Ahead of the start of Season 4: Assimilation, Respawn has been teasing something new for Apex Legends. The developer runs Outlands Television, which acts as the official news outlet for events that occur in the Titanfall/Apex Legends universe, as a way to tell Apex Legends' story without a traditional single-player campaign. And ever since Revenant stabbed Forge in the midst of an Apex Games interview, someone has been stirring up trouble.
After a brief report on Revenant's attack, Outlands Television went quiet--only to resume reporting the very next day about break-ins occurring in the Hammond Robotics Facilities on Talos, the planet that the World's Edge map takes place on. Later that day, Outlands Television managed to get an exclusive scoop: a statement that had been emailed to all Hammond Robotics employees.
EXCLUSIVE: As an update to this morning's Hammond Robotics story, OTV has exclusively obtained an email sent to all Hammond Robotics employees regarding this month's break-ins. pic.twitter.com/RqSSzQsyPy— Outlands Television (@PlayApex) January 28, 2020
The statement, which can be read in full in the embedded tweet above, informs Hammond Robotics employees that an intruder managed to breach the Talos offices near World's Edge. After killing three security guards, the thief made off with the personal information of nearly 300 employees, though Hammond states that there is no current threat to any worker's well-being.
Outlands Television's next report--which comes in just a few hours later and is embedded below--proves just how wrong the higher-ups at Hammond are. Three employees have been reported missing after not showing up for work, with a mysterious corrupted file appearing at the three locations each one was last seen at.
New details are emerging as 3 Hammond Robotics employees failed to show for work today. While little is known about the presumed missing employees, the same (now corrupted) data file was found at all 3 scenes.— Outlands Television (@PlayApex) January 28, 2020
If you have any information, please contact the Syndicate. pic.twitter.com/7mepHFeNsP
Though the file is a bit choppy, it appears to showcase a mechanical (possibly prosthetic) arm transforming over four images. It begins looking very human, before aspects of the forearm extend as tendrils onto the hand's fingertips. These tendrils harden onto the hand into sharpened claw-like extremities and the final and fourth image showcases the arm in its new shape--it's abandoned its human appearance for one that's more animalistic-looking, almost like that of a wildcat. It's unclear as to what this prosthetic's purpose is, though it looks like it could be used for either combat or climbing.
Though not exactly the same, Revenant's arm has a similar transformation right before he kills Forge. Originally human-looking, the arm morphs into a blade-like form that Revenant uses to stab Forge. So these could be additional Revenant teases, but it's still not quite clear.
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