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Iconic Borderlands intro gets epic Apex Legends makeover

Published: 9/Apr/2019 14:38 Updated: 9/Apr/2019 15:32

by David Purcell

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Apex Legends might not have quite reached the popularity of the Borderlands franchise yet, but the idea of fusing both of these games together looks to be a very popular prospect indeed.

Gearbox Software revealed a brand new Borderlands 3 trailer on April 3, as well announcing its release date, and it hasn’t taken fans long to start thinking about potential crossovers the game could get involved with.

Fusing together both the iconic soundtrack from the original Borderlands intro and a number of Apex Legends characters who have established their own cult fanbases – such as Bloodhound, Bangalore, and others – one fan has managed to piece together an introduction video that will leave you pining for both worlds to clash in the future. 

Respawn Entertainment / Borderlands WikiWhat would an Apex Legends and Borderlands crossover look like?

Remaking Borderlands’ iconic intro with Apex Legends

With Cage the Elephant’s ‘Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked’ playing in the background and some interesting shots of the legends’ finishers, the intro left a number of fans wanting more from this potential crossover in the future.

The intro was posted to the Apex Legends subreddit by its creator, Reddit user McArctico, who claims to have put it together on his handheld device and admits – after some suggestions were pinged in his direction from other fans – that improvements could be made.

I made a borderlands intro with the apex legends characters from r/apexlegends

Further crossover videos could be on the way

While feedback was generally positive, though, some eagle-eyed fans of the game wanted to see a few more voice lines presented during the video, among other minor details that perhaps could have been included. 

“I will try to do it again, since I did it from my phone,” McArctico posted. “Thanks for the comments that gave ideas to improve it. I will keep everything in mind.”

Nevertheless, the majority of the game’s online community were delighted by the effort, some fans asking for a collaboration between the two.

Whether or not that would ever come to fruition is unknown, but it won’t stop people from thinking what it may look like if those from Kings Canyon and Pandora ever crossed paths.

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Apex Legends players want “throwback weekends” with old versions of maps

Published: 5/Dec/2020 22:33

by Julian Young

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After getting to experience a previous version of World’s Edge in the Winter Express LTM, Apex Legends players want Respawn to introduce “throwback” releases of the game’s maps for them to enjoy.

With Apex Legends’ Holo-Day Bash event in full swing, players have gotten a chance to experience the fan-favorite Winter Express limited-time mode once again, which is set on an older version of World’s Edge.

That version of the map is no longer available in the rotation, of course, but after getting another taste of it in the LTM, the Apex community is asking the developers for more.

“Respawn should give us ‘Throwback Weekends,’ a weekend where a previous iteration of a map is in rotation all weekend long,” Reddit user u/NizzyDeniro suggested.”

Respawn should give us "Throwback Weekends". A Weekend where a Previous Iteration of a Map is in rotation all Weekend long. from apexlegends

Basically, the fan is asking the devs to create a new rotation available on weekends, called “Throwback Weekends,” each one featuring a version of Kings Canyon or World Edge from previous seasons.

Since its launch in February of 2019, both maps have undergone various flurries of changes over the past two years, with numerous popular landing spots and points of interest being revamped, or in some cases, completely removed.

The original Capital City on World’s Edge and Skull Town on Kings Canyon are just examples of iconic locations that players want to enjoy again but can’t because they’re not in the maps’ current iterations. Some players even suggested bringing back content from the original Apex Legends release, with one user saying “Can I get a season 0 Kings Canyon please.”

Apex Legends Kings Canyon Skull Town
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Players want Respawn to bring back old versions of the game’s maps, like Season 0 King’s Canyon.

The post has been well-received, amassing almost 20,000 upvotes as well as hundreds of replies expressing support of the idea. While some expressed doubts on whether this is feasible due to issues of file size and other considerations, the community seems to be overwhelmingly on-board with the suggestion.

One user pointed out that bringing back old maps could help the player base, saying “I think it will bring lots of people online too. Can you imagine Season 3 Cap City now with the new legends?”

The idea could also benefit newer players: “I just started playing the middle of last season. I would love to go back and get to play some of the old maps,” a user said in reply to the concept.

Unfortunately, no one from Respawn has commented or replied to this request yet, despite its growing popularity, so there’s no indication this is in the devs’ plans for now.