Apex Legends new Legends are set to arrive in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale every few months, but who is the next Legend? Apex Legend’s collection of misfits has already captured the hearts of many thanks to their unique abilities and distinctive personalities, but the new and unknown will always prove more exciting. Respawn has stuffed plenty of subtle hints and easter eggs into Apex Legends’ map. The newly welcomed Octane had a few teases of his own – such as a newspaper clipping – not to mention plenty of leaks, before he was introduced alongside the season one battle pass.
Unfortunately, Apex Legends isn’t as packed with lore and story cinematics for fans to unpick as with games like Overwatch, which means there’s less information to go on. On top of that, while various leaks have revealed a few future characters, it’s likely that a lot of these datamines are showing off little more than concept art. As the game is quite early into its life cycle, we also don’t know if Respawn may release multiple heroes all at once, though if Overwatch is anything to go by, that’s unlikely.
Regardless, we’ve been exploring Kings Canyon for tips and clues while keeping abreast of all the latest news and leaks. So without further adieu, here’s everything that’s known about future new Apex Legends characters.
Apex Legends Wattson
So when will we meet the next Apex Legend? While a release date isn’t certain, we know it’ll be before the start of season two. Thanks to a slip up from Sony, we know that one more character is planned to release over the next 12 weeks. As to who that may be, all the signs are currently pointing toward a character called Wattson. The mysterious Legend has appeared in promotional content already, such as a newspaper clipping and in the original gameplay trailer alongside a very blurred Octane.
According to datamined leaks, Wattson’s abilities will revolve around tesla traps that work like electricity walls. Apart from that, all we know about Wattson is that she has ties with some of the game’s guns, as her name appears on them. That may not influence her abilities, but it may provide some context to her overall character.
Apex Legends Wattson release date
If Wattson’s does launch mid-season we could expect to see her early May. It’s hard to say when we’ll get our next Legend after Wattson, as we’ve yet to see Respawn establish a reliable release schedule. It currently stands to reason that we’ll get a new character at the start of every season, which means that the next Legend after Wattson could be coming in June.
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Datamined Apex Legends
Datamines have also dug up character art and ability filenames for several other pending Legends. As to who these future characters could be, we’ve got a list of nine potential Legends to pick from. A Twitter user called Shrugtal claims to have dug up images that represent all of the upcoming heroes, which they found in the game files. A lot of them are, however, not complete. Thanks to ApexLeaksNews, though, we also have their potential names, which are; Crypto, Husaria, Jericho, Nomad, Prophet, Rampart, Rosie, Skunner, and Wattson. Twitter user Frozenfroh put all of the info into a mock up image, which you can see above.
It should be noted, however, that these are leaks and are not guaranteed to happen. In response to those leaks, a Respawn spokesperson took to Reddit to confirm that “there’s stuff in there that is very old, or things we’ve tried in the past and cut… finding this stuff by no means confirms that it’ll ever come out.”
And there you have it, when you can expect new Apex Legends Legends and when they could be coming out. A lot can change in Respawn’s approach, but if its past behaviour is anything to go on, then we should hopefully get a new hero at the start of each season and maybe another in-between.