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Apex Legends writer reveals new lore details for Octane & Mirage

Published: 30/Mar/2020 0:51

by Albert Petrosyan

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Tom Casiello, a Respawn Entertainment writer for Apex Legends, recently revealed some previously-unknown info regarding Octane’s and Mirage’s lore within the game’s story.

As those who play Apex probably know, Respawn’s prize battle royale features a deep storyline and lore that goes way beyond the boundaries of the Apex Games.

It’s through this the developers are able to introduce more content like new characters and map changes, all of which fit into one grand picture like pieces of a puzzle.

Respawn EntertainmentSince being introduced back in Season 1, Octane has gotten almost no lore in Apex Legends.

While the newer Legends like Revenant, Crypto, Wattson, and even the unreleased Forge have a good deal of lore, some of the older characters, like Octane and Mirage, don’t have as complex of a story behind them.

Mirage was the topic of one question directed towards Casiello during a Twitter Q&A on March 28, as one fan asked about the Holographic Trickster’s relationship to the AI announcer, whose voice booms through the map every match.

The Respawn writer revealed the Legend does indeed know the announcer is AI, while also exploring some of the “internal insecurities” and even his former lover.

Inevitably, that spurred another fan to ask a question, this time about Octane’s love life and what the future holds for the Adrenaline Junkie in the game’s main story.

“Hey Tom, a lot of Octane fans, such as myself, are wondering about two things – will Octane get more lore, will he ever have a part in the main storyline, and what is his relationship? A good majority of Octane fans support Octane x Wattson, is it true?”

Fortunately for the many interested parties, Casiello answered yes to the first two but did dispel the rumor the speedster and Wattson are in a relationship.

Of course, those who may not be familiar with this aspect of the game could be taken aback by how massive the fanbase is for Apex Legends lore and story.

This was the case for Twitter user ‘Minimoose,’ who made the mistake of asking “people actually ask for this?” to which Casiello replied with an explanation and warning wrapped in one.

Respawn have already proven that they’re willing to not hold back when it comes to content like this, going as far as to include fake coding in the back-end files to fool dataminers and leakers.

So, it looks like they are just getting started when it comes to revving their lore engines, as the Apex plot continues to thicken in coming seasons.

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Apex Legends Black Friday 2020: Airship Assassin skin, Legendary Hunt

Published: 24/Nov/2020 20:18

by Bill Cooney

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Some of the rarest skins in Apex Legends are making a return for the annual Black Friday sale, including Wraith’s famous Airship Assassin skin, cosmetics returning from Legendary Hunt bundles, and more.

It was heavily speculated in the runup to Thanksgiving week that Wraith’s fan-favorite skin would be returning for the second year in a row, and the shop update on November 24 confirmed those leaks and rumors.

Wraith isn’t the only hero getting some of her old skins up for sale again though, Octane’s highly sought-after Jester look will also be back, along with several from the Legendary Hunt themed event all the way back from Season 1.

Wraith Airship Assassin skin pictured in Olympus with 'November 24' in writing beside it
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The long-awaited skin is finally returning, Respawn has confirmed.

For those who don’t know, Wraith’s Airship Assassin skin is a recolor of the pink Void Specialist skin, so you’ll need to unlock both of them in order to rock it.

In addition to the legends and weapon cosmetics, there are deals offering three, 25, or 50 Apex Packs, and a bobblehead weapon charm available during the sale, which goes from Nov. 24 to December 1.

Let’s take a look at all of the bundles available during the sale, what’s included in them, and how much each one will set you back if you’re interested.

Legend Skins

  • Void Specialist Wraith – 900 Apex Coins (Required for Airship Assassin)
  • Airship Assassin Wraith – 6,500 Legend Tokens

Jester Bundle

Octane Jester skin
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This Jester skin for Octane is certainly one of the more disturbing cosmetics in Apex.
  • Cost: 2,500 Apex Coins
  • Laughing Fool Octane Skin
  • Harlequin VK-47 Flatline Weapon Skin

Legendary Hunt Bundle

Legendary Hunt Apex skins
Respawn Entertainment
These Legendary Hunt skins will be available in the Black Friday bundle.
  • Cost: 6,000 Apex Coins

Hero Skins

  • Voices From the Past Wraith
  • Outland Warrior Bangalore
  • Tiger Blood Caustic
  • Pain Killer Lifeline
  • Snake Charmer Mirage
  • Hot Pursuit Octane
  • Sunfire Initiate Pathfinder

Weapon Skins

  • Goldmine Gremlin VK-47 Flatline
  • Bone Saw M600 Spitfire
  • Trophy Collector R-301

Apex Pack Bundles

Bobblehead Bloodhound Charm Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Bloodhound’s adorable bobblehead charm is available in the 3 Apex Pack bundle.

Legendary Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 1,500 Apex Coins
  • Bloodhound Bobblehead Weapon Charm
  • 3 Legendary Apex Packs

25 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 2,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Octane Weapon Charm
  • 25 Rare Apex Packs

50 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 4,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Revenant Weapon Charm
  • 1 Legendary Apex Pack
  • 49 Rare Apex Packs

There you have it, the full rundown of every single bundle and all the items available in the Apex store during the Annual Black Friday sale. Which even though they call it that, you’ll still need some serious Apex Coins if you haven’t been saving up.

Like we mentioned, these cosmetics and packs will only be available for one week until December 1, so don’t wait until the last minute if there’s something you know you want. As always, stay tuned in on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for all the latest Apex news, leaks, and info.