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This Apex Legends character concept would give players a highly requested Titanfall ability

Published: 29/Mar/2019 1:09 Updated: 29/Mar/2019 1:31

by Alan Bernal

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Fans of Apex Legends have been making awesome new characters they think would be a great fit into the game, and a new creation would perfectly introduce another militant into the fray.

Apex Legends includes a dynamic cast of playable characters each with unique backgrounds, which has inspired fans to create their own renditions for combatants they’d want to see in the game.

Reddit user ‘IronVigilance’ created a yet-to-be-named but awesome character from one of their comics who would actually translate incredibly well into the Apex Games.

The envisioned character shares a lot with Bangalore.


Character Abilities 

  • Passive: Survival Reflexes – increases reload speed when health is below 50%
  • Tactical: Wallrunning – Activates Jump Kit to allow wall running for 10 seconds.
  • Ultimate: Cluster Grenade – throws a grenade that splits into 5 smaller bombs.

Similar to a Legend such as Bangalore, IronVigilance envisioned a character with deep training in weapons, munitions and the like to create a fierce Assault class-type who would add some serious firepower to a squad.

The Redditor even added lore and a detailed rundown of their concept’s kit which revealed the character to be the commander of a highly trained grouped called the RIPPER team.

Their character touts a clutch passive called Survival Instincts which increases the reload speed as soon as they fall under 50% health. The added effect would be a godsend in heated engagements, or if pinned down and having to split aggro.

There are more intricate passives in other members of the Apex cast, but in a tight situation, IronVigilance’s Legend could be an almost consistent source of fire if taken to low HP.

Concept from IronVigilance’s comic that give a look at what their Legend could take after.

The design also included a Tactical Ability that Titanfall players have been missing in the form of Wallrunning. Upon activation, the character’s Jump Kit would fire on, opening a 10-second window to stride across vertical surfaces.

Wallrunning was an integral part of Respawn Entertainment’s previous shooter but has yet to make an appearance in Apex Legends. Executive Producer Drew McCoy even touched that the ability could “hurt the strategic and learnable aspect of combat.”

The agile ability is the main component in IronVigilance’s design for his character, but a key factor would lie in the ability’s cooldown as well as the important 10-second timeframe the ability allows.

Apex Legends has a wide array of popular characters to do battle with.

Though some players would still be hard-pressed to keep track of IronVigilance’s concept design, it doesn’t seem the character would have too many escape options. Giving it worthwhile downsides which should balance out the ability to Wallrun.

While the Tactical and Passive abilities aren’t strictly offensive powerhouses, the Ultimate really brings the heat with a Cluster Grenade. The ability would let a player throw “a grenade that splits into five smaller bombs.”

The ability could seem underwhelming at first glance, but since it’s coupled with the proposed Wallrun, IronVigilance’s Legend could really lay down the heat from any angle in an instant when a fight unfolds.

A complete Apex team needs a good balance of support and offensive abilities to have a variety of options and strategies when a battle breaks out.

A character like this would excel as a lone wolf or flanking specialist, especially considering their high mobility and potential to make an instant impact on an engagement.

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Apex Legends players want “throwback weekends” with old versions of maps

Published: 5/Dec/2020 22:33

by Julian Young

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After getting to experience a previous version of World’s Edge in the Winter Express LTM, Apex Legends players want Respawn to introduce “throwback” releases of the game’s maps for them to enjoy.

With Apex Legends’ Holo-Day Bash event in full swing, players have gotten a chance to experience the fan-favorite Winter Express limited-time mode once again, which is set on an older version of World’s Edge.

That version of the map is no longer available in the rotation, of course, but after getting another taste of it in the LTM, the Apex community is asking the developers for more.

“Respawn should give us ‘Throwback Weekends,’ a weekend where a previous iteration of a map is in rotation all weekend long,” Reddit user u/NizzyDeniro suggested.”

Respawn should give us "Throwback Weekends". A Weekend where a Previous Iteration of a Map is in rotation all Weekend long. from apexlegends

Basically, the fan is asking the devs to create a new rotation available on weekends, called “Throwback Weekends,” each one featuring a version of Kings Canyon or World Edge from previous seasons.

Since its launch in February of 2019, both maps have undergone various flurries of changes over the past two years, with numerous popular landing spots and points of interest being revamped, or in some cases, completely removed.

The original Capital City on World’s Edge and Skull Town on Kings Canyon are just examples of iconic locations that players want to enjoy again but can’t because they’re not in the maps’ current iterations. Some players even suggested bringing back content from the original Apex Legends release, with one user saying “Can I get a season 0 Kings Canyon please.”

Apex Legends Kings Canyon Skull Town
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Players want Respawn to bring back old versions of the game’s maps, like Season 0 King’s Canyon.

The post has been well-received, amassing almost 20,000 upvotes as well as hundreds of replies expressing support of the idea. While some expressed doubts on whether this is feasible due to issues of file size and other considerations, the community seems to be overwhelmingly on-board with the suggestion.

One user pointed out that bringing back old maps could help the player base, saying “I think it will bring lots of people online too. Can you imagine Season 3 Cap City now with the new legends?”

The idea could also benefit newer players: “I just started playing the middle of last season. I would love to go back and get to play some of the old maps,” a user said in reply to the concept.

Unfortunately, no one from Respawn has commented or replied to this request yet, despite its growing popularity, so there’s no indication this is in the devs’ plans for now.