Apex Legends has been disappointingly mild on story this season. But that is all set to improve afterwards right now with Outdated Techniques, New Dawn, the initial of a new character-pushed collection of tale situations Respawn is calling Apex Chronicles.
Explained as a “bite-sized tale function”, Chronicles are a throwback to a Season 5 experiment in in-sport storytelling. But fairly than having area in bespoke solo circumstances, Chronicles bring the tale to normal outdated battle royale, tasking specified characters with following a breadcrumb trail to uncover new beats.
Centring on tech-viking hunter Bloodhound, Aged Strategies, New Dawn is brought on when any Bloodhound participant stumbles on a stark white raven on World’s Edge. There are lots of of these throughout the map, with special paths to be certain various Bloodhounds can get on the obstacle with out overlapping (and presumably murdering every single other). And if you do get battered mid-activity, you can start out from the checkpoint you left off come the subsequent match.
New chapters will open up up just about every couple of times, with a skin and Bloodhound-precise loot packing containers rewarded on completion. I am curious to see how this experiment will enjoy out, head. How will people today cope with so lots of Bloodhounds operating close to the map executing tale material as a substitute of battling? But I do hope this heralds the commence of several much more character chronicles. I would adore a single that focusses on Horizon returning to Olympus, or Wraith returning to the labs buried beneath King’s Canyon.
It is, once again, also a refreshing function in a season which is been sorely lacking in new tale. Although community load screens have continued, Emergence is lacking the sort of enthusiast-designed comics and short movies that experienced me tumble in like with the game’s vibrant murder-buds previously this yr.