Apex Legends Season 14: Full info on Vantage, the first sniper hero in battle royale!

Game news Apex Legends Season 14: Full info on Vantage, the first sniper hero in battle royale!

For Apex Legends, it’s time to start a new chapter. Over the past few days, Respawn studio and Electronic Arts have been slowly removing the veil on “Predation”, the next content addition coming to the battle royale. Between new heroes and a modified and corrected map, the developers tell us more about what is coming. We are attending an exclusive press presentation!

It’s not easy to stay on your feet in the battle royale arena, but Apex Legends does it without bruises and even with honors. For the online action game from Respawn and Electronic Arts, the 2021-2022 fiscal year proved to be extremely profitable, thanks to a 40% increase in revenue. A success that probably won’t stop anytime soon. On the sidelines of a new mobile version, Apex Legends continues it long road to updates with new playable characters – the famous “Legends” – and new combat zones. Starting August 9, Season 14 Predation will take over, with the star “Vantage” serving as the headliner!

The legend and sniper, a first

Evan Nikolich, design director of Apex Legends, pointed this out in front of the press. “The star of the show (in Season 14, editor’s note) is Vantage”. This is a practice in the game of Electronic Arts and Respawn: each addition to the content rhymes with a new game character, which players must unlock by playing “normally” or by spending real money. Along with other new features, Legends represents a particular issue for Apex Legends. That’s breathing new life into the games themselves as well as fan engagement.

So for the first time in the history of Apex Legends, Vantage marks the arrival of a hero designed around the sniper and distance combat. Something that’s always been on Respawn’s mind, according to designer Chris Winder. “The challenge (of this character, editor’s note) is to respect what we have the right to expect from a sniper and the importance of stealing Apex (…) without relying on the abilities that there is a lot of damage,” he said. The problem with long fights is that you get separated from your team very quickly.” Wilder made it clear that Vantage’s arsenal is less effective than Kraber’s, one of the game’s other long-range weapons.

Vantage, the Legend of Season 14 (Apex Legends)

When we look at the powers of the Vantage, we notice a more tactical approach than it seems. The hero has three abilities: Accurate Viewingwhich allows him to learn valuable information about an enemy (shield, range, class) as well as the composition of a team – by zooming in on the playing field. It is possible to share this data with your squad thanks to a ping; Wing Redeploymentwhich calls your bat friend “Echo” to fly to his position immediately; Mark of the Sniper, Vantage’s ultimate technique, where his signature weapon appears. When you hit an opponent with it, a mark will affect the target and be visible to your allies. After that, the damage to this target is greater.

Some details about Vantage:

Regarding Vantage’s ultimate ability, Respawn explained that it works differently than other Legends “superpowers.” In fact, to call Mark of the Sniper (and therefore the signature sniper of the hero) you do not have to wait for the technique to be fully loaded. It changes to five levels, each representing ammunition for the weapon. As soon as an ammo is found, you can equip Vantage’s sniper and fire. Finally, in case you were wondering, the Echo Bat is unstoppable.

Vantage and Echo, his bat sidekick (Apex Legends)

Apex Legends Season 14: Full info on Vantage, the first sniper hero in battle royale!

An answer to every obstacle

Certainly, Vantage will offer new strategic latitudes in Apex Legends and become the chosen member of a squad. “For (this Legend, editor’s note) every obstacle is something to solve” explained Kevin Lee, one of the main authors of Respawn. “He was raised by a determined mother.” Because yes, like studios like Riot Games (League of Legends) or Blizzard (World of Warcraft | Overwatch), the creators of Apex systematically contextualize the arrival of a character through a new scenario. We know the Vantage will enter the arena to grab attention his mother’s innocence – falsely accused of a crime he did not commit. So the hero will bet on the survival knowledge learned on the frozen planet of Pagos, where he grew up. There he met Echo.

Xiomara Contreras, aka Mara (or Vantage, editor’s note) was born and raised in the glacial and desert environment of the planet Págos, with her survivalist mother, Xenia, in tow. When he was old enough to hold the scope and trigger of a sniper rifle, he showed a surprising predisposition for this weapon. For his silent mother, the only way to interrupt Mara’s endless stream of questions is to give her the Encyclopedia of the Wilderness, which the boy has memorized from A to Z. – Apex Official Site

Before, After – Kings Canyon (Apex Legends)

Apex Legends Season 14: Full info on Vantage, the first sniper hero in battle royale!Apex Legends Season 14: Full info on Vantage, the first sniper hero in battle royale!Apex Legends Season 14: Full info on Vantage, the first sniper hero in battle royale!Apex Legends Season 14: Full info on Vantage, the first sniper hero in battle royale!

Other innovations to note

Overall, Season 14 of Apex Legends promises to bring some new things. As we explained to you in a recent article, Respawn is also preparing redesigning the good part of Kings Canyon, the first battle royale card, which is now considered “too small” by the studio. “This often means that squads are very close together in the early and mid-game, making it difficult for players to fight without being interrupted by a third party,” Respawn explained. This is why Kings Canyon hosts a new point of interest, called Relic, and gets an overhaul for other areas well known to players (Cage, Hillside). Season 14 will be available from August 9.

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