Apex Legends Fade: Abilities, Ultimate, Lore, And How To Unlock
Apex Legends Fade is a brand new Legend that comes with the release of the mobile version of the game. Apex Legends is now on mobile devices and to entice players even further, they are including a brand new Legend exclusive to Apex Legends Mobile. Fade, known as the Phasing Punisher, brings his dashing, teleporting ways to Apex Legends Mobile from launch. Here is everything we know about Apex Legends Fade.
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Apex Legends Fade Release Date
Fade is available right now thanks to reaching the all-important Apex Legends Mobile release date - May 17th. There are ten Legends available at launch. The initial roster is:
If you want to try out Fade for yourself, simply download Apex Legends Mobile on your chosen device and get to competing in the Apex Games.
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Apex Legends Fade Mobile Exclusivity
Fade will be exclusive to Apex Legends Mobile until we're told otherwise. It is entirely possible that Fade will be added to other versions of the game and it would be strange if that didn’t happen eventually.
For now, there is no indication of how long Fade will be exclusive to Apex Legends Mobile, so we will have to wait and see when Fade will be available on PC and consoles.
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Apex Legends Fade Abilities
Before the official announcement and release of the game, there was a leak about Fade's abilities in Apex Legends Mobile that has lined up well with what we have experienced in-game.
Here are all of Fade's abilities and a short description of what they do:
- Passive: Slipstream - Gives Fade a short movement speed boost after sliding. This passive has a 10-second cooldown after sliding eliminating any potential for spamming the ability.
- Tactical: Flash Back - Activate Flash Back to teleport back two seconds to a previous spot using the Void. Flash Back has a slightly longer cooldown compared to Fade's passive coming in at 20 seconds.
- Ultimate: Phase Chamber - Releases a phase cage and sends all Legends within this area-of-effect (AoE) into the Void.
Apex Legends Fade Ultimate
As previously stated, Fade's Ultimate is called Phase Chamber and utilizes the Void akin to other Legends such as Ash and Wraith.
If a player becomes engulfed by the Void, their movement speed is slowed and their location is marked on the map. However, these players are also invulnerable during this time so this ultimate should be used more to gain a better position over your opponents.
Do keep in mind though, Phase Chamber's AoE does affect your allies as well as your adversaries so be careful when launching your phase cage into the fray.
Apex Legends Fade Tips
If you're a fan of characters with exceptional movement, or abilities to hinder your opponents' movement, Fade with be an instant hit. Fade can be useful in a number of different ways but he is most effective in the heat of battle.
Utilising both his passive and tactical in quick succession to almost bamboozle enemies is a particularly useful combination, especially considering you will be playing on a mobile device where the screen is much smaller than that of a monitor, thus potentially vanishing from view immediately.
Fade's ultimate also excels when in combat. Using this will not only remove enemies' ability to get away, but it will also show their location on the map. Additionally, Phase Chamber is fantastic for deterring third parties allowing you to dispatch the current squad before entering another battle.
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Apex Legends Fade Lore
Fade's real name is Ignacio Huamani and is certainly a complex character with a tragic background.
He comes from a family of military-tech hunters who scavenged guns and more for selling to simply survive. In an effort to bring in some more funds, Fade took up a contract to find a simulacrum suit for a mysterious and ultimately dangerous client.
After completing the contract, his family were attacked and killed due to it being a trap. Fade, however, escaped using the simulacrum suit.
He is now taking part in the Apex Games to not only avenge his family but also attempt to find the killers and dispatch them.
How To Unlock Fade In Apex Legends
Now you know everything you need to about the new legend to grace the Apex Games, you're going to need to know how to unlock Fade in Apex Legends Mobile as he isn't available to all right away.
To unlock Fade, there are two ways in doing so. You can unlock him by purchasing and using 750 Syndicate Gold but if you'd rather opt for a free way, you will have to simply play the game until you have 10 'Fade Pieces' in your possession and use those instead.
To acquire Fade Pieces all you have to do is progress through the free portion of the Season 1 battle pass. Once you reach battle pass level 25 you will have enough Fade Pieces to unlock this new and exclusive Legend.
That is everything we know about Apex Legends Fade. If you'd like to know a bit more Apex Legends information, check out our guide on Apex Legends private matches now they're available to everyone.