Respawn has released a new trailer for Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy, which showcases the backstory of the season’s new playable character, Valkyrie. The developer has also revealed that Season 9 will introduce a new bow and arrow weapon as well as change up Olympus.
As seen in the new trailer, Kairi “Valkyrie” Imahara is the daughter of Viper, one of the Apex Predator Pilots that you face in Titanfall 2. Viper piloted a specially modified Northstar Titan, one designed primarily for aerial combat. Thanks to some tinkering from Rampart, Valkyrie utilizes the flight core of father’s old Titan as a jetpack, soaring into the skies as Apex Legends’ first flight-based hero.
On the Apex Legends website, Respawn writes, “Bold, brash, fiery and fierce, Kairi Imahara grew up in the shadow of her father’s legacy. But now she’s ready to launch her own.”
Also on the site, we get our first look at Apex Legends Season 9’s new weapon: the Bocek Bow. The Bocek Bow is the first bow and arrow weapon to be added to Apex Legends, which previously has only supported traditional firearms. “A powerful and deadly weapon, for those with the skill to wield it,” Respawn writes. “Capable of inflicting tremendous damage at medium range, you’ll need to make each shot count.”
On top of all that, Season 9 also inflicts a massive map change on Olympus, the only one of Apex Legends’ three maps to have not undergone a significant map change so far. Season 9 will infest the beautiful city with roots and natural growths, transforming parts of the map into a more jungle-looking environment.
Apex Legends Season 9 is currently slated to begin in early May, assuming it begins right as Season 8 ends.
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