The developer of Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that with the next update of Apex Legends, coming out this week on January 17, the name of the teaser of Inauguration Ship Season 8 will be changed to avoid confusion about the upcoming inauguration of the President of the United States.
With the approach of season 8 of Apex Legends, teasers for him began to appear during the game, and one of the most interesting is the Inauguration ship, which can be seen floating above the map.
However, the name has nothing to do with the upcoming inauguration of the US President, which takes place on Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Um, what is this then? pic.twitter.com/D8ijSC7a6w
– Apex Legends News (@TitanfallBlog) January 15, 2021
According to Ryan Rigney, communications director at Respawn Entertainment, it was decided that people should not think that developers “comment on current events” and given how close we are to the actual discovery, it makes sense.
Rigni added that they did not initially want to cause confusion and that the name “Inauguration Ship” was something they had chosen some time ago and it was simply in line with current events.
“Better safe than sorry,” he tweeted.
A small note about Apex’s latest patch, next week we’re changing the name of the “boarding ship” to a ceremony ship.
We didn’t want people to misunderstand that we were commenting on current events – it’s just a name we chose a while ago. Better safe than sorry!
– Ryan K. Rigney (@RKRigney) January 16, 2021
As for what will actually be edited in the game, Rigni confirmed that the change will not be too significant, saying he believes the only thing to note will be a text file that appears when pinged. ship during the game. Of course, the name change means that all new knowledge in Apex will also apply to the ship with the corresponding title.
Currently, the Ceremonial Ship is one of the most remarkable tips for Season 8 that happens during the game, in addition to the new teasers of abilities that have been found that belong to an upcoming legend named Fuse.
It will be interesting to see if anything else leaves the ship before the start of the new season in early February.