The next major Apex Legends update is set to kick off Season 13 in the game, and it’ll introduce new Legends like Newcastle, who’s part of the heroic defender class. Newcastle’s abilities are going to send waves through the current meta, as he can Drag revived allies to safety and protect himself with a special Revive Shield. Here are some of the key changes to the game.
In Apex Legends, Newcastle’s defensive ability has been tweaked to make him more effective. As of now, his ultimate, known as Castle Wall, creates a fortification that can support advancing squad members. It is similar to the Rampart’s Amped-Wall, but has extra crowd control and a shorter recharge time. This new defensive ability can be OP if used correctly, but is still very effective when used in the right manner.
While the offensive abilities of Newcastle’s kit are quite attractive, his main focus is to protect his teammates. With an outstanding shield uptime, he is a great choice for support and tank roles. Players who play Newcastle should stick near their teammates to take advantage of his high speed and range. It is not uncommon for him to be the only person to reach teammates and save them from harm.
The new Defensive Legend Newcastle is an old friend of Bangalore. He was convinced that Jackson had died, but the mob thought otherwise. He later created a family in the Harris Valley as Lamont Craig. Ultimately, the mob controls the valley, and the only way to get them to pay is to use Apex Games’ powerful defensive abilities. A good way to make an Apex Legend is to wear Newcastle’s armor and use it in an unexpected way.
If you’re looking to make your team stronger, try playing Newcastle as a defensive tank. This new character will suit the front line of battle best and will use his passive reviving ability to protect teammates. To get the most out of Newcastle’s defensive ability, pair him with close-range weapons like SMGs and shotguns. This new character isn’t easy to play and requires some time to become a master.
Apex Legends’ new Valkyrie class has two main issues: her visibility and vulnerability. Valkyrie is not very useful when she’s solo traveling. While it is quite deadly in 2v3 encounters, it’s important to coordinate with a squad. If you are planning to use this new class, here are some tips to keep in mind. First, make sure to avoid using it during solo missions. Second, be careful when using Valkyrie’s aerial abilities.
Skyward Dive – This new skill allows Valkyrie to reposition her squad. It works by flying into the air and launching them somewhere new. The start-up animation for Skyward Dive is extremely long, taking about three seconds. It also takes a while to launch. And remember, you can cancel it before you launch. This is an excellent ability if you need to reposition your squad quickly.
Cluster Missile – This new skill allows Valkyrie to launch cluster missiles from the sky. This is similar to Fuse’s ability, but this could change in the future. While Valkyrie’s ultimate ability does not give her a higher health or armor, it does have a higher damage output. It is one of the strongest weapons in the game, and you can use it to get the upper-hand on your opponents.
Jetpack – Another new feature of Valkyrie’s ultimate ability in the Apex Legends update is VTOL jets. This allows her to hover in the air and reposition while gaining forward speed. This feature lasts seven seconds, and the cooldown time will replenish her VTOL jets gradually. After recharging, the tank will reset. It’s also important to remember that this ability requires fuel.
The latest update to Apex Legends has brought the first major map change to Storm Point. The map change isn’t all that impressive compared to previous updates. For example, Storm Point only introduces one new traditional POI and one map extension. But it does add a new area to explore and some exciting new weapons. Here’s a look at what to expect from the map change. This is just the beginning.
Developers at Respawn Entertainment responded to the community’s feedback with a teaser trailer for the upcoming Storm Point map change. The teaser shows a 3D model of the seafloor, showing that tectonic plates are interacting with each other, creating a wave-like pattern. It also implies that an earthquake could trigger a tsunami large enough to flood Storm Point. Respawn says the changes are meant to encourage better endgames and ensure players won’t get stuck on buildings and wildlife.
Those who are not familiar with the new map should know that the location of the new POI is much larger and consists of one massive beast that washed up on the shores. The monster can be killed and slain by players who get its carcass. The new monster is an attractive Point of Interest because it contains high-level loot. As such, earlier players should take advantage of the new area.
Another major change to the map is the addition of IMC Armories. This adds a PvE element to the map by giving players a place to hide while playing the game. IMC Armories will also feature waves of hostile Spectres that players can launch from. The more players can kill these enemies, the better their loot. The new weapons will also improve the quality of life for everyone in the Storm Point map.
Issues with assist mechanics
While a lot of Apex Legends players enjoy the team play aspect, there are some issues with assist mechanics in the latest update. The timer for an assist has been increased from ten to fifteen seconds and is reset after a revived enemy. Regardless, an assist is still awarded if a teammate knocks down an enemy. However, players have to be patient because it can take a while to reach that timer.
Aim assist is one of the most essential features in cross-play games, and has been for a long time in development. While there is no substitute for a mouse, the ability to micro-adjust your aim assist while using a controller is critical for balance and cross-play games. As a result, a change to assist mechanics is likely on the horizon, but Respawn has not yet confirmed any concrete plans.
Another notable change to the game is the addition of the Seer character to the game. Although the new character was considered unbalanced at launch, a subsequent patch nerfed the Seer’s passive and flashbang abilities. Other improvements in Apex Legends update include new heroes and characters, new map and ranked changes, and bug fixes. But what’s missing in Apex Legends?
Some new mechanics have been introduced to improve gameplay. The “Out of Bounds” warning no longer appears in the game when riding a Supply Ship. In-game sound effects have been improved and the game’s VO for map changes has been doubled. While this update has many fixes, some players may still face some problems. For example, when the Booster Loader was re-using an item while a player’s inventory was full, the item could become stuck inside the replicater.
New character Newcastle
With the release of the Korean version of Apex Legends, a mysterious character has been revealed to be a new character in the game. It appears that the character is the brother of the missing IMC Pilot, Jackson Williams. Though Bangalore initially believed that he was dead, recent events have proven that he is alive. Regardless of the name and backstory, we will soon know more about this new character.
The passive abilities for Newcastle revolve around defending teammates from incoming gunfire. This includes the directional Mobile Shield that protects Newcastle from incoming fire, and the revive shield which can drag downed teammates to better cover. Newcastle also has a powerful ultimate called the Castle Wall, which can create an indestructible cover and can be redirected by players. If you’re looking for a character to use as a support player, the Mobile Shield is an excellent choice.
There’s no word on whether Newcastle will be the next Apex Legend, but it’s definitely possible. Newcastle’s leaked kit was the most polished and complete of the bunch. This suggests that Newcastle is ready to join the Apex legends roster. There are some clues in the game that point to Newcastle’s arrival later in the season. In the Control Mode, a mysterious silhouette appears, featuring the words “the wait is over, he’s here”.
While Newcastle does well on his own, there are Legends that complement Newcastle’s strengths and weaknesses. The Wraith, for example, is fast, so he can help Newcastle counter his slow defense skills. The Bloodhound, on the other hand, can serve as a recon character that can scan for enemies and advise Newcastle on where to place shields. And there are a lot of other Legends to choose from, but these three new characters have the potential to change the course of Apex Legends.