Respawn Entertainment are adding double XP to Apex Legends, so that players can complete their Season 6 Battle pass before Season 7 starts, after they shortened it by a week.
Season 7 was initially due to start on November 10, as the battle pass ‘days remaining’ had indicated for the majority of the current season.
However, only 3 weeks out, Respawn changed the date to November 4, unannounced, leaving players somewhat confused about the amount of time they had left to finish all their battle pass levels.
Apex Legends game director Chad Grenier apologized for the lack of communication on the matter, and assured players that they were working on a Double XP period to give players a boost and a chance to get the battle pass completed before it changes to Season 7.
When is Apex Legends Double XP?
The Double XP week is due to start on Thursday, October 29, at 10AM PT (1pm ET / 5pm GMT), and run until the end of the Season.
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The exact start time for Apex Legends Season 7 is not confirmed yet, though the usual time is either 10AM or 8AM PT.
There's one week to go until Season 7! Starting today, as a small boost for this last week, you'll get double Account XP when playing through to the start of Season 7. pic.twitter.com/rcdFlBlrk8
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) October 29, 2020
Grenier also previously said that there would be a slight ‘retune’ the Season 7 battle pass, but didn’t go into details about what exactly that would mean.
Season 7 starts on all platforms on November 4.