Apex Legends looks like it’s about to start out spooling up its releases somewhat fast. After two weeks it gave us a brand new gun, however from datamining, it seems that excess of simply that’s going to reach within the recreation quickly.
It’s fairly clear that one key to Apex’s monetization goes to be maybe the addition of latest Legends above all else, just like League of Legends. EA, being EA, is throwing each monetization mannequin on the wall to see what sticks. Apex has Fortnite’s rotating store and can quickly be getting Fortnite’s battle move. It has Overwatch’s loot packing containers. And it has the MOBA-type pathway of promoting newly launched characters (although they can be earned in-recreation).
Leaks have now confirmed that previous names talked about different knowledge grabs are in truth new characters, not weapons. And there are eleven of them in complete, which means that extra characters have been leaked than at present exist within the recreation, as there are solely eight reside proper now, six free and two, Mirage and Caustic, locked for buy.
Right here’s the complete record:
Of those, additional leaks recommend that Octane has some type of stimpack-based mostly capability just like what we noticed in Titanfall 2, and Wattson has some type of electrical lure as an influence.
However even when there have been no particular capability leaks, given how Apex Legends names its characters, you possibly can truly make some pretty educated guesses about their package. Up to now, all characters in Apex have names that immediately mirror points of their talents.
Bloodhound – Tracks individuals
Lifeline – Heals individuals
Gibraltar – The “Rock of Gibraltar” implies a robust, protection hero, which he’s
Wraith – Has ghost strikes/teleports
Caustic – Poisons individuals
Mirage – Produces a…mirage
Bangalore – Is a kind of missile, calls down missiles
Pathfinder – All about mobility and scouting
So, utilizing that concept, what can we guess about these 9, eradicating Wattson and Octane since we appear to already know what they do:
Nomad – One thing to do with motion, probably one thing with preventing alone quite than close to teammates
Prophet – Predicting one thing, probably finding good gadgets?
Husaria – Named after the “Winged Hussars,” Polish cavalry from centuries in the past. I doubt they experience a horse, so maybe one thing with wings or flight. Jetpack?
Jericho – Followers appear to assume that is Mirage’s brother, I’ll have missed one thing within the lore about that. Jericho clearly implies some type of wall, however Jericho, like Bangalore, can also be a kind of missile
Rampart – Now this one undoubtedly needs to be wall associated. There’s a wall/barricade mechanic utilized in Titanfall 2 that looks like it’s going to be ported over right here sooner or later as a result of the whole lot else is, so probably by way of this character
Blackout – Daring transfer naming your character after a rival BR mode in Name of Obligation. However in actuality this in all probability has one thing to do with disabling enemy talents or glitching their map or one thing
Crypto – Some kind of hacker character that would additionally theoretically be a Sombra-like potential-disabling character
Skunner – I needed to look this one up, and that is apparently Scottish slang for “a robust aversion or dislike.” What meaning for fight I’m not clear on, although it appears doubtless this character will probably be Scottish.
Rosie – Clearly “the riveter” involves thoughts, so maybe she builds issues? A turret hero? Apex’s Torbjorn?
That’s all I’ve obtained, and when you have higher guesses, I’d love to listen to them.
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