EA and Respawn Entertainment have revealed more details about Apex Legends’ next season. Titled Rise, the season is packed with new and updated content. The biggest reveal is Seer, a brand new playable character who received his own trailer today. While the new season doesn’t start until August 3, more details will be revealed at the EA Play event on July 22.
Seer’s trailer showcases his origin story, titled Metamorphosis. It tells the story of a boy who is said to be cursed. Based on the description on EA’s website, it looks like Seer will be a scout hero, following in the footsteps of Valkyrie, last season’s new character.
It’s not yet clear what his exact abilities are, but Respawn said he “spots opportunities that other Legends might miss and seizes them in the best way possible”. This installment will feature regular combat, with new character skins and weapons, along with other unlockable items.
In addition to the new character, the EA website also highlights a new weapon, the Rampage LMG. Developed by the game character Rampart, the Rampage LMG is said to wield “a surprising amount of firepower”. Based on the gun’s visual flair, it looks like it could be a “light” weapon. No new light weapons have been released since the game’s launch.
The site also promises “major changes” to the World’s Edge map, which players can experience in its original version during the season 9 return event.
Finally, EA and Respawn are adding a ranked version of the game’s Arenas mode, allowing players to rank up similar to how they do in the game. TopBattle Royale’s ranking mode. More information on all of these updates will be available at EA Play, so fans won’t have to wait long to see more.