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Apex Legends Season 4 Sentinel sniper details & special ability revealed

Published: 31/Jan/2020 0:25

by Albert Petrosyan

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Respawn Entertainment have released new details about the Sentinel Sniper Rifle, the new weapon that will be making its debut in Apex Legends Season 4: Assimilation.

With Apex Legends Season 4 just days away, Respawn continue to build the hype by releasing more information and teasers about what’s to come.

As has been the case with the first three seasons, Assimilation will introduce a brand new weapon into the battle royale, a bolt-action sniper rifle called Sentinel.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Sentinel sniper rifle will be the newest weapon in Apex Legends come Season 4.

A special PlayStation Blog post released on January 30 shed some light about this new gun, how it will function, and even its special ability.

The sniper is being called “fast, accurate, and surgical,” letting you “remove enemies from the battlefield with cold-blooded accuracy.” It’s apparently ideal for “medium-to-long-range combat,” which should be good news for players since that means it’ll be viable for more than just picking off enemies at long ranges.

The blog post also made a point to note that the Sentinel “is particularly devastating to shields,” so it could have armor-piercing properties that deal damage even if someone has a high-tier Body Shield equipped.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Sentinel will be the sixth sniper rifle in Apex Legends, and the second one added post-launch (Charge Rifle).

Sentinel sniper’s special ability

Easily the most interesting part about the blog post’s description of the new Sentinel sniper rifle is that it’s going to have some sort of unique ability.

“Consume a Shield Battery from your inventory to charge your shots for an extra, incisive punch,” the description reads. “By the time your opponents figure out where you are, it will be too late.”

So, basically, the sniper can be charged up for an even more powerful shot if you activate a Shield Battery while using it, which is a very interesting function that’s never been seen before in the game.

Respawn EntertainmentConsuming a Shield Battery while using the Sentinel sniper will charge up your weapon for a much more powerful shot.

What else is new for Season 4?

This Sentinel sniper rifle is, of course, only one of several new things and changes that will be introduced in Season 4: Assimilation.

As usual, there will be a new Legend added, which will apparently be Revenant and not Forge, contrary to what had been announced several days prior. That said, there’s a chance Respawn could end up adding both characters in; we’ll just have to wait and see.

There will also be a new Battle Pass, Ranked Series 3, and “big map changes” coming to World’s Edge, having to do with the Hammond Robotics corporation that seems to be at the center of everything going on with Apex lore.

Apex Legends Season 4 launches Tuesday, February 4 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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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.