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Best works so far from Apex Legends Fan Art Challenge

Published: 21/Mar/2019 21:12 Updated: 21/Mar/2019 21:14

by Albert Petrosyan


With the Apex Legends Fan Art Challenge being well and truly underway, there are already several high quality pieces of art that have been submitted.

In honor of the recently launched Season 1 in Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment created a competition for fans to create and submit works of art based on their favorite Legend.

Once the contest ends on March 24, judges will look over all of the submissions and determine the best work of art for each of the nine Legends.

The winners, announced on Monday, April 1, will receive an Apex Legends t-shirt, a signed poster from the crew at Respawn, and the recognition from having their art featured on the game’s official Twitter account.

Those who are interested in submitting their creation into this contest can do so by tweeting it out with the tag @#ApexFanartChallenge and following @playapex on Twitter.

Seeing as how the submissions can be pretty much any medium, including cosplays, illustrations, videos, and more, there are a lot of amazing works of art that have already popped up on social media. 

Respawn have already began to recognize some of these best submissions so far by tweeting them out on the official Apex Legends Twitter account.

One of these recognized pieces is this Lifeline portrait drawn by @Pamadak, who says that the Legends is her favorite both aesthetically and for gameplay. 

Here is a dark and ominous image of the Bloodhound using his Beast of the Hunt Ultimate Ability.

This next drawing is of Octane, the new high-flying Legend in Apex Legends that was added at the start of Season 1. 

The next piece of art takes on a more humorous angle of Apex Legends, with Respawn saying that the picture “smells like poisionous gas and french vanilla creamer.”

The first recognized submission for the Bangalore is a black-and-white image of the popular Legend looking “strong, silent, and smoky” and getting ready to deliver a “world of hurt.”

This next artwork features the unmistakable silhouette of the Bloodhound and his raven against a large full-moon backdrop. The creator of this illustration says that he was inspired by the movie poster of Jin-Roh.

For full details about this contest, including the official rules, terms and conditions, how to enter, and more, make sure to visit the Apex Legends Fan Art Challenge webpage.

Remember, this contest will be ending on March 24 at 11:59 PM PT, so make sure to get your submission in on time if you want a chance at winning!

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Apex Legends player turns pretending to be an MRVN into a 1000 IQ play

Published: 23/Jan/2021 1:46 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 1:53

by Bill Cooney


One Apex Legends player’s role-playing adventure as one of MRVN NPC’s found on the map actually worked out quite well for them and could be a sneaky strategy to watch out for going forward.

Look, sometimes MVRN’s aren’t even worth your time to loot. They don’t really drop a lot unless you can attach one of their arms. However, that makes them prime bait material — because who knew Pathfinder could become Mirage?

Reddit user ‘warartic’ has showed off the ingenious decoy mechanic using the MVRNs scattered around the map to pull a fast one on an opponent, and all it took was a clever name and choosing Pathfinder as their legend.

Pathfinder flying across screen with grapple hook.
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Pathfinder is technically an MVRN, but with a lot more personality.

In the clip, the player, named “I’m MVRN” stands completely still with Pathfinder as enemies battle it out around them, and somehow none of the other players seem to suspect a thing.

Inside the final circle, most players amazingly don’t even give the imposter a second look. There is one Bloodhound who’s so close to getting it, and starts shooting them, but doesn’t do enough to finish them off. Apparently, they were satisfied that the lack of any reaction made what they were shooting an NPC.

The battle unfolds around the disguised player for over a minute until they finally decide to spring their trap at the perfect moment. With just one other squad left, they break character and go to eliminate the enemy Bangalore getting up her teammate, sealing the victory in one of the most hilarious and ridiculous ways we’ve seen lately.

I pretend to be a MRVN and can’t believe this happened lmao from apexlegends

Thankfully, it’s easy to tell whether or not it’s an actual MVRN or just a sneaky player trying to pull a fast one. First off, upon closer inspection Path is much more streamlined and rounded compared to the NPC versions, who will also have a green, glowing light on their face.

Non-player MVRN’s will also just be called “MVRN” on their nametag, nothing else, and react to you when you find them, some are also lootable as well. If you just see a suspicious-looking robot standing completely still in the corner of a room, go ahead and light it up, just to be safe.

You certainly don’t want to be the one caught by this strategy, which is apparently effective enough to score wins all on its own. So, take an extra second and make sure any MVRN actually isn’t a player in disguise, and you should be safe from an embarrassing elimination like this.