First introduced to the public in February 2019, Apex Legends quickly accelerated to become one of the biggest names in the Battle Royale genre. The game hit its peak of 70 million players later last year. Now, as Season 4 is coming to an end, Respawn Entertainment teases the very first few glimpses into the game’s next update. So grab your popcorn and read on as we break down the “Fortune’s Favor” trailer for Apex Legends Season 5 release date, leaks, and more!

1. Things to note on Apex Legends Season 5 release date

About Apex Legends

Apex Legends is a popular free-to-play BR game developed by Respawn Entertainment. The basic gameplay concept is similar to others in the genre: players drop to a certain location on the map at their will, loot, fight, and survive the zone. However, Apex Legends introduces several new features that make playing fun and unique. 

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Apex Legends brings a refreshing change to the BR genre

First of all, it's the playable character (called “Legends”). Players can choose one from the list of available Legends, each with their own distinct set of skills, including 1 passive and 2 actives to fit the scenario.

Secondly, the diverse loot system. Apex Legends features a wide selection of weapons, armors, and supportive items that help gamers achieve their first place. It also introduced new weapon attachment known as “hop-up”, which greatly enhance the gun performance.

Finally, Apex gameplay is fast-paced with constant combats and tactical movements, requiring powerful decision-making and skills. Together, they bring a refreshing touch to the game, making it stand out from others.

Apex Legends Season 5 release date

The current Season 4 of the game will conclude on May 12, 2020, then immediately followed by Season 5. Yesterday, on May 5, Respawn Entertainment dropped the “Fortune’s Favor” launch trailer. So when is Apex Legends Season 5 coming out? It’s actually on May 12, the same day that Season 4 comes to an end. So we are just less than a week away from the next big update. If you want to grind to Predator, you better hurry up, the time is ticking. 

2. What can we learn from the “Fortune’s Favor” launch trailer beyond the Apex Legends Season 5 release date?

As a tradition of Respawn Entertainment, the pre-season launch trailer always reveals some crucial glimpses into the upcoming major changes. Without those details explicitly explained, you may just well miss them. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the breakdown of the “Fortune’s Favor” - Apex Legends Season 5 leaks

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Loba will come to Apex Legends in Season 5

Loba’s abilities

As it’s pretty much official, Loba is the next Legend to come and join the battle. In terms of her skills, Respawn mostly remained silent. However, in the Apex Legends Season 5 trailer, we have the very first look into her kit. It has something to do with teleportation ability via a disk that she throws, and another when she steals a weapon from a robot. These can end up being her actual set of skills in the official release since it matches perfectly with the leaked info:

  • Burglar’s best friend: Throw a disk and teleport to that landing point
  • Supply for demand: Hold to decide a type of loot to be revealed in the area around you through walls
  • An eye for quality: Loba can spot loots through walls
  • Black market boutique: Place a machine that steals all nearby loot
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The character can be a better skirmisher than Wraith herself

New heirloom hint

Midway through the Apex Legends Season 5 trailer, we can see Loba using a sliver staff with a wolf figure on it. It may just be a hint for her heirloom - one of the rarest cosmetic items in the game. She uses it as part of her ability to steal weapons from the robots. Another detail that can confirm it is the specialized wolf head carved into the staff, which refers to her name (“Loba” means wolf in Portuguese). 

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The familiar wolf sculpture reappears

New map updates

The trailer also reveals some changes regarding Apex Legends Season 5 new map. King’s Canyon may no longer have its hottest battlefront, Skull Town. Towards the end of the video, we see as Loba escapes from the exploding facility, a giant skull falls down through a hole on the ground. It can only mean that Skull Town will either undergo major changes or destroyed for good. 

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Skull Town collapsed in the Apex Legends Season 5 trailer

The previous Loba Legend teaser gave a rare glimpse at a secret location in Apex Legends. It’s an underground Hammond Robotics facility filled with a dozen of robots like Revenant. The role of the facility in the new update is yet to be certain. It can be the birthplace of new events on the map or a possible replacement for Skull Town. Either way, fans of the game should be excited about the upcoming season. 

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Hammond Robotics Facility is revealed

Lifeline shield buff?

At the start of the video is the image of Pathfinder, defeated and about to be blown up by Mirage. A shield suddenly pops out of nowhere and saves the Forward Scout’s life. Discussions have been raised about who does that shield ability belong to. Given that Pathfinder is already such a strong character in-game, it’s unlikely that Respawn will give him a new tweak. However, there’s someone can definitely use a major buff like that - Lifeline. The Combat Medic has recently fallen off-meta. A shielding dome combines with her fast reviving speed will be huge and make her viable again. But there’s nothing we can assure of. It may just simply be a Gibraltar’s dome.

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A mysterious shield saved Pathfinder

 3. A quick recap of Apex Legends Season 5 release date, leaks, and more:

  • When is Apex Legends Season 5 coming out: May 12, 2020
  • Loba leaks: Her kit may include teleportation and stealing abilities; possibly a new heirloom comes with her release
  • Map updates: Skull Town may be replaced by a hidden underground facility
  • Mysterious shield ability

That’s all it is for now with the most recent update of Apex Legends Season 5: Fortune’s Favor. Tune in next Tuesday as the patch goes online to see whether our prediction will become a reality. For more news, updates, and useful guides into gaming, visit our website at!