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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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Apex Legends Horizon actor reveals bizarre way she helped make Season 7

Published: 25/Nov/2020 14:48

by Jacob Hale

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The voice actor behind Apex Legends’ newest character, Horizon, has revealed the bizarre conditions in which she provided the voice, and it’s crazy to see where our favorite Scot came from.

Horizon was introduced to Apex Legends in Season 7, bringing a new set of abilities to the game, alongside new map Olympus.

The Gravitational Manipulator has been an instant hit with fans, so much so that we actually ranked her as one of the best legends in the game in our Season 7 tier list, behind only Wraith, Gibraltar and Bloodhound.

So, for such a fantastic character, Apex fans might expect a large-budget, Hollywood-esque production to get her voice lines and general character perfect… but that wasn’t the case.

Horizon Apex Legends Season 7
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Horizon has been an instant hit in Apex Legends.

Season 7 launched on November 4, 2020, and after letting the dust settle a bit, Horizon voice actor Elle Newlands shared a brilliant video from when she was recording for the character.

Clearly excited, this is about as 2020 as it gets, as Newlands was confined to a tiny closet to get her work done.

“I had to capture this for posterity,” she started excitedly. “I just stepped out of my closet, it’s July 17, I’m in Los Angeles in a 2-foot by 3-foot closet where I have my little recording booth, and I just recorded facial recognition and voiceover for Season 7 of Apex Legends, and I’m the voice of Horizon… Aah!”

Clarifying that it was for the Season 7 trailer, Elle said she is “so excited” to be in the game, calling the fact that she’s doing it all from home “amazing.”

It goes without saying that it is amazing what Elle and the wider Respawn crew have managed to pull off, in her own words, to “keep the entertainment flowing” despite all the issues the world has been facing in 2020.

If this can be done in a 2x3ft closet in someone’s home, we can’t imagine the possibilities for characters in the future of Apex.