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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 leaker claims Heirloom weapon skins are coming

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:50

by Daniel Cleary

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An Apex Legends leaker has claimed that Respawn are planning to add a new tier of weapons skins for guns, at the same rarity as Heirlooms.

There is plenty of choice for players when it comes to customizing their favorite Apex Legends characters or weapons, and Respawn are always releasing new cosmetic items to keep the game fresh.

The cosmetics for characters and weapons are divided into classes, based on how rare they can be to find, and new leaks are suggesting that some more ultra-rare items could be coming.

Mirage's Heirloom pack in Apex Legends
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Gun weapon skins could be the next Heirlooms added to Apex Legends.

Heirloom weapon skins?

The Heirloom melee weapons for certain characters are the rarest items that can be unlocked in Apex Legends and, typically, there is only one of them released for a single Legend, each season.

However, while melee weapons are the only type of Heirloom cosmetics currently available, Apex leaker “SomeoneWhoLeaks” has revealed that ranged Heirloom skins for the different guns in-game might be next.

The leaker revealed that the rumor apparently stemmed from an investor inside EA before reminding Apex Legends fans that it has still yet to be confirmed by Respawn.

“Rumor has it that heirloom weapon skins are coming,” they explained, “this comes from some investors in EA, so take it with a grain of salt.”

The Apex leaker added that these would simply be released as ranged weapon skins but was unsure if they would be released through Heirloom Shards, similarly to the melee weapons that have already been released.

They also revealed that the timeline for when these potential Heirloom skins are coming is still unclear, which makes it unlikely that we will see them for the start of Season 7 on November 4.

While little has been revealed about these ultra-rare weapon skins, it is worth noting that nothing is set in stone and we won’t know for sure until Respawn officially release the rumored cosmetics.

SomeoneWhoLeaks has previously leaked Bangalore’s weapon heirloom, although we’re still to see this arrive in-game.