Everything coming in Apex Legends Season 12: Defiance – New Legend, mode, more

Kijanna Henry
Apex Legends Mad Maggie

Apex Legends Season 12 is the first new season of 2022, releasing in February with the new Legend Mad Maggie, the return of Olympus, a new LTM, and more. Here’s everything we know so far about Apex Legends Season 12: Defiance.

The twelfth season of Apex releases just after the third anniversary of its release, and brings with it the game’s 20th character – and it’s a familiar face.

Most new Legends have been mysteries until their reveal, but this has changed with Ash in Season 11 and now Mad Maggie in Season 12. Maggie is Fuse’s (ex) friend, from his Salvo days – check out everything you need to know about the new Legend here.

In addition to the new legend, Defiance is also bringing with it a host of changes including an Olympus map update, a new LTM called “Control” and much more. With that said, let’s take a look at all the upcoming content in the latest Apex Legends season.

Ash Apex Legends
With Apex Legends Season 11 coming to an end, fans are excited to see what Season 12 has to offer.


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Apex Legends Season 12 Legend "Maggie"
Mad Maggie will be the newest legend to join the Apex Legends roster in Season 12.

Mad Maggie is set to be the newest contestant in the Apex games come Season 12, four seasons after she was initially teased in Fuse’s Stories from the Outlands.

Her official description reads, “For all her crimes, Mad Maggie’s been condemned to fight to the death in the Games. But just who’s being punished here?”

While we don’t have official confirmation of her abilities just as yet, we’ll be sure to update this once the information becomes available. With the Defiance launch trailer releasing on January 27, we can’t imagine it’ll be that much longer until we know more.

Olympus returns in Apex Legends

Bonsai Plaza Olympus
Olympus arrived in Apex Legends Season 12.

Respawn has confirmed that the Season 7 map ‘Olympus’ will be returning in Apex Legends Season 12, of course with a twist.

Throughout the entirety of Apex Legends Season 11, players were wondering when this fan-favorite map would make a reappearance in-game. Thankfully, that long wait is finally coming to an end.

On the official Apex Legends: Defiance page, Respawn also seemingly teases that map changes for Olympus will be accompanying its return. Its description reads: “Something’s different about the floating city…but what?”.

New ‘Control’ LTM

Apex Legends Season 12 control dominaton mode
Apex Legends Season 12 will introduce a new LTM called ‘Control’.

A new LTM called ‘Control’ is also set to arrive in the latest Apex Legends season. This mode is being described as a 9v9 experience with infinite respawn, where teams battle to hold control points.

Based on the description, this can be compared to the “Domination” mode from the Call of Duty series, or “King of the Hill” from Halo.

While we don’t know the exact details of this LTM, players will only be able to experience it within the first three weeks of the new season. So, enjoy it while it lasts.

Anniversary login rewards

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Players will have the ability to unlock rewards for the first 3 weeks of Apex Legends Season 12.

In celebration of the third anniversary of Apex Legends being released, players will be able to unlock cosmetic rewards by simply logging in for the first three weeks during the new season.

These rewards are as follows:

Octane (Feb 8 -15)

  • 3 thematic packs

Wattson (Feb 15 -22)

  • 3 thematic packs

Valkyrie (Feb 2 – March 1)

  • 3 thematic packs
  • 1 legendary pack

As previously mentioned, this will be completely free for all players. All you have to do is log in to Apex Legends during the specified windows and claim your rewards.

So there you have it! Everything that’s coming in Apex Legends Season 12: Defiance. In the coming weeks more information is likely to be released, so stay tuned as we will be updating this page accordingly.

Make sure to check out our other Apex Legends guides and lists below:

All leaked Legends and abilities | Apex Legends voice actors for all characters | Apex Legends mobile release hub | Best guns in Apex Legends | Best Legends to use in Apex Legends – tier list | Apex Legends Heirlooms: How to get Heirloom Shards | Apex Legends FPS guide | How many people play Apex Legends? Player count | How to change reticle colors | How to link your Origin account to Steam for Apex Legends | How to see how many Apex packs you’ve opened | What is tap strafing in Apex? | Does Apex Legends have cross-progression?

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