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Apex Legends developer responds to Rampart buff request

Apex Legends developer, Daniel Klein, took to reddit to answer a fan’s request for a buff to Rampart’s passive ability.

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An Apex Legend developer took to Reddit to answer a request to buff the passive ability for Rampart.

Introduced in Season 6, Rampart is a legend with a dedication to being proficient with heavy weaponry. Her ability set allows her to throw down pieces of cover that amplify projectiles and block bullets.

Ramparts whole kit centers around the use of LMGs and even rewards the player with a high-powered minigun called “Sheila” that you can use as her ultimate and mount on the deployable cover.

In a Reddit post, user BottlecapYT, showcases her abilities in a well-edited video where he fortifies the Winter Express and wreaks havoc on an entire server. (Video below)

What playing Rampart on Winter Express feels like to me from r/apexlegends

In the comments of this video, Reddit user GrookeyGang484 asked, “Hey Daniel, I just wanted to ask something about Rampart. Her passive NEEDS a buff and I wanted to know if a buff like that for her is possible.

“I thought maybe, at most, reworking it so that all guns that have hop-ups automatically have said hop-ups equipped in ramparts hands, or at the very least have Modded Loader carry over to snipers. Just wondering:)”

Apex Developer Daniel Klein responded to the question, saying that he had, “Two thoughts about Rampart’s passive.” First, he reiterated that Rampart is going to stay an LMG-centric legend. Since this is the case, the state of LMGs will always impact her viability.

Klein went on to say, “Finding the right tuning on it isn’t easy. There’s a tuning level where we make it so strong that it becomes mandatory to find and play with an LMG on Rampart, which I think would be sad. I think there’s room for a little more power in there, but it’ll never be a character-defining passive.”

It’s a possibility there could be a buff coming, but it would be minimal and not likely anytime soon. If anything, we may see a buff to LMGs as an indirect Rampart buff.

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Wraith buff & new hop-ups coming in Apex Legends Season 9

Dataminers and the community have noticed a potential Wraith buff for season 9, as well as some new Hop-ups.

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The new video celebrating 100 million players may have revealed a possible Wraith buff for Season 9, while the latest leaks also point towards some new Hop-ups that players could be seeing soon.

In the celebration video posted by @PlayApex, it seems it wasn’t just teasers of the Olympus map changes and new Legend, Valk.

The video may have also teased a Wraith buff, which a lot of the community believe is well needed since her changes in the previous few patches.

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Wraith buff

During the end portion of the video, a short clip is seen of Wraith entering her Phase Walk ability without much of a delay. Since taking some serious nerfs in Season 5, Season 6, and the current Season 8 patch, it seems Wraith mains finally have something to look forward to.

These past patches changed her Naruto run animation, increased the time it takes to enter her tactical ability, and also increased the size of her hit-box. This was ultimately because of her extremely high win rate compared to other Legends, so the devs saw it necessary to give her a nerf.

If this snippet in the new celebration video is true, this could see Wraith back at the top. Having the ability to instantly enter her Phase Walk is like a get-out-of-jail-free card.

New Hop-ups

Apex Legends data miner @Shrugtal also leaked a new Hop-up entering the game possibly in Season 9 for the RE-45 and the Alternator.

The leaked Hop-up is called “Armorsmith” in the game files, and could potentially level up your Evo Shields faster.

To have this kind of Hop-up on non-meta guns is a great idea as it would see both experienced and less experienced players benefit from using guns that aren’t necessarily the best of the bunch, increasing player-gun variety.

Another leaked Hop-up is the Marksman’s Tempo, which would complement the leaked Marksman category coming to Apex Legends in the future.

The new Marksman category was leaked by @Biast12 and will feature the G7-Scout, 30-30 Repeater, and the upcoming Compound Bow. These will be the guns that may potentially benefit from this new Hop-up.

The Hop-up is said to increase the rate of fire upon a successful shot, a very clever idea. With the new Compound Bow coming to the game soon, this could make for a very good Hop-up to get people using the new weapon.

New Hop-ups does mean we could potentially be seeing some current ones get put in the archive, much like we have seen for the Disrupter Rounds, Select Fire, and Double Tap.

For more updates on everything Apex, stay tuned on Charlie Intel and check out our article on the latest Leaked Legend, Pariah.

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Apex Legends Pariah abilities & release date leaks

Apex Legends have been speculating about the upcoming character Pariah for a while, and some new leaks have revealed the Legend’s abilities.

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Pariah abilities leaked for Apex Legends

Some new details have emerged about a previously leaked Apex Legends character known as Pariah, and we now know what the Legend’s abilities will be in the battle royale.

Apex Legends fans first became aware of Pariah through a major leak right before Season 7. Not a lot of information was revealed about the character as they were represented by yellow and purple dummies and had no description.

Now, some new leaks have given us more details about this mysterious Legend, including the recon character’s abilities, as well as their in-game skins. Here’s everything that’s been revealed about Pariah.

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When will Pariah arrive in Apex Legends?

All of this new information came from notable Apex Legends leaker Biast, who correctly predicted the arrival of Fuse to the battle royale. The latest leak let us know more about what to expect from Pariah, and fans were hoping for a release date.

While that wasn’t revealed, some have begun speculating that we may see the new Legend arrive at some point during⁠ Season 9. However, that doesn’t seem likely, as Biast believes that we’ll see Valk join the game first.

The order of release between all the leaked content is currently unclear, but the fact that there’s a full kit and skins for Pariah means that we might still see them arrive in Season 10.

Pariah abilities leaked for Apex Legends

Pariah’s kit comes with three distinct abilities. Their passive makes them the first Legend able to see enemy health bars and their tactical consists of a sonar grenade that lets them scout the area for opponents.

Their ultimate ability makes them immune to stunning effects and steam. It sounds similar to Caustic’s gas ⁠— dealing damage straight to enemies’ health. You can look at the full leaked kit below:

  • Passive: Aplomb Training: Pariah can see enemy health bars. Pariah is also immune to stunning effects and SDM steam.
  • Tactical: Sonar Grenade: Throw a sonar grenade revealing enemies in its area of effect. Grenade lasts for 15 seconds.
  • Ultimate: Sacrificial Romantic: Pariah activates a SDM device releasing a flurry of steam in all directions but becomes unable to move. Steam causes burn damage directly to health.

Pariah skins in Apex Legends

When Pariah joins Apex Legends, they will have 40 skins different skins to choose from. No textures or in-game footage have been revealed, so we’ll have to wait a while before we get our first look at these.

At the time of writing, four of the Legendary skins have had their names revealed, and they are:

  • Secret Service
  • Lost Archive
  • Phantom Edge
  • Chimera Effect

That covers all we know about this mysterious Legend so far. Hopefully, Respawn Entertainment will provide us with some in-game teasers that reveal Pariah’s appearance soon.

We’ll keep checking for further updates in the meanwhile, and will inform you of anything else that we learn.

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Apex Legends Season 9 teaser: Olympus map changes and new Legend

Apex Legends Twitter account teases Olympus map changes and new Legend in a video celebrating 100 million players.

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To celebrate 100 million players on Apex Legends, the developers tweeted out a video showcasing some new content, teasing map changes, and the new Season 9 Legend.

Over on Apex Legends Twitter account, @PlayApex, a video was dropped to celebrate 100 million players on the game.

In the video, streamers and even e-sports commentators for Apex Legends were featured in a collage of videos, celebrating the huge support of the community of the past two years.

The most interesting thing about this video, however, was the teasers that came with it. Popular data miner @Shrugtal was quick to show off the still images of what was teased.

Season 9 Olympus teasers

In the first image, it seems Hammond Labs will be getting a makeover, as the teaser shows off a completely changed location from what is currently in Apex Legends Season 8.

Furthermore, from the fourth image shown by Shrugtal, it seems Olympus will take on a much darker tone than what we are used to, as it looks like it has been set to nighttime.

We then see Mirage Voyage has made its way to Olympus after disappearing from Kings Canyon. The location of where it will be is uncertain and nothing can really be suggested from the small teaser shown in the video.

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Legend teaser

Probably the smallest, but the most interesting part about this video is the Legend teaser towards the end. Apex Legends’ new Legend is briefly shown hovering above Mirage but is too far away to make out much detail.

The fact that the Legend is hovering pretty much confirms it will be the Soaring Aviator, Valk, which means Falcon. Valk has been mentioned by data miners in the past and her icon was even shown in the leaked Arena mode teaser not too long ago, which looked like a yellow butterfly.

The fact that Valk’s abilities are associated with hovering and flying pretty much validates that this is Valk, and that she will be coming to Apex Legends in Season 9.

At the end of the video, a date is shown, “4.19.21,” suggesting that this is the date we will see an official reveal trailer for Season 9. Perhaps this means Season 9 will launch May 5th; two days after the end of Season 8.

For more on Apex Legends Season 9 and the new Legend, Valk, keep it locked on Charlie Intel.

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