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First teaser for new Apex Legends character possibly spotted in-game

Published: 16/Nov/2019 12:02 Updated: 16/Nov/2019 12:05

by Joe Craven

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Eagle-eyed Apex Legends players believe they may have found an early teaser for the next legend that will be added, fitting with Respawn Entertainment’s affinity for hidden easter eggs. 

Developers of Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment, have been known in the past to leave players hints at upcoming content, often dropping teasers and allowing players to fill in the gaps.

As the game’s third season flourishes, players believe they have potentially found a teaser for an upcoming legend – the identity of which is unknown.

Leaks and rumors up to this point towards a total of 15 legends being worked on, including Nomad, Conduit, Revenant, Rosie and Forge. The game has seen Octane, Wattson and Cypto added at the inception of each new season, and there is no reason to believe Respawn will diverge from this method of dispensing DLC.

RespawnOctane was the first new legend added to the game, back in Season 1.

Prior to the addition of each legend, there were numerous in-game teasers, the likes of which players think they’ve found another.

One Reddit user posted a snippet of gameplay, showing the mini-map in the top left briefly cutting out, displaying the message: “RADAR JAMMED”.

It flashes away as quickly as it came, however, leaving many to be confused as to what it could mean. The most obvious answer, of course, is the upcoming addition of a legend who will have the ability to block enemy radars.

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The feeling among Apex Legends players is that the ability belongs to a new legend, who is – in the game’s narrative – just entering the map’s vicinity and therefore impacting the existing legends.

This happened as hacker Crypto was teased, with technology across the map faltering as Respawn pointed towards his introduction.

No official confirmation regarding the game’s next legend has been released, leaving players to speculate over the few hints that are available.

Respawn EntertainmentLeaks surrounding Rosie have been around for the longest, but have gone quiet recently.

Rosie seems likely based off how long her name has been floating around in-game files, but the rumored ability to jam a radar leaves a lot in the air.

The new legend found in the game files, Forge, could also possibly be coming in Season 4, although none of his leaked abilities explicitly state anything about jamming radars.

Despite the typically established formula of dropping one new legend per season, leaks have pointed towards ‘characters’ coming to Apex Legends, so there is a slim possibility we will see multiple added at once.

It’s also possible that the jammed radar isn’t anything to do with a new legend, but instead a new item or piece of equipment set to be added to the game.

While obviously unconfirmed, the leaks generate even more excitement among the Apex community as players speculate over the future of the beloved battle royale.

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Apex Legends changing name of Inauguration Ship to avoid confusion

Published: 17/Jan/2021 20:00

by Tanner Pierce

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A Respawn Entertainment developer has confirmed that, with the next Apex Legends update releasing during the week of January 17, the name of the Inauguration Ship Season 8 teaser will be changed in order to avoid confusion surrounding the upcoming United States Presidential Inauguration.

With Season 8 of Apex Legends quickly approaching, teasers for it have been starting to crop-up in-game, with one of the most interesting being the Inauguration Ship seen floating above the map.

The name, however, has nothing to do with the upcoming US Presidential Inauguration, which is occurring on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 – so in order to avoid confusion with that major event, the developers have decided to change the name of it to the Ceremony Ship.

According to Ryan Rigney, the director of communications over at Respawn Entertainment, the decision was made to avoid people thinking that the developers were “doing commentary about current events,” and considering how close we are to the actual inauguration, it makes sense.

Rigney added that they didn’t initially mean to cause confusion and that the name “Inauguration Ship” was something that they had picked out a while ago and it just happened to line up with current events.

“Better safe than sorry,” he tweeted.

In terms of what will actually be edited in-game, Rigney confirmed that the change won’t be too significant, stating that he believes the only thing of note will be a text file that appeared when pinging the ship in-game. Of course, the name change means that any new pieces of lore in Apex will refer to the ship with the appropriate title as well.

Right now, the Ceremony Ship is one of the most notable hints for Season 8 occurring in-game, aside from the new abilities teasers that have been found, which belong to the upcoming Legend named Fuse.

It’ll be interesting to see if anything else comes out of the ship before the new season’s start in early February.