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Apex Legends fan creates mind-blowing 'ability stealing' legend

by Joe Craven

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One Apex Legends player has shared their incredible concept for 'Jacket' - a brand new ability stealing legend who would fit right in the World's Edge battle. 

Respawn Entertainment have captivated fans globally with their incredible character design and world building in Apex Legends, inspiring concept artwork and cosplays.

While most concepts focus on one existing legend, this fan has shared a concept for an entirely new one, who would represent an amalgamation of all the abilities we've seen in Kings Canyon and World's Edge.

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Apex features a huge variety of abilities and designs.

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The Apex fan, Reddit user u/Luckie-D, shared their legend concept on April 18, with the caption: "Meet Jacket! Ability stealer".

Attached was artwork showing a truly awesome concept character, who appears to blend every existing ability into one legend. The design shows a bumblebee like color scheme, with a host of existing tech completely cloaked in the yellow and black skin.

Fans of Respawn's battle royale will pick up on all the existing gadgets that Jacket has commandeered, including Lifeline's D.O.C. drone and Crypto's reconnaissance drone.

Meet Jacket! Ability stealer :) from r/apexlegends

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Similarly, the electricity crackling and axe-wielding suggests Jacket has overcome both Wattson and Bloodhound, combining for an awesome, detailed look at the concept legend.

The idea of an ability stealing character has been explored in popular titles in the past. Call of Duty: Black Ops III introduced Blackjack, who could harness the specialist weapons or abilities of all the game's characters.

Difficulties arise when trying to balance such a versatile character, with developers having to keep tabs on bugs and exploits even more so than usual. One Reddit user said: "I like the idea. But Overwatch did the same thing and said its code can essentially destroy the game if it breaks."

It remains to be seen whether Respawn will ever add an ability-stealing legend to Apex Legends, but Jacket's popularity among players certainly suggests they would like to see it.