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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • 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 update 1.48 fixes broken Pathfinder: Patch Notes

Published: 12/Oct/2020 22:22

by Alan Bernal

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The Apex Legends 1.48 hotfix update has dropped and will hopefully address the troublesome Pathfinder bug that some people have encountered, while cleaning up a few more issues that Respawn noticed.

As the next phase of the battle royale takes shape in Season 6, there’s been a fair few changes to Legends across the board. However, even when the meta is going smoothly, problematic glitches tend to appear at the worst times.

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Respawn dropped three bug fixes in the 1.48 patch, containing solutions for recurring issues dealing with Crypto’s EMP ultimate ability, Pathy’s Grapple, as well as the HUD elements that can sometimes get in the way of each other.

These have all been widely reported by the Apex community, who now hope it’ll be the last time they’ll have to put up with it in their matches.

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The Pathfinder shoulder bug blocked a portion of the screen after using the grapple.

Pathfinder’s shoulder bug

Apex players should be able to use Pathfinder’s Grapple Hook without hesitating, now that Respawn have launched a fix to the shoulder bug that would cover the screen.

His animation for the Tactical Ability can sometimes cause the screen to get clogged up by his shoulder. This would leave players frustrated seeing as they couldn’t relieve the situation by any means.

But the devs think they resolved the issue on their end, though players were already saying the update didn’t really fix the problem.

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Crypto EMP weapon bug

While the Pathfinder bug interrupted people’s line of sight, Crypto’s EMP bug indirectly disabled the Surveillance Expert’s ability to use a gun.

Respawn said they’ve fixed an issue where “Crypto was unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode.”

This would obvious create a ton of problems for people trying to create a play with the EMP, making it a high-priority target for the devs to resolve.

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Finally, the studio changed up the HUD elements a bit, since they saw that the ‘Performance Display’ would sometimes overlap with the Kill/Assists on the screen.

The hotfix patch will hopefully give players an easier time navigating in the Arena. While it’s a relatively small patch, check out the notes below, courtesy of Respawn.

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Apex Legends 1.48 patch notes

  • Pathfinder’s shoulder staying in view after using grapple
  • Crypto unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode
  • Moved Performance Display so it doesn’t overlap with Kill/Assists HUD element in Ranked