Apex Legends players have discovered an Easter Egg in-game that is not quite like the others.
It wasn't 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 Easter Eggs Respawn Entertainment, also found in both Titanfall games. In Apex, if you find all 10 of them in King's Canyon you'll even get a secret Easter Egg that looks like a giant Nessy appear in the water at the edge of the map.
The Nessies aren't 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 the market, located right in the heart of the map, there is little figurine of a black dog sitting atop a cushion. Ahead of it, there is a photo of a couple, and behind a picture of the real to whom it is 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 passed away during the development of Apex Legends.
Shadie was our best friend, and so I wanted to live on in this little corner of the map.
The legitimate person feels better to visit this area sometimes.
Thanks for reading!
– Jason McCord (@MonsterclipRSPN) February 7, 2019
In tribute to his best friend, McCord had here 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.