When Is Vantage Releasing in Apex Legends?
Season 13 of Apex Legends may not be over just yet but with a new season on the horizon, players are excited about the possibility of new maps and new legends coming to the battle royale. Earlier in March, leaks suggested that the next legend is supposedly going to be an offensive recon support in the game. Some of the information that got data mined and leaked suggested that the new legend’s name could be Vantage. Apart from this, an array of eight other characters were revealed via leaks.
Who is Vantage in Apex Legends?
At the moment, we do not know anything about Vantage or their backstory and hence their lore is unknown. Vantage has not been mentioned by any other characters in the past as well. Initially, this new legend was reportedly supposed to be called Hawk, but Respawn Entertainment later changed their name to Vantage. There is no official news about Vantage in Apex Legends and the legend is still in the development phase. As a result, their name could change over the course of time since Respawn tends to use placeholder titles before the release.
Vantage: Apex Legends abilities and release date
As a recon agent, most of Vantage’s ability kit resembled Seer’s since Vantage can gain information by aiming down sights (ADS).
The following are the leaked abilities in Apex Legends and should be taken with a pinch of salt as they could undergo changes.
Passive: Sniper Kit – Tactical info available in ADS unarmed or any long-range scopes (Legend name, shield rarity, team size, and range).
Tactical: Echo Launch – Launch towards your winged companion, Echo. Order Echo by tapping Q. Launch to Echo by holding Q.
Ultimate: Mark to Kill – A custom rifle that scans enemies and boosts damage for Vantage and her squad. Damage doubles for Vantage on successive shots. The team gets a 15% bonus on marked targets.
As a recon legend, her ability kit and her leaked model resemble a hunter, and data miners have also found out that Season 14 will reportedly revolve around a hunter-safari theme.
In Apex Legends, most of the legends are related or connected to one another in some way. The only other hunter in the game is Bloodhound and they could be related to Vantage. Currently, Bloodhound is the only character from the land of Talos and it could be that Respawn Entertainment is trying to add another legend who also hails from Talos.
When is Vantage releasing in Apex Legends?
The theme for Season 14 is supposedly going to be Hunter-Predator with most of the action taking place around the Storm Point map, the basis for young Bloodhound’s story. As a result, players can expect to see Vantage coming to the servers with Season 14. The next season is expected to release on 8th August.