Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends is following firmly in the footsteps of its tried-and-tested battle royale predecessors, with plans to launch Seasons and a battle pass.
Although Respawn was keeping pretty tight-lipped when it came to the exact dates of these updates, leakers and data miners were pretty dang confident about the dates in question.
Well, turns out they were wrong, as Apex Legends has just confirmed that the first Season of the game will kick off TOMORROW (March 19, 2019), a 10am Pacific.
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) March 18, 2019
On its website, Respawn gives more details saying: “BATTLE PASS
“Unleash your inner beast – and show it off – with the Season 1 Battle Pass. Play more to level up and unlock exclusive rewards.
“Buy In-Game for 950 Apex Coins.”
As for the thrifty fans out there, there’s also the Battle Pass bundle – you can pick up that and “unlock your next 25 levels for Season 1 instantly,” for 2,800 Apex coins.
And of course you can’t have a battle pass without exclusive goodies! The Apex Season One battle pass will get you “5 Apex Packs and 18 Wild Frontier Stat Trackers.”
“To get the Battle Pass, head to the Battle Pass tab in the store,” says Respawn. “Grab the Battle Pass for 950 Apex Coins or the Battle Pass Bundle for 2,800 Apex Coins, and you’re all set. Take on the Wild Frontier and new rewards will unlock every time you level up your Battle Pass.”
— Apex Legends INTEL (@apex_intel) March 12, 2019
Is the #ApexLegends battle pass coming today? Origin store has updated
Costs 950 Apex Coins ($10) pic.twitter.com/hVzMwdAFDa
— GameGuideHQ (@GameGuideHQ_) March 12, 2019
We’ve also got the first official glimpse of new Legend, Octane. Although that’s not too much of a surprise.
— Nibel (@Nibellion) March 18, 2019
Are you excited about the news, or have you simply been waiting too long for this reveal?
Apex Legends is still in its infancy having only launched last month, and its got huge plans for the future. Seasons, battle passes, new characters and new weapons are just a taste of what we can expect from Respawn in the coming months.
So far, the game has been blowing players away with its attention to detail and design choices. From its intuitive pinging system to its ability to respawn your downed teammates, Apex Legends is pretty close to being the perfect battle royale game. Even the likes of the behemoth that is Fortnite is taking note, having recently added pinging into its own matches.
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