It’s been a bit of a wild ride for Apex Legends fans over the last few weeks, given developer Respawn Entertainment’s rather cheeky bait-and-switch regarding the identity of its next new hero. The games are over, however, and robot hitman Revenant has now been formally unveiled as Apex Legends’ latest playable character.
Fans have long suspected Revenant to be the star of Apex Legends’ fourth season, of course, given the proliferation of leaks and official teases surrounding the character, leading all the way back into last year. It came as something of a surprise, then, when Respawn finally revealed Season 4’s new Legend to be pro-brawler Jimmie “Forge” McCormick – and that surprise amplified when the developer seemingly killed him off earlier this week.
But now it’s all official: Forge is dead and his murderer, Revenant, is Season’s 4’s new star. Revenant gets a juicy cinematic reveal in Apex Legends’ new animated trailer below, which shows the character – described as “the greatest Hitman the Syndicate ever had” – causing bloody mayhem as he fulfils a contract to eliminate conman and thief for hire Marcos Andrade.