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Brilliant ‘escape artist’ character designed for Apex Legends

Published: 7/Jan/2020 16:45

by Calum Patterson

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With Season 4 of Apex Legends just around the corner, a new character or ‘legend’ is expected to launch on Feburary 4. Leaks already indicate who it will be, but fans are coming up with their own ideas, such as this ‘Escape Artist’ legend called Rogue.

It’s expected that the new legend will be either Rosie (also known as Loba) or Revenant. Or, possibly both, if Respawn mix up their usual routine of one new legend per season, and give us two.

Both of these legends are the furthest along in development, at least based on leaked game files. There’s also the fact Revenant previously appeared in the game as host of the Shadowfall LTM.

Revenant could be the next legend added to Respawn’s battle royale.

While both these characters sound like they will be great additions to the current lineup (you can read about their leaked abilities and backstory here), fans are coming up with their own ideas too.

With a very passionate and creative fanbase already established, the community has their own views on where Apex could and should go next. This totally thought-out legend,  Rogue, is a great example.

Described by the creator, u/designty, as an ‘escape artist’, Rogue has three very unique abilities, that would allow him to get out of any tricky situations with ease.

Reddit: u/designty

Rogue’s abilities (concept)

  • Passive: Do-or-die – Move faster while healing or taking Ring damage, and can use Ziplines, Tactical and Ultimate while downed.
  • Tactical: Escape Hatch – Can create a personal temporary doorway allowing you to phase through things such as walls, floors or ceilings. (Compatible surfaces indicated on cursor)
  • Ultimate: Exit Strategy – Deploy a 4-sided particle shield that protects you as you move. Big enough to provide cover for teammates. (Weapons are stowed during use)

These abilities would be unique to Rogue, although there’s clearly some inspiration from other Legends. Wraith’s ‘Dimensional Rift’ Ultimate, and Gibraltar’s ‘Dome of Protection’ tactical, are similar.

It’s unclear if enemies would also be able to use the escape hatches, which could be one possible downside. Enemies can use Wraith’s portal, for example, meaning you can sometimes invite trouble in along with you.

A lot of effort clearly went into this mock-up character though, who is complete with a Titanfall pilot-looking outfit, which players are also keen to see make more of an appearance.

It’s unlikely that Respawn use this concept, but they’ve been known to admire creative fans and their ideas in the past. So, it’s possible they file this under the ‘good ideas’ folder at the studio.

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.