Titanfall Fans Are In For A "Pleasant Surprise" During Apex Legends Season 5
Apex Legends general manager Dusty Welch and game director Chad Grenier think that Titanfall fans will be happy about something that's coming to Respawn's battle royale in Season 5.
According to Respawn, fans of Titanfall and Titanfall 2 may be excited to see what Respawn has in store for Apex Legends at the start of Season 5. Season 5 is scheduled to begin in late May or early June, as Season 4: Assimilation is halfway done, having gone through its ranked series split.
In an interview in Game Informer Issue 324, Apex Legends general manager Dusty Welch and game director Chad Grenier spoke about the future of Respawn's battle royale game, with one of them saying, "We're always bringing in stuff from the Titanfall universe. We built an awesome world in Titanfall 1 and 2 and want to make sure we're bringing that forward. I will say this: There could potentially be a pleasant surprise for Titanfall fans in Season 5."
Neither Welch nor Grenier provided further details beyond that, though Season 5's tie to Titanfall could be hinted at with the arrival of Bloodhound's town takeover, which will be added to the game in The Old Ways event on April 7 alongside a permanent Duos mode. The arrival of the technological tracker's town takeover was teased with a prowler, a vicious wolf-like creature native to the planet Leviathan (the setting of Titanfall 2's incredible Effect and Cause level). Perhaps, just as Apex Legends left Kings Canyon after two seasons, the battle royale is getting another brand-new map after two seasons on World's Edge--one that will be located on Leviathan.
Elsewhere in the interview, Welch and Grenier also talk about which of Apex Legends' playable characters are most popular. Grenier says that the rankings change from season to season, though Pathfinder and Wraith are almost always among the top picks and that Wattson is popular on the competitive side. "Caustic has been [popular] from a pro player or tournament standpoint," Welch added. "He's been an interesting player favorite, especially when they get into the final areas."