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Respawn tease possible Apex Legends event with “unauthorized entry” of Dragons

Published: 19/Jun/2019 17:30 Updated: 19/Jun/2019 20:03

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Dragons, canonically known as Flyers in the Titanfall universe, were first teased by Respawn Entertainment during their EA Play 2019 presentation. Now the company has hinted at a possible upcoming Apex Legends event featuring the fiery reptiles.

Apex Legends players have been waiting for more information with bated breath ever since the Flyers were teased during E3. Respawn keep dropping hints, but haven’t solidly confirmed any kind of events featuring the dragons.

That could be set to change though, as players recently spotted Flyers soaring around above King’s Canyon, though they are timid creatures, and fly away as soon as they’re interacted with. And now, Respawn has teased them again, but this time with a tweet.

Respawn Entertainment / Epic GamesPlayers have recently spotted dragons flying around in-game.

“System Malfunction”

On June 19, the official Apex Legends Twitter account tweeted “ALERT. UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY.” accompanied by a single gif image. 

In the gif, a screen is shown with a warning sign, before its display changes to the text “SYSTEM MALFUNCTION.”

The King’s Canyon map is then displayed, alongside a 3D render of a Flyer, and five red dots on the map that indicate that’s where the flying reptiles have been spotted.

A system malfunction means that the dragons are breaking the system, and implies that it could be some sort of invasion, leading to an upcoming event. Interesting…

Flyers aren’t the only new visitors

The Leviathans seen in the ocean surrounding King’s Canyon have also been inching their way closer and closer to land as of late, implying that the Flyers might not be the only newcomers.

Respawn hinted that the creatures might not be as friendly as they appear in an Instagram post on June 12. In the post, a message titled “L001 > DATA LOG AZ71P” is shown on a computer screen, with “L001” seemingly pointing to one of the Leviathans.

A post-it note is stuck to the top-right corner of the screen, and reads “What’s wrong with Rosie?”, which could be referring to one of the beasts.

With both the dragons and the dinosaurs moving into the map, could we see a Flyer vs Leviathan fight? Only time will tell.

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Apex Legends dev reveals brutal finisher they scrapped from the game

Published: 30/Oct/2020 10:03

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends dev Moy Parra has revealed a finisher for Bloodhound that was scrapped before the launch of the battle royale – and it might be the most gruesome one we’ve seen.

With each new season in Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment releases a new legend, tonnes of skins and cosmetics in the battle pass, and as we’ve seen more recently, quest lines to further the story of the Apex Games.

These new legends, skins, and items, as we’ve seen before, are typically in development way before they are released and end up finding their way onto the internet either through leaks or official reveals from Respawn themselves. 

However, there’s also a lot that gets left on the cutting room floor. Ideas for the legends that don’t quite fit, or skins that maybe don’t quite match some of the extravagant looks that already in-game. 

Bloodhound in Apex Legends
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Bloodhound has become one of Apex’s most powerful legends over the last few seasons.

The same goes for animations surrounding things like finishing moves. Typically, this can be because they cause bugs and other issues, but sometimes it can be because a move is way too over the top. 

Apex Legends dev Moy Parra, who has revealed some scrapped content before, showed off one of the scrapped finishers for Bloodhound that went a bit over the top. 

The dev showed that one of the initial ideas for Bloodhound would have the legend finish enemies off by sticking a pole into their head. If you think that sounds bad, it gets worse. The technological tracker would also pull on the pole, seemingly beheading their downed opponent. 

As Parra notes, that type of execution might have stuck around if Apex received a similar mature rating as Titanfall, but instead, the battle royale is only a Teen rated title. 

There might be some scope to add more finishers for each legend in the future, but they certainly won’t be as explicit as some of the first ideas that Respawn had.