Apex Legends Season 4 Launch Trailer reveals Revenant’s evil backstory

Calum Patterson

Respawn Entertainment have finally unveiled the full trailer for Apex Legends Season 4, revealing the full backstory of Revenant, has his hunt for revenge.

In the build-up to the new season, which starts on the one-year anniversary of the game’s release, Respawn have been creating expansive lore. Most of it has centered around two unreleased Legends: Forge and Revenant.

Back on January 23, they revealed Forge as the new legend, which came as a surprise to many, who were expecting Revenant. But, Forge’s time was short-lived, as Revenant took revenge and killed him in cold blood.

Season 4 ‘Assimilation’ is coming on February 4 – but Forge might not be the new legend after all.

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This sparked confusion, and some even pointed out differences in Forge that could mean a body-double was killed instead. All was set to be revealed and explained in the official launch trailer, released on January 30.

The trailer reveals the backstory to Revenant, and how he became the mysterious evil figure he is today.
“Revenant was once the greatest hitman the Syndicate ever had,” Respawn explain, “But when his programming failed, he saw what Hammond Robotics had turned him into. Hammond Robotics’ return to the Outlands has renewed his thirst for vengeance, and he won’t stop until they’re all dead.”

Apex Legends Season 4 Launch trailer

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The trailer also appears to reveal one of Revenant’s abilities. Like the Shadowfall LTM, it looks like he can dip into this mode and unleash havoc. Leakers already have a full list of his abilities, but this is the first time we’ve seen it in action.

Whether Forge is still set to make a comeback is unknown, but for now, it looks like he’s out of the picture. Fans who are convinced it was just a body double, may be out of luck. But, there could easily be another twist in this story yet.

What’s coming in Apex Legends Season 4?

In addition to the new legend, Respawn have confirmed a new weapon is also on the way, the Sentinel Sniper Rifle. It’s a bolt action rifle, and although some players were disappointed not to get a new SMG, a new sniper is a welcome addition.

The Sentinel Sniper rifle will be at least one of the new weapons in Season 4.

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New Battle Pass

No surprises here, but a fresh new battle pass will also launch with Season 4. Early seasons’ passes were criticized for their contents, but Respawn has seriously stepped up their game since.

Season 4’s battle pass is “packed with 100 exclusive items including Legendary skins, Apex packs, Loading Screens, Music Packs, and more!”

Also, to celebrate the game’s one-year anniversary, logging in between February 4-11 will grant players with a Year 1 Origami Flyer charm, a Year 1 Loyalty badge, and 10k XP for your first match of the day (available each day).

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Map changes and Kings Canyon coming back

We can also expect some map changes to World’s Edge, which will still be the main map when the season launches. However, Respawn have confirmed that Kings Canyon will be making a comeback too.

Unfortunately, for Kings Canyon fans, it’s only been confirmed as coming back in ranked mode, and only for the second split, starting March 24.

Apex Legends Season 4 starts on February 4, on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

About The Author

Calum is Dexerto's Managing Editor, based in Scotland. Joining Dexerto in 2017, Calum has years of experience covering esports, gaming and online entertainment, and now leads the team to deliver the best coverage in these areas. An expert on all things Twitch and gaming influencers, he's also an expert in popular shooters like Apex Legends, CS2 and Call of Duty. You can contact Calum at calum.patterson@dexerto.com.