Season 4 of Apex Legends is live now, along with Revenant's character trailer

By Heidi Nicholas,
After all the recent ruckus for Apex Legends, Season 4 has arrived today and is now live. EA and Respawn have released a character trailer for Revenant, detailing his abilities, and an overview of the new Battle Pass for Season 4.

Revenant's been shrouded in mystery for some time; followed by leaks, rumours, and a lot of speculation. The majority of Apex fans seemed to want him for Season 4, and the short stretch of time where it seemed as though Forge would be Season 4's Legend was quickly cut short when he was murdered and replaced by Revenant. The robotic hitman has since had a reveal trailer, which gave a little glimpse of what he could do, but today's character trailer details his abilities more fully. "Damned to an eternal life of torment, Revenant's true purpose is finally clear", the voiceover in the trailer says, while the description gives a quick overview: "A human-hitman turned into a nightmare simulacrum, Revenant has been dealing death for centuries. The return of Hammond Robotics to the Outlands has given him a new target. Now his synthetics sights are set on the company that created him and any Legends who cross his path." His abilities are explained more fully on his character page: his tactical ability is Silence; a throwable device which deals damage and has the added bonus of disabling enemy abilities for ten seconds. His passive ability, Stalker, has already been shown in several trailers; he's more agile than human Legends, and can scale buildings, move faster when crouching, and climb higher than others. His ultimate is Death Totem: an ability which lets him create and deploy a totem to protect those he wishes to keep safe, and keep them from dying for a set amount of time. They'll be pulled back to the totem, when normally they would have been killed.

The character page also gives a little more of his background: the fact that he was once the most highly skilled hitman of the Mercenary Syndicate. As in the first trailer, we know that he used to see his human face in mirrors, but he saw what he really was when his programming failed one day. "His masters resurrected him as a simulacrum, snatching him from death’s embrace again and again and programming him to forget. He swore he would hunt down every last person who did this to him, but more than two centuries have passed, and they're all gone… or so he thought. The return of Hammond Robotics to the Outlands has renewed his thirst for vengeance, and he won’t stop until anybody connected to Hammond is dead." This explains his constant break-ins to Hammond Robotics, as hinted at by the Apex Legends Twitter account, and the disappearances of Hammond employees, as well as, it seems, his murderous rampage in his initial trailer.


The Battle Pass overview trailer gives a quick run-down of some of the content involved. Players who purchase the Battle Pass will immediately unlock the Zero Point R-99 Legendary Weapon skin, along with the Heath Drain Rare Legend Skin for Lifeline, the Team Lift Rare Legend Skin for Pathfinder, and the Blue Steel Rare Legend Skin for Crypto. Progressing through the rest of the 100 levels will get players other Legendary items, such as the Perfect Soldier Legendary Legend Skin for Wraith, the Cyberpunked Legendary Legend Skin for Wattson, and the Reactive Heavy Metal Legendary Weapon Skin. Season 4 also has new music packs, loading screens, banners, new additions to the Quip Wheel, new gun charms, and new skydive emotes. The Battle Pass is in the store for 950 Apex Coins, or as part of the Battle Pass Bundle, which immediately unlocks your next 25 levels and the Perfect Soldier Wraith Skin, for 2,800 Apex Coins.

Season 4, Assimilation, is live now.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!