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Respawn writers tease Titanfall’s Jack Cooper crossover in Apex Legends

Published: 26/Sep/2020 23:30 Updated: 27/Sep/2020 0:06

by Alan Bernal

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Titanfall fans had their hopes renewed of seeing Jack Cooper in Apex Legends, as Respawn Entertainment’s lead writers are saying that the Frontier Militia pilot could have his day in the battle royale, hinting that he might already be playing some sort of role.

Respawn created Apex in the same universe as their beloved Titanfall franchise of old. Naturally, that means the longtime series faithful are hoping to see big names from those projects make their way to the Apex Games in some capacity.

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We’ve already seen Blisk and Titanfall 2’s simulacrum Ash get the spotlight through trailers or in-game questlines, so it wouldn’t be completely out of the question that Jack Cooper might have a similar reintroduction in later seasons.

Who is Jack Cooper? Long before Respawn released Apex Legends, Jack Cooper was the main character in the highly-acclaimed Titanfall 2 campaign. Since the battle royale came out, fans have been waiting for any sign of Cooper in the game since (spoiler alert) Blisk, the creator of the Apex Games, gave him an invitation to be an Apex Predator at the end of TF2.

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There are plenty of fans who want to see Jack Cooper in Apex Legends.

Trading banter with YouTuber ‘staycation,’ Principal Writer at Respawn, Manny Hagopian, touched on a soft spot for Apex fans, joking about the status for the TF lead’s future in the Arena.

“It’s crazy that you think you haven’t already got him… Plotter twist!” Hagopian responded to the YouTuber who was having a bit of fun ‘speculating’ about Cooper coming in Season 7. “I mean…we haven’t really ever seen that AI Announcer’s face – not to mention, I’ve never seen Zehra Fazal & Matthew Mercer in the same room at the same time. Plottest twist!!”

Fazal is a voice actress who every Apex player has heard before as the AI Announcer for the Games. Other than being the Dungeon Master for the massively popular Critical Role series, Mercer voiced Cooper in TF2.

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Another writer for Apex, Tom Casiello, also poked fun at the idea by briefly noting his interest in Hagopian’s ribbing. It goes without saying that Cooper dropping into the Apex Legends storyline would be a monumental occasion for the fanbase.

Unfortunately, this is where the speculation breaks down since we’ve seen how much the Respawn writers like to play light-hearted jokes on their fellow fans, even going as far as to add files for fake characters just to mislead the dataminer/leaker community.

But if there were ever people to figure out the mental gymnastics needed to properly introduce the Titan pilot into Apex Legends, then Casiello and Hagopian would be the ones to pen his return.

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The way Respawn has been going about Apex’s story in recent seasons point to big revelations coming to light soon, and players are going to be ever-vigilant for potential clues of Jack Cooper’s appearance in the Outlands.

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How to get Apex Legends Champion Edition: Release date, price, skins

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:19 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 18:39

by Tanner Pierce

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The Apex Legends Champion Edition bundle is bringing a slew of skins, exclusive weapon charms, and more in Season 7. Here’s everything you need to know from the price to the release date.

Previous Apex Legends editions have included skins and cosmetics, plus Apex Coins. The Champion Edition goes a step further however, as it will unlock all the post-launch Legends leading up to Season 7.

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This is perfect if you’re just starting out in Apex Legends and want to get caught up, and it will also fit in nicely with the game’s release on new platforms like Switch and Steam later in the year.

Apex Legends Champion Edition price

The appropriately-titled Champion Edition, includes eight items, including some awesome skins, a weapon charm, and more, all for $39.99. While that is a pretty steep price compared to previous bundle editions, EA says what is included is worth $100, so relatively, this is a great deal.

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Players get a ton of content with the Champion Edition, including some extra character and weapon skins, free unlocks, and more.

Champion Edition content

Just by purchasing the bundle, players will have access to all legends that were released up to season 7 automatically, including the yet-to-be-announced legend coming with the aforementioned season. This means that if you’re a new player or you just haven’t played the game in a while, you won’t have to worry about grinding in order to unlock the Legends.

In addition to those free unlocks, the Champion Edition also includes seven legendary skins. Fans will be able to get their hands on skins for Legends and weapons:

  • 9 character unlocks (all Legends up to Season 7):
    • Caustic, Mirage, Octane, Wattson, Crypto, Revenant, Loba, Rampart, and the Season 7 Legend
  • 7 Exclusive Legendary items:
    • “Risen Queen” Wraith skin
    • “Forged Knight” Revenant skin
    • “Hallowed Spirit” Crypto skin
    • “Curse of the Awaken” Triple Take skin
    • “Slayer’s Lancer” Flatline skin
    • “Jaded Myth” Sentinel skin
    • “Emperor Nessy XIV” Gun Charm
  • 1,000 Apex Coins

Finally, players will also get a Golden Nessie weapon charm (based on the long-running Titanfall and Apex Easter egg), as well as 1,000 Apex Coins.

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Champion Edition Release Date

According to Respawn, the Champion Edition will release at the start of Season 7, which is set to start on November 10, 2020, if everything goes according to plan. This means that you only have to wait a month to get your hands on this bundle.

The bundle will be purchasable from both digital storefronts on PlayStation, Xbox and Origin, as well as retail stores in the form of a download card.