The current season of Apex Legends introduced Loba, a combatant with abilities that let her hoover up the best loot on the map. Now, with Season 6 launching later this month, Apex's next new cast member seems to be more of a do-it-yourself type, and it looks like her debut will also introduce crafting more broadly to Respawn Entertainment's battle royale.
Today's new trailer for "Boosted," Apex's next season launching on August 18, introduces the new Legend Rampart and her trusty turret to the Apex Games. A short bio from Respawn describes Rampart as follows:
A 21-year-old British-Indian and private business owner, Rampart gets by in the dangerous wild west world of the Outlands with a heavy-mounted turret and backpack full of scrap metal.
That giant turret seems like it'll be Rampart's ultimate ability. As for the other tricks up her sleeves, it's a good bet that they'll have to do with Season 6's new crafting system, which will let players "collect materials around the map and build something better" in terms of the gear they've picked up.
Also being added to Apex are cosmetic "holo-sprays" that will be doled out in the new battle pass and the Volt energy submachine gun. The latter is actually another returning weapon from the Titanfall games, and will be Apex's first new weapon since the rollout of Season 4 back in February.
This will be Apex's second season shipped during COVID-19 lockdown, and the first major update to the game since attention came to alleged crunch at Respawn during the pandemic. The release of Season 6 won't be Apex's last major event of 2020, either: a launch for Switch and the addition of cross-play are planned for this fall. If you've been away for a while and are looking to dive back in ahead of the new season, our new 2020 review of Apex Legends may be of interest.