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Rampart’s abilities in Apex Legends Season 6 revealed

Published: 16/Aug/2020 16:25 Updated: 16/Aug/2020 16:55

by Isaac McIntyre

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Apex Legends have finally revealed the abilities of the new Season 6 Legend Rampart.

Following months of speculation, Respawn confirmed their battle royale’s 14th Legend will be none other than turret-loving Rampart. The Indian engineer, real name Ramya Parekh, will finally debut in-game on August 18.

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Little was previously known about the weapon modder, however. We do know she’s going to be able to fix and build equipment with a new crafting mechanic in Season 6. 

Rampart will become the 14th playable character in Apex Legends after her Season 6 debut.
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Rampart will become the 14th playable character in Apex Legends after her Season 6 debut.

Rampart’s abilities

  • Tactical: Amped Cover – Build a crouch-cover wall which deploys full-cover amped wall that blocks incoming shots and Amps outgoing shots
  • Passive: Modded Loader – Increased Magazine/Heat capacity and faster reloads/recharge when using LMGs and the Minigun.
  • Ultimate: Sheila – Place a mounted machine gun that anyone can use. High ammo capacity, long reload time.

The character trailer was dropped on Twitter with the caption: “The best modder in the Outlands, Rampart backs up her big mouth with big guns she designed herself.”

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Described in the trailer as “prefect for fortifying her squad’s position”, her abilities seem to be about consolidating one particular location, allowing a defensive-minded team to fight off all attackers. 

Her Tactical Ability is confirmed as ‘Amped Cover’ – a reinforced wall that provides cover, as well as “charging outgoing fire for devastating effect”.

Her Passive Ability is called ‘Modded Loader’. As it sounds, she will be able to reload faster when using LMGs and the Shiela, and will receive an increased magazine capacity. It’s fair to assume the logic behind this is that Rampart has modded the magazine’s to make them more efficient.

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Finally, her Ultimate Ability is what we’ve all been expecting – Sheila. The ‘Emplaced Minigun’ will have a high ammo capacity and minimal recoil, but will make Rampart vulnerable while she is operating it.

So there you have it; an official look at how Rampart will play when she finally makes her debut in the Apex Games. A defensive legend, she will use her immense firepower and engineering skills to make defense the best form of attack. We’ll have to wait and see how this shake’s up the game’s existing meta. 

She’s set to make her first appearance at the start of Season 6, courtesy of returning Titanfall 2 antagonist Kuben Blisk, on August 18.

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How to get Apex Legends Champion Edition: Release date, price, skins

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:19 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 18:39

by Tanner Pierce

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The Apex Legends Champion Edition bundle is bringing a slew of skins, exclusive weapon charms, and more in Season 7. Here’s everything you need to know from the price to the release date.

Previous Apex Legends editions have included skins and cosmetics, plus Apex Coins. The Champion Edition goes a step further however, as it will unlock all the post-launch Legends leading up to Season 7.

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This is perfect if you’re just starting out in Apex Legends and want to get caught up, and it will also fit in nicely with the game’s release on new platforms like Switch and Steam later in the year.

Apex Legends Champion Edition price

The appropriately-titled Champion Edition, includes eight items, including some awesome skins, a weapon charm, and more, all for $39.99. While that is a pretty steep price compared to previous bundle editions, EA says what is included is worth $100, so relatively, this is a great deal.

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Players get a ton of content with the Champion Edition, including some extra character and weapon skins, free unlocks, and more.

Champion Edition content

Just by purchasing the bundle, players will have access to all legends that were released up to season 7 automatically, including the yet-to-be-announced legend coming with the aforementioned season. This means that if you’re a new player or you just haven’t played the game in a while, you won’t have to worry about grinding in order to unlock the Legends.

In addition to those free unlocks, the Champion Edition also includes seven legendary skins. Fans will be able to get their hands on skins for Legends and weapons:

  • 9 character unlocks (all Legends up to Season 7):
    • Caustic, Mirage, Octane, Wattson, Crypto, Revenant, Loba, Rampart, and the Season 7 Legend
  • 7 Exclusive Legendary items:
    • “Risen Queen” Wraith skin
    • “Forged Knight” Revenant skin
    • “Hallowed Spirit” Crypto skin
    • “Curse of the Awaken” Triple Take skin
    • “Slayer’s Lancer” Flatline skin
    • “Jaded Myth” Sentinel skin
    • “Emperor Nessy XIV” Gun Charm
  • 1,000 Apex Coins

Finally, players will also get a Golden Nessie weapon charm (based on the long-running Titanfall and Apex Easter egg), as well as 1,000 Apex Coins.

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Champion Edition Release Date

According to Respawn, the Champion Edition will release at the start of Season 7, which is set to start on November 10, 2020, if everything goes according to plan. This means that you only have to wait a month to get your hands on this bundle.

The bundle will be purchasable from both digital storefronts on PlayStation, Xbox and Origin, as well as retail stores in the form of a download card.