4 curious diary entries had been uploaded to the official Apex Legends Twitter account this afternoon. Set in 2729–five years previous to the present occasions of Apex Legends, which occur within the 12 months 2734–the entries look like penned by a younger lady. Between her self-portraits and love of searching, it is potential that the writer is Vantage, a sniper-focused legend who was leaked again in March.
When the leaks had been posted, Newcastle and Vantage had been the one characters in them with accomplished 3D fashions. Newcastle grew to become the next season’s debut legend, main some to take a position that Vantage could also be subsequent to affix the legend roster. The present idea is that she might arrive on the Apex Video games alongside a brand new map: Cleo, the partially-destroyed moon of Seer’s dwelling planet, Boreas. Her cold-weather gear and long-range skills will surely make sense on an icy moon map with an infinite crater in it.
The primary of the 4 diary entries mentions that the writer is lonely, that she wishers her grandmother had been nonetheless alive, and that her mom by no means mentions her grandmother. This element is rarely expanded upon additional, however we do get a have a look at the writer’s current searching bounty, which hints at new types of wildlife that gamers might encounter on the brand new map. The writer claims she has killed the next creatures over the course of the earlier week:
- 2 Wooley Prowlers
- 6 Polar Hares
- 4 Water Flyers
- ½ a Growler
Relating to the Growler–which, from the sound of it, is a extra harmful variation of the usual Prowler gamers can discover on World’s Edge and Storm Level–the writer explains that she solely managed to wound it.
Entry two reveals that the writer hunts not only for enjoyable, however out of necessity. She says she needs her mom would come searching together with her, then tells a narrative a couple of chicken she found that was caught in a tangle of brambles. Apparently, she hypothesizes that bigger animals go away these brambles behind to catch smaller ones. This might imply that these brambles are one other environmental characteristic of the brand new map.
Relating to the trapped chicken, the second entry ends with a sketch of a younger lady flashing a peace signal whereas using a chicken.
“Anyway, I did not need the chicken to be caught and unhappy so I helped it get free,” the writer explains. “After it was free and I let it fly for a bit, I shot it and ate it.”
Web page three describes the writer’s loneliness. She pines for a playmate–specficically a brother, to assist out with the chores she does not get pleasure from (carrying dwelling heavy kills, cleansing and dressing them, cleansing the fireplace pit, and resetting the snares and different traps as soon as they’ve caught some prey). We additionally be taught that the writer’s copy of Encyclopedia Outlandica doesn’t embrace pictures of Leviathans, the light giants lurking within the waters surrounding Kings Canyon. The writer laments the shortage of pictures, writing that she hopes to see one ultimately and, ideally, kill it.
“Sooner or later I am going to shoot one and we’ll have meat for the remainder of our lives!” she writes, confirming that although she enjoys searching, she hunts out of necessity, not for sport.
The ultimate web page accommodates one other self-portrait, and the textual content consists of the younger writer pondering whether or not her mom reads her diary, earlier than deciding that she most likely does. (“If she had one I might look. Hello mother! What do you consider my drawing?” writes the journal’s writer.)
The final entry describes the writer’s continual boredom and loneliness. She states that she needs she had some associates to speak to as a substitute of her gun. The final sentence says, “How was your day?” although it isn’t clear whether or not that is a part of the drawing (depicting her actually speaking to her sniper rifle) or if it implies that her diary is an open ebook meant for her mom to see versus a personal place for intimate secrets and techniques.
The tweet’s caption implies the writer and her mom are the one human inhabitants on your complete planet, which is smart if that planet is certainly Cleo, an icy, deserted, closely broken moon. Whereas solely time will inform what Season 14 has to supply, it does look like a brand new map is on the best way, and the diary writer’s deal with marksmanship actually lends credence to the speculation that the sniper-loving Vantage would be the subsequent character to affix the Apex Legends lineup–there’s even an illustration of a sniper rifle sketched on the ultimate web page of the diary.
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