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Apex Legends dev explains difficulty in buffing Revenant

One Apex Legends dev has responded to fan requests for a buff to Revenant’s tactical ability, and explained why improving him is difficult.

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Apex Legends fans have demanded improvements to Revenant’s abilities for a while, and one of Respawn’s lead designers has explained why buffing the Legend is such a complicated task.

With Apex Legends now in Season 8 territory, there has been plenty of exciting new content added for fans to enjoy in the battle royale, including a new character named Fuse. However, some of the older Legends seem to have fallen by the wayside.

Revenant is a Legend that has found himself with some of the lowest pick rates in the new season. This is because of the issues that Apex fans have with his Silence tactical ability, which they consider to be weak.

This led to a response from Daniel Klein, Respawn’s lead game designer on Apex, who explained the difficulties behind buffing this Legend.

Revenant abilities in Apex Legends

Respawn recently held an AMA in the Apex Legends subreddit, and one fan brought up the weakness of Revenant’s tactical ability this season. Reddit user SystemBreaki23 suggested that the developers should give this ability a buff.

Klein then explained that they don’t want the abilities of Legends to become their primary damage dealers. He said, “Revenant’s tactical ability is pretty reliable and hittable, so probably not a great candidate for more damage,” he elaborated.

Another player agreed with Klein’s point, stating that Revenant’s tactical doesn’t need a buff, but the Legend still needs improvements in other areas. This led to another response from the dev.

“That’s what makes buffing him so hard; it’s clear he needs buffs,” Klein explained. “But it’s also equally clear that [his] tactical ability and ultimate shouldn’t be straight up buffed.”

Daniel Klein response on Reddit about Rev buff

It’s clear that buffing Revenant’s tactical to do more damage isn’t a priority for Respawn at this time. Instead, they could focus on improving his Passive or his climbing abilities so that he is able to get around the map more easily.

The developers have also said before that they would alter his hitbox to make it harder for his opponents to hit him. Ultimately, there are plenty of other areas in Revenant’s playstyle where they can focus their efforts.

So far, it’s unclear what route Respawn Entertainment will go when adding improvements to this Legend, since the wrong changes can ruin his playability. Once they announce anything new, we’ll be sure to update you.

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Apex Legends Mobile launch patch notes: Fade, weapon changes, bug fixes, more

Here are the full patch notes for Apex Legends Mobile’s launch, detailing the new Legend Fade, as well as the weapon changes and bug fixes.

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Apex Legends Mobile is almost here, and developers have released the launch patch notes detailing the new mobile-exclusive Legend Fade, as well as the weapon changes, bug fixes, and more.

With the success of Call of Duty Mobile and Fortnite on mobile, it’s no surprise that Respawn Entertainment are throwing their hat into the ring with Apex Legends Mobile. The mobile version is almost exactly the same battle royale that Apex players know and love, but with some significant differences.

One of these main differences are the mobile-exclusive Legends, with Fade arriving in Apex Legends Mobile at launch. The launch patch notes are now live ahead of its May 17 release, detailing Fade’s background and abilities, as well as all of the changes made since the last playtest.

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Fade arrives in Apex Legends Mobile

While Apex Legends Season 13 has just introduced Newcastle, Apex Legends Mobile brings a brand-new mobile-exclusive Legend — Fade.

Ignacio ‘Fade’ Huamaní has returned from another dimension, looking for ” justice and redemption in the Apex Games.” His dimension-hopping suit brings powerful new abilities to the game, where Fade can phase back to a previous location and can force everyone in his vicinity to be “unable to deal or receive damage.”

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Weapon changes at Apex Legends Mobile launch

As well as introducing the 30-30 Repeater into Apex on mobile, the devs have made significant changes to weaponry for launch, turning the Triple Take and G7 into Marksman Rifles and buffing the Volt.

The Triple Take is now more familiar to players coming from PC and console, with the launch patch notes confirming that it’s been turned into a Marksman Rifle that now uses Energy Ammo. Plus, the G7 Scout is now a Marksman Rifle as well, and the Volt SMG has had its damage and magazine size buffed.

You can check out all of the weapon changes in the full Apex Legends launch patch notes below.

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Apex Legends Mobile launch patch notes

NEW LEGEND: Fade

Ignacio Huamaní was the youngest in a family of military-tech hunters. Working together, they made a living “recovering” weaponry and selling it to the highest bidder. As the youngest, he was the lookout, and eager to prove he could handle more. So he took on a contract with a mysterious client, and acquired the suit for him. But it was a trap: his family died, and the suit propelled him into another dimension. It’s been a long journey, but he’s finally back, and ready to find justice and redemption in the Apex Games. He can’t turn back the clock for his family, but on the Battlefield, he is the master of not only his own destiny, but the destiny of those in his crosshairs.

  • Passive: Slipstream
    • Fade gains a short movement speed boost at the end of his slide.
  • Tactical: Flashback
    • Fade’s suit rips him backwards through another dimension, phasing him to his previous location.
  • Phase Chamber
    • Fade throws an activator core from his suit.The resulting explosion phases everyone within the radius for a few seconds making them unable to deal or receive damage.

GAME MODES:

Advance Training Level

In the Advance Training Level, you can practice advanced techniques and weapon handling skills in a free environment. Practice makes perfect!

Weekly Challenges

Practice and hone your skills for rewards in weekly challenges! Missions and objectives will rotate weekly. Complete these challenges to earn juicy rewards.

NEW ARENA MAP: OVERFLOW

Things are heating up and Overflow is the perfect map for spicy plays! Tight corners, lanes and flanking opportunities await you and your teammates at Overflow’s unique POIs. Will you be on fire or get burned in this lava-ish new edition to the Arena map pool?

NEW FEATURE: TEAM FILL

Nobody likes a quitter. But now, that’s not such a big deal. Auto team fill is a new feature that will bring players into active games if another player leaves prematurely. (Only active in Team Deathmatch)

SHOP UPDATES

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Complete challenges to unlock levels and rewards in the Apex Legends Mobile Battlepass. In Apex Legends: Mobile, items are tiered from D to S. Unlock the “Vermin Control” skin for Caustic and the “SOS Signal” for the Kraber just by starting the pass. Along the way, Gibraltar’s “Gentle Giant”, Mirage’s “Graffiti Artist”, “Ready for Impact” Pathfinder and the “Authorized Personnel Only” Havoc. You’ll also earn banner frames, holosprays, emotes, trackers, weapon charms and more.

The Battle Pass also gives players opportunities to unlock Fade. By reaching level 25 in the free Battle Pass or purchasing 10 levels of the premium and then attaining 15 more normal levels, he’ll join the Roster. 

CO-OP CLUB MISSIONS & CLUB STORE:

This brand new feature allows squads to pick challenges they want to achieve together to unlock rewards in the brand new Club Store!

EMOJIS:

A brand new Emote system is coming to Apex Legends Mobile allowing you to conveniently communicate with friend and foe alike.

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WEAPONS, ATTACHMENTS & GEAR:

  • New Weapon: 30-30 Marksman Rifle.
  • New Scope: 4x – 10x Thermal imaging Optic
  • New Gear: Heatshields
  • Replicators will now drop in random locations within the Ring

LEGEND PERK SYSTEM:

  • New visual upgrades to the system
  • Added Legend rewards to the perk system, earn rewards by completing Legend-specific objectives
  • Added a perk planning feature to plot your next move ahead of time
  • Added a perk recommendation feature to help you get straight into the action

WEAPON CHANGES:

Triple Take

  • Changed ammo type to energy
  • Weapon type changed to Marksman Rifle
  • Can now equip energy mags and sniper stocks

G7 Scout

  • Weapon type changed to Marksman Rifle

Volt SMG

  • Damage increased from 15 -> 17
  • Mag size increased to 35

Fully Kitted Weapons

  • Removed: Hemlok, Devotion LMG, Mozambique
  • Added: Flatline, L-Star, 30-30

Supply Drops:

  • Removed Peacekeeper
  • Added Volt SMG

APEX LEGENDS MOBILE IN BELGIUM

Unfortunately, we won’t be publishing Apex Legends™ Mobile in Belgium due to the local regulatory situation around paid random rewards.

BUG FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS

  • FPS optimization pass for iPhone 13 or newer devices
  • Fixed Gibraltar’s shield bounce while aiming down sights
  • Fixed an issue with Gibraltar’s ult not behaving correctly
  • Fixed various textural issues on models
  • Fixed an issue where Pathfinder’s grappling hook would not disengage
  • Fixed an issue that would cause Pathfinder’s grapple hook to interact incorrectly with his model
  • Fixed an issue where players would get stuck in dropships if repeatedly tapping their tactical skill
  • While active, Mirage’s decoys can now imitate Mirage’s emotes
  • Fixed an issue where some railings could not be jumped over.
  • Fixed a collision issue that caused throwables to pass through doors if another player is close colliding with it. 
  • Red weapons will now automatically pick up ammunition. 
  • Fixed some out of bounds areas on World’s Edge
  • Fixed an issue where nameplates would pile together while on dropship 
  • Many other fixes and improvements. 

For more on Apex Legends, be sure to check out our full review of Season 13, as well as the best FOV settings.

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Apex Legends Mobile: Release date, how to pre-register, gameplay, maps, more

With Apex Legends making its way to mobile, we compiled all the information you need to know about it, including the official release date.

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Respawn Entertainment is finally bringing their battle royale experience over to mobile. Here’s everything you need to know about Apex Legends Mobile, including the release date, gameplay, and Legends.

Apex Legends has been on consoles and PC for three years now, as the game has entered its thirteenth season. Apex Legends Season 13 has had a lot to offer, including Storm Point map changes and a new Legend in Newcastle.

Despite all this content, Respawn Entertainment has decided to bring the battle royale to the mobile gaming community, officially announcing the release date and more.

Apex Legends Mobile release date

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The official worldwide release date for Apex Legends Mobile is May 17, 2022. The devs have officially released the full Apex Legends Mobile launch patch notes, so make sure you check them out to get all the details.

If you’re wondering the exact time it will be launched in your region, below is a list of the launch schedule with the time at which Apex Legends Mobile will be available for specific places around the world.

  • West Coast USA: 2 AM PDT
  • East Coast USA: 5 AM ET
  • Brazil: 6 AM BRT
  • UK: 5 AM BST
  • South Africa: 11 AM SAST
  • India: 2:30 AM IST
  • Australia East: 10 AM AEST
  • Japan: 1 PM JST

How to pre-register for Apex Legends Mobile: IOS and Android

With worldwide pre-registration open, players can sign up to play Apex Legends Mobile through the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store.

As the release date edges closer, make sure you pre-register and secure the community some free rewards!

Apex Legends Mobile pre-register rewards

Pathfinder Sunfire Initiate skin and Become Legendary Holospray

There are some rewards up for grabs for those Apex Legends Mobile fans who pre-register for the game. These rewards are cosmetic and will be gifted to players once they gain access to the game so long as the title reaches 25 million pre-registers.

Pre-registered players will receive the Become Legendary Holospray at 15 million pre-registered players and the Sunfire Initiate Epic Pathfinder skin at 25 million.

This skin is from the console and PC version of Apex Legends and was first released back in Season 1. It often returns to the in-game store and is a great skin to get you started with Pathfinder on Apex Mobile.

Molten Earth Bloodhound skin

Further, Respawn also announced that everyone who pre-registers will now receive a free Epic skin upon gaining access to the game to celebrate 10 million pre-registered players.

This skin is for the Recon Legend Bloodhound, and is called “Molten Earth.” Bloodhound is a great starting Legend for those new to the game, so having this skin upon launch is a great incentive to play the character.

Apex Legends Mobile requirements

If you’re interested in playing Apex on your handheld device but are unsure if you’ll be able to run it, make sure you also check out our piece on all the requirements you’ll need to run the game on your phone, including the game’s size.

The game is free-to-play so you won’t have to purchase anything to enjoy the gameplay. However, if you’d like to obtain premium rewards from the battle pass, you will need to spend money in order to do so.

Apex Legends Mobile gameplay

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Apex Legends Mobile’s gameplay will be inherently similar to the battle royale players know and love, featuring all of the same weapons and mechanics. There will be some subtle differences though, such as being able to enter third person.

One thing to note that is important is that Apex Legends Mobile will not feature cross-play or cross-progression, so you won’t have to worry about getting destroyed by those on PC and Consoles while on your phone.

Modes

Apex Legends Mobile will offer players a variety of game modes including:

  • Battle Royale
  • Classic and new LTMs such as Mini Royale
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Arenas
  • Ranked

Legends

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Players will be selecting from a smaller pool of the main game’s Legends including Bloodhound, Gibraltar, Lifeline, Pathfinder, Wraith, Bangalore, Caustic, Mirage, Octane, and brand new Mobile-first Legend Fade.

This new Legend, Fade, will be exclusive to Apex Legends Mobile, with no current plans to bring them to the game on PC and Consoles.

If you’d like to know more about this new Legend, check out our guide on Apex Legends Mobile’s Fade, including his abilities and background story.

Third-person

A third-person perspective is another feature only available in Mobile, apart from an easter egg players can activate in the PC and console version’s Firing Range.

In the Mobile version, players can switch between third and first-person, depending on their preference. When in third-person, players will get a better view of what’s around them, and the camera will switch back to first when aiming down sights.

Apex Legends Mobile maps

World's Edge

For the launch of Apex Legends Mobile, players will only have access to one battle royale map, the original World’s Edge.

However, the devs have confirmed that Kings Canyon will become available in the future, perhaps even during the first season for the mobile game, which begins on launch.

There are some other maps available for players, such as the Overflow Arenas map from the main game. There are also POI’s from Kings Canyon like Artillery that are available in the Team Deathmatch mode for Apex Legends Mobile.

The devs also teased that some new maps will also be “mobile-first,” but, we’ll probably get more information on these later down the line.

Apex Legends Mobile battle pass & seasonal content

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Apex Legends Mobile will also feature seasons with battle passes and challenges. Unlike the console and PC versions of Apex Legends, seasons and battle passes will only be one month long.

There is both paid and free versions of the battle pass and players will be completing daily and weekly challenges in order to progress.

There is also Legend progression in which players can expand the utility of a Legend by using them. This is brand new to the worldwide launch of Apex Legends Mobile.


As more information is released about Apex Legends Mobile, we’ll make sure to update this article, so come back in the future for more news. For now, check out Valkyrie’s leaked Heirloom design and animations.

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Apex Legends Mobile Fade: Abilities & lore

Here are all the details on Apex Legends Mobile’s first exclusive Legend, Fade, including their abilities and lore.

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Apex Legends Mobile is getting its first exclusive Legend in Season 1 of the new mobile battle royale. The Mobile-exclusive Legend is called Fade and they are arriving with some very interesting abilities.

For those unaware, Respawn Entertainment is finally launching its mobile version of Apex Legends worldwide in May, and they are kicking off the first season with a bang.

In order to distinguish itself from the console and PC version of Apex Legends, the devs have decided to bring mobile-exclusive Legends to the battle royale on handheld devices.

The first of these Legends is Fade, who boasts some fascinating abilities and lore.

Apex Legends Mobile: Fade

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After being teased, the first Apex Legends Mobile Legend exclusive to the platform is Fade, a mobility-based Legend whose abilities are focused on aggression and speed.

Fade’s real name is Ignacio Huamani, and he’s a bit of a hothead. After finding and donning the “simulacrum suit” he now wears, he and his family were attacked. Fade managed to escape thanks to the Phase tech in the suit, but unfortunately, his family died.

He has joined the Apex Games to avenge his family, hoping that by putting himself out there, those who killed his family would come for him as well.

Apex Legends Fade abilities

Fade's abilities in Apex Legends Mobile

Fade’s kit in Apex Legends Mobile is centered around his simulacrum suit and Phase technology.

  • Passive – Slipstream:
    • Gain a short movement speed boost at the end of a slide
  • Tactical – Flashback:
    • Go back to where you were a while ago from the void
  • Ultimate – Phase Chamber:
    • Release a phase cage to send all Legends within range into the Void.

As you can see, Fade is almost a mix of both Wraith and Octane, using speed and Phase technology to take advantage of his enemies.

Fade’s Passive keeps his momentum up, while his Tactical can pull him back from sticky situations his speed may put him in.

His Ultimate is very interesting, as it seems he’ll actually be able to send Legends into the void with a grenade-like device. This can be used offensively or defensively, either to help a teammate out or make a full squad smaller by sending one of them into the void.

Will Fade be coming to Apex Legends on PC & Console?

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Currently, there are no plans to bring Fade to the PC & Console version of Apex Legends. Fade is the first mobile-exclusive Legend for Apex Legends Mobile and was specifically designed to be used in the mobile version of the battle royale.

Having said that, Respawn haven’t fully ruled out the possibility of bringing mobile-first Legends to PC & Consoles, so perhaps we’ll hear something in the future. For now, however, it won’t be happening.


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