It’s official. Horizon has joined the Apex Legends with the arrival of Season 7 – and she’s brought with her a bunch of gravity-based abilities to stir things up, not to mention a cute little robot pal called NEWT, named after her son. Aww.
Horizon, AKA Dr. Mary Somers, is an astrophysicist and gravitational expert who used to live on Olympus – the artificial floating city that serves as the battleground for the Apex Games this season. Mary departed Olympus in search of a solution to the Outlands’ energy crisis, but her apprentice betrayed her, and left her stranded in the orbit of a black hole – for 87 years. She eventually escaped, and is determined to be reunited with the son she left behind, but Olympus is in a very different state to the utopia she once knew.
Apex Legends is one of the best battle royale games out there, and new characters always introduce unique and innovative playstyles. Will Horizon dethrone Wraith as one of the best Apex Legends characters, or will she fizzle out and be left to find loot spots across like Loba? Only time will tell.
Without any further ado, here is everything you need to know about Horizon, Apex Legends’ newest character.
Apex Legends Horizon abilities
Horizon’s abilities are based around manipulating gravity with the help of her cute robot pal, NEWT.
- Spacewalk, her passive, gives her increased control over her movement in the air, allowing her to move and land where she wants. This also means she loses minimal momentum after landing, unlike other Legends.
- Gravity Lift, Horizon’s tactical ability, creates an anti-grav field that lifts players upward and boosts them outward when they exit. This combines well with her passive ability, allowing her to access high ground more easily, and can even be used to launch enemies into the air or lift a downed ally out of danger.
- Horizon’s ultimate is Black Hole – she deploys NEWT to create a mini black hole that pulls in surrounding players, preventing them from escaping. Legends with mobility skills should have an easier time getting away, but regardless – you don’t want to be anywhere near the event horizon.
How to unlock Horizon in Apex Legends
You can unlock Horizon for 750 Apex Coins (you can buy 1,000 Apex Coins for $10.00 or £7.99) or 12,000 Legend Tokens (if you’ve been playing for a while, you probably have a bunch of these saved up).
Horizon is also available in the Champion Edition, aimed at new Apex Legends players. This costs $39.99 (£31.99) and includes all Legends to date. It also gives players six legendary skins and 1,000 Apex Coins – enough to grab the Season 7 battle pass.
Additional reporting by Dustin Bailey and Jen Rothery.