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Apex Legends character trailer reveals gameplay of Valkyrie’s abilities

Apex Legends have released a short character trailer presenting all the abilities for upcoming Legend Valkyrie in Season 9: Legacy.

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Apex Legends have released a trailer containing new gameplay of Valkyrie, showing off her abilities and even teasing some of the new Arena maps.

In light of the new Apex Legends season, Legacy, Respawn Entertainment has finally revealed gameplay of Valkyrie’s abilities and some details on her background, and even new clips of the Arena maps.

Even though the video is short, it answers many players’ queries surrounding the limitations of her abilities and how players will be using her.

Apex Legends Valkyrie trailer

As fans found out in the Northstar Stories of the Outlands short, Valkyrie, or Kairi Imahara, is the 30-year-old daughter of famous Apex Predator pilot, Viper. Her new character trailer shows off what her dad’s altered Northstar Titan jetpack can do.

Valkyrie abilities

  • Passive: VTOL Jets – Press Jump while in the air to engage jetpack. You can switch between hold and toggle in the options menu.
  • Tactical: Missile Swarm – Fire a swarm of mini-rockets that damage and disorient the enemy.
  • Ultimate: Skyward Dive – Press once to prepare for launch. Teammates can interact with Valkyrie to join the launch. Press again to launch into the air and skydive.

Apex Legends Valkyrie VTOL Jets

VTOL Jets

In the character trailer, the VTOL Jets are shown, and it seems they will limit how much you can do while they are active. While Valkyrie is hovering, an animation is shown whereby her hands are occupied controlling the jets.

During this animation, it seems Valkyrie is unable to shoot or throw grenades. However, as soon as Valkyrie lets go of her jets and the player begins falling, there is a chance to pull your gun out and fire.

During this sequence where Valkyrie’s VTOL Jets are in action, the video shows her dodging Gibraltar’s ultimate, showing how useful her passive will be in countering area of damage ultimates like the Defensive Bombardment, Fuse’s Motherlode, and Bangalore’s Rolling Thunder.

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Missile Swarm

The Missile Swarm is then shown next, presenting the most effective ways to use it. Firstly, Valkyrie is shown flying towards Rampart, who has her shields up and Shiela placed.

Usually, Rampart is difficult to deal with when she has her shields set up. However, Valkyrie glides over, places the Missile Swarm on the barricaded Rampart, giving her enough time to swoop in and get over the shields.

The Missile Swarm is then shown again towards the end of the video, where Valkyrie uses it mid-air. The Missile Swarm is the only exception to Valkyrie’s VTOL Jets as she can place and fire it at the same time as hovering.

Valkyrie hovers above Fuse in the trailer, uses the Missile Swarm to stun him, and finishes him with a well-placed Bocek Bow shot while falling from the sky after deactivating her jets. It seems her Missile Swarm will be used more like a stun than damage ability, giving Valkyrie time to get off her shots.

Apex Legends Valkyrie Skyward Dive

Apex Legends Valyrie Skyward Dive

Skyward Dive is Valkyrie’s ultimate ability that allows her and the squad to fly up and rotate much like a redeploy balloon.

The trailer showed players what to expect from the ultimate in terms of animations and the situations in which Valkyrie can use it.

Skyward Dive can be used aggressively or defensively. Whether you are in a sticky situation or you need to hunt someone down, use the ultimate to fly up and redeploy to a different position.

As well as all of this we also got to see some further details of the new Arena maps and Infested Olympus.

Check out the trailer for yourself to see the abilities of Valkyrie in action and also get a sneak peek at the upcoming maps in Apex Legends Legacy.

For more on Apex Legends, keep in locked on Charlie INTEL and check out our article on Olympus’ new POI, the Icarus.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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Apex Legends dev responds to Season 9 triggering ‘the fear of glitter’

An Apex Legends player with ‘sparkalaphobia’ and epilepsy can’t play Season 9, and devs said they’re taking the issue seriously.

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After an Apex Legends player with ‘sparkalaphobia’ – the fear of glitter – and epilepsy explained how the new Bocek Bow prevents them from playing Season 9, a dev said they’re taking the issue seriously.

An Apex Legends player has long been suffering from ‘sparkalaphobia,’ the fear of glitter, but it’s come to a head after the Bocek Bow has triggered epileptic seizures. In a Reddit post on May 6, the player explained to Respawn Entertainment that Season 9 is the first season they “can’t truly play,” as the Bocek Bow’s arrows shimmer in a way that triggers their epilepsy.

Sparkalaphobia is defined as the fear of glitter, but for Reddit user sky-m1n, it’s their epilepsy that gives them the fear. “It’s not the glitter I’m afraid of,” described sky-m1n. “But the overexposure of light that’s the issue.”

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In a Reddit post explaining the problem to Apex’s devs, they said, “I can stare at a static image no problem, give me a white noise channel and I’m fine, Christmas ornament sure too, but once you flicker a halogen while it rotates, the reflections start to hurt.”

sky-m1n then described how when a seizure is triggered, you get a “sudden tense sensation rushing behind your skull,” a burning image in your eyes, and a “snapping of your neck from the jerk.”

“Then it hits you, brain.exe gets deleted and you stare into the abyss as if blindness took over,” they continued. “The worst is that with brain.exe dead, your body can forget to breathe and you drown in lifelessness until it all comes back. That’s what scares me.”

Apex Legends Bocek bow

How this relates to Apex Legends Season 9 is the Bocek Bow’s arrows shimmer with a pulsing yellow light when they’re on the ground or embedded in a surface. “I feel uneasy, the pulse gets under my skin and the more arrows there are, the more uncomfortable it becomes,” sky-m1n described.

It sometimes gets to the point that sky-m1n has to force close the game and cradle themself as they “can feel like an epileptic seizure coming.”

The post received a ton of attention on Reddit, and Respawn Entertainment’s director of comms, Ryan K. Rigney, responded to the thread. He said “never even heard of this before, but I think we ought to take it seriously. Letting the team know.”

Hopefully the devs are quick to address this issue so that sky-m1n and other players with epilepsy can continue to enjoy Apex Legends in Season 9.

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Unreleased Apex Legends Legacy Valkyrie skins revealed by dataminers

Apex Legends Season 9: legacy saw the introduction of new Legend, Valkyrie and dataminers have already found some new recolors for her skins.

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Apex Legends’ newest addition hasn’t been out for long, as the Legacy update was released on May 4th. However, dataminers have still managed to find further upcoming content for the new character, including some interesting recolors of some Apex Legends Valkyrie skins.

Since the release of Season 9: Legacy, players have been enjoying the new content for Apex Legends, like the new Arenas mode, Infested Olympus, and the Bocek Bow.

Apart from the server issues on release day, the latest Legend, Valkyrie, has been available for fans to experience, bringing a new dimension to the game’s roster. Dataminers have been quick to explore the new code, revealing some of the new Legends’ upcoming skin recolors.

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The new update has allowed dataminers to provide fans with some interesting insights into upcoming Apex Legends content. They have revealed two future events, Origins and Arenas Flash, and presented 3 new recolors for Valkyrie’s base skins.

Apex Legends Valkyrie skins & recolors

Dataminer @Shrugtal is the one responsible for these new leaks, as well as the Revenant heirloom that was also revealed recently.

The skin recolors revealed are for these base Legendary skins:

  • Military Grade
  • Assure Blessing
  • Titan Tested

When will the recolors come out?

It’s unsure when players will be able to purchase these recolors, especially as these are just leaks and anything datamined is subject to change, as it has not yet been announced or revealed by Respawn Entertainment in an official capacity.

However, we know that skin recolors are usually available to purchase in the exclusive store with Legend Tokens if you have the correct base skin.

For more information on Valkyries Legendary and Epic skins, check out our article detailing them and all of the exciting looks that they will be bringing to the battle royale game for the latest character to join its roster.

For more on Apex Legends, stay updated via Charlie INTEL and check out our article on the new option to report players for “smurfing.”

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Apex Legends devs address Season 9 loot issues

Various Apex Legends players have noticed some issues with the loot following the Season 9 update, and Respawn have responded to this.

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While Apex Legends Season 9 brought a ton of new content to the battle royale, it also faced major server outages and various problems with in-game loot that Respawn Entertainment is investigating.

The Apex Legends Legacy update added a huge amount of new content being to the game. The update brought a brand-new battle pass, a new Legend named Valkyrie3v3 mode Arena, and a host of patch notes.

However, it also brought a host of server issues that kept players from logging into the battle royale. Now, there are other problems with the in-game loot, and Respawn Entertainment is looking into it.

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Popular streamer Daltoosh discussed the Legacy update on Twitter and pointed out a notable decrease in the number of in-game backpacks and rare armors. Many of the commenters claimed to have noticed the same thing.

This led to a response from Apex Legends’ Producer, Josh Medina, who reassured fans that he’d have “folks check out the loot.” Respawn made very various changes to the loot pool due to the new starter kits.

The new kits will spawn you in with a level 1 shield, knockdown shield, and helmet, along with two syringes and two shield cells. The level 1 armor has been made much rarer, while level 1 helmets and knockdown shields have been removed.

It’s possible that this may have caused some unintentional changes to the in-game backpacks and the frequency of higher shield levels as well.

Unfortunately, players of the battle royale will have to put up with this problem in Apex Legends Season 9 until a fix is found. That said, it’s at least encouraging to hear that the developers are aware of it and are working on a solution.

For more on Apex Legends, stay updated on Charlie INTEL and check out our article on all the weapon buffs and nerfs for the Legacy update or how dataminers have uncovered an upcoming Flash Event for the new Arenas game mode.

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