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Apex Legends Immortal: All abilities leaked for unreleased ‘shield support’ legend

Published: 27/Aug/2019 11:50 Updated: 27/Aug/2019 12:47

by Calum Patterson

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Following the launch of the Iron Crown Collection event in Apex Legends, leaks for unreleased legends have been coming thick and fast, with the latest revealing all abilities for ‘Immortal’, a shield support character.

Currently, there is only one true ‘support’ legend in Apex Legends, the ever-helpful ‘Lifeline’, who can use her D.O.C drone to heal herself and teammates, as well as revive teammates faster with the help of a shield.

However, Lifeline can’t do anything for depleted shields, only flesh damage, and so it looks like this leaked legend, Immortal, would be the character for that.

That1MiningGuyA first look at Immortal in Apex Legends.

Once again, credit for this find goes to reputable data miner That1MiningGuy, who has uncovered and explained numerous leaked legends, including Jericho and Rampart.

Although we know the names and abilities of seven unreleased legends in total, it’s still most likely that Crypto will be added to the game next, probably alongside the launch of Season 3.

But, it’s still fun to check out the other characters and their abilities and look forward to their addition at some point in the future. That1MiningGuy fully explains Immortal in his video:

What are Immortal’s abilities in Apex Legends?

According to the leaked game files, Immortal’s abilities are as follows – note that the character is still in development, and so all of this is subject to change.

  • Passive: Hard to Kill – When you get downed you can revive yourself.
  • Tactical: Shield Charger / Teardown – Unleash a cloud of Nanites to charge your team’s shields OR Hit a target with a cloud of nanites to kill their shields for a short period of time.
  • Ultimate: Rise of the Pheonix – Restores your health and shields to full and gives nearby teammates 30 seconds of self-revive. Takes 8 seconds to charge.

Although some of these abilities seem extremely powerful on paper, especially the passive ability allowing Immortal to self-revive when downed, players would presumably always ‘thirst’ a downed Immortal player for this reason.

Similarly, the Ultimate ability, Rise of the Pheonix, does seem strong, but the eight-second charge time should give enemies enough time to pounce and take down a team using the ability.

Respawn EntertainmentCrypto was teased in the Season 2 trailer, and is expected to release with Season 3.

Unfortunately, Immortal is one of the least developed characters in the game files, according to That1MiningGuy, so it might be some time before he’s added to the game officially.

As mentioned, Crypto is almost certainly up next, likely followed by Rosie and Nomad, but with only one support legend (Lifeline) currently in the mix, the addition of Immortal might be fast-tracked.

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Apex Legends drops first teaser for Season 8 Legend and new planet

Published: 16/Jan/2021 10:30 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 11:36

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends is in the final stretch of Season 7, now gearing up for Season 8. That means Respawn are starting to roll out teasers for the next Legend, possible new modes, and even another planet.

On January 15, Apex Legends released a new version of the classic Kings Canyon map out of the blue. On it, Mirage Voyage was back, but there was also some interesting teasers in the sky.

Then, later that same day, they posted on social media what looks to be our first clue about what’s coming in Season 8.

This new teaser mentions Salvo, which we’ve heard about before in Apex Legends. It also features a handshake – and the hands are potentially our first look at the Season 8 Legend.

Season 8 teaser

This teaser wasn’t in-game, but instead posted on the official Apex Legends Twitter and Instagram accounts. It was captioned ‘New Blood’ – possibly a hint at ‘new blood’ joining the Apex games.

In the teaser, we see a handshake between someone representing the planet Salvo, and someone representing the Syndicate. If you’re unaware, the Syndicate are the people behind the Apex Games.

The text reads “The Syndicate and Salvo… Unified at Last. Approved by the Committee of Unification Board.” If you’re confused about what this means we’ll explain below. The image is then stamped with the logo of Salvo M.C. (presumably Salvo Motorcycle Club).

What is Salvo in Apex Legends?

Salvo is another planet in the Outlands, and one that has been independent of the Syndicate, up until now. The most important information we have about Salvo comes from a letter that was on Wattson’s desk. The letter read:

“I am writing to inform you that Salvo – which rejected the Mercenary Syndicate’s position to join Syndicate Space in 2722 – is now being guided by new leadership sympathizers to the cause of peace within the Outlands.

Talks with this new administration was prolonged, but ultimately fruitful; as of today, the Mercenary Syndicate Treaty has been amended, and Salvo will become the seventh world to join Syndicate Space.

Salvo brings with it [redacted]. In the coming [redacted] Office of Public Relations will be rolling out a social [redacted] to dispel inaccuracies about [redacted] to create an appropriate [redacted] for their integration into the Syndicate, [redacted] including exciting new developments within the Apex Games.

At this time do not correspond with the Legends regarding this matter. Expect further instructions [redacted] our office in the days to come.”

Salvo on Wattson's desk
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The letter on Wattson’s desk told us about Salvo and the Syndicate.

Is Salvo a new map?

This is unlikely, at least for the time being. We just got a new map for Season 7 after all. Salvo is a planet too, rather than a singular location (e.g. Olympus is a city on the planet Psamathe).

Season 8 Legend

More likely, Salvo is the home planet of the new Legend, who data miners believe will be called Fuse, and whose abilities will be about explosives (which would actually tie into the name ‘salvo’.)

Another hint is the spaceship we can now see above the map on Kings Canyon and Olympus. The ship has a message which reads simply ‘Salvo Joins Syndicate.’

Expect to see more teasers about Season 8, Salvo and the new Legend in the coming weeks. Season 8 is due to begin in early February, to tie in with the two-year anniversary of Apex Legends.