We know there’s always a lot to unpack when it comes to Apex Legends‘ gameplay trailers, but it seems like there’s more than most when you look at the Revelry update gameplay trailer. From what Respawn Entertainment has shared regarding the update and the new Apex Legends classes, Season 16 is going to be big for this battle royale. However, there’s still a lot Respawn Entertainment hasn’t shared – and that’s pretty exciting too. In fact, eagle-eyed Apex Legends fans are spotting a strange item in the Revelry gameplay trailer and it looks like it might be another addition from the Titanfall series.
As highlighted online by Pathfinder fan ‘Dr_Willingham‘, the Apex Legends Revelry gameplay trailer which you can see for yourself below clearly shows a currently unknown item in a care package at around the 01:00 mark.
In the footage included in this trailer, we see a colourful Mirage jog over to a care package to pick up a Kraber – which is perfectly ordinary. However, there’s a strange black container in the other visible care package slot.
It’s something that you might not notice at a glance, especially when you consider everything going on in the action-packed new gameplay trailer. However, it’s definitely not something we’ve seen in Apex Legends before and – outside of Apex Legends’ new Nemesis AR – Respawn Entertainment has not mentioned any additional new items coming to the game.
If you want to check out the trailer for yourself, you can below:
Now, we don’t know about you, but we’re inclined to agree with the aforementioned Pathfinder fan in their suggestion that this could very well be something to do with Titanfall; specifically, they seem to believe that this is the “eye module” (for lack of a better term) from a Vanguard-class Titan – but, shrunk down a little bit.
In their Reddit post, which you can find below, the two items do look quite similar. From their general shape, to the detailed end-plate we get a glimpse at in the trailer, there are similarities there.
However, we can’t help but wonder just how – and why – this item would work in Apex Legends. We have known for quite a while now that the two are set in the same universe, so it could technically exist in Apex Legends. However, it’s hard to imagine that this is the same thing.
During pre-release preview events, Apex Legends’ dev team did mention that they were exploring new ways to tell stories inside and outside of Apex Legends as a game. So, this could very well be something lore related. But, hiding lore in a care package – which isn’t always as easy to access as it could be – seems unfair and restrictive if you’re trying to tell a story.
Interestingly, some Apex Legends fans have chalked this item up to being nothing more than a place-holder asset used by the development team – an accident that should be ignored. However, Apex Legends content creator ‘zilke‘ has claimed that this is indeed something from Titanfall 2 – just something a little smaller than a Titan’s eyeball. They seem to think it’s either an ammo supply box or a shield capacitor – both of which are items that have been datamined in some capacity.
Where does Titanfall 2 actually come into things? Well, they seem to think it’s Apex Legends’ version of a SERE Kit. This item, in Titanfall 2, contains a Data Knife, a Smart Pistol, and a Titan AI Core. However, there’s nothing to say this couldn’t contain an amalgamation of survival-focused resources in Apex Legends – like Shield Cells and ammo. However, we just don’t know for sure.
Apex Legends is one of the best battle royale games out there right now and Respawn Entertainment’s choice in-game items play a part in that. We have Mobile Respawn Beacons and Heat Shields, so it’s really not outside of the realms of possibility to see some sort of item that offers a resupply added in the future. We just don’t know for sure, though, when that will arrive.
For now, though, while we wait to find out more, it’s worth Apex Legends’ new Bloodhound passive and Apex Legends’ Mirage buff here. You can also read up on our interview with TSM’s ImperialHal on ALGS victory, NRG, and a Scump-like legacy right here.