Apex Legends: All You Needed To Know About Lifeline’s Outlands Stories
Apex Heroes developer Respawn Entertainment published the newest episode, Stories From The Outlands, earlier this week, taking over social media. The episode, titled “Family Business,” gives players a look at Lifeline’s and Octane’s teenage troublemaker years and a glimpse into their relationship with their parents before they joined Apex Games.
While most of the discussion about the new episode centers around Lifeline’s ex-boyfriend and the fact that viewers finally saw Octane under his masks, many other secrets are hidden in the episode. We take a closer look at Stories From The Outlands: Family Business.
1. The Tone Zone
The episode’s first scene shows Lifeline playing “One Weapon A Day” from The Flyer Liars. This is the punk band Lifeline left behind after she lost her family. The app that plays the music is called Tone Zone. A closer inspection of the screen will reveal this. Tone Zone is a reference both to Titanfall 2 and musical notes. Apex Legends preceded Titanfall 2, and Apex’s events take place within the Titanfall universe.
The tone is also the name for a Titan player who can pilot in Titanfall 2. Therefore, it is unsurprising that Outlands’ Spotify version refers to this Titan. You can listen to Lifeline’s music on Spotify. The music streaming service has uploaded “One Weapon A Day,” but the track is called “Lifeline.”
2. Ulterior Motives
Security caught Lifeline and Octane shortly after breaking into Silva Pharmaceuticals’ facility. While Lifeline was busy buying the medicine to replenish the Frontier Corps, Octane was focused solely on looting all the Stim he could find. Octane is caught by security and throws his hands up. All of the Stim falls to the ground, shattering the glass and leaving behind a pool of green liquid.
Octavio managed to get some Stim-once they returned to Frontier Corps hospital, you can see Octane’s medicine locker next to the bed Lifeline’s ex-wife was sleeping in before he left. The locker, once empty, is now filled with Stim from floor to ceiling. Octane asks Lifeline, “What’s the next time you run low?”
Octane was as excited to hear from Lifeline when she returned home. However, it is possible that his enthusiasm for the medication heist was partly fueled by his Stim addiction and not his desire to help a friend in dire need. Octane lies to Lifeline to try to get his place at the top of the artificial limb installation list after he has lost his legs. Lifeline gives in to Octane’s manipulative tactics and orders new legs. This puts her career at risk. When she realizes what she has been doing, she is furious.
3. Mortal Kombat
Lifeline uses her DOC drone quickly to kill one guard when Silva Pharmaceutical’s Security Team captures Octane. This results in several X-ray frames similar to those in the Mortal Kombat series.
Lifeline’s guard takedown looks similar to Raiden’s electrifying finisher from the Mortal Kombat series. This is most likely an intentional reference.