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First look at Bloodhound’s Heirloom revealed in leaked Apex Legends trailer

Published: 13/Aug/2019 14:52 Updated: 13/Aug/2019 15:43

by Connor Bennett

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A leaked trailer for Apex Legends‘ upcoming Iron Crown event has seemingly revealed the Heirloom item for Bloodhound.

On August 6, Respawn Entertainment revealed that they would be launching another limited-time mode in Apex Legends called the Iron Crown Collection Event. In the days following, the developers showcased a number of new skin for Pathfinder, Bloodhound, and Wraith – and teased that more was to come. 

Yet, in the hours ahead of the event’s launch on August 13, an Nvidia Twitter account leaked the full pre-event trailer that displayed some brand new locations, further cosmetics, and revealed a double XP weekend. 

However, eagle-eyed fans noticed that another cosmetic may have been displayed in plain sight too. 

Respawn EntertainmentBloodhound is one of the most-used legends in Apex Legends.

Just slightly after the minute mark, and as the trailer comes to an end, Bloodhound is given a few close-up moments where the character is considering jumping off a rooftop and wiping out those Legends below.

In their right-hand, a brand-new axe can see sporting an eagle-like scowl with red outlines. The trailer runs for a few more seconds before showing Bloodhound taking that leap of faith and seemingly being able to pummel those legends below as if it does some environmental damage with an area of destruction. 

A first look at Bloodhound’s new Heirloom item.

Unlike other aspects of the trailer, the axe is not labeled as a new heirloom but considering the time given to it in such an important video, it seems almost certain that it is.

If so, it would mark the second Heirloom set added to the game behind the initial set for Wraith. These Heirlooms are only available in Apex Packs and players have a less than 1% chance of being able to bag them with each pack opening.

Of course, so you don’t lose all your cash searching for the ultra-rare cosmetic items, Respawn implemented a system that guarantees players will receive an Heirloom within one of their first 500 packs.

Adding another into the game could certainly shake that system up, but it remains to be seen as to what the developers decide to do.

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How to watch Apex Legends Stories from the Outlands: Good as Gold

Published: 17/Jan/2021 18:02

by Tanner Pierce

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Respawn Entertainment has announced that Good as Gold, a brand new entry in the Apex Legends: Stories from the Outlands series of shorts will premiere on Monday, January 18, 2021. 

Apex Legends is only weeks away from its eighth season, scheduled to launch in early February, which means it’s time for the developers to tease the new Legend who will join the roster.

Respawn Entertainment have confirmed the next entry in the Stories from the Outlands, titled Good as Gold. All we have so far is a small teaser of what will be included, thanks to the image shared on the official Apex Legends Twitter account.

Good as Gold time and official stream

The Good as Gold episode will go live on January 18 at 8AM PT. You can watch the stream embedded below.

For international timezones, the video will go live at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET / 4 PM GMT / 5pm CEST / 1AM JST.

We know that the video will be 4:19 long, which isn’t quite as long as some previous episodes, but still leaves plenty time for a lot of lore to be revealed. Horizon’s Promise episode was very similar in length, at 4:13.

Stories from the Outlands: Good as Gold

The thumbnail teases an unknown figure holding a gold grenade, with a skeleton in the background. Beyond that, there’s not much to break down and interpret from this small tease.

More than likely, the short will give a sort of teaser for some new content coming to the game soon. These lore focused videos have revealed a new Legend in the past, such as ‘The Promise’ episode, which told Horizon’s backstory ahead of Season 7.

Over the past few days, teases for the Season 8 Legend have been cropping up in both the actual game and on Apex’s official Twitter account, so it wouldn’t be surprising if this new short confirmed who they are and what exactly their abilities will be. Still, that’s purely speculation and it remains to be seen exactly what will be shown.

All in all, it’ll be interesting to see what comes out of the short itself. Will we have official confirmation of the Season 8 Legend by the time the video’s done? Only time will tell.