New playable Legend, Ash, is about to enter Apex Legends. Here's everything we know about her lore so far.
Apex Legends Season 11 is just around the corner. Set to begin at the start of November, this new season will be titled "Escape." A new Legend, Ash, will be added in the upcoming season, and she's been generating a fair amount of buzz within the community. Originally appearing as a boss in the 2016 Titanfall 2, Ash has certainly been through the worst of it between her time in Titanfall to her Apex Legends appearance.
Season 11 won't be our first look at Ash in the Apex world. Previously, Ash had been acting as the announcer and mastermind behind the Arenas mode, introduced in Season 9. Now, she's stepping into the fight herself as a playable Legend. For those who want to get to know the robot simulacrum before she lands in the game, here's what we know about Ash's lore so far.
Ash's Lore in Apex Legends: What We Know So Far
Ash certainly has quite the history. As mentioned, Ash first appeared in the game's universe as an antagonist in Titanfall 2. Before this though, she was Dr. Ashleigh Reid. Working as an apprentice of Dr. Mary Somers, she was part of "The Group" working on Project Iris, and one of Pathfinder's creators. After venturing on a dangerous mission with Somers to prove the existence of Branthium, Reid betrayed Somers and left her to die in the black hole.
Not long after, Reid betrayed "The Group" in an attempt to claim off of the Branthium. However, she was stabbed by Amelie Paquette and mortally wounded. At her request, she was made into a simulacrum.
Eventually, Ash become a Pilot for the mercenary group, Apex Predators, operating a Ronin-class Titan. Ash met her supposed death at the hands of Jack Cooper, after attempting to thwart his escape from the Dynamic Testing Facility. She was then rebuilt by arms manufacturer Vinson Dynamics and contracted to lead their military force.
Sometime after the Battle of Typhon took place, Ash's head was thrown by Kuben Blisk into a blue energy mass. This caused Ash's head to be transported into an alternate dimension where it was then broken into 9 pieces and scattered across King's Canyon. Her head was found and rebuilt by Hammond Robotics, and installed on what remained of her body. Sometime after, Pathfinder discovers her lying in a dumpster behind a Hammond building. All Ash could remember was her name, and that codes had been extracted from her memory banks. Later, Ash was enlisted by Blisk to run the Arenas.
Apex Legends Season 11 is set to launch on Nov. 2, 2021.