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Apex Legends writers reveal more on Loba’s abilities & role in Season 5

Published: 2/May/2020 22:47

by Theo Salaun

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Loba is Apex Legends’ newest character, and the game’s writers have hinted at her abilities, story, and how she factors into changes expected for Season 5.

The fifth season of Apex Legends, Fortune’s Favor, launches on May 12. So far, we know that Loba will be released, but not what her role is or how the game’s map will be impacted.

Her cinematic trailer and in-game teasers have revealed two other pieces of information: she possesses the technological capacity for teleportation, and still hates Revenant.

 

New details about Loba

Following YouTuber ‘staycation’s’ interview with Respawn Entertainment’s writers, Tom Casiello and Ashley Reed, we now know some more. While they remained mostly coy, they still made strong hints about her and Season 5, which Casiello expects to be “a real turning point for Apex Legends.”

Many have wondered about Loba’s abilities, skins and in-game quips. In her trailer, she is seen wielding a staff and, in the in-game teaser, her ability to teleport is shown. When asked if said staff would be incorporated in her abilities, Casiello excitedly suggested that it “very well could!”

As for teleportation, he confirmed that she has the capacity to do so, but also dispelled theories that it operates like Wraith’s teleportation: “We are not going into the Void … the Void is safe for Wraith”

 

The writers also discussed what fans believed were two notable visual cues from the trailer: the glowing gems of a stolen necklace, and a sleek stolen mask. Reed asserted that the gems are in no way related to her abilities, while suggesting that the mask could, one day, be part of a legendary skin: “Never say never!”

Satiating fan curiosity surrounding Revenant and Loba’s in-game interactions, the writers confirmed that they’ve worked for months to ensure that players’ “experience playing with Revenant and Loba is as authentic as it possibly can be.” So there should be some spicy quips, at the very least. 

Hints at Season 5’s map and Loba’s involvement

They also touched on the prospective map and story changes coming into play for Season 5. Many theories have played with concepts of laboratories, particularly underground ones, and the roles of the Harvester and Hammond Robotics.

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Hammond Robotics has had a prominent, albeit mysterious presence across Apex Legends’ maps for seasons.

 

Without giving too much away, Casiello confirmed that her “relationship with Hammond will be explored very much in Season 5” – specifying that players will “get to see how she interacts” with the mysterious company.

Further, he elaborated that the Harvester is going to be heavily involved in Season 5 “and in seasons beyond.” When pressed on the teased subterranean laboratories, he held back from confirming speculation and simply asserted that everything “will be answered in the launch trailer for the season.”

So Loba’s teleportation and staff will almost certainly be a factor in Season 5, but her character will also have a major impact on the season’s map. Now we can’t wait for the official launch trailer.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date

Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

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Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.