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Shroud suspicious of Apex Legends opponent after “insane” death

Published: 5/Mar/2019 13:37 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 13:52

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch streamer Michael ‘Apex Legends. However, during one game on March 4, the tables turned and he became the prey. 

While his viewers may, sometimes, believe that he is cheating in a game because he is just so good at them – shroud is just talented. Like every player, though, he does run into actual cheaters who use their exploits to make him look like a complete mortal instead of a video gaming god.

That seemed to be the case during one of his recent streams as the former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro got completely wrecked by an opposing squad – in, as his viewers believed, a rather suspicious manner. 

Respawn EntertainmentApex has quickly dominated the battle royale scene – with new players dropping in every day.

Playing alongside pals Tyler ‘Skadoodle’ Latham and Justin ‘just9n’ Ortiz, the trio dominated games of Apex Legends until they ran into a team who were able to see them off – with relative ease.

Shroud and his teammates were completely destroyed by the opposing squad. “That guy is insane, what the fuck” he said, after being knocked down. After being eliminated, he added: “Dude, that guy is insane!”

Before the trio left the game, J9 called out: “That was weird, I’m not going to lie,” with shroud’s chat adding to the drama by suggesting that the enemies were cheaters.

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Apex Legends dev reveals brutal finisher they scrapped from the game

Published: 30/Oct/2020 10:03

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends dev Moy Parra has revealed a finisher for Bloodhound that was scrapped before the launch of the battle royale – and it might be the most gruesome one we’ve seen.

With each new season in Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment releases a new legend, tonnes of skins and cosmetics in the battle pass, and as we’ve seen more recently, quest lines to further the story of the Apex Games.

These new legends, skins, and items, as we’ve seen before, are typically in development way before they are released and end up finding their way onto the internet either through leaks or official reveals from Respawn themselves. 

However, there’s also a lot that gets left on the cutting room floor. Ideas for the legends that don’t quite fit, or skins that maybe don’t quite match some of the extravagant looks that already in-game. 

Bloodhound in Apex Legends
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Bloodhound has become one of Apex’s most powerful legends over the last few seasons.

The same goes for animations surrounding things like finishing moves. Typically, this can be because they cause bugs and other issues, but sometimes it can be because a move is way too over the top. 

Apex Legends dev Moy Parra, who has revealed some scrapped content before, showed off one of the scrapped finishers for Bloodhound that went a bit over the top. 

The dev showed that one of the initial ideas for Bloodhound would have the legend finish enemies off by sticking a pole into their head. If you think that sounds bad, it gets worse. The technological tracker would also pull on the pole, seemingly beheading their downed opponent. 

As Parra notes, that type of execution might have stuck around if Apex received a similar mature rating as Titanfall, but instead, the battle royale is only a Teen rated title. 

There might be some scope to add more finishers for each legend in the future, but they certainly won’t be as explicit as some of the first ideas that Respawn had.