Hunted Launch Trailer Reveals Vantage’s Abilities
Apex Legends: Hunted just received its launch trailer, and perhaps as expected, it’s all about Vantage, the new legend coming with the new season. Vantage’s backstory has already been explained in recent Outland Stories, but today’s trailer shows us what Vantage does after being rescued by Gaean authorities. It also gives us a glimpse of what Vantage brings to Apex Legends.
When we last saw Vantage, aka Mara Contreras, she was pinned under a broken strut deep in an icy gorge. Her mother was forced to save her by sacrificing her freedom, using a distress beacon to call local system authorities. Their advanced technology was able to save Vantage’s life, but at the cost of returning Xenia to prison.
Today’s trailer reveals that Vantage then joins the Apex Games to advocate for his mother’s release. She’s a little overwhelmed at first, but surviving in the wilderness of Págos has taught her a few tricks that are a real boon to any team.
Vantage’s abilities were leaked months ago, and today’s trailer seems to confirm the broad outlines of how those abilities work. His passive drops his helmet-mounted scope to display information about sighted enemies. The trailer shows the name and range, but the leak says Vantage can get information about his target’s defensive gear and team size.
His tactical ability seems to be focused on mobility. The trailer shows Vantage dispatching his bat companion, then using his jetpack to launch himself to his position. This allows Vantage to easily cover large distances and reach higher ground similar to Pathfinder’s grappling hook.
Vantage’s ultimate was described in the leak as giving herself and her team a damage boost against targets marked by Vantage’s scanner. She came pre-armed with the Kraber sniper rifle in the trailer, but it remains to be seen if Vantage’s ultimate could spawn a Kraber out of thin air for her.
This is all just educated guesses for now, but we’ll know for sure when Respawn releases the Hunted gameplay trailer on August 1. Apex Legends: Hunted arrives on August 9.
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