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Fortnite players desperate for new Apex Legends feature to be added

Published: 13/May/2020 11:49

by Jacob Hale

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Fortnite players are left looking over at Apex Legends with envy once again, as they bring in a much-requested feature in Season 5 that Fortnite fans have wanted for years.

Apex Legends was Fortnite’s first real rival in the battle royale world, reaching millions of players in record time to really challenge the latter’s spot at the top.

Since then, Epic Games have regularly taken inspiration from different Apex Legends features, such as with the implementation of the reboot van and a well-designed pinging system.

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The Reboot Van has been a popular addition to Fortnite, but was originally a feature in Apex Legends.

Now, another feature has been added to Apex Legends with the launch of Season 5, and it’s one that Fortnite players have been clamoring for for quite some time.

Posting to the FortniteCompetitive subreddit, user srjnp shared a section from the recent update patch notes, in which Respawn reveal that they’ve added a “reconnect” feature.

The reconnect feature means players can join back up with their teammates in a game after being disconnected, be it due to crashing, internet issues or for any other reason, so you’re not fully out until you get killed by an enemy.

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The reconnect feature looks like it could save a lot of people’s games.

This is something Fortnite players have wanted for a long time, and it makes sense. Given the fact that a long Fortnite match could take 25 minutes or more, it feels like a lot of time to invest if you end up being kicked out simply for an accidental crash or lagging out.

With this, you can just get back to the game when you’re ready and reconnect in the state you were in prior to leaving, getting started wherever you left off. It’s clearly a popular idea as the original Reddit post received thousands of upvotes and overwhelming support in the comments.

Although it’s not perfect, it is a workable solution to a huge issue, and will make these instances much less frustrating. Now, Fortnite players will wait and see how Epic Games respond. Maybe they’ll eventually get a reconnect feature, too.

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Apex Legends hidden message reveals Mirage is related to Titanfall 2 characters

Published: 16/Jan/2021 17:53

by Julian Young

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A secret lore drop found on the Mirage Voyage – brought back by Respawn in the lead-up to Season 8 – has revealed a close connection between the Holographic Trickster and two characters from Titanfall 2.

In a surprise move on January 15, Respawn threw the original Apex Legends’ map – Kings Canyon – back into the rotation for the first time in Season 7. This version of Kings Canyon features the Mirage Voyage airship, hovering over the remains of Skulltown.

While pro players and content creators largely criticized Kings Canyon in Season 6 – leading to its absence from the rotation in Season 7 – the announcement was met with support from the community, including praise for bringing the Mirage Voyage to Kings Canyon for the first time.

The airship is not the only new addition in Kings Canyon. A hidden voice message on a phone revealed a connection between the game’s loveable jokester Mirage and two characters from Respawn’s previous franchise: Titanfall 2.

Titanfall 2 6-4 Droz Davis Selfie
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A hidden voice message has revealed that Mirage is the nephew of two Titanfall 2 characters: Davis and Droz.

The message from Evelyn Witt – Mirage’s mother – begins with an imitation of Kuben Blisk (another Titanfall 2 character with ties to Apex Legends), then switches to a more personal tone. Evelyn covers a range of topics, including her on-going struggle with what appears to be dementia.

Halfway through the message, she drops a bombshell when mentioning two of Mirage’s uncles, Droz and Davis. Titanfall 2 fans will already be familiar with those characters: both were members of ‘The 6-4’ mercenary group and helped Jack Cooper defeat Titanfall 2’s antagonists, the IMC.

Evelyn also says that her brothers would “always make me laugh, like Elliot.” Fans of Droz and Davis will certainly remember their funny banter during Titanfall 2’s mission ‘The Ark’, and it appears the two mercs passed their sense of humor down to their nephew Elliot.

Some Apex Legends players have already gone back and found other connections between the pair and Mirage. In a short clip posted to Reddit by ‘u/R0NiR’, Davis and Droz can be seen taking a selfie during a Titanfall 2 scene, something Mirage fans will be very familiar with seeing.

Mirage’s Uncles Droz and Davis ! They are from Titanfall 2 ! Now We Know Where His Sense Of Humor Comes From 😀 from apexlegends

This is far from the first tangible connection between Apex Legends and Titanfall 2, which share the same in-game universe. Previous hints from Respawn include a Jack Cooper crossover, Bloodhound concept art, and appearances from Titanfall 2 characters like the simulacrum Ash.

Respawn has previously shut down rumors regarding the development of a Titanfall 3, to the disappointment of many fans. Despite no confirmed plans for a new Titanfall installment, the Apex Legends developer continues to tease fans with new tie-ins between the two franchises.