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Who is Apex Legends’ Newcastle? Abilities & more

Apex Legends’ Season 13 Legend has officially been revealed. Newcastle will be joining the games with some powerful abilities.

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Apex Legends players are intrigued by a new character that has been revealed for Season 13. Here’s all the information you need on the Season 13 Legend, Newcastle.

As well as Storm Point map changes, Apex Legends players are getting a brand new Defensive Legend known as Newcastle in Season 13.

This new Legend is looking to shake up the roster and disturb the current Gibraltar meta, which is especially present in Ranked which is also going through a major rework for Season 13.

With that being said, let’s get into everything we know about the Apex Legends Season 13 Legend, Newcastle.

Who is Apex Legends’ Newcastle?

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Newcastle, real name Jackson Williams, is a new Defensive Legend that will be arriving in Respawn‘s battle royale for Season 13. Thanks to the Season 13 reveal trailer, players finally have confirmation that he is indeed the brother of Bangalore – Jackson.

Bangalore originally thought Jackson was dead, but no body was found. Once he realized the IMC were the “bad guys,” Jackson went AWOL, leaving his sister and previous life behind, creating a family in Harris Valley under the name Lamont Craig.

Newcastle is known as the “Hero of Harris Valley,” and he has entered the Games to protect his hometown and children from a threatening gang called the “forgotten families.”

Ultimately, this mob owns the town, and in order to get them to leave, payment is needed. The best way to make the money to pay this gang to leave the town alone is through the Apex Games, hence Newcastle’s entry.

Apex Legends Newcastle abilities

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Newcastle is a Mobile Defender, a Defensive Legend whose abilities are focused on protecting himself and his teammates.

  • Passive: Retrieve the Wounded:
    • Using his wrist-mounted Revive Shield, Newcastle can protect himself and his companion from incoming fire while he revives and pulls his ally to safety. The Revive Shield is powered by Newcastle’s own Knockdown Shield, so finding higher levels of this item increases the strength of this ability.
  • Tactical: Mobile Shield:
    • Newcastle creates a hovering energy shield and can control its movement to adapt to the ever changing combat fronts of the battlefield. Advance the line, cover a retreat or turn the shield to guard against a sudden flank. The Mobile Shield’s versatility and top/bottom shield projections give creative opportunities to the tactical defender.
  • Ultimate: Castle Wall:
    • Drawing his signature shield from his back, Newcastle leaps into action and slams the shield to the ground activating the construction of a massive fortress to give him and his allies a strong defensive position. Enemies in its wake are knocked back and those who try to push through the energized wall are punished and slowed.
    • While Newcastle can leap great distances in a single bound with his Ultimate, it is even stronger when used to regroup. When targeting an ally, Newcastle can leap higher and farther than normal allowing him to heroically reach his companion and turn the tide of a fight.

As you can see, Newcastle’s abilities are all about cover and defensive play. The only part of his kit which is somewhat offensive is his Ultimate ability, as it can be used to leap and slam on an enemy, knocking them back while also creating a mobile base for your team to survive.

Newcastle could definitely rival the Gibraltar meta if these abilities are as strong as they sound, but we’ll have to wait for the season’s launch to get a true idea of his power.


Source: EA Blog

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Apex Legends devs confirm fix for Xbox server crashing exploit in Season 13

The Apex Legends devs have officially fixed the Xbox server crashing exploit that was plaguing ranked games in Season 13.

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Apex Legends players will be happy to hear that the Xbox server crashing issue that has been ruining games, especially in ranked, has officially been fixed by the devs.

Apex Legends Season 13 brought massive changes to the ranked system, which pros even believe will make players much better at the game despite the adverse community reaction.

Unfortunately, players on consoles couldn’t enjoy the new system to the extent that they maybe wanted to due to a serious exploit plaguing the experience and causing servers to crash.

Luckily, it seems the devs have fixed the issue with a hotfix that went live on May 25.

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In Apex Legends Season 13, Xbox players noticed that they were able to crash the server and prevent themselves from losing Ranked Points by doing so. This was ruining the experience for others, especially as Apex Legends is cross-platform.

While some believed this was a DDoS issue, the devs confirmed it was an exploit on Xbox and pushed a fix on May 18. Unfortunately, the fix didn’t work, and Xbox players were still able to crash servers and ruin matches for others.

This has been very damaging for players who have been trying to rank up and enjoy the brand new ranked changes, even turning people off from playing the game.

A Respawn dev let the community know that another hotfix went live on May 25 which seems to have fixed the issue caused by players on Xbox consoles.

So far, it seems like this fix has done the trick, as players have not been reporting the issue in the community.

Finally, players can enjoy the ranked grind without having to worry about the game crashing and wasting time in a match that could all end in nothing.

With that being said, you may want to check out the best landing spots on Storm Point, which is the ranked map for split 1 of Season 13.


If you’re more of a mobile gamer, why not check out how to download and play Apex Legends Mobile.

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Apex Legends leak reveals Lifeline Town Takeover on Olympus

Apex Legends’ Combat Medic Lifeline may be the next Legend to get a Town Takeover, which could be seen on Olympus in Season 13.

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An Apex Legends leaker has revealed potential plans for a Lifeline Town Takeover on Olympus, which could be seen in Season 13.

Apex Legends Season 13 saw some new additions to Storm Point, including the Downed Beast and IMC Armories that both hold some impressive loot. Having said that, players are yet to see a new Town Takeover since Big Maude was introduced on World’s Edge.

As well as two new events set for this season, new leaks are suggesting that Lifeline will be getting a Town Takeover in Season 13, which could be based on Olympus.

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Rumors surrounding a new Town Takeover for Apex Legends Season 13 are circulating the community, with some even believing it may coincide with the leaked Collection Event.

Some leakers thought we would be getting a Bangalore Town Takeover on Storm Point this season, but as we already got the Downed Beast and the IMC Armories, it actually may be more likely that we will be seeing a new Town Takeover for a different map and Legend.

Reputable Apex Legends leaker Thordan Smash stated in a recent video that he now believes that we may see a Lifeline Town Takeover for Olympus in Season 13, stating that the Bangalore Town Takeover has potentially been “scrapped.”

Further, new quips were leaked from the game files mentioning a “Med Station,” and Lifeline has more quips mentioning this new concept than any other Legend. This suggests it may be specific to her, perhaps the Med Station is actually the name of her Town Takeover POI.

Apex Legends leaker Ezra-RC also leaked a version of Olympus that is code-named “LTT” in the files. Many believe this could stand for Lifeline Town Takeover, however, nothing is confirmed as of yet, and the map is just the Season 12 version of Olympus.

As more information is released we’ll be sure to update this piece and provide all the information.


For more on Apex Legends, check out our piece on the Season 13 Summer Store Takeover.

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Apex Legends Season 13 leaked Summer Event: Cosmetics, store takeover, more

Apex Legends dataminers have revealed new information about a potential summer-themed event for Season 13.

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Apex Legends Season 13 could be getting a summer-themed event, as dataminers leak new details.

Apex Legends Season 13 has already offered a lot of new content for players and a new Ranked system to grind, which may improve your skill as a player.

Fans are always intrigued by leaked future content for the battle royale game, and it seems dataminers may have revealed a summer-themed event that could be arriving in Season 13.

What is Apex Legends’ Summer Event?

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Apex Legends leaker Garret has revealed new leaked content that may imply a Summer Tiki event for Apex Legends in Season 13.

Not much is officially known about this event, but as Apex Legends usually gets a “Summer of Plunder” store sale, it’s likely that the devs will be doing something for the summer season.

In Garret’s video posted on May 19, the leaker revealed some unreleased summer-themed Weapon Charms found in the game’s files by dataminer HYPERMYST.

There seems to be a Tiki theme in the design of the charms, possessing tropical island flowers, an exotic fruit, bamboo, bright colors, a beach umbrella, and just an overall Hawaiian vibe.

Garret believes this either implies that we will either be getting a summer-themed event or a store takeover.

The dataminer also found some more interesting Weapon Charms that further indicate some sort of summer-themed takeover. One of these charms is called “Nessie Float” in the game’s files, which definitely shares a beach/summer theme.

Not much is confirmed about the event, but it’s clear that the devs are working on something summer-themed, whether it be a bundle, store takeover, or thematic event.

Thordan Smash believes the event will be a store takeover rather than a fully-fledged event, as leaker Ezra-RC revealed that “07/05” will mark the start of an “ALGS and Summer Store.” This date is not confirmed and may change, but it’s likely the summer-theme event will actually be a store takeover featuring new ALGS cosmetics and summer-themed skins.

The Apex Legends leaker also claims that the main cosmetic for this summer store will be a Valkyrie Streetwear bundle.

We already have leaked information on the Collection Event for Season 13, which is rumored to be called Awakened and has an Anime theme, so it’s likely that this summer event will not be a collection.

As more information is revealed about this potential Apex Legends summer event, we will be sure to update this piece, so stay tuned.


For more on Apex Legends, check out the leaked Bangalore Prestige Skin that’s rumored to release next.

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