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Deathly Revenant cosplay will give Apex Legends fans chills

Published: 1/Feb/2020 12:56

by Andy Williams

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Revenant is set to make his way into the Apex Legends’ universe during Season 4, and fans are already bringing the deadly simulacrum to life.

Apex Legends’ long-awaited Season 4 trailer provided fans with a plethora of information on Revenant. The Synthetic Nightmare was previously pivotal to the ‘Fight or Fright’ Halloween event, where they pulled the strings during the Shadowfall game mode.

Fans now have a clearer picture of the mysterious character’s roots and what their intentions are, following the ‘Assimilation’ trailer. 

Revenant during the Apex Legends Season 4 trailer.
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A former member of the Mercenary Syndicate, Revenant is seeking revenge on Hammond Robotics.

With that in mind, a cosplayer under the alias ‘nurbzwax’ has created a chilling take on the former Syndicate mercenary.

Complete with Revenant’s stone-cold robotic iris, the cosplayer has paid remarkably close attention to detail, given the scarce information available.

Nurbz has also included Revenant’s contours around the eyes and on their forehead, to ensure that the Legend appears like they’ve been plucked straight out of the in-game files.

The cosplayer captioned their first post, stating: “As soon as I saw this guy, I just had to try and do makeup of him! The short for him was so cool and I watched it at least five times… So excited for Season 4!”

Nurbz’ take on the Synthetic Nightmare is all the more impressive considering the obvious absence of close-up 3D renders — since the character hasn’t even been released yet!

While they admitted that the eyes and symbol were edited into the design, there is no denying that the final product is as close to the mark as it gets. 

Reveant cosplays.
nurbzwax (Instagram)
Locked and loaded. Nurbzwax has nailed their take on Apex Legends’ latest addition.

Fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Revenant into the Apex Games, which is locked in for February 4 — although some players have expressed concerns over the size of the Legend’s hitbox

Until then, nurbzwax’s cosplay is the closest we’ll get to the real thing, unless Respawn hit us with another assimilation-themed trailer to add to Revenant’s lore.

Apex Legends

Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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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.