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Apex Legends writer reveals how to find secret The Beatles easter egg

Published: 10/Apr/2020 7:27

by Isaac McIntyre

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From Bloodhound’s origin story, to the new Town Takeover, there’s plenty to explore in the Old Ways event. Apparently, even The Beatles are in on the action, with a new easter egg dedicated to the most influential band of all time.

Apex Legends easter eggs never fail to deliver. From training yard dummies coming to life, to Star Wars tidbits buried in the battle royale lore, it’s always exciting ⁠— and now it looks like even The Beatles are getting in on the action too.

The English rock band first formed in Liverpool in 1960, and soon rose to mega-fame across the world. Their globe-trotting influence seems to have even extended to Respawn’s writing room, considering new lore has them involved.

Bloodhound apparently has The Beatles hidden in her old and new Apex Legends lore.
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Bloodhound apparently has The Beatles hidden in her old and new Apex Legends lore.

Where can Apex players find the Beatles easter egg?

Well, not all of The Beatles’ iconic lineup. According to Apex penman Manny Hagopian, there is a little dedication to the group’s legendary lead guitarist George Harrison buried in the new Bloodhound lore, as well as their original story.

Two of the game’s characters are named after a throwaway line Harrison said in the Beatles flick “A Hard Day’s Night,” released in 1964, the Apex writer continued. In the comedy, George revealed he hilariously named his hair Artur.

Thus, Bloodhound’s raven was named, Hagopian explained. Not only that, but when the Old Ways event came around, the lineage continued. It was confirmed in the Takeover teaser the Félagi fighter’s uncle was also called Artur.

“Confession… while creating the backstory for Bloodhound, I was asked what their bird’s name was ⁠— I said: “Artur.” This is in reference to the name George Harrison calls his hair in one of my favorite movies,” Hagopian revealed on Twitter.

Artur’s Apex Legends voice actor revealed

That wasn’t all that was wrapped into the name too though, Hagopian continued. According to the Apex writer, it is also what famous American actor Del Close called his well-known form of improv, also called “the Harold.”

Finally, Hagopian unveiled the man who brought Bloodhound’s mentor Artur to life ⁠— Nick E. Tarabay. The actor is know for bringing Spartacus villain Ashur to life in the 2010 series. He also made short appearances in The Expanse and Arrow.

“For those asking, Artur is voiced by the outstanding Nick E. Tarabay, which makes this the second actor from Spartacus (2010) I’ve been lucky to collaborate with after Liam McIntyre as Malicos in Jedi: Fallen Order,” the Apex writer said.

There might not be any more musical easter eggs hidden in Respawn’s ever-expanding title, but there’s certainly a lengthy list of other secrets players have discovered in Apex Legends since it was released in early 2019.

From the aforementioned living dummies and Star Wars secrets, to a fun third-person egg and a giant Nessy model, there’s plenty to discover. Easter eggs are even appearing on menus now too, so keep your eyes peeled!

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Apex Legends is adding a no-guns LTM in Season 7: Olympus Preview

Published: 30/Oct/2020 18:52 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 21:23

by Tanner Pierce

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If you saw the new Apex Legends map called Olympus and thought to yourself “I’d like to explore that without having to deal with annoying enemies”, then Respawn Entertainment has the perfect solution: a no-weapon LTM called Olympus Preview.

With the start of Season 7, Respawn Entertainment is adding a brand new map to Apex Legends called Olympus. After being rumored for quite a while now, the developers finally confirmed the news during the Season 7 trailer, and gave fans an even deeper dive into the map during the gameplay reveal.

While that’s all well and good, being forced to jump into a map that you don’t know and immediately fight other players trying to experience the same thing is always a bit annoying in battle royale games. Luckily, the developers seem to have a solution, and it’s a cool concept.

New Olympus Preview LTM

With the start of Season 7, Respawn will be including a new limited-time mode called Olympus Preview, which will allow players to explore and experience everything the new map has to offer without having to deal with other opponents that immediately try to kill you.

The new 30-player mode will give fans an opportunity to jump into the map and test it out to their heart’s content. They’ll even be able to test the circles.

When a new map gets added to a battle royale game, not just Apex Legends, a lot of players just want a few matches to explore and experience it before having to fight others, so this helps solve that problem.

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Soon players will be able to jump into the new Apex map thanks to a weapon-free mode called Olympus Preview.

It also helps fans familiarize themselves with it so that they aren’t jumping in completely blind. The first Ranked split will be on Olympus too, so if you’re a competitive player, this new LTM comes highly recommended.

It’ll be interesting to see Apex continues this trend as time goes on. Obviously, that would require them to keep adding new maps but, nevertheless, it’s a fun concept to say the least.