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Best Apex Legends fan art and cosplay – challenge winners revealed

Published: 2/Apr/2019 17:54 Updated: 2/Apr/2019 17:56

by Calum Patterson


Apex Legends developers have announced the winners of the fan art competition, showing off the very best work by avid players with an artistic streak.

The fan art challenge was announced by Respawn on March 20, asking fans to submit any artistic creation from drawings to full cosplay, with game-related prizes up for grabs.

Hundreds of submissions were judged, but there could only be nine winners, announced an April 2.

The team of judges selected one piece of art for each of the nine legends in the game, so there could only be one winner per legend.

Apex Legends fan art challenge winners


This Gibraltar drawing certainly captured the character’s unique background and the gentle giant’s likeness.

The winning Gibraltar fan art.


An incredible digital artwork shows Bloodhound on the hunt.

Bloodhound brought to life in this brilliant artwork.


A more scenic image sees Mirage looking out over the Outlands’ ocean.

No bamboozling here.


The first and only non-image based artwork sees Lifeline reimagined as a mini version.

A very detailed model of Lifeline beat out some incredible drawings.


This simple yet effective drawing of Bangalore is basic in its design, but manages to capture her likeness well.

Nothing fancy about this artwork, just gets the job done – like Bangalore herself.


A more cartoonish approach for one of the more light-hearted legends.

This one might not have the detail of the other winners, but it has the character.


It’s no surprise that this remarkable Wraith illustration is a winner.

This Wraith drawing is almost anime-like.


The newest legend, Octane, looks suitably animated in this artwork.

Octane is the newest legend in Apex Legends.


Last but certainly not least, is this incredible Caustic artwork, which went viral on social media.

Surprisingly, no cosplays made the final cut, but you can see some of the very best Apex Legends inspired cosplays here

Each of the winners will be receiving some exclusive Apex Legends merchandise, a T-Shirt and a poster.

Just because the competition is over doesn’t mean the artwork will stop however, as passionate fans continue to impress with new designs and concepts for the game.

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

Published: 16/Jan/2021 17:53 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 19:41

by Julian Young


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 her brother Droz, and another individual, 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.

While it appears Evelyn is related to both of the soldiers, some fans are speculating that she is only related to Droz by blood, and Davis is more of a “brother in arms.” Regardless of the exact connection, it seems both Titanfall 2 characters had a close relationship with Evelyn and her son.

Mirage’s mother also says that the two 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 Mirage.

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.