Apex Legends has been the subject of leaks from an unknown source in the past, but game developer Respawn Entertainment may have committed the deed itself by accident this time.
The teaser season for Apex Legends is currently in high gear, but a new glimpse from what appears to be a forthcoming episode of Stories from the Outlands may have given fans more information than they had bargained for.
Fans who are keen on the business of Apex Legends have uncovered the upcoming episode of Stories from the Outland titled ‘Survive’ from the new trailer in the Apex client on Saturday. In addition, the preview included a female character who was wearing a headset and had black smudges on her face; however, Respawn Entertainment swiftly deleted this character from the game, and it is no longer accessible after logging into the game.
“There’s a new installment of the Stories from the Outlands! Watch Survive and meet the new Legend joining the Games in Apex Legends: Hunted, coming August 9!” the preview reads.
A character known as Vantage, who was the subject of a significant leak in March, has a striking resemblance to the lady seen in the teaser. Many people had the assumption that she would be the season 14 legend since she was one of the two characters, along with Newcastle, who had their own figure in the leak.
The skills of Vantage, which have been revealed, include the ability to teleport to a “winged companion” as her tactic. It is said that he passively provides her with the capacity to acquire intelligence by aiming down the sights of a “long-range scope” or by doing so while disarmed and targeting the adversary. She carries a specially crafted sniper rifle that can “mark” enemies as part of her greatest ability. The damage done by the weapon increases by a factor of two with each subsequent shot, and the marked foes are examined by Vantage’s crew.
The leaks that occurred in March comprised a total of nine legends, five firearms, and Crypto and Valkyrie heirlooms. The fact that both Heirlooms eventually showed up looking exactly like they were described in the leaks lends credence to the reliability of the other material that was revealed.
The video game company Respawn recently updated its Twitter with a series of lore nuggets that were styled like a journal. It was written as a caption on the post: “You’ve got to keep yourself occupied when you’re one of the only two individuals on the globe.” A girl who appeared to be youthful and full of energy wrote about her hunts in each entry in her journal. There are drawings of the many animals that live on the globe on each page.
The in-game countdown for the battle pass indicates that the currently active season of Apex, known as Saviors, will conclude on August 9. The most recent wave of sneak peeks for the upcoming season and its playable characters will most probably continue into the weeks leading up to the launch of season 14 — which, if this Stories from the Outlands preview is any indication, is set to arrive on live servers on the same day as the teaser trailer.
Today, a new episode of Stories from the Outlands will be released, and it is probable that this episode will give fans a better look at the next playable character in the battle royale.
Yesterday, Respawn Entertainment shared on Twitter a picture from the video, along with the date, time, and URL for when it will become available. The description is succinct and to the point, yet it does not reveal too much: “Tune in tomorrow, July 25, at 8:00 am PT for our next entry in Stories from the Outlands.”