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Apex Legends Season 5 Fortune’s Favor revealed: Loba, Quests, Battle Pass

Published: 30/Apr/2020 19:19 Updated: 30/Apr/2020 21:06

by Albert Petrosyan

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Respawn Entertainment have finally announced Season 5 of Apex Legends, called Fortune’s Favor, which features brand new Legend Loba, the introduction of Season Quests, the Battle Pass and Ranked Series 4.

Nothing is more hyped in Apex Legends than the start of a new season, and with the game’s fifth one just around the corner, developers Respawn have finally fed fans with some long-awaited details.

As usual, Fortune’s Edge will introduce a new Legend, Battle Pass, Ranked Series, and more – information about all of which can be found below.

When does Apex Legends Season 5 release?

Respawn have announced that Season 5 will kick off on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. It had initially been scheduled for release on May 7, but devs ended up pushing it back a week to accommodate for the Battle Armor Event to give players a chance to finish some last-minute things in Season 4.

What’s new in Apex Legends Season 5?

Loba

At long last, after weeks of leaks, speculation, and rumors, Loba has finally been confirmed as the new Legend for Season 5. Her reveal trailer above, ‘Legacy of a Thief,’ provided a glimpse of her long journey from a young orphan to a professional thief. Now, she’s back to get revenge on Revenant, who killed her parents when she was a girl.

While we don’t know what her abilities will officially be, leaks suggest that they will follow the character’s themes of thievery and stealth, which should add a nice twist to the Apex Games.

Respawn EntertainmentLoba will be the new character in Apex Legends Season 5.

That’s not all; immediately after the announcement, Respawn have already added the new character in the game. While she’s not playable just yet, players can spot her sneaking around the banners behind the main menu.

Season Quests

With this new chapter, developers will also be introducing Season Quests, a new way for players to earn rewards: “Hunt for treasure and answers in the new Season Quest. Those who complete the journey will be richly rewarded.”

It’s not clear yet how these Quests will work, and what objectives they will require, but the feeling is that they will be long-form challenges that players will have to work towards all season long.

Ranked Series 4

Ranked Series 4 will be the fourth running of Apex Legends’ competitive playlist, as players will have over two months to try and achieve the highest rank they can get.

The schedule will be similar to Series 3, as there will once again be a Series Split halfway through the season that will shift the main competitive map from World’s Edge to Kings Canyon.

Other than that, not too many more changes are on the way, although Respawn have tinkered with how Loss Forgiveness works and will also be adding a highly-requested Reconnect feature that will allow players to get back into matches they were disconnected from.

Speaking of Series 3, in this announcement, the devs also gave a first look at the rewards that will be offered to players to participated in Ranked during Season 4.

Battle Pass

As always, there will also be a new Battle Pass with over 100 items, including Legendary Skins, Apex Packs, and other exclusive cosmetic items.

Respawn also teased “new Battle Pass content making a Season 5 debut,” so fans will want to keep an eye on what the devs have up their sleeve.

Interestingly enough, Respawn did not reveal what new weapon will be added in Season 5. Every single season has featured a new gun, and the devs usually reveal them ahead of time, but it seems that they’ve changed course this time around. Most believe it’ll either be the Volt or CAR SMGs from Respawn’s Titanfall series, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

As always, we’ll continue to bring you the latest Apex Legends Season 5 information as more details get announced in the coming days.

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Apex Legends dev explains why Legends will never have wall-run abilities

Published: 21/Oct/2020 0:56

by Bill Cooney

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One Respawn dev explained why players shouldn’t get too excited about the Shadow abilities featured in Apex Legend’s new Halloween LTM, since there are no plans to put them in the game proper.

Apex’s popular Fight or Fright event is back, and there’s a brand new mode called Shadow Royale that brings players back from the dead as in the Shadowfall mode from 2019, except in your regular BR format.

Teammates return as shades after dying as long as one member of their squad is still alive. Shadows only have 30 health and can’t use weapons, but move 30 percent faster and respawn after being killed.

They can also wall-run and double jump, but after one user on Reddit suggested these last two would be cool to see on a future Legend, Respawn dev Daniel Klein revealed “it’s very unlikely” we’ll ever see that happen.

“I’d say it’s very unlikely we’d ever put wall running and double jumping on a full Legend,” Klein wrote. “We had a lot more leeway with Shadows because they don’t have guns and it’s not important to chase them down (because they respawn when you kill them anyway).”

The dev referred to these as “sugar high” abilities, which can be very fun, but can decrease replayability when they’re used as permanent features. Ironically, he used Titanfall – which did have a wall-run mechanic – as an example.

“Anecdotally, people absolutely loved the constant sugar high of Titanfall multiplayer, but then also very quickly burned out on it,” the dev noted. “Sure, some players stuck with it for a very long time, but on average it’s the kind of game you play and absolutely love for a few weeks and then you’re kind of done.”

“TLDR: Wallrunning and double jumping are sugar rush mechanics that are good in small doses, in LTMs, and in asymmetric combat situations,” Klein wrote, wrapping things up. “It’s very unlikely they’ll come to Apex proper.

If you read through the entire argument, he does make a solid case for why wall-running and double jumping won’t be coming to an actual Legend, since those kinds of abilities don’t really fit with the game’s core.

If you do want to roll around the map like something straight out of Overwatch as a Shadow, be sure to check out the new LTM during the 2020 Fight or Fright event happening October 22 through November 3.