Bombastic Explosives Expert
High Society Thief
August, the sole heir to the Brinkman fortune, joined the Thunderdome Games (the pre-Apex Apex Games) following the death of his parents. Here, he took the name Ballistic and became a sensation. His style was wild, reckless and utterly selfish , helping him become the very first Thunderdome celebrity.
It was here, in combat, that August would meet the love of his life, Sok Leng. They would quickly marry and have a son, Nathaniel. Sok Leng and her brother Kit Siang were an inseparable duo of destruction, and with August now in their squad, they seemed unstoppable. But August’s crowd-pandering combat style meant he wasn’t paying attention to his team, leading to Kit Siang’s death. Devastated by guilt, August retreated into himself, driving away his wife and son. For nearly 40 years, August lived as a recluse and was largely forgotten, though not by everyone. His son, Nathaniel, was both enamoured with his father’s victories and determined to surpass them. When his son qualified to join the dangerous Apex Games, August went to the Syndicate with an offer: take me instead.
His son would be safe from the path that ruined him. What better way to use those skills than in selfless service? And if it just so happens to be his favourite activity, killing all who stand against him.
Store a third weapon in the sling. Access via inventory or Character Utility Action. The sling weapon cannot take attachments.
Shoots a projectile that heats up an enemy's gun as they shoot. Overheating causes damage. Hold the Tactical to lock-on.
When activated, nearby teammates get faster reloads, faster unarmed move speed and infinite ammo. Ballistic's sling weapon will be equipped and upgraded to gold.
Tressa Crystal Smith isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. An elegant, standoffish woman, she likes crystals more than she likes most people. She grew up on Boreas, a faltering planet with a deteriorating moon. Conformity and efficiency were necessities there, but that never suited Tressa. Instead, she was more at home with fellow misfits who spent their time on crystal readings, moon rituals and personal witchery — they made her turbulent teenage years (and simultaneous gender transition) easier and less lonely. But when her closest friend went to extreme lengths to save their moon from corporate encroachment, Tressa was caught in the middle. Ultimately, she ran away from home, finding solace in the one place her friend cared about most: their moon, Cleo.
She joined the terraforming crews hired to repair and rejuvenate the celestial body, learned to work with ferrofluid and use it with a certain witchy flair. She grew attached to her new community and, when the heat on Boreas died down, brought some of her old friends back into the fold. She found a place to call her own, just in time for the Apex Games to arrive and sweep it out from under her new family. But Catalyst won’t disappear so easily. If the Games are going to get in her way, she’s going to turn them to her advantage, putting the prize money to use supporting her family. She sees a win in her future, and she’ll rise to the occasion.
Reinforce doors, strengthening them and locking them to enemies. Spaces where doors have been destroyed can also be reinforced.
Throw out a patch of ferrofluid that turns into spikes when enemies are near. Catalyst remains immune to enemy spikes.
Raise a permeable wall of ferrofluid that slows and partially blinds enemies who walk through it for a brief time.
Xiomara “Mara” Contreras was born and raised alone on the wild ice planet Págos by her survivalist mother, Xenia. Mara proved gifted with a sniper rifle from the moment she was big enough to look through the scope and reach the trigger at the same time. The tight-lipped Xenia could only get her chatty daughter to stop asking questions by giving her a scavenged copy of Encyclopaedia Outlandica, which Mara memorised front to back.
When Mara was 18, she discovered the wreck of the G.D.S. Vantage. Against her mother’s wishes, Mara snuck in, only to learn that she had been lied to. Her mother hadn’t grown up on Págos: she was brought there on the G.D.S. Vantage as a prisoner. Disturbed by the intrusion, the ship collapsed into a crevasse, trapping a wounded Mara. Mara's mother only found her after a baby bat Mara rescued circled the crevasse holding Mara’s signature whistle. By the time Xenia got to her daughter, the injuries were too severe for her to treat. To save her daughter’s life, Xenia set off the prison ship’s SOS beacon, but was imprisoned once more in return.
Once Mara had healed, she visited her mother in jail, promising to find a way to get her out. But Xenia begged Mara not to, fearful that Mara would also wind up in prison. Despite her mother's objections, Mara turned to the Apex Games to draw public attention to Xenia’s case. With raised awareness of her wrongful conviction, she took the moniker Vantage to rally support and pressure those in power to set her mother free.
Scout an area with your tactical eyepiece when aiming down sights, whether unarmed or with all mid-to-long-range scopes.
Position your winged companion Echo and then launch towards him. Must have line of sight for Echo to launch.
Use your custom sniper rifle to mark enemy targets and apply a damage bonus for you and your team.
Lamont Craig wasn’t like other dads in the neighbourhood. Sure, he dropped the kids off at school and acted out multiple voices every night for story time with his toddler. But Lamont had secrets. Thirteen years ago, in the last great war, Lamont was a top soldier for the IMC. But once he realised his side was “the bad guys,” he made the life-changing choice to go AWOL, leaving behind his sister Anita and his real name: Jackson Williams.
“Lamont” moved to an idyllic little town called Harris Valley, where he fell in love and got married. Harris Valley was so peaceful that they didn’t even have need for law enforcement or a government. All they needed was their knight, Newcastle. But the knight had secrets of his own.
Unbeknownst to the people of Harris Valley, Newcastle had sold off the town to pay off his debts, and the buyers came to collect. Thugs from the Forgotten Families came and killed Newcastle when he couldn’t pay, unaware Lamont was watching. Lamont defeated the thugs using his military acumen, but that wasn’t the end. Their leader told Lamont he and his men were only the start of Lamont’s problems, and more would be back.
It was then that Lamont came up with a dangerous solution. With Newcastle’s helmet and armour, he could take on his identity in the qualifiers and do what Newcastle could not — get into the Apex Games. With prize money like that, he could definitely pay off the debts. But not without the risk of being discovered — not as Lamont Craig, but as Jackson Williams, by his little sister Bangalore.
Drag downed allies as you revive and protect them with your Revive Shield.
Throw a controllable drone that creates a moving energy shield.
Leap to an ally or target area and slam down, creating a fortified stronghold.
Margaret Kōhere - the woman who would one day be known as Mad Maggie - grew up in one of the dustiest, dullest corners of Salvo without any family to speak of. She was fortunate, then, to meet a kindred chaotic spirit— an adventurous young boy named Walter Fitzroy. The two became inseparable, and in their teenage years, they became mercenaries together. Eventually their team grew into the Cracked Talon, and she earned her nom de guerre: Mad Maggie. But when rival warlord Sandringham signed a treaty with the Syndicate, ending her hopes of an independent Salvo and Fuse left for the Games, Mad Maggie grew very mad indeed.
Maggie planned to expose how weak the Syndicate were, in hopes it would spark rebellion on Salvo… by sabotaging Fuse’s entrance into the Apex games, and using her ring flares to antagonise anyone participating in the games.
Fuse would assemble a team to take down Maggie… only for the pair to have a heart to heart where they came to accept each other’s choices: Fuse will always follow the fun, and Maggie will always follow the cause.
It seemed as though Maggie fell to her death after that exchange. But she was apprehended by the Syndicate, and sentenced to fight to the death in the Apex Games. So she will: just not hers.
Fire a drill that burns enemies through obstacles.
Temporarily highlight enemies you’ve damaged, and move faster with a shotgun.
Throw a ball that releases speed-boosting pads and detonates near enemies.
Born in the unforgiving frontier, Dr. Ashleigh Reid — still very much a human —learned early on to look out for herself and not rely on others. One day, she was hired by a mercenary group for a delicate job: steal an experimental fuel source under research in the Outlands city of Olympus. The job was perfect job for Reid, who infiltrated and psychologically manipulated the researchers for years. When the lab self-destructed, she died.
Her brain was put in a simulacrum shell, but in the process, she lost years of memories, and the trauma of her “death” caused her personality to fracture. Ash is the embodiment of the cold, perfectionistic, power-hungry side of Dr. Reid. But behind that confident facade, something sinister is simmering. After an encounter with Horizon overrides Ash’s simulacrum programming, the framework keeping the vulnerable — yet intelligent — Leigh personality dormant begins to crack. Ash joins the Games to prove she has transcended all humanity. Leigh’s determined to prove her wrong.
Throw a spinning snare that damages and tethers the first enemy who gets too close.
Ash’s map shows the location of recent deathboxes and marks surviving attackers.
Tear open a one-way portal to a targeted location.
Before his birth, it was foretold that Seer would bring pain and suffering to the world — and the night he was born, a meteor barrelled across the sky and struck his world’s moon. It was considered a bad omen, and when the pale blue eyes of Obi Edolasim opened, his community saw a cursed child. His parents did not; they loved him unconditionally because they saw the true empathic, creative soul of their son. They even supported him when he was drawn to the theatricality of the Arenas, where he could express himself fully.
At first, the crowds felt unsure of him. But over time, with each victory, the power inside him grew, and with it, his strength in the Arena. And as his reputation began to precede him, a strange thing happened… The people in the crowd who were downtrodden, outcast, and forgotten — they saw themselves in Seer. Soon, throngs of people would come out just to see him fight — cheering Seer on as their champion. Now, this legend from the Arenas is making his way to the Apex Games and there isn’t a single soul who hasn’t already heard his name. The boy born under a bad omen and a terrible myth has taken this tale and created an even greater legend. He is Seer — an icon of the shunned, the unaccepted, and the unabashedly original.
Seer summons his micro-drones to emit a delayed blast that goes through walls interrupting and revealing enemies.
Hear and visualise the heartbeats of enemies within 75m when aiming down sights.
Create a sphere of micro-drones that reveal the location of enemies moving quickly or firing their weapons within.
Daughter of famed Titan Pilot Viper, Valkyrie lost her father when she was nine years old. She inherited her father’s love of flight, but not his sense of duty. Except in one regard. She swore to kill the man who’d sent her father to die: his commander, Kuben Blisk. But when the moment came to pull the trigger, she hesitated -- he spoke of Viper with respect. And he challenged her to be better. Valkyrie shot him anyway, but she didn’t take his life. Just his invitation card to the Apex Games.
Valkyrie’s jetpack -forged from the remnant’s of Viper’s Northstar Titan- allows her to fly above the battlefield for a limited time. When it’s time to swoop in for the kill, she can unleash a swarm of missiles to damage and disorient her enemy. And if things get too hot she can employ her Ultimate to make a fast skyward escape -- bringing her entire squad with her if they hook in. Valkyrie enters the games with something to prove and ready to rain death down from on high.
“If there’s dirty deeds to do, I’ll do ‘em dirt cheap.” Bombastic Explosives Expert, Ladies’ man, man’s man, and all-round manly man, Fuse is a one man wrecking crew... and he knows it.
Fuse exudes joy; he’s a laid-back explosives enthusiast who’s damn near covered in things that go BOOM. Fuse doesn’t lack confidence, but he often lacks a plan. He’s a blow-up-first ask-questions-later kinda guy, who’s always looking for a good scrap.
Fuse grew up on Salvo - a brutal planet ruled by a rotating collection of misfit warlords bent on mayhem, murder, and good times. For most of his life, he worked as a mercenary alongside his childhood friend, Maggie. But while she aspired to become one of Salvo’s most powerful warlords, Fuse felt the pull of the arena.
Fuse found his calling late in life fighting in Salvo’s bloodsport: the Bonecage. He proved to be the best, most charismatic and beloved gladiator on the planet. But he itched to join the grandest stage of them all: the Apex Games. While Salvo remained a part of Independent Space that dream was impossible, but once they joined the Syndicate, his chance arrived.
It came at a price, however - Maggie wouldn’t let him go without a fight.
Launch a cluster bomb that continuously expels airburst explosives on impact
Stack an extra grenade per inventory slot. Fire grenades farther, faster, and more accurately.
Launch a bombardment that encircles a target area in a wall of flame.
Almost a century ago, the Outlands were dangling on the edge of a cataclysmic energy crisis. Dr. Mary Somers, a charmingly eccentric astrophysicist, was hired to find a solution. Mary moved her family to the scientific research station on Olympus and set to work.
With the help of her apprentice, Dr. Reid, Mary discovered Branthium - an element she was convinced could be the key to limitless energy. But Branthium can be found only on the accretion disk of a black hole, so Mary and Dr. Reid departed on a dangerous mission to prove her theory right.
Mary promised her son Newton she’d return safe and sound. But Dr. Reid betrayed her, stealing the Branthium and sending her shuttle into the black hole’s orbit. Using her wits, Mary modified her robotic vacuum companion N.E.W.T. to escape. But time moves differently on the outskirts of a black hole, and she was 87 years too late.
Now Mary is determined to fund her research to find a way to go back in time and be with her son. She joins the Apex Games as Horizon, master of gravity, just in time for the next season to debut on Olympus--where her old life once was and where she had promised to return.
Reverses the flow of gravity, lifting players upwards and boosting them outwards when they exit.
Increase air control and reduce fall impacts with Horizon’s custom spacesuit.
Deploy N.E.W.T. to create a micro black hole that pulls players in towards it, and hits them with a graviton blast at the end.
Rampart is a blue-collar, private business owner who just needs a big gun and a backpack full of scrap metal to get by in the dangerous, wild west world of the Outlands. Before opening her popular modding shop on Gaea, Ramya Parekh (Rampart for short) made a name for herself in the underground gauntlet circuit. Parekh climbed to the top showcasing pure skill using her custom-modded gear. She began taking jobs from smugglers, Syndicate members, and everyone in between. Some say it ain’t great unless it’s got “Rampart” written on it.
Parekh never shied away from letting people know how great she was, or better yet, how bad they were. Maybe that’s what led a group of assailants to ambush her at her shop one night. Her business burned down and she was left with nothing -- except an Apex Card. For Parekh, the Apex card is more than just an invitation to compete - it's a sign that she may have lost her shop, but she didn't lose what built it. Like her motto says, she's the kind of person who can always "turn crap into gold.”
Build a crouch-cover wall, which deploys a full-cover amped wall that blocks incoming shots and amps outgoing shots.
Increased magazine capacity and faster reloads when using LMGs and the Minigun.
Place a mounted machine gun that anyone can use. High ammo capacity, long reload time.
When Loba was nine, she looked on as simulacrum hitman Revenant killed her family. Left with nothing, Loba survived by picking pockets. As her skills improved, Loba used every tool at her disposal to lift herself from the gutter. Everything changed when she broke into a supposedly impenetrable facility and got her hands on the Jump Drive tech stored inside. With her new teleportation bracelet, the most secure and unattainable items were within her reach. So was her dream of living the high life.
Rumours spread across the Outlands: if you wanted something valuable -and well guarded- Loba’s who you go to. She was almost able to put her past behind her. But when Revenant joined the Games, her past catapulted into her future. Desperate to find a way to kill him, she sabotaged a facility full of Revenant bodies, bringing Skull Town and Thunderdome crashing down in the process. However, she learned it was just one of many such factories hidden across the Frontier. Now, she’s joined the Games to find a way to end him for good. It doesn’t hurt that the Arenas are brimming with treasures just waiting to be plucked.
Revenge will come, if fortune favours her. In the meantime, some shiny things have caught her eye.
Teleport to hard-to-reach places or escape trouble quickly by throwing your Jump Drive bracelet.
Nearby epic and legendary loot can be seen through walls. The range is the same as Black Market Boutique.
Place a portable device that allows you to teleport nearby loot to your inventory. Each friendly or enemy Legend can take up to two items.
Revenant used to be human. He used to be the greatest hitman the Mercenary Syndicate ever had. He used to look in the mirror and see his human face looking back. But time changes everything, and when his programming finally failed, he saw what he had become at the hands of the Mercenary Syndicate and Hammond Robotics: a walking nightmare of steel and vestigial flesh. His masters resurrected him as a simulacrum, snatching him from death’s embrace again and again and programming him to forget.
He swore he would hunt down every last person who did this to him, but more than two centuries have passed, and they're all gone… or so he thought. The return of Hammond Robotics to the Outlands has renewed his thirst for vengeance, and he won’t stop until anybody connected to Hammond is dead. Of course, he doesn’t mind eviscerating a few of the Legends along the way. He used to need a reason to kill… but he’s not that man anymore.
Unleash a powerful pounce forwards. Hold to charge for farther distances.
Highlight nearby visible enemies who are low on health. You crouch walk faster and have improved wall climbing.
Forge a shroud of hardened shadows around you that block damage and regenerate. Your shadows and tactical are refreshed on knockdowns.
Crypto specialises in secrets; he knows how to uncover them, and how to keep them. A brilliant hacker and encryption expert, he uses aerial drones to spy on his opponents in the Apex Arena without being seen. It’s been noted that his drones have a similar design to those created by wanted murderer Tae Joon Park.
Orphans raised on the streets of Suotamo, Tae Joon and his foster sister Mila Alexander escaped a life of squalor by becoming computer engineers, designing drones that transmit the Apex Games throughout the Outlands. But one day, Tae Joon disappeared with an important company secret, and his sister vanished under mysterious and violent circumstances. However, Crypto claims to have had no contact with Tae Joon, and the case remains unsolved.
Crypto’s motives for joining the Apex Games are almost as mysterious as the man himself. In recent interviews, he claims he is seeking justice – but for what, exactly, remains unknown.
Deploy an aerial drone that allows you to view the surrounding area from above. If the drone is destroyed, there is a forty-second cooldown before you can deploy another.
Enemies detected by the Surveillance Drone within 30 meters of your position are marked for you and your teammates to see.
Your Surveillance Drone sets off an EMP blast that deals shield damage, slows enemies, and disables traps.
Natalie “Wattson” Paquette is a familiar face in the Apex Games, though for a different reason than most. Daughter of the Games’ lead electrical engineer, she studied his manuals to stay close to him, and discovered her calling at a young age. Though she could be completely distracted one moment and hyper-focused the next, electricity grounded her – its ordered, predictable flow made sense in a way the rest of the world didn’t.
Connect nodes to create electrified fences that damage and slow enemies.
Ultimate Accelerants fully charge your Ultimate Ability, and standing near interception pylons boosts your Tactical Ability recharge.
Place an electrified pylon that destroys incoming ordnance and repairs damaged shields as long as it stands. (Max: 3)
One day, Octavio Silva was bored. In fact, he was bored most days. Heir to the preoccupied CEOs of Silva Pharmaceuticals and wanting for nothing in life, he entertained himself by performing death-defying stunts and posting holovids of them for his fans to gawk over. So, this day, he decided to set the course record for a nearby Gauntlet by launching himself across the finish line — using a grenade.
Move 30% faster for six seconds. Costs health to use.
Automatically restores health over time.
Deploy a jump pad that catapults teammates through the air.
Born into a military family, Bangalore has been an exceptional soldier since she was young. Top of her class at the IMC Military Academy, she's the only cadet who could take apart a Peacekeeper, equip it with a Precision Choke hop-up, and put it back together in under 20 seconds – blindfolded.
Fire a high-velocity smoke canister that explodes into a smoke wall on impact. Fire a high-velocity smoke canister that explodes into a smoke wall on impact.
Taking fire while sprinting makes you move faster for a brief time.
Call in an artillery strike that slowly creeps across the landscape.
Known across the Outlands as one of the greatest game hunters on the Frontier – Bloodhound's identity is a mystery wrapped in layers of rumours: fabulously wealthy, a bloodthirsty murderer, a Goliath whisperer, a former slave, half-bat and a dozen other things depending on who you ask.
Briefly reveal hidden enemies, traps, and clues throughout structures in front of you.
See tracks left behind by your foes.
Enhances your senses, allowing you move faster and highlighting your prey.
Before there was Caustic, a scientist named Alexander Nox worked at Humbert Labs, the Frontier’s leading manufacturer of pesticide gases. With a glut of pesticides needed to protect the growing Frontier colonies’ crops, Humbert Labs was constantly on the hunt for better and stronger formulas. Nox was one of their brightest scientists and worked day and night developing new gases. But to make sure they worked, he needed to test them on more than just inert tissue: he needed something living.
Drop canisters that release deadly Nox gas when shot or triggered by enemies.
Allows you to see enemies through your gas.
Blankets a large area in Nox gas.
Gibraltar is a gentle giant with a wild side. The son of two SARAS (Search and Rescue Association of Solace) volunteers, he has always been skilled at getting others out of dangerous situations that are common in the Outlands. However, he only began to understand the value of protecting others when he and his boyfriend stole his father’s motorcycle, took it on a joyride, and got trapped by a deadly mudslide. His parents saved them, and his father lost an arm in the process. Gibraltar has never forgotten that sacrifice and has devoted his life to helping those in need.
Throw down a dome-shield that blocks attacks for 15 seconds.
Aiming down sights deploys a gun shield that blocks incoming fire.
Call in a concentrated mortar strike on a marked position.
Ajay Che, aka Lifeline, isn’t someone you would expect to find in the Apex Games. Once the child of wealthy war profiteers, she left home when she learned of the damage her family had caused and enlisted in the Frontier Corps, a humanitarian organisation that aids Frontier communities in need. She’s since devoted her life to helping others and joined the Apex Games to fund the Frontier Corps with her winnings.
Call your Drone of Compassion to automatically heal nearby teammates over time.
Revive knocked down teammates faster while protected by a shield wall. Healing items are used 25% faster.
Call in a drop pod of high-quality defensive gear.
Mirage is the kind of guy who likes to stand out. The youngest of four brothers, he perfected the art of fooling around to get attention. The one thing he took seriously was Holo-Pilot technology: introduced to the illusion-creating tech by his engineer mother, he poured over the mechanisms and learned all he could about them. Even when his brothers went MIA during the Frontier War, Mirage and his mother continued to develop holo devices, and the work brought them closer.
Send out a holographic decoy to confuse the enemy.
Automatically drop a decoy and cloak for five seconds when knocked down.
Deploy a team of Decoys to distract enemies while you cloak.
Pathfinder is the picture of optimism, despite his circumstances. A MRVN (Mobile Robotic Versatile eNtity) modified to specialise in location scouting and surveying, he booted up decades ago in an abandoned laboratory with no idea who created him or why. With only his MRVN designation to hint at his identity, Pathfinder set off in search of his creator.
Grapple to get to out-of-reach places quickly.
Scan a survey beacon to reveal the ring's next location.
Create a zipline for everyone to use.
Wraith is a whirlwind fighter, able to execute swift and deadly attacks and manipulate spacetime by opening rifts in the fabric of reality — but she has no idea how she got that way. Years ago, she woke up in an IMC Detention Facility for the Mentally Ill with no memory of her life before. She also began hearing a distant voice whispering in her mind that would keep her awake for days on end. Despite nearly driving her insane, once she started to listen and trust it, the voice helped her harness her newfound power of void manipulation and escape the facility.
Reposition quickly through the safety of void space, avoiding all damage.
A voice warns you when danger approaches. As far as you can tell, it's on your side.
Link two locations with portals for 60 seconds, allowing your entire team to use them.