Respawn allegedly changes Bangalore’s heirloom after public backlash

Nafiu Aziz
By Nafiu Aziz
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Respawn allegedly changed Bangalore’s heirloom in Apex Legends after many fans pointed out that it was insensitive due to the recent incidents around the world.

All this began back in August when Respawn launched season 6 of Apex Legends. And with a new seasonal update, data miners were busy digging through the game files in order to find any interesting tidbits that Respawn might be working on.

After some digging, data miners found heirlooms for the next two legends. According to the data miners, Bangalore and Caustic were next in line to receive heirlooms in Apex Legends in the next two collection events.

Bangalore heirloom changed
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Just right after players found out that Respawn is planning on giving Bangalore a “Tonfa” as her heirloom, all hell broke loose on social media platforms. With everything that is going on around the world with Police brutality, some players thought it was really insensitive from Respawn to give Bangalore a tonfa as her heirloom.

Bangalore heirloom Tonfa
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However, there were some outliers. Some players argued that a Tonfa actually fits really well with Banglore based on the lore of Apex Legends. As it was still a leak, many players did not pay any attention to it.

Respawn allegedly changes the heirloom:

Biast12 who is a pretty prominent data miner in the Apex Legends data mining scene revealed that Respawn might have changed Bangalore’s Heirloom with a “dagger looking melee weapon” instead of her “Tonfa“.

Suffices to say that many players were upset with Respawn. Even though it was all leaks and Respawn didn’t mention anything public as of now, some members of the Apex community is not happy with Respawn following the recent changes to Bangalore’s heirloom in the game files. Although just because it is in the game files doesn’t mean that it is officially confirmed. Therefore, take all of these leaks with a grain of salt.

Nafiu Aziz is an avid gamer and a writer at GameRiv, covering Apex Legends, CS:GO, VALORANT, and plenty of other popular FPS titles in between. He scours the internet daily to get the latest scoop in esports.