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Did the name of a new Apex Legends character get leaked?

Published: 26/Jul/2019 19:48 Updated: 26/Jul/2019 20:41

by Michael Gwilliam

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The name of a brand new Apex Legends character appears to have been found by dataminers searching through in-game sound files. 

A well-known dataminer The Gaming Merchant discovered a few audio files for a legend named “Buddy”. 

Two files in particular, “buddy_land_slime_3p” and “buddy_sprint_slime_3p” sound like a character landing in water and splashing. 

Other file names mentioning Buddy by name are titled “buddy_crouch_brokenglass” “buddy_crouch_brush”, and “buddy_crouch_concrete”.

Unfortunately, all we have to go on is the title names. So we can’t make wild speculation about abilities as no character model was found by the dataminer. 

Apex Legends has had a history of data-mined leaks.

Most notably, data miners were able to discover the existence of then-unreleased legends Wattson and Octane when they realized their names were in a number of in-game files. 

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Data miner @That1MiningGuy uncovered a sound file called “AB_MIST_SPIDERS” that sounds like spiders, hinting that giant spiders will be coming to the game.

Respawn’s community manager, JayFresh, has responded to potential leaks in the past. 

“There’s lots of stuff that has been datamined from Apex since launch and is swirling around the Internet. We know this stuff is fun to dig up and speculate about, but you should not treat any of that info as a source of truth,” he said in a Reddit post on March 12, 2019. 

“There’s stuff in there that is very old, or things we’ve tried in the past and cut–remember our design process is to prototype and play lots of ideas–and some of it may be things we’re still building for Apex Legends. Finding this stuff by no means confirms that it’ll ever come out.” 

It’s possible then at the files for Buddy could be related to something in internal testing never intended to be released.

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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.