Apex Legends Wiki:Style guide

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This article aims to provide a style guide for all articles in the Apex Legends Wiki to follow. Although Wikipedia already provides a more general style guide, this article provides one for Apex Legends Wiki-specific guidelines.

There are often disputes over which style rule or formatting to use so an official style guide helps resolve these disputes and to reaching a consensus.

Notability

Articles are only allowed in the main namespace if they fit the following criteria, otherwise they may be deleted without prior notice.

  1. Articles must contain enough information to warrant a full page. If they do not have enough content, they should be merged with other similar articles.
  2. Articles must pertain directly to Apex Legends in some way.

Redirects

Redirects are exempted from the notability guidelines, but must lead to articles that fit the guidelines. Redirects can be created if they are the following:

  1. An Alternate spelling of the title.
    1. Incorrect spellings, typos, and irregular formatting are not allowed.
  2. An Alternate or shortened name, provided the name is common usage. Previous in-game names are also allowed.
  3. A Previous article title.
  4. An Alternate capitalization or form, including changing the title to plural case.
  5. A part of a merged or multi-topic article, such as Gear or Regen.

Redirects in the user namespace may lead anywhere, except to an article that does not exist or another redirect.

Content policy

Datamined content

Datamined or leaked Legend or weapon articles may be created, provided they:

  1. Aren't linked from any article that contains released content.
  2. The {{DataminingNotice}} template is displayed at the start of the article.

For articles about upcoming content that want to include datamined information, they must first display the {{DataminingNotice}} template, then enclose the information into a collapsible box using the {{Collapsible}} template.

Spoilers

Information from recently released content that are not in-game and/or did not come from any of Respawn Entertainment's Social Media channels (an example of such content is Pathfinder's Quest) shouldn't be added to the wiki for the first week after its official release. After this one (1) week period, articles containing information from said content should have the {{SpoilerNotice}} template displayed at the beginning for one (1) month to warn users.

Article titles

Article titles should generally be in the singular form, except in-game features with plural names.

Writing

Spelling

  • Articles on the wiki should use American English unless the in-game name or text is in any other variant of English.
  • Romanization
    • Romanization of Korean text should follow the Revised Romanization of Korean with the exception of names (eg. Tae Joon Park instead of using Tae Jun Park).

Presentation

Skins

The images of the skins shown in the gallery are cropped according to a set of guidelines to ensure consistency among them.

  • The images are taken from the armory.
    • A legend's pose and orientation may be different from the armory default, please refer to the Legend's skin section for references.
    • Weapons are always oriented sideways with the barrel facing the left side.
      • An exception is the 30-30 Repeater which cannot be oriented in the usual way due to its length, it is in the stated direction but angled inwards to not cross over the skins list.
    • Charms are on their default orientation. If possible, use the VK-47 Flatline with the default skin equipped as the gun the charm is on.
  • The cropping coordinates assume the uncropped images' resolution is 1920x1080.

Voice lines

Each Legend has their own voice lines subpage, to facilitate better presentation of the voice lines, they are divided into the following sections:

  • Character Select: The voice lines said on legend selection.
  • Intro: Voice lines when the champion is introduced.
  • Kill: Voice lines when you are eliminated.
  • Gameplay: Voice lines that play passively.
    • This excludes voice lines from Pings, your own abilities or those activated due to an enemy's ability and voice lines about the ring and arena status.
  • Pings: Voice lines from Pings. These include item pings and the You're Welcome and Thank You pings.
  • Abilities: Ability based voice lines. These include voice lines that get activated due to an enemy's ability.
  • Lore: These include location based voice lines and in-game audio log transcripts.
  • Arena Status: Voice lines that play to remind you of the status of the match. Examples of this are the announcement of a new Kill Leader or the arrival of a Care Package.
  • Ring Status: Voice lines that play to remind you of the status and distance of the ring.
  • Lobby: Voice lines from any part of the lobby. These include the coice lines that play when ranking up or down on Ranked Leagues.
  • Unused: Unused voice lines. Use {{DataminingNotice}} before the start of this section.
Additional Guidelines
  • If unlockable, use the rarity templates (eg. {{Rare}} for Rare tier voice lines).
  • Voice lines in languages other than English should use the {{texttip}} template for the relevant romanization and/or translation to English. (eg. {{Texttip|끝내버리자.|Kkeutnae beolija. / Let's finish this.}} to display 끝내버리자.)
  • Conditional banter should be relocated to their respective sections but the legend the voice line is for should be indicated and be enclosed in square brackets before the actual voice line. (eg. [to [[Revenant]]] "I don't care." to display "[to Revenant] "I don't care."")