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Apex Legends Season 3: Release date, Crypto, new map, battle pass

Published: 6/Jul/2019 16:05 Updated: 1/Oct/2019 15:14

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 3 has finally been revealed, and we now know it’s called ‘Meltdown’, bringing a new map, the new legend Crypto, a new weapon and much more. Here’s everything we know so far.

Season 3 will be aiming to step the game up once more after a successful Season 2, and we already know there will be a new legend and weapon, but it’s the long-term content plans that will be crucial.

Most significantly, there will be a brand new map, called ‘World’s Edge’. Although leaks and teasers hinted at it, the exact details of the map have made fans more excited than ever.

Respawn Entertainment (EA)The new map for Season 3 will be called ‘World’s Egde’.

When does Apex Legends Season 3 start?

Apex Legends Season 3 starts on October 1, 2019, right after the end of the second season. 

Respawn’s year one roadmap originally had a September release date for Season 3 in place, but that won’t be the case. Season 1 started a month behind schedule, and so did Season 2, and so we can expect a similar timeframe for Season 3 as well.

You can watch the full cinematic trailer for the third season below.

When does Apex Legends Season 2 end?

Apex Legends season two currently has an end date of Tuesday, October 1 set, so there’s no downtime planned between the season.

However, if it doesn’t change, you can expect season two to come to a close at 6pm BST/1pm EST/10am PDT and 7pm CEST on October 1.

Respawn EntertainmentCrypto has been spotted in Apex Legends since before season one.

Will Crypto be added in Season 3?

Crypto has finally been confirmed as the new legend for Season 3, coming in with his new drone abilities.

We already have a good idea of what his abilities will entail too, thanks to leaked game files:

  • Tactical: Aerial Drone – Surveillance camera drone, lasts for 40 seconds, 200 meter range. Can be destroyed. Can hack doors, loot bins and pick up banners with drone.
  • Passive: Neuro Link – Crypto and teammates see what surveillance drone detect up to 30 meters away.
  • Ultimate: Weapon Drone EMP – Charge up an EMP blast from your drone. Deals shield damage, slows enemies and disables all traps.

In terms of his intentions, Crypto’s lore largely revolves around his desire to overthrow from the inside, as he hacks his way into the system — even being the one responsible for taking down the Repulsor Tower at the beginning of Season 2.

In fact, he seems to be responsible for the new map, discussed next. Crypto’s cinematic trailer can be seen below.

New map – World’s Edge

After leaks suggested that lava and ice was coming for Season 3, it was finally confirmed that a brand new map is coming.

Named World’s Edge, not only is it a new map, but it’s on an entirely new planet, separate from Solace (where Kings Canyon is).

The map was revealed in more detail in the gameplay trailer.

New weapon: Charge Rifle

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

The L-Star was added back in Season 2, and next up is the Charge Rifle, an energy weapon that will release a charged-beam, as opposed to individual rounds.

Teves3D / redditThe new Charge Rifle.

Rosie and Nomad?

Rosie and Nomad are two other legends that have been discussed online but neither are likely additions to Season 3 – at least at the start of it.

The former has even been teased by Tina Sanchez, a producer on Apex Legends, suggesting her development is fairly far along. You can read all about the potential new legend in our Everything you need to know about Rosie article.

Will Apex Legends Season 3 have a battle pass?

Respawn have confirmed that the new battle pass will feature over 100 exclusive items, including legendary skins, Apex packs and ‘new’ battle pass content – although we’re not sure what that is yet.

Presumably, the battle pass will also still grant Apex coins too, which can be spent on cosmetics or saved to use on the Season 4 battle pass.

Respawn EntertainmentThe battle pass will feature all-new content.

How much will the Apex Legends battle pass cost?

The battle passes for both season one and two cost 950 Apex Coins – so you’ll have to pick up 1,000 from the store for £7.99/$10 if you don’t keep ahold of the free currency that can be claimed through battle pass progression. 

What about a PVE mode?

Season 3 may include the addition of a Player vs Environment mode. Flyers, which appear to be aggressive and AI-controlled, could work similarly to Call of Duty Zombies.

Alternatively, they may be part of the battle royale mode itself. With such little information available, and what we do know only shared through a leak, we’ll have to wait for further news.

For a look at everything that has been confirmed so far, check out the early patch notes.

Last updated on Tuesday, October 1 at 7:30 AM (EST).

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Apex Legends drops first teaser for Season 8 Legend and new planet

Published: 16/Jan/2021 10:30 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 11:36

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends is in the final stretch of Season 7, now gearing up for Season 8. That means Respawn are starting to roll out teasers for the next Legend, possible new modes, and even another planet.

On January 15, Apex Legends released a new version of the classic Kings Canyon map out of the blue. On it, Mirage Voyage was back, but there was also some interesting teasers in the sky.

Then, later that same day, they posted on social media what looks to be our first clue about what’s coming in Season 8.

This new teaser mentions Salvo, which we’ve heard about before in Apex Legends. It also features a handshake – and the hands are potentially our first look at the Season 8 Legend.

Season 8 teaser

This teaser wasn’t in-game, but instead posted on the official Apex Legends Twitter and Instagram accounts. It was captioned ‘New Blood’ – possibly a hint at ‘new blood’ joining the Apex games.

In the teaser, we see a handshake between someone representing the planet Salvo, and someone representing the Syndicate. If you’re unaware, the Syndicate are the people behind the Apex Games.

The text reads “The Syndicate and Salvo… Unified at Last. Approved by the Committee of Unification Board.” If you’re confused about what this means we’ll explain below. The image is then stamped with the logo of Salvo M.C. (presumably Salvo Motorcycle Club).

What is Salvo in Apex Legends?

Salvo is another planet in the Outlands, and one that has been independent of the Syndicate, up until now. The most important information we have about Salvo comes from a letter that was on Wattson’s desk. The letter read:

“I am writing to inform you that Salvo – which rejected the Mercenary Syndicate’s position to join Syndicate Space in 2722 – is now being guided by new leadership sympathizers to the cause of peace within the Outlands.

Talks with this new administration was prolonged, but ultimately fruitful; as of today, the Mercenary Syndicate Treaty has been amended, and Salvo will become the seventh world to join Syndicate Space.

Salvo brings with it [redacted]. In the coming [redacted] Office of Public Relations will be rolling out a social [redacted] to dispel inaccuracies about [redacted] to create an appropriate [redacted] for their integration into the Syndicate, [redacted] including exciting new developments within the Apex Games.

At this time do not correspond with the Legends regarding this matter. Expect further instructions [redacted] our office in the days to come.”

Salvo on Wattson's desk
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The letter on Wattson’s desk told us about Salvo and the Syndicate.

Is Salvo a new map?

This is unlikely, at least for the time being. We just got a new map for Season 7 after all. Salvo is a planet too, rather than a singular location (e.g. Olympus is a city on the planet Psamathe).

Season 8 Legend

More likely, Salvo is the home planet of the new Legend, who data miners believe will be called Fuse, and whose abilities will be about explosives (which would actually tie into the name ‘salvo’.)

Another hint is the spaceship we can now see above the map on Kings Canyon and Olympus. The ship has a message which reads simply ‘Salvo Joins Syndicate.’

Expect to see more teasers about Season 8, Salvo and the new Legend in the coming weeks. Season 8 is due to begin in early February, to tie in with the two-year anniversary of Apex Legends.