Respawn Entertainment has released a new trailer for the latest season of Apex Legends, titled Saviors, that showcases gameplay of the new Legend Newcastle, as well as changes coming to the Storm Point map. From the trailer, a marooned leviathan is visible as a new point of interest on Storm Point. Players will be able to battle in and around the body of the beast. Lead Level Designer Jeff Shaw has said that “the best loot is inside the belly of the beast.”
Newcastle himself is shown in the trailer, and we got a glimpse of his abilities. The defender-type Legend and brother to Bangalore focuses on using skills tied to his shield. Among other abilities, he seems to be able to use his shield to bash opponents and also cover downed teammates in a similar fashion to how Lifeline could in the past.
The rest of the changes coming with Saviors
The introduction of Newcastle and the downed beast are just some of many changes coming to Apex Legends Saviors. The presence of the creature has caused dormant Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation Armories to appear on the map. These points of interest will let players fight against waves of AI Spectre robots for the chance to take over the facility and score some valuable loot. That loot is especially intriguing for players, as it will come from a new type of container that tailors its items to the needs of the player opening it.
The ranked offering in Apex Legends is also changing when Saviors comes out. Details are still thin, but we know that it will involve changing the ranked system to better reward player skill and proper teamwork. Beyond this, players can expect a new battle pass full of cosmetics. Season 13 of Apex Legends will launch on May 10.