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Apex Legends Season 7 start date changed: Season 6 Double XP

Published: 22/Oct/2020 20:34 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 20:35

by Tanner Pierce

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After an initial leak and then a change with the Season 6 Battle Pass, it appears that the start date for Apex Legends’ Season 7 start date has been moved up by a week. Respawn have now confirmed they are planning to add double XP to help players finish their battle pass.

Despite no official announcement from Respawn, Apex Legends Season 7 is kicking off a week earlier than had been originally scheduled.

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According to the in-game Battle Pass menu, S7 was initially set to start on November 10, which made sense given the length of a standard Apex Legends season. But, on October 21, the date was changed to November 4, with only 14 days remaining on the Battle Pass.

This all but confirms the date change, which Respawn have not yet explained, although it could be because S6 had been delayed by a week, so this could be the devs wanting to keep subsequent seasons right on schedule, rather than all of them also starting a week later.

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While this change fixes that issue and also means Apex fans will be able to access Season 7’s content a week earlier, at the same time, they’ll have a week less than originally anticipated to experience everything that Season 6 has to offer.

Apex Legends game director Chad Grenier has now apologized for the poor communication of the change, saying “We are discussing internally and will be better going forward.”

The good news though, is that Double XP will be rolling out to make up for the lost time. Respawn haven’t set an exact date for this yet.

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“We are planning double XP for end of season due to us reducing the time by a few days, and also you can expect a slight season 7 retune,” Grenier said.

It makes more sense now that the annual Fight or Fright Halloween-themed event, which is now live, is wrapping up on November 3, just in time for the new season to launch.

This change also helps to explain why Respawn have been so teaser-happy recently, putting out voice recordings almost on a daily basis hinting at what’s coming to their prized battle royale in its seventh chapter.

While we don’t know what these recordings mean just yet, since they all seem to be pieces of a larger puzzle, there’s no doubt that the Apex community is getting excited again over that familiarly awesome feeling of new content on the way.

S7 is set to introduce a brand new legend named, and there’s also expectations for a new weapon, and possibly even a new map. Of course, players will also have a new battle pass full of content to jump into.

For more information, leaks, and what else to expect, make sure to check out our Apex Legends Season 7 hub here.

This article was written with contributions from Albert Petrosyan.

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