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New Apex Legends Revenant finishers, gladiator cards revealed

Published: 4/Dec/2019 2:41 Updated: 4/Dec/2019 2:48

by Isaac McIntyre


New Apex Legends leaks have confirmed more details on the mysterious Revenant coming to the battle royale soon, including the ghoulish robot’s finisher, and a number of details on its gladiator card.

After the unreleased Legend was first teased by reputable data miner That1MiningGuy back in August, it seems like the evil mastermind behind the game’s recent Shadowfall LTM mode is on the verge of dropping into World’s Edge.

Following a host of major changes to his character’s game files, including abilities and skins in Apex’s November update v3.1, data miners have found more information that reveals exactly how the robot will finish his enemies, and show off his honors.

Respawn EntertainmentRevenant first appeared in Apex’s Shadowfall LTM earlier this season.

According to the leaks, Revenant will have a host of interesting animations on his gladiator card, including poses depicting him praying and in contemplation, pretending to be a scarecrow, and balancing upside down.

More interesting, however, is the character’s seemingly brutal Finishers that have also been leaked in the code, including an ‘Impale’ detail that suggests the Legend will make quick work of his enemies with a blade or sword.

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Most of his code entries depicted details like “lurk” and “assassin,” suggesting the shadowy combatant’s closing moves will be based around finishing off his enemies from unseen locations, similar to his rumored abilities.

That1MiningGuyCode leaks have revealed more details about upcoming legend Revenant.

There was also an image of what appears to be Revenant’s character icon included in the new data. The image shows the legends’ skeletal face with shadowy versions behind him, potentially confirming his now-removed leaked abilities.

If data revealed last month is to be believed, the new legend could be using two ‘stances’ the player changes between, meaning the Synthetic Nightmare would switch between a Regular and a Shadow mode, depending on what’s needed.

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His first stance included the following abilities:

  • Passive: Infiltrator – Climb walls higher and crouch walk faster
  • Mark for Death – Fire a poison dagger. Press again to reveal the target’s location for up to 60 seconds. The mark is removed if the target heals to full.
  • Poison Bomb – Launch a Poison Bomb that damages and slows targets hit. This skill will likely deal Area of Effect (AoE) damage.
  • Death Recall – Drop a totem that protects anyone who uses it from death. Instead of getting killed or downed, you’ll return to the totem with 20 health.

The new legend also had a second set of abilities, his ‘shadow stance’ powers, which have now been trimmed from the game files since the v3.1 update—either because Respawn wants to hide the surprise, or because that idea has been culled.

Respawn EntertainmentA Respawn developer accidentally showed off Revenant back on King’s Canyon.

Revenant’s shadow abilities were listed in the game files as:

  • Passive: Infiltrator – Climb walls higher and crouch walk faster
  • Shadow Walk – Walk silently and faster for 6 seconds. Cooldown resets on kill.
  • Shadow Step – Send out a shadow Revenant. Press (button) again to teleport to shadow. Cooldown resets on kill.
  • Shadow Door – Create a doorway through walls. Lasts 5 seconds.

As well as the character’s leaked abilities—which could still change before release—players have already theorized Revenant’s backstory, and the fact that early leaks dubbed him a ‘Simulacrum,’ a race of robot from Respawn’s Titanfall series.

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Simulacrums are robotic, but, unlike Pathfinder, they have the mind or “consciousness” of a human, making them similar to super soldiers.

Respawn EntertainmentTitanfall fans would recognize Ash as a simulacrum in Respawn’s world.

While it looks like Revenant may be very nearly ready to drop into the game, and an image tweeted out by a Respawn developer seems to add to that idea, there’s a good chance the ghoul-robot is behind ‘Rosie’ in the queue order for release.

Whatever the case, we likely won’t see a new legend until Season 4, in late 2019 or early 2020, if Respawn sticks to their schedule of one new legend a season.

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Best Legends to use in Winter Express LTM in Apex Legends

Published: 5/Dec/2020 12:44

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends’ Winter Express LTM is chugging along as a part of the Holo-Day Bash event, but if you’ve never dropped in and want some tips on which legends to use, we’ve got you covered. 

With the Holo-Day Bash event returning for the 2020 holiday season, Respawn Entertainment have also brought back the Winter Express limited-time mode. Though, some fans criticized them for “recycling modes, this year’s iteration does include some interesting changes.

The mode is completely different from the typical battle royale gameplay you’re used to in Apex. Your team has to take control of the train that used to chug its way around World’s Edge – all while dealing with preset loadouts and enemies who are contesting for control. Plus, there are a few issues with friendly fire now, too. 

As it’s so different, your usual main Legend might not be as useful here, so here are a few tips and the best characters to use, to help you pick up more wins.

Respawn Entertainment
Respawn Entertainment
Winter Express is back, and its as enjoyable as ever.

In terms of the best Legends to use, you may have to switch things up from who you would usually use in the battle royale mode. For example, Lifeline is great in duos/trios, but she’s not really needed in Winter Express as her healing abilities are rather useless here.

Caustic is probably the best legend to use, given that his gas is an absolute killer in the tight spaces. Similarly, Rampart’s amped walls are useful too, especially if you’re camping the train. 

Wraith, as always, is a stellar choice because her portal can get you out of a sticky situation – of which there are plenty in Winter Express. Additionally, Crypto and Wattson are good choices. Crypto because the drone can be used to auto-scan enemies, while Wattson’s interception pylon nullifies everyone’s stack of grenades.

Best Legends for Winter Express LTM

  1. Caustic
  2. Wraith
  3. Rampart
  4. Wattson
  5. Crypto
Respawn Entertainment
Caustic is a tier 1 legend when it comes to Winter Express.

Don’t head right for the train

While the name of the game is capturing the train, that doesn’t have to mean you need to land there. You can easily land just off to the side for a cleaner start to looting, and then work your way over. 

Plus, if you do so, you can annoy enemies who try to capture it right away by disrupting their progress on the capture. 

Additionally, if you are going for the train, it’s best to attack from the front. Players will be expecting attacks from the side and the back, but the front is often forgotten about. So, use it to your advantage. 

Of course, you might have your own tactics for dominating the LTM, but there are some general tips everyone can follow, which you can find right here

The Winter Express and Holo-Day Bash event are set to run for another month, until January 4, so you’ve got plenty of time to hone your skills and pick up wins.