Apex Legends Legacy gameplay trailer reveals Valkyrie abilities
After rumors, speculation, and leaks, Respawn Entertainment has finally provided fans with a look at the new Apex Legends character, Valkyrie, and her abilities.
During the recent gameplay trailer for Apex Legends Legacy, Respawn Entertainment began by showing off the new 3v3 mode, Arenas.
After however, Ash introduces the new Legend, Valkyrie, showing off her tactical and ultimate abilities on the new Arena maps and confirming some recent speculation regarding the teasers on Apex Legends Instagram.
Apex Legends Valkyrie Abilities
Valkyrie tactical ability
It seems the leaks and rumors were true, and Valkyrie’s tactical ability will indeed be the cluster missiles, now known as the Missile Swarm. The trailer shows the animation for what seems to be missiles coming from her suit and raining down on the opponents.
The video shows how the tactical looks, including how players will be able to place it, as it seems there will be multiple red markers on the floor indicating where the missiles will land, which is in the pattern of a rectangle.
The rectangle is 3×4, showing that there will be a total of 12 missiles hitting the area Valkyrie selects. The missiles come in fast, but it does seem like there is a small window where the opponents can escape its area of damage, especially those with mobility like Octane and Horizon.
Valkyrie ultimate ability
Right after her tactical is shown, Valkyrie initiates her ultimate ability, which is believed to be called Skyward Dive.
This ultimate essentially allows Valkyrie and her team to rise and take to the skies, escaping dodgy situations almost like a portable redeploy balloon. However, from what we can see in the trailer, it does look as if it won’t take you as high or far as the redeploy balloons.
Regardless this ultimate will be extremely useful for rotation, getting to high ground as a team quickly and safely, and chasing down enemies who are getting away.
While Valkyrie is rising and the team is connecting to her to rise into the skies, Valkyrie’s option is to “turn off,” suggesting that there will be an opportunity for enemies to shoot her. Still, it can be canceled in time to prevent too much damage from being taken.
Lastly, the trailer shows how Horizon and Valkyrie can combine their abilities, using Horizon’s Black Hole ability to prevent enemies from escaping Valkyrie’s cluster.
Valkyrie Passive ability and role
Apex Legends writer @ggpedroperes also revealed on Twitter that Valkyrie will be a recon Legend, allowing her to scan beacons and intriguingly highlight enemies.
Valkyrie’s passive will be her VTOL Jets, which will allow her to take to the skies and hover around. More information has surfaced from various Apex Legends playtesters confirming that while using the Jets, Valkyrie will not shoot but may use her Missile Swarm.
Further, it seems her Jets will also be very loud, with players being able to hear them from quite far away. On top of this, however, Valkyrie will be a recon Legend. Her passive also allows her to highlight enemies in her sights when skydiving, a useful ability, especially for seeing where people are dropping from the Dropship.
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