If you’ve ever wondered what Pathfinder’s life was like before the Apex games, Respawn Entertainment now has an answer. The game’s latest Stories from the Outlands video, titled Fight Night, is about the murderous and happy robot and gives us an idea of where it came from and what it did between its creation and its arrival in Apex Legends.
Although it’s mostly about Pathfinder, Fight Nights actual main character is an ex-cop named Victor Maldera, who now works as a security guard and amateur detective. Victor was dishonorably discharged from the Malta police after his last case was closed. The case revolved around a tragic fire in the Humbert Labs. The Maltese police considered the fire an accident, but Victor believed it was caused by Alexander Nox.
When the coroner announced that Nox was among the victims in the fire, Victor attacked him and was released by the police. Years later, as a security guard, Victor is still looking for Nox who he believes is alive. With keen eyes, of course Apex Legends Fans will recognize Nox – either by name or hairstyle – as nothing more than Caustic, one of the game’s original legends. So we know Victor is on the right track.
One night when Victor gives up his search for Nox, he meets Pathfinder, who works as a waiter in a restaurant. After a mishap in which a customer accidentally shoots himself, Victor reaches for Pathfinder and tries to question him. Just to see a video file of Caustic escaping from the Humbert Labs fire, he proves he hired her and that Victor was right all along.
We also see small excerpts of importance among these storage files Apex Legends Stories like Revenant murders Loba’s parents. There’s also a short clip from Pathfinder’s creator stating that he should discover new worlds like the Outlands – a French scientist who may have a relationship with Wattson.
It’s not worth spoiling the action that comes after, but in the end we’ll see what happened to Pathfinder and what seems to be the beginning of his journey to the Apex games.
This trailer is quite steeped in history and seems to link Pathfinder to many other legends who take part in the Apex games. It’s not entirely clear, however, whether or not we should expect these short stories from the Outlands to be directly linked to upcoming content. Maybe Victor, who seems to be an amateur boxer in his spare time, is heading to the Apex Games? But even if he doesn’t, Fight Night is still one of Apex Legends The best animated shorts ever.