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.
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.
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.
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Apex Legends players slam “trash” Ranked system and matchmaking issues
Apex Legends players have called out the game’s “trash” Ranked mode, arguing that the matchmaking is ruining their experience.
Apex Legends players have called out the game’s Ranked matchmaking, claiming it’s placing them in unfair matches against opponents well out of their league.
Unfortunately, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing, and fans have been quick to point out a number of issues in the new season. Wattson’s fence is still broken despite the fix that was supposed to come in Season 14, while the Battle Pass has also come under fire.
Now, although Respawn did make some welcome changes, players have slammed Apex Legends’ Ranked mode for putting together lobbies with a huge skill gap.
Reddit user Azrael462 started a thread criticizing the state of matchmaking in Apex Ranked, arguing the wide range of ranks that can make up a single lobby make it less enjoyable for those in lower brackets.
“If I am in gold I should be fighting gold people, NOT F*****G PREDS OR MASTERS,” the user ranted. “You can actually say it’s a skill issue here because clearly it is, gold is the third rank below masters and fourth below pred, now fix your f*****g system.”
Apex Legends Ranked mode, like most similar modes, is supposed to work on skill-based matchmaking, where only players of a similar rank are put together to make for an even fight. However, players are noticing that this doesn’t seem to be the case.
The OP seemed to point the blame at streamers, as they felt that the current matchmaking system was designed to give full-time players in higher ranks more chance of finding a lobby, rather than being lumped together in every match.
“I’m tired of getting 1k damage and 3 kills only to still lose 30 RP because OF A F*****G PREDATOR STREAMER,” the Redditor continued. “Listen to the community and not the streamers because clearly they don’t know a f*****g thing.”
Other comments seemed to agree that Ranked mode is becoming more punishing, especially if you happen to be in the Bronze, Silver, or Gold tiers. “Never seen a game with worse matchmaking IMO,” argued one reply. “No other game made me feel so fucking helpless like apex did, not even League [of Legends],” said another.
This has been an ongoing frustration among the Apex community, and players will be hoping to see Ranked mode’s matchmaking given some tweaks during Season 14 or in the Season 15 update.
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Apex Legends leakers discover Season 15 Legend in game files
Apex Legends leaks have discovered a brand-new character name in the Season 14 game files, which could be the Season 15 Legend.
An Apex Legends leak may have possibly revealed the name of the Season 15 Legend, which some will remember from a previous huge Legend leak.
A new season of Apex doesn’t just mean a new Battle Pass, Collection Event, and buffs and nerfs in the patch notes, it also means that dataminers have a new game version to sift through and find unreleased information.
As always, these leakers have found new information on Apex Legends Season 15, including who the new Legend could be.
In a YouTube video from Apex Legends content creator bobz, it’s highlighted that dataminers have found a Holospray in the Season 14 game files that has Catalyst in the code: “hspray_epic_v22_catalyst_01.”
Back in Apex Legends Season 12, there was a massive leak that revealed a variety of unreleased Legends. At the time, Legends like Newcastle and Vantage were discovered, giving legitimacy to the leak as these Legends are now available.
In this leak there was also a Legend called Catalyst, who can reinforce cover and create structures with “ferro fluid.”
The fact that this name has popped up in the Season 14 game files as well further suggests that Catalyst will be seen in Apex Legends, and it could even be for Season 15.
It’s obviously a long way out until Season 15, and these are just leaks, so take them with a pinch of salt. However, it would make sense to see Catalyst in Season 15 considering the devs have added a Holospray with the character’s name.
For more on Apex Legends, check out why Apex Legends players are calling for the devs to remove Arenas.
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Apex Legends pro ImperialHal explains why players should avoid “trash” Vantage
Apex Legends pro ImperialHal believes the new Season 14 Legend Vantage is “trash,” as he comments on her sniper-focused kit.
Apex Legends Season 14 introduced Vantage as a brand-new Legend, and while most in the community have been enjoying her kit, pro player Phillip ‘ImperialHal’ Dosen believes the character is “trash.”
With that said, a pro player for TSM is not convinced by Vantage, calling her “one of the worst characters in the game,” especially in Ranked Leagues.
During a stream, ImperialHal shared his opinions on Apex Legends Season 14’s new Legend. While the pro has only had a week to get to know the character, ImperialHal feels that Vantage is “trash.”
While it seems like a pretty harsh take, ImperialHal does explain his opinion, stating that her kit is “really good early game,” but “gets worse as the game goes on.”
ImperialHal goes on, saying that “if you’re fighting off spawn she’s pretty good, but passed like the looting stage I feel like she’s not that good…as soon as it gets like to mid and late game, she’s like one of the worst characters in the game.”
The pro Apex Legends player does give fans of Vantage some hope, however, saying that she could be a really good pair with Newcastle, who received some pretty strong buffs to his kit in Season 14.
Overall, Hal just feels as if her Sniper’s Mark Ultimate ability is not strong enough for late game in ranked, “her ulty just gets really bad when it’s against like purple armors and red armors…playing ranked it just seems like I can’t do anything after the early game.”
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