November 27, 2020

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Apex Legends' new hero is Horizon, a Scottish astrophysicist with a "mastery of gravity"

Apex Legends’ seventh season, also known as Ascension, will soon be upon us, and developer...

Apex Legends’ seventh season, also known as Ascension, will soon be upon us, and developer Respawn has now revealed a little more of what players can expect – including new playable character Horizon – when it launches on 4th November.

Over on its newly launched Season 7 page, Respawn describes Horizon as a “brilliant astrophysicist who escaped a black hole and aims to use her newfound mastery of gravity to keep a promise”. There’s rather more to her backstory than that, however, and Horizon is more thoroughly introduced in a four-minute animated lore trailer, full of space travel and betrayal, that ends up being a little more moving than you might expect.

Turning to more practical concerns, there’s no word yet on how Horizon will function from a gameplay perspective – other than those vague allusions to her “mastery of gravity”, of course – but expect Respawn to flesh out those details, as well as sharing more on Season 7’s new Trident vehicle and Olympus map (a “beautiful, lush city in the clouds”), closer to launch.

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