Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment’s legend-based battle royale, launched last year in February. To celebrate the game’s one year anniversary, the fourth season will introduce lots of new content including a new legend, weapon, gameplay changes, and cosmetic rewards. Most notable, the newest playable legend to join the team is a brawny cyborg named Forge.
Season 4 Assimilation
Apex Legends Season 4 is scheduled for release on February 4th, exactly one year after the game initial launch. The official reveal of the season only outlined the upcoming changes and additions, though we can fill in the gaps thanks to recent datamines.
Forge is Apex Legends’ 12th character, and the fourth one to be added post-launch. An overview of the character was given in a recent developer stream. Although specific details weren’t shared, we know that Forge is the first “corporate-sponsored” legend. According to Respawn, the new legend is the “opposite of Crypto” and is described as a “brawler” with a “mean left hook”.
As for his abilities, the developers have been fairly secretive, so we only have datamines to go on. As with all such information, take the following with a pinch of salt:
- Pull Shot (Hook): Short-range grapple that pulls enemies into you or can be used to launch yourself into the air.
- Ground Slam: Press crouch while airborne to slam into the ground below.
- K.O. Punch (High Jump): Jump forward in a direction. Press crouch while airborne to slam into the ground below.
- One-Two (One Two Punch): Bull rush in a straight line. If you hit an enemy along the way, press again to do an upper-cut launching you into the air.
- On The Ropes: Enhances your melee to do more damage the lower your health is. Dealing melee damage gives you temporary overshield.
- Victory Rush: Killing a player with a melee attack restores your health and gives you a 30% speed boost for 10 seconds
In addition to a new legend, season 4 of Apex Legends adds a new weapon. The Sentinel is a bolt-action sniper rifle that is capable of cutting through armor.
More information about Forge and the rest of season 4 will be revealed in the days leading up to its release on February 4th.