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Loba revealed for Apex Legends Season 5 and spotted in-game

Published: 30/Apr/2020 18:15 Updated: 30/Apr/2020 18:42

by Albert Petrosyan

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The latest episode of the Apex Legends Stories from the Outlands video series, called Legacy of a Thief, has confirmed the previously-leaked Loba as the new character for Season 5. In fact, she’s already in the game!

One of the biggest additions that Respawn Entertainment make at the start of a new season in Apex Legends is the introduction of a new character, and Season 5 will be no different.

After weeks of leaks, rumors, and speculation, the developers have finally confirmed that the next chapter’s new Legend will be none other than Loba.

Respawn EntertainmentLoba will be the newest Legend in Apex Legends come Season 5.

On April 30, Respawn released a new episode of Stories from the Outlands; called ‘Legacy of a Thief,’ the video introduced Loba and the long and perilous journey she undertook after her parents were murdered when she was a little girl.

Fans will remember seeing her for the first time in the Revenant announcement trailer back at the start of Season 4, as it was the Synthetic Nightmare who had done the killings, and it appears that she’s now back for revenge.

Right at the end of the video, as she’s about to go to bed, Loba’s unidentified assistant tells her “I found him,” and the look on her face coupled with the large image of Revenant that appears behind her tells you all you need to know.

That’s not all! Following this reveal trailer, Respawn went ahead and actually added Loba into Apex Legends. While she’s not playable yet, you can spot her hiding and sneaking around behind the banners on the main lobby screen.

This brief glimpse of her is enough to show that she wears a full-white outfit with some gold trim, knee-high boots, and various equipment at her disposal.

The nature of the ‘Legacy of a Thief’ video and the way she’s sneaking around in the main menu all seem to confirm that her theme will be all about stealth and thievery.

That had already been strongly suggested by the plethora of leaks that had surfaced over the past month, including one that claimed to reveal her full kit of abilities.

Whether or not these all end up making it to the game unchanged remains to be seen, but they should at least offer a good idea of what her powers will be in Season 5.

  • Ability 1 – Burglar’s Best Friend – throw a disc and teleport to that location
  • Ability 2 – Supply for Demand – Hold to choose a type of loot. Reveal that type of loot in the area around you through walls
  • Ability 3 – Eye for Quality – Loba can see through nearby walls for loot
  • Ability 4 – Black Market Boutique – Place a device that can steal all nearby loot.

Season 5, called Fortune’s Favor, is scheduled to kick off on Tuesday, May 12, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC after it had been delayed by a week from its original release date.

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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.