With Apex Legends Season 11 finally unveiled by Respawn Entertainment, it’s time to take a closer look at Ash, the new Legend arriving alongside Escape. Who is Ash, and why is she so important to Apex lore?
Season 11 of Apex Legends has finally been announced and it’s set to arrive on November 2, 2021. While there’s a variety of new content being added with the major update, including a new map, it’s the new Legend Ash that’s getting the most attention.
Ash’s Stories from the Outlands video ‘Ashes to Ash’ has already given us some background information and lore on the new Legend.
Despite this, although players will be familiar with Ash’s voice and appearance from Arenas, and Titanfall 2 fans even moreso, there are still unanswered questions when it comes to the Simulacrum arriving in Season 11.
Who is Ash?
As with every new Legend, Respawn gave us a peek into the life of Ash before her arrival in the Apex Games with the Stories from the Outlands video ‘Ashes to Ash’.
Known as Dr. Reid before her transformation, Ash was severely injured during an undercover operation. This incident made it impossible to save her body, so her mind was transferred into a Simulacrum, giving her the robot body she has today.
Now, there appears to be a separation in the mind between Ash and Dr. Reid, with the Simulacrum taking on an agenda of its own and vowing to rid herself of Dr. Reid.
Of course, Ash also featured prominently in the events of Titanfall 2, where the protagonist, Jack Cooper, defeats her in a boss fight. It turns out that Ash’s human brain survived that fight, and so was put back together.
What are Ash’s abilities in Apex Legends?
Despite revealing that Ash will be the brand new Legend arriving in Season 11, Respawn has yet to confirm her abilities. However, the Escape launch trailer did give us a first glimpse at Ash in action, so we can make some guesses from this.
Her sword, inspired by the Ronin Titan class she used in Titanfall 2, appears to be able to create portals, just like Wraith’s. She also has a data knife in the trailer, so it’s possible this will be used as part of her ability kit as well.
She also stuns Caustic with electricity – which could be like Ronin’s Arc Wave ability, which damages and slows enemies.
Rest assured, we’ll add her full kit to this article as soon as they’re revealed.
Who is Ash’s voice actor?
Ash is played by Anna Campbell, who also voiced the character in Titanfall 2. However, like Bloodhound and Revenant, Ash’s voice is modified, so it sounds more robotic.
Revenge is merely an opportunity for improvement. 🐀
— Respawn (@Respawn) October 18, 2021
When is Ash’s release date?
Ash will release alongside Apex Legends Season 11: Escape on November 2, 2021. This will make her the 19th Legend to be added to the roster, so it’ll be exciting to see if she shakes up the meta.
So, there you have it, that’s everything we know about Ash ahead of her release in Escape.
With only weeks to go before Season 11 goes live, expect a lot more information to come out about this mysterious new Legend.