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Apex Legends character idea would be the ultimate Support Legend

Published: 6/May/2020 12:14 Updated: 6/May/2020 12:35

by Andy Williams

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An Apex Legends player has created the ultimate support character that would perfectly rival the likes of Lifeline and Wattson.

The likes of Wraith, Pathfinder and Gibraltar often find themselves as the star of the show in the Apex Games. Whether you’re grappling your way behind enemy lines with Pathy or taking on an enemy team head-on with Gibby, these three Legends are considered to be in a league of their own.

With that said, the big hitters wouldn’t be able to make their flashy plays if it wasn’t for the support of Legends such as Lifeline and Wattson.

Lifeline healing ally in Apex Legends.
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Lifeline’s Health Drone and ability to revive teammates faster allows her teammates to play more aggressively.

But that’s just about where it ends. Aside from Lifeline and Wattson, there is a distinct lack of supportive Legends roaming the servers — and that’s where this character concept would slot straight in.

All of the Legend’s abilities revolve around supporting their allies in combat. Let’s take a look at each of the character’s abilities.

Apex Legends character concept abilities.

Starting off with their ‘Health Burst’ Tactical, the Legend would possess the means to heal nearby teammates within a specific radius, which would prove indispensable towards the endgame circle, when nearby loot is scarce.

The ‘Phoenix’ Passive doubles down on Lifeline’s Combat Medic Passive, by reviving a teammate with full shields… After all, there’s nothing worse than being revived, only to be downed again immediately after since your health is so low!

Although, it’s the Ultimate where this character comes into their own. Last Stand would warrant all nearby allies (approximately the radius of Wattson’s Interception Pylon) a safety net of health for 20 seconds.

This would be especially useful when you find yourself stuck between two enemy squads as it would ensure that you don’t get ‘third-partied’ again! To balance it out, anyone experiencing the effects of Last Stand wouldn’t be able to use healing items.

While, yes, there is scope for fine-tuning the Ultimate (such as how it would work with Octane’s auto-health regeneration), it would certainly fit into the current meta well.

Of course, as with any concept, there would be a few creases to iron out, but the foundations of the character would be the perfect addition to an otherwise scarce roster of support characters.

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What’s coming in Apex Legends Season 7? Horizon, Olympus, Trident, more

Published: 28/Oct/2020 16:43 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 18:42

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is on the horizon, which means a new Legend, new weapons and even a new map. So, here’s everything we know so far.

Since releasing back in February 2019, Apex Legends has cemented itself as one of the premier battle royale games around. 

Season 7 has been moved up a week, now starting on November 4, cutting your time short to complete the battle pass, if you’re still grinding through it.

The new Legend added to the roster, Horizon, will no doubt be the biggest talking point, but fans are eagerly awaiting the new map, Olympus, the vehicle, Trident, weapons, and more. So, here’s everything we know so far about what Season 7 could have in store. 

Rampart with her minigun in Apex Legends
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Rampart joined the party in Apex Legends Season 6, but the countdown is on to Season 7.

Apex Legends Season 7 legend

Horizon is set to become the new Legend in Season 7, joining the roster after her teasers in the Firing Range and most recently in the Ascension trailer. However, Respawn hasn’t as of yet confirmed her abilities, but the trailer showcased a fantastic peek into her skills which will no doubt be a great way to secure the win against your enemies.

Data miners have, however, provided us with a clear indication of what Horizon’s abilities will be like, one being Gravity Lifts, which we got a teaser of in-game.

Horizon in Apex Legends
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Our first look at Horizon in-game in Apex Legends.

Olympus map in Apex Legends Season 7

Respawn also previously treated fans to a small look at the new map, Olympus, via an Instagram Apex Legends effect. With the release of the Ascension trailer on October 28, however, we get a broader view of this stunning map.

The map is bright and highly saturated, full of pink and red-hued trees, lush grass, and gigantic sprawling architecture that will make for a refreshing change from the already fantastic maps available to players in the past.

Olympus is a city in the sky, but it has changed drastically from how it looked before disaster hit it.

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
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Apex Legends is moving to Olympus on Psamanthe in Season 7

Apex Legends buffs in Season 7

In the case of Legend changes, the Respawn team regularly tweaks a few things at the start of each season – be it cutting down a cooldown on a certain ability or giving a legend a brand new passive. 

Pathfinder has already been confirmed to be getting a buff in the near future, and it makes sense that this would come in Season 7. 

Respawn have now also confirmed that Mirage and Rampart will be getting buffs in the new Season, though haven’t given any details on what exactly they will be yet.

New vehicle: The Trident

a new vehicle called the trident that looks like a hovercraft is shown in the new ascension trailer
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The Trident, a hovercraft-style vehicle appears throughout the new Ascension trailer

We have also been treated to a new peak at the Trident; a new vehicle that seems to resemble a hovercraft and can take multiple passengers. This is sure to be a fantastic addition to the arsenal of options available to players in how they traverse the map and get that edge over their enemies.

Season 7 introduces clubs

The official Apex Legends website also confirms Clubs are arriving, which as of now are only described as being a way to “find like-minded players, build a community, and rise together.” It will be interesting to see how these Clubs are developed and what it will mean for those that are in them.

Apex on Steam

With the launch of Season 7, Apex Legends will become available for the first time on Steam, with even greater news: player progress will carry over if you were playing on Origin before. Playing on Steam in Season 7 will also give players special Valve-inspired gun charms. This is a fantastic addition for those who like to utilize Steam as their centralized hub for their gaming.

New weapon type: Gadgets

It has also been suggested that a new weapon type – Gadgets – are also set to appear in Apex Legends in the future.

Reliable data miner Shurgtal pointed out that there is in-game code for Gadgets and suggested that they could be things like smoke grenades that are non-combat throwable items. These haven’t appeared in-game during Season 6, and could be ripe for Season 7.

As we approach the new season, we’ll keep this post updated with any claims from reliable lakers or just flat out confirmed changes from Respawn themselves.