Apex's Revenant preparing for battle.
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All Revenant Reborn abilities in Apex Legends

Let them cook.

Revenant Reborn, a rework of Revenant with all new abilities, is now here in Apex Legends season 18.

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While the prospect of not having a true new legend once again might sour the season 18 experience for some, it seems safe to say getting some major changes to Revenant’s spiraling kit are a worthwhile consolation prize.

The first official hints that this new Revenant was the main attraction for season 18 dropped when Respawn released the first part of “Kill Code,” a cinematic featuring Loba and a very conspicuous piece of tech she swipes from one of Duardo Silva’s facilities, on July 17.

But the full scope of Kill Code was finally revealed on July 31, and a new-look Revenant is here to party. In a murder kind of way.

So, what can players expect from Revenant reborn?

All official Revenant rework abilities in Apex Legends

Revenant Reborn’s official ability kit is now live, and was previously confirmed in a partnership video with iiTzTimmy, and the release of the Resurrection patch notes. The official announcement was first made on Aug. 1, where a sneak preview video was announced for Aug. 2 at 12pm CT, and an official conformation of what the reworked abilities would be, after months of the internet debating and sharing possible leaked kits.

Related: No legend in season 18, Apex leaks say—but there’s still a ‘new’ character

Passive (Assassin’s Instinct)

  • Highlight nearby visible enemies who are low on health. You crouch walk faster and have improved wall climbing.

Starting off with his passive ability, Revenant keeps his Stalker abilities of faster crouch-walking speed and wall climbing, but now features additional horizontal movement, giving players much more creativity on how they can scale buildings and cover.

Additionally, enemies within 30 meters of Revenant who dip below 40 health are highlighted for him. And if Revenant is the one to damage an enemy below 40, his entire team gets this highlight benefit.

Tactical (Shadow Pounce)

  • Unleash a powerful pounce forwards. Hold to charge for farther distances.

Revenant loses his iconic Silence ability, but now gains a new movement tool that pairs perfectly with his buffed passive. His new tactical ability is Shadow Pounce; a chargeable leap ability similar to Vantage’s Echo Location. Players can tap the ability for a short range dash, or hold it down to get a massive jump, before the ability goes on cooldown for 12 seconds.

Players can can also immediately start wall-climbing during Shadow Pounce, allowing Revenant to attack faraway marked enemies and even utilize creative movement techniques like wall bouncing after casting the ability.

Ultimate (Forged Shadows)

His reworked ultimate is where the main difference lies.

  • Forge a shroud of hardened shadows around you that blocks direct damage and regenerates after breaking. Your shadows and tactical are refreshed on knockdowns.

Death Totem is no more, as Revenant now summons a shroud of shadows around him, creating a shield that can absorb extra damage while he makes his assault. Forged Shadows lasts for 25 seconds, and grants Revenant an additional 75 health shield that blocks melee, bullets, and explosive damage, but does not block AoE effects of the Ring, fire from thermite grenades or Fuse’s ultimate, and Caustic’s gas abilities.

Revenant stares directly at the camera with a dark blue hood pulled up, silver chest and shoulder plates, and a gold faceplate with glowing orange-yellow eyes.
Looks like Revenant is getting some upgrades. Screenshot by Dot Esports

While active, the shroud extends Revenant’s upper body hitbox with a visual orange shield around his model, making it readily apparent when Forged Shadows is active to allies and enemies.

If the shadow shield is broken, Revenant must wait for the shield to naturally regenerate, with any additional damage pausing the timer and hurting Revenant normally. However, if Revenant is able to secure a knockdown on any enemy, the timer immediately resets and grants him the 75 health shield, alongside resetting his tactical ability and extending the ultimate duration, similar to Bloodhound’s Beast of the Hunt ability.

Related: All legend classes in Apex Legends

Befitting of Revenant’s new aggressive potential in the Apex meta with his newfound movement, Revenant has also been moved from the Assault class to the Skirmisher class, losing the ability to open red supply bins, but gaining the care package distance scan.

Players can try out the newly reworked Revenant in Season 18: Resurrection, when it drops for all platforms on Aug. 8. Excited fans can read the additional season changes on the official Apex Legends website’s patch notes.


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