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Apex Legends buff would make Revenant a walking nightmare

Published: 26/Apr/2020 11:03 Updated: 27/Apr/2020 14:51

by Andy Williams

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Apex Legends’ Revenant has been decidedly underwhelming, at least gameplay-wise, following his Season 4 debut, but this buff concept could make him the most ruthless mercenary in World’s Edge.

Revenant has failed to shake up the meta like most had hoped. With a below-par set of abilities that are easy to counter, the Synthetic Nightmare didn’t seem so deadly after all.

And even after the simulacrum’s most recent buff as part of the Old Ways Event update, the character still remains at the bottom of our Legend tier rankings.

Apex Legends' Revenant.
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Revenant has failed to match the hype produced in the Assimilation trailer.

So with that in mind, one fan has completely reworked Revenant’s abilities into a concept which might put him on a level playing field with the likes of Wraith and Pathfinder — in what they’ve dubbed “Revenant 2.0.”

Passive

As part of the overhaul, the simulacrum has received a much-needed tweak to the height their Stalker Passive ability allows players to reach. As birderp explained, this matches the ‘stealth’ persona depicted in the cinematic trailer, validated even more with an in-game function.

Tactical

Although the Redditor completely threw Revenant’s Tactical out of the window and replaced it with an entirely new ability, based around the simulacrum’s ‘shadowform.’ Essentially, the ‘From the Shadows’ ability would allow the Synthetic Nightmare to run twice as fast for up to three seconds to facilitate a quick escape.

Apex L:egends' Revenant in shadowform.
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Revenant would be a menacing threat should they be able to utilize his shadowform.

On paper, the ability would operate in a similar capacity to Wraith’s ‘Into the Void’ Tactical, and would allow Revenant to counter other Legends in-game, by escaping Crypto’s drone or Bloodhound’s scan. And in terms of providing balance, the user states that if shot, Revenant would be immediately pulled out of his shadowform.

Ultimate

Birderp also reworked Revenant’s ‘Death Totem’ Ultimate to create the ‘Illusion of Death.’ The crux of the ability is similar to the simulacrum’s existing Ultimate, in that it would respawn you and your team at a designated location when you activate it.

Essentially, players would only take health damage for the duration of the Ultimate (45 seconds). Once players are below 50 health points and as soon as Revenant decides, they can create the illusion that their squad has died by dropping a dud Death Box.

While the opposition would believe they have got one over Revenant and co., they will have actually just respawned back at their chosen location.

Apex Legends' Revenant using their Death Totem.
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The rework would provide a slightly different take on Revenant’s Death Totem ability.

Of course, as the creator of this buff idea points out, experienced players would be able to tell the difference between a phony Death Box and a legitimate one, but nonetheless, it would provide a much-needed revamp for the Synthetic Nightmare.

So on the whole, while birderp’s Revenant buff appears a little abstract, it provides a well-balanced change that might just give the Legend a nudge in the right direction.

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Respawn looking at options for Apex Legends Cross-Progression

Published: 24/Oct/2020 10:28

by Joe Craven

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Respawn have confirmed they are considering their options for Apex Legends cross-platform progression ahead of the game’s launch on Steam on November 4. 

After months of waiting, Apex Legends fans are finally getting ready for their favorite battle royale to be made playable on Steam. EA’s partnership with the company sees their EA Play service moving over to Steam, meaning a host of titles will become available.

The Apex Legends launch on Steam – confirmed to be coming on November 4 – will also coincide with the launch of cross-play. This means that lobbies will no longer be platform exclusive, but it has also raised some questions about cross-platform progression.

Players who have been playing on Origin will be able switch back and forth with ease: “If you’ve previously been playing on Origin,” the post in the Steam Community said, “you can easily switch back and forth with Steam—all your account progression and unlocks will carry over between the two platforms.”

However, some players began to question the ability to switch between platforms and still maintain progression. In other words, if you play on multiple platforms, can you merge progression across them all under one account. Players who have purchased skins on one account, for example, may be forced to purchase them again if cross-progression is not enabled.

Respawn’s Game Director Chad Grenier was on hand to reply, saying: “It’s something we are very passionate about, and we’re looking at our options available. Much harder post-launch since users may have multiple accounts to merge or use. Easier with Steam because it’s at launch. We’ll give an update when we have something to talk about.”

Respawn director on RedditGrenier says they’re looking at all the options to make it happen.

In short, it seems like cross-progression between console and PC won’t be available as soon as the game’s Steam launch, but it certainly sounds fairly high on Respawn’s ‘to-do’ list.

As Grenier said, it is much harder to add a feature a couple of years down the line that it is to add the feature into the launch of the game on a new platform. Apex fans will have to wait and see how this one plays out.