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Classic Titanfall gun appears in Apex Legends Lost Treasures dev stream

Published: 23/Jun/2020 14:49 Updated: 23/Jun/2020 14:51

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players believe they spotted a classic Titanfall weapon during the Lost Treasures Collection Event dev stream that could shake up the SMG meta.

With Apex Legends and Titanfall both falling under the Respawn Entertainment umbrella, fans of the two games have been hoping to see more and more crossovers. Titanfall currently plays a big part in Apex with weapons like the R-99, Flatline, Charge Rifle, and others being used.

As time has gone on, there have been hopes, as well as rumors, that Apex would be incorporating more Titanfall weapons to its loot pool. The last significant one was the EPG-1 being seen in the Season 5 battle pass trailer, but there’s a new one making headway.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Charge Rifle was one of the weapons that made the jump from Titanfall to Apex.

During the Lost Treasures Collection Event dev stream, the Respawn team went over the patch notes for the new event, and revealed a mysterious UFO object on Kings Canyon.

Though, some players – in particular, reliable leaker Shrugtal – noticed that one of the DUMMIE’s was apparently carrying a VOLT. “I like that Volt skin,” the leaker tweeted with an image of it attached.

Shrugtal that they were actually looking for an update to the possibility of the EPG-1 arriving, but, Titanfall players know that the VOLT isn’t a bad consolation prize anyway. 

As for how the VOLT would work in Apex – should it arrive, that is – it would have to be an energy ammo based sub-machine gun, just like it was in Titanfall. Though, it probably couldn’t be a hitscan weapon. 

Now, while the sight of the VOLT might confirm that it is in the game’s files, there have been weapons in the past that have gone unused despite being uncovered by data miners. 

So, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not Respawn decides to shake up their loot pool with the VOLT, or if it goes unused like so many other Titanfall references.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.