April 15, 2024

Apex Legends is transforming one in all its least common characters, and the outcomes are fairly scary. Revenant, who first debuted again in 2020, is getting a large visible and gameplay overhaul in Season 18 in an try to make him a extra viable decide within the battle royale’s present meta. Developer Respawn is hoping he’ll scare the shit out of you when his rework drops, because the staff is leaning extra into the robotic murderer’s darkish facet.

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“Revenant is a extremely vital character to Apex, each to the lore and to the battle royale,” recreation designer Evan Funnell mentioned throughout a media preview. “Since his launch in Season 4 nevertheless, Revenant’s play model hasn’t actually been maintaining with the remainder of the sport round him. Due to this, we see his reputation fall off fairly a bit and loads of his play patterns have develop into fairly problematic over time.”

When Revenant first debuted in Apex Legends Season 4, he shook up the meta together with his heightened motion capabilities and an final capability which gave him and his teammates an opportunity to cheat demise. He was additionally the sport’s first actually scary character—a simulacrum (a robotic primarily based off a human being) that was as soon as a human hitman earlier than turning into nothing however metal and wires. It was once terrifying to see an enemy Revenant streaking throughout the map at you, however as extra characters debuted that had higher motion capabilities (Valkyrie) and a extra helpful package (Seer), his viability dropped, and the scariness wore off. In response to stat website Apex Legends Standing, he’s solely acquired a 2.3 p.c decide charge, putting him seventeenth out of 24 Legends.

Apex Legends Revenant rework particulars

This rework may change issues, nevertheless, because it’s a drastic one which adjusts his passive and fully replaces his tactical and supreme skills.

Right here is Revenant’s new package:

  • Murderer’s Intuition (Passive): He retains his quicker motion and wall-climb capability from his authentic passive, however now has extra horizontal motion, and sticks to partitions extra from a fall. He also can see close by enemies which can be low on well being, and if he will get them low himself, he’ll mark them for his squad. “We wished to make use of this passive as a approach to encourage Revenant gamers to be extra aggressive,” Funnell mentioned in the course of the preview.
  • Shadow Pounce (Tactical): Revenant performs a robust leap ahead that you may cost as much as go even additional.
  • Cast Shadows (Final): Revenant creates a shroud of shadow round himself that protects him from direct injury. It will increase his higher physique hit field measurement, however absorbs injury earlier than finally breaking. The shroud, nevertheless, recharges over time and types a brand new shroud—and for those who knock out a participant whereas ult-ing you’ll get a brand-new shroud, as properly.

“We actually wished Revenant to really feel scary,” Funnell mentioned.

Together with his elevated motion, short-term invincibility throughout an final, and that Shadow Pounce, I can already see how terrified I’ll get when that steel man comes scrambling over a wall at me throughout a late-game battle.

Apex Legends will even unlock Revenant for all gamers throughout this upcoming season (referred to as Resurrection), and for those who handle to finish a number of challenges primarily based off of him, you’ll achieve entry to him completely. It’s a pleasant little present for gamers who don’t spend cash in Apex Legends.

Season 18: Resurrection will even convey a brand-new battle go, add map Damaged Moon to Mixtape (its rotating playlist of community-favorite modes), alter some weapons (the Cost Rifle will now not be hit-scan), and extra. It debuts on August 8.

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