Apex Legends

Apex Legends leak shows first look at Loba’s ability animations

Published: 25/Feb/2020 19:18

by Eli Becht


In a video posted by Apex Legends leaker iLootGames, players are able to get their first glimpse at what could be the upcoming character Loba’s tactical ability animation.

Season 4 may have only just recently kicked off and introduced Revenant, but fans always have their eyes set towards the future and early signs are beginning to point at Loba as the next addition to the battle royale.

She has been in the files for months now, but with her ability animation just now being discovered, it looks like she’s getting closer to an official release.

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More information about Rosie/Loba has been discovered.

In fact, this Legend was first introduced to players as Rosie but has now become to be known as Loba. While she hasn’t officially been unveiled by Respawn as of yet, fans caught what is believed to be a glimpse of her origin story in Revenant’s cinematic trailer.

Whether or not it’s actually her remains to be seen, but there’s no denying that whenever she does join the cast, she’ll be one to definitely keep your eyes on.

The leaker’s video shows what it’ll look like from a first-person perspective when Loba throws her teleportation disc. This ability is presumed to allow her to teleport to wherever she throws her projectile, so it sounds like it’ll be something that can break into the meta in a big way.

She will have more abilities to help her stand out from the rest of the pack, but for now, this remains the only leak we’ve seen on that front.

Keep in mind that she’s just one of many characters that have been leaked and datamined, so there’s no guarantee she’ll even be the next character to be released.

Remember that the developers like to be tricky as everybody thought Forge was going to be the Season 4 legend, only to have unceremoniously killed off and replaced with Revenant.

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Loba could be the next character coming to Apex Legends.

In fact, we still don’t know with absolute certainty whether or not the bulky character is even gone for good, so perhaps a resurrection could be in the cards going forward.

In terms of when we might see Loba, Forge, or whoever the next new Legend turns out get added to the game, the new midseason split format could be a good opportunity for Respawn to add in a second character in Season 4, which obviously wasn’t the case for the first three seasons.

As with everything the devs do nowadays, we’ll just have to wait and see how this all develops.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends Season 8 launch trailer reveals Fuse abilities and destroyed Kings Canyon

Published: 21/Jan/2021 16:12

by Calum Patterson


Respawn Entertainment have given a first look at the new Legend Fuse and his abilities in action, plus the obliteration of Kings Canyon, in the Apex Legends Season 8 Launch trailer.

Fuse, real name Walter Fitzroy is the eighth post-launch Legend to join the Apex games, bringing the total to 16 – double what the game had at launch.

As his name implies, his abilities are all about explosives, and he’s a blow-it-up-first, ask questions later, type character. Hailing from Salvo – a new planet we’ve only just found out about – he’s also bringing a new weapon with him, the 30-30 repeater.

The launch trailer, released on January 21, gives us our first look at two key parts of the upcoming season: Fuse’s ability kit, and the new-look Kings Canyon.

Season 8 Launch Trailer


Fuse abilities in Apex Legends

Although not completely explained, this trailer gives us a look at Fuse using his abilities, which he’ll have in the Apex games.

His ultimate, which was already teased in-game, sees him drop a mortar-like bomb, which then explodes into flames, damaging anyone nearby.

We can also see him launch grenades from his arm, which will be his tactical ability.

Fuse tactical ability
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Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm.

Kings Canyon

Salvo’s unification with the Syndicate was meant to be a joyous occasion, but Fuse’s old friends are certainly not happy about – and decided to crash the party.

This has left Kings Canyon in ruins – ready for a new Season of massive map changes. Respawn have become experts at weaving the game’s lore into actual gameplay, and this is just another example of that.

In the trailer, it appears that Artillery and Slum Lakes have both been destroyed, but we may have to wait until the gameplay trailer to see the full extent of the damage.

Season 8 launches on consoles, PC, and possibly Nintendo Switch, on February 2.