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New Apex Legends character would create a rival to Pathfinder’s mobility

Published: 5/Apr/2019 19:47 Updated: 6/Apr/2019 2:00

by Eli Becht

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Apex Legends has found so much success as a battle royale game in part because it features characters with different abilities and skill sets. This character concept would introduce a Legend with jetpacks.

Apex Legends, the newest battle royale title on the market, has a growing list of characters coming into the game through updates and that leads many fans to create their own takes on who should be added to the game.

While leaks have been pointing towards Wattson as the next addition to Apex Legends, there are still numerous other options for Legends that could appear in the game.

New Legend Concept: Highrise. Because jetpacks need more love. from r/apexlegends

Highrise, a new character concept, brings jetpacks into Apex Legends

This new concept, created by Reddit user TheRealMeowCat, shows Highrise who would add some much-needed verticality into Apex Legends.

Here’s a look at how his powers would look in Apex, if he were to ever enter the game.

  • Passive: Aerospace Advancements
    • Highrise and her teammates’ jetpacks do not produce smoke trails. Tapping jump when airborne while Highrise’s tactical is available will engage gliding thrusters for enhanced aerial movements.
  • Tactical: Scrape the Sky
    • Activate to launch yourself vertically. The longer you hold the tactical button, the higher you go (up to a limit). When released, or max height is achieved, hover for in place for 3 seconds.
  • Ultimate: Overlord
    • Overload your thrusters, firing a shock wave out from your location. Enemies suffer knock-back and aim-punch. Also kicks up dirt and dust, creating a disorienting smokescreen.
Respawn EntertainmentThere’s always room for more characters in Apex Legends.

Apex Legends definitely has a place for a character like this but it remains to be seen if Respawn would ever go this route. 

Jetpacks would definitely be unbalanced if everyone doesn’t get access to them which is probably why you aren’t able to do stay in the air forever with this concept.

The poster of this concept clarifies how the character would remain balanced in the comment section of his post.

  1. The hold jump to glide mechanic would need some alternate controls for console players to maintain aim while gliding.
  2. Scrape the Sky height wouldn’t be wildly high, enough to shoot someone on top of a two story building.
  3. Scrape the Sky can be manually cancelled by pressing the Tactical button again.
  4. The smoke screen caused by Overload wouldn’t be nearly as opaque as Bangalore’s, just enough to muddy up your vision a bit.
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Apex Legends Rampart buff would make her unbeatable in early fights

Published: 30/Nov/2020 12:12

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends player has come up with an interesting buff concept for Rampart that would change her passive ability and immediately make her one of the best legends in the game.

When Rampart was first introduced at the start of Apex Legends Season 6, many fans raised eyebrows at her abilities – especially the mounted machine gun, Sheila, as it was something the game hadn’t seen before.

After her initial burst in popularity, the defensive legend has slowly slipped down the popularity standings. You’ll still see her in matches, of course, but she isn’t as well used as she previously was. 

That comes, in part, to the tweaks made to other leagues with the Season 7 update. Rampart wasn’t buffed as much as, say, Loba was and fans would like to see her given a boost – with some coming up with their own, interesting, concepts for a buff.

Apex Legends' rampart looking at rocket
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Rampart’s arrival in Apex Legends was succesful right away, but she’s fallen away since.

The new idea of which comes from Reddit user Fetzenschaedl, who instead of changing of Ultimate or Tactical, instead focused on the character’s passive. 

In Fetzenschaedl’s idea for a buff, Rampart’s passive would go one of two ways. Firstly, she could extend her additional ammo carrying capacity to other types rather than just focusing on LMGs and Heavy ammo.

However, in the other part – and this is where it gets really interesting – the Redditor suggests that Rampart could be able to pick up a weapon that uses a hop-up, and have a hop-up attached right away. Say you drop in and pick up a Wingman right away, it would have either Skullpiercing Rounds or Quickdraw attachment right away. 

Just some ideas because her current passive is not that great from apexlegends

The latter might seem incredibly powerful, but in terms of Loba’s character, it does make sense. She is all about upgrading and modifying weapons, after all. 

Yet, it might be a little too powerful for Respawn’s liking, especially as it’d make Loba a supremely powerful early game character. So, we’ll just have to wait and see as to what changes they cook up themselves.