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Incredible Ember Legend concept for Apex Legends is Season 6 worthy

Published: 26/Jul/2020 11:36

by Joe Craven

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One dedicated Reddit user has shared their incredible legend concept, Ember, a Pyromaniacs Mercenary who would fit right in to Apex Legends’ upcoming sixth season.

When it comes to gaming communities, few can match the innovation and dedication regularly demonstrated by the Apex Legends community. Cosplays and skin concepts have become the norm, with fans regularly flexing their creative muscles.

This trend was continued on July 25, with one fan sharing an incredible concept for a brand new Legend, known as Ember. The character is pitched as a ‘Pyromaniacs Mercenary’ with the tag line: “Your little thermites don’t scare me; I’ve walked through fire more times than you could imagine.”

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Could you see Ember joining the Legends pool?

A description accompanies the incredible concept art, giving background and lore to the conceived character. Despite being shared by a different Redditor, full credit for the post can be given to @Trash_Senpaiii on Twitter and Instagram, who also gave us permission to share her work.

“Ember was a mercenary pilot hired by the IMC during the final years of the frontier war,” the post reads. “During one unfortunate mission, Ember’s squad was ambushed and bombed… she made it out with parts of her body badly burned.”

Following this incident, Ember transitioned over to the Syndicate, with whom she still operates. Her current mission is to destroy evidence of the “unethical experiments” that took place in King’s Canyon.

Away from the lore and background of Ember, we were also given a look at what abilities she might possess. Her Tactical is known as Firewall, and would see her able to deploy a ‘tripwire grenade’ which would deal burn damage when triggered.

Her Passive ability would be called ‘Playing with Fire’, and mean she takes only 50% burn damage from enemy thermites. Finally, her Ultimate is called ‘Scorch’s Legacy’, which would replace her equipped weapon with a flamethrower for 20 seconds. This sounds incredible.

We’re of course biased, but we’d love to see Ember grace Apex Legends with her presence. Whether Respawn will add support for fan-made creations to make their way into the game remains to be seen, but this awesome creation is very high up our list.

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Apex Legends stand by ban after LuLuLuvely reports “innocent” player

Published: 22/Oct/2020 21:39

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment have said they stand by a ban ruling that caused controversy in the Apex Legends community, after NRG streamer ‘LuLuLuvely’ reported a player who protested their innocence on Reddit.

After a hacker mowed down a team of streamers including Lulu, the NRG content creator immediately filed a report to Respawn’s security team member Conor ‘Hideouts’ Ford to sort the situation.

According to LuLuLuvely, her claim included a clip that clearly shows the enemy Gibraltar blatantly hacking. However, the person playing Bloodhound alongside Gibby was also ousted.

The Bloodhound, who initially disputed the decision under their Reddit account ‘KongoBoom,’ slammed Respawn and Hideouts for how the process was carried out and reaffirmed their innocence. Their post was titled “Killing streamers got me banned.”

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The Bloodhound player in question claimed innocence, but Respawn’s investigation reaffirmed their ban.

“I’m season 6 / 3 predator with more than 30,000 kills you said I was cheating and in the video everything’s clear. The streamer gave my name mistakenly to the developer, in your email you said I was cheating without giving any proof,” they said.

This quickly set off the community. Accusations of a compromised system, favoritism to particular streamers, or lack of proper handling for bans were all brought up.

LuLu apologized to the player on Twitter, and said she would pass the thread along to get it attention. But, there was still anger about the supposed favoritism to address concerns of streamers, before regular players.

But after hours of community in-fighting and apparent “borderline death threats” toward LuLu, Respawn said they were standing by the decision.

“Regarding today’s Reddit thread from a banned Bloodhound (BH) player,” the studio wrote. “BH appeared to have multiple other banned accounts, BH has a history of attempting to evade bans, BH was partied with the cheating Gibraltar. We stand by the ban.”

Initially, KongoBoom expressed their frustration at the sequence of events. While the NRG streamer indicated that she had no intention of the Bloodhound being banned when making the report, the security team at Respawn have decided there was enough evidence to merit the verdict.

Following Respawn’s statement, LuLuLuvely said “Shame on those who sent borderline death threats to me because of a Reddit post from the guy claiming he was innocent.”

It should be noted that anyone can access the ‘Cheater Report’ Discord channel that’s handled by Hideouts, where people can directly submit clips and evidence of a hacker.

Uproar on this topic has devolved to speculation and accusations outside of Apex Legends and Respawn entirely, but the developers have now concluded this chapter of their long-standing battle against cheaters.