Here's what you need to know about Apex Legends' Ash
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Apex Legends’ eleventh season, Escape, is rolling out to players on Nov. 2, and with it comes the game’s latest playable Legend, Ash. Her debut in the game is intimately tied to its upcoming season. She, quite literally, stole the spotlight in Escape’s reveal trailer, slashing her way through the rest of the cast on the new Storm Point Map. There’s also her connection to Titanfall 2 to take into account, bringing the worlds Respawn has created closer than ever. Here’s what players can expect from Ash when she releases in Apex Legends.

Ash’s backstory

When Doctor Ashleigh Reid was on the verge of death, she agreed to let her mind become a simulacrum, robots that use human psyches as their basis. After her transformation, Reid was at war with another part of herself that blamed her for her weakness at letting them die. This part established itself as a separate consciousness and took control of the simulacrum body.

This alternate consciousness calls itself Ash, in reference to something Pathfinder said. It is merciless and responsible for the carnage we saw in the Escape reveal trailer. The voice also implies that it was the one who the tether on Horizon’s pod, effectively abandoning her in the vacuum of space. Though Ash has established herself as a distinct entity from Dr. Reid, she mimics some of the doctor’s old mannerisms, like letting a rat run along her arms and blade.

Ash’s moveset in Apex Legends

Ash is an assassin, and a known cold-blooded killer in the Outlands. Her moveset reflects that, making her a deadly predator:

  • Passive: Marked for Death – Ash’s map shows the location of recent deathboxes. She gets a special prompt on a deathbox, use it to mark surviving attackers (once per box).
  • Tactical: Arc Snare – Throw a spinning snare that damages and tethers the first enemy that gets too close.
  • Ultimate: Phase Breach – Tear open a one-way portal to a targeted location. This portal stays open for a short time, during which anyone can use it.

Ash debuts alongside the Escape update for Apex Legends Season 11 Nov. 2.

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