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Apex Legends Season 20: Breakout - Unveiling Strange Tactics and Time-Hopping Mysteries!

Apex Legends, the beloved battle royale game, recently celebrated its fifth birthday with a bang. But the party has only just begun! Brace yourselves ...

Levi Winslow Feb 05, 2024
Apex Legends Season 20: Breakout - Unveiling Strange Tactics and Time-Hopping Mysteries!

Apex Legends, the beloved battle royale game, recently celebrated its fifth birthday with a bang. But the party has only just begun! Brace yourselves for the exhilarating Season 20: Breakout, which kicked off its festivities with an epic launch trailer.

Now, this isn't your typical launch trailer, oh no! Season 20's trailer takes us on a wild ride through the eyes of different Legends. We witness Conduit teaming up with Bangalore and Newcastle, while catching a glimpse of Wraith taking down Caustic before engaging in a friendly chat with Pathfinder and Mirage. It's a brilliant nod to the game's very first launch trailer, where this trio fought their way to victory while exchanging some (loving) trash talk.

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Let's dive into the action-packed trailer itself. Surprisingly, it's a tad shorter than your average launch trailer and, oddly enough, wasn't preceded by an episode of "Stories From The Outlands." But fear not, dear Legends, it still offers a few tantalizing hints at what's in store this season.

Within seconds, Lifeline, Loba, and Mad Maggie grace the screen, locked in a fierce battle against Catalyst. But that's not all; Lifeline wields an incredibly peculiar bladed melee weapon. Now, many Legends have already received an Heirloom Weapon, and Lifeline is one of them. Her original Shock Sticks Heirloom Set featured electrified drumsticks, so naturally, players assumed her secondary Heirloom Weapon would follow suit with a fresh coat of paint. But surprise, surprise! The blade she's wielding in the Breakout launch trailer bears no resemblance to her original Heirloom, which is rather odd. Could this mean Respawn is venturing into new territory with secondary Heirloom designs? Or is it a subtle hint at an upcoming game mode featuring handheld blades, reminiscent of the mighty Buster Sword from the recent Final Fantasy LTM? The possibilities are tantalizing!

But wait, there's more! Loba seizes an Alternator using her Black Market ultimate ability, while Mad Maggie fires off an intriguing comment: "Three, girl? Someone's got sticky fingers." Looks like Loba's not just a master of thievery; she's got some serious sticky fingers too! And the peculiarities don't end there.

Octane, the adrenaline-fueled speedster, shows off some mind-boggling moves in the trailer. We witness a brief POV shot of him throwing down a Jump Pad, his ultimate ability, only to bounce into the air and drop another one immediately. Talk about defying the laws of physics! Lifeline's strange blade, Mad Maggie's comment, and Octane's ability to manifest two Jump Pads in the blink of an eye are all likely references to Respawn's new Legend leveling system. This system introduces a whopping 100 new perks and buffs for players to choose from when leveling up their shields. For instance, Loba can expand her Black Market's range or gain the power to snatch a third item from it when she upgrades her shield from white to blue. Ah, so that's what Maggie meant by "sticky fingers." And who knows, maybe one of Octane's perks allows him to drop multiple Jump Pads simultaneously. Talk about bouncing with style!

But hold on tight, Legends, because the trailer's finale delivers the most intriguing revelation of all. In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, we see Horizon fixated on a mysterious circular piece of technology. It bears an uncanny resemblance to Jack Cooper's time-altering armband from the legendary Titanfall 2. As Horizon gazes at it, the voice of her young son, Newton, echoes hauntingly: "You promised..."

Let's dive into the backstory here. After being left for dead in a black hole by Ash, Horizon, the brilliant astro-engineer, used her skills to find a way back home. However, she arrived a whopping 80 years too late to witness her son's growth. Heartbroken and determined, she joined the Apex Games in a desperate quest to reunite with him. When GameSpot questioned Ashley Reed, the lead writer of Apex Legends, about that mysterious disc, she tantalizingly replied, "You're on the right track; I think you saw it."

The full details of this mind-bending time-hopping story arc will unravel through new in-game story chapters when Apex Legends Season 20: Breakout launches on Tuesday, February 13. Get ready for an adventure that will shatter the barriers of space and time!

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