Season 2 of Apex Legends is nearly here and Respawn Entertainment will be introducing the new content today but a leak has sprung prior to the planned reveal. In response, Respawn released one of the two trailers which shows the new playable Legend, Wattson, in action and teases an ominous character whose actions change Kings Canyon in a significant way.
The new Apex Legends trailer introduces gamers to season 2, named Battle Charge, and gives us a look at Wattson working alongside Octane and Bangalore. The clip utilizes the same animation style seen in Apex Legends’ launch trailer and gives viewers a stylized look at how Wattson will support her teammates.
Throughout this trailer, a threatening character is shown activating an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) that destroys a tall tower in Kings Canyon. It seems like this particular structure has been keeping creatures out of Kings Canyon so the Apex contests can take place but now they’re spilling into the map. There are various flying dinosaur-like creatures seen in the trailer as well as a massive monster that looks like a walking mountain that stomps through the canyon.
The second leaked trailer, first reported by GameSpot, is in-engine gameplay and shows that these events have changed Kings Canyon in ways that players will witness when they drop back into the battlefield when season 2 goes live on July 2. The collapsed tower remains, destitute areas are now overgrown with greenery, new structures have been built, and more. There are caged creatures and a few roaming free in Kings Canyon, but it isn’t clear how or if they impact gameplay.
A few new legendary weapons and character skins are teased in the trailer and a new energy-based light machine gun called L-Star is shown as well. One clip shows Octane doing flips in the air when diving into battle, which is how Respawn is introducing the new skydive emotes. Last but not least, the tiers for the new ranked game mode were revealed. Players are able to progress through six tiers, from bronze to Apex Predator. The official reveal is happening around 10 a.m. PT on Monday, June 27, and will likely include the two new trailers along with some further details on the new weapon, ranked mode, and more from the Apex Legends developers.
Girls Ice Hockey: Fine performances/Games to watch
Caitlyn Caldon, East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor (ETB): Caldon, a senior, stopped all 20 shots she faced as ETB blanked defending state champion New Canaan, 2-0, on Sunday at the Newington Ice Arena.
Demeri Carangelo, Hamden/Wilbur Cross/Sheehan/Lyman Hall: Carangelo had nine points in back-to-back wins. She had two goals and three assists in a 6-3 victory over the Branford co-op last Wednesday, and added two goals and two assists in an 8-2 win over Conard/Hall on Saturday.
Meghan Croyle, East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor (ETB): Croyle had a goal and an assist as ETB shut out defending state champion New Canaan, 2-0, on Sunday at the Newington Ice Arena.
Megan Froehlich, West Haven/SHA: Froelich scored a goal and dished out three assists in West Haven/SHA’s 6-5 loss to New Canaan on Monday at the Darien Ice House.
Kaleigh Harden, New Canaan: Harden collected five points with a hat trick and two assists as the Rams edged West Haven/SHA 6-5 on Monday. Harden’s third goal was the game-winner with 6:25 remaining.
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Sophia Mughal, Fairfield: Mughal had a hat trick in Fairfield’s 4-2 victory over the Wilton/Norwalk/McMahon co-op on Monday. The win secured an FCIAC tournament berth for Fairfield.
Taylor Nowak, West Haven/SHA: Nowak scored the 100th goal of her career and also had an assist in West Haven/SHA’s 6-5 loss to New Canaan on Monday.
Kelly Raymond, Darien: Raymond had a hat trick in the Blue Wave’s 7-0 shutout of Ridgefield/Danbury last Wednesday.
Reilly Sargolini, Hamden/Wilbur Cross/Sheehan/Lyman Hall: Sargolini had a natural hat trick in the Green Dragons’ 8-2 victory over Conard/Hall on Saturday. She started the scoring just 42 seconds into the game, and added two more goals in a span of 1:12 later in the first period. Sargolini also had an assist.
Jessica Ware, Greenwich: The Cardinals’ goalie collected 25 saves as Greenwich topped Darien 3-1 at Hamill Rink on Thursday. Ware, a senior, made nine on those stops in the third period.
GAMES TO WATCH
Guilford vs. West Haven/SHA at Webster Bank Arena, Friday, 4 p.m.: Two SCC teams kick off Connecticut Ice weekend. West Haven/SHA will look to rebound from its first loss of the season, while Guilford can boost its playoff chances with a win here.
Greenwich vs. Simsbury at Simsbury Farms Rink, Friday, 6:10 p.m.: A showdown between the top two teams in the state. Simsbury is 8-0 and in first place, with Greenwich second at 8-2.
Fairfield co-op vs. East Catholic co-op (ETB) at Veterans Memorial Ice Rink, Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Both teams are in the hunt for a state playoff berth and can pick up key points in this game. ETB is coming off a huge 2-0 win over New Canaan, while Fairfield is looking to bounce back from a 5-0 loss to Darien.
East Catholic co-op (ETB) vs. Conard/Hall at Veterans Memorial Rink, Saturday, 12:45 p.m.: A traditional northern rivalry between perennial contenders, this year’s match-up features an ETB team which has recently moved up in the standings against a Conard/Hall team which is still searching for its first win.
Suffield co-op vs. Simsbury at International Skating Center, Saturday, 6:20 p.m.: The second meeting in the last five days for the two CCC contenders. Simsbury won, 2-1, on Monday and goes for the sweep in its home ice.
New Canaan vs. Amity co-op at Astorino Rink, Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.: An FCIAC-SCC showdown. New Canaan won this meeting 8-1 last year but will face an Amity team which is 8-1-1 in its last 10 games.
Simsbury vs. Darien at Darien Ice House, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.: A huge game in the race for a top seed in the state tournament. The two contenders could meet again in the state semis or final.
Avon co-op vs. West Haven/SHA at Bennett Rink, Tuesday, 8 p.m.: A strong West Haven/SHA team takes on the Avon co-op, which is just inside the 12-team playoff bubble.
— Dave Stewart