Stories from the Outlands are a series of animated featurettes about the lore of Apex Legends. They are also known as Lore Trailers.
Starting with Season 2, one is released before the start of each season that introduces the next Legend. Meanwhile, longer Stories from the Outlands are released sparingly; they are usually accompanied by events and Town Takeovers.
A Father's Letter
|“||Natalie "Wattson" Paquette made the Apex Arena's Ring a reality. Her proud father congratulated her on the breakthrough in a heartfelt letter - but that's not all he had to say.|
|“||Wraith has a score to settle with a mysterious scientist, deep below ground in an IMC Detention Facility. But things get complicated when she meets someone in desperate need of her help: herself.|
|“||A strange hidden file. A deadly mistake. And a new Legend who is entering the fight, but looking to stay out of the spotlight. Cool, calm, and collected, Crypto has plenty of secrets to keep, and more to uncover.|
Up Close and Personal
|“||James "The Forge" McCormick earned his way into the Apex Games by the way of the Hyper-Fighting Federation. With his charm, looks and signature shiny medallion, he's been hailed as the "People's Champion." While some think he's not ready for the Games, Jimmy's confident his industrial-mining Shatter Gauntlets will crush any doubts. And with the full backing of Hammond Robotics, Forge is poised to make his mark in the Arena.|
The Old Ways
|“||In a village that has rejected the hubris of machines, a child is sent into the wilds in a lethal rite of passage. But they soon realize they are more hunted than hunter. Learn the truth of the Old Ways and see a scared youth become the fearsome Bloodhound.|
Legacy of a Thief
|“||When everything was taken from her, Loba Andrade learned how to take from everyone else. The Apex Games’ newest Legend is used to getting what she wants -- no matter how well it’s guarded. She tried to let her past go, but things have a way of catching up…|
|“||While running her own modding shop, Ramya Parekh (aka Rampart) built her rep in underground gauntlet circuits. But success has a way of making enemies. Good thing she knows how to use all those fancy weapons she’s upgraded…|
|“||Nearly a century ago, Dr. Mary Somers was hired to solve a cataclysmic energy crisis. Her search for answers would take her to the edge of the universe. Before Mary left Olympus, she promised her son she’d return. But was it a promise she’d be able to keep?|
|“||Whatever Pathfinder was built for, it wasn’t waiting tables. Go on a dangerous search for answers with your favorite MRVN. But pick your fights carefully - not everyone makes it twelve rounds.|
Good as Gold
|“||Some friends support your dreams, others have trouble letting go. Journey to Salvo and see if Fuse makes it to the Apex Games in one piece.|
|“||Valkyrie's been pulling smuggling jobs for years, but she didn't take this one for the money. Still, someone's got to pay...|
|“||A bad omen cast a shadow over Obi’s birth: will his light survive and emerge from the darkness?|
Ashes to Ash
|“||Ash’s problems are all in her head...but that’s the most dangerous place they could be. Who is Ash, and who is Leigh?|
|“||Torn between her brother and the only cause she’s ever known, Bangalore has difficult decisions to make - and hard consequences to face - after the Battle of Gridiron.|
Released during Season 11.
|“||It’s time for Mad Maggie to face justice for her crimes. But when you can’t be innocent and you won’t be guilty, what fate lies in store?|
|“||Newcastle is the hero of Harris Valley. But who is the man beneath the shining armor?|
|“||As a member of the Frontier Corps, Ajay Che hoped to set herself apart from her infamous family of war profiteers. But to help those in need, sometimes lines must be crossed…|
- Caustic, Gibraltar, and Mirage have not been featured yet. Octane is yet to be a main protagonist but he did star in Family Business.
- The longer Stories from the Outlands often come with Legend skins with special select animations.