Apex Legends

Apex Legends Newcastle: Leaked Abilities and Lore

"The Hero of Harris Valley, Newcastle will need to shield his squadmates and his secrets to survive the Apex Games."
"The Hero of Harris Valley, Newcastle will need to shield his squadmates and his secrets to survive the Apex Games." / Image courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legends Season 13: Saviors is right around the corner, and set to headline the show is none other than the popular battle royale's 21st playable character, Newcastle.

As such, here's a breakdown of Newcastle's leaked abilities and lore set to be unveiled soon in Apex Legends: Saviors.

As initially shared weeks ago, amid the massive storm of leaks that allegedly showed off nine upcoming Legends, five-plus weapons and new lore, Newcastle is a Defensive-class character whose kit revolves around protecting allies from gunfire and reviving teammates in safe positions:

  • Retrieve the Wounded (Passive): Drag downed allies while you revive and protect them with your Revive Shield
  • Mobile Shield (Tactical): Throw a drone that creates a moving energy shield
  • Castle Wall (Ultimate): Leap and slam to a target, ally or area and create a fortified stronghold

Thanks to Respawn Entertainment's Apex Legends: Saviors launch trailer, it appears these leaks have been quite on the money as Newcastle can be seen using all of those abilities in the video.

Speaking of new trailers, Respawn also released its latest "Stories from the Outlands" cinematic Thursday, which revealed just who the man is beneath the shining armor.

In regards to Newcastle's lore, it was leaked earlier this month during "The Williams Sendoff" story event that the masked Mobile Defender is actually Bangalore's long-lost brother, Jackson.

At the conclusion of The Williams Sendoff, Bangalore ended up accepting the belief that Jackson was dead despite never actually finding his body.

As such, it will definitely be interesting to see how their reunion goes considering Jackson joined the Apex Games without telling her beforehand that he was alive after she had already spent such a significant amount of time looking for him.