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Unique gliding legend could help take Apex Legends to new heights

Published: 17/Jun/2019 19:10

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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An imaginative Apex Legends fan has come up with an amazing gliding legend concept that could work really well in the game, and give it a welcomed change of pace.

Vaulting into the air with Octane’s Launch Pad ability, and zipping around the map with Pathfinder’s Zipline Gun are both fun and quick ways of getting around in Apex Legends – but what if you could glide?

One ingenious Apex fan created a legend concept with that very ability, and if we were to ever see gliding in the game in the future, it would definitely allow players to see the map from a whole new perspective.

Respawn Entertainment / EA GamesOctane can jump with his Launch Pad – but what about a gliding legend?

“We’re soaring, flying…”

Reddit user ‘chrisham685’ posted their legend concept to the official Apex Legends subreddit, where it received a massive 7,400 upvotes in just 19 hours.

The concept details ‘Slipstream’ the Aerial Combatant, who soars around the map using his tactical Wingsuit ability. He can also climb walls and his Hooked Gloves give him “increased climb speed.” His ultimate ability Weather Balloon allows the legend to re-activate his jetpack, and fly to a chosen point as though he’s just entered the game.

I think this would be a good legend from r/apexlegends

People want the legend in Apex

People went absolutely mad for chrisham685’s concept, and wanted Slipstream to actually be added into the game, sharing ideas on how he could be made even better.

“If I were to elaborate on this idea I think the gloves should make him able to climb up any surface and possible stay there. I could see some funny shenanigans with that idea.” one user commented, echoing the Wall-Hanging ability from the Titanfall games.

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“His tactical would be useful if his passive is strong. As long as he is able to climb really quickly and without the same height limit as other legends, it’ll be very useful and he’ll be hard to hit. He should be able to freelook with right click and hipfire while flying in a straight line. Plus, they’re about to change some parts of the map. Repulsor breaking and the leviathans might increase the options for verticality,” another person commented, detailing how his controls could work.

They also made a good point about the Leviathans finally coming onto dry land in Season 2, stating that they’d work well for the verticality of Slipstream’s ability.

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A gliding legend in Apex Legends is a fantastic idea, and could work really well if implemented correctly. It would be just what the game needs to shake up the character meta.

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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.