While we here at SQUAD were busy with… other things, Apex Legends’ Season 6 trailer dropped and gave us a lot. It’s short and sweet, clocking in at just over a minute – but it’s just as chaotic as previous trailers.
First off, they did my boy Octane dirty – showing him losing a leg even though I’m still reeling from him losing them both during the Season 5 questline.
Second off, we have our next Legend! Her name is Rampart and she comes with a cute little minigun named Sheila. It looks like Sheila can be mounted – not like that – as seen in the part of the trailer where Rampart is absolutely decimating the battlefield. Details are scarce at the moment, so we’ll wait to see more.
Sheila is a gun, and guns should not be considered cute under any circumstance. They are lethal weapons and should be treated as such.
New map? Cool new features? More money-dumps!
Something peculiar caught my eye: the giant shields that Bangalore is shooting from. These are either a new map feature or part of Rampart’s kit. It looks like a one-way shield, which can be shot through by the squad, but deflects bullets from anyone else. It looks like it may even power-up shots that go through it, like Baptiste’s Amplification Matrix in Overwatch.
This could be where the “boosted” part comes in, as Respawn thinks all Apex Legends players are secretly boosted and will be giving them boosted rounds to help them play better.
The trailer also showed the giant rocket which will supposedly take us to the new Apex Legends map in Season 6. What effect that’ll have we’re not sure, but it’s a big ol’ Hammond rocket, and everyone knows how much we hate Hammond.
We’re also getting a new battle pass of course, with a new feature called “holo-sprays” which sounds awesome. Realistically they’re just sprays, like any other battle royale has, but I have to hope that they’re cooler. Speaking of new features – we’re also getting crafting apparently. Which sounds great and gives players a way to get new loot without gunning down anything that moves. Hopefully this doesn’t promote a bigger vulture culture than we already have, but I sadly know it will.
And last but not least, we get a new gun! It’s the Volt SMG, a new energy gun. If you’ve played Titanfall 2 then you know what’s up. We may also get a Caustic heirloom, but you didn’t hear it from me.
GIVE ME MORE
At the moment, the website doesn’t say anything about a Season 6 questline. But if Respawn hopes to continue the hype surrounding the Broken Ghost then they better. And that’s a threat. There are still so many questions left unanswered. Maybe we’ve already reached Olympus, and that big ass rocket is just there for something completely different that I’ll have to explore and speculate on like a crazy-person two weeks from now.
I’m hoping that the new Season 6 quests will feature more in terms of gameplay. They were fun and all, but ultimately were really short and were just the same thing every time, the only heartbreak surprises stemming from us finding Wattson and Octane almost DEAD.
We’re also getting a new limited time mode from Aug. 11-18, so we’re not bored while waiting for Season 6.
Grab your running shoes and get moving because the Ring sure is. It's Always Be Closing Evolved. 🏃♀️🏃♂️
Drop-in with a Mozambique and Evo Shield, the rest is up to you. Always Be Closing Evolved runs August 11-18. Let's see what ya got, Legends. pic.twitter.com/lHKIQa2Cis
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) August 4, 2020
Apex Legends Season 6: Boosted – which is also what many of us are – drops on Aug. 18 – so get your wallets ready.
Oh by the way, someone un-reversed the video for anyone that needed to see it the right way around. Here it is: