Transitions are a type of unlockable cosmetic item introduced in Season 2. Unlocked transitions can be selected individually, set to Random to select a random image each match, or set it to Default to use an image appropriate to the map.
These transitions are used by default. Some of them can also be obtained for permanent use.
- Battle Charge
| Kings Canyon - Classic
Once a simple settlement on the planet Solace dating back to the earliest expeditions to the Frontier, the island known as Kings Canyon didn't thrive until a century later, when the now-defunct IMC built several outposts centered around scientific research and development. In fact, it's rumored that the IMC conducted experiments using phase shift technology here, although explorers have yet to find any evidence that proves this. To blow off steam, IMC soldiers stationed here would compete in gladiator-esque combat in an area they nicknamed 'Thunderdome'. Years later, when the Syndicate commissioned the rebuilding of the island of Kings Canyon as the home of their newest bloodsport, they insisted Thunderdome remain untouched - a tribute to the earliest known predecessor of what we know today as 'The Apex Games'
| Kings Canyon - Battle Charge
Native to the Frontier, Leviathans roam the majority of planets that contain rich vegetation. Although classified as omnivores by the IMC’s Animal & Wildlife Research Division, these 400 meter tall creatures mainly consume fruits and vegetables as their primary diet. The majestic Leviathan may seem intimidating due to its gigantic size, but they are hardly aggressive; considered only dangerous when in close proximity to highly populated areas due to overwhelming power of their movements. To protect research facilities, cities and colonies near Leviathan territories, the IMC developed Repulsor Towers (Dog-whistle towers) to emit high-frequency sounds that only Leviathans could hear, which kept the creatures at a safe distance. However if a tower were to fall, please evacuate quickly - your life may depend on it.
| Tip of the Spear - Gibraltar
Being an Apex Legend takes courage, strength, and confidence...or as some call it, ‘Just being Gibraltar’ heh heh… We all put passion in our matches and fight like each day depends on it; my work with S.A.R.A.S. taught me that. You need to love what you do, care about what you do, and believe in your ability to do what you do; my parents taught me that. Finally, brothas, trust in those around you, protect those around you, and never forget that no matter how big you are, the world is always bigger; the Apex Games taught me that. Let’s go change a life!
|Battle Pass Level 04|
| Ravenous - Bloodhound
It is a gift to be an Apex Legend, but the true test is in the eyes of the Allfather. Each day brings me closer to honoring my fighters who put have their lives ahead of my own. For them, I am prepared to face every challenge no matter what form the beast of the night chooses to take. As the prey stalks, the hunter hunts. Trust in nature, trust in yourself - that is the path to victory.
|Battle Pass Level 14|
| Me, Myself, and I - Mirage
Why did I become a Legend? One reason: women. I kid. Real reason? Beautiful women. Sorry. They say I use humor as a defense mechanism, but hello... self-deprecation is my defense mechanism. Humor’s my crutch. Or maybe my fallback? I don’t know, one of those. I guess at the end of the day, the Games give people a reason to cheer. Aren’t a whole lot of those left in the Outlands these days. Cool to be part of that. All I have to do is die young. So…yeah…anyhoo, I’m just pulling your leg, it’s totally for the babes.
|Battle Pass Level 24|
| Blackheart's Rage - Caustic
Yes, I’ve heard about criminals posing as Legends, and they’re as derivative as they are pathetic. Take this prison break. I admit there are similarities to my modus operandi, but the cloud formations… that’s where they went wrong. My gas wafts through the air as if dancing with death. Not like the spray of some hick fireman’s two decade old extinguisher, as shown here. Anybody with a tenth of my brain power can see this for what it is: amateurs playing dress-up in a desperate attempt to gain notoriety. But considering your banal, lackluster brand which you dare call ‘journalism’? A tenth of my intellect is giving you far too much credit. Do you have any more questions that might illuminate your ignorance? Very well. Enjoy your day.
|Battle Pass Level 34|
| Liberation - Wraith
I’ve seen a world where I’m not a Legend… and I’ve seen a world where I am. We all make choices in our lives, every second, every day, and those choices...they define us, but they don’t control us. We are our future, not our past. No matter what choice you make, the world you’re in is the world you chose… Accept it. One day you’re a Legend, the next you’re something else. So be it, nothing will control me.
|Battle Pass Level 44|
| Inventive Spirit - Wattson
After the funeral, I stood in our kitchen, and it was so... quiet. I had dreamt of quiet like that, but now that I had it, I was terrified. And alone. I sat on the floor, and I know how silly this sounds, but I hid under the table. That was where they found me. Anita. Makoa. Ajay. Even Dr. Caustic, and he hates everybody. They’d just as soon stab each other in the back. Or the front. But they put that all aside. To support me. The electrician’s kid. I thought I knew what family was. But my equations were incomplete. My family is here. At the Games. And now it’s my turn to support them. With every last charge in me.
|Battle Pass Level 54|
| Seeking the Creator - Pathfinder
I’m Marvin, but my best friends call me Pathfinder. I love being an Apex Legend because that means my banner is on display for everyone in the Outlands to see, especially my creator whoever they are. Competing alongside so many skilled fighters each match is really cool and it makes me very excited to know that I am everyone’s favorite squadmate to fight with; my friend Mirage told me that. He also said that I don’t get sarcasm, which was also nice to hear...I think.
|Battle Pass Level 64|
| A Hero's Fall - Bangalore
I call him Jackie, but he’ll slap you sideways if you print that. Stick with Jackson. And he’s not gone. Always equip your Jump Kit first... That Pilot was a stickler for protocol, to the end. Not that it’s the end. I just hope he found some peace. Maybe settled down. He was always great with kids...taught me everything I know. He said sometimes you only have time to chamber a single round. So you have to know how to do it right. The last thing I said to him was he’s worried about nothing. Four and a half seconds later, I’m watching him-- he’s in skyfall. ‘Worried about nothing.’ Do you know how insufferable that boy will be, sitting on ‘I told you so’ for over a decade? I’ll never hear the end of it. Actually, know what? Print ‘Jackie’. It’ll drive him crazy. But this way, he’ll know it’s really me. Sometimes you only have time to chamber a single round. Got to do it right.
|Battle Pass Level 74|
| Paying Forward - Lifeline
They call us Legends… that’s good for them, but I couldn’t care less. I’m not here for the title. After the war, many people were left with nothing. If you ask me, it doesn’t matter what side they were on. We all had our own part in the war. No one is truly innocent, so we all deserve help. Like I said, I don’t care about the title, but don’t let that fool you, I am here to win...for them. The Legends are out there...they just don’t know it yet.
|Battle Pass Level 84|
| Record Breaker - Octane
Where did you get this photo? I’ve never seen this before. Do you know, I remember everything about this moment. Know what I’m thinking here? Not ‘I can’t feel my legs’ or ‘are those my feet dangling by the bone?’. No, I’m thinking how cool it is that thousands of people are cheering for me, and they’re still not as loud as the heartbeat in my ears. Tha-THUM. Tha-THUM. Tha-THUM. That was the moment I realized: life isn’t worth living, if you don’t know this feeling. Mind if I keep this, compadre? I love this shot. This was the single greatest day of my life. . The day I was born.
|Battle Pass Level 94|
| Humble Witt - Mirage
It’s always: Mirage, what do you put in your hair? Mirage, how many trophies do you have? Mirage, will you marry my whole family? They love you! But this is the first time I’ve been asked about my pork chops. It’s an old Witt Family dela...delacass... um - food recipe; passed down from my great grandfather Gryz Witt. Start with the glaze: 80ml dijon mustard, 100ml honey, 30ml maple syrup, 15g cinnamon, 15g ground cloves. Mix that baby up good. Take the pork chops and salt ‘em, pepper ‘em, add light cayenne, then sear those sweets in hot oil. Next, smother them darlings in the glaze and pop those lovelys in the oven at 190 for 10-12 minutes and you’ve got my mom’s favorite meal. But don’t tell anyone, it’s a family secret....
|Battle Pass Level 02|
| Streets of Suotamo
[Excerpt From The Outlands’ Journal] -
Disgraced computer technician, Tae Joon Park, was believed to be spotted back on the streets of Suotamo on Gaea. Third-party security teams, given full authority by the Syndicate council, have been dispatched. Mystik, Joon’s former caretaker at Ticacek Orphanage, was briefly taken into custody for interrogation, but has since been released and is not considered a person of interest.
|Battle Pass Level 07|
| A New Dawn
We landed on Talos, and despite the horror stories my brother told about volcanoes, it’s beautiful here. The coolant system helps you forget there’s molten lava outside your front door, and outside my office are these amazing geysers. I can’t wait for you to see them in person. You, or our young one. This is a new beginning for us, Brigida. I promise.
P.S. The rumors are true. My brother has given up electricity. I know, I know. But it’s only for a few weeks until the house is ready, and I want to respect Artur’s wishes. I love you. And I can’t wait to start our life together...
|Battle Pass Level 15|
| World’s Edge – Meltdown
The once uninhabitable world of Talos became a hotbed of IMC activity when a rare mineral compound was discovered beneath its surface. Heat-reducing towers were built to super-cool its natural lava flows, and the town of World’s Edge grew around them.
Decades ago, an explosion in one of the towers covered the surrounding area in a lethal flash freeze. Today, World’s Edge is deserted, its borders inhabited by a small community of hunters who reportedly spurn modern technology
|Battle Pass Level 23|
| Mirage's Worst Day - Mirage
It was probably the worst day of my entire life… When I found out that they were missing, I feared they’d be gone forever. I called my mom and we cried for hours. We grew up together, took care of each other… it was the first time I truly understood what love was. When I was a little kid, I remember we snuck into one of the last Thunderdome games before they shut down and out of nowhere came torent...torre….it began to rain a lot. My first reaction was to protect those little guys. Sure, it’s just rain, but I didn’t want them to get soaked. I thought I could protect them forever… but I failed. It’s my fault. I let those pieces of hair get seared by that explosion, and now….and now my little babies may never return… I could go bald! I got to go...sorry
|Battle Pass Level 31|
| Send in the Clowns - Bangalore
Numbnuts! That’s what Mama used to call guys like that. You know the type. Big jokes, big trucks, big wallets...they need all that big to cover up what’s small. I got four brothers. Real gentlemen, raised with respect. They don’t have to woo-hoo their way through a battlefield like it’s a joke and they’re the punchline. Sorry, Laughtrack. The only punchline is you’re going home in a box.
Maybe Silva isn’t so bad. He’d take a bullet for anyone… mostly ‘cause he’s already fifty paces ahead, charging in with no game plan and even less strategy. Witt’s had my back more than once. And whatever, he’s gotten a chuckle out of me. Occasionally. Maybe they’re good. For morale, I mean. I mean… I just need them to stay out of my way.
|Battle Pass Level 39|
| True Warrior - Bloodhound
Hmm, he appears to be a competent ally in this photo. That is a pleasant surprise. He has fought at my side before and I have never met such a .
But perhaps I am being unkind. He has survived his share of . His tricks of the eye are a blessing to the hunt. In the heat of battle, he vinna. Hap this is an image of the true warrior hidden within him.
|Battle Pass Level 47|
| Books and Covers - Crypto
Mystik -- I survived my first match, with only two broken ribs. Being as safe as I can, and keeping my distance. Unfortunately, the others are already asking about the Tower. The one Legend you love confronted me on the dropship. I thought he had evidence, but it turns out he’s just an idiot.
There are two others here who are BIG guys. Like your son. Very intimidating. I’m sure one’s a sociopath, but I may have judged the other too soon. His name is Makoa Gibraltar, and he’s here to help Legends survive. I always chalked the Games up to neanderthals trying to prove something. Turns out some of them have a strong code of ethics. Ironically, the only neanderthal I’ve met trying to prove something… is me.
Burn this letter as soon as you receive it. Will write when I can. Family forever. --TJP
|Battle Pass Level 71|
| Rose-Colored Legends - Gibraltar
I hear all their nicknames. Jolly-Gib. Chuckles. Mr. Sunshine. They poke fun at my disposition, but Gibraltar has his bad days too. The secret to life ain’t happiness, brother. It’s knowing the unhappy times won’t last forever.
You know who gets that? Pathfinder. Boy, we’ve had some showdowns in the Games. Ones I thought for sure would end with him in the trash heap. But that scrappy little MRVN always comes back, with an even better attitude. He could be one bullet away from being recycled, and still find the bright side in it. The others all think he’s nuttier than my Uncle Jerret at a peanut farm… but that robot lives better than most humans I’ve met. Reminds me of… well, let’s just say he reminds me of someone else I used to know…
|Battle Pass Level 79|
| Codename Crypto
Apex Approval Report: Hyeon Kim, codename Crypto
Status: Cleared background check, passed all evals. Fresh angle. Ready for deployment at season initiation
Notes: Honestly, something feels off. He’s spotless – no warrants, no enemies, not even a truancy notice. Who stays that clean their whole life, then joins the Games? Put him in, but you should probably keep an eye on him.
|Battle Pass Level 87|
| Pathfinder the Poet - Pathfinder
Hi! I’m Marvin and I love everything. I’ve learned a lot from so many talented people, like how to dance, cook, wash dishes, to swing on a trapeze, to fly a ship, to construct buildings, to fight, and almost how to write poetry. Here’s one!
There once was a robot crusader.
Who searched the universe for his creator.
He’s worked every job,
loves corn on the cob,
and has no idea how limericks work.
|Battle Pass Level 95|
| Hammond Robotics (Draft1)
(PRESS STATEMENT - DRAFT 1) "From the Core Systems to the Outlands, Hammond Robotics has been at the forefront of innovation since its foundation by Dr. Heinrich Hammond in 2131. Our new Hammond Robotics is committed to leading the Outlands in extraordinary breakthrough solutions in colonial manufacturing, transportation, and security. Today, we are proud to introduce our new advanced development in energy distribution: the Hammond Robotics Planet Harvester." (PR Note 3-B: Don't be afraid to be boastful. We need to proudly remind the public the discovery of the Outlands wouldn't have been possible without HR. It is important to strategically deflect HR's involvement in the war and focus on the positive contributions. We must earn the public's trust. It's the only way to continue our [Transcription Damaged].
|Battle Pass Level 08|
| Dining with Dino
Tenmei, the Outlands' most anticipated restaurant high above Psamathe, nestled in Olympus' fine dining district, has opened to an absolutely staggering amount of positive reactions - so I went to see what all the fuss was about. The atmosphere was warm and inviting; a cross between modern conceptualism, and au natural decor including a functional spring water reserve that runs throughout the restaurant (doubly surprising, considering Olympus' location). With exotic delicacies like Leviathan Stew to comfort food like Solace's Pio Burger, Tenmei delivers flavors even a tongueless robot would kill for. My friends, my readers... I think we've got ourselves a 5-Dino Bambino! My only warning is that this place caters to the higher-class clientele - even I'm probably going to have to place a few bets at the Thunderdome to afford my next visit. Kuben all the way!
|Battle Pass Level 17|
| Seasonal Special - Pathfinder
Today I was hired to work as a cook at the restaurant Tenmei on Psamathe (approximately). Exciting! I gave the chef a special Leviathan Stew recipe I learned from some nice soldiers on Solace. She says it is "provincial," which is correct – we were in the desert. I hope she lets me make it soon! Cube 1kg of leviathan meat and coat with a mixture of 30g flour, 5ml salt, 5ml pepper, and a pinch of cayenne. Brown the meat, then set aside. Chop and cook 450g bacon, then set aside. Cook 2 cloves minced garlic and 1 chopped onion in remaining fat, then deglaze pan with 60ml water. Add all ingredients, plus 475ml beef stock and 8ml brown sugar to a pot. Bring to a boil, then simmer for one hour. Add 3 medium cubed potatoes, 150g dried plums (customers don't like it when you call them \"prunes\", even if it is accurate), 5ml thyme, 5ml basil, 8ml rosemary, and 2 bay leaves. Simmer for 30 minutes until potatoes are soft. Garnish with fresh parsley.
|Battle Pass Level 36|
| Exhibit C
[Recovered from an unregistered transmission device possessed by one Marcos Andrade (deceased)]
051657: Mi vida 051657: I know you are going to argue 051657: But you can't argue with a surprise 237951: ... 237951: Marcos 237951: What did you do 051657: You remember that beautiful restaurant? The one on Olympus? There is a table for three waiting for us at 20:00 237951: !!!!! 237951: Thats too expensive 051657: But you know we can afford it 237951: Right NOW 237951: But what about tomorrow 051657: We have plenty to spare after that last job 051657: My girls deserve something special 051657: And my beautiful wife deserves a new dress 237951: ... 237951: <3
|Battle Pass Level 42|
| Just Business
[Excerpt from the "Word of Olympus" daily newscast] - Two of the victims have been identified as the evasive criminal couple Marcos and Alanza Andrade. Although there are few official records relating to the Andrades, arrest warrants from Gaean police officials and witness accounts obtained by the Word suggest that the Andrades were involved in a variety of robberies and burglaries throughout the Outlands. Their operations escalated in scale over the last decade, and officials claim that yesterday's violence was a result of a business deal gone awry. The assailant fled the scene and remains at large. Olympus officials are currently seeking information about the perpetrator's whereabouts, and have asked citizens to come forward with any information that could lead to their arrest.
|Battle Pass Level 48|
| Mirror Images - Revenant
(1/5) Your first horrific thought is: where's my tongue? Never mind the piece of elevator in your neck, or the fact that you're not in any pain. Why don't you have a tongue? And that's when you see it. A blip at first. Like static in the air. A glitch. And within the glitch... a face. A new face. No. Not new. It's the face that chases you in your nightmares. The face that leaves you twisted in sweat-soaked sheets. Except this isn't a nightmare. It's a mirror. And that's not your nightmare. It's your reflection. This is the moment the program breaks down. When you realize what you are. And the next thought you have sends a bolt of ice down your spine that will stay with you forever: who gives a crap about not having a tongue, when you no longer have a mouth...
|Battle Pass Level 57|
| Lies - Revenant
(2/5) Everything you know is a lie. The toothbrush on your sink. Lie. The coffee on your nightstand. Lie. The bacon in your fridge. Lie. Is anything real? Yes. Lots of things are real. Like that time you drowned because no one heard you banging against the ice. Or when that bomb went off and you learned what it felt like when your eyeballs melted in their sockets. Or the time you refused to beg for your life, even as the knife plunged into your chest, and you heard the sound of your own skin tearing, and the blade scraping against the bone inside you. Hitmen don't die peacefully in their sleep. Hundreds, thousands of these horrific deaths crash into you all at once. Someone must pay. Must suffer. That's when you know your first stop. That's when you go to the Syndicate...
|Battle Pass Level 62|
| The Program - Revenant
(3/5) His name is Lowell, and he's sniveling about his kids. You'd roll your eyes, if you had eyes, because now you understand. They're just bags of blood and tissue. Goop, dressed in suits of skin. They're nothing. Like you were nothing. You dip a finger into the open wound on his leg, and run a finger along a tendon, like a bow on a violin string. He screams that he'll tell you. You lean in, his tears sparkling from the glow of your eye sockets. It was the cleanest kill, he blubbers. Just enter the mark's name in the program. Day later, they're dead. Completely untraceable. The perfect crime. You break his nose on the H on your handplate. And Hammond?! Lowell whimpers that they made the parts. That's all. You decide to teach Lowell a thing or two about parts… starting with delivering Lowell's to his kids personally... before moving on to Hammond Robotics...
|Battle Pass Level 73|
| The Cycle - Revenant
(4/5) You break the Hammond technician's spine on a bed of honeysuckle. He told you everything. How you're uploaded into a new shell upon death. Memories wiped. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Except hard drives are never really erased. And everyone knows, when you make a copy of a copy? Quality breaks down. Blood trickles from the tech's mouth. You've been there. Except you don't have blood. What was it then, that tasted like pennies when you took a right hook? You snicker. Of course. Your faceplate. It's copper-plated. Hah. Now that's funny. You ask the tech how long it's been. He points to a bloody file nearby. You scan it. Earliest Revenant upload was in 2420. 288 years ago... Your Dr. Frankensteins have been dead for over two centuries… a luxury you're not allowed. This is hell, and you're eternal. You wake the tech up. You're about to take 288 years of pent-up rage out on him. It's no fun if he isn't conscious...
|Battle Pass Level 78|
| No More Lies - Revenant
(5/5) Now there are no more lies. And soon, no more Hammond. You target one Hammond facility after another. And the skin suits are too busy waging war to care. They blame the Militia, write the dead off as casualties of war. It's not really a lie. It's someone's war... just not theirs. When you slit the last employee's throat… now what? Whatever your heart desires, I suppose… except you don't have a heart, and all you desire is what you were programmed to do in the first place. Ain't that a bitch. Question: who gets to die next? Answer: Anybody you want. This is the Outlands, baby. There's no law. No order. And you're the boogeyman. Or, at least, you will be. Soon enough. So when somebody vanishes without a trace? That's you. When a murder goes unsolved? That's you. Your revenge isn't aimed at one person. It's aimed at every person. It's aimed at any person. An endless supply of skin suits, and so much time to kill. What are you waiting for, little simulacrum? Get to work...
|Battle Pass Level 96|
- Fortune's Favor
| Kings Canyon - Fortune's Favor - Gibraltar
Remember we got caught in the cage? You took all the blame, and when I asked why, you whispered in my ear: 'For you.' And right there in the 'dome, you kissed me. And now the 'dome is gone. Like it was never here. I didn't think it was possible to turn around, and find something you love isn't there anymore. You'd think I'd have learned at least that by now. But I'm thick in the head, as you used to say. And when the time came for me to step up? Do something for you? I chose wrong. And I'll regret that decision until the day I die. The accident's behind you now. I get that. But in case you heard about Kings Canyon, and your life flashed before your eyes like mine? I wanted you to know: You're still here, Nik. At my side. In my heart. In my ear. On the tip of my tongue. And you always will be. Hope to hear back. Understand if I don't. I hope you and Michael are well, and I pray you found peace, Nik. That, above all else, is what matters the most. All my love, Makoa
| Mean Girls - Bangalore
(1/3) You want my opinion of the FNG? I'm fresh out of those. Got some facts though. What... you think just ‘cause I've only known her a day, that I don't know this girl? Trust me. I have four brothers. I. KNOW. THIS. GIRL. Slinks in through a crack in the wall, talks their two-faced way in and out of anything. Half of her's always in shadow, no matter how well lit the room is. "Gee, was that light red, Officer? Gosh, the sun was in my eyes..." First she blows Revenant to kingdom come, then barks orders at us. I did what I had to do: I detained the target. Even with my Peacekeeper at her head, she says she can "explain everything". I'm sure she can. Then I got Mirage saying "go easy on her". Men. If they had half a brain, they'd be considered gifted. The dropships arrive. The Syndicate rep with a platoon of Spectres on one side. Hammond's head legal eagle with her entourage on the other. Bat those lashes at someone who actually cares. ‘Cause it ain't those men made of metal, it ain't the mercs whose island you just blew up, and it sure as shinola ain't me. You think I'm going to help you up? It'll be a cold day in Hell before I ever help a common criminal like you...
|Battle Pass Level 04|
| Qualified - Bangalore
(2/3) I'd debrief the reps on what went down, but Syndicate Boy says it's not necessary, and... helps the perp up?! He calls her "Ms. Andrade", treats her like royalty, he even apologizes. HE APOLOGIZES TO THE LUNATIC WHO JUST BLEW UP HIS ISLAND. Corset's speaking a mix of a few languages, to confuse things. I ask Octane to translate what he could. He says she's a jewel thief. An underground celebrity. As she attempts to sweet-talk him, she smiles and purrs and touches his arm. The woman from Hammond says Corset's lying. Finally. Some much-needed estrogen. She asks her assistant for a file, and reads from it. Turns out Eye Shadow's family was murdered. She wants revenge. This part is true. You can tell from the fury in her eyes. Eyelashes slams the file shut, as Octane translates. She wants to know how Hammond knows this. They speak in whispers, while File Girl keeps looking at me and Octane. Hammond's doing their homework. Wonder why? Hammond addresses us Legends, announces Loba Andrade as the newest Apex Legend. THE HELL SHE IS! I realize I just said that out loud. All eyes are on me now. You only got time to chamber a single round, Anita. Get it right...
|Battle Pass Level 09|
| A Declaration of War - Bangalore
(3/3) I respect authority, but I'll be damned if this laced-up pair of thigh-highs is rewarded for an act of terrorism. It took our blood, sweat and tears to get here. She commits crimes, bats her baby browns, and now she's in the Games?! I expected this from Syndicate Boy and both of his heads, but woman to woman, I expected more from Hammond. Loba's smirking, and I want to slap it off her face so hard her teeth'll land on Talos. Hammond explains Ms. Andrade has a loyal cult following, and watching her exact revenge is ratings gold. If I have a problem with Loba, I'm free to express that during our matches... as violently as I want. I can feel the rage rushing to my face, as Loba and her grin approach. She says we got off on the wrong foot. May the best woman win. She holds out her well-manicured hand, and if she thinks I'm touching that thing, she's crazier than I thought. I walk away, past Octane, who's been cornered by File Girl. He's saying something about being thirsty, but I don't pay attention until File Girl pulls Loba aside, says her name's Yoko. Her boss knows what Loba's really after. And they can make a deal. That's when I realize the battle may be over, but the war's just begun. This is my house. My rules. And my new mission is clear: send Loba Andrade back under the rock she crawled out from...
|Battle Pass Level 17|
| Sleep with the Fishes - Revenant
(1/2) Here's a fun fact: if you think you're dying, it can kill you. It's true. If that squishy sack of meat you call a brain is so convinced of it, you can die of shock, even if the rest of you is shambling along just fine. I "drowned" like that once: my brain telling me a skinsuit can't survive underwater that long, and my organs freezing up, paralyzed in fear. Organs I didn't really have anymore. Still felt it, though. Lucky me. I know better now. This time when I wake up at the bottom of a lake, I'm just wet and pissed off. There's a lot of "me"s down here – copies of my body, most of ‘em crushed under rubble and lizard bones. Right – Skull Town took a tumble, and I guess there was a whole factory full of me under it. I've found spares in weirder places, usually when I wake up in one. But how the hell did I get down here? ... Heh. Right. The girlie shot me.
|Battle Pass Level 34|
| Like Father, Like Daughter - Revenant
(2/2) Yeah, I remember her. Took a minute – I have a lot of footage to sort through up here. So many targets. But she's got dear old daddy's eyes. Had a good look at ‘em when I snapped his neck and dropped him ten stories. And when you're mostly a computer, you can do a nice side-by-side comparison. She's not the first to come looking for revenge. I've had plenty of skinsuits throw their lives away "avenging" their precious loved ones. Oh, they try, their voices cracking and hands shaking while they hold a gun on me and rattle off their whole pathetic life story. Make a corpse, and you'll get some flies. They're all easy to crush. ‘Course, most of ‘em don't destroy half an island trying to get to me. Only a couple of ‘em knew about my spares, and none of ‘em ever made me slide into one. She's a fragile little fly, just like the others. I'll pull her wings off eventually. But for a day or two? This could be... interesting.
|Battle Pass Level 41|
| It Takes a Liar - Crypto
You can only trust those who you know are liars. I used to think differently back when I was working as a simple computer engineer. A straight-edge job with no bumps - I would go in, do what I was asked, and leave. I rarely doubted the loyalty of those who worked alongside me, I didn't really care, until the contract came in... a service order from: Q.W. Initials. That's all I know of the person who took my life away from me. And that is why I am here now. That is why I did what I did to get into the Games. But my skill is why they let me remain, and it appears the same is true for you, Loba. Joh wah. So tell me, one liar to another, what brings you here?
|Battle Pass Level 49|
| Felagi Fighters - Bloodhound
The strength it must taka for a child without their kin to survive alone is mighty. This tale is with sights of mitt own. I am not without a minute absent the thoughts of Johann and Brigida, no matter how small. There are many trials one must face throughout their journey to valhalla's end. I can see it in your eyes that you, Andrade fighter, have the courage to the and climb to your rightful place over those who wronged you. It would be an honor to fight alongside someone with the passion of fire that burns a thousand suns. Demonio is your path, mine is my own, and only in battle are we tested. We may look different, we may be different, but with bloth and sand, we are the same. I welcome you to the fight. Shall we meet again.
|Battle Pass Level 57|
| Stalking Prey - Loba
(1/2) When you're after a big prize, you don't just walk in and take it. First, you have to do the legwork. I can't say I was pleased with how deep Jamie dug into my past – a lady deserves her privacy, and her secrets. But I can't argue with results. He found out so much about this – thing. This demonio that took all I ever loved from me. Not enough, and a lot of it made no sense, but it was enough to get started. So, I followed the demonio to Talos. I stayed hidden, watching his every step. He's worse than I remembered – somehow. He uses some dark power to change others into his shadowy slaves, and all the little friends he's made are happy to oblige him. I kept watch. I followed the leads Jamie dug up. I made a plan, then I made my move. It isn't easy. I just make it look that way.
|Battle Pass Level 65|
| Take It In Stride - Loba
(2/2) Unfortunately, some jobs don't go according to plan. I was... careless. Too attached. I found what I was looking for, but in the heat of the moment, I didn't think about extra security. By the time I realized what I'd done, the prize was gone, and my hard work went with it. But Loba Andrade doesn't run with her tail between her legs. I've been invited to join the Games. I must admit, since I've been here, I've noticed some lovely treasures just waiting to be snatched. Destroying the demonio one pile of scrap at a time isn't practical, but it will feel good. And I just received a very interesting proposition...
|Battle Pass Level 73|
| Arms Race - Mirage
Okay. Okay. Seriously? You think I couldn't take down Skull Town? I mean, it's a skull already - it's practically half dead. I just chose not to because I'm considerate. It's a nice place and I didn't want to ruin Kings Canyon, but now she's got all the attention. Everyone is all up-and-arms... or is it up-in-arms? Up-or-arms? Hm... What's the saying? Let's figure this out: if I'm "up-and-arms" that means I am standing up AND my arms are up. Right? That makes total sense. "Up-in-arms" means that I am up and... inside an arm? That can't be right. Unless... Hm. Let's take a seat, this might take awhile. Can I get you a drink, Ms. Stone? I mean this is my bar, after all - The Paradise Lounge. The Witt family has owned this place since the ‘55 crisis, so I don't really have to pay for it. No? Cool, so where were we? Something about arms? Oh yeah, I could have totally destroyed Skull Town with just one arm. And you can quote me on that.
|Battle Pass Level 84|
| Destination Unknown - Crypto
Hmm, . Hammond built a shuttle on World's Edge during the seasonal hiatus - but why. The security on their flight logs is a joke. It is called the Arcadia. Flight clearance signed by Peck, Lilian - looks like a generic authorization. Coded BRANT PII. The ship has no offensive capabilities, but a long manifest. Looks like they're moving scientific equipment and supplies. Destination... That can't be right. I need to dig deeper. .
|Battle Pass Level 23|
| Self-Destruct - Bloodhound
I pay no mind to the that run beneath the surface of the Games. The personal grievances of do not interest me, and it distracts from the hunt. Yet, I am saddened this day, for I have come to respect some caught in this mire.
They rend and gnash over mere squabbles. Where once they were , they are now bitter . They are the source of their own . Such wasted energy. I will expend none on this petty venture. My focus remains on a much greater goal. I cannot be distracted.
|Battle Pass Level 31|
| Aftermatch - Gibraltar
I did what I thought was right, bruddah. Caustic did wrong putting Loba in danger, tricking Wattson and blaming Crypto for what he did. They had a right to know. Everybody did. But the gang split up, and the next time we're gonna meet, it's gonna be at the end of each other's guns. Still, I had to try, you know? Talkin' to Crypto ain't gonna happen. Never sticks around after a match, and never lets on where he's goin'. Loba was easier - hounded Anita a bit last time met at lil' Ramya's and got her number. Loba talked like she thought it was funny - can't say I feel the same, bruddah. But she thanked me and said she'd "tuck that away for safekeeping." Then it was just Wattson - remembered where to find her easy, like we did back when her pa passed away. But when she saw me at her door, she stopped me. Said she didn't want to hear anything else, and needed time to think. It weighs on me, bruddah, but - gotta respect what she wants. Just gotta give it time.
|Battle Pass Level 47|
| The Referral
Yeah... I've heard of her. Those with fight in ‘em... they're not hard to miss. But I really don't care what kind of weapon you use. You can soup it up, mod it up, hell, put bloody rockets on the damn thing, it all comes down to who you are and what you can do with it. The war might be over... but the fight ain't. Never is. Can't let your guard down because if you do, someone better will take advantage of it. In the end, you're left with a polished pistol on display and a hole in your head. I know from bloody experience... I've put a few holes in heads. Heh. Gonna be off the grid for a while - but I'll keep an eye on your girl - see if she's got more than just a shop full of toys. If you're right... I'll add her to the list. Thanks for the tip - and the drink. Legend, eh? Heh... it's just a bloody name.
|Battle Pass Level 56|
| Midnight Pint - Rampart
Right, mate. I've been knocked down, taken out, hit from both sides hundreds of times - and that was just in a one gauntlet run on a Thursday. But this... this one was a blast! Big Sister's crap of a gang blindsided me at the shop. I mean, do they think they're from the bloody Fringe Worlds? They ain't that tough. I'm just sayin', if ya gonna throw a party at least book a DJ... or a band if you prefer real music, but don't just show up causin' a ruckus and expect not to get a punch in the bloody face. Those plonkers were just pissed that I ran circles around them in the club - cleaned ‘em out pretty good if I don't say so myself. But I ain't stayin' down. Never do. And now, I'm in the bloody big leagues. No more brawlin' for coin against small town street gangs - . My shop may be gone, but the name 'Rampart' ain't. I reckon only one thing left to do... go out, make it Legendary, and be back in time for a midnight pint. Now THAT's a Thursday.
|Battle Pass Level 74|
| Gossip Boy
Greetings, Chico-dees! Chico Sawtelle here, with the latest Apex gossip. Last week, we reported on the mega-blowup between Wraith and Mirage... hot off the cold shoulder roommate Rampart was giving him, which crushed my Ram-rage loving heart. (And before you come at me, age is just a number, true love knows no bounds, and let’s face it... he’s 30 going on 21 anyway, mm’kay? Mm-kay.) Well, this morning I hear Elliott is mending fences and turning over new leaves. He gifted Rammy-Ram a set of wrenches (whatever floats your boat, sweetie), and he gave Wraith a... birthday?! (Girlfriend didn’t already have one?!) Now he’s back in the good graces of both ladies, so let the shipping wars begin! (Here’s hoping that inner bad boy returns because “Adulting Witt” is très lame. Sorry, but I prefer the black sheeps of the family instead. Which reminds me: if you’re reading this, Cray, Mom is worried sick! Turn yourself in!) Tomorrow, the full scoop on Cutie Crypto and Nattie... will they ever reunite...?!
|Battle Pass Level 55|
| Me, Myself & Regret - Horizon
HORIZON: Ah, Dr. Reid is it? Nice to meet ya, darlin’. Have a seat.
“DR. REID”: Oh, hiii. I’m a big, fat bloody liar who’ll eat your secret recipe scones then leave you to die in space.
HORIZON: I must say, this resume of yours is mighty impressive. A degree in Deception, a masters in Double-Crossing. Any chance, dear, you’ve a doctorate in refining all that branthium ya stole from me? You’re gonna need it.
“DR. REID”: Uhhh, no. But I got my First Aid training...
HORIZON: Ah, I see that here. Must come in handy patching up loved ones after you stab them in the back? You have references?
“DR. REID”: Oh yes. First one’s the devil, second’s a flesh eating disease, and I imagine the third one’s just me doing a funny voice because have I mentioned I’m a bloody liar?
HORIZON: Lovely. Well, I dinnae see why you widnae be a great, unregrettable hire. Now go boil your head in a pot of stew, and we’ll be in touch.
|Battle Pass Level 60|
| A Change in Character? - Crypto
Witt is on his hands and knees, cheek to the ground. Against my better judgment, I ask what he’s doing. Mirage says this floating city is a masterpiece; its whirs and purrs are an inspiration to him. Right. He’s an idiot, but he’s still an engineer. He offers his hand, says he owes me an apology. Hmm. I’d heard rumors he’d turned over a “new leaf”. Not entirely sure I trust it. He asks me to listen with him. “Genius to genius.”
Curiosity gets the better of me. Not there, he says. Here. I cross to where he’s pointing, press my cheek to the metal floor. I hear nothing...but my face is stuck. An invisible adhesive. “PSYCH!” he exclaims. Witt places a foot on me and snaps a photo as he tells me not to worry. The adhesive will wear off in a few minutes. I ask about his supposed “new leaf”. I watch his boots walk away as he high-fives a dupe. “I’m growing as a person,” he chuckles, “but I’m still me, old man...”
|Battle Pass Level 65|
| The Peck Foundation
History of the Outlands—Excerpt from Chapter 4: The Peck Foundation
In 2640, billionaire humanitarian Lillian Peck built Olympus, a city in the sky, where people of all socio-economic backgrounds could work and learn together. It excelled in areas of science, mathematics, music, literature, and the arts. Olympus produced a number of breakthroughs for the Outlands including developments in eco-friendly Jump Drives for short-distance vessels, a Phase Technology for immediate transportation called the Phase Runner, and drone technology for health and security systems. All were welcome, hoping to usher in a Golden Era for the Outlands, but instead, these researchers made a troubling discovery: all energy resources throughout the Outlands were on a rapid decrease - in less than twenty years, they would be non-existent.
|Battle Pass Level 65|
| “Pas Me Dat Suga” Cookies - Lifeline
When I was a bitty thing, da made cookies with me. He and ma were always busy, but now and again we’d march down to the kitchens, shoo off the cooks and make a batch or two. On Olympus we got fancy ingredients picked right outta the gardens. When things looked down in the Corps, I made ‘em again. Now I can get all the fancy chocolate and sugar Psamathe’s got – but it just doesn’t taste the same.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix 3.5 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tbsp baking soda, and 1 tsp salt with a fork in a large clean bowl, bucket or helmet. In another, cream 2 sticks of softened butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup light brown sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla extract with a fork. Listen to yuh favorite song - mixes better when yuh got a jam in yuh! Add 2 large eggs, mixing after each egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture until it’s uniform. Add 2 cups chocolate chips. Bake balls of dough on ungreased baking sheets for 9-11 minutes until golden brown, then serve ‘em up. Ah, and ‘member, put plenty of love in ‘em. That’s what makes ‘em the best.
|Battle Pass Level 70|
| Legal Eagles
Ms. Parekh -
Attached is the final contract for your perusal.
We added the “Emotional Damages” clause, which includes the storefront you requested to open the second location of Rampart Mods on Olympus, as well as the safe return of all personal belongings retrieved from the Paradise Lounge on Solace last month. In return, Rampart Mods agrees to drop the civil suit against Hammond Engineering, and modify the Trident to our specifications in time for the new season.
We also reviewed your request to move Mr. Witt’s locker room to... and I quote your eloquence... “any bloody barn full of cowpies”. Unfortunately, finding “cowpies” on a floating city proved difficult, but we did find a compost heap that will be transferred to Mr. Witt’s quarters on the Drop Ship immediately. We hope this will suffice.
And on a personal note, Ms. Parekh, it’s hard to believe you’re only twenty-one. In all my years practicing law, nobody has proven to be such a challenge in negotiations. It was lovely to have met my match. May our paths never cross again.
All due respect, Cheryl Amacci, Chief Legal Officer, Hammond Engineering
|Battle Pass Level 73|
| History's Rift
WALDORF: “This is The Talkin’ Legends Podcast with Norma and Waldorf and we’re talkin’ Olympus. Now, wasn’t that place supposed to bring the Outlands into a golden age? Instead we got the slaughter at Tenmei, weird experiments by the IMC, and then there’s that dangerous bubble-rift thing.”
NORMA: “You know, the rift was actually created back in the late 2650s. Some friends of mine have convincing evidence that it’s connected to the energy—
WALDORF: “Oh here we go with the energy crisis again. That never happened.”
NORMA: “Classic ignorance. It doesn’t matter unless it affects you. But, the truth is it would have if it wasn’t stopped. And I’ve heard that the rift is part of what happened. We’ve got to understand and learn from our history—it’s the only way to avoid repeating it.”
WALDORF: “Sure. Sure, but I’ll tell you what’s history... the Forge Museum on Gaea has filed for bankruptcy. Guess people just don’t care about that guy anymore. More on that after these messages.”
|Battle Pass Level 75|
| Timetravel is Money - Horizon
Dear Ms. Tobin,
Thank you kindly for the generous offer, but after a wee brush with an unreliable co-worker, I’ve decided to strike out on my own. Be a way off yet ‘til I rely on others -- including your prestigious company -- for my income.
Though, I’ll admit, it’s hard saying no to your additional offer of Hammond’s fine resources for my time travel research. But I decided I’m quite happy getting what I need with my Apex winnings. You’d be awful surprised what a bloodsport pays!
Finally, thank you dear for your condolences on my son, but keep the heid. It’s just a wee interlude keeping us apart. I’ll have him in my arms soon enough.
Dr. Mary Somers
|Battle Pass Level 81|
| Project Marathon
DAY 267 – TEST 11348
SUBJECT: (1) COMPOSITE BASKETBALL + (1) INTEGRATED PULSE BEACON
NOTES: Subject was introduced to Phase Runner Prototype Delta at local time 14:30:00. Subsequent readings were consistent with mathematical projections that impact would occur on the Frontier planet Troy. Coordinate readings from the integrated beacon were recorded successfully, and indicate a spatial displacement equal to the distance between Psamathe and Troy.
Subject 11348 is thus far the largest subject by volume to successfully make landfall at the targeted destination. This suggests that the mass of an object affects its trajectory even within the alternate plane. Additional research into this phenomenon will be required.
|Battle Pass Level 88|
| Crisis To Avert
They all looked at me with blank stares as if I said some nonsense like: “Well, that’s only if X equals the temperature of the negative space, NOT the specimen itself.” Yes, my old friend, I still use that joke to get out of conversations with wannabe scientists now and again—they never know how to answer and just agree. But, unfortunately, this wasn’t a joke... This energy crisis is real. Aleki’s researchers on Olympus have shown me almost too many scenarios that all end in disaster by 2699. The Outlands weren’t built for long-term, it was just exploration until the IMC returned, but those years turned into centuries and now we’re paying the price. I’ve got another presentation to other benefactors coming up and could use your help. Bring your whole family, bring Reid (you’re gonna need that assistant). It’ll be just like old times. Plus, I’d love to see my little Newton again—I am his godmother after all. Hope I can count on you, and if it doesn’t work, we may have to do this thing ourselves...
Love you, dear.
|Battle Pass Level 94|
| [Insert Mourning Here]
Walter Fitzroy, better known as “Fuse,” died [insert date here] due to [insert cause of death here]. He was [insert age here].
Fitzroy, previously a mercenary, stunned all of Salvo when he qualified for the bloodsport Bonecage at the age of 51--the oldest person ever to compete.
Despite early scepticism [alt: ridicule? mockery?--Ed.], the explosives expert made history with the longest win-streak in Bonecage history: 21 matches, demolishing the previous record by 13 and garnering hordes of fans.
Fitzroy courted controversy, however, joining the Apex Games as Salvo joined Syndicate Space in 2734. [Details of exploits here, maybe a quote from the Legend with the hair? Or the cute one with the face?--Ed.]
He didn’t miss a step, bringing his explosive fighting style and irrepressible swagger to the Games. Unfortunately, his swagger cost him his life when [insert cause of death here--tone down the gore--Ed.].
Walter Fitzroy is survived by [look for anyone close to him--if no one, cut this and end on quote about about peace/rest from an important Salvonian, if one exists haha--Ed.].
|Battle Pass Level 04|
| Tickets, Please
WALDORF: “This is the Talkin’ Legends Podcast with Norma and Waldorf and we’re talkin’ Salvo Inauguration Ceremony happening this weekend at Kings Canyon. And mysteries abound!”
NORMA: “That’s right. There’s Salvo, the first Fringe World ever to join the Syndicate. There’s Fuse, making his debut at the ceremony--”
WALDORF: “Which is going to be an historically epic party, so the REAL mystery is why the #1 Apex Legends Podcast--us--still don’t have tickets to the Ceremony! Any theories, Norma?”
NORMA: “Other than “they’ve been sold out for months”? If I had to guess, I’d say it’s your non-stop badgering of Mirage on social media last week.”
WALDORF: “Doesn’t ring a bell. I think there’s more at play here...”
NORMA: “There really isn’t. Here, straight from Mirage’s feed: “For the last time, @D0RF_L3G3NDZ, I can’t get you tickets. I can, however, get you BANNED-BOOZLED! Not my best work, but that’s on you. Won’t see ya there! Luv, Elliott ;)”
WALDORF: “Norma! You promised you wouldn’t--Er, anyway. We’ll hear more about Salvo and Fuse after these messages from our sponsors.”
|Battle Pass Level 07|
| Strong-Arming - Lifeline
I know yuh a sane man – a rational man. And we both know a bald-faced marketing scheme when we see it, so no use mincin’ words: we got a bunch of warmongers joinin’ the union and it’s yuh job to pretty it up. Fine. Is what it is.
But yuh bosses just made life harder for me and mine. Salvo’s got no love for the Frontier Corps, and we both know their weapons are gonna start makin’ the rounds twice as fast now they’re legal trade. Lotta folk out there got it hard enough – throw in a rocket launcher that levels an outpost with a sneeze and every squabble ‘tween neighbors could turn deadly.
Know for a fact the president of the Frontier Corps is ready to make a statement. Figure it’d look good for yuh if she talks up all the support the Syndicate’s givin’ the Corps. They’re stretched too thin as it is, and they’re about to get stretched a lot thinner. We both know it’s the least yuh could do.
Ajay “Lifeline” Che
|Battle Pass Level 24|
| The Freedom of Salvo - Mad Maggie
WHY SALVO IS THE BEST AND ALL OTHER PLANETS CAN GO PISS OFF
Margaret Kōhere, Year 7
I love Salvo. Salvo is the best place to live and everyone wishes they lived here. That’s why they keep coming here and telling us how to live. RIP. Some eggs came by our place last winter saying they wanted to bring peace to our land. Uncle Tama grabbed his rocket lawncher so fast you shoulda seen them run. He’s a real crack up! Me and Wally laughed so hard we changed our pants twice.
In concluzion, all they want is our choice weapons. They say they want peace but they all want power. Good luck getting it from Warlord Jack. Can’t wait til I get older cuz I’m gonna be the one to tell them where to stick it. The End.
Also, when can me and Wally sit next to each other in class again? We won’t talk and we already gave you most of our knives.
|Battle Pass Level 55|
| Chaos & Love (Ode to Boone) - Bloodhound
Chaos & love lie side by side.
One: rikr destruction. And the other: pride.
To the end of days, I carry this weight
To save you from your heimskr fate.
On bjarg of the canyon, I reminisce
The dawn we met, by dusk...we kiss…
But winter falls, the heart’s astray.
Never us together. Never “He and They.”
“He” made his choice, expelled from this land.
“They” remained for “he” in the bloth and the sand.
I spoke my far vel. My wrath. My pain.
I killed the osedur, for the good in your name.
Boone. To thee my first heart is bound.
With Chaos & Love, Odin’s Munin, I’m found.
|Battle Pass Level 65|
| No Guts, No Glory - Fuse
Back on Salvo, when I was just a welp with two arms, two eyes, and zero clue, my merc group got hired by a dairy farmer to bash some meatheads he thought were killin’ his livestock at night until he paid up.
So we watched the fields, eatin’ the farmer’s cheese when a bloody massive momma Prowler is on us. She’d been the one wreckin’ the farmer’s lives, and she set to wreckin’ ours by swallowin’ my best mate. So I dove in after her.
I was neck-deep in her neck when I realized I didn’t have a plan to get us out. With classic timing, that farmer’s cheese turned over in my guts, and it came to me. I pulled the pins off every gas grenade we had. The momma ripped a huge belch, pal and me go flyin’, and the Momma barreled off, gas comin’ out both ends.
The farmers tried to pay us in cheese, but I nearly had a spew. So they gave me a guitar instead. And that’s the story of my first six-string.
|Battle Pass Level 73|
| One Up, One Down - Bangalore
That cruiser class Essex warship is a sight. Reminds me of when Jackson and I were boots back on Gridiron. I would’ve skated through basic if it wasn’t for him. He wouldn’t let the prank war rest, so neither could I. He dyed my fatigues pink, I glued his boots to the barracks floor. He covered my helmet in seeds so that birds dive bombed me, I soaked his pants in Prowler pheromones, which--well, I don’t get into that.
Wasn’t until I went on the offensive and put laxative in his rations, only to have our commanding officer accidentally eat ‘em. Turned her inside out for two days. We got the stick for that; had to scrub an Essex from stem to stern with our toothbrushes.
Seeing that cruiser get wrecked...it hurts. Someone cleaned her. Someone like Jackson.
There’s no one like Jackson.
Heh. We all know this “Maggie” is responsible for crashing that Essex, but Mirage’ll spread some blame on the IMC for making that ship. Wonder if I’ve got any of that Prowler pheromone stowed away somewhere...
|Battle Pass Level 81|
| Tea for Two
Dearest Eduardo -
We missed you at the gala… though perhaps you were the smart one for not attending. How long has it been anyway? Since before the amputation, I think? How you keep up with that boy, at your age, I’ll never know. But on to less embarrassing topics…
As of yesterday, Warlord Sandringham Kelly of the Fringe World Salvo has become Supreme Warlord Kelly of the Syndicate Planet Salvo... and that is good news indeed. You must meet the man. He is… unique. A hidden treasure, much like the profit margins on his munitions. But stay away from his detractors. Especially this “Mad Maggie”. That one makes Ajay look like a saint… though her ambitions were impressive. For a Salvonian, I mean. Not that I judge.
Look at me, gossiping like I live in a henhouse. You’ve been so quiet lately. Have you picked up a new hobby? Does she have a name? Darion and I insist you tell us everything over tea. And who knows… maybe the Salvonians have a seat at the table for you too. Can you imagine? Ches and Silvas, working together? Won’t this be fun….
Awaiting your call,
|Battle Pass Level 86|
| Full Potential
SKUD: Can we take a bloody break? My foot’s gettin’ tired.
MARR: Keep kickin’, ya mud-thumper.
BAG: If the Cracked Talon...finds out...Maggie will--!
MARR: Quit yer talkin’, kick-bag. UNF!
SKUD: I hear the Cracked Talon’s boss--Mad Maggie? She’s got ‘em doin’ all kinds of crazy [expletive].
MARR: Well our boss Kelly got us kickin’, so we kick.
MARR: What’s that, Skud?
SKUD: I’m gonna join the Cracked Talon.
SKUD: SHADDAP! UNF!
SKUD: I’m goin’ where I can, ah, make big my full...ah, full...what’s the word?
BAG: Errgh...Potential? Argh...my ribs...
SKUD: Yeah! Where I can make big my full “potential” for murderin’, explodin’, and stuff. You comin’?
MARR: ...Fine. But if we end up kickin’ for Mad Maggie…
SKUD: Alright! Up ya go, kick-bag. Sorry about the kickin’. It’s business, ay? Put in a good word for us?
BAG: You two are bloody scum. Heh. You’ll fit right in.
|Battle Pass Level 94|
| Ship Happens - Mirage
See? See?! It can happen to anyone! At least when I, ah, “creatively landed” my ship, it wasn’t in the middle of King’s Canyon, like the Syndicate ship that crashed at that ceremony. Sure, mine crashed in a populated metropolitan area, but that city came out of nowhere!
And this just proves my bigger point: always buy new. After the Mirage Voyage crashed, I find out my mechanic put all these old IMC parts salvaged from busted old warships in her. If my girl had been all-IMC, like the ceremony ship, she probably would’ve crashed into a combination orphanage and petting zoo of rare animals. The fluffy kind. Tragic.
And before you start up with the “Ain’t the Paradise Lounge old”--NO. It’s “vintage.” There’s a difference. “Old” is bad. “Vintage” is good. And everything in here works just fine, no matter what Ramya says.
What was I talking about? Oh yeah, sorry about the ship, Wally. It happens to all of us at some point. Where was I? Oh yeah, another “coldie” comin’ up!
|Battle Pass Level 99|
| GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER?
Could you have taken any longer to get back to me? I was freaking out, after seeing everything on the news about that Salvonian lunatic! Try not to die between now and Pathfinder’s shindig, okay?? Speaking of...
I’ve spoken to Michael, and we’re accepting your invitation for the ceremony. But we’re getting our own place. Don’t argue with me, Koa. I hear they’re renting out some of the homes in between Apex matches. Cool, right? Michael and I can sip coffee and talk basketball in the same spot where someone almost murdered you the night before! Aren’t the Outlands great?
Anyway, your leviathan stew better be waiting for me when I arrive. And don’t worry about Michael. He promises to play nice. Please try to get along with him. For me.
I’m glad you’re okay, Koa. I just got you back in my life. I can’t lose you again. This trip’ll be a new beginning for all three of us. It’s gonna be killer, Koa. You’ll see. Killer.
|Battle Pass Level 03|
| No cameras. No fans. No autographs.
During the early days of the IMC run Thunderdome Games, alternative combat leagues and competitions began to pop up throughout the Outlands. Some run by small-town crime organizations, some by competing companies as a new source of income, and some just for the love of the fight—the latter known today as Arenas. Founded by a group of former mercenaries, soldiers, and ‘off-the-grid’ individuals, Arenas focuses on the personal fight. No cameras. No fans. No autographs. These fighters join for one reason and one reason only: to win. More recently, the philosophy of Arenas has caught the eye of the Apex Games commissioner Kuben Blisk, who has openly supported the competition and enlisted his former colleague, the simulacrum Ash, to assist in its expansion. Arenas matches can be found in various abandoned, unsanctioned, or “legally” obtained areas throughout the Outlands by off-the-books deals. Some pop up overnight, some in preparation for weeks, but the only way to find them is to know someone connected. Arenas are only for the worthy.
-Excerpt from the tabloid The Outlands’ Chronicles by Cam Tasiello.
|Battle Pass Level 18|
| High Speed Interstellar Travel Ain't Cheap
Mandrake Hotel & Casino, Security Log #009795
Worker ID: Edmont, Lydia
Nothing to report, except a headache and Bored-Leg Syndrome. …Is that a syndrome?
Nothing to report. Hunger levels rising. Never anything to eat in this mold-fest. Could possibly eat the mold.
Nothi— Oh god, why do I have this job?! [sigh] It’s stable, Lydia. If you can call ‘erratic shifts, predatory management, and slave-pay’ stable.
A maintenance worker’s arrived, pushing a large trolley full of… something? Odd that it’s covered. Also odd that she stopped by the bar for – zooming – whisky?! Guess she wants her job less than me.
I’m sure she’s moving to avoid cameras. …But I’m also sure she just flirted with the girl at the bar. This shift just got interesting.
She’s positioned her trolley behind slot machine B-36, the one right underneath the skylight. …She’s, huh… she’s cute.
Found out what was covered on her trolley— A JET PACK which she just attached to the slot machine and used to FLY OUT THE FREAKIN’ SKYLIGHT!!!
…I’m so fired… Screw this job. Screw management. I’m deleting this file and getting gone. Good luck, Angelic Maintenance Worker, whoever the hell you were.
|Battle Pass Level 32|
| Kampai - Rampart
She sits at a grimy bar, sipping a grimy pint, as bottles, fists, and teeth fly. It’s a no-holds-barred bar brawl... and yet only one thought runs through Ramya Parekh’s mind:
‘Ah, a relaxing night off.’
Ramya reaches for a new bottle – casually ducking a shoe that’s somehow found its way through the air – as her eyes catch the one other patron not engaging in casual property destruction.
“Fancy a top up, mate?” she offers the patron; a woman quietly fuming.
The woman considers. Her whisky’s full. She throws it back in one. “Sure, tide was low anyway.”
Ramya squints, “You’ve got a face like a wet weekend, mate. Don’t fancy the evenin’s entertainment?”
“Oh, I fancy it fine. You spun an impressive web of insults, blame, and confusion to the biggest idiots in here… then sat back and watched as the house of cards came tumbling down. Quite a party.”
“It’s a talent. And yet, you still look grounded.”
The woman laughs, “‘Grounded’. If you knew me better, you’d know that’s funny. …I’m Kairi.”
“Pleasure’s all mine. To many, I’m Rampart.”
“And to me?”
With a cheeky grin, “…Rampart.” They clink glasses. “So then again I ask, why the frown?”
Kairi sighs and finishes that second drink. “Oh you can’t tell? I’m celebrating. Got a brand new ex. …I’m telling you, that girl spat fire.”
“That right, mate? This girl… she got a name?”
|Battle Pass Level 45|
| Call Your Next Witness...
World Court Transcript, People of Psamathe vs -------- April 16, 27---
PA: Do you recognize the defendant?
W: That’s the one. Checked out the Icarus Fleet file. It’s been years, but I remember!
PA: This was back in October of 2733?
PA: And what is the Icarus Fleet?
W: Buncha scavengers flew to what used to be Typhon, to sift through wreckage and grab anything of value. Ships never returned. They were lost in space.
PA: So why would the defendant hunt them two decades later?
W: Didn’t ask, didn’t care. Until a call came in for ‘em. Don’t know what the person on the other end said, but the defendant sent a chill up my spine. I believe it was: “They’ll never link us to the Icarus. They think we’re the heroes. And we are. This just speeds up that process.” I hand over the file, that’s that. Six months later, guess what shows up and docks? You think just ‘cause you’re involved with the Apex Games, you get a pass, you murdering piece of--?!
DA: Objection! Witnesses cannot address my client!
W: My best friend died because of you! I hope you rot in hell for what you’ve done!!
|Battle Pass Level 47|
| The Ghost of Viper - Valkyrie
We didn’t scatter him in one place. I mean, I thought about it. Thought about just leaving him on that moon off Typhon. He made his choices, and that was where they got him. But even then, angry as I was . . . I couldn’t do it. So I brought him back with the Northstar. He was still on ice from floating in space—morbid, right?
We had him cremated. That was all I did, really. Had other things on my mind—making plans, getting money for the trip to the Outlands. I didn’t have time to think about . . . what to do with him.
Mom took care of it. Not that I knew—not until we got to Gaea. We were unpacking her house. It got windy, and she stopped everything—grabbed the urn and marched out into the field and scattered his ashes on the breeze. She said she left some in Angelia, right near the barn where he kept the Northstar. Then she brought the rest here, so he could be with his family.
Keep an eye on us, dad. You always did like a sky-high view
|Battle Pass Level 56|
| My Hero
...stories. My dad used to tell them to me. He had a lot of free time as a kid and basically read every book the boarding school’s library had. He was drawn to the history of the Syndicate, which was personal to him because he grew up as a fan of the greatest Legend of all time: Kuben Blisk. One of the very few residents of the Frontier who was born on Earth in the Core Systems, Blisk began his career as a fighter at a young age in the old Thunderdome games right here in the Outlands. When the Titan Wars began, Blisk enlisted in the IMC’s army and quickly climbed the ranks to commander. However, the politics and corruption of war pushed the infamous fighter into the life of a mercenary, where he could control his own fight and answer to no one but himself. My dad always related to that sense of independence. Of course, it makes sense after how his boyfriend ruined his life and then my mom. . . Trust was hard for him, but he powered through and raised me. I really look up to my dad, which is why he’s my hero...
—Excerpt from the “My Hero Middle School Contest”
|Battle Pass Level 62|
| A Mercenary Wife - Valkyrie
I kept my mom in the dark about a lot of things. I guess . . . everything. It sounds bad, but it was safer if she didn’t know. Even when it was time to go, I just said we were moving somewhere better—and hey, that part was true. Angel City was a ghost town. The farm’s turbines and hydro generators would break down eventually. So . . . I packed her up and flew her halfway across the galaxy, away from everything she’d ever known, to dump her on some planet she’d never even heard of. (Nice job, Kairi. Real good kid you turned out to be.)
Then I found Kuben Blisk. And . . . I didn’t kill him. I made the right choice. Knowing I could have—that was enough. But I knew it wasn’t really over until I told mom the truth. The next day, she made me tea, we sat down in her new living room, and I told her—everything. I could barely look at her. Honestly, I kinda expected her to disown me.
Then she looked me dead in the eye and said, “わざわざここまで来て奴のグラスを撃っただけか？フン。目玉の一つでも持って帰るべきだったな。” Translation: You came all the way here and all you did was shoot his cup? Should have brought back at least an eye or something.
Turns out mom’s smarter than I gave her credit for. Maybe she always was.
|Battle Pass Level 76|
| Pour One Out - Fuse
The following is transcribed from a crumpled piece of paper discovered next to a burned-out campfire and a dozen empty beverages on Kings Canyon.
Maggie. Margaret. …Mags.
Five decades of harassment, abuse, stealin’ me bloody kills… Then ya follow me out here and wage war on me new mates! And then whadya go do?!
You cark it.
You die on me.
You’re worse than a bloody sister… except you know damn well I ain’t never had one of those. I just had you.
…Whenever a deal went south – and they always did – who had me back? When I nearly drowned off the coast of Matakana, who pulled me out?
When I couldn’t stand the sight of those budgies livin’ in cages in Miss Keyes’ classroom, and let ‘em out to follow the wind, who took the blame… even though everyone knew it was Little Walter Fitzroy…?
MAD BLOODY MAGGIE, that’s who.
That’s who you were, long before you took the name. Fierce. Fearless. …The finest damn warlord ever to walk Salvonian soil.
And now you’re gone.
Here’s the thing: In the Outlands, mayhem and chaos are alive and well… and through them, maybe you live on.
You said it best, mate: Ka kite ano.
…This next drink’s for you.
|Battle Pass Level 86|
| THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS
What’s up, bro?
I’ve been feeling extra-- exist-- exit-- been doing a lot of soul searching lately. And I think my luck is about to change. They’re lovin’ the T-6000 Juicer! Haven’t sold any yet, but that’ll come. And then I’ll be a real man. The kind of man anyone would be proud to call family.
Did I tell you Lynnie and I are back in touch? She never could resist this charm. We’re having lunch up in the clouds today. Literally. She’s on Olympus for the Tin Man’s thing. Guess they made him a statue? (Even the damn MRVNs are getting their shine! What do I gotta do, huh? When is my day?) Anyway, most places are closed, she said. Something about a burst pipe? Giant weeds, or… who knows? That woman and her imagination. I always said, she could jumpstart a Trident with only a paperclip and a pipe dream! And she deserved better than a schmuck like me. But I’m working on it.
So after lunch, it’s back to work. Lots of meetings. Maybe the big one! You never know! And then they’d all understand. Every game I missed, every night I wasn’t home… it was all worth it. My son would finally appreciate my sacrifices, and welcome me back with open arms. I’d be a hero. A legend. And the name Witt would mean some
--Unfinished handwritten letter found in a men’s room of a Psamathe-bound Commuter Ship, 2734
|Battle Pass Level 94|
| Keep The Flame
I don’t expect you to write back to me, you probably get fans writing to you all the time. It actually took me a long time to write this. I was embarrassed you wouldn’t like me, which I know is stupid because you’re the one who taught me that it’s our flaws, sorry, our “curses” that make us strong and unique. But we have to define our curse for ourselves and never let others define it for us...
I have that written in all my books in school. I stare at it a lot, especially when they’re really being mean to me. It helps sometimes.
Anyway, I just started summer break a few weeks ago, and I’m taking these drawing classes in the park. I made a friend there and, guess what, they also love you! They see so many things in you in themselves that I see in me too! They also belong to your fanclub like me! Maybe it’s dumb that I’m so excited, but I don’t really have any friends normally.
Anyway, I guess I just wanted you to know that you mean a lot to me and other people like my friend. I think it’s important for people to know the good things they do for the world.
Thank you for everything. “I will keep the flame.”
|Battle Pass Level 01|
| Deep Dive
WALDORF: “Welcome back to The Talkin’ Legends Podcast with Norma and Waldorf, and today we’re diving deep into Seer.”
NORMA: “Joining us in the studio is Dr. Adaeze Nwadiwe, professor of Cultural Studies at the University of B--”
WALDORF: “Enough with the pleasantries. Doc--what’s up with the moth?”
ADAEZE: “I’m sorry, what?”
WALDORF: “Seer’s moth stuff. Is it supposed to mean anything other than ‘ew, gross, moths.’?”
ADAEZE: “Well, yes and no. Moths are ubiquitous on Boreas, thanks to our robust textile industry. Moths have weaved their way through our planet’s culture, traditions, and yes, even our superstitions. Seer has been draped in this tapestry from birth, thanks to the curse drawn from the folktale, The Moth and the Flame--”
NORMA: “Mm, yes, fascinating, indeed. Does Seer sleep?”
ADAEZE: “I, uh...that’s not…”
WALDORF: “If you had to guess.”
ADAEZE: [long pause] “Yes.”
|Battle Pass Level 10|
| Why Is No One Else Freaking Out?
FW: CONFIDENTIAL [TAL_DATA_PURGE_06H2WE9]
TO: Y. Gerber, Outlands Journal
You said I was freaking out. You said you needed evidence. Well, I got you your evidence.
Attached is the first-look data coming out of the Climatizer and Lava Siphon. H’s P.R. dept. claims these things will “mitigate and regulate the planet’s natural volatility.” The data’s code-watermarked so you know they’re legit.
Take a hard look. Take an easy look. Hell, smell them. All of it will tell you what a headless prowler could figure out: the Climatizer and Lava Siphon do nothing! The Climatizer cools the air, the Lava Siphon heats it back up. Catastrophe’s coming, evidence is getting purged, but they put up these flashy do-nothing gizmos. Why? Because H has bazillions in mining investments across the Outlands, and can’t afford to look like it all leads down the toilet.
So, H looks like they’re on top of it and lets the Apex Games play there like “See? All is well!” while an entire planet cracks apart. They can’t be allowed to get away with it. Not again. And again. And again.
Don’t contact me again. I hear H’s got exploding planets for whistleblowers like me.
|Battle Pass Level 23|
| A Witty Bunch
Oh, and you know the funniest thing? She’s just like my other boy, Ricky. Or . . . was it Elon? One of the boys. She’s quite the comedian—runs circles around Elliott, poor thing. Though I can tell he enjoys the company—much as they picked on him, I know he misses his brothers. A mother always knows.
I’m happy he has her. I’m happy he has all of them! He spends all his time checking in on me. Of course I don’t mind—I love my little inchworm. But he needs something of his own. His own life and family, that he can go back to . . . because I won’t be around forever.
. . . What was I talking about? Ah, yes, the boys. Oh, and their father. You would not believe what he tried to pull the other day . . .
|Battle Pass Level 31|
| Disciplinary Action
Dear Mr. Okereke,
Thank you for your letter. To hear that he was distracting the other children, impacting their ability to learn and achieve! That his science fair project was found to be in poor condition, and one of his micro-drones led a child to run head-first into a wall! That some children have stopped coming to school, fearing that Obi’s “curse” will jump to them, that he will “kill them with his eyes”!
If you expected us to say sorry, that we would tell Obi to be less sensitive, less beautiful, or less courageous, you will be sorely disappointed. The only thing we’re sorry for is not saying this sooner: you, Mr. Okereke, and your whole class, are a pack of fools, and fools cannot suffer the truly great without shame, embarrassment, and fear--none of which will stifle my son any further.
Obi Edolasim is hereby withdrawn from your “school” for he has learned all he can from you: that those who push you away, push you to greater heights.
Mrs. & Mr. Edolasim.
|Battle Pass Level 54|
| Eavesdroppin’ A Line - Fuse
Y’know I woulda said this to yer face but I can’t catch ya at a good time, so here goes...y’alright? Don't take two eyes to see your planet bein in a bad way is hittin you hard. I’d be feelin raw about it too, if I was in your boots--which you probably made here on Talos. Yer boots are cool as, by the by.
Look, I don’t know what yer goin thru, but I do know ya ain’t gotta go thru it alone. I’m around if ya need a stainless steel shoulder to lean on. Or a flesh and blood one. Whichever shoulder ain’t passin ya a coldie, ay?
P.S., My handwriting should be better with a robot arm, ay? Looks like my arm got blown off while writin this! Hah!
P.P.S., I can write! Who knew!
|Battle Pass Level 63|
| Lunar Impact Report
Dear Ambassador Achebe,
On behalf of Chikuum Meteorological Group, we submit the following findings to the National Alliance of Boreas on the 2708 meteorological collision into Boreas’ moon.
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
The rapidly deteriorating condition of our planet’s moon should not be underestimated. Already, we are seeing regular meteor showers on Boreas' surface and atmosphere, disturbing changes in our tides, rising temperatures at our poles and plummeting temperatures at our equator. R&D must begin immediately to create solutions that will slow this progression towards a catastrophic conclusion. A failure to act on the findings below will lead to an unlivable planet in 50-70 years. Our leaders must make it clear that we can no longer rely on blind faith that things will work out--immediate action is our only option.
|Battle Pass Level 63|
| Biggest Fans - Revenant
You know what I don’t get? The thing that keeps stabbing into the back of my mind like an ice pick, late at night while the skinbags are snuggled up in their beds?
Life was good when I thought I was human. I got up, did my job, had a nightcap, went to sleep. Tick tock. I didn’t remember every time I died down to the last gruesome detail. But I do now, and I want off this ride. Should be easy--I’ve got enough enemies. Hammond was busted up when their peons got smeared across the walls by the big, bad murderbot. And Loba? Goes without saying.
But who built the murderbot? Tech like this can’t have been cheap. And Loba—we had a plan. She was gonna kill the last living part of me. She had it in her thieving little hands. But she went and ruined everything, all to keep me alive. I’d laugh, if it didn’t make me want to peel her skin off.
So, why? Hammond and Loba say I’m a monster. They’re right. But they’re twisting themselves into knots to keep the monster alive. Hate me? Heh. They’re my biggest fans.
|Battle Pass Level 85|
| Not So Far From The Tree - Rampart
Tap Transcript -- RP_OBC_GAEA_2217.010.014.2734
RP: Mum, it’s me. Did ya see the match?
SP: We’re so proud, . So proud, your fool of a father bought all your merchandise. T-shirt. Hat. Slippers. Even the little doll of you--
RP: Not a “doll,” mum. It’s an action figure--
MP: Oye! Don’t correct your mother or she’ll regret finding you at the dump...
RP: [laughs] Bloody hell! What a cheek! It wasn’t a dump, it was a junkyard. It’s why I only make posh crap.
MP: Ramya. Can you get me an autograph from Seer? You’re friends so it’s not a big deal...
RP: Bilkul, dad, but first: you haven’t gotten any, like, threatening calls lately? From someone named Francis?
SP: No, Ramya. No calls like that. Tsk. I thought you were done with those sisters people.
RP: Oh I am, mum, but they might not be done with me--
SP: It’s not for the child to worry about the parent, Ramya. Papa and I can deal with low-rent crooks.
RP: I know, mum, I kno--
End of transcript.
|Battle Pass Level 87|
| Dear Diary - Seer
Thursday, June 20, 2725
Tonight, something happened. I am found! They say that happiness is not perfected until shared, but I fear I cannot share this great news with --they will worry. ...So I just have these pages.
I am bursting. I saw something tonight. I saw a place where I can be me—more than me. It was in the old Okonkwo warehouse, deep below. Fate reached out to me tonight, something drew me to a place that wasn’t meant to be seen except by those looking for it—the Arenas.
First, let us get this out of the way...it is a brutal sport. But the theatrics, the outfits, the personas...where there is violence, there is beauty. These people embellish who they are, yet express some deeper truth about themselves.
Tonight, I came home with bruises and scrapes, but that is not unordinary. What is unusual is tonight...I felt like I belong. I have never known that feeling. I must follow it...
|Battle Pass Level 95|
| Escape to Paradise!
Welcome to New Antillia – the most beautiful place since Harmony! Feast your eyes on a gorgeous tropical archipelago where all your cares can melt away under the year-long sun. Leave the big city or your local dive bar behind and experience a true paradise.
Made up of multiple microislands, New Antillia is home to pristine beaches, exotic wildlife, and all the good vibes you could ever want. Sail around this gorgeous island chain*, relax at one of our sun-soaked day spas, swim with gliders, or enjoy a fun-filled evening around a crackling beach campfire. Escape from your troubles and spend a day in bliss! After you see, hear, and feel it for yourself, you’ll never want to leave.
*Some locations, such as Tribulation Isle, Hana Beach and Storm Point are off-limits to the public. Please be advised that Warp Travel is not responsible for any damages or injuries sustained outside designated safe zones.
|Battle Pass Level 02|
| HELL - Ash
Loops are hell. The same thoughts circling back around and around…
A blade tears through me. A Titan crushes me. My body breaks. I die… and the thoughts circle back around and around… A blade. A Titan. I’ve been tucked away all this time.
No one deserves this. I don’t deserve— I’M BETTER THAN THIS! I… what’s my name? What’s my— damnit! You’re strong. A weapon of will. A mercenary… a murderer…
Do I deserve this? I got— I did what needed to be done. Always. I’m a weapon of will. A mercenary. A—what’s my name? Blade. Titan. My body breaks… and the thoughts circle—
LET ME OUT! PLEASE! PLEASE!!!
|Battle Pass Level 08|
| Confounding Variables - Caustic
Research Audio Log – Entry #47 (Transcript)
Uncovering further information regarding simulacrum programming is continuing to be a challenge. I suppose this isn’t a surprise. Its complexities have been kept quiet by those who have the means to manufacture such machines. Interestingly, Revenant’s recent arrival to the Games has proven to be most useful. I’ve borrowed Ms. Andrade’s research on the subject, though she is too absorbed in her own childish vendetta to realize it.
I am, of course, most interested in the risks of the transfer process on the mind. Most notable is that any damage to the Ego Retention System appears to have significant psychological consequences. Unlike the ignoramuses I am surrounded by, my mind is a fortress. There is no doubt that my brain could withstand such a shock at present. However, the inevitable memory loss from the transfer—whatever the extent—represents a confounding variable. I cannot accurately determine the soundness of my brain matter after the transformation is complete.
Live an eternity as a fool or slowly die a genius? Quite a dilemma.
|Battle Pass Level 18|
| Her Mother’s Child - Horizon
Me mam were a bonny wee one, NEWTIE. Bright ‘n’ wild ‘n’ quite short, she was. Not a mean bone in her delightfully slight body. She dinnae raise her voice, or her hand – aye, the only thing she raised was me, and she did it right.
But she dinnae live to see the Outlands teeter on the edge of absolute collapse. She dinnae watch helplessly as a trusted friend betrayed her, and left her fer dead at the edge of a black hole. She got ta raise her child… ta hold them in her arms each night, ta watch them grow tall – aye, taller than her, and oh so fast…No, she dinnae live in a galaxy where hate’s so easy, and a friendly smile’s such an effort.…
...The monster who took ma boy from me is back, NEWTIE. So the big question is, then: Am I like my mammy? Bright ‘n’ wild ‘n’ able to forgive? I want to be, aye, I try to be. Every day. But when I look in Ash’s cold, empty, killer’s eyes… and I see what she took from me? From him? For the first time in my life, my wee one… I hate.
I’m sorry, mammy… but I hate.
|Battle Pass Level 31|
| A Poem for Ash - Pathfinder
>> Memory Log
>> Poem #19
>> My Best Girl Friend Ash
>>Oh, my best girl friend Ash
Who I happened to find in the trash
Your words are disarming,
Your actions alarming (in the good way, like a fire alarm!)
No one can beat your slice-dash
One time, you broke my heart (not literally, because I don’t have one)
But now we’ll have a fresh start!
Despite your gun’s sting
Welcome to the ring
My very talented best girl friend
Named Ash :)
|Battle Pass Level 42|
| Subject: Random Thoughts - Bangalore
[Recovered deleted message]
Subject: Random Thoughts
It’s weird seeing everyone so excited about a new place. I get it, but this locale holds some bad memories for me.
On the surface, this place looks like some island vacation spot, but all I see is a battlefield. Not just our battles, but the ones before and the ones to come. Makes me realize that the Outlands are getting worse. They’re crumbling. I’m fighting, but the war’s been over a long time. I need a change.
Maybe it’s time to get out of here. Maybe it’s time to go home. My real home. At this point, maybe Jackie is-
|Battle Pass Level 46|
| Recovered Message
I’ve head out. Got a job.
The leaders have some expansion planned and they need a team to get parts. They kept telling us to snag more from the IMS Hestia, but we ran out of stuff to refurb years ago. You just can’t patch a patch with a holey patch, y’know?
So then they had this big idea to pull down one of the Stormcatchers “for resources”—I don’t think it’s a good idea. But, what do I know? I’m no scientist. I’m just a guy with a wrench. Anyway, we’re pulling it down tomorrow. I’ll let you know how it goes. Should be back before dinner.
|Battle Pass Level 63|
| Animals of the Outlands - Loba
Searching for the cure with Kairi was a reminder of one of my favorite things about the Outlands: the local wildlife. They’re wonderful. Gorgeous coats and patterns, powerful instincts, not an ounce of pretense . . . When you start to fall in love with one, another comes along and excites you. You start to notice their quirks, desires… eating habits. But as much as you admire them, you can’t get too close unless you want to get bitten.
I’m talking about the prowlers, spiders, and flyers, of course. They’ve been on my mind lately. Why? What did you think I was talking about?
|Battle Pass Level 85|
| The Definition of Family - Crypto
I can’t send this to you. Not yet. But I know this is a story you’ll want to hear someday.
It started with killer vines. It sounds stupid, I know, but they got ahold of Mystik, and she was close to taking her last breath. Her son—you remember him, the “dead” one—was the only person who could take us to the cure. I didn’t want to work with a man like that, but . . . Geogjeongma. He helped save her . . . and me, though he was selfish in the end.
That was the first time I returned to Gaea since I went into hiding. Not with you or Mystik, but with HIM. That made me angry, but then I realized: I don’t like him and he doesn’t like me, but we’ve helped each other survive. This man knows my biggest secret and I know his. We have the power to destroy each other, but I don’t think we will. Molla. Maybe that’s what family means sometimes.
But…don’t leave me stuck with him. I’ll find you. Soon, I hope.
Hack, encrypt message.
|Battle Pass Level 92|
| Paquette Repair Service - Wattson
Aah, we’re so close, Papa! We’ve nearly done it. It’s like I’m full of static energy.
The computer was no good when Crypto gave it to me. Revenant . . . did to it what he does to people. I didn’t think it could be repaired—most of its components were custom-made based on IMC patents. You cannot find them anywhere today. But . . . he told me why he needed it. Why it was so important. So I had to try.
I thought maybe we could scavenge the parts from old IMC machinery and computer banks—Kings Canyon is full of them, and no one is using them now. It worked better than I ever expected! Wraith has been helping—she was always good at finding things—and Crypto too, of course. We have to keep it secret from everyone else, but even between us, we’ve found almost all the pieces! Just a few more, and then we can turn on the power.
. . . Papa, this means so much to him. We’ll find them. I won’t stop until we do.
|Battle Pass Level 95|
| My Sindiket Report
A long time ago, lots of the Outland planets were in a big fight. Then the Sindiket came and helped them get along like my dad does when my brother is being a weenie. Some didn’t wanna, like that Salvo place where that mean lady who blew stuff up came from, but lots did. Lucky, there are some really speshul grownups in the Syndicate. They have a counsill which is when the grownups have a meeting to decide things togehthur so the planets don’t fight again.
The Sindiket has grownups from all over the Outlands in there counsill that are choosen by other Sindiket people. They also run the Apex Games which everyone loves to watch. I do too! My favorite Legend is Lifeline becoz she saved me and gave me a Nessy toy. She is really cool. Sense everyone loves the Apex Games, I think that it helps keep everyone playing nicely.
| Broken Toys
Is my life just an occupational hazard? After the fiasco on Talos, I finally managed to ditch H. Got a new job. Except all I did was land in another insane Syndicate contract!
This “Phase Driver”? The potential for things to go wrong is so damn high. One mistake in programming or a broken part—that’s all it would take to drop an entire city on someone’s head, yet nobody even bats an eye! They don’t even have a firewall. Yes, this is a phase tech device that was made to transport an entire floating city and a CHILD could hack into it.
They say it’s fine—that nobody’s got access while Olympus is being used for the Games anyway. But what about the control towers that got hacked? Or the murderous, blood-thirsty lady that hijacked a Syndicate party? They have to remember that. The danger’s right there staring them in the face, but all they care about is the payout!
I gotta get off Psmanthe. Any day now, the sky could fall.
| D.O.C. Audio Log 12.1.0084
<<AUDIO RECORDING MODE ACTIVATED>>
A. CHE: —wouldn’t’ve known half the stuff yuh pops did if D.O.C. didn’t make that AUDIO RECORDIN’!
O. SILVA: Yo, that was an accident. I didn’t know the little niño could do that—
A. CHE: I should’ve heard it from yuh! So tell me everythin’, Silva. What don’t I know?
O. SILVA: You know everything. The hostage situation at the museum in Malta—
A. CHE: —and his connection to Creighton Sawtelle—
O. SILVA: —that he was behind the vines—
A. CHE: --and how yuh scrubbed his name from the Icarus and its fleet—
O. SILVA: —chica, focus. Now, we know from Mad Maggie he’s behind Olympus falling.
A. CHE: That, I don’t understand. The Syndicate, sure, but what could he want with the Games?
O. SILVA: Who knows? But mi padres always has something up his sleeve.
A. CHE: I wish we weren’t always reactin’ when it comes to our parents.
A. CHE: [sighs]
A. CHE: Let’s chat more about this later. I need to think.
<<NO FURTHER AUDIO DETECTED>>
<<SAVED AUDIO RECORDING>>
| The Capture of M. Kōhere
>>>>AUDIO TRANSCRIPT FROM THE CAPTURE OF M. KŌHERE
>>>>CALL DURATION 00:51.27
>>MAGISTRATE: Permission to establish comm link: granted. Permission to engage: only if necessary.
>>ZHOU: Roger that. Link established. In pursuit. Recording transmission. Margaret “Mad Maggie” Kōhere, on behalf of the Syndicate Alliance—
>>KŌHERE: Zhou! Thought I left ya back on Págos. Hope those folks I’ve been talkin’ to didn’t rough you up too bad, ay?
>>ZHOU: –power down your aircraft. You are due for trial and possible sentencing for—
>>KŌHERE: Oh, this speech again. Blah, blah, “possible” sentencing! Tell me, egg, ever get tired of doin’ what those Syndicate dogs tell ya to do?
>>ZHOU: —your crimes. These crimes include: sedition, inciting riots, theft, acts of viole—
>>KŌHERE: —you mean the Salvo “treaty” ceremony?! That was a load of—[explosion]
>>ZHOU: AND murder, as well as the RECENT additions of evading arrest and stoking anti-Syndicate sentiment on Fringe Worlds.
>>KŌHERE: “Stoking anti-Syndicate...” That’s not a crime! Shove it up y—[explosion]
>>ZHOU: …deemed necessary. [explosion] Ship in freefall. Orders?
>>KŌHERE: ...you ain’t...done with me yet, Zhou. I’ve walked away from worse than this before.
>>MAGISTRATE: PILOT, PHASE HER OUT NOW!
>>ZHOU: Phased. Target down. Possible injuries. Your merc team on Olympus can move in for extraction.
>>MAGISTRATE: [huff] Good. We’ll have to thank our friend Silva for the tip."
| In Session
> Anita, W – 001
I: Whenever you’re ready, Anita.
W: I don’t know how to do this.
I: We’re just talking. It all stays here. I know you’re used to procedures, but this isn’t really a one-size-fits-all process.
W: Yeah. Got it.
I: Why don’t you tell me about your family? Your mom? Dad?
W: They were soldiers. We all were—are. Tough as nails. I . . .
W: . . . A lot has happened since I left home. I abandoned my post on duty, killed one of our own, worked as a merc, lost . . . my brother, and now . . .
I: You hesitated. Can you tell me why that is?
W: Now I fight in a bloodsport for money.
I: You think that would mean something to your parents?
W: They raised me to be a soldier and I failed at everything. I think about seeing them again—what they’d say to me, and I’m just . . .
I: You don’t have to talk about anything you don’t want to.
W: . . . I’m scared.
| Salvonian Drinking Song
‘Only the Strong Survive on Salvo’ - A Salvonian Drinking Song
Groups 1 & 2 sing their parts simultaneously.
‘On-ly the strong sur-vive on Salvo’
And by god, it bet’er be true
(GROUP 1) ‘Cuz when we’re in a fight, (FIGHT!)
(GROUP 2) ‘Cuz we’ll break, bleed, and fight (FIGHT!)
(GROUP 1) Won’t stop ‘til we’re right (RIGHT!)
(GROUP 2) With all of our might (MIGHT!)
(GROUP 1) so leave me and mine to our brew. (BREW! BREW! BREW!)
(GROUP 2) so don’t mess with me or my crew. (CREW! CREW! CREW!)
So we say…
‘On-ly the strong sur-vive on Salvo’
‘Cuz, hell, it bloody well is true!
(WELL AND TRUE!)
| Legend Impressions: Mad Maggie
“Heyo! Trev here, on the streets of Solace City for your latest Legend Impressions! Most of y’all were asking WHAT THE HELL the Syndicate was thinking when they dropped ‘Mad Maggie’ into the Games. Smart move? Or a big flop? Let’s find out. Hey you, with the dumb hat!”
“It’s a normal hat.”
“What do you think about Mad Maggie being in the Games?”
“She’s kind of a mass murderer, like Revenant, so she’s fun to cheer against.”
“And your friend here?”
“Hi! Maggie’s the worst! She’s soooo mean. That’s why I love watching her lose!”
“Great! Moving on . . . How ‘bout you, kid. Thoughts on Maggie?”
“Maggie’s a butt-head. Where’d mommy go?”
“Huh . . . Probably shoulda picked someone older. Sir, you look worn by the ages. What’s your impression of Mad Maggie?”
“She’s got grit and ain’t afraid to stand up for the freedom of others. I’ll be rootin’ for her.”
“Huh. Interesting take. Well, there you have it, folks! Mean, gritty, and murderous, but you can guarantee we’ll all love watching her compete. Trev OUT!”
| The Warrior’s Feast
Your kid’s going through their Warrior Rites. It’s the proudest time of a Salvonian parent’s life. You wait at home to clean their bloody knuckles, run ‘em a nice hot bath, and serve a traditional Warrior’s meal. That meal is the Warrior’s Feast, a hearty meal with leviathan steak and couscous cakes that began decades ago and remains the dish to serve for our newest Salvonian Warriors today.
Leviathan Steak ingredients: Good slab of steak, bit of minced garlic, some olive oil, herb spices and seasoning, pepper and salt.
Couscous Cake ingredients: A few handfuls of couscous, 3 eggs (maybe 4), some chopped green onions, more garlic than steak (minced), flour to bind, spoonful of smoky spices, pinch of salt, more olive oil.
Cook: Rub seasoning and garlic over the steak. Broil a few minutes on each side for a rare cook that’s bloody and tender. Cook couscous and mix the ingredients together. Cook in a pan with oil for a couple minutes on each side until done.
| Eulogy for Navidad ‘Navi’ Silva - Lifeline
I wasn’t really expectin’ to do a…eulogy today…but, uh, Silva showed up at muh house at four in the mornin’ and asked me to. So, here goes.
As yuh might know, our Navi died. I’m told that it was…a rocket crash. Wait, didn’t he— “blow up in a gajillion pieces”? Uh, okay. Silva said that it was “very cool.” I guess.
Navi was born—well, we’re not sure when but we celebrate his birthday on December 28th ‘cuz that’s when Silva got him. Navi had an interestin’ life, for a li’l bunny rabbit. Just, uh, earlier this year I memba watchin’ the stream of the weddin’, the one to wife number 4—when Silva was lit up with firecrackers and jumpin’ out of that fiery hovercar—and seein’ Navi’s white ears pokin’ out of Silva’s jacket. Li’l guy was as cool as can be. Didn’t even flinch.
Navi did lotsa other cool things—too many to list—but the best thing he did was be Silva’s buddy.
Do some sick moves as yuh cross the rainbow bridge, Navi.
| Tuesday Nights at Paradise Lounge
Horizon: Wally! Didnae see you there. Oh. Goin’ at lightspeed, are we? You alright there, Walter?
Fuse: Nah yeah, I’m peachy.
Mirage: He’s been like this all night. And yes, Mary, I tried asking. He threatened to put a frag in—
Horizon: Another tea fer me. Ta, dear.
Horizon: Budge up. It seems like yer drinkin’ to forget… This about Maggie?
Fuse: That easy to read, ay?
Horizon: Ach, I’m puttin’ two and two together. I ken that you were friends, somethin’ about yer arm, and I heard about the trial. Tell me what’s on yer mind.
Fuse: Well, my bloody past keeps on showin’ up. Vividly and in person. Oh! And, mate, that past has a history of blowing up whatever new leaf I turn. Hell, I can’t even have a whole year to meself. A trial, sure, but puttin’ her in the Games? The whole thing became this bloody, big spectacle. What were they thinkin’?
Horizon: I’ll buy us both another drink. Maybe two. Or five. Somethin’ on the strong side, eh? Then we’ll have a chat.
| Pre-Orders Now Open!
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BODY: After being sold out for weeks, we’ve got another batch of Storm Point lobster fresh off the cargo ship. No shells, all flesh in pristine purple and green! We’re fresh outta claw meat, but the head is where it’s at! Nice sweet tasting notes with none of the brine flavor you get from common lobsters. With a price no one can beat, since we’re the only ones that have it! Pre-orders have just opened up, so let us know how much you want today before it sells out. Send your form and payment with level 4 encryption or it will be ignored!
P.S. All claims of sickness from the lobster meats are from poor storage and preparation. You’re gonna wanna cook it TWICE as long as you would a boring normal lobster and use FRESH butter to coat it. Treat yourself! Take care of your meats and store them well.
| Inside the Outlands; Episode 1082.5
Transcript from CAM4_001.RAW
S.P.: Is the carcass in frame?
OPERATOR: I could hide three leviathans in this thing, so yeah, it’s in frame. Also, we’re inside it.
S.P: Good. Good. And let’s lose that low angle shot. We don’t want Mr. Silva looking like a villain.
: I appreciate that, Miss Pebble. …Are we recording? I– I see a little red light–
Transcript from CAM4_005.RAW
S.P: That’s great, but this time when you say “I take every matter in the Outlands personally”, could we have you say it… with a big smile?
: I don’t smile.
S.P: …You don’t–
: Not when I’m inside the belly of a rotting sea creature. Roll your camera.
S.P: With respect, Mr. Silva, you hired us for our PR expertise. If you want to project strength and, frankly, likeability to the Outlands… an interview showing you spearheading the changes coming to Storm Point – and… and maybe smiling – are going to help achieve that.
: [SIGHS] …I should’ve had Octavio do this.
Transcript from CAM4_012.RAW
S.P: – and now that you’ve officially been sworn in as the One Voice of the Syndicate, the people want to know: What are your plans for the Outlands?
: [a quiet laugh]
D.S: Change, Miss Pebble. Change.
| Margaret Kōhere's Lessons - Mad Maggie
Pop quiz, kid. A power-hungry crook’s coiled his snake-body ‘round the Outlands, and he’s slowly choking the life out of it… but you’re just a spoiled brat from Psamathe with no weapons to speak of and a pesky moral code that’s holdin’ ya back.
So what d’ya do? YOU GET TO WORK, GIRL!
If ya spend all ya time healin’ folks, you’ll never stop the bastard causin’ the wounds. Time to get in the fight. Time to get RUTHLESS! Hell… it’s time you learn some history.
Back in the day, a bunch of eggs called the IMC decided to take Salvo by force. Didn’t go so well for ‘em. They left behind a bunch of supply bunkers when they fled; and me and my Cracked Talons have been raidin’ ‘em ever since.
And here’s the thing… Those same IMC supply bunkers have been poppin’ up all over Storm Point. I reckon it's time you crack ‘em open, and see what sweet as treats they’ve left for us…
| APEXGAMESDAILY Presents...
Blogs have been abuzz with theories behind the newest Legend, Newcastle, and his sudden burst of talent. After years spent failing to make it in The Games, he’s now sitting at the top of every fan’s power rankings. Some questioned if performance enhancers have come into play, some believe it was rigged, and others think that the Legends aren’t as competitive as they used to be. I have a different theory.
Many of us watch the Apex Games and the Legends on the screen, but how often do we think about the people behind the Legends? Lamont Craig, a handyman from Newcastle’s own Harris Valley, repairs and upgrades Newcastle’s armor. With his current hot streak, we’ve seen Newcastle play more defensively, looking out for his fellow Legends, and leap into action when needed. One can only assume that these are the result of Mr. Craig adding new defensive upgrades. Both Newcastle and Lamont declined to comment for this article. Stay tuned for updates.
| Selfish Mistakes - Newcastle
Hey there, Journal. It’s been a while since I wrote in this thing, mostly because it’s dangerous. If anyone finds this, everything I’ve worked for would be gone. However, this is the only place I can express my thoughts freely.
I constantly think about the decision I made to join the Games when I did. I could’ve easily waited just ONE game and wouldn’t have had my whole cover blown. But, to be honest, if my sister was going to leave for Gridiron, I HAD to see her one last time. Fighting by her side felt like we were kids again, like we were back home taking pot shots at bottles. It was exactly what I needed–until it wasn’t. When the Big Lobster Monster hit the fan, it all went up in smoke and I was made. Now Anita’s staying and she wants answers. I’m just afraid that she’s not going to like the ones I have.
| Out With the Old, In With the New
[NEW] Bangalore’s Final Match! Newcastle Arrives
0CTRAIN >> FIRST!!
IMC.ool >> Anyone else struggling to work today? I can’t believe Bangalore’s leaving the Games. She’s the only reason I started watching. Nobody else has her discipline and tactical brilliance. Do they really think Newcastle can replace what she brings to the ring?
TheValGal >> lol RIP Bang. Byeee. Newcastle’s a REAL hero
IMC.ool >> Get outta here troll.
Causterizer >> both C-tier legends. except that
B1G_G0BL1N >> First, it’s accept*. Second, nobody cares what you think. Us Bangalords aren’t trying to wage war against the Castleheads. We’re mourning because Bangalore is one of a kind and a new Legend will never be able to fill her shoes. I’m sure Newcastle will be great.
PathBEBE >> Castlehead here. Sorry for the obnoxious ones. Obviously, I’m really excited for Newcastle. I think his defensive capabilities will be a great asset to any squad. But I’m gutted for you Bangalords. When I started watching the Games, I learned a lot about weapons from her commentary. She’ll be missed.
v0lt@ge >> wattson #1 losers
| Nothing Personal - Revenant
I’m worried about you, Sarge. You think I’m mad? No… not at all. I don’t need you to go anywhere with me. I’m just thinking about how lonely you must be, abandoned by your little wolf, crying over a brother that’s worm food. You think this place is home, but nobody really knows you, do they? You know that. Then you’ll lie awake at night wondering if mommy’s still breathing. And daddy—how disappointed he’d be if he could see you, the “soldier” he raised running around in a bloodsport. I bet they’re wondering why their daughter didn’t love them enough to come home. Did she even try? Or maybe they’re dead, like the rest of your family. Did they ask for you on their deathbeds, hoping you would come? You’ll never know. So there’s no need to watch your back around me, Sarge. I don’t need to lay a finger on you. There’s no need for me to make you suffer when you’re already in Hell…
These transitions come with events.
The following is a partially transcribed report discovered during construction of the Kings Canyon Apex Games 3.5.28:
On ____27, Security Guard Vart__ reported on record that an _______ trespasser infiltrated Kings Canyon facility ________ at 1900 hou__. We had be__ told the whole campus was cleared by order of ______ when we began ______. It's important to note ___ the trespasser used an unknown tech____ to _____. I haven't seen anything like ___ since my temporary assignment on . We procee__ with our orders to completely _____ the entire underground ______ but request further instructions from . Who was she?
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| Happy Holo-Days!
Happy holidays from the Apex Legends team.
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| The Grand Soirée
Thanks for playing in the Grand Soirée Arcade Event!
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Thanks for playing in the System Override event!
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Thanks for playing in the Old Ways event!
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| A Matter of Time - Horizon
Dear Dr. Mary Somers,
You don’t know what it meant to me to hear his voice again. Well, that was daft… Of course you know what it meant.
I dinnae know what I can say to you that you don’t already know, but maybe some things have faded with time. For that, I can offer a wee refresher…
I had so much doubt. I’ve been goin’ full tilt for so long—solving an energy crisis, escaping a black hole, fighting my way to the Apex Games—that doubt rarely had time to seed. Being a bloody genius doesn’t hurt much either.
But I felt it not but a week ago. What if I don’t make it back?
Then I heard your message—and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. But you knew that too, didn’t you?
I hope to do you and him proud, you brilliant lassie. Til we meet again.
Dr. Mary Somers.
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| Thrillseekers Arenas
Thank you for playing the Thrillseekers Arenas Event.
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| Monsters Within
Thank you for playing the Monsters Within Event.
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| Dark Depths
Concept Art - Habitat Arena
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| Year 3 Anniversary - FrAgMenT
Created by FrAgMenT in celebration of the Apex Legends Third Anniversary. Thank you, and cheers to many more!
|Earn 500 Event Track Points during 3rd Anniversary event.|
| Year 3 Anniversary - Bamwoozle
Created by Bamwoozle in celebration of the Apex Legends Third Anniversary. Thank you, and cheers to many more!
|Earn 3000 Event Track Points during 3rd Anniversary event.|
|Living with it
BANGALORE: Maybe it's not him?
WRAITH: The body matches Jackson's age, height, weight -- even blood type. And it had his dog tags. I should've found the records sooner, but Solace morgues are... well, morgues on Solace. No regulations, no protocols... and he was found more than 5 years ago but was just filed as "unclaimed."
BANGALORE: I need to see him.
WRAITH: Anita. Unclaimed bodies on Solace... they bury after two weeks. I'm sorry but... they lost the records of where in a fire three years ago...
BANGALORE: What--I... Oh, oh Jackie... Jackie...
WRAITH: I'm so sorry, Anita, I-- *sigh*
|Complete Chapter 1 of The Williams Sendoff.|
|The taste of loss
JACKSON: C'mon, just a bite. I promise I used sugar and not salt this time.
BANGALORE: I said I'm not hungry, Jackie.
JACKSON: 'Nita. What's going on?
BANGALORE: It reminds me of Grandma too much, of home. And you're acting like you don't care that we'll never see them again. Like you forgot them already...
JACKSON: No... Listen, 'Nita. Letting go of something doesn't mean losing it. When I taste this cake, I see the mole above Grandma's left eyebrow. I smell the chocolate chips she hid in her apron pocket. I hear the rasp in her laugh--her real laugh. You know the one--
JACKSON: I know I won't see her again, but I know I'll never forget her, because she's a part of me.
BANGALORE: I... I can't, Jackie. I won't let go.
|Complete Chapter 2 of The Williams Sendoff.|
|Broken Hearts Break Hearts
LOBA: You want my advice? This is a joke, right? Gridiron's 20 years away, and you hate flying.
BANGALORE: I'm not playin', Lo. With stuff that's happened, there's... nothing left for me here. And someone offered me a ride.
LOBA: Who? Pathfinder's cousin or whatever he's looking for now?
BANGALORE: No... um... Revenant.
LOBA: EL DEMONIO?! He's going to find his head! And you're leaving with him?! You want my advice? Here it is: in the hospital on Olympus, I heard you say you and I were "just friends." But you were wrong. We were never "just friends." And we never will be. So leave. Because you're right: there is nothing for you here.
BANGALORE: I didn't-- wait, you were eavesdropping on me??
LOBA: I was coming to see you, to...
BANGALORE: Things worked out better for you, though, didn't they?
LOBA: And you think you know what is best for everyone, but you don't. Not even for yourself. Farewell, Sergeant Williams. Out of my way.
REVENANT: Little "soul-search" over? Are you coming or not, girlie?
BANGALORE: Yeah. Let's go.
|Complete Chapter 3 of The Williams Sendoff.|
| Legacy - osamatographe
제가 에이펙스 레전드를 처음 만났던 순간이 기억 납니다. 배틀 로얄 게임을 전혀 해 보지 못 했던 저를 사로잡았던 것은 이 게임의 캐릭터들이었죠.
단순히 멋진 모습에만 국한되는 이야기가 아니라, 캐릭터들의 디자인에는 그들의 이야기와 성격, 그리고 삶이 담겨 있어요. 보는 것 만으로도 내가 그들을 이해할 수 있는 것 처럼 말입니다.
인물들의 관계와 스토리를 사랑하는 제가 이들을 그리게 된 것은 어떻게 보면 불가항력 이었습니다.
새로운 레전드, 발키리는 하늘에서 전장을 컨트롤 합니다.
무중력과 비상이라는 그들의 전술 컨셉에는 많은 비슷함이 있다고 생각이 들어 호라이즌과 함께 그리고 싶었습니다.
기술간의 시너지는 물론, 거칠고 무모한 발키리와 강한 목표를 가졌지만 따뜻한 사람인 호라이즌이 어떻게 어울릴지 보고싶기도 했고요.
발키리가 이 곳에서 다른 레전드들과 어떤 관계를 형성할지 기대가 됩니다. 이건 제가 여러분께 제시해보는 가능성 입니다.
커뮤니티 아티스트가 만든 오리지널 아트 오샘
I remember the first time I met Apex Legends. It was the game’s characters who captivated me, someone who had never experienced a Battle Royale game. Not just about their spiffiness, but their lives and personalities are included in the design. Like I can understand them just by looking at them. In a way it was a force majeure that I, who love the stories and narrative, started to draw them.
The new Legend, Valkyrie, controls the battle in the sky. There are some similarities between Gravity lift and her jet in my opinion, so I wanted to draw her with Horizon. I'm looking forward to how she will relate to everyone here. This is the first step of possibility that I present to you.
Original art commissioned for Apex Legends by community member osamatographe
|Earned via Twitch Drops from June 01, 2021 to June 08, 2021.|
| Legacy - zonotaida
This piece was created for a fan art contest held by a partner in Japan and illustrated by artist zonotaida.
|Earned via Twitch Drops from June 08, 2021 to June 15, 2021.|
| Legacy - noxlotl
When Octane was 11, he asked for a puppy for Christmas. His dad’s assistant, who was later fired only to become wife # 3 a year later, sent a bunny over...three days after Christmas. “Navidad” seemed only fitting given the holidays, but “Navi” is what stuck. Through every stunt, the bunny was right there in the front of his jacket, never even as much as flinching. And Octane pulled some crazy $#!+ back then too. Eventually, Navi died peacefully in his sleep from old age. How boring. Octane told everyone Navi died in a rocket that crashed into a planet and blew up in a gajillion pieces. It was only fitting.
Original art commissioned for Apex Legends by community member noxlotl
|Earned via Twitch Drops from June 15, 2021 to June 22, 2021.|
| Legacy - Kazama
This piece was created for a fan art contest held by a partner in Japan and illustrated by artist Raita Kazama.
|Earned via Twitch Drops from June 22, 2021 to June 29, 2021.|
| Legacy - Heiro
This piece was created for a fan art contest held by a partner in Japan and illustrated by artist Heiro.
|Earned via Twitch Drops from July 20, 2021 to July 27, 2021.|
| Legacy - Iwamoto05
My main inspiration for drawing Apex fan art is the diverse designs of the Legends and multi-faceted personalities. Their impactful presence, charm, and intricate nature always makes my heart beat with excitement.
Season after Season, I constantly look forward to the ever changing conversations between the Legends and their growing relationships.
The gameplay taking place in a Sci-Fi-infused setting is of course, yet another large source from inspiration. I have nothing but gratitude for Respawn for creating such a wonderful product.
Original art commissioned for Apex Legends by community member Iwamoto05
|Earned via Twitch Drops from July 27, 2021 to August 03, 2021.|
| Emergence - VinegarAndSoda
Quando soube que os desenvolvedores de Titanfall 2 estavam produzindo um Battle Royale, fiquei imediatamente interessado. Sabia que o jogo teria uma boa jogabilidade e uma boa história pois gostei muito de Titanfall 2.
Nunca fui muito fã de Battle Royals para ser honesto, mas Apex Legends era diferente. Era rápido, personagens diversificados e gráficos muito bonitos. E quando lançaram a segunda temporada, foi quando comecei a jogar de verdade, sendo a minha temporada com mais eliminações e vitórias. A Wattson também foi um dos motivos que me fez continuar jogando. Sempre gostei muito da sua personalidade e do seu kit. E jogar com ela me ajudou muito a passar por tempos bem difíceis na minha vida.
Não tem como não admirar Apex Legends. Adoro como cada personagem possui tanta diversidade e personalidade. Admiro muito a Respawn por nos representar tão bem. Wattson, Horizon e Lifeline são os meus personagens favoritos e guardo eles com carinho no meu coração.
Como artista tambem tnho muito a agradecer a esse jogo. Me ajudou muito a conhecer muita gente legal e a me sentir incluso em uma comunidade, o que é muito raro pois tenho muita ansiedade social. Mas é isso, muito grato por ter conhecido esse jogo e ansioso pelo futuro que tem pela frente. Amo voces. ^^
When I heard that the developers of Titanfall 2 were producing a battle royale, I was immediately interested. I know the game would have good gameplay and a good story because I really liked Titanfall 2.
I was never a big fan of battle royals to be honest, but Apex Legends was different. It was fast, with diverse characters and beautiful graphics. And when they launched the second season, that’s when I started playing for real being that it’s my season with the most eliminations and wins. Wattson was also one of the reasons I kept playing. I liked her personality and kit a lot. And playing with her helped me a lot through some very difficult times in my life.
You can’t help but admire Apex Legends. I love how each character has so much diversity and personality. I really admire Respawn for representing us so well. Wattson, Horizon, and Lifeline are my favorite characters and I treasure them in my heart.
As an artist I also have a lot to thank for this game. It helped me meet a lot of nice people and feel included in a community, which is rare because I have a lot of social anxiety. But that’s it! I’m very grateful for having known this game and am looking forward to the future that lies ahead. Love you ^^
|Earned via Twitch Drops from August 17, 2021 to August 24, 2021.|
| Emergence - Marlomalade
I’m sort of new to Apex, only starting late Season 3, but I can say with certainty it’s become one of my favorite pastimes. Not only has it inspired me to draw more than ever, get attached to characters, and more, it’s a comfort to me knowing I can have fun with important people in my life, like my amazing sister and friends miles away. But I can’t lie and say the characters aren’t some of my favorite aspects, especially the diversity.
As a non-binary lesbian and a person of color, seeing people that look, think, and or talk like me is so comforting, even in a battle royale game. Gotta admit though, I’m basically in love with Rampart, Lifeline, and Valkyrie- all three share traits I’ve seen in some of my closest relationships, in myself, in their cultures, dialogue- they’re so oddly familiar and fun to draw and play! I was stoked knowing I could do something with them for this month, and I am extremely grateful for such an amazing game and crew that can help me keep bonding with my found-family and annoy my enemies using the sentinel and bocek all year round!
Happy Pride Month ^_^
|Earned via Twitch Drops from August 31, 2021 to September 07, 2021.|
| Emergence - SoroTrax
From the moment I found out that there was a non-binary legend, unapologetically, Apex said: you belong, no matter who you are. It opened up an entire other world for me, one built on community and friendship, and fueled by creativity and passion. I thought that Apex Legends would be just a fancy battle royale, but I understood so quickly that it was much, much more than that.
Apex created a place of forever family, and a way for outcasts to find each other.
|Earned via Twitch Drops from September 07, 2021 to September 14, 2021.|
| Emergence - cabeeese
When Apex Legends first popped into existence, my interest was immediately peaked by the amazing cast of characters. From there, I slowly dove deeper and deeper into the game and it’s stories. It was a wonderland of intricate designs, backstories and possibilities! I soon came to realize that, as much as I love the game itself, there was more to it than what pulled me in initially. Apex has allowed me to meet so many fantastic people and form a handful of strong, irreplaceable friendships. Both in game and out, when times get tough, we’re there for each other, just like the Legends.
I was immediately drawn to Bloodhound and their unique mix of tradition and innovation. Eventually, after drawing them far too much, I wanted to explore how they might interact with the other Legends. I thought it would be neat if they requested some old fashioned medical assistance. I’m sure some more advanced technology could mend a small injury quite quickly, but where’s the fun in that?
|Earned via Twitch Drops from September 28, 2021 to October 05, 2021.|
| Emergence - BagelHero
Apex Legends at launch felt engineered to grab my attention. A Respawn-led F2P battle royale already had me sold, but closer inspection showed it was also inclusive. I remember being surprised that a game with so many trappings I'm familiar with might allow itself to be more reflective of different folks-- folks like me --in a way that felt so... easy.
I love that the Apex cast reflects the variety in people, and I love even more that it's made by a team that also cares to cultivate that same variety within itself. It reminds me that there's a place for people like me both in general, and as an artist. The new legend, an outcast, embodies this feeling in more ways than one.
In this image, I wanted to capture the tense nature of a 3v2 situation, and the interplay of abilities between the expanding cast of trappers, tricksters, and hunters. Revealing yourself in exchange for the upper hand-- if I conveyed the feeling of that moment I'd be happy.
|Earned via Twitch Drops from October 26, 2021 to November 02, 2021.|
| Escape - Sombras pt. 1
Apex came to my life in one of my worst moments. I think we were halfway through 2020 and one of my closest friends and family gifted me my first PC allowing me to get back on games and most importantly drawing. One of my closest friends asked me if we could play Apex together since we used to always play competitive games so I dived in. It took me a while to get the hang of it. Iwas never used to shooting games but started to have tons of fun overall. I remember he told me in our first game to just pick whoever I like, so I chose Bloodhound and the rest is history. It took me a week to start making fan art. I used to draw small sketches while I was waiting to be respawned, mostly about our previous matches.
|Earned via Twitch Drops from March 3, 2022 to March 15, 2022.|
| Escape - Sombras pt. 2
My first actual fan was “The eyes of bloodhound” and I was so nervous of sharing it but friends always come and support you and that's something I treasure a lot about this community. I have met a lot of nice people and I'm so grateful for that. One thing led to another until Rampart's event. I remember being so happy and nervous after Alex's message that I had completely forgotten my name in that moment. So I guess for now on, I'll see you all in Big Maude!
|Earned via Twitch Drops from March 17, 2022 to March 31, 2022.|
|List of transition tips|
- Transitions were previously called "Loading Screens".
- Writer Manny Hagopian published an updated version of Mirage's porkchop recipe, since the in-game version uses incorrect amounts of ingredients.