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Respawn would “love” to make Apex Legends series for Netflix

Published: 19/Aug/2020 6:43 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:16

by Isaac McIntyre

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Respawn would “love” to bring the world of Apex Legends to Netflix or another rival streaming service as a multi-season TV series, game director Chad Grenier admitted soon after the battle royale’s Season 6 update went live.

Apex Legends has just started tapping into its colorful cast of interesting characters for big stories in the battle royale world. In Season 4, Respawn introduced the Revenant v Loba plot for the very first time, to high praise.

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Last season, the battle royale had another storytelling first. Apex Legends players were given a chance to play out a short adventure, “The Broken Ghost,” which culminated in the surprise return of former Titanfall 2 villain Ash.

Respawn “loves” idea of Apex Legends Netflix series

The next frontier of Apex Legends storytelling could well be a television series, according to director Chad Grenier. There’s nothing solid locked, but Respawn would “love” the chance to take Apex Legends to Netflix, he admitted.

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“A Netflix animated series of Apex? Yeah, I would love to do that… that sounds awesome,” Grenier admitted to GamesRadar. “Sign me up! I think right now we’re focused on the game, but heck, if someone wants to pitch me something I’ll listen.”

The colorful Apex Legends cast would make awesome main characters in a possible Netflix series.
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The colorful Apex Legends cast would make awesome main characters in a possible Netflix series.

Apex Legends is already breaking into new pop-culture mediums to share its ever-developing narrative in Season 6 too. Following the success of the in-game “Broken Ghost” audio logs in Season 5, Respawn is now offering fully in-color comics for each completed adventure.

The new Season 6 comics will tell smaller “untold stories” about each of the Apex Legends characters in a similar way to the “Broken Ghost” logs. These narrative rewards are unlocked by collecting new in-game Treasure Packs.

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Apex Legends has moved to full-color comics for its Season 6 stories.
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Apex Legends has moved to full-color comics for its Season 6 quest stories.

The idea of an Apex Legends Netflix series is certainly an exciting one. There’s a half-dozen storylines already on the go in the battle royale, including Loba’s big revenge arc, Lifeline and Octane’s journey to Olympus, and Mila’s eventual return.

Respawn would likely pick a few characters as central leads if they did pull the trigger on an animated series. The rest would likely act as reoccurring side characters.

Who would lead an Apex Legends series?

Mirage is an easy early pick ⁠— the Apex devs can’t seem to get enough of the fast-talking Holographic Trickster. Bangalore is another; the veteran soldier will be “front and center” in Season 6, Respawn ahead of the August 18 update.

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Dexerto could also see characters like Wraith, Lifeline, and Pathfinder all having a big role in any potential series. They’re marketable Legends with interesting stories, making them great main characters for a multi-season series.

Loba holds a flare over a Revenant body in Apex Legends.
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The Loba vs Revenant storyline has dominated Apex Legends in the last two seasons.

Unfortunately, Grenier’s excited tease is little more than the Apex Legends director declaring he’d love to do a project like that. Netflix hasn’t officially approached Respawn, at least as far as we can confirm, so don’t expect a show soon.

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That doesn’t mean it may not happen in the future though. Animated series like Avatar: The Last Airbender have returned to vogue on Netflix. Similarly, Star Wars: The Clone Wars just broke records for Disney with its departing season.

The question is, which actors fit which Legend? We could see Ryan Reynolds playing a hilarious Mirage, and The Walking Dead’s Sonequa Martin-Green is definitely our tip for Bangalore. Heck, cast Bryan Cranston as Caustic too!

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How to get super jump with Octane’s jump pad in Apex Legends

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:19 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:21

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have got a trick that lets Octane jump seemingly higher than normal when using his launchpad, though, it might be quite situational.

Ever since being introduced back in Season 1, Octane has helped shake up Apex Legends thanks to his unique movement abilities. 

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The adrenaline junkie might not feature in every match in the same way both Pathfinder and Wraith do, but when he does, you can be sure to see him whizzing around the map using Stim or flying high with his jump pad.

Players have come up with plenty of movement tricks since his introduction, with Respawn going as far as tweaking the pad so that users can use a double jump. Yet, some players have gone even further, well, higher, than that. 

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Octane in Apex Legends
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Octane can regularly be found in Apex games, but not as much as some other legends.

It comes from Reddit user KILL2BKING, who pointed out that the tip might be pretty situational, but it should help you get the high ground over unknowing opponents. 

Quite simply, when an Octane jump pad is on the floor, you want to punch your way on it. Don’t run, or walk, use your melee attack right before you step on to it and you’ll start to bounce.

Now, if you really want to maximize the height advantage, let yourself float back down to the pad. You’ll then get a boost like it is a trampoline. Then, you can use your double jump to reach even greater heights. 

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  1. Place an Octane jump pad
  2. Melee attack right before stepping onto the pad
  3. Take a bounce up and down like a trampoline
  4. Double jump off to new heights

As noted, while this tip is pretty useful, it’s also quite situational. Given that you need to bounce up and back down again on the jump pad, it can make you vulnerable to enemy attacks. 

At the end of the day, though, if you need to reach a spot that could you give a leg up in a game, the movement trick is certainly worth mastering. At least until Respawn make legends changes.