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Apex Legends writer teases new Loba lore after Season 6 trailer concerns

Published: 8/Aug/2020 22:30

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment writer Tom Casiello gave Apex Legends fans a bit of relief after the Season 6 trailer made some wonder what happened to the Loba and Revenant storyline.

There’s been a ton of development as it concerns the High Society Thief and the Synthetic Nightmare’s story which has been explored since Revenant first came on to the scene. But the dreadful, gloomy feel of the tense storyline took a seat on the sidelines in the Season 6 trailer as Legends romped in explosions and gunfire.

While the preview was a breath of fresh air for people who wanted to get back to the fun aspects of the battle royale, it didn’t really have anything in regards to the heavy lore that the studio has been building up so far.

Even though the latest retailer confirmed new Legend Rampart, people were wondering if that meant the interweaving stories already established were going to take a break.

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Apex Legends Season 6 will introduce new character Rampart.

Addressing these concerns, Casiello’s responses to fans on Twitter reassured them that there definitely will be more Loba and Rev interplay, but it’ll be coming later.

“Oh, it’s not over yet. Not by a long shot,” he said in response to an appreciation post for the Loba story in the last season. “Just because they weren’t the centerpiece of the trailer, doesn’t mean they don’t have a role to play in Season 6.”

The Respawn writer even said that players will find out more about Wattson and her story too. But that will probably be a bit later since creating these meaningful stories, “with an ever growing cast, it isn’t easy.”

As for the early parts of the upcoming chapter, it’s going to be Apex Legends like the fans have known it to be for a long time.

“After the last two seasons with the Revenant/Loba saga, we wanted to get back to hijinx and shenanigans,” Casiello said of the style depicted in the Season 6 trailer. “Good old fashioned shoot ‘em up fun. A nice break. But we have big angst-filled plans, so enjoy this while it lasts…”

This is great news for all camps of the Apex Legends fanbase; not only is Respawn taking the game back to its fun roots, they’re also giving themselves more time to really flesh the next phases of the expansive lore revolving around Loba, Wattson, and more.

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Apex Legends Season 8 launch trailer reveals Fuse abilities and destroyed Kings Canyon

Published: 21/Jan/2021 16:12

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment have given a first look at the new Legend Fuse and his abilities in action, plus the obliteration of Kings Canyon, in the Apex Legends Season 8 Launch trailer.

Fuse, real name Walter Fitzroy is the eighth post-launch Legend to join the Apex games, bringing the total to 16 – double what the game had at launch.

As his name implies, his abilities are all about explosives, and he’s a blow-it-up-first, ask questions later, type character. Hailing from Salvo – a new planet we’ve only just found out about – he’s also bringing a new weapon with him, the 30-30 repeater.

The launch trailer, released on January 21, gives us our first look at two key parts of the upcoming season: Fuse’s ability kit, and the new-look Kings Canyon.

Season 8 Launch Trailer

 

Fuse abilities in Apex Legends

Although not completely explained, this trailer gives us a look at Fuse using his abilities, which he’ll have in the Apex games.

His ultimate, which was already teased in-game, sees him drop a mortar-like bomb, which then explodes into flames, damaging anyone nearby.

We can also see him launch grenades from his arm, which will be his tactical ability.

Fuse tactical ability
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Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm.

Kings Canyon

Salvo’s unification with the Syndicate was meant to be a joyous occasion, but Fuse’s old friends are certainly not happy about – and decided to crash the party.

This has left Kings Canyon in ruins – ready for a new Season of massive map changes. Respawn have become experts at weaving the game’s lore into actual gameplay, and this is just another example of that.

In the trailer, it appears that Artillery and Slum Lakes have both been destroyed, but we may have to wait until the gameplay trailer to see the full extent of the damage.

Season 8 launches on consoles, PC, and possibly Nintendo Switch, on February 2.