Apex Legends Season 4 announced alongside new character25th January 2020
Respawn’s popular Apex Legends has announced its fourth season – and it comes with a new character known as ‘Forge’.
The latest competitor in the free-to-play battle royale is a famed person, within the game’s lore. The brutish looking brawler is a five-time ‘Hyper Fighting Federation’ champion.
After asserting his dominance through various hand-to-hand combat tournaments, he is now looking to enter the Apex Games.
To add to his persona, he is the first champion to be sponsored (again, within game lore) by Hammond Robotics.
Fans may recall this is the company which created the Titan Mechs (from fellow Respawn-developed Titanfall) alongside other robots found in Apex Legends such as Pathfinder.
The new hero will arrive at the same time as the anticipated Season 4 – set for release on February 4.
While both Forge and the upcoming iteration of the Apex Games has been announced, details on how the new character will play remain unknown.
Every playable character – which is now 12 with Forge – has their own unique abilities and specials which can be used for an edge over opponents and even twinned with fellow player’s skill sets.
The third season introduced a brand new map, deviating from the traditional King’s Canyon fans had become acquainted with.
The former battle site is reportedly making a comeback too, though not until a later date. It briefly made a reappearance this season at night time with the limited-time mode which also introduced ‘Revenant’.
Season 4 will be split into two halves with the first having the current map ‘World’s Edge’ in rotation with the latter half being the original.
The ‘Sentinel’ sniper rifle will be the latest weapon available to players, and it comes with a ‘charge mechanic’. The developers state this is the first-of-its-kind to boast such a mechanic, meaning it will be different to how the Charge Rifle currently works.
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