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Apex Legends Season 4 gameplay trailer: Revenant, map changes, more

Published: 3/Feb/2020 18:05 Updated: 3/Feb/2020 22:44

by Matt Porter

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Respawn Entertainment have released the official gameplay trailer for Apex Legends Season 4: Assimilation, featuring new legend Revenant, major map changes, and the introduction of a new weapon in the form of the Sentinel sniper rifle.

For weeks, the game’s developers have been dropping teasers and trailers ahead of the start of the title’s fourth season, which kicks off on Tuesday, February 4.

Players have already received plenty of storyline information from Respawn, who uploaded a special edition of ‘Stories from the Outlands’ featuring Forge, who looked set to be the latest Legend added to the game until Revenant killed him during the interview.

Revenant in the Apex Legends Season 4 launch trailer.
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Revenant is coming to Apex Legends in search of vengeance.

With fans stunned by this turn of events, the developers dropped the official launch trailer on January 30, which delved into the character’s dark backstory.

Created as the greatest hitman the Syndicate ever had, his programming failed and he was finally able to see what Hammond Robotics had turned him into.

Now, with the technology giant’s return to the Outlands, Revenant has “renewed his thirst for vengeance,” and arrived in World’s Edge to seek justice.

Apex Legends Season 4: Assimilation Gameplay trailer

Revenant’s Abilities 

While Respawn still haven’t officially announced what Revenant’s abilities will be, the gameplay trailer pretty much confirmed that all three will match what had been previously leaked.

In the video, the malicious Legend can be seen throwing his Poison Bomb tactical, activating his Death Recall ultimate, and using his Infiltrator tactical, at least that’s what they were called in the leaks.

A full breakdown of the upcoming character can be found in our Revenant abilities info page.

Respawn EntertainmentAll three of Revenant’s abilities were shown in the new Apex Legends Season 4 trailer.

World’s Edge Map Changes

Alongside Revenant, the biggest changes to the game have been made to World’s Edge, with Hammond Robotics moving in and taking control of the arena for the game’s fourth season.

Eagle-eyed players noticed blue lights in the sky above the map, and we now know that these belong to a giant Hammond Robotics harvester that has crashed into Capital City, causing fissures across the arena that is leaking lava and making the map even more dangerous.

Following the release of the gameplay trailer, Respawn also put out a blog post detailing some of the major map changes for Season 4, including info about The Planet Harvester, Capitol City split in two, Survey Camp and more.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Hammond Robotics Harvester is one of several massive changes made to the World’s Edge map in Apex Legends Season 4.

New Weapon

Already spotted in the launch trailer, Apex Legends is also receiving a brand-new weapon in the form of the Sentinel, although it’s not a Sniper Rifle like anything you’ve ever seen before.

The bolt-action rifle includes a “special charge mechanic,” which gives players the opportunity to customize their shots, whether they want to fire off short, quick blasts or slower but charged rounds that deal more damage to your opponent.

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The Sentinel is the latest weapon to join the Apex Legends armory.

Apex Legends Season 4 Battle Pass

As always, a new season means a new Battle Pass, and Respawn Entertainment have previewed this season’s edition by giving fans a sneak peek at the new outfit skins, weapon camos, and other cosmetics they can expect when the pass launches on February 4.

Players can unlock over 100 exclusive items, including Legendary skins for your favorite characters, Apex Packs, Loading Screens, Music Packs, and more.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Apex Legends Season 4 gameplay trailer gave a sneak peek at some of the new Battle Pass outfit skins.

Free Apex Legends Anniversary Gift

Of course, Season 4 marks the first anniversary of Apex Legends’ launch, and to celebrate the achievement, Respawn are offering a special gift to those who have come along for the ride.

Log into the game between February 4 and 14, and receive a special Year 1 Origami Flyer Charm, a Year 1 Loyalty Badge, and 10,000 XP for your first match of the day.

Respawn EntertainmentAs part of Apex Legends’ anniversary celebration, players who log on in the first few days of Season 4 will receive special cosmetic items.

Changes to Ranked Play

Respawn have also made some significant changes to Ranked Play, with the Season 4 iteration of the mode divided into two soft splits, with a soft reset of stats included.

There’s also a brand new rank for those grinding their through Ranked Play Series 3, with Master Tier slotting in between Diamond and Apex Predator.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date

Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

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Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.