Forward of Season 9’s launch subsequent week.
Apex Legends’ ninth season, Legacy, is a little bit of an enormous ‘un; alongside map modifications to Olympus and a brand new 3v3 arenas mode, it introduces a brand-new hero within the type of “winged avenger” Valkyrie, who’s now been detailed extra totally forward of Legacy’s launch on 4th Might.
As revealed in developer Respawn’s latest Tales from the Outlands video, Kairi “Valkyrie” Imahara is the daughter of Titanfall 2 antagonist Viper. By the point we meet her in Apex Legends, Valkyrie has normal herself a elaborate jetpack utilizing the flight core from her father’s Titan, Northstar, to honour his reminiscence – and it is this that informs most of her distinctive skills.
Valkyrie’s passive capacity, as an example, comes within the type of VTOL Jets, which give her the facility of flight for so long as the gasoline tank holds out (though, fortunately, it will refill over time). That is accompanied by Valkyrie’s Missile Swarm tactical capacity, which may goal a particular space and hearth off a barrage of mini-rockets able to damaging and disorientating opponents.
Lastly, there’s her Skyward Dive final capacity, which can be utilized to propel Valkyrie excessive into the air. Notably, when the flexibility is triggered, allies can hook into Valkyrie’s take-offs programs and whisk up along with her, permitting them to make a fast escape or redeploy “to get a drop on their enemies”. Take a look at the trailer above to see Valkyrie’s airborne antics in motion.
Alongside Apex Legends’ new hero, the free-to-play shooter’s newest season introduces a recent twist on the Olympus map, binding the town up in huge tree roots, in addition to the brand new Bocek Bow weapon, able to inflicting “super harm” at medium vary. There’s additionally the brand new 3v3 Arenas sport mode, plus the same old battle go and Ranked season refresh.
Gamers will have the ability to put all that by means of its paces when Apex Legends: Legacy involves Xbox, PlayStation, Change, and PC subsequent Tuesday, 4th Might. A separate cellular model of Apex Legends can also be within the works and at present present process testing.