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Are giant spiders coming to Apex Legends? Leaks, rumors and more

Published: 18/Jul/2019 12:46 Updated: 18/Jul/2019 13:38

by Calum Patterson

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Although this may sound like a far-fetched theory, there is some evidence stacking up that some form of giant spiders could be making their way to Kings Canyon in Apex Legends – with the latest hint from Respawn Entertainment themselves.

The launch of Season 2: Battle Charge added the first wildlife to Kings Canyon, with the pesky ‘flyers’ and large leviathans taking over.

However, if various leaks and hints are to be believed, the animal kingdom in the popular battle royale could be about to expand. Here’s all the evidence we have so far to suggest some spider-like monsters are coming to Apex Legends.

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Data-mined Spider sounds

The first hint that some form of arachnid could be added to Apex Legends came from data miner @That1MiningGuy, who uncovered some sound files that sound very much like spiders.

The file is also named ‘AB_MIST_SPIDERS’, so it’s clearly no coincidence.

Caustic’s lore from Respawn

On July 17, Respawn released new lore for one of the legends, Caustic this time, and fans have noticed that there are even more clues pointing to some large, eight-legged creatures.

It turns out that Caustic’s lethal gas is actually made from the poison from ‘Scarabaeidae Arachnia’ – “a large forest-dwelling spider.

EACaustic’s lore reveals more clues about spiders.

Halloween theme for Apex Legends Season 3?

Still not convinced? Well next we might even have an indication of when these spiders might attack. Apex Legends’ current season is set to end around the start of October – perfect timing for a Halloween theme in Season 3.

In fact, leaked cosmetics also heavily suggest that a spooky, insect and flesh themed style will be coming to Apex at some point, and a Halloween event of some kind would seem most suitable.

These three textures were found by data miners, and are set to be used on various upcoming skins:

@That1MiningGuyThese three cosmetic patterns are set to be used for Apex Legends skins at some point in the future.

In fact, data miner @That1MiningGuy also found a promotional image which has not yet been shown in-game, depicting both Wraith and Caustic wearing this new design on a skin.

@That1MiningGuyWraith and Caustic seen in this unreleased promotional image wearing ‘spooky’ new skin designs.

Prowlers coming to Apex Legends?

No, we don’t mean the five-round burst SMG – prowlers were a nasty kind of monster from Titanfall 2, and leaked files suggest they could be making a comeback in Apex Legends too.

Prowlers aren’t quite spiders, as they are only quadrupeds, but their addition would make spiders all the more likely. As well as the sound files for the prowlers, an image of their ‘nest’ was also data-mined.

For now, this is most of the evidence we have to support the theory that spiders – and possibly some other monstrous creatures – are coming to Kings Canyon.

However, it might be some time before we actually see them in game, most likely not until Season 3, when a new Halloween theme or event is expected.

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Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

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He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.