With a few hours left until the launch of Apex Legends' Season 5: Fortune's Favor, Respawn officially revealed the skillset and some background on the S5 newcomer Loba.
Respawn set the stage for Loba's story back in Season 4: Assimilation trailer by having Revenant brutally slaughter her family. This left Apex Legends' new champ resorting to picking pockets to survive.
"Everything changed when she broke into a supposedly impenetrable facility and got her hands on the Jump Drive tech stored inside. With her new teleportation bracelet, the most secure and unattainable items were within her reach. So was her dream of living the high life", Respawn wrote.
If you've been following the Apex Legends community's data-mining efforts, there are no surprises in terms of abilities.
Loba's tactical ability is Burglar's Best Friend, i.e. the teleportation device you could've seen in the Season 5: Fortune's Favor launch trailer, which lets her throw the Jump Drive bracelet and teleport to hard-to-reach places.
Her passive is Eye for Quality, and Loba players will be the first to know if there's epic or legendary loot laying around.
Black Market Boutique is Loba's ultimate, where she can place a portable device and cycle through any and all nearby loot. Moreover, friendly or enemy legends can take up to two items each, so there's ample room for Apex Legends synergies.
"Desperate to find a way to kill him, she sabotaged a facility full of Revenant bodies, bringing Skull Town and Thunderdome crashing down in the process. However, she learned it was just one of many such factories hidden across the Frontier", her description reads.
We're expecting full Season 5 patch notes any moment, so stay tuned.