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Apex Legends leaks reveal new Class passives coming for all legends

Published: 10/Mar/2020 5:35 Updated: 10/Mar/2020 17:25

by Isaac McIntyre

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New abilities and passives could be on their way for all twelve Apex Legends characters in Season 4, after new datamined information revealed Respawn’s testing code relating to the bold new buffs and changes.

Up until this point in Apex Legends, character classes have remained relatively useless. They have been a good way to figure out how a new legend may play, but that’s pretty much where the value stops.

According to new info found in the battle royale’s code, originally revealed by popular data miner ILootGames, however, that could be set to change as Respawn prepares to drop class-based passives and abilities into the game.

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Apex Legends could be in for some major changes if these data-mined passives hit the live servers.

Support passive solves the Blue Supply Bin mystery

All four Apex classes ⁠— Offensive, Defensive, Support, and Recon ⁠— are set to be given new abilities in the form of passives which will enhance their gameplay based on what role they are expected to fulfill in the battle royale.

Perhaps the most interesting change is for the battle royale’s sole support character, Lifeline. After originally appearing in the Season 4 gameplay trailer, Apex’s mysterious blue bins never landed on the live server.

Now it seems like we’ve finally got our answer. According to game code relating to supports and their new passive, Lifeline, as well as any legend added to the class in later seasons, will now be able to “find extra supplies inside blue supply bins.”

The data line ⁠— currently loaded into the code as “‘1Support‘0: Find extra supplies inside blue supply bins.” ⁠— suggests these rare blue bins will be locked to all players; only those with the passive key will be able to open them.

It’s also worth mentioning there have been whispers of Loba, who is potentially already being teased across World’s Edge, which could be another Apex support character. If that’s the case, she too would be able to open the blue supply bins.

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It looks like Lifeline may hold the key to Season 4’s mysterious blue supply bins.

Recon & Defensive passives re-use old abilities

Apex’s recon characters, Bloodhound, Crypto, and Pathfinder, also appear set to be granted a game-changing passive. All three will now be able to scan the Survey Beacons littered on the map to “reveals the next circle’s location.”

The fact Bloodhound and Crypto will now be taking over what was once Pathfinder’s unique passive also suggests the lovable robot may be granted a brand-new ability to replace it. So far, there has been no evidence of a new passive, however.

Defensive legends also have their passive come from elsewhere too: Gibraltar, Caustic, and Wattson may permanently wield the strength of gold backpacks. The code string suggests they will be able to “restore shields to revived squadmates.”

Like Pathfinder’s passive, this leaves the question ⁠— will gold backpacks be reworked again, considering they could be redundant for a quarter of the roster? This too, however, has not yet been spotted in the code.

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Bloodhound and Crypto could be in line to use Pathfinder’s “Insider Knowledge” passive in Season 4 and beyond.

New Offensive passive helps with backpack changes

Finally, it appears the game’s offensive characters ⁠— Bangalore, Wraith, Mirage, Octane, and Revenant ⁠— will at least partially be spared from the major backpack changes which arrived in the Override update.

Their code string reads “‘1Offensive’0: Two special inventory slots for grenades,” suggesting the attack-minded characters may be given something akin to the bandolier item which was rumored to be in development back in June 2019.

Considering single-stack grenades have been cluttering up player’s expanded backpacks since the new update, this will be a welcome addition for players who jump into the battle royale with any of those characters.

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The four code strings relating to Apex’s upcoming legend passive changes, found and revealed by popular dataminer ILootGames.

When could these changes hit the live servers?

While there’s always a chance that information found in the game’s code may not make it to the full release ⁠— Respawn even pulled a cheeky bait and switch with new legends Forge and Revenant ⁠— this seems to be on its way.

According to ILootGames, who first discovered the code strings, the datamined information is “in a file where almost everything is coming to the game… [if it’s there] it’s pretty much guaranteed.” Dexerto can confirm they’re still hosted there.

For now, though, sit tight. Respawn will likely not comment on any leaked data files, and haven’t before, but once the new season split starts and we return to King’s Canyon, they may begin teasing the massive Passive changes.

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Apex Legends leaker claims Heirloom weapon skins are coming

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:50

by Daniel Cleary

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An Apex Legends leaker has claimed that Respawn are planning to add a new tier of weapons skins for guns, at the same rarity as Heirlooms.

There is plenty of choice for players when it comes to customizing their favorite Apex Legends characters or weapons, and Respawn are always releasing new cosmetic items to keep the game fresh.

The cosmetics for characters and weapons are divided into classes, based on how rare they can be to find, and new leaks are suggesting that some more ultra-rare items could be coming.

Mirage's Heirloom pack in Apex Legends
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Gun weapon skins could be the next Heirlooms added to Apex Legends.

Heirloom weapon skins?

The Heirloom melee weapons for certain characters are the rarest items that can be unlocked in Apex Legends and, typically, there is only one of them released for a single Legend, each season.

However, while melee weapons are the only type of Heirloom cosmetics currently available, Apex leaker “SomeoneWhoLeaks” has revealed that ranged Heirloom skins for the different guns in-game might be next.

The leaker revealed that the rumor apparently stemmed from an investor inside EA before reminding Apex Legends fans that it has still yet to be confirmed by Respawn.

“Rumor has it that heirloom weapon skins are coming,” they explained, “this comes from some investors in EA, so take it with a grain of salt.”

The Apex leaker added that these would simply be released as ranged weapon skins but was unsure if they would be released through Heirloom Shards, similarly to the melee weapons that have already been released.

They also revealed that the timeline for when these potential Heirloom skins are coming is still unclear, which makes it unlikely that we will see them for the start of Season 7 on November 4.

While little has been revealed about these ultra-rare weapon skins, it is worth noting that nothing is set in stone and we won’t know for sure until Respawn officially release the rumored cosmetics.

SomeoneWhoLeaks has previously leaked Bangalore’s weapon heirloom, although we’re still to see this arrive in-game.