The Apex Legends fans have been creating incredible designs for possible new characters to introduce to the game, and a new robotic concept could be the best to come out of the community so far.
Respawn Entertainment released their battle royale with a tightly knit ensemble consisting of eight Legends while adding a ninth, Octane, when Season 1 released on March 19.
In a Reddit post, user ‘designty’ put together basically a complete look for a Legend that they think would be a great compliment to the game’s cast.
The redditor named their Legend the Self-Automated Mercenary and Militant Intervention robot, or S.A.M.M.I. for short.
The Legend would make them the second fully robotic character in the battle royale along with Pathfinder, but this design was geared for more offense than the Support robot currently in the game.
S.A.M.M.I. comes equipped with a kit that makes the bot super mobile with a kit that could make him a terror in chaotic battlefields.
Their passive is called Arc Sword which increases the damage and range of S.A.M.M.I.’s melee hit. When S.A.M.M.I.’s ultimate is charged, the passive also gives them a 20% chance of applying a slow to the enemy on hit.
The kit includes a tactical ability called Dash Pack that simply lets S.A.M.M.I. dash in any direction using a jetpack. The pack can hold up to three charges at once, but there would be a 10 second cooldown between dashes.
The Legends’ ultimate is where S.A.M.M.I can really disrupt a battle. Named Arc Cloud, the robot can unleash a “large plume of electric smoke” that damages enemies that get in the “immediate vicinity” of the machine.
The effect would only last for 10 seconds. But with a well planned out gap between dashes, that time could let S.A.M.M.I. charge into the middle of the team get loads of damage off and dash out to safety.
The concept was likened to Titanfall 2’s Ronin, but that wasn’t a problem for many fans who would still want to see a character like this in the game. Though designty said the art for S.A.M.M.I. came out of an existing Titanfall mobile game character, it still painted a great picture for their design.
Respawn has long term plans for their game, and if they ever take a closer look at those created by their community, S.A.M.M.I. should definitely be a top choice.