October 28, 2021 A new character trailer has given us the full rundown of Ash’s abilities
Apex Legends Emergence’s introduction of Seer completely turned the popular battle royale game’s meta on its head, as everyone and their nan rushed to try out the legend’s incredibly powerful kit. Now it’s time to see whether the next legend to make their way into the game, Ash, will be equally overpowered when she drops in Season 11: Escape.
Ash is a familiar face to those who love Respawn games. Beginning life in Titanfall 2, the simulacrum pilot has been gradually brought into Apex Legends piece by piece (literally). Ash began by running the Apex Arenas behind the scenes, though Respawn has finally confirmed that she is on her way in a playable capacity.
Thanks to a number of trailers and blog posts, we now know pretty much everything there is to know about Ash. Here’s all the info about Apex Legends Ash, including her release date, abilities, and skins.
APEX LEGENDS ASH RELEASE DATE
With Respawn finally confirming that Ash is on her way, the new legend will arrive in Apex Legends Season 11: Escape as a playable legend on November 2.
APEX LEGENDS ASH ABILITIES
In the official Apex Legends Ash character trailer we got a proper look at Ash’s abilities in action.
- (Passive) Marked For Death: Ash’s map shows the location of recent deathboxes. Press H on a deathbox 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.
Ash’s kit is littered with call-backs to Titanfall 2. As some have pointed out, the name of her passive is a reference to the Marked for Death game mode in Respawn’s previous game.
Additionally, Titanfall 2 fans may note the similarities between Ash’s Phase Breach ability in Apex and the Phase Dash ability used by her Ronin-class Titan.
Check out our Apex Legends tier list to see where we think Ash’s kit ranks in the current meta.
APEX LEGENDS ASH TRAILER
Alongside the confirmation that Ash will soon be taking her place in the field, a Story from the Outlands focusing on the legend’s journey so far, ‘Ashes to Ash’, has been released.
We got our first real look of Ash’s reconstructed body back in the Season 9: Legacy trailer, when the simulacrum was revealed to be the overseer of the Apex Legends Arenas.
However, Ash was first teased all the way back in Season 5’s ‘The Broken Ghost’ quest, during which you attach her re-completed head to her body. As ‘Shrugtal’ notes, Ash repeats not only the wake up codes you see during the ‘Ashes to Ash’ story, but the name of the latest Story from the Outlands itself.
In case you missed it, the Ash "Wake Up" codes were teased in Season 5's Broken Ghost quest, where she randomly said these numbers amongst other future teasers during the finale. pic.twitter.com/JSpepVsJo3
— Shrugtal (@shrugtal) October 16, 2021
HOW TO UNLOCK ASH IN APEX LEGENDS
Just like with any other legend, Ash can be unlocked in the in-game store for 750 Apex Coins (you can buy 1,000 Apex Coins for $10.00 or £7.99) or 12,000 Legend Tokens. If you’ve been busy racking up wins and taking down opponents, you’ll most likely already have enough Legend Tokens saved to acquire Ash when she arrives in the store.