Apex Legends Season 6: New Character, Weapon, & Crafting Revealed.
The latest Apex Legends trailer, which reveals the new legend Rampart. Season 6 also adds crafting and a new weapon.
Respawn has released the first official details for Apex Legends Season 6: Boosted, and from those details, we can begin to formulate a few educated guesses as to what additional content we can expect.
So far, Respawn has confirmed Season 6's new character is Rampart and its new weapon is the Volt SMG. The developer has also announced a new crafting system that will be implemented in Season 6 and that the season's battle pass will include a brand-new collection of Holo-Spray items.
That's pretty much it, though. We don't know Rampart's abilities, how the Volt will behave in combat, how crafting will work, or what Holo-Sprays will look like. However, based on in-game clues and map changes, the Season 6 cinematic launch trailer, and Titanfall 2, we can make quite a few educated guesses.
What are Rampart's abilities in Season 6?
Despite announcing Rampart, Respawn didn't go as far as to reveal her abilities just yet, but we can use the trailer and past leaks to try and piece them together.
For one, it's pretty clear that Sheila, the monstrous machine gun, will be one of them, as leaks claim it'll be a turret-style weapon with "high ammo capacity, long reload time, and that anyone can use."'
Another leaked ability seems to have been teased in the video – Amped Cover, which is essentially a transparent barricade she can set up that not only blocks incoming shots but also boosts the damage of any outgoing fire through it.
Here are all of Rampart's most up-to-date abilities, based on leaks:
Amped Cover: Build cover with an upper barrier that blocks incoming shots and boosts the damage of outgoing shots.
Emplaced HMG: Place a mounted machine gun that anyone can use. High ammo capacity, long reload time.
Fixer: Swapping to melee equips a wrench players can use to repair structures.
Cover Fire: Firing from the Amped Cover overcharges your weapon damage.
Gunner: Machine guns have increased magazine capacity and reload faster.
Respawn EntertainmentRampart is the new Legend coming to Apex Legends in Season 6: Boosted.
What else is new in Season 6?
Respawn announced that the Volt SMG from their own Titanfall series will be making its way into the battle royale as the first weapon introduced in over seven months (S5 did not have a new gun).
There's also going to be a brand new system called Crafting, which will allow players to "collect materials around the map and build something better!" As usual, there will be a new Battle Pass and Ranked Season 6 for competitive play.
Apex Legends Season 6: Boosted launches on Tuesday, August 18 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.