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Who is Apex Legends’ Vantage? Abilities & details

Apex Legends will get a brand-new Legend in Season 14, Vantage, and we now have details on the character’s abilities and backstory.

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New details surrounding unreleased Apex Legends character Vantage have been revealed, giving fans an idea of the abilities they will bring to the game.

Every season Apex Legends players are gifted a brand-new Legend to master. Season 13 brought Newcastle, and Season 14 is looking to shake the meta up with Sniper-focused Legend, Vantage.

Now, we officially have news on Vantage’s abilities and backstory for Apex Legends Season 14, which is titled “Hunted.” Vantage will arrive when the season drops, so let’s get into her abilities and more.

Who is Vantage in Apex Legends?

Vantage has officially been revealed by EA as the Season 14 Legend. The character’s full name is Xiomara “Mara” Contreras, and she is only 18 years old.

Vantage is from Pagos, a “barren ice planet” that taught the character how to become the “ultimate survivor.” After a near-death experience in a crashed spaceship, Vantage is saved by her mother.

It turns out that Mara’s mother, Xenia, was actually brought to the planet on the same crashed spaceship that Vantage almost dies exploring, and was actually a prisoner on the ship.

In order to save Vantage, Xenia sets off the prison ship’s SOS beacon, in turn, Vantage’s mother was imprisoned once again. Vantage has joined the Apex Games after being saved in order to promote her mother’s unjust imprisonment, in hopes of seeing her freed.

Apex Legends Vantage abilities

Vantage is a Recon Legend whose abilities are based on Snipers and gaining information on the enemy. Vantage has a very interesting kit that provides the Legend with her very own Sniper.

Here are all of Vantage’s abilities:

  • Passive: Spotter’s Lens – Aim down sights to scout with your eyepiece (unarmed or with mid to long-range scopes) and use a bullet drop indicator to see where your shots will land. Also provides tactical information such as Legend name, shield rarity, team size, and range.
  • Tactical: Echo Relocation – Position your winged companion Echo and then launch towards him. Must have line of sight for Echo to launch.
  • Ultimate: Sniper’s Mark – Use your custom Sniper Rifle to mark enemy targets and apply a damage bonus for you and your team. The mark lasts 10 seconds.

As you can see, Vantage is a hunter/Recon type of character with a focus on long-range weaponry. This is definitely the character for those who love using Snipers and Marksman Rifles in Apex Legends, as her kit is suited to that kind of playstyle.


For more on Apex Legends, check out the new Level Cap increase and overhauled Kings Canyon map in Season 14.

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