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New Forge info shows how he stacks up against other Apex Legends

Published: 25/Jan/2020 0:23

by Albert Petrosyan

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Respawn Entertainment have released new information in Apex Legends about the upcoming Season 4 Legend Forge that reveals the class type of his abilities, and how he compares to the other characters.

There is a lot of excitement and anticipation in the Apex Legends player-base for Season 4, which will, of course, introduce the brand new Legend name Forge.

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Forge, whose real name is Jimmy McCormick, is a muscular fighter who has received cybernetic enhancement, including the Shattered Gauntlets that he uses to “batter his opponents into submission.”

On January 24, Respawn put out some graphics of new details about him, including his age, height, weight, striking force, and draw speed, and how they compare to some of the other Legends.

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While most of the info is purely cosmetic and for Apex lore, some of it can be useful in helping determine how Forge will look in-game, such as his height and weight, especially when using other characters as reference points.

Respawn EntertainmentForge is the confirmed new Legend for Apex Legends Season 4.

How Forge compares to other Legends

GIBRALTAR

The first comparison Respawn made was between Forge and Gibraltar, who is also a large-figured character.

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Turns out that the new Legend is actually a bit taller than Gibby, meaning his figure will be pretty imposing in-game.

He does weigh nearly 30 pounds less, however, so he might not take as much space on the screen. Furthermore, his draw speed is considerably less than Gibraltar’s, which means he could have faster movement when it comes to activating abilities and switching between weapons.

Respawn EntertainmentHow Forge compares to Gibraltar in Apex Legends.

PATHFINDER

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The next Legend Forge was compared to is Pathfinder, who comes in as slightly shorter, which gives further clarity to how big the new character will look in-game.

However, the weight can be discounted here because he is a robot built with large hunks of steel, a fact that can be easy to forget because of how nice and joyous he is.

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Forge’s draw speed is slightly higher than that of the robo-Legend, but the difference is probably too minuscule to really matter.

Respawn EntertainmentHow Forge compares to Pathfinder in Apex Legends.

BANGALORE

Last but not least – Bangalore. Unsurprisingly, the demolition-class Legend is considerably both shorter and lighter than Forge, which likely means he will appear as a larger figure in-game.

Due to the size difference, it’s no surprise that her reaction time is lower; it’s fair to say that Forge will be much more of an “in your face” type character than Bangalore.

Respawn EntertainmentHow Forge compares to Bangalore in Apex Legends.

Forge’s class type and abilities

One thing that this new information does help clarify is what type of Legend Forge is going to be, in terms of the function of his abilities, which have not yet been revealed.

There are three main types of Legends – offensive, defensive, and support – so the fact that Respawn have labeled him as “assault” makes it pretty clear that he’s going to be offensive.

This makes sense, not only because of how he looks but also because of the abilities that he will feature, which were leaked by dataminers.

His leaked Tactical, Passive, and Ultimate abilities all have to do with punching, smashing, and slamming, which would certainly fall under the category of assault.

Cosplay

Apex Legends cosplayer summons spooky Bloodhound skin for Halloween

Published: 18/Oct/2020 22:06

by Bill Cooney

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One Apex Legends fan and Halloween enthusiast has brought Bloodhound’s Halloween skin into our realm just in time for the holiday with an awesome and spooky cosplay.

As in many games, Apex’s Halloween skins are some of the most popular and sought after by players, but they’re only available to unlock for a limited time, which makes them prestige items as well.

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Since the spooky skins are basically trick or treating costumes for the legends during the seasonal LTMs, it makes sense they make for great cosplay inspiration as well.

Cosplay studio ‘Designedby’ proved this on Reddit with a brilliant-looking take of Bloodhound’s pumpkin-headed ‘Protector of the Patch’ legendary skin from 2019.

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Bloodhound Cosplay
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Allfather give me candy.

One look at the jack-o’-lantern wearing a pointed hat and anyone who’s played Apex since 2019’s Fright or Fight event. The headgear and the lanterns both have lights producing an eerie orange glow as well. To top it all off they’re rocking a fully-accurate Flatline as well but it, unfortunately, seems to lack a matching Halloween weapon skin to go along with it.

Safe to say if we saw this walking down the street we would forget about our candy and instinctively start scanning for the nearest weapon or loot crate.

If you still want to pick up Protector of the Patch you are actually in luck, because all of the old cosmetics should be coming back to the shop during the 2020 event.

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Bloodhound’s Halloween skin should be available to unlock again during the Halloween event.

According to dataminers, the Technological Tracker will also be getting a brand new skin for Halloween 2020 along with Crypto, Gibraltar, and more. Bloodhound’s new skin is visually similar to Protector of the Patch, but with a red recolor.

The creators at Designedby definitely seem to have a soft spot for Apex, as they’ve rolled out awesome Mirage and Caustic cosplays as well in recent months, but pumpkin Bloodhound takes the cake as one of the best costumes for the game we’ve seen (so far).

Blackheart Caustic cosplay
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Blackheart Caustic would also make a great Halloween costume option.

There’s still no official date for when the 2020 Halloween event will get going, but seeing as we’re more than halfway through October already, we’d keep our eyes out this next week for an announcement.

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Respawn, after all, has to give players some time to unlock all the cosmetics they can.