A new movie trailer has been released, introducing the upcoming season of Apex Legends, along with our first look at the game’s newest character. The new season entitled saviorappears to be coming to Storm Point with monstrous changes since that’s where the events of the trailer take place.
However, while there is a modified map in the background, newcastle takes center stage as the star of the video and as the 21st character to join Apex Legends’ roster. While we don’t know exactly what the character can do in-game at this point, certain information can be gleaned from the trailer we’ve embedded below.
We start by focusing on what Newcastle is doing in combat rather than the narrative information revealed. Newcastle appear to be able to throw a forward-facing barrier in front of them, providing extra cover for their teammates. In fact, much of what they do in this trailer revolves around blocking attacks, be it shots from nearby robots or huge laser beams. It’s hard to tell the cinematic flair from the actual abilities, but it’s clear they will be a defensive legend.
Let’s not forget Storm Point! Added alongside Ash a few months ago, the new map is getting some boosts thanks to the appearance of giant enemy crabs. In the trailer, we see Bangalore and Newcastle venturing into a newly spawned building full of loot, despite having to fend off waves of robotic enemies once they’ve taken some. Many non-player threats are already scattered throughout Storm Point, so expecting additional threats with this update is not wrong.
Those who have been keeping an eye on the Apex Legends news will have noticed that this new character aligns with the huge content leak that has surfaced on the Apex Uncovered Reddit page. This already seemed real based on the assets uncovered alongside this leak, although the appearance of Newcastle pretty much confirms it.
More information will be officially released on April 28th, so keep your eyes peeled for the latest information on the new season.
For more Apex Legends news, check out our coverage of the Unshackled event, which is currently running in-game through May 3rd.
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