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Unreleased Apex Legends character Newcastle was uncovered in a huge leak in March, but what are their abilities, and are they the Season 13 Legend?

Although Respawn releases a new Legend every three months with the seasonal update, the community is always looking for clues about upcoming characters ahead of time.

This information usually comes from dataminers who trawl through the game files looking for any hints about who is arriving in the Outlands next.

Occasionally, major leaks surface from insiders who manage to record gameplay from the dev’s version of Apex. Well, that’s exactly what happened in March with the leak revealing nine unreleased Legends, multiple new weapons, and even Heirlooms.

Out of all of the Legends that were uncovered, Newcastle has received most of the attention, and based on the recent teasers, it looks like he’ll be the new face arriving in Season 13.

Who is Newcastle in Apex Legends?

In terms of lore, a clue from the Korean version of Apex Legends may have revealed that Newcastle is Bangalore’s brother, Jackson.

While completing the Jackson Bow Challenge, Twitter user locojung522 noticed that the subtitles for the male voice refer to Newcastle while playing a piece of audio from Jackson.

In the line after Newcastle has spoken, Bangalore even responds with her brother’s name: “Jackson! Hold on tight”.

If this is true, we already know a lot about Jackson thanks to the Gridiron Story from the Outlands that arrived in January.

It’s worth noting that the subtitles may be a mistake, but it seems unlikely given the recent focus on Bangalore ahead of Season 13’s release.

Newcastle abilities in Apex Legends

When it comes to gameplay, the major leak that was posted to the ApexUncovered subreddit in March showcased all of Newcastle’s abilities.

It’s worth noting that the abilities and animations in the clip could have changed since this was recorded, it’s even possible some of them have been scrapped, so take the leak with a pinch of salt.

Finally, although KralRindo’s watermark is shown at the bottom right of the clip, the dataminer has denied that they were the source of the leaks.

Falling into the Defensive category, Newcastle’s kit revolves around protecting allies from gunfire and reviving teammates in safe positions. Check out the ability descriptions below:

Passive: Retrieve The Wounded – Drag downed allies as you revive and protect them with your Revive Shield.

Tactical: Mobile Shield – Throw a controllable drone that creates a moving energy shield.

Ultimate: Castle Wall – Leap and slam to a target ally or area and create a fortified stronghold.

Will Newcastle be added in Season 13 of Apex Legends?

With the April 7 patch, Respawn added the first set of teasers for the Season 13 update and they indirectly confirmed that Newcastle will be the new Legend arriving in early May.

Appearing on a banner in the Control mode, a giant sign included a silhouette of Newcastle with the statement: “The wait is over, he’s here!”.

Although some of the community are worried that the devs are attempting another Forge scenario, this seems almost impossible given the huge leaks that surfaced in March.

So, for now, it’s safe to say we can expect Newcastle to arrive in Season 13, but his finalized abilities will likely remain a mystery until their official reveal.

Rest assured, we’ll update this article with any new leaks or rumors as soon as they surface.
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They've released all the trailers now and shown the abilities

Newcastle looks like he'll be an alright legend
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