Respawn Entertainment released a new trailer of Apex Legends, revealing a new legend really to join the fray... with a twist.
While Ballistic, also known as August Montgomery Brinkman, may be new to the players, he's not new in the game's world.
He's a competitor from the past, way past his prime, but apparently, he still has it. To protect his son, he decides to return under the spotlight with a bang, quite literally.
Ballistic will be released with the new season, which is releasing on May 9.
You can check him out below.
Here's how Ballistic is described officially.
August was the sole heir to the Brinkman fortune, built on shady backroom deals. But when those deals caught up with his parents, August was left a billionaire orphan. Wealthy, furious and self-destructive, August joined the Thunderdome Games (the pre-Apex Apex Games). Here, he took the name Ballistic and became a sensation! His style was wild, reckless, and utterly selfish, helping him become the very first Thunderdome celebrity.
He was famed for his iconic CAR (“Lady Grey”, for the tea). It was here, in combat, that August would meet the love of his life, Sok Leng. They would quickly marry and have a son, Nathaniel. Sok Leng and her brother Kit Siang were an inseparable duo of destruction, and with August now in their squad, they seemed unstoppable.
But nothing lasts forever. August’s crowd-pandering combat style meant he wasn’t paying attention to his team when they needed him, leading to Kit Siang’s death. Devastated by guilt, August retreated into himself, driving away his wife and son. For nearly two decades, August lived as a recluse, keeping busy with small tasks to distract a lonely mind. And so August was largely forgotten, though not by everyone. His son, Nathaniel, was both enamored with his father’s victories and determined to surpass them. When his son qualified to join the dangerous Apex Games, August went to the Syndicate with an offer: take me instead.
His son would be safe from the path that ruined him. What better way to use those skills than in selfless service? And if it just so happens to be his favorite activity, killing all who stand against him…That’s quite the fortunate coincidence.
Apex Legends is currently available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Origin and Steam. It's free-to-play, so you can jump in without paying an entrance fee, but of course, it features the inevitable optional microtransactions.
It's also one of the most-played games in the world, having passed 100 million players in early 2022. On the other hand, EA recently announced the shutdown of Apex Legends Mobile while pledging that a different mobile experience actually connected with the main game is planned.