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Apex Legends Season 3 Meltdown: Trailer, release date, new weapon

Published: 19/Sep/2019 17:25 Updated: 19/Sep/2019 21:16

by Albert Petrosyan

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Respawn Entertainment have finally announced Season 3 of Apex Legends, which will be called Meltdown, along with its release date and a preview of the new content. 

The highly anticipated third season of Apex Legends is now a reality, as Respawn put out a flurry of new details about it on September 19.

As has been the case with the previous two seasons, Meltdown will introduce a new Legend, weapon, Battle Pass and more into the world of the popular battle royale title. 

When does Apex Legends Season 3: Meltdown release?

Respawn have confirmed that Season 3 will kick off on October 1, which will be accompanied with a massive update that will add all of the new content and changes into the game.

Here is the first official trailer for Meltdown:

What’s new in Apex Legends Season 3: Meltdown?

New Legend: Crypto

Crypto will be the newest Legend that players will be able to play as in Kings Canyon, which doesn’t come as a major surprise considering all of the info that was leaked prior to this announcement, and the fact that he was even briefly shown in-game recently.

While Crypto’s three abilities have not been officially confirmed, Respawn did offer a hint with this in-game description: “Cool, calm, collected Crypto deploys specialized surveillance drones to stay in the fight and out of the spotlight.”

Respawn EntertainmentCrypto will be the new Legend introduced in Apex Legends Season 3: Meltdown.

New weapon: Charge Rifle

Season 3 will introduce a brand new weapon called the Charge Rifle, which looks like it will be an energy-based weapon that will release a direct beam of energy instead of firing rounds.

“Carve your way across the Arena with this obliterating directed-energy weapon,” reads the official description.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends Season 3: Meltdown will arm players with the brand new Charge Rifle.

New Battle Pass

Meltdown will add a whole new Battle Pass for players to level up and earn new rewards. There will be “over 100 exclusive items” offered, including Legendary skins, packs, and new types of content that will debut in Season 3. 

Respawn EntertainmentA lot to look forward to in the Apex Legends Season 3: Meltdown Battle Pass.

Ranked Series 2

Respawn have decided to make some major changes to Ranked Play for Season 3, overhauling some of the aspects from the second season, including things like scoring, entry RP cost, multipliers, rewards, and more. 


That is the extent of what has been officially announced for Season 3: Meltdown in Apex Legends, and Respawn have stated that more details will be revealed before the new campaign kicks off.

This article was last updated on September 19, 2019 at 5:16 PM EST.

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Apex Legends dev confirms Pathfinder grapple change coming in Season 7

Published: 23/Oct/2020 10:09

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends dev has confirmed that Pathfinder’s grapple cooldown is set to undergo a change once the Season 7 patch drops. 

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, Respawn Entertainment have made changes to each character – be it to make them a more viable option to use, or to bring them back down to earth because they’re too powerful.

These changes typically come at the start of a new season, but when something seems out of place – like Pathfinder’s long grapple cooldown that has caused the pick rate of the typically extremely popular character to dip quite a bit. 

With Season 6 drawing to a close, a change for the cooldown on Pathfinder’s grapple has been the biggest talking point after it was changed from the typical 15 seconds to around 40 seconds.

Pathfinder using the grapple in Apex Legends
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Pathfinder mains have been begging for a change to his grapple cooldown.

Players have begged Respawn for changes for some time, but with Season 6 drawing to a close, they’ll have to wait until the new season for a change. 

Responding to fan questions on Reddit, Apex Legends dev Daniel Klein confirmed that Pathfinder’s cooldown is in the works. “This patch!” Klein said, responding to a question about changes to the cooldown. “To be clear, that’s the Season 7 patch, coming soon.”

While Klein has given lengthy answers in the past about changes coming to Apex, he didn’t add anything else to his Pathfinder answers, instead, moving to answer questions about other changes as well as detailing why wall-running wouldn’t work in Apex.

Screenshot of Reddit comments
Screenshot via Reddit
Klein confirmed the changes on Reddit.

On top of the change to Pathfinder, Klein also confirmed that Octane is set for a “tiny buff” with the start of Season 7. Though, he did not hint at what the change to the adrenaline junkie would be. 

However, there isn’t all that long left in terms of a wait to see what Respawn has in store with Season 7. Unless there is a last-minute delay or change, the new patch is set to drop on November 4.