of day.

Not just focusing exclusively on the visual appearance of a new addition, this creation promotes all aspects of weapon design from overall damage potential to just how much ammo it could carry into battle.

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This powerful shotgun could leave your opponents sad after you bounce a shot towards them.

Showcasing their weapon concept, Reddit user ‘DudeWithName’ put forward the ‘VXN-12.’ A “slug-shelled shotgun,” the new weapon is another close-ranged powerhouse specifically balanced with indoor fighting in mind.

The unique element of this particular design is that the shell “bounces off of floors and walls” to gain “a damage boost after the initial bounce.”

Rather than aiming directly at enemies, players would actually be rewarded for thinking in new ways and trying to line up perfect angles in order to bounce their shots towards opponents. 

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A look at the in-game model of the devastating weapon concept.

Breaking down the new weapon, the designer outlined how shells can only be bounced a single time. Meaning that players won’t be able to trap enemies in small rooms until a never-ending projectile inevitably bounces into them. 

The VXN-12 would deal 50 damage for a regular body shot and 65 for a bounced shot to the body. The biggest bonus overall is applied when bounced projectiles connect with the head, dealing 75 damage for a standard blow and a whopping 95 for an angled bounce to the dome.

The tradeoff comes in the form of a small magazine size at just five shells, along with a relatively slow travel speed once shots have been blasted out of the weapon.

Presented as a Common item, there’s no denying the unique effect would certainly change the way players think about shotguns moving forward. 

Rather than simply aiming and firing, veterans will have to think on their feet if they truly want to maximize damage with this stunning concept.

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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.