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Apex Legends teaser reveals potential first look Loba’s Season 5 storyline

Published: 29/Apr/2020 7:13 Updated: 29/Apr/2020 7:14

by Isaac McIntyre

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Apex Legends fans have been given a first look at Season 5’s new storyline, thanks to a mysterious post from Respawn, and it looks like players are finally going to see the next chapter Loba’s quest for revenge.

Last season, Apex players met deadly robo-assassin Revenant for the very first time. In his debut, he murdered potential new character Forge, before leaving a bloody first impression on fans in his bloodsoaked Season 4 reveal trailer.

Revenant discovered his true identity, and took revenge on the men that had created him. His vengeance, however, left a survivor ⁠— a little girl. According to a host of theories, this girl has grown up to become Loba, Season 5’s new legend.

Fans already know a lot about Loba, from her abilities, finishers, and even when she’ll finally appear in-game. In fact, most of what we know about Loba is related to her gameplay. What wasn’t as clear, however, was her backstory.

Now it looks like Respawn is finally lifting the lid on what the Technological Tracker has been up to ahead of Apex Games debut: hunting down the man ⁠— or murder-robot if you prefer ⁠— that killed her father when she was a little girl.

Revenant's blood-soaked debut in the Season 4 Assimilation trailer left a young girl orphaned -- could it have been Loba?
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Revenant’s blood-soaked debut in the Season 4 Assimilation trailer left a young girl orphaned could it have been Loba?

Loba searches for clues on how to kill Revenant

The teaser, posted on the official @PlayApex account on April 28, has two elements. The first is text set out like folders. It suggests the information in the attached image was stolen from a Hammond Robotics “Project 617” email chain.

The actual email we’ve seen before. It tells the story of two high-ranking Hammond officials terrified by the fact Revenant has gone rogue. What Apex players haven’t seen before are the post-it notes stuck to the computer terminal.

There are three notes, each which appear to be thoughts scribble onto paper. One can only assume these are Loba’s hasty messages for herself. The left-most note draws attention to Revenant’s source code ⁠— a potential way to kill him.

The second and third notes seem to back up this idea. Messages like “Security?” and “Can’t be stopped?” speak volumes about the writer ⁠— again, we can only assume this is Loba hot on Rev’s tail ⁠— wanting to shut the simulacrum down.

Could Loba be introduced in a battle with Revenant?

There’s been no confirmation Loba will be the legend arriving in Season 5, but at this point, it would be a pretty big shock. We’ve already seen basically everything there is to know about a character in the code. She should be on her way.

This teaser suggests Loba, if she really is the young girl from the Assimilation trailer, is close to catching her father’s killer. In fact, she likely already knows he’s in the Apex Games, and is just making sure she can kill him when she arrives.

If Loba really is joining the Apex Games this season, she and Revenant will have to come face-to-face eventually.
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If Loba really is joining the Apex Games this season, she and Revenant will have to come face-to-face eventually.

For now, though, Apex fans will have to sit tight. Season 5’s arrival, originally slated for May 5, has now been bumped back to May 12. Planned teasers have been similarly delayed, so we’ll have to wait a bit longer for the next story clue.

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Apex Legends dev confirms Pathfinder grapple change coming in Season 7

Published: 23/Oct/2020 10:09

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends dev has confirmed that Pathfinder’s grapple cooldown is set to undergo a change once the Season 7 patch drops. 

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, Respawn Entertainment have made changes to each character – be it to make them a more viable option to use, or to bring them back down to earth because they’re too powerful.

These changes typically come at the start of a new season, but when something seems out of place – like Pathfinder’s long grapple cooldown that has caused the pick rate of the typically extremely popular character to dip quite a bit. 

With Season 6 drawing to a close, a change for the cooldown on Pathfinder’s grapple has been the biggest talking point after it was changed from the typical 15 seconds to around 40 seconds.

Pathfinder using the grapple in Apex Legends
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Pathfinder mains have been begging for a change to his grapple cooldown.

Players have begged Respawn for changes for some time, but with Season 6 drawing to a close, they’ll have to wait until the new season for a change. 

Responding to fan questions on Reddit, Apex Legends dev Daniel Klein confirmed that Pathfinder’s cooldown is in the works. “This patch!” Klein said, responding to a question about changes to the cooldown. “To be clear, that’s the Season 7 patch, coming soon.”

While Klein has given lengthy answers in the past about changes coming to Apex, he didn’t add anything else to his Pathfinder answers, instead, moving to answer questions about other changes as well as detailing why wall-running wouldn’t work in Apex.

Screenshot of Reddit comments
Screenshot via Reddit
Klein confirmed the changes on Reddit.

On top of the change to Pathfinder, Klein also confirmed that Octane is set for a “tiny buff” with the start of Season 7. Though, he did not hint at what the change to the adrenaline junkie would be. 

However, there isn’t all that long left in terms of a wait to see what Respawn has in store with Season 7. Unless there is a last-minute delay or change, the new patch is set to drop on November 4.