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5 things we learned from Apex Legends Season 5 launch trailer

Published: 5/May/2020 23:57 Updated: 6/May/2020 0:06

by Albert Petrosyan

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The launch trailer for the highly-anticipated Apex Legends Season 5: Fortune’s Favor was released on May 5, and a closer look at the details revealed more about what lays in store.

There is no better time in Apex Legends than the start of a new season, and with Season 5 set to kick off on May 12, Respawn Entertainment have released the launch trailer for Fortune’s Favor.

The cinematic is incredible as always, and even though the devs didn’t explicitly announce anything in it, there are definitely some sequences that serve as major hints for the upcoming chapter. Here are five things we learned from the trailer that may have been missed.

Loba’s abilities

As everyone knows by now, Loba will be the newest Legend introduced come Season 5 – but as far as her abilities go, Respawn have remained largely mum, so far.

This latest trailer gave fans their first glimpse at her kit, including the little disk she throws around that allows her to teleport, as well as when she stole a weapon from one of the robots.

Those seem to line up with what has been leaked regarding her set of abilities, which means there’s a very good chance this is what her kit will be once Fortune’s Favor releases.

  • Burglar’s Best Friend – Throw a disc and teleport to that location.
  • Supply for Demand – Hold to choose a type of loot. Reveal that type of loot in the area around you through walls.
  • Eye for Quality – Loba can see through nearby walls for loot.
  • Black Market Boutique – Place a device that can steal all nearby loot.

New Heirloom teaser

Heirlooms are the rarest kinds of cosmetic items in Apex Legends, and it appears we may have gotten a teaser for another one. Around the midway point of the trailer, Loba can be seen using a long silver staff with a figurine of a wolf’s head at the end of it.

While she clearly uses it as part of her ability to steal others’ loot (when she steals a robot’s gun), there’s reason to believe it could be her Heirloom, as well.

Much like other Heirlooms, the staff is very personalized (Loba means wolf in Portuguese), and she uses it as a melee weapon when knocking down the attacking bots.

Skull Town destroyed

Skull Town is one of the most popular and prominent points of interest on Kings Canyon, but there’s now reason to believe that it might not even exist in the Season 5 version of the map.

At the end of the trailer, after Loba escapes from the exploding facility, a massive skull can be seen falling through a giant hole in the ground – an obvious hint that either the location is going to undergo some huge changes, or it’ll be gone, altogether.

Underground facility

The previous Loba teaser gave a short glimpse at a never-before-seen area in Apex Legends, which turned out to be the hidden underground Hammond Robotics facility that she sneaks into at the start of the trailer.

Filled with dozens of cyborgs similar to Revenant, this location is as ominous as any on the map, and the role it will play come Season 5 remains to be seen. Could we see Hammond Robotics unleash their army of deadly androids at some point?

Respawn have also made it clear in their teasers that there will be a new location added, and considering where this facility was placed in the video, it’s definitely a candidate to replace Skull Town if it does indeed get destroyed.

New shield ability

At the start of the trailer we see a defeated Pathfinder about to get blown to bits by Mirage, but a blue shield comes out of nowhere to save the Forward Scout. Could this be a teaser for a new ability?

It’s highly unlikely that Respawn would give Pathfinder a shield, considering how powerful the robot already is in the game, but there’s another Legend who could be sporting it come Season 5 – Lifeline.

Most Apex players agree that Lifeline is in dire need of a buff, and this shield could be just that – an expansion to her Combat Medic Passive ability so that she generates a whole dome whenever she’s reviving a teammate. Not only would that make reviving others a lot easier, but any health-related action done within the dome, such as consuming Med Kits or Shield Cells, would also be sped up.

That said, we’d need more information before considering this a done deal, especially since there’s always the chance that the shield could just be Gibraltar’s.

Apex Legends Season 5: Fortune’s Favor is set to go live on Tuesday, May 12, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It was delayed by a week from its original May 5 release date in order to accommodate the Battle Armor Event and for players to have more time wrapping up last-minute Season 4 business.

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All confirmed buffs coming in Apex Legends Season 7

Published: 24/Oct/2020 11:12

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is almost here, and that means changes to characters. So, we’ve rounded up all the buffs that Respawn have confirmed so far.

With each new Apex Legends season, players are always looking forward to getting their hands on a new Legend as well as seeing what’s been changed to existing Legends, weapons, and items.

As Season 7 is on the horizon, Respawn have begun to roll out their teasers – with a familiar-looking UFO turning up on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge.

Aside from that, the devs have also been planting seeds about what buffs and nerfs are coming in the new season. So, we’ve rounded up the buffs that we know about so far.

Mirage

As one of Apex’s most popular characters, players have been desperate for Respawn to give Mirage a power increase, even after his abilities rework.

Those changes have always been on the horizon, as devs have answered numerous questions with positives answers about buffs, and those promises will finally come to fruition with the start of Season 7.

Daniel Klein, a game designer for Respawn, confirmed that they’ve been testing changes to his Life of the Party ult, so that could be the main change that the Holographic Trickster receives next season.

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Mirage is finally set to receive some changes.

Octane

Octane is also confirmed to be getting some positive treatment, but Respawn say it will only be a “tiny buff,” so no indication exactly what it will be yet. 

Rampart

As for Rampart, while a buff has been confirmed, there haven’t been any hints as to what it could entail. Since her introduction, players have made a number of suggestions – including being able to move around while firing her minigun. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see on that front. 

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Octane will receive a “tiny buff” in Season 7.

Pathfinder

Pathfinder will also be receiving a change to the cooldown on his grapple ability. However, the last time this was labeled a buff, it actually turned out to be a nerf

Audio

Not a buff as such, but Respawn have also confirmed that lots of progress has been made on audio problems, which have been plaguing the game for months, and these fixes will be coming in Season 7.

As for what else is coming in Season 7, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know here. We’ll just have to wait until November 4, when the new season starts, to see it all in action.