Respawn Entertainment released a gameplay trailer for the next season of Apex Legends on Friday. Today, we take a look at everything it revealed.
Today is the last day of Season 4, as Apex Legends Season 5 is set to kick off tomorrow, May 12.
A new legend
Just like everyone expected, Loba is the latest addition to the roster of playable characters. The nimble thief will be a fine addition to the game. Chances are we’ll see her pick rate skyrocket as she offers mobility and plenty of loot options.
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Map changes – Skulltown is gone
According to the official description on the website:
Parts of Kings Canyon have sunk, while dangerous new areas rise in their stead. Steal a march on the competition and see what’s changed.
Kings Canyon gets yet another rework, with parts of the map being drastically changed. Skulltown is one of these locations and as we see in the trailer, there’ll be much more underneath the surface. Many excavations and construction sites will be available for exploration.
A new Battle Pass
Just like every season so far, the fifth iteration will offer plenty of new rewards, achievements, and more with a new Battle Pass. Treasure packs are one of the new additions and they’ll play a crucial role in the weekly Hunts.
The Hunts are special types of quests that you can complete for special rewards. What kind of rewards exactly those will be, is still unknown. As usual, players who buy the Battle Pass will get extra rewards when compared to the free version.
This one has been rumored for quite a while and it’s finally coming to life. Instead of fighting other players in this mode, the game will shift into completing an objective with your squad. The Hunts mentioned above are basically types of quests that you can start and then find a group to complete with.
Judging by the trailer, the first one we see is “Broken Ghost” which appears to take place at Kings Canyon but during the night. This raises the question: will it be the old map Kings Canyon After Dark or the new one with a night cycle?
New item – Ultimate Ultimate Accelerant
We all know the Ultimate Accelerant and how in most cases it takes too long to use it, leaving you exposed. While it was buffed from 20% to 35%, it was still rarely worth channeling for 7 seconds.
Respawn is now introducing a better version of the item which might just be the thing everyone needed. We see Gibraltar using it in the trailer to charge his ultimate to 100% but it’s unclear whether you need to channel, whether it’s one-time use and whether it affects only you.
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Those were the most important things to cover in the upcoming season. Buckle up because tomorrow is the day we’ll probably see it along with plenty of new bugs and stay tuned for more Apex Legends news.