Apex Legends players have discovered an Easter Egg in-game that is not quite like the others.
It was not long after the release of Apex Legends on February 4 that players found the first of the game's Easter Eggs – little Nessy statues dotted around the map
These Nessies are a continuation of a long- running series of Respawn Entertainment Easter Eggs, having also been found in both Titanfall games. In Apex, if you find all 10 of them in King's Canyon, you'll even trigger a secret Easter Egg that sees a giant Nessy appear in the water at the edge of the map
The Nessies are not the only Easter Eggs in the game, however, and one has a distinctly more somber origin than Respawn's running joke.
In a corner of Market, right in the heart of the map, there is a little figurine of a black dog sitting on a cushion. Ahead of it, there's a photo of a couple, and behind a picture of the real dog to whom it's a tribute.
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The couple are Jason McCord, Lead Level Designer at Respawn Entertainment, and his wife, and the dog is theirs, named Shadie. After players discovered the shrine, McCord revealed that Shadie had died during the development of Apex Legends.
Shadie was our best friend, and so I wanted her to live in this little corner of the map.
It legit makes me feel better to visit this area sometimes.
– Jason McCord (@MonsterclipRSPN) February 7, 2019
In her tribute to his best friend, McCord had her immortalized in Apex. Shadie will be forever with her owners, tucked away in a little corner of what has quickly become one of the most popular games in the world