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Apex Legends Season 2: Dragons, Leviathans, Legends, weapons, release date

Published: 19/Jun/2019 16:17 Updated: 20/Jun/2019 6:02

by Eli Becht


Apex Legends Season 2 starts up in July and we already know a lot of information about it. Here’s everything we know so far.

As Apex Legends Season 1 winds down, all eyes are set on the future of the game and what Respawn will be bringing with Season 2.

The teases have already begun with players seeing dragons, called flyers in-game, cruising around with loot crates. Let’s dive into what we know so far.

Dragons have arrived

Players around King’s Canyon have reported seeing flyers enter the mix and have even shared video evidence of the fact.

At the moment, these winged creatures aren’t dangerous and they actually deliver loot, meaning they are a positive addition so far. 

All of that could change with the blink of an eye depending on the story Respawn decides to tell. It’s quite possible an event revolving around the flyers will happen in some way but it’s too early to tell.

Leviathans are moving

The giant creatures on the edges of the map have largely been dormant until now when they have started inching across the map.

It’s hard to tell for certain what role they will play in Season 2 but it does seem like the Leviathans are gearing up for something.

Numerous weapon changes

They couldn’t reveal every new weapon coming in Season 2, but Respawn did go in depth about some of the changes we could expect.

The major one is the new L-Star LMG that will be coming but there are also several hop-ups on the way that will greatly improve viability for some of the weaker guns in the game.

Here are the two new confirmed Hop-Ups:

Disruptor Rounds

  • Increased shielded damage.
  • compatibility: Alternator, RE-45

Hammerpoint Rounds

  • Increased unshielded damage.
  • compatibility: P2020, Mozambique

On top of this, Energy magazine attachments will be added for the Havoc, Devotion and Triple Take along with buffs to the Flatline, P2020, Alternator and Triple Take.

As some added icing on the cake, a new set of Gold weapons will be arriving but we don’t yet have information on what those could be.

Wattson is coming to King’s Canyon

The new Legend coming for Season 2 is Wattson, an electrifying participant whose father created the Apex Arena.

She sounds like she’ll be a really strong defensive Legend based on her abilities, which can be read below.

  • Tactical Ability: Perimeter Security – Connect nodes to create electrified fences that damage and slow enemies.
  • Passive Ability: Spark of Genius – Ultimate Accelerants fully charge your Ultimate Ability, and standing near interception pylons boosts your Tactical Ability recharge.
  • Ultimate Ability: Interception Pylon – Place an electrified pylon that destroys incoming ordnance and repairs damaged shields as long as it stands. (Max: 3)
EA LivestreamWattson is coming with Season 2.

Season 2 release date

Apex Legends Season 2 has been confirmed for a July 2 release date.

With it will come a new Battle Pass to look forward to, but not many details have been revealed about that so far.

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Apex Legends director reveals plans to make it more than a battle royale

Published: 31/Oct/2020 10:35

by Calum Patterson


Apex Legends is currently one of the most popular battle royale games in what is a saturated market, going toe-to-toe with Fortnite and Warzone – but developers Respawn Entertainment have plans to make it much more than that.

Apex is currently gearing up for its seventh season, which devs have boasted is their biggest yet in terms of new content, as they release the game’s third map, a new Legend, Horizon, and a host of new features like Clubs and a Steam launch.

However, while the battle royale side of things is going from strength to strength, Respawn are ambitious, and have plans to take their Apex Legends universe to new places.

Their focus might currently still be on the battle royale, but game director Chad Grenier has revealed that the studio has much grander plans for the future.

POI on Olympus in Apex Legends
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Apex Legends is moving to a whole new world in Season 7, Olympus on Psamathe.

The future of Apex Legends

In an interview with Eurogamer, Grenier revealed that they are already working on content for up to Season 12 of Apex, as they try to plan as far ahead as possible.

But, beyond just the new seasons of content, there is also a wider view about how they can take their roster of Legends and do new and exciting things. “Right now we’re a battle royale game. I think if you look into the future, we have a lot of conversations of, you know, should we expand beyond battle royale?” Grenier said.

“We have this roster of legends that people love – how else can we use them? I think looking into the future, you’re probably going to see the game becoming more than just a battle royale game. You see we have all these LTMs (limited time modes) and other ways to play. I think that’s a great starting point.”

Horizon running in Apex Legends
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Respawn think they can do more with their roster of Legends.

What exactly this could mean is unclear, but we can make a few educated guesses. The most obvious would be some form of PvP multiplayer mode, Call of Duty style. Respawn’s Titanfall series already did this successfully, and many developers at the studio actually worked on the Modern Warfare series at Infinity Ward previously.

The other obvious option would be PvE. They’ve already dabbled their toes in this with the Season 5 quest, which had small single-player ‘missions’ of sorts, but it wasn’t an all-out campaign or story mode as such.

Given the great lore that Apex Legends has already built up through trailers, teaser and comics, it certainly would make sense to give it more gameplay aspects too.

For now, the focus is on Season 7, but it sounds like Apex Legends has big plans to innovate beyond the standard battle royale.