Apex Legends

First in-game look at Loba and her animations leaked in Apex Legends

Published: 7/Apr/2020 21:57

by Albert Petrosyan

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Prominent Apex Legends dataminer ‘iLootGames’ has found and leaked an unreleased character who he claims is Loba, giving fans their first-ever look at the expected next new Legend.

As with every major update in Apex Legends, the launch of Bloodhound’s Old Ways event on April 7 added some new files to the game’s back end that were not meant to be released, at least not yet.

Shortly after the patch went live, visuals were leaked online showing a female character that has never been seen before in the game.

According to iLootGames, the dataminer who discovered the files, the character is actually Loba, who many expect to be the next new Legend once Season 5 rolls around.

Not only was he able to leak an image of the Legend, but he also managed to get his hands on a video showing Loba doing some walking animations as well as what could be some sort of attack at the very end.

The leaks don’t end there; iLootGames also shared some details about how Loba will first be revealed in Apex Legends. According to some lines of code he pulled, the character will first appear in “phase 4” of teasers and will be shown on the in-game banners.

Who is Loba?

Everything we know so far about Loba has been the result of leaks and speculation since developers Respawn Entertainment haven’t even formally acknowledged her existence.

Many believe she is the little girl shown in the Revenant reveal trailer, the one whose parents the Synthetic Nightmare murdered. There is a brief moment when she can be seen holding a small figure of a wolf, which is “loba” in Portuguese, the language that she and her family spoke in the video.

The theory is that she’ll be back in Season 5 to exact her revenge against Revenant, and now that we have our first look at her adult form, that speculation is looking more and more legitimate.

Respawn EntertainmentLoba, which means wolf in Portuguese, is expected to be the next new Legend in Apex Legends.

As for her abilities, again, we have nothing to go off of except leaks, but former dataminer That1MiningGuy described her kit as being focused around looting and finding high-tier items and weapons, which can be crucial in the early phases of matches.

  • Burglar’s Best Friend – Throw a disc and teleport to that location
  • Supply for Demand – Choose a type of loot and reveal all matching gear through walls
  • Eye for Quality – Activate hidden compartment in bins for extra loot

All that said, however, there’s no guarantee that Loba will even be added to the game, despite all of the information and now images that have been found. Respawn proved how far they’re willing to go to ensure that their future content remains a surprise when they added fake info about Forge and even falsely announced him as the new Legend for Season 4.

A developer later revealed that it was part of a ploy to trick leakers and their followers and hide the fact that Revenant was actually the new character, while Forge ended up getting killed off before even appearing in-game.

As always, we will continue to bring you the latest news, leaks, and updates about Loba as soon as more information becomes available.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends 30-30 Repeater: New Season 8 weapon revealed

Published: 19/Jan/2021 12:55

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends Season 8 will be introducing a new weapon – the 30-30 repeater. A lever-action rifle that “packs a punch,” it’s unlike any other weapon in the game so far. But, will it be any good?

Season 7 of Apex Legends bucked the trend by not adding a new weapon at all. Though this didn’t really bother anyone, as there was a whole new map to worry about, and the beloved R-99 was returned to floor loot.

But, we knew that more weapons were coming, after numerous sightings of unreleased guns were spotted in dev streams, including this mystery rifle which has now been confirmed.

We first saw the 30-30 Repeater in the Season 6 dev stream, as it lay nonchalantly on the ground for a brief moment.

Apex Legends 30 30 repeater on the floor
Respawn Entertainment
The 30-30 repeater was first spotted in the Season 6 dev stream.

What is the 30-30 repeater in Apex Legends?

The new Season 8 weapon is actually tied to the lore. The new Legend, Fuse, joins the games from the planet Salvo, and he’s bringing the 30-30 Repeater with him.

It’s described as “Salvo’s most popular weapon” and Fuse is seen posing with it in his promotional image.

The 30-30 Repeater is a lever-action rifle that “picks apart the opposition with hard-hitting rounds.”

30-30 Repeater ammo type

We don’t have confirmation yet of which ammo type the new gun will use, but we can make some guesses based on what we know.

In the dev stream, the Repeater was surrounded by Heavy Ammo, which could indicate this ammo type. The description states ‘hard-hitting rounds’, which could also mean sniper ammo potentially.

The other option would be a totally new ammo type, considering this a weapon that doesn’t fit neatly into the Assault Rifle or Sniper Rifle categories.

Attachments

Attachments are also still a guessing game at this stage. Presumably, we will be able to attach some long-range scopes to this weapon, to let it thrive at mid-to-long range.

We also can’t rule out extended mags just because it’s a lever-action – after all, the Wingman supports extended mags – and it’s a revolver!

Sniper Scope in Apex legends
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Hopefully we’ll be able to attach long range scopes to the repeater.

An improved stock and barrel stabilizer would also apply nicely to a weapon like this. However, considering it’s so unique, we wouldn’t be surprised if a new hop-up was added specifically for the 30-30 Repeater.

Damage

Expect the 30-30 repeater to be a high-damage weapon, which will reward you for being accurate – but punish you severely if you miss. We won’t have exact stats on the 30-30 Repeater’s damage until Season 8 starts and players can complete some testing, though we’re expecting it to put enemies down in a similar number of shots to a Longbow.

Skins

The weapon should launch with over 16 common and rare skins, five Epic skins, and three Legendary skins.


That’s everything we know so far about the 30-30 Repeater in Apex Legends. Expect more information to drop about the new weapon ahead of the Season 8 launch on February 2.