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New Apex Legends teaser possibly reveals more about Revenant’s backstory

Published: 29/Apr/2020 23:03 Updated: 30/Apr/2020 0:12

by Alan Bernal

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A new teaser for Apex Legends dives into the backstory of a simulacrum believed to be Revenant, and could be hinting at the mysteries players will unravel in Season 5.

The single teaser is a scientific briefing from experiments with ‘PROJECT 617’ that is on trail 7578. Though there isn’t a ton of flash and excitement that usually accompanies a presumed look into the next season, it paints a morbid picture of the process that turns someone into a simulacrum.

There are strong links between a character suspected to be Loba and her quest for revenge on Revenant, who murdered her parents as seen in the Season 4 Assimilation launch trailer.

This new teaser could be a file on Revenant, or an earlier test subject, and their time during the simulacrum transformation, which revealed a bit more about the torturous process that the experiments had to endure.

Previous teasers showed someone doing research on Project 617. The prevailing thought is that this person is Loba, who would have clear motivations to discover as many weaknesses about simulacrums as possible.

The file revealed that a simulacrum is neither android or cyborg, rather they “fall somewhere between cyborgs and androids on the spectrum of organic to inorganic life.”

For someone looking to take down a hysterical robotic assassin, this would be a crucial piece of intel since it hints that Revenant’s kind can be destroyed, at least in theory.

Though that will be challenging since the scientists at Hammond Robotics might have used a “Remote Network Intermediary” in the form of organic storage to successfully create simulacrums.

In either case, someone with Loba’s talents and abilities would be smart enough to do her research before executing a plot against the target of her revenge.

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Revenant has some errors in his programming, which is something Loba might exploit in Apex Legends Season 5.

As the build-up to the next season continues to develop, there are sure to be new pieces of information on Revenant’s kind that the community, as well as Loba, will find out along the way.

While these story teasers don’t directly correlate into the Apex Legends’ gameplay, per se, it could give a glimpse at the type of world events that will unfold in the next season of the battle royale.

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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.