One of the ways the free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends has been able to stand out when compared to other battle royale games on the market is thanks to it use of hero-shooter elements, drawing some parallels to Blizzard’s Overwatch. Respawn apparently anticipated these comparisons, as it has included a nod to Overwatch in Apex Legends.
If players go to Pathfinder’s customization options (Pathfinder is the robot, for those who have yet to learn everyone’s name), and then head to the Pose section under Banners, they can find a Pose called For the Birds. In this Pose, Pathfinder is attacked by a bird, possibly Bloodhound’s bird, in what appears to be a nod to Overwatch‘s robotic Bastion character and his benevolent relationship with nature. Click here to see Pathfinder attacked.
Overwatch has often highlighted Bastion’s connection to nature, despite his origins as a machine. Bastion has a yellow bird that can be seen in his animated short and in some of his victory poses and the like, showing that his connection to nature may even be stronger than some of the human characters in the game. The contrast of Pathfinder being attacked by a bird matches his goofier personality.
The Overwatch easter egg isn’t the only one that’s been found in Apex Legends so far. Players have also found a dog plushie that was put in the game as a tribute to one of the developer’s pets, who passed away while he was working on Apex Legends.
It’s possible that even more easter eggs are hidden around the Apex Legends map, considering its size and the fact that players rarely have time to just stop and look around. After all, they have the constant threat of the storm closing in on them to worry about, not to mention 57 enemy players that are actively trying to kill them. However, it’s possible some players will stumble upon more easter eggs on their travels, and it will be interesting to see if more are added to the game in future updates.
Apex Legends is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.