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Now there are no more lies. And soon, no more Hammond. You target one Hammond facility after another. And the skinsuits are too busy waging war to care. They blame the Militia, write the dead off as casualties of war. It's not really a lie. It's someone's war... just not theirs. When you slit the last employee's throat… now what? Whatever your heart desires, I suppose… except you re the boogeyman. Or, at least, you will be. Soon enough. So when somebody vanishes without a trace? That's you. When murder goes unsolved? That's you. Your revenge isn't aimed at one person. It's aimed at every person. It's aimed at any person. An endless supply of skin suits, and so much time to kill. What are you waiting for, little simulacrum? Get to work...[1]
Synthetic Nightmare
Real Name Kaleb Cross[2]
Gender Male
Age 44 (as a human)[2]
315 (as a simulacrum)
359 (total)
Homeworld Unknown
Height 6'8" (203 cm)[3]
Class Skirmisher Class Skirmisher
Tactical Ability Shadow Pounce Shadow Pounce
Passive Ability Assassin's Instinct Assassin's Instinct
Ultimate Ability Forged Shadows Forged Shadows
Real-world Info
Voice Actor Darin De Paul

Revenant Icon Revenant is a Skirmisher Skirmisher Legend. He was introduced in Season 4 Season 4 and is locked from the base game. He can be unlocked using digital currency: either Legend Tokens 12,000 or Apex Coins 750, or by buying the Champion Edition downloadable content.[unlock 1] Revenant received a complete rework in Season 18 Season 18.

Abilities[ | ]

Shadow Pounce[ | ]

Shadow Pounce Tactical Q/LB/L1/LB
Shadow Pounce
Description Unleash a powerful pounce forwards. Hold to charge for further distance.
Cooldown 25 seconds

  • Leap forward. Hold the tactical to leap further, up to 3 seconds for maximum distance.
    • Ranging from 20m minimum, to 50m
  • Can leap onto a wall and quickly transition to climbing.
  • Can't perform any actions other than moving and crouching.

  • Loses most of its momentum if used to escape an Arc Snare Arc Snare.

  • Use this to engage and disengage from fights as this ability propels you relatively far.
  • Memorize how long it takes for the pounce to fully charge up. It also has a visual cue (smoke and flames) and an audio cue for when it's fully charged.
  • Use it to chase escaping enemies as you launch yourself, at a minimum, 20 meters and at a maximum, 50 meters.
  • The Shadow Pounce doesn't have much verticality when not fully charged but it usually provides good vertical movements, however, when fully charged, it does provide relatively good upwards movement.
  • When using the ability and looking directly downwards, it will give you more horizontal speed and thus more distance.

Assassin's Instinct[ | ]

Assassin's Instinct Passive
Assassin's Instinct
Description Highlights nearby visible enemies that are low on health. You crouch walk faster and have improved wall climbing.

  • Revenant's crouch-walking speed is the same as his walking speed.
  • Revenant can climb walls more than 6 times as high (26.5 meters, or 8 stories tall) as a normal Legend
    • He can also climb shorter walls 25% faster because it takes longer for his climbing speed to decelerate
    • He also has more horizontal movement while climbing walls, and can go around corners.
  • Assassin's Instinct Mark Highlight in-view enemies that are low on health.
    • If Revenant is the one that reduced the enemy's health, he will also mark them for his teammates. The marker can be seen through obstacles.
    • The enemy must be less or equal to 40 health and within 30 meters from Revenant.

  • Use this to outflank enemy squads or ambush squads in high buildings, if your team is attacking in one direction try to use this to attack from the side.
  • Crouch ADS strafing is faster than normal strafing and makes your hitbox smaller.
  • Legends make no noise while crouched. Use this and your extra speed to confuse enemies and shake them off your tail.
  • With many weapons, crouching can increase accuracy. Use this to have increased accuracy at the same time as strafe speed.
  • Use the low health view on the Mixtape game modes to get free kills.
  • Can jump around a corner and continue your climb if climbing horizontally.

Forged Shadows[ | ]

Forged shadows Ultimate Z/LB+RB/L1+R1/LB+RB
forged shadows
Description Forge a shroud of hardened shadows around you that block damage and regenerate. Your shadows and tactical are refreshed on knockdowns.
Charge time 3 minutes

  • When activated, create a 75HP Shadow Shroud around him.
  • Lasts 25 seconds.
  • Blocks all excessive damage before the Shadow Shroud is depleted, after which extra damage is transferred directly to Revenant's Shield or Health.
    • Provide extra protection from direct incoming damage (melee, bullets, explosives).
    • Does not absorb damage from radius/AOE effects (ring, fire, Caustic gas, energized Castle Wall Castle Wall).
  • Negates the slowdown when hit by an Arc Star Arc Star.
  • Destroys Arc Snare Arc Snares upon contact
  • Revenant's upper body hitbox is larger while Shadow Shroud is active, and returns to normal once depleted.
  • The Shadow Shroud will slowly recharge overtime; direct damage will pause the regen.
  • Shadow doesn't regen before it is depleted entirely first.
  • Securing a knock or assist knockdown will bring back the shadow shroud to full health immediately, extend the Shroud's duration for 5 seconds (capped at 25 seconds), and recharge tactical.
  • Crypto's Drone EMP Drone EMP depletes the Shadow Shroud, but will still damage Revenant.

  • Friendly Pathfinders can grapple Revenant when "Forged Shadows" is active
  • Hitting Revenant's Shadow Shroud doesn't give points to EVO Shield and won't be counted for Weapon Damage Dealt Challenges.
  • Friendly Arc Star Arc Stars, Frag Grenade Frag Grenades, and Thermite Grenade Thermite Grenades will bounce off of Shadow Shroud.

  • Use this ultimate before engaging in a fight, as an extra 75 health is relatively strong.
  • Use the ability aggressively and in tandem with the Shadow Pounce, as the aggressive nature of both abilities pair very well with each other. As well as this, Shadow Pounce's cooldown goes from 25 seconds to 12 seconds during Forged Shadows.
  • Use the ability to escape if you're low health, an extra 75 health could provide a bit of extra protection to escape.

Legend Upgrades[ | ]

Main article: Legend Upgrades

Legend Upgrades are special perks introduced in Season 20 to all Battle Royale modes. These add upgrades to a Legend's abilities as you level up your Evo Armor. Only one option may be chosen per level-up for a maximum of two perks total.

Level 2 Upgrades
  • Ultimate Cooldown: -30s Forged Shadows Forged Shadows cooldown.
  • Murder Machine: Call out nearby squads after squad wipe.
Level 3 Upgrades

Lore[ | ]

Main article: Revenant (character)
Revenant used to be human. He used to be the greatest hitman the Mercenary Syndicate ever had. He used to look in the mirror and see his human face looking back. But time changes everything, and when his programming finally failed, he saw what he had become at the hands of the Mercenary Syndicate and Hammond Robotics: a walking nightmare of steel and vestigial flesh. His masters resurrected him as a simulacrum, snatching him from death’s embrace again and again and programming him to forget.

He hunted down every last person who did this to him, but the last thing he wanted, he couldn't have: the sweet release of death. Unable to die without destroying his preserved human head, he was on the hunt to find and deal with it. When Loba, a thief whose parents he'd murdered, came for her revenge, he nearly got what he wanted—but she kept him alive so he would continue to suffer. Then his world unraveled again when he woke up with his abilities torn from him and replaced with new ones. Now who's messing with him–and why? Revenant won’t stop until he finds out.

Cosmetic Items[ | ]

Skins[ | ]

There are a total of 84 Legend skins for Revenant; 3 Mythic, 29 Legendary, 12 epic, 23 Rare and 17 Common.


  1. This skin changes Revenant's Legend select animation.

Finishers[ | ]

Main article: Finisher

Heirloom Sets[ | ]

Main article: Heirloom

Dead Man's Curve[ | ]

Revenant Heirloom Set

Revenant's first Heirloom Set.

The set contains:

  • A Banner Pose: No Escape
  • A Melee Weapon Skin: Dead Man's Curve
  • An Intro Quip: "You don't wanna see this up close, skin bag."

Death Grip[ | ]

Revenant Heirloom Set 2

Revenant's second Heirloom Set

The set contains:

  • A Banner Frame: Soul Sacrifice
  • A Melee Weapon Skin: Death Grip
  • An Emote: Fight Your Demons

Prestige Skin Set[ | ]

Revenant Prestige Set

Revenant’s Prestige Skin Set

The set contains:

  • A skin set: Apex Nightmare
    • Tier 1: instantly earned.
    • Tier 2: deal 30,000 damage with Revenant to obtain.
    • Tier 3: deal 100,000 damage with Revenant to obtain.
  • A skydive trail: Cerberus, instantly earned and usable with all Legends.
  • A finisher: Soul Eater, unlocked at Tier 3. Can only be used while any tier of Apex Nightmare is equipped.

Badges[ | ]

Emotes[ | ]

Main article: Emote
  • Fight Your Demons
  • Overload - Crafting Metals 1,200
  • Robotic Scourge - Crafting Metals 1,200
  • Suffering Silence - Crafting Metals 400
  • Celestial Sunrise Collection Event Killer Joke
  • Season 17 Sharpened Reach - Level 33
  • Stay Sharp - Default

Skydive Emotes[ | ]

Main article: Skydive Emote

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Holosprays[ | ]

Main article: Holospray

Music Packs[ | ]

Main article: Music Pack

Transitions[ | ]

Main article: Transitions

Voice lines[ | ]

History[ | ]

Teasers[ | ]

Original[ | ]

  • Revenant was teased throughout Season 3 Season 3 before his reveal in Season 4 Season 4.
    • His first appearance was as the announcer in the Shadowfall game mode. He also appeared in its promotional material, such as in the trailer as a silhouette in front of the moon.
    • When Season 4 was officially announced, the developers announced that Forge would be the next Legend added and was given lots of promotional material, only to be murdered by Revenant in the short 'Up Close and Personal'. This was later revealed to be a misdirect not just for average players, but also for data miners, which included many pieces of fake Forge data planted in the game's files. [4]
    • After the Forge SFTO was released, a series of images regarding Hammond Break-ins was released on January 29, January 30, and February 01 of 2020.

Reborn[ | ]

  • During Season 17, Revenant got new voice lines for using healing items, in which he complains about having a headache. Some Legends will also notice his issues.
  • From July 17, 2023, his icon in the Legend select screen in Battle Royale started to glitch out. In game, when in certain locations on Storm Point (such as Command Center), Revenant player's view would glitch out and have codes would flash in front of him.
    • Many of the codes refereed to the people he most recently killed
  • On July 17, 2023, the Kill Code lore event began with the release of Part 1, and eventually a playable section was released to allow players explore the armored bunker where Revenant was worked on. In the Neon Network event, players could unlock further teasers as "Kill Code: Interlude"
  • On July 31, 2023, Kill Code Part 2 was released, confirming his rework.
  • On August 3, 2023, the Season 18 Gameplay Trailer was released to showcase his reworked abilities.

Datamined and Leaked Data[ | ]

  • Revenant was conceptualized as a 'synthetic shinobi' character. Many different abilities were tested for him, including a 'Mark for Death' ability which permanently put a marker above a target's head so they could be tracked by Revenant's squad. This ability would later be altered slightly and given to Ash, another 'shinobi' type simulacrum character, as her passive.[4]
    • Earlier datamining reveals other abilities tested include a poison bomb, a decoy you could teleport to, an ability that briefly makes you faster and silent, and an ultimate that creates a doorway in a wall. Datamining also reveals his name was at one point 'Blackout'.
    • This was later referenced by Revenant's Synthetic Shinobi skin.
  • During his rework, various abilities had been tested, including but not limited to wallrunning, modified Totem (which provide Shadow Shroud to teammates within radius), One version shares much abilities with that of Phantom. The only known change that was confirmed was the removal of silence from Revenant, by duplicating Silence function on Seer's Tactical in the Dressed to Kill Collection Event in preparation.

Trivia[ | ]

  • In a rare animation, Revenant would do a series of hand signs while activating his ultimates. The five signs are hand signs from the manga series Naruto, specifically that of Tiger → Snake → Dog → Dragon → Clap hands, the hand signs for "Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation".
    • Revenant had another animation causing him to pull out his skull and pressing in the eyes to activating his ultimates.
    • Revenant had a newer animation, his right-hand intertwines with a shadow version emerging from his wrist and they flip places when activating his ultimates, which is a reference to the character June Moon turning into Enchantress from 2016's Suicide Squad movie.
  • Revenant's hitbox is large enough to be considered having Fortified Fortified, but the developers are worried of community backlash.[5]
  • Revenant launched with Low Profile Low Profile because he originally shared the same skinny hitbox as Pathfinder (who also had Low Profile at the time), but Revenant's hitbox was modified last-minute without the developers knowing.[6] Low Profile was later taken off him.
  • Revenant has the most select animations out of any legend.
    • His original animation, only available when the Classic skin is equipped, where he falls from the ceiling and goes into shadow form after crushing a skull.
      • He is also the only legend to have a separate select animation for a Common skin.
    • His base, newer, animation, shows Classic Revenant about to shoot, when the new Revenant appears behind him, aims the gun at his head, shoots him and then holds the gun with his finger in the trigger guard.
    • His unique select animation, only available with the Penumbra skin, shows him hooked up to a bunch of wires, breaking free, then Shadow Pounce Shadow Pounce towards the screen.

Gallery[ | ]


References[ | ]

  1. Additionally, during Season 18 Season 18, Revenant will be available for all players; completing challenges during the season will lead to him being unlocked permanently.