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Forge confirmed for Apex Legends Season 4: leaked abilities and more

Published: 23/Jan/2020 21:00

by Albert Petrosyan

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The first official reveal of Apex Legends Season 4: Assimilation confirmed that the new Legend will be none other than Forge, and we’ve got everything there is to know about the Augmented Brawler.

Respawn Entertainment sent the Apex Legends community into a frenzy of excitement on January 23, giving players their first look at the upcoming Season 4.

As was the case with the first three seasons, this next chapter will introduce a new Legend into the game, Forge, which was one of two likely candidates along with Revenant.

Forge is a brawny humanoid character who received some cybernetic enhancements to his body, giving his already-menacing figure an extra layer of threat.

In the announcement, Respawn had this to say about him: “confident yet humble, Forge uses his size, strength, and heavy-duty Shatter Gauntlets to batter his opponents into submission.”

Respawn EntertainmentForge is the new Legend that will be introduced in Apex Legends Season 4: Assimilation.

Forge’s abilities for Apex Legends Season 4

Unfortunately, in their announcement, Respawn stopped short of revealing what abilities Forge will feature. However, over the past couple of months, dataminers have found and leaked the abilities from back-end game files.

There are six leaked abilities in total, two each for Passive, Tactical, and Ultimate. However, it’s unlikely that the character will have all six, since every other Legend only has three. Instead, the developers probably just chose three out of the list.

There’s also a good chance that his actual abilities have something to do with the “Shatter Gauntlets” Respawn mentioned in the announcement.

FORGE’S LEAKED TACTICAL ABILITIES

  • Pull Shot (Hook): Short-range grapple that pulls enemies into you or can be used to launch yourself into the air.
  • Ground Slam: Press crouch while airborne to slam into the ground below.

FORGE’S LEAKED ULTIMATE ABILITIES

  • K.O. Punch (High Jump): Jump forward in a direction. Press crouch while airborne to slam into the ground below.
  • One-Two (One-Two Punch): Bullrush in a straight line. If you hit an enemy along the way, press again to do an upper-cut launching you into the air.

FORGE’S LEAKED PASSIVE ABILITIES

  • On The Ropes: Enhances your melee to do more damage the lower your health is. Dealing melee damage gives you temporary overshield.
  • Victory Rush: Killing a player with a melee attack restores your health and gives you a 30% speed boost for 10 seconds.
Respawn EntertainmentForge is sponsored by Hammond Robotics, a fictional company from Respawn’s Titanfall series.

Forge’s lore and backstory

As most know, Respawn puts a lot of emphasis on providing a thorough backstory and lore for each Legend, adding depth and complexity to the whole Apex Legends experience.

While Forge’s lore hasn’t been fully unveiled yet, the devs did reveal that the new Legend is known to be a five-time Hyperfighting Federation champion who is now sponsored by Hammond Robotics, a fictional corporation that originated in Respawn’s Titanfall series.

(Forge segment begins at 11:05 mark for mobile users)

“Big personality, he’s conquered the MMA world and now he wants to conquer another world with the Apex Games,” said Tom Casiello, game writer. “Also, the first Legend we’re introducing that’s corporate-sponsored and his sponsor is Hammond Robotics. Are they good? Are they bad? You’ll have to play and find out.”

It looks like Hammond Robotics will play some sort of role in Season 4, so players should definitely keep an eye out for that as the story develops.

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Apex Legends fixes annoying Rampart & Treasure Pack bugs in Dec 1 patch

Published: 1/Dec/2020 20:51 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 20:54

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends devs have rolled out fixes for frustrating Season 7 bugs that makes players face an infinite loading screen and a separate glitch causing Rampart’s turret not to stick to the Trident.

Treasure packs returned to Apex for Season 7, as a way to keep the battle pass interesting and give players something to come back and search for every single day, if you don’t get trapped, that is.

The packs have become a significant part of Apex matches since players don’t want to miss one and fall behind on completing the set and miss out on some cosmetics.

For some though, the packs have caused major issues during Season 7 though, as a bug would randomly lock them in a loading screen.

An Apex Legends treasure pack
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Treasure Packs were introduced in Apex Legends season 6, and now they’ve caused quite the headache.

That wasn’t all throwing players off. Rampart mains also found that, while it was advertised in the Season 7 trailer, the legend’s turret wouldn’t always stick to the new Trident vehicles.

Both of these bugs have definitely been getting under players’ skin, but the good news is Respawn have rolled out a fix for both issues that will hopefully put an end to the incoveniences.

“As an FYI, we’ve deployed a small patch to re-enable the ability to place Rampart’s turret on the Trident as well as provide a fix for players who are getting stuck on certain menu pages,” Apex wrote on Twitter on Dec. 1.

This means that once you log in following the update, treasure packs should no longer get you caught in a loop, and Rampart can once again fire Sheila atop the Trident.

Previous reports claimed that another update had been rolled out to try and fix the treasure pack glitch already, but if you’ve been on Apex’s Reddit recently you’ll see still numerous posts of people still encountering it, and a similar issue with getting stuck on the main loading screen as well.

Despite a few bumps like this along the way, Season 7 has generally been well-received by the Apex community, so hopefully, this patch takes care of these issues for good and let us get back to playing.