History has evidenced the emergence of locally-inspired characters in globally acclaimed video games, as free-to-play battle royale-shooter Apex Legends welcomes Conduit to its Storm Point Arena. Reportedly categorized as a support character, the agent of Filipino descent eyes a debut come the October 31, 2023 update, joining the list of 24 playable agents in-game.
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Previewed in the latest Stories from the Outlands web series, “For Us, Utang na Loob” showcases the sacrifice of a Monarch Titan in its attempt to save a rural neighborhood from an Ion Force onslaught. The unnamed pilot unleashed a wave of green energy over the dystopian landscape, taking the lives of its invaders with it.
The Respawn Entertainment short continues by looking into the character’s rather “normal” origins, with glimpses of Filipino cuisine and influence surrounding her upbringing. Everything seemed pleasant until the arrival of her wounded sister, as she decided to visit the grave of the deceased robot overlooking their town. She allegedly gains the abilities of the fallen warrior upon coming into contact with its irradiated battery.
In anticipation of her awaited debut, the title schedules her reveal alongside the details of its upcoming season through its Ignite Launch Trailer on 11:00 p.m. of October 23, 2023.