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Apex Legends leaks reveal first look at Loba’s brutal new finishers

Published: 30/Mar/2020 3:22

by Isaac McIntyre

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Apex Legends players may have finally gotten their first look at Loba’s finishing moves, and if the animations data mined out of the code are anything to go off, the Translocating Thief could be one of the most brutal characters yet.

Loba is on her way to Apex Legends. At this point, it’s a matter of when, not if, the young wolf will arrive in-game. We’ve already seen animations for her tactical ability. Teasers for the new legend may have already begun too.

Her assumed cameo in Revenant’s trailer all but confirmed her story would be based around bloodsoaked revenge. Now a number of data mined leaks, focused around her two finishing moves, may have revealed how brutal she really is.

Loba has her brutal new finisher animations revealed
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Could the scared little girl from Revenant’s reveal trailer have grown up into a brutal Apex killer?

‘Point Blank’ and ‘Stomp’ ⁠— Loba’s finishers

There’s only one real reaction to the two leaked animations found in the code by popular data miner Shrugtal ⁠— ouch!

While there’s no Loba involved in the animations yet (there’s no executor side of the finishers, unfortunately) you can still tell how they’re going to play out. Shrugtal loaded up each victim animation with Wraith as a placeholder.

The first, titled “Point Blank,” depicts the defeated opponent crouched motionless. After a moment, they look up at where Loba would be standing ⁠— with a gun, no doubt ⁠— and the Young Wolf executes them with a headshot.

The second seems even more brutal too. Dubbed “Stomp” in the code, the leaked animation depicts the victim dragging themselves away from Loba. She then stomps their neck, giving it a final twist to clinch her kill, and their defeat.

Once again, all you can say is: ouch! With the release of Revenant, many Apex players thought they’d seen the most merciless character Respawn would release. Looks like that may change again in Season 5 after seeing Loba’s finishers.

It is also worth noting these animations are a “work in progress.” With Loba still a ways off, for the time being, there’s every chance Respawn could swap up how they want the finishers to look, Shrugtal told Dexerto after revealing the files.

When will Loba finally be released in Apex?

Respawn has stuck to their one legend per season release schedule so far, and they don’t look like deviating from that any time soon.

There was speculation the devs could shake off the slow rollout of their title’s new roster additions. With the game undergoing a first-time mid-season split, many believed it could also mean a new legend added early.

Unfortunately, the swap from World’s Edge to King’s Canyon in the ranked queue came and went, we still don’t have our hands on Loba. What’s more likely, unfortunately, is Respawn is simply planning their standard release plan.

If that’s the case, we can expect to finally get a good look at Loba in early May. Season 4 will finish up on Tuesday, May 5, and Season 5 is expected to launch ⁠— as per usual ⁠— right after Revenant’s season is tied up with a bow.

Loba's two leaked animations speak of a legend ready to get her hands dirty in the Apex Games
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Loba’s two leaked animations speak of a legend ready to get her hands dirty in the Apex Games.

Loba’s finishers aren’t the only things Shrugtal has leaked from the Apex code files recently either. The popular data miner also lifted the lid on the upcoming Bloodhound Town Takeover, which is expected to begin from March 31.

There’s a possibility that new event is tied to Apex’s first-ever Easter celebrations, but not everyone is convinced Respawn will be bringing a chocolatey change to the battle royale. On that front, we’ll have to wait and see.

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Apex Legends cosplayer plunders loot on Olympus as gunslinger Loba

Published: 25/Nov/2020 6:47

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Loba is one of the sassiest characters in Apex Legends, and cosplayers love stepping into her knee-high boots, but one has really stunned her fans with a masterful piece.

Apex Legends players are drawn to their favorite legends for different reasons. Some like them for their aesthetic and personality, others like them for their skills and ultimates. However, it’s hard to name one more universally loved than Loba.

Loba has it all, from a unique look and an interesting backstory to a larger-than-life personality. She’s also incredibly useful on the battlefield. The fact she can teleport around makes her an absolute menace in gunfights.

However, her true value lies in being able to spot high-quality loot and teleport it to her squad. In that sense, she’s the ultimate team player, and it’s the reason why she is often in demand. 

Apex Legends Cosplay Loba
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Loba has one of the biggest personalities in Apex Legends.

Loba is a popular choice among Apex Legends cosplayers too. They love stepping into the boots of their favorite gunslinging bandit and embodying her attitude and elegance. Like most cosplays, they’re all incredible in their own way.

Sarenji, a popular German cosplayer with thousands of followers on Instagram, recently stole the hearts of her fans with a stunning Loba cosplay.

“I’ll take your life and your loot. I’m exceptionally good at both!” she said, in reference to a Loba quote.

 

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The first set of photos showcases her long braided pigtails with a red-tinge, as well as the make-up, long nails, earrings, gold necklace, and the white and grey chest piece with gold seams. 

The highlight, however, has to be Loba’s trademark silver staff with a wolf’s head on top. Apex Legends players well-versed in the lore will know that it was a gift she received from her father.

In the second set of photos, Sarenji gives her fans a better look at the piece from further back. It provides a more complete picture of the outfit and offers a glimpse at her leggings too.

“A gun is like a beautiful woman. Hold her tight or someone else will,“ she said, quoting Loba once again.

 

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Sarenji didn’t hesitate to give credit where credit was due. She thanked ezcosplay for create the outfit and senpai3d_for creating the staff.

Still, it doesn’t change the fact she wore it well and played an equally important part in bringing Loba to life.