Redfall hero trailer dives into Jacob's spectral powers in this Xbox and PC shooter

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What you need to know

  • A new hero trailer for Redfall is dedicated to Jacob Boyer, the mysterious sniper in the cast of playable characters. 
  • The trailer shows how Jacob got his spectral powers, including a vampiric eye and a raven companion. 
  • Redfall is slated to launch on May 2, 2023, exclusively on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Windows PC.

Another trailer for Redfall is here, focusing on another member of the core cast. 

This time, the Redfall hero trailer is for Jacob Boyer, a former private military contractor who become altered due to a bizarre encounter with a vampire on a mission gone wrong. 

As shared by IGN, Jacob's abilities include a raven that marks different enemies, a cloak which hides Jacob and increased his mobility, and finally a ghost sniper rifle called Heartstopper, which can quickly deal massive damage. You can check out the hero trailer for Jacob below:

Redfall is scheduled to arrive on May 2, 2023, and will be launching exclusively on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Windows PC, as well as being available day one in Xbox Game Pass.

Windows Central's take

I really enjoy the style of these trailers that Arkane Austin and Bethesda are doing for each of the playable characters. All of them seem appealing, but I'm really leaning towards going with Jacob for my first playthrough. 

I'm also curious about when we'll learn about the two post-launch characters that are included in the hero pass...

Update: We have now published our review for Redfall and the verdict is sadly unimpressive. The few moments of serviceable gunplay and great atmospheric presentations are buried under a pile of technical issues and lackluster gameplay design decisions that bring down the whole experience.



Redfall is coming, and you can pick from one of four characters at launch. Jacob has a ghostly eye and a persistent raven companion that can help him stun or mark enemies. If that fails, there's always a spectral sniper rifle. 

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Samuel Tolbert
Freelance Writer

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.