Apex Legends Has A Cute Overwatch Tribute

Gif: Arzamar

Like Overwatch, Apex Legends, the new hero-based battle royale game from the creators of Titanfall, contains a playable character who’s a bipedal robot with a heart of gold. He’s also got a bird friend, although I’m not sure how friendly they are.

Reddit user Arzamar discovered that Apex Legends has an in-game banner pose that’s strikingly similar to Bastion’s bird-based victory poses in Overwatch. At least, initially. In Overwatch, avian pal Ganymede gently lands on a patiently waiting Bastion. In Apex, Pathfinder waits with his arm outstretched, only for a bird to savagely claw at him until he flees into the camera.

But I guess it makes sense. In a battle royale, it’s every person (and robot and bird) for themselves.

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Dinky Earnshaw

It’s a cool game, but some of the heroes can be OP at times. There’s nothing you can do when the enemy uses an airstrike or the gas ability in the final tiny circle.