Ahead of Season 9’s launch next week.
Apex Legends’ ninth season, Legacy, is a little a huge ‘un; along with map modifications to Olympus and a brand-new 3v3 arenas mode, it presents a new hero in the type of “winged avenger” Valkyrie, who’s now been detailed better ahead of Legacy’s launch on fourth May.
As exposed in designer Respawn’s current Stories from the Outlands video, Kairi “Valkyrie” Imahara is the child of Titanfall 2 villain Viper. By the time we satisfy her in Apex Legends, Valkyrie has actually made herself an elegant jetpack utilizing the flight core from her dad’s Titan, Northstar, to honour his memory – and it’s this that notifies the majority of her distinct capabilities.
Valkyrie’s passive capability, for example, can be found in the type of VTOL Jets, which offer her the power of flight for as long as the fuel tank holds out (although, thankfully, it’ll fill up with time). That’s accompanied by Valkyrie’s Missile Swarm tactical capability, which can target a particular location and fire off a barrage of mini-rockets efficient in destructive and disorientating challengers.
Finally, there’s her Skyward Dive supreme capability, which can be utilized to move Valkyrie high into the air. Notably, when the capability is set off, allies can hook into Valkyrie’s liftoffs systems and blend up with her, permitting them to make a fast escape or redeploy “to get a drop on their opponents”. Check out the trailer above to see Valkyrie’s air-borne shenanigans in action.
Alongside Apex Legends’ brand-new hero, the free-to-play shooter’s most current season presents a fresh twist on the Olympus map, binding the city up in enormous tree roots, in addition to the brand-new Bocek Bow weapon, efficient in causing “significant damage” at medium variety. There’s likewise the brand-new 3v3 Arenas video game mode, plus the normal fight pass and Ranked season refresh.
Players will have the ability to put all that through its speeds when Apex Legends: Legacy pertains to Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and PC next Tuesday, fourth May. A different mobile variation of Apex Legends is likewise presently going through screening.