Apex Legends Season 13: Everything you need to know about Newcastle

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Set to join Apex Legends in Season 13, Saviors, Newcastle will be a fresh new take to the defensive Legend role, one that will be more proactive on the battlefield, protecting his teammates where need be.

EA has finally answered all of the burning questions around Newcastle, including details about his abilities, ultimate, and backstory.

With that in mind, here's everything you need to know about Apex Legends' newest Legend, Newcastle.

Newcastle joins Apex Legends in Season 13

Real name Jackson Williams, Bangalore's brother was long thought to be dead. But after seeing the original Newcastle be killed by a criminal gang looking for money, Williams was forced to take up the mantle of Newcastle in order to win Harris Valley's freedom.


This meant that Jackson, now the new Newcastle, had to take part in bloodsport in order to free his hometown.


In-game and in the game's lore, Newcastle is set to be a foil to the ever-so rule-following Bangalore, always putting his teammates first. He'll gladly take the hit for any of his squadmates as long as he can bring them home safe and sound.

He's Apex Legends' knight in shining armor as seen in his latest trailer— a hero, a defender, and a protector of his town.

And Newcastle's abilities in-game perfectly translate his philosophy to the battlefield.

Newcastle Abilities: Passive, Tactical, and Ultimate

Showcased by his abilities, Newcastle is the ultimate selfless character in Apex Legends. Those who play Newcastle will not only look to lead the charge, but they will be looking to do so while fully supporting their squad to get the edge.

This allows for a more aggressive take on defensive play, one that moves away from clamping down and guarding circles and instead focuses on following up on teammates' plays.

Check out all of Newcastle's abilities coming in Apex Legends Season 13 below:

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Passive: Retrieve the Wounded

  • Using his wrist-mounted Revive Shield, Newcastle can protect himself and his companion from incoming fire while he revives and pulls his ally to safety. The Revive Shield is powered by Newcastle's own Knockdown Shield, so finding higher levels of this item increases the strength of this ability.

Tactical: Mobile Shield

  • Newcastle creates a hovering energy shield and can control its movement to adapt to the ever-changing combat fronts of the battlefield. Advance the line, cover a retreat or turn the shield to guard against a sudden flank. The Mobile Shield's versatility and top/bottom shield projections give creative opportunities to the tactical defender.

Ultimate: Castle Wall

  • Drawing his signature shield from his back, Newcastle leaps into action and slams the shield to the ground activating the construction of a massive fortress to give him and his allies a strong defensive position. Enemies in its wake are knocked back and those who try to push through the energized wall are punished and slowed.
  • While Newcastle can leap great distances in a single bound with his Ultimate, it is even stronger when used to regroup. When targeting an ally, Newcastle can leap higher and farther than normal allowing him to heroically reach his companion and turn the tide of a fight.