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This fearsome Bloodhound skin would give Apex Legends players something to grind for

Published: 22/May/2019 1:01 Updated: 22/May/2019 1:16

by Alan Bernal

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Players have been wanting more diverse skins for Apex Legends that mix up the characters’ looks, and an immaculate design for Bloodhound could be the start of that trend.

Respawn Entertainment launched Apex Legends out of nowhere to the delight of 50 million players, but the game has quickly fallen out of favor with a lot of early adopters due to a lack of content, problematic bugs and a troubling amount of cheaters.

While it’ll take a lot of due diligence before the developers fix most of the issues plaguing the game, Respawn could get the ball rolling on one of those categories by adding something like artist Darshan ‘fragdar’ Fragnani’s concept for the Technological Tracker.

Darshan Fragnani ArtstationThe different stages that eventually led fragdar to the final Bloodhound skin.
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The design gives Bloodhound an equally mysterious look to their base design, but paints them in a more menacing light along with their trusted pet companion, Arthur.

Although not listed, it seems like fragdar took some inspiration from KillZone’s Helghast for Bloodhound’s big yellow eyes which suit the mysterious Legend all too well.

As one of the Frontier’s greatest game hunters, fragdar retained Bloodhound’s knack for keeping some of the remains from their victims. The concept shows Bloodhound with numerous fangs around their neck and one hanging from the hilt of their blade.

Darshan Fragnani ArtstationThe full concept design that would give Bloodhound an incredible new look.
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Bloodhound’s skin would fit into Season 1’s Wild Frontier theme

Apex fans were instantly taken with fragdar’s redesign for Bloodhound who doesn’t seem to have a lot going on with their current slate of official skins in game.

“…All of [Bloodhound’s] legendaries are either chinese (japanese?) themed or italian/general european themed with the plague doctor,” Reddit user ‘unicorn6642’ said. “For a character with such a heavy emphasis on culture it’s so surprising none of their skins are actually related to their culture”

Similarly, there were those that felt underwhelmed by Season 1’s skin offerings, and think that fragdar’s concept design would perfectly align with the “Wild Frontier” Battle Pass theme.

Darshan Fragnani ArtstationDifferent color pallets and mask concepts for fragdar’s Bloodhound skin.
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“Shit like this [skin] should have been Battle Pass skins,” Reddit user ‘FeralCatEnthusiast’ said. “This screams ‘wild frontier/space dinosaur’ aesthetic more than the Navajo blanket patterns and ‘really grimy’ character skins that were only made for three Legends.”

While the first season for Apex Legends is well underway, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for Respawn to look closer at fan creations like this for future iterations of content for their battle royale.

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Apex Legends devs respond to broken Gibraltar hit reg bug

Published: 19/Nov/2020 13:33

by David Purcell

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Respawn Entertainment are looking into yet another hit reg problem in Apex Legends where Gibraltar’s passive ability, Gun Shield, is actually stopping the legend from hitting his own shots on enemies in certain scenarios.

The game’s developers are always sieving through feedback from players, and on November 18 one member of the community highlighted an alarming issue with Gibraltar’s passive.

As many will know, Gibby is one of the strongest Legends in the game and features in the highest spots of many tier lists, though this new-found problem might explain why some of your bullets haven’t been as effective as they could have been.

Gibraltar standing over enemy in Apex Legends
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Gibraltar mains won’t be happy to hear his passive has a problem.

Apex Legends devs respond to Gibraltar Gun Shield bug

Reddit user gtnpr found the bug, and commented: “No regs occur when I release ADS at the same time as shooting while using the gun shield.”

It didn’t take the dev team long to stumble upon it, either. One of them replied to the post looking for more in the way of specific details to help them find a solution.

They said: “Just curious, but if you have a friend also in the game, do they see you shoot a bullet? Does the bullet still hit for them? Info on what another player sees would be super helpful!”

No regs occur when I release ADS at the same time as shooting while using the gun shield. from apexlegends

The developer confirmed they were looking into it, but “can’t [reproduce] it. Believe it or not almost all bugs like that you can’t easily reproduce, so more information is needed.”

However, other players confirmed they too had experienced the issue, and it could be an explanation for some of the continued hit reg issues players are experiencing.

The problem has not yet been added to the Trello board of investigated issues in Apex Legends, though based on these comments the team is on the job. Hopefully, it won’t be long before Gibby mains aren’t running into this — while still rare — frustrating issue in-game.