Apex Legends players have already discovered an Easter egg that’s as mythical as it is clever.
It started when players of Respawn Entertainment’s new battle royale game noticed tiny dinosaur-like dolls hidden throughout the map. When players shot the dolls, a message in the kill-feed saying “Nessy Appears…” showed up in the killfeed. That’s because destroying one Nessy spawned a new Nessy somewhere else on the map.
As any good Easter egg should, this discovery spawned a Discord channel and a subreddit dedicated solely to uncovering the mysteries of the Nessies. As it turns out, there were 10 Nessies in total. Of course, the main challenge with finding all the Nessies was that players had to accomplish this feat in a single match while also contending with the ring and tryhards. According to some mentions on the Reddit, the final four locations were datamined by a mysterious user who afterwards deleted their Reddit profile. It seems like most of the discoveries, however, were made legitimately.
So what happens when you shoot all 10 Nessies? Well, a big Nessy appears, as shown in this clip from Twitch streamer GarbageKogMain:
Apex Legends is already taking the battle royale genre by storm. Within its first week, it had 25 million players log on, with over 2 million peak concurrent players. Today, the game is kicking off its first live event by introducing limited-time Valentine’s Day-themed loot, with more events like this planned for the future.
Respawn’s already mapped out the first year of Apex Legends‘ planned content, and developers have stated that they plan to support the game for years to come. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of Easter eggs and community events the developer will add, considering Epic Games has been setting that particular bar pretty high with Fortnite for the last year or so.
You can play Apex Legends for free on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC.
Source: PC Gamer