Apex Legends' Valkyrie will be armed with VTOL Jets and Missile Swarm abilities

By Heidi Nicholas,
Apex Legends Legacy will introduce new Legend Valkyrie, and the Apex Legends team has now detailed her backstory and abilities in full. Check out the Valkyrie character trailer below:

The Apex Legends team describes Valkyrie as "the ultimate wingman and a Legend who's poised to dominate the sky," and over on the Apex Legends site, they explain how she lost her father, Titanfall 2's Viper, when she was young, and how she was "obsessed with finding the man who’d put her father in harm’s way: his commander, Kuben Blisk." When she finally found Blisk, she didn't kill him, but she did steal his invitation to the Apex Games. Then, "using the intact flight core from Viper’s Northstar, she built a sleek new jetpack that honored her father’s memory. And that was when Kairi could finally soar on her own… and in a version of her dad’s Titan, that ended up being hers after all."

Valkyrie can use her jetpack for the VTOL Jets passive ability, which lets her fly around the map until the fuel runs out (the fuel will refill with time.) Her Skyward Dive ultimate ability can also be useful for her teammates, since they can "hook into take-off systems" when she uses it, allowing them to either zoom out of danger or redeploy on enemies below. Lastly, Valkyrie can also use her Missile Swarm tactical ability to "fire a swarm of mini-rockets."

Apex Legends Legacy kicks off next week on May 4th, and along with new Legend Valkyrie, the new season will also bring the Arenas 3v3 mode and an infested Olympus.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!