Revenant abilities officially confirmed ahead of Season 18

By Olivia Richman


Aug 7, 2023

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It’s been rumored and then confirmed for a while now that Revenant is getting a massive rework in Season 18 of Apex Legends.

With the fast approach of Season 18, players have started to learn more about the new content and changes that are coming to the popular battle royale. The biggest discussion, however, has been around Revenant. Instead of getting a new legend, developers have promised a big rework of the sinister yet underwhelming robot.

Revenant and his twisted lore with Loba has pretty much carried the backstory of Apex Legends. But when it comes to the gameplay itself, Revenant is often looked over for his subpar kit, which doesn’t fit into the current meta. Developers are hoping to change that in Season 18, and now his rework has been revealed.

Revenant Reborn confirmed abilities in Apex Legends

After months of speculation about possible leaked abilities, developers have shared what changes are coming to Revenant.

Revenant is now a Skirmisher, which is a legend class focused on mobility and sneaky gameplay. Check out his new abilities:

  • Passive: Assassin’s Instinct — Highlight nearby visible enemies that are low on health, improved wall climbing, faster crouch walking
  • Tactical: Shadow Pounce — Unleash a powerful forward jump that can be charged for further distances
  • Ultimate: Forged Shadows — Hardened shadows form around you that block direct damage and even regenerate after breaking. Your shadows and tactical will be refreshed on knockdowns

Apparently, there will be no ultimate that leads to a 1v1 duel, which may disappoint a lot of Apex Legends fans that have been hearing about this deadly ultimate for the past few months. There’s also no wall-running-focused ability mentioned.

Still, Revenant seems a lot more useful with his mobility-focused gameplay rather than relatively disrupting enemies.