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Is Revenant replacing Forge in Apex Legends Season 4?

Published: 27/Jan/2020 21:56 Updated: 27/Jan/2020 22:20

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment released a teaser diving into new lore for newly announced Apex Legends character Forge and what his bloody encounter with Revenant means for Season 4.

The battle royale is close to its one-year launch anniversary on February 4 and it looks like the devs are brewing something special to commemorate the event – even if it comes at the expense of the 5x Hyper-Fighting Federation Champion.

Leaks for the game have been consistently pitting Revenant as the next in line to enter the Apex Games, and while that might be true, players were taken aback when Forge was announced as the Season 4 headliner in Respawns blog update.

But the dev’s January 27 “special episode” starring James (Jimmie) ‘The Forge’ McCormick and Outlands Television host Lisa Stone threw a wrench in players’ perception of who’s really coming to the battlegrounds when the new season hits.

The faux interview introduces Forge as he “finally” qualifies to enter the Games, but things abruptly turns gruesome when we the Mask of the Red Death, Revenant makes its sudden appearance.

There’s a lot of elements in the trailer that’s emblematic to what’s happening in Apex Legends’ development, and Respawn aren’t being subtle with their approach.

“Hammond Robotics has had my back the entire way,” Forge said just before the vengeful bot Revenant made his on-screen debut behind him.

The name of the feature segment “Up Close and Personal” was also foreshadowing how it was going to play out, with Revenant sneaking behind the newly appointed contestant of the Apex Games.

Now even EA’s Season 4 page was updated in a meta confirmation that Forge might not be coming to Apex, that is if Respawn isn’t planning yet another trick that will see “the often imitated” fallen favored son of the Outlands.

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Respawn changed up its excerpt for Forge following the Jan 27 trailer, now teasing “a mysterious Legend.”

Meanwhile, it should be no surprise that Revenant will take his place in the game, if the “mysterious Legend” on the update page is to be an indication.

Respawn’s bait-and-switch didn’t fool some of the more devote loremasters for Apex Legends, who were hot on the trail of clues that stemmed long before the Season 4 blog detailing the upcoming chapter for the game.

Though there’s a good indication of the developer’s intentions, considering the new signage up in World’s Edge, it’ll be exciting for fans to see how Respawn unpacks the next major storyline in Apex Legends.

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Apex Legends actor reveals Bloodhound’s voice pre-edit

Published: 4/Dec/2020 14:26 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 14:27

by Ava Thompson-Powell

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With the recent arrival of Season 7, Apex Legends fans are jumping into Olympus with all of their favorite Legends. One voice actor of the non-binary Bloodhound recently shared what they sound like prior to vocal edits.

Arriving alongside the launch of Apex Legends back in 2019, Bloodhound was one of the first Legends available for players to utilize in matches. Billed as a legendary hunter, this Technological Tracker is the first non-binary character in the hit battle royale.

As the Apex seasons have progressed, the character has become increasingly powerful and seen their popularity grown.

So, in a peek behind the scenes, the voice actor behind Bloodhound has revealed how they sound before Respawn adds a few tweaks to make it sound as it does now.

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Bloodhound is, quite simply, one of Apex’s most popular legends.

The voice behind the mask

In a recent post to their TikTok account, voice actor Allegra Clark shared a clip of what the voice lines she records sound like prior to editing.

Stating that “what I do is only part of the vocal performance,” Clark details that a cool gas-mask vocal effect also pitches down her voice about two steps.

While the direction Allegra was originally given was that of an “androgynous, badass place,” she then goes on to share what Bloodhound’s iconic voice sounds like pre-editing. With a stark contrast to her regular voice, Clark’s vocal modulation and Icelandic/Old Norse accent instantly show off that recognizable cadence they have with their iconic lines.

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In b4 people tell me I haven’t been #bloodhound since records started in 2018. #bloodhoundapexlegends #apexlegends #voiceactor #voiceover #voiceacting

♬ original sound – Allegra Clark

The fans react

Shared on Reddit by IIIlandist, fans have been reacting to the non-binary character’s lines being heard without the filter.

One commenter stated: “when she said Mozambique here I felt that,” with another adding, “when she said Mozambique here I died.” Fans of the character were excited to hear how their vocal performance came about and seeing the effort of production that goes into creating the Legend.

It’s incredibly interesting seeing behind the scenes information regarding voice work and the like. This clip shared by Clark is no exception.