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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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What’s coming in Apex Legends Season 7? Horizon, Olympus, Trident, more

Published: 28/Oct/2020 16:43 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 18:42

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is on the horizon, which means a new Legend, new weapons and even a new map. So, here’s everything we know so far.

Since releasing back in February 2019, Apex Legends has cemented itself as one of the premier battle royale games around. 

Season 7 has been moved up a week, now starting on November 4, cutting your time short to complete the battle pass, if you’re still grinding through it.

The new Legend added to the roster, Horizon, will no doubt be the biggest talking point, but fans are eagerly awaiting the new map, Olympus, the vehicle, Trident, weapons, and more. So, here’s everything we know so far about what Season 7 could have in store. 

Rampart with her minigun in Apex Legends
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Rampart joined the party in Apex Legends Season 6, but the countdown is on to Season 7.

Apex Legends Season 7 legend

Horizon is set to become the new Legend in Season 7, joining the roster after her teasers in the Firing Range and most recently in the Ascension trailer. However, Respawn hasn’t as of yet confirmed her abilities, but the trailer showcased a fantastic peek into her skills which will no doubt be a great way to secure the win against your enemies.

Data miners have, however, provided us with a clear indication of what Horizon’s abilities will be like, one being Gravity Lifts, which we got a teaser of in-game.

Horizon in Apex Legends
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Our first look at Horizon in-game in Apex Legends.

Olympus map in Apex Legends Season 7

Respawn also previously treated fans to a small look at the new map, Olympus, via an Instagram Apex Legends effect. With the release of the Ascension trailer on October 28, however, we get a broader view of this stunning map.

The map is bright and highly saturated, full of pink and red-hued trees, lush grass, and gigantic sprawling architecture that will make for a refreshing change from the already fantastic maps available to players in the past.

Olympus is a city in the sky, but it has changed drastically from how it looked before disaster hit it.

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
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Apex Legends is moving to Olympus on Psamanthe in Season 7

Apex Legends buffs in Season 7

In the case of Legend changes, the Respawn team regularly tweaks a few things at the start of each season – be it cutting down a cooldown on a certain ability or giving a legend a brand new passive. 

Pathfinder has already been confirmed to be getting a buff in the near future, and it makes sense that this would come in Season 7. 

Respawn have now also confirmed that Mirage and Rampart will be getting buffs in the new Season, though haven’t given any details on what exactly they will be yet.

New vehicle: The Trident

a new vehicle called the trident that looks like a hovercraft is shown in the new ascension trailer
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The Trident, a hovercraft-style vehicle appears throughout the new Ascension trailer

We have also been treated to a new peak at the Trident; a new vehicle that seems to resemble a hovercraft and can take multiple passengers. This is sure to be a fantastic addition to the arsenal of options available to players in how they traverse the map and get that edge over their enemies.

Season 7 introduces clubs

The official Apex Legends website also confirms Clubs are arriving, which as of now are only described as being a way to “find like-minded players, build a community, and rise together.” It will be interesting to see how these Clubs are developed and what it will mean for those that are in them.

Apex on Steam

With the launch of Season 7, Apex Legends will become available for the first time on Steam, with even greater news: player progress will carry over if you were playing on Origin before. Playing on Steam in Season 7 will also give players special Valve-inspired gun charms. This is a fantastic addition for those who like to utilize Steam as their centralized hub for their gaming.

New weapon type: Gadgets

It has also been suggested that a new weapon type – Gadgets – are also set to appear in Apex Legends in the future.

Reliable data miner Shurgtal pointed out that there is in-game code for Gadgets and suggested that they could be things like smoke grenades that are non-combat throwable items. These haven’t appeared in-game during Season 6, and could be ripe for Season 7.

As we approach the new season, we’ll keep this post updated with any claims from reliable lakers or just flat out confirmed changes from Respawn themselves.