Apex Legends | Stories from the Outlands – “The Old Ways”(youtube.com)
3rd of April
Link to the Daily Discussion Thread
I love how they blend the music from the story, with the main apex legends theme in every lore trailer.
That was awesome, I love these videos and all the lore that comes with apex. Makes being a vegetable much easier on the mind, thanks respawn!
Fun guy or fungi?!
One always leads to the other ??
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It went to 1000 when the Apex theme song started playing. Best story so far. RIP Arthur
First voidwalker and then this video theme song timing is so on point it gives me chills
(plz tell me caustic is next plz caustic plz caustic pz caustic plz caustic)
Prob will be lifeline if in order of heirlooms
to be honest lifeline is in my opinion the least interesting legend
*checks the other heirlooms* so you are telling me that after lifeline i must wait for pathfinder (he is a bit interesting but still...) and octane? (the most straight forward legend lorewise)
and that's if i'm lucky and idk gibby doesnt get
the planet as his heirloom
That wil l100% be a new bloodhound skin
Here's the EA page with quite a few potential(probable) character/weapon skins. They may change some stuff yet.
I liked seeing the mask/helmet come in 3 pieces. that looked cool.
That was amazing, now we need one for gas daddy Caustic
I cant wait for the Octane backstory where he is doing mountains of space coke, trips over the bucket of grenades that he was throwing into a lake and blows off his legs, and while recovering in a hospital bed sees an advertisement for the murder tournament.
Seriously his backstory would be a hell of a ride lol. My body is ready
Considering his lore is already established that he lost his legs doing the Pilot's Gauntlet, I really want to see him idolising Pilots and the batshit crazy things they do on a regular basis.
Time to see Octane make his own backyard Titan out of like, a rusty Volkswagon.
Octane is basically this guy but instead of the WWE it's pilots
Here's octane's backstory
Drugs (things) sound so much cooler with “space” as an adjective. Space meth, space x, space weed, space force.
I feel like Caustic got a lot of non-cinematic lore already, as much as I really want one for him I think Lifeline/Gibby/PF/Bang/Mirage could use one
I would love to see some Lifeline or Pathfinder next.
So far it seems they are going in order of heirloom additions so lifeline would be next if that’s the case.
Bruh, I didn't realize that but you're right!
I don't know man, I would kill for a cinematic in which Caustic murders an entire lab with gas or something. It would be even cooler than Revenant's
One thing is certain. Someone will die.
That will be nice, maybe even Wattson could be part of it
I'm a bloodhound main now Bois
welcome aboard felagi fighter. now commence SLATRA
So welcoming. Thank you. The Allfather will bless us both today!
this sub could use some friendly bloothhundr-ness from time to time :) have a great day, stay safe and SLATRA FOR THE ALLFATHER
Fate will be on our side Felagí, fighter.
I never realized how Norse inspired Bloodhound was until now. Guess it's time to play more Bloothhundr!
And Apex has some of the best lore cinematics out there.
"Honoring the Alfather" and the seeing ravens weren’t good enough indicators?
But yeah I love them because of all the Norse things
Unless you already knew about it I dont think its fair to assume anyone knows that Allfather = Odin = Thors dad. Most people only know who Thor is thanks to Marvel movies.
True. It sound like I was judging, but nah, I was kidding around.
Join us in /r/bloodhoundmains
Oh my gods yes thank you!
All are blessed this day
Is this the sub that makes getting shot in the head easier?
Nah that r/octanemains
Hey uh is there one for mirage mains?
Bless the Alfather!
I love the finisher where Bloodhound puts an R301 in the enemy's hand, and salutes them as they bleed out. I'm surprised you didn't notice the inspiration.
Space Mexicans, space Jamaicans, space Koreans...why not space Vikings?
I saw someone who theorized it by the words used by bloodhound like "slatra", but this story is freakin awesome! My brother mains bloodhound tho so i will not take the legend from him.
Skin look sick af. Wonder on what other stuff the Old Ways has to offer in-game
permanent duos & kings canyon
I really hope they don’t give us a mask-less Bloodhound skin. I like the mystery.
We all know there are thirty-seven Arturs disguised as Bloodhound. It's no mystery.
Physically I don't think they can survive without the respirator though? Looked to me like their lungs were damaged from the coolant?
I could be wrong though, as I aint no lung Doctor.
I think you might be right. Also, the cracks in their forehead.
Cracks were on their neck too. I think their whole face was messed up
Will it hurt if I take off the mask?
just 37 crows in a suit? Gods!
They showed a little of the face in the trailer but rest assured the completed outfit with the mask at the end is definitely going to be the skin for this event.
Im glad I saved my crafting materials.
I really liked how they did it. Was really cool to see them become Bloodhound.
One of the developers confirmed on Twitter that they will never reveal Bloodhound's face.
That would be real good
It would destroy a lot about their character and I think Respawn are aware of this, so I’m hoping they wouldn’t do that.
EDIT: Well they did in the end but I’m not too disappointed because it didn’t really destroy their character in the way I thought it would. I still wish Respawn didn’t reveal it, but we got an interesting, emotional story out of it so I feel like it’d be wrong to get mad over it.
I don’t know, I felt like it was well done. We didn’t get a full face. Just a young androgynous kid. Plus the cinematic was super cool.
So you were so very wrong
But it’ll be cool to see his face
Maybe some type of mask or something where you see the eyes but not the whole face?
I'm 100% BloodHound is in fact a Big Crow Human-Sized
Or 30 crows all stacked up on top of each other, filling their clothes.
you mean 30 coordonated Crow acting like humans ? It seems impossible man ... A Big Crow Human Sized is wayyy more logic
I voice that it is now officially canon, the fact that bloodhounds respirator is and was used to survive a gas related fatal situation.
Bloodhound should not be affected by caustic traps.
Nah bro, everyone gets the gas. There is no escape
-me when driving somewhere with the homies and lock the windows
Stinky fart man should shove it. (I'm kidding. I love him)
yeah lets just make pathfinder immune to it as well
octane is wearing a mask so why not him as well
Revenant is a simulacrum so he doesnt need to breathe
lets just make third of the cast immune to Caustic gas
Still, I think the gas is highly corrosive and also burns skin/corrodes metal (which is why path and rev take dmg from it)
if it was corrosive caustic wouldnt be able to stand it. Its also a varitation of insectacide and i dont think those are very corrsive. Could be wrong though.
brother i would like you to google what caustic means
Maybe he microdoses and developed a natural tolerance?
He did in fact. That’s why he coughs, his rampage in Humber labs left him two fingers down and a very tiny bit of his lungs
Caustic is actually a short man in a very large rubber suit.
Someone should draw that with Watson or bloodhound witnessing him “suiting up”
I could hear bloodhound saying “some things should be left to the gods imagination”
Caustic has a secret. He drinks candle wax before the match which costs his mouth and part of his throat enough to protect him.
Alternatively, and a little more seriously, it gives people the same lung problems he already has but he’s adapted to it somehow.
I don’t think we should look too deeply into the mechanics of the game being canon. If Rev, Path, and Bloodhound all didn’t take damage from his gas, then it would be kind of a moot ability in many situations.
If pathfinder and revenant gets affected, bloodhound is not safe either.
Still 2.5 hours to go...
16 mins now
It might have been a premier type video, like where you can see when it will be released
wonderful. absolutely wonderful. good shit respawn
Someone link that gorgeous countdown music please.
You're a legend.
You like it!?
For real, I was really into that haha
You know bloodhound’s town takeover on sniper’s nest was already teased in the season 3 trailer kinda of
Bloodhound snipes Pathfinder from up on Snipers Ridge
This pleases me
AHHH fuck that was fantastic; god, Respawn just keeps one-upping themselves with Apex's storytelling.
I love how they introduced Raven's Bite ages ago, so that now it's a recognizable item that can have newfound emotional significance injected. Same with the loading screens that first set this up.
And it's so cool how they have four consistent Apex art-styles: the shorter, 2D animated SFtO that introduce new Legends; the longer, 3D animated SFtO that delve into lore; the season launch cinematics; and the game itself. It allows for some really cool creative variety in what they do, and I dig it.
The fact that this was so satisfying and intriguing and we still don't know what's up with Bloodhound's vision-ravens or how their abilities work is incredible. I love this. This was so good. Hi, Bloodhound main here, very happy.
Link to the Daily Discussion Thread
Edit: 2nd of April
Freakin charge rifle just did 15 damage.
So, as usual.
The amount of times I've see. "buff mirage" is insane and I've been in chat for 30 seconds
to be fair he does need one
Bamboozled again damn it.
Masterpiece! Can’t wait to watch more of these. Thanks Respawn!
So are we getting a new grenade?
This shit is incredible. What writers.
It's well executed and performed but is filled with every trope in the book
Tons more but you get the idea. I"m sure you can grab any one of those points and think of 4-5 movies that use these themes and that's just from the last 10years. Add books to this and it's pretty standard fare.
Here's the thing - it's not bad to use these standards and I"m not criticizing your admiration for the story that you obviously enjoyed. It's a great story! That's why it keeps getting told!
There's a book called 99 Ways to Tell a Story that takes one simple premise but illustrates it in 99 different ways to create a unique experience every time. Very eye-opening and worth a read if you come across it.
The animation style is an evolution of that from Voidwalker cinematic, but the quality is much, much better.
Pretty decent story showing who's Artur, death of Bloodhound's parent(s) and the origin of their outfit, heirloom, crow and used blend of old ways with new technologies.
This cinematic suggests that Bloodhound's legendary skins: Royal Guard and Imperial Warrior, are partially canon. The hat used on those skins was worn by one of her their fellow huntsmen that was eaten by this huge beast. Those skins can be considered a tribute to this poor fellow.
Last shot of this cinematic might suggest how Bloodhound's exclusive skin of upcoming event might look.
This is gonna be sick
and AGAIN, phenomenal job on the music. That varation on the Apex theme when BH grabs the Raven's Bite and stands on top of the beast....just speechless. Was that u/stephenbarton's work?
barton is a beast! i wish he and mick gordon would make a collaboration in the future for a hellish event.
That skin at the end is what we’re going to get I presume, except as an adult. Part of me is sad that Respawn revealed most of their face, it does feel like some of the mystery surrounding them is gone, but I guess in order for this to work they couldn’t have just been constantly in a mask as a child.
I don't think that much of the mystery is gone. You don't see much more than in Octane's face.
Part of their original lore is that no one really knew what they were, some were even doubting that they were human, which made things more interesting, so seeing that very suddenly shut down is a bit of a surprise. But as I said, I guess it is silly to expect a child to be constantly masked and hidden.
I still think they’re an amazing character though. Definitely not gonna stop thinking they’re badass, and I’m very excited for the event!
That was to emphasize their mystery, it's an in-universe rumor. We were never supposed to believe they were anything but human. There are no other humanoid creatures in any of the lore.
Right, that was only ever really a rumor to emphasize Bloodhound's skill as a hunter/tracker.
I basically imagine some Michael Westen, Burn Notice kinda bullshit happens when bloodhound is on the hunt.
Can't wait to see it in game
That was actually pretty fucking sick.
I just watched this and gotta say, as a Bloodhound main, I almost cried..
This is so good because it's very emotional! The music, the Nordic theme, Bloodhound's little kid voice, Artur...they all fall in place.
YOOOOOOOOOOOOO That was sick as hell
This certainly kills my desire to use Pathfinders swatting at Arthur flying emote.
Finally some lore about my main in apex
Do we get a new skin out of this?
I'm guessing that helmet and outfit they get at the end will be the skin for this event.
That skull helmet will be mine.
Dope! Hopefully my Bangalore gets one of these in the future.
Safe to assume everyone’s getting one, and I am psyched about it!
I do not understand how these origin stories are one better than the other. How do they make them so good? And why don't we have an animated series yet?
I'm never making fun of bloodhound again
I was waiting for the Allfather to bless them with sight! D:
That skull helmet needs to be an exclusive skin. That was beautiful
Pretty cool cinematic I like that Bloodhood's face is deformed under the mask and "For Arthur" on top of the frozen beast was epic.
Which characters haven't gotten a lore story yet? I would love one for Mirage where we see the real Elliott instead of the persona.
I was bummed out when i got the bloodhound heirloom a couple of months ago, but now i dont regret it one bit.
I wish they would make a movie already
Am I supposed to be crying?
Are we finally getting back the legendary hunt music pack back in season 1?
That started a giant war. Bloodhound isn't a woman, they are non-binary.
The lore video was sick, imagine not being able to accept a character the way the lore intended them though. Why are people so sensitive about BH being non-binary, why is it such a big deal to you?
I literally threw this on the TV as I missed the premier and my 60 year old dad who barely knows English was so drawn into this trailer. He actually followed the story. These short films are so amazing. I absolutely cannot wait to see Caustic's one, hopefully it's soon! What an amazing job guys. Your audience is much bigger than you think! Also, my cousin (also said this after I showed her Revenant's trailer) said you guys really need to make a film/series. Such great potential!!
Big big Kudos to the creators of the art....
Why you guys post it X times when its still not up.
The daily discussion thread is automatically set up and unpinned the first trailer thread so they had to pin it again.
And since they had to re pin it they might as well make a new thread that properly uses Reddit’s new event feature.
a ten minute story this time?!?!? Oh my god. You guys are too good to us. THIS WAS AMAZING! And thank you for maintaining the non-binary/ungendered appearance of Bloodhound despite showing their face!
I wonder why Bloodhound hates Pathfinder so much! I thought it was something to do with Artur's death from the in-game lore but it seems it's unrelated?
I think it's the raven that hates Pathfinder. And it's because Pathfinder is a "new technology" for them! Ugh I love this backstory so much.
Noo you cannot use modern weaponry it's disrespectful towards the old ways!
Haha charge rifle go chhhhhhh PFW
Because fuck you, fuck your Titan, and fuck that squad across the map in particular
Incredible writing. A story of desperation, shame, and redemption. 10/10
Nice attention to detail keeping bloodhound’s gender ambiguous. Was nice I see the commit on that. I thought that they were gonna be silent the whole time or something
They sure fucking know how to make cinematics. Damn.
Why is this sub suddenly brigaded by incels forcing everyone to call BH a female when clearly their gender isn’t specified. The devs have said they are non-binary.
And who the fuck chose the only thing to learn about lore from the animation was the gender.
Seems like Bloodhound is getting their axe from a dude with a beard.
Turns out it was a dude with a beard.
I feel like we’re gonna get a bloodhound skin decorated with feathers and teeth etc from a dead prowler.
Arthur look a lot like Tormund from Game of Thrones ????
wow.. I got emotional watching that. I wish they could come out with more of these, and quicker, but that's wishful thinking.
I hope Forge gets his revenge on that skinny assasin robot and he make Bloodhound his wife so they can take care of Loba
Tbf the apex games does use a respawn chamber for the respawn ships and I'm assuming after each game.
Source: octane's Christmas line
Will you be my cheese wife?
Had to be the dumb charge rifle.
Should have stuck with the Longbow. Old reliable.
90 dmg > 55 dmg
Doesn't even break half a shield yet BH used it to murk that beast xD
Someone convert 10 sphincters to dollars please?
10 Winters dude...
That was cool. So, do we get a village or tunnels in the mountain now?
When the apex theme starts playing i literally started weepinggg...
Cheers to respawn
The allfather has blessed us with such good devs <3
I thought we would see blood hound's face, I wish we had, but the video was so good. I love it.
Damn blessing my quarantine with this. Those 10 mins seemed so fast...
Imaging choosing a tomahawk over a laser gun that can beam your face from across the map ??
Are we actually getting a duo permanently !!!!???? Read from apex website
How to make way more money for Respwan:
Hire someone to full time create skins and finishers for Apex. I promise you'll make > 20% ROI on that salary.
I got goosebumps watching that.
Was there a name reveal in there? I thought Artur addressed Bloodhound as... Something, when he died, but I couldn't hear it well, so I couldn't tell if it was a name or just a word in their language or what.
I think Artur addressed them as Blooth Hundr, so no, we didn’t get a name. I toyed with the idea that Blooth Hundr WAS their name, and it could be something like getting a new name as a right of passage or just a tribe tradition, but why would their uncle still have a ‘normal’ name like Artur?
They simply called them the Bloth Hundr (Blood hound) in Icelandic, I believe it means in their culture to be an envoy of the gods and a great hunter
Bloodhound should never get a name or have their face revealed. It's part of the essence of the character.
Bloodhound is my least played character and this makes me want to main as bloodhound.
I guess now it's unlikely that Bloodhound was formerly pilot. most of their gear looks like it was scavenged.
Straight up debunked lol, literally just look at the short, there's no way bloodhound was a pilot.
This was epic. Well done Respawn!