Apex Legends will not be the only support for Loba and Lifeline this season, but not because a new legend will be a part of the class system. In season 16, players can expect significant changes to the entire cast due to the ability to adapt to the new divisions.
With Revelry, Respawn is dividing the Offensive legends into two separate groups and reorganizing certain characters among categories, bringing significant changes to the whole cast. In the pre-Revelry sandbox, each class had its own passive effects, which are likely to continue in some form after the changes.
Once season 16 arrives, players will be introduced to five classes: Assault, Skirmisher, Recon, Controller, and Support. The most numerous category, Offensive legends, will be split into two, and Defensive legends may also find themselves in different categories than they were before Revelry.
Assault Legends are exceptional at combat utility and initiation, according to lead legend designer Devan McGuire in a press conference last week. Their abilities can create openings and pressure opponents to make poor decisions or mistakes. Expect to see Ash, Fuse, Mad Maggie, Bangalore, and Revenant in this category.
According to McGuire, the other part of the defunct Offensive class includes the Skirmisher legends, which focus on "combat mobility and escape." Mobile legends include Wraith, Horizon, Pathfinder, Octane, Valkyrie, and Mirage.
When season 16 arrives, the Controller class will also include some familiar names from a soon-to-be-sunset class. Controllers are the rigid defenders that "place their abilities in the world to control their positioning and force opponents to fight on their turf." Caustic, Wattson, Rampart, and Catalyst will all move to the Controller class.
The legends with excellent intelligence-gathering abilities remain consistent throughout this class, although Pathfinder and Valkyrie have moved to the Skirmisher category.
The Support class has a few new names on the list, up from only Lifeline and Loba. These legends help provide assistance or outright save the team from harm. Lifeline, Loba, Gibraltar, and Newcastle all fall under this category.
The new class system gives Respawn the ability to redefine the playing space for each class. Valkyrie, for example, wasn't as textbook Recon as Bloodhound, Crypto, or Seer, and her status as a Skirmisher reflects that new change. Likewise, the broad Offensive class didn't distinguish between an Ash or Revenant-like attack.
When season 16 arrives on February 14, players may try out the new classes.