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Who is Rampart in Apex Legends? Potential Season 6 Legend leaked

Published: 6/Aug/2020 16:47 Updated: 6/Aug/2020 17:10

by Calum Patterson

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With Apex Legends Season 6 on its way, and Respawn dropping some major in-game hints and teasers, it’s time to look at who is expected to be the new Legend: Rampart.

The name ‘Rampart’ was first mentioned in the original character leaks for Apex Legends, back in February 2019. However, it was unclear what they looked like or what their abilities were.

Since then, leaks and data mines have revealed much more, but only recently have we started to build up a full picture of who this Legend is/will be. First of all, this image that was floating around about Rampart has been pretty much debunked:

Leaked image of Rampart in Apex Legends
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This was the image most often used for Rampart, but it’s unlikely it’s actually what they look like at all.

Who is Rampart?

Thanks to data miners including That1MiningGuy, Biast12 and Shrugtal, we now know a lot more about this potential new character.

And, in a twist, it looks like Rampart is actually a female character, rather than male. Our first teasers for her are related to the paintball hop-ups which are expected to be added to the Always be Closing Evolved LTM on August 11.

As explained by Shrugtal, Season 6 teasers are starting to appear on the current maps, with one spray-painted ‘All Hail Shiela’ – which could possibly be Rampart’s real first name. Shrugtal explains more in his YouTube video:

The icon previously thought to be another leaked Legend, Nova, Shrugtal now believes is “almost certainly Rampart.”

Nova was a totally new leak that hadn’t been seen before, and there was very little to go on, so possibly some confusion arose. This female character features a Bindi dot on her forehead, and combined with her complexion indicates possibly Indian heritage.

This could tie in with the paint theme for Rampart, as the festival of color, Holi, is a Hindu festival.

Rampart leaked image in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
This image is now believed to be Rampart, not ‘Nova’.

Respawn has now started to release teasers of their own, sharing a voice message, on August 5, that is seemingly meant for this new character.

The brief audio clip was addressed to the “lovely lady Parekh,” which is a common Indian surname, and talks about a pistol that she has modded.

This modded weapon, along with many skins tagged with an ‘R’ in recent Apex seasons, have seemingly been teasing Rampart and Apex fans also suggested that the voice could be Lifeline’s mother. You can find the full transcription here.

The Apex Legends devs have also been sharing paint-themed teasers on their Instagram, adding to the hype ahead of the engineer’s eventual arrival.

What are Rampart’s abilities?

It’s possible these abilities have changed in development, but the most up to date leaked abilities we have for the character are:

  • Amped Cover: Build cover with an upper barrier that blocks incoming shots and boosts the damage of outgoing shots.
  • Emplaced HMG: Place a mounted machine gun that anyone can use. High ammo capacity, long reload time.
  • Fixer: Swapping to melee equips a wrench players can use to repair structures.
  • Cover Fire: Firing from the Amped Cover overcharges your weapon damage.
  • Gunner: Machine guns have increased magazine capacity and reload faster.

The ‘fixer’ ability is probably old and no longer in use, possibly created for a previous version of Apex Legends, before it’s battle royale days.

Season 6 is expected to launch on August 18, so we will find out for sure just before the new season drops, when Respawn starts to showcase more teasers to ramp up the excitement and suspense.

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Apex Legends Season 8 early patch notes: Legends buffs, bug fixes, more

Published: 24/Jan/2021 15:22

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends Season 8: Mayhem update is due to drop on February 2, and although patch notes aren’t expected until right before the update goes live, we already know of a bunch of confirmed changes and fixes coming. Here’s an early look at what the patch notes are expected to include.

Obviously, the main changes will be the addition of the new Legend, Fuse, who hails from Salvo, as well as the new weapon – the 30-30 repeater.

Kings Canyon will also be massively changed, as Fuse’s entrance to the Apex games did not go smoothly and his old friend Maggie crashed the party – literally.

But, the most exciting part of the patch notes themselves will be seeing how Respawn has adjusted the various Legends with nerfs and buffs, plus some of the quality of life changes planned.

Apex Legends Season 8: Early patch notes

New Legend: Fuse

Straight from Salvo, Fuse is an explosive Legend, and his abilities reflect this. He can shoot projectiles from his prosthetic arm, and his ultimate will shoot a mortar-like missile, which explodes into a ring of fire.

Fuse Apex Legends
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Fuse joins the Apex roster in Season 8.

New Weapon: 30-30 Repeater

We didn’t get a new weapon in Season 7, but we are in Season 8. Fuse brings the 30-30 repeater straight from Salvo. It’s a lever-action rifle that packs a punch.

30-30 repeater and battle pass
Respawn Entertainment
The 30-30 Repeater will be added to the loot pool this February.

Kings Canyon map changes

The arrival of Fuse has obliterated Kings Canyon. Original POIs including Slum Lakes and Artillery have been destroyed, and there is a new hue to the map.

Kings Canyon destroyed in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
A massive explosion on Kings Canyon has completely changed the map.

New Season 8 Battle Pass: Mayhem

As always, there will be a fresh battle pass for the new season, which will include over 100 items.

We don’t know if there will be any changes to the battle pass system yet, like there was in Season 7.

Legend changes

These are the Legend buffs and nerfs that Respawn have said will be coming in Season 8. Check out a full explanation and details on each change here.

Note: This is not a final list of all Legends that are getting changes in the Season 8 update.

Rampart

  • Adding 45 health to her Amped Cover

Wraith

  • Respawn say they are looking at changes to Wraith’s hitbox, to bring her in line with other Legends.

Horizon

  • Respawn are looking at nerfs to her tactical ability, but haven’t confirmed the exact changes they’re making yet.

Revenant

  • Respawn have been struggling to find a good buff for Revenant, but are looking at hitbox adjustments

Wattson

  • Respawn are looking for ways to make Wattson more fun, without making her more powerful

Mirage

  • Fix for decoys making footstep noise – this was originally in the Fight Night patch notes, but has been removed and will be coming in a future update, possibly with Season 8.

Caustic

  • Caustic hammer breaking doors – this was also originally in the Fight Night patch notes, but has been removed and will be coming in a future patch, possibly with Season 8.
horizon nerf apex legends season 8
Respawn Entertainment
Horizon is due for a slight nerf in Season 8.

Quality of Life

  • In-game damage tracker added

Bug Fixes

  • Heirloom store not showing all Heirlooms
  • Players told they are buying Gibraltar’s Heirloom when buying Caustic’s Heirloom
  • Legend skins for Mirage and Bangalore affecting aim down sights
  • Errors relating to private matches
  • Players can’t hear each other in cross-play lobbies

Ranked Play

A new Ranked Series will begin at the start of Season 8: Ranked Series 7. We expect that there will be two splits in the season again, with the first probably on World’s Edge. It’s unlikely that the new Kings Canyon features in Ranked, until players are used to the changes.

Season 8 Collection Event

Data miners have uncovered files related to an Anniversary Collection Event in Season 8. Although collection events typically start midway through the Season, this time it could potentially start earlier, given that the 2-year anniversary of Apex Legends is February 4 – two days after Season 8 starts.


That’s everything we know at the moment about what’s coming in the Season 8 update patch notes.

We’ll keep you updated with more changes as they come, and of course when Respawn releases the full patch notes.