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Apex Legends’ Wraith cosplay is from another dimension

Published: 27/Jan/2020 10:55

by Andy Williams

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Respawn boasts a string of relatable characters in Apex Legends which fans often spark to life through their cosplay recreations – this Wraith outfit is no exception and will leave fans wanting more.

Apex Legends diverse roster of characters provides fans with a cast of personalities in which they can elect their favorite. Since the game’s release in February 2019, Wraith has become the most popular Legends in the game.  

Her agile movement combined with a set of abilities support evasion from the tightest of situations. So it’s no wonder why the Interdimensional Skirmisher has become a fan-favorite.

Apex Legends' Voidwalker event.
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Wraith’s Voidwalker event delved into her troubled past.

Wraith cosplay takes us ‘Into the Void’

Cosplayer, ‘msmallbird,’ has invested her talents into the Apex Games’ most popular character with her latest effort on her Instagram. 

And despite boasting an already expansive portfolio, her Wraith rendition looks to be one of her best yet. The savvy use of the in-game quip gives the mysterious cosplay a little context, after the cosplayer captioned the post: “I don’t fear anything, can you say the same?”

While the Instagram post only reveals the top-half of the outfit, msmallbird teased that she would recreate a full version of Wraith at some point in the future. 

There’s no doubt, however, that this simple (yet effective) take on Wraith gives our current top five Wraith cosplays a run for their money.

While Wraith has been a staple of the Apex Legends roster from the get-go, a new character called Forge is set to make their debut in Season 4. 

With new Legends continuously being added, fans will likely make every effort to pluck the Augmented Brawler straight out of the Apex Games and into real life with more cosplay renditions.

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Apex Legends dev responds to complaints about “recycled” LTMs

Published: 2/Dec/2020 15:49

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends developer has responded to players’ complaints about bringing back old LTMs (limited-time modes), rather than adding new ones. His candid response shed some light on why Respawn continues to “recycle” LTMs and the effort that goes into perfecting them.

The debate surrounding Respawn’s continued use of recycled LTMs is not a new one. Certain members of the Apex community continue to voice their issue with the lack of all-new LTMs being added to the game.

Although there are have been numerous different limited-time modes since Apex released in 2019, Respawn brings back fan-favorites such as Armed & Dangerous and Always be Closing on a regular basis.

Although these modes are generally well-liked, some have assumed that they are recycled as a low effort means of adding ‘new’ content. However, senior game designer Daniel Klien has explained the team’s thinking.

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‘Winter Express’ is the LTM returning with the Holo-Day Bash event.

Apex dev responds to complaints of “recycled” LTMs

Complaints surrounding LTMs on the Holo-Day Bash announcement thread led to a response from the dev. A number of players had expressed their disappointment that ‘Winter Express’ was just another “recycled” mode.

But, the game designer outlined the amount of effort that had gone into perfecting and reworking the ‘Winter Express’ mode: “between the supply ships and the new stations and a LOT of behind the scenes changes to reduce downtime it feels so much better to me.”

Despite the response, this only led to comments stating that ‘Winter Express’ was still a recycled LTM and that no new content had been added.

This led to an extremely candid statement from the developer that revealed the exact reason Respawn choose to bring back fan-favorite LTMs: “Real talk… everyone ASKS for game modes but looking at our numbers, it doesn’t seem like people play them nearly enough for us to put in the amount of effort required to make a new mode.”

This certainly offers some context to the debate surrounding “recycled” LTMs. If the player numbers don’t justify the resources needed to make a new LTM,  then why would Respawn continue to produce them?

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LTMs are popular for a short period of time before players head back to the main modes.

It’s often difficult for developers to grasp what content a player base is looking for. Although social media can be a good indicator, it often only represents those who shout loudest, rather than the entire community.

Respawn devs remain very active and engage with players about issues, so feedback should always be encouraged.