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Fast-paced Bloodhound-inspired LTM would be awesome in Apex Legends

Published: 11/Jan/2020 12:30

by Joe Craven

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One Apex Legends fan has devised an idea for a Bloodhound inspired limited-time mode, perfectly mixing the technological tracker’s abilities with the battle royale formula. 

Despite being present in Apex Legends since its February 2019 release, Bloodhound has struggled to become a true fan favorite legend. The tracking abilities, while powerful in the right hands, have failed to make Bloodhound as loved as other legends, such as Wraith or Pathfinder. 

However, one fan’s idea for a Bloodhound inspired LTM would certainly help with this, and ensure variety was given to the well-established battle royale title.

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Bloodhound has struggled to become a fan favorite.

The idea, coming from one avid Apex Legends fan, was posted to Reddit on January 10. It is appropriately named ‘Bloodhunt’. 

Bloodhunt sees two teams and a total of 7 players; making it considerably smaller than the 60 player battle royales fans have become accustomed to.

It also enables Team 1, consisting of just a Bloodhound, to remain in their ultimate ability for a round’s entire duration. Through the use of the ultimate ability – known as ‘Beast of the Hunt’ – players would have to track down and kill all members of Team 2, which would consist of unarmed Octanes. 

LTM Idea: Bloodhunt from apexlegends

However, both teams have objectives. While Team 1 only has to eliminate all the enemies, Team 2 must “transport 5 cargo crates from epicenter to skyhook.”

Hence, Bloodhunt is basically a race, in which the Bloodhound, using only a Longbow DMR and EVA-8 automatic shotgun, must eliminate the Octanes before they complete their objective. 

The final part of the explanation explains how frequently the cargo crates would spawn. It sounds like a unique game mode, centering around Octane’s speed and Bloodhound’s tracking. 

Respawn EntertainmentWhile Bloodhound is known for tracking, Octane is known for speed and mobility.

We have already seen battle royales incorporate game modes that vary from their established formula. For example, Fortnite introduced ‘Disco Domination’ in late 2018, a respawn-based game mode focusing on the capture of disco points on the map. 

Bloodhunt would represent a nice change of pace from the 60 player ‘last-man-standing’ formula we have seen for nearly a year in Apex Legends. It remains to be seen how creative Respawn are willing to get with their LTMs. 

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Apex Legends dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 21:10

by Alan Bernal

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The era of ‘red dots’ littered across Apex Legends’ menu tabs will finally come to an end after Respawn confirmed they’re implementing a ‘mark all as seen’ button to the game.

Apex’s bustling community is rejoicing after the developers indicated the long-awaited quality of life update that is scheduled for the next patch, if everything goes to plan.

While fans of the game have known for a while that the feature was pending, there hasn’t been much news of it since seeing it on Respawn’s Trello board a while ago. Since the conversation’s gone dark, it’s been a waiting game to see if the developers would follow-up on the organizational feature.

Well, an inquiring fan created a mock-up of what the ‘mark all as seen’ button could look like within the character-select screen. But fiction turned into reality once Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Z. Klein, chimed into the discussion.

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The red dots on tabs have cursed the Apex Legends menu screen for a while.

“Could we get a ‘Mark all as seen’ button? Would be useful instead of going through all the menus to clear the icons,” user ‘TigerTankSniper’ suggested, before Klein was happy to oblige.

“Good news! That’s probably coming in the next patch! John Hodgson put that one in not too long ago,” Klein was happy to report. Hodgson is another Senior Game Designer at Respawn, who’s about to make a lot of the Apex fans really happy.

Since the launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019, there’s been a ton of content regularly injected into the battle royale. This stretches from Legends, weapon cosmetics, sky trails, holo sprays, voice lines, banners, and a lot more.

As much as the fans have loved adding troves of content to their personal libraries, every time something new gets added a small red dot appears to notify players of the change.

“I have an army of them because all the useless blue and white items I get, not really motivated enough to click on all them so now it just keeps growing bigger and bigger,” one person wrote.

The thing is, those little indicators can be persistent and a bit of a bother; hence, the quality of life update that’s coming into the game very soon.

But the community can let out a collective sigh of relief seeing as they shouldn’t be a problem in Apex Legends after the next update.