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Bloodhound Town Takeover details leaked for Apex Legends Season 4

Published: 9/Mar/2020 2:03

by Isaac McIntyre

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Apex Legends’ next Town Takeover event ⁠looks set to be based around Bloodhound ⁠and might well begin at the end of this month, according to new information found in the game’s code following the Override update. 

The battle royale title has already had three Town Takeover events since its release in February last year. Octane’s added a racecourse filled with launch pads and fire, while Wraith’s summoned a huge teleporting portal above King’s Canyon.

Most recently, Mirage celebrated Christmas with the arrival of his ‘Mirage Voyage’ on World’s Edge. The self-centered trickster’s limited-time event also added an X-Mas train that barreled around the map for just over a week.

Since Mirage’s holiday takeover, Respawn have been relatively quiet about which legend would be the next to get a dedicated event, but a change in the game’s code looks to have finally provided us with the details we need. 

Bloodhound’s Town Takeover has been in the title’s base code for some time, but after the Override update, data miners have discovered even more details about the Technological Tracker’s upcoming big day.

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Bloodhound’s upcoming Town Takeover is expected to begin with teasers on March 31.

When will Bloodhound’s Town Takeover start?

According to newly-added files loaded into the Apex Legends code, and confirmed by info revealed by popular data miner Shrugtal, the takeover’s teasers will begin in-game at the end of the month on Tuesday, March 31.

Last time around, these teasers took the form of work zones surrounding the area in World’s Edge, where Mirage’s colorful barge would eventually land. Considering Bloodhound’s event will likely be similar, the teasers could take the same form.

Knowing the start date for the in-game teasers also allows us to extrapolate that into when the event itself may launch. Most early previews come a week before the actual takeovers, meaning we’d be looking at April 7 this time around.

Where will the new Town Takeover be located?

So far we’ve seen two takeovers on King’s Canyon ⁠— Octane’s and Wraith’s ⁠— while Mirage dropped his special event onto the edge of World’s Edge.

Right now, there’s no clear indication of where Bloodhound’s new area of interest will actually appear, for a few reasons. Primarily, King’s Canyon is set to return mid-season, meaning both maps will be available for the first time.

The return of the original Apex map is likely only for the ranked series playlist, however, and it would be a surprise if Respawn released their fourth Town Takeover in their battle royale just for the competitive side of the game.

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Could Bloodhound be the second legend to get a Town Takeover in World’s Edge since Mirage dropped a barge on the map?

If the takeover lands on King’s Canyon, expect to see it land somewhere near Wetlands and Swamps on the right side of the map ⁠— as well as it being an empty space, it fits Bloodhound’s lore and tracking personality to a tee.

Conversely, there are two unused spaces Bloodhound could ‘take over’ in the game’s newer map. To the left of Skyhook has never been used, while the large area to the side of Dome also fits the Tracker’s swampy aesthetic.

Dexerto has also found new code — “canyonlands_MU2_CommonMapInit” — which suggests we could see a newer version of King’s Canyon (originally marked ‘MU0’ before becoming ‘MU1’ in Season 2), so there’s every chance the original map is the more likely destination for Bloodhound’s big event.

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Bloodhound’s Town Takeover could be on King’s Canyon, making Swamps a likely location for the new POI.

For now, we’ll just have to wait for official confirmation from Respawn about the exciting new takeover. The developers have never commented on Town Takeover leaks before, so the first time we see anything new could be in-game on March 31.

Whether they comment or not, however, it looks like there’s a lot of exciting new content on the way at the end of the month. For now though, Apex players can still take full advantage of the Override update, which ends on March 17.

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Apex Legends actor reveals Bloodhound’s voice pre-edit

Published: 4/Dec/2020 14:26 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 14:27

by Ava Thompson-Powell

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With the recent arrival of Season 7, Apex Legends fans are jumping into Olympus with all of their favorite Legends. One voice actor of the non-binary Bloodhound recently shared what they sound like prior to vocal edits.

Arriving alongside the launch of Apex Legends back in 2019, Bloodhound was one of the first Legends available for players to utilize in matches. Billed as a legendary hunter, this Technological Tracker is the first non-binary character in the hit battle royale.

As the Apex seasons have progressed, the character has become increasingly powerful and seen their popularity grown.

So, in a peek behind the scenes, the voice actor behind Bloodhound has revealed how they sound before Respawn adds a few tweaks to make it sound as it does now.

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Bloodhound is, quite simply, one of Apex’s most popular legends.

The voice behind the mask

In a recent post to their TikTok account, voice actor Allegra Clark shared a clip of what the voice lines she records sound like prior to editing.

Stating that “what I do is only part of the vocal performance,” Clark details that a cool gas-mask vocal effect also pitches down her voice about two steps.

While the direction Allegra was originally given was that of an “androgynous, badass place,” she then goes on to share what Bloodhound’s iconic voice sounds like pre-editing. With a stark contrast to her regular voice, Clark’s vocal modulation and Icelandic/Old Norse accent instantly show off that recognizable cadence they have with their iconic lines.

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In b4 people tell me I haven’t been #bloodhound since records started in 2018. #bloodhoundapexlegends #apexlegends #voiceactor #voiceover #voiceacting

♬ original sound – Allegra Clark

The fans react

Shared on Reddit by IIIlandist, fans have been reacting to the non-binary character’s lines being heard without the filter.

One commenter stated: “when she said Mozambique here I felt that,” with another adding, “when she said Mozambique here I died.” Fans of the character were excited to hear how their vocal performance came about and seeing the effort of production that goes into creating the Legend.

It’s incredibly interesting seeing behind the scenes information regarding voice work and the like. This clip shared by Clark is no exception.