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New Revenant leak in Apex Legends sparks rumors about Season 4 arrival

Published: 24/Jan/2020 2:46

by Alan Bernal

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A new leak from Apex Legends dataminer ‘That1MiningGuy’ gave fans a full look at Revenant, after the Legend was noticeably absent from the Season 4 dev stream on January 23.

After the events of Season 3, mainly the Shadowfall LTM co-starring the mysterious mech and the mounting leaks, fans of the battle royale were sure that Revenant was next in line to be released into the Apex Games.

But players were surprised when the biggest reveal was that Forge would actually be headlining the launch of Season 4 – that is until new clues surfaced pointing towards a double-release including Revenant.

Forge Apex Legends Season 4
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While Forge is confirmed to be coming in Season 4, new evidence suggests there could be a total of two Legends dropping soon.

It seems like That1MiningGuy stumbled onto a featured image showcasing the Legend by changing a single character in the web address for an image asset on EA’s site.

The clerical leak resulted in a clear view of the red robot holding a metal skull in front of a backdrop with skyscrapers and a volcano.

This qualifies as a leak since it wasn’t officially unveiled by the devs, but the image is sourced directly from the EA site.

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That1MiningGuy via EA
Revenant’s spotlight image that came from the EA assets site.

Now, evidence is piling up that Respawn might be planning a two-Legend release either on Season 4’s launch or throughout the events of the game’s new chapter.

Eagle-eyed Apex Legends fans spotted Revenant in the Season 4 web page, after people noticed that the Legend was noticeably absent from the new content coming to the game.

Fans noticed a distortion in the background image of Season 4’s official site, and a quick outline for the glitched portion of the image revealed a silhouette that’s unmistakably linked to the character.

I think I found Revenant cloaked in the background of season 4 blog. HE’S STILL AROUND! from apexlegends

The way Respawn has handled Legend releases so far has a few members of the community paranoid that the devs could be up to something.

“I’ll probably end up being wrong but Forge came out of nowhere,” Apex loremaster ‘FrozenFroh’ said. “On the devstream, they use black and white for Forge’s Season 4, but in the end it changes to RED… Revenant had the Halloween tease and other datamines I won’t mention… I’m sure Forge is coming, but Revenant might be sooner than expected, and this might just be a double bamboozle.”

The community was thrilled to see that Respawn slipped in a cheeky reference to a character previously introduced in the Apex cannon, but it’s starting to look like players could get two Legends in the new season.

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Apex Legends dev explains why Legends will never have wall-run abilities

Published: 21/Oct/2020 0:56

by Bill Cooney

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One Respawn dev explained why players shouldn’t get too excited about the Shadow abilities featured in Apex Legend’s new Halloween LTM, since there are no plans to put them in the game proper.

Apex’s popular Fight or Fright event is back, and there’s a brand new mode called Shadow Royale that brings players back from the dead as in the Shadowfall mode from 2019, except in your regular BR format.

Teammates return as shades after dying as long as one member of their squad is still alive. Shadows only have 30 health and can’t use weapons, but move 30 percent faster and respawn after being killed.

They can also wall-run and double jump, but after one user on Reddit suggested these last two would be cool to see on a future Legend, Respawn dev Daniel Klein revealed “it’s very unlikely” we’ll ever see that happen.

“I’d say it’s very unlikely we’d ever put wall running and double jumping on a full Legend,” Klein wrote. “We had a lot more leeway with Shadows because they don’t have guns and it’s not important to chase them down (because they respawn when you kill them anyway).”

The dev referred to these as “sugar high” abilities, which can be very fun, but can decrease replayability when they’re used as permanent features. Ironically, he used Titanfall – which did have a wall-run mechanic – as an example.

“Anecdotally, people absolutely loved the constant sugar high of Titanfall multiplayer, but then also very quickly burned out on it,” the dev noted. “Sure, some players stuck with it for a very long time, but on average it’s the kind of game you play and absolutely love for a few weeks and then you’re kind of done.”

“TLDR: Wallrunning and double jumping are sugar rush mechanics that are good in small doses, in LTMs, and in asymmetric combat situations,” Klein wrote, wrapping things up. “It’s very unlikely they’ll come to Apex proper.

If you read through the entire argument, he does make a solid case for why wall-running and double jumping won’t be coming to an actual Legend, since those kinds of abilities don’t really fit with the game’s core.

If you do want to roll around the map like something straight out of Overwatch as a Shadow, be sure to check out the new LTM during the 2020 Fight or Fright event happening October 22 through November 3.