Apex Legends Control Mode Teases Newcastle For Season 13

After teasing possible upcoming map changes for Storm Point in Apex Legends Season 13, Respawn has seemingly confirmed that Newcastle will be the next playable character to come to the Battle Royale. You can see the teaser by loading into Control, which will remain in Apex Legends as a temporary mode until April 12.

If you load Control, regardless of the map, the loading screen will display holographic signs saying “The wait is over, he’s here!” Next to this message is an obscured image of an armored figure.

That sketch certainly looks a lot like the leaked images of Newcastle.
That sketch certainly looks a lot like the leaked images of Newcastle.

Newcastle was first mentioned years ago, when Respawn advertised that Revenant would be Season 4’s new playable legend. The Apex Games organizers discussed what to do to prevent Revenant from committing a killing spree, and it was suggested that Newcastle be left as Forge’s replacement to throw Revenant into the games instead.

Since then it has been one excuse after another as exceptions have been made to add a lot of people to the Apex Games. So this teaser probably refers to that – that in-universe blood sports fans were excited to finally see Newcastle debut after passing nine times. Looks like it’s finally his time.

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In my weekly Apex Legends column, I theorized that Newcastle would be the next playable character. He appeared in a massive Apex Legends leak along with eight other characters, and The Williams Sendoff seems to think Newcastle is Bangalore’s brother, Jackson Williams.

In the aforementioned leak, Newcastle is described as the ‘Mobile Defender’. Like Gibraltar and Caustic, he has an above average hit box and the Fortified perk. His abilities are listed as:

  • passive: Retrieve the Wounded – Drag down downed allies while reviving and protect them with your revival shield
  • Tactical: Mobile Shield – Throw a throwable drone that creates a moving energy shield
  • ultimate: Castle Wall – Jump and slam to a target, ally or area and create a fortified stronghold.

Based on when Season 12 ends, Apex Legends Season 13 will likely kick off in mid-May around May 10.

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