Apex Legends

Apex Legends character concept already looks game-ready

by Jacob Hale
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An Apex Legends player has come up with an incredible concept for a new character and it looks like it would be a perfect addition to Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale title.

There are currently 12 characters taking part in the Apex Games – known as legends – with the most recent addition, Revenant, already making a good impression on players.

With that being said, over time Respawn will no doubt add countless more faces to their game, and this concept – named Bishop – could be exactly what they’re looking for.

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Revenant is the newest Legend to take to World's Edge.

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Posted to Reddit by a user called DudeWithName, Bishop is also dubbed ‘The War Monger’ so, as you could imagine, it seems a pretty lethal opponent to come up against.

Bishop’s Passive and Tactical concept abilities are based on verticality. His Passive, called Hover Kit, allows him to hover and fall slower, adding some extra dimensions to the standard character movement. His Tactical, Thrust Mod, boosts him vertically into the air again expanding his movement mechanics.

His Ultimate ability, though, is where the real power is. The Salvo Barrage fires a swarm of guided missiles where the player is aiming, with missiles dealing more damage based on the distance they travel.

Legend Concept 2.0: Bishop The War Monger (Reworked Abilities and Info in Posted Comment) from r/apexlegends

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While just the idea itself sounds impressive, DudeWithName has thought out the exact damage dealt, cooldown times and more to make sure that Bishop is a well-balanced legend that could slide straight into the game’s existing meta without too much tweaking.

Not only that, but Bishop has an entire design and lore supporting him, proving that DudeWithName has made sure this Legend is literally game-ready.

The lore gives Bishop a valid reason for his joining the fight, with a love lost in battle years previously, and even ties him in with an existing figure, Crypto, who feeds him enough information to convince him to join the Apex Games.

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Although we may never see Bishop in-game, the idea of such a well thought out legend joining the likes of Wraith, Bangalore and Wattson is an exciting one – especially to see how he is integrated.

Though, if the feedback DudeWithName received is anything to go by, Respawn might want to give something like Bishop some serious consideration when it comes to picking another character to add.