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How to find the Star Wars easter egg hidden in Apex Legends

Published: 6/Dec/2019 2:37

by Isaac McIntyre

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Just days after the Apex Legends community found an exciting easter egg on the battle royale’s Firing Range, a Respawn developer has revealed the location of another Star Wars related secret hidden in the game’s lore.

Apex fans have been in an easter egg fever in the past few days, after developer Rayme Vinson revealed there were secrets hidden in the practice playlist, and Respawn writer Manny Hagopian joined the fun soon after with a Star Wars teaser.

According to Hagopian, who was responsible for much of the writing and lore in both Apex and Fallen Order, there was a secret tidbit hidden somewhere in the game that saw the two franchises crossover, even if in just a small way.

Respawn EntertainmentManny Hagopian has revealed what the Fallen Order easter egg hidden somewhere in Apex Legends is.

Hagopian started the hunt by revealing the existence of the secret, before adding a few clues to the mix, including “His Witt is worse than his bite, but his bite travels a long long time and a far, far metric distance to feed his future,” and “the two may be far, far apart but with the right ingredients they may be related.”

After 24 hours of letting players hunt for the egg, the developer confirmed it had been found by one particularly willy player, and revealed the details of the secret for all his followers so they too could enjoy the Star Wars crossover.

“We got a winner!” Hagopian declared on December 5 after a player revealed they had discovered the secret. “Mirage’s great-grandfather is named after the lovable food-obsessed pilot of the Stinger Mantis: Greez Dritus.”

Considering the last egg earlier this week saw the Firing Range battle dummies come to life and open fire on players, Respawn’s writer admitted his “wasn’t as cool,” but it’s still a very interesting crossover for fans of both games.

“Not as cool as killer dummies but this was before the launch of JFO – so there you have it!” he added. “Thanks for playing, friends! The rabbit holes our great fans will travel down to find easter eggs is as awesome!”

There’s also a few bragging rights heading Apex fan 4wayPen’s way, after they were the first to correctly guess the answer: “It’s not Gryz Witt (Mirage’s great-grandpa) and Greez Dritus (Pilot of the Mantis) having weirdly similar names is it?”

While Hagopian’s Fallen Order easter egg was a little smaller than the Firing Range secret, there’s no doubt it’s a cool crossover and opens up a lot of possibilities for more of these fun community hunts to continue into the future.

And, considering the Star Wars connection has been in the game since before the Fallen Order title first released, it stands to reason there could already be other similar secrets littered through World’s Edge—so keep your eyes peeled!

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.