An Apex Legends fan theory posits Respawn Entertainment has already teased an Heirloom for the new playable Legend, Loba, in promotional material for Season 5.
Respawn Entertainment officially revealed Loba would be the next playable character, set for release when Apex Legends Season 5 — Fortune's Favor goes live May 12, in a trailer released Thursday. In that trailer, Loba can be seen beating enemies with a staff or long cane with an animal's head at the end.
That same weapon reappears in promotional images for Season 5, making clear the animal in question is a wolf. (Loba itself is Spanish for "she-wolf.") This connection and the staff's melee nature has fans theorizing it will be an Heirloom for Loba.
Heirloom items are among the rarest items in Apex Legends, replacing the character's unarmed stance with a melee weapon tied to their personality or backstory. Previous examples include Wraith's knife, Bloodhound's axe, and Pathfinder's boxing gloves.
The size of the staff has caused some fans to balk at embracing the theory, as all previous Heirlooms have been significantly smaller.
Respawn Entertainment has not responded to the theory.