Apex Legends is about to enter its fourth season, and developer Respawn revealed the new character, Forge, last week – and has murdered him today. A new lore video suggests that Forge’s brief debut is just an elaborate build-up for the real new Legend: Revenant. Yes, it seems those early leaks were real, and Forge is merely a sacrifice to build the hype to the Apex Legends season 4 release date.

The new video shows Forge – a prize-winning combat athlete with a robotic arm – giving an interview over his entry in the Apex Games. As he starts to talk up his sponsors at Hammond Robotics, another character – a cyborg with a red cloth head covering – sneaks in and violently stabs Forge through the back.

This new character had already shown up in early leaks (like this one on Reddit), and was identified as Revenant. That’s why it was a surprise to see Forge debut in the season 4 reveal. Some players have speculated that we might get two characters as part of the upcoming content, which would make sense given the season’s split structure, but Forge is going to have a rough time coming back from this.

Original source: https://www.pcgamesn.com/apex-legends/revenant-release-date