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Shroud details the biggest problem that is “going to ruin” Apex Legends

Published: 23/Mar/2019 23:27 Updated: 24/Mar/2019 0:05

by Alan Bernal

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Twitch star Apex Legends, but a burgeoning problem in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale is making him think the company has long-term problems ahead of them.

Apex Legends was a smash hit when it released on February 4, as the game was able to attract 50 million players in no time at all. However, that player base might be at risk of falling out of love with the constant hindrance that cheaters are becoming to the game.

During a broadcast on March 20, shroud voiced his concerns about the persistent wave of hackers in Apex, which he thinks could spell doom for the title unless the company makes some changes.

Cheaters have become common to see in various Apex Legends matches.

Shroud noted that he had talked to Respawn about prioritizing a reliable anti-cheat system to the game. Though the developers have since added a report function to their title, he doesn’t think it’ll be enough to stop the influx of cheaters.

“That was my big concern when I talked to [Respawn Entertainment] about this game, ages ago,” shroud said. “I was like, ‘if you don’t handle cheaters well, no report system will save you.’ …A report system is literally useless, [unless] you figure a way to get rid of them. Hopefully that doesn’t happen, but it’s looking like it’s going to happen.”

The former CS:GO pro didn’t take Respawn’s predicament lightly, since he knows how cheaters tend to get out of hand – especially with free-to-play titles. But, while the streamer thinks that free-to-play “is the way to go,” a lack of a solution for the hackers could hold a grim future for Apex.

“I’m telling you,” shroud said. “The cheaters are going to ruin this game. It’s so hard to fight cheaters, you can’t win.”

Shroud was at his wit’s end to preventing cheaters other than Respawn contacting Epic Games for their anti-cheat system. Regardless, something is going to have to happen soon to stave off the growing concern.

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Apex Legends actor reveals Bloodhound’s voice pre-edit

Published: 4/Dec/2020 14:26 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 14:27

by Ava Thompson-Powell

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With the recent arrival of Season 7, Apex Legends fans are jumping into Olympus with all of their favorite Legends. One voice actor of the non-binary Bloodhound recently shared what they sound like prior to vocal edits.

Arriving alongside the launch of Apex Legends back in 2019, Bloodhound was one of the first Legends available for players to utilize in matches. Billed as a legendary hunter, this Technological Tracker is the first non-binary character in the hit battle royale.

As the Apex seasons have progressed, the character has become increasingly powerful and seen their popularity grown.

So, in a peek behind the scenes, the voice actor behind Bloodhound has revealed how they sound before Respawn adds a few tweaks to make it sound as it does now.

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Bloodhound is, quite simply, one of Apex’s most popular legends.

The voice behind the mask

In a recent post to their TikTok account, voice actor Allegra Clark shared a clip of what the voice lines she records sound like prior to editing.

Stating that “what I do is only part of the vocal performance,” Clark details that a cool gas-mask vocal effect also pitches down her voice about two steps.

While the direction Allegra was originally given was that of an “androgynous, badass place,” she then goes on to share what Bloodhound’s iconic voice sounds like pre-editing. With a stark contrast to her regular voice, Clark’s vocal modulation and Icelandic/Old Norse accent instantly show off that recognizable cadence they have with their iconic lines.

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In b4 people tell me I haven’t been #bloodhound since records started in 2018. #bloodhoundapexlegends #apexlegends #voiceactor #voiceover #voiceacting

♬ original sound – Allegra Clark

The fans react

Shared on Reddit by IIIlandist, fans have been reacting to the non-binary character’s lines being heard without the filter.

One commenter stated: “when she said Mozambique here I felt that,” with another adding, “when she said Mozambique here I died.” Fans of the character were excited to hear how their vocal performance came about and seeing the effort of production that goes into creating the Legend.

It’s incredibly interesting seeing behind the scenes information regarding voice work and the like. This clip shared by Clark is no exception.