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Smart Pistol is NOT coming to Apex Legends says Respawn dev

Published: 26/Feb/2020 14:24

by Calum Patterson

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After panic was sparked that one of Titanfall’s most controversial weapons, the Smart Pistol, was coming to Apex Legends, a Respawn developer has responded to clarify it’s definitely not on the way.

A game file found in Apex Legends labeled Smart_Pistol_MK6_bullet had players who know about the weapon’s power worried it could be coming to the battle royale.

Titanfall players know all too well about the Smart Pistol’s lock-on abilities and just how much debate it sparked in the community, even when it was nerfed and made a boost weapon that charged up over time in Titanfall 2.

Smart Pistol from Titanfall
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We can only imagine the carnage a Smart Pistol would cause in Apex Legends.

Data miner That1MiningGuy shared the game file on Twitter on February 24, saying “All the non-Titanfall playing Apex Fans don’t know of the hell that is the Smart Pistol. Yall cry about aim assist, you don’t even know the nightmare of what COULD be coming if it’s real.”

Thankfully, we don’t actually have to worry about this possibility at all, as the Smart Pistol is definitely not coming to Respawn’s battle royale.

On February 25, Design Director Jason McCord said “Very annoying. No, it’s not coming to Apex. But thanks for spreading misinformation.” It looks like it was just a leftover game file after all, as originally thought.

So, for all the Smart Pistol-hating Titanfall players, there’s no need to panic – it won’t be tearing up Apex Legends lobbies anytime soon.

Of course, we can still expect new weapons added to the battle royale in the future. So far, Respawn have kept it to only one new weapon per season, but with Season 4 featuring a ‘split’ on March 24, there is a possibility they buck that trend.

Even before Season 4 started, there were rumors of a new SMG coming, possibly the VOLT. These hopes were dashed when we got the new Sentinel sniper rifle.

The VOLT is also a weapon from Titanfall, so although the Smart Pistol isn’t coming, it looks like Respawn may continue to draw from their established arsenal of weapons.

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Revenant Heirloom concept would be perfect for Apex Legends

Published: 19/Jan/2021 17:04

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends player has developed an incredible concept for Revenant’s Heirloom. The impressive design is centered around his backstory and would be the perfect signature weapon for the Synthetic Nightmare.

Heirlooms in Apex Legends are extremely rare and difficult to obtain, making them a prized possession. At the time of writing, there are seven Heirlooms in-game with each of them belonging to a specific Legend.

Of course, this means that the appearance of these items has to be absolutely perfect. The Heirloom has to embody the Legend it represents and incorporate aspects of their character and lore into its design.

One character who is still waiting for his Heirloom to be added to the game is Revenant. Well, an Apex Legends player appears to have done Respawn’s work for them with an impressive concept for Revenant’s Heirloom.

Revenant shaving
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Revenant was released into Apex Legends at the start of Season 4.

Impressive Revenant Heirloom concept

The post, made by VerbatumTurtle, includes a detailed and custom made image that reveals the reasons behind each of the design choices.

The Heirloom itself is called ‘Death’s Head Kusarigama’ and is modeled in the shape of the traditional Japanese weapon. At the base of the Heirloom is Revenant’s signature skull, inspired by his ‘Death Totem’ ultimate ability.

Attached to the skull is a chain that represents his “past life… a life where he experienced pain, and death.” This is no doubt a reference to Revenant’s life as a normal human before he was transformed by Syndicate and Hammond Robotics.

Finally, on the end of the chain, the design incorporates a modified version of Revenents’s straight edge shaver. This is a direct reference to the Season 4 cinematic that sees Revenant using a shaver from his past life as a robot. The artifact serves as a reminder of what he once had and everything that has been taken from him.

It’s fair to say VerbatumTurtle has created an incredible Heirloom that any Revenant main would be thrilled to use. The design is not only perfectly themed for the Legend, but it also incorporates aspects of his lore and backstory.

We’re sure Respawn already has their own plans for a Revenant Heirloom, but they have been known to take inspiration from the community before.