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Who is Revenant in Apex Legends? Leaked abilities and lore

by Calum Patterson

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Revenant is one of the most mysterious characters in Apex Legends, but thanks to various leaks, we know a bit more than we probably should about them, and their potential future role as a playable legend.

First leaked back in August by reputable data miner That1MiningGuy, Revenant is unlike any other legend in the game, for a number of reasons.

After being leaked, Revenant was actually added to Apex Legends officially, but not as we expected – as the creepy evil mastermind behind the Shadowfall LTM mode.

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Respawn Entertainment
Revenant spotted in the Shadowfall LTM trailer.

Revenant's abilities

What makes Revenant stand out among all the other legends is a unique stance system, which grants the character two separate sets of abilities.

His first stance is just the 'regular stance', which has 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.

Next, Revenant has a 'shadow stance', which comes with the same passive but a different set of abilities.

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

That1MiningGuy's video was the first to find these leaked abilities and stances:


Who is Revenant?

Although we know the tentative abilities (which are, as always, subject to change in development), the backstory to Revenant is still rather mysterious.

The game files describe the character as a "Nightmare Simulacrum", which Titanfall 2 fans will know as characters like 'Ash'. 

These characters are robotic, but, unlike Pathfinder, they have the mind or "consciousness" of a human, making them super soldiers of a kind.

Respawn Entertainment
Respawn Entertainment
Ash in Titanfall 2 is a 'simulacrum'.


When is Revenant coming to Apex Legends?

The next legend we expect to see added to the game is Rosie (a.k.a Loba), as she is apparently the most far along in development.

However, a Respawn developer actually tweeted this image, which shows Revenant on the banner in Kings Canyon, shortly before the Shadowfall LTM was added.

Respawn Entertainment
Respawn Entertainment
Revenant can be seen on the Legend banner in Kings Canyon.

Considering Revenant has now been spotted in Apex officially, thanks to the Shadowfall LTM, it's possible that plans have changed, and that it may the next addition.

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