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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 Season 8 launch trailer reveals Fuse abilities and destroyed Kings Canyon

Published: 21/Jan/2021 16:12

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment have given a first look at the new Legend Fuse and his abilities in action, plus the obliteration of Kings Canyon, in the Apex Legends Season 8 Launch trailer.

Fuse, real name Walter Fitzroy is the eighth post-launch Legend to join the Apex games, bringing the total to 16 – double what the game had at launch.

As his name implies, his abilities are all about explosives, and he’s a blow-it-up-first, ask questions later, type character. Hailing from Salvo – a new planet we’ve only just found out about – he’s also bringing a new weapon with him, the 30-30 repeater.

The launch trailer, released on January 21, gives us our first look at two key parts of the upcoming season: Fuse’s ability kit, and the new-look Kings Canyon.

Season 8 Launch Trailer

 

Fuse abilities in Apex Legends

Although not completely explained, this trailer gives us a look at Fuse using his abilities, which he’ll have in the Apex games.

His ultimate, which was already teased in-game, sees him drop a mortar-like bomb, which then explodes into flames, damaging anyone nearby.

We can also see him launch grenades from his arm, which will be his tactical ability.

Fuse tactical ability
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Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm.

Kings Canyon

Salvo’s unification with the Syndicate was meant to be a joyous occasion, but Fuse’s old friends are certainly not happy about – and decided to crash the party.

This has left Kings Canyon in ruins – ready for a new Season of massive map changes. Respawn have become experts at weaving the game’s lore into actual gameplay, and this is just another example of that.

In the trailer, it appears that Artillery and Slum Lakes have both been destroyed, but we may have to wait until the gameplay trailer to see the full extent of the damage.

Season 8 launches on consoles, PC, and possibly Nintendo Switch, on February 2.