Apex Legends

Wraith voice actor explains why she’s never played Apex Legends

Published: 29/Feb/2020 17:37 Updated: 1/Mar/2020 22:01

by Connor Bennett


The actress behind the voice of Wraith, Shantel VanSanten, has explained why she hasn’t actually played a game of Apex Legends – noting that it is pretty different to what she’s played before.

While there are plenty of differences between Apex Legends and its rivals in the battle royale market, one of the biggest differences comes in the form of the game’s characters. They come with set abilities that can be combined together in a trio to create a squad worthy of being called Apex Champions. 

These characters have all got their own personalities behind them as well, voiced by real-life actors who have appeared on TV and other projects. Some of them, including Chris Edgerly, the voice behind Pathfinder, have embraced the game and its fanbase by playing the game and creating content. Though, not everyone has followed suit.

EA/RespawnWraith is an incredibly popular legend in Apex.

Shantel VanSanten, the voice behind Wraith, appeared on Edgerly’s podcast to discuss her experiences with voicing the character and being a part of the game’s development, when she let slip that she hasn’t actually played a match. 

“I have to visualize it because I’ve never played the game, sorry guys,” the actress said, talking about the process of recording voice lines for in-game scenarios. Yet, she noted that she’d seen it being played online and that the battle royale looks so incredibly different to what else she’s actually played. 

“I’ve seen it online because I wanted to understand some of the things but then I got really overwhelmed because I did not understand how complicated it was. I’ve played Mario Kart and Plants vs Zombies and then I go and I’m like ‘what is this game?!” VanSanten added. 

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Of course, while it is enjoyable to fans, the game isn’t for everyone – and that even includes those who have had a hand in giving it to the gaming world. 

Seeing as the game isn’t set to be any less complicated than normal in the future, we probably won’t see VanSanten mimicking her Wraith in-game anytime soon.

Edgerly, meanwhile, can be found streaming in his Pathfinder character on Twitch. He’s also teamed up with Roger Craig Smith, the voice of Mirage, and played a few games, but it doesn’t sound like VanSanten will be joining him for a match.

Apex Legends

Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun


In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.