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Apex Legends trailer may have teased new Season 6 Legend ability

Published: 10/May/2020 14:24

by Daniel Cleary

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The release of the Apex legends Season 5: Fortune’s Favor launch trailer has hinted at many changes coming to the game. However, some think it’s also teased an ability for the next after Loba.

A new trailer was released just days before the arrival of Season 5 on May 12, which shared a full look at the latest character Loba Andrade, and changes to Kings Canyon.

However, some fans believe that Loba was not the only new character to have a presence in the trailer, after an ability resembling something from Rampart’s kit, a leaked Legend, was seen in action.

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Loba is the latest character to be added to Apex Legends.

Rumors around the release of Rampart started to spread following leaked game files in February 2019, which also predicted the addition of Wattson, Octane, Crypto, and Rosie (who has been renamed Loba ahead of Season 5).

While little has been heard about Rampart for some time, one of his leaked abilities allows him to place a mounted turret on the ground. A data miner believes we may have now seen the turret in action.

Apex Legends data miner ‘Suum’ was among the few who noticed the turret in the trailer, which appears around the one minute mark for a split second, and suggested that it could be a teaser for Rampart in Season 6. The color scheme on the device is similar to Rampart’s expected look, according to a leaked image of upcoming Legends.

“This will maybe be reused for Rapmart’s Turret in S6” Suum explained, revealing which Legend he was expecting following the release of Loba.

Rampart’s other leaked abilities are similar to that of an engineer, with a wrench rumored as his melee weapon that can repair any damage dealt to structures, as well as strong synergy with LMG’s in his kit.

You can see all of Rampart’s leaked abilities here.

When rumors first began to spread about the Legends, many believed that Rampart was likely to be next in line following the release of Crypto and Loba, although Forge has also been highlighted as a potential character too.

An image of Rampart among other Legends which allegedly surfaced from Respawn’s studio.

As of now, it is unclear which future Legend Respawn has shifted their focus to, and if this bizarre device resembling a mounted turret in the trailer is a sign of things to come.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.