With Apex Legends’ 14th season now coming in quick and its pre-launch promotional push in full swing, developer Respawn Leisure has shared additional particulars on new hero Vantage – this time specializing in her skills – forward of her arrival subsequent Tuesday, ninth August.
Vantage was formally unveiled as Apex Legends’ twenty second hero on the finish of July, in a brand new Tales from the Outlands video introducing her as a younger hunter on the snowy planet of Págos, whose mom is an escaped prisoner (wrongly convicted) pressured to show herself in after Vantage is badly injured in an accident.
With the lore dump out the best way, Respawn has now turned its consideration to detailing what Vantage will carry to Apex Legends by way of gameplay, revealing her skills to be primarily based round two core components: her sniper rifle and her bat-like companion Echo.
First up is Vantage’s passive means, often known as Spotter’s Lens. This lets gamers zoom in on enemies to disclose tactical data from a distance – Legend identify, protect rarity, group measurement, and vary – that may be shared with group mates by pinging.
Then there’s her tactical, Echo Relocation, which as its identify implies, lets gamers order Echo freely round battlefield with out utilizing tactical cost. When gamers have discovered a place which may assist acquire a strategic benefit – excessive floor for a greater viewpoint, maybe, or or away kind hurt if want be – they’ll then use their tactical cost to jetpack to Echo’s location.
Lastly, then, is Vantage’s final, which works slightly otherwise to these of different heroes. Often known as Sniper’s Mark, it is actually Vantage’s sniper rifle, which can be utilized at any time with no need a full cost, supplied it has ammo in it.
Hitting an opponent together with her sniper rifle will do 50 harm and mark that concentrate on with a shimmering purple impact for 10 seconds revealing their place extra simply. That marked goal will take 100 harm from Vantage’s rifle on a subsequent hit and extra harm from group mates too. Sniper’s Mark will recharge when it isn’t in use.
Apex Legends will lastly have a chance to place Vantage’s skills to the take a look at when she makes her debut web Thursday, ninth August, on all platforms as a part of Season 14: Hunted.