Apex Legends new Legends are set to arrive very soon and will introduce another Legend to the roster of Apex Games competitors. The new Legend will be the twelfth playable character to become available, following the introduction of Crypto, who was launched with Season 3 back in October, 2019. As promised, Respawn will deliver a new Legend with every new Apex Legends Season, and with Apex Legends Season 4 release date due players are looking forward to getting familiar with a brand new Legend with fresh abilities and skills.
Fans initially believed that the new Legend would be Forge, a muscular fighting champion with a robotic arm, sponsored by Hammond Robotics – the creators of the Titans from Respawn’s Titanfall. In the cinematic ‘Up Close and Personal’, we see Forge being interviewed in advance of his entry into the Apex Games. The interview is cut short by the sudden arrival of Revenant, a cyborg with sharp, knife-like fingers, who emerges from the shadows and plunges his hand into Forge’s back.
The Apex Legends Season 4 – Assimilation trailer then revealed Revenant as our next Apex Legend new Legend, showing him ruthlessly cutting down guards and civilians before assassinating Marcos Andrade, a ‘con-man and thief for hire’. Here’s everything you need to know about Apex Legends’ Revenant.
apex legends Revenant
Revenant looks like a metal skeleton with a red bandana, but in the Season 4 trailer his reflection in the glass shows him in the guise of a short haired blond man. He’s been described as a simulacrum, which is essentially a human consciousness transferred to a robot body.
He’s described as follows: ‘Revenant used to be human. He was the greatest hitman the Mercenary Syndicate ever had. But when his programming eventually failed, he saw what Hammond Robotics had turned him into: a walking nightmare of steel and vestigial flesh. The return of Hammond Robotics to the Outlands has renewed his thirst for vengeance, and he won’t stop until they’re all dead. Of course, he doesn’t mind eviscerating a few Legends along the way.’
What abilities will Revenant have? iLootGames has investigated the code and found the following skills relating to the upcoming Apex Legends new Legend – however, these Revenant abilities are not guaranteed to necessarily reflect the abilities Revenant will launch with.
Apex Legends Revenant Abilities
Infiltrator: You crouch walk faster and can climb walls higher.
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.
Silence: Throw a device that disables enemy abilities for 10 seconds.
Poison Bomb: Launch a Poison Bomb. Damages and slows targets hit.
Death Recall: Drop a totem that protects anyone who uses it from death. Instead of getting killed or downed, you will return to the totem with 20 health.
If these Apex Revenant abilities make it into the game, Revenant is sure to facilitate exceptionally aggressive plays with his Death totem – and his utility skills will make escaping him even more difficult. When Season 4 hits, players will have to take extra care to ensure they don’t wind up meeting an untimely end, like the almost-legend, Forge.
Apex Forge: is Forge really dead?
Yes, Forge is dead.
We saw Forge take a brutal backstab from Revenant in the cinematic, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Forge has kicked the battle royale bucket. However, to assuage any doubts, the below tweet from Apex Legends senior animator Moy Parra confirms emphatically that Forge is pushing up the fishes, sleeping with the daisies, unambiguously – dead.
Yes. Forge was murdered. He is dead. As dead as it gets. Super duper dead. ⚰️💀 #RIP
On a scale from 1 to 10 that he could be alive, he's at 0.
Hope this helps 🤞
— Moy Parra (@_moyparra) January 30, 2020
Apex Forge charm
In fact, Apex Legends players can even find and loot Forge’s death box, which is in the Metroline station at the Sorting Factory in the south of the World’s Edge map. The death box contains the Steel Cut Weapon Charm, which players can equip to remember the victim of the most disastrous interview in the Core Systems.
The description of the Steel Cut Weapon charm describes Forge as ‘often imitated’, and fans have pointed out that the Forge we saw in the interview has brown eyes, and a scar over his right eyebrow – but he has green eyes and uninterrupted eyebrows in all his promotional images, leading to speculation that the victim of Revenant’s deadly manicure was not, in fact, Forge himself – but a stunt double, a decoy, or a … forgery.
If Forge does one day turn up in Apex Legends, we have some idea of what his abilities might look like, thanks to dataminer That1MiningGuy who has identified the following skills attributed to Forge in the game’s code:
Apex Legends Forge Abilities
Pull Shot: Short-range grapple that pulls enemies into you or can be used to launch yourself into the air.
Ground Slam: Press crouch while airborne to slam into the ground below.
K.O. Punch: Use your enhanced legs to jump forward in a direction. Press crouch while airborne to slam into the ground below.
One-Two: Bull rush in a straight line. If you hit an enemy along the way, press again to do an upper-cut launching you into the air.
On The Ropes: Enhances your melee to do more damage the lower your health is. Dealing melee damage gives you temporary overshield.
Victory Rush: Killing a player with a melee attack restores your health and gives you a 30% speed boost for 10 seconds.
Tips found in the code that refer to Forge include – ‘Ground Slam can be used to destroy temporary cover like doors and loot bins.’ and ‘You don’t need your two abilities to trigger Ground Slam, you can use elevated terrain to trigger it.’
It seems like a shame to have put so much development into a new Legend in Apex only to bury him before he gets a taste of competition in one of the best battle royale games. Perhaps one day the melee behemoth Forge will return to mete out revenge and be the next Apex Legends new Legend, but there’s not long to wait until the Apex Legends Revenant release date.