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When does Apex Legends Season 2 start? Release date, trailers, Battle Pass and more

Published: 28/Jun/2019 10:42 Updated: 28/Jun/2019 11:17

by Matt Porter

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The release of the second season for Apex Legends is just around the corner, with the major update set to bring a host of changes to the game, including updates to the map, new characters and more.

With Season 1 now in the rear view mirror, many fans are excited at the prospect of a brand new season and some new cosmetic items, after fans spent much of the game’s original season complaining about what many deemed to be drab and unexciting skins.

With an invasion of massive creatures and major changes to the map teased, when can fans of the popular battle royale title get their hands on Season 2? Here’s everything we know.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends Season 2 is officially on its way.

When did Apex Legends Season 1 officially end?

The game’s first season officially came to a halt on Tuesday, June 18, when the first Battle Pass expired, signalling the conclusion of the event.

PlayStation’s events calendar officially listed the final day of Season 1 as June 4, however with the Battle Pass continuing for a few more weeks, it’s widely considered that June 18 was the final day of Season 1, leaving a break between the end of Season 1 and the start of Season 2.

When does Apex Legends Season 2 officially start?

Fans will be happy to hear that Apex Legends Season 2 officially kicks off on Tuesday, July 2, slightly later than the June date that had been mentioned in the game’s year one roadmap.

During the EA Play just before E3 2019, Respawn Entertainment officially confirmed the July 2 start date, with the update expected to launch at around 1PM EST.

Respawn EntertainmentThe roadmap stated that Season 2 would start in June.

Two trailers drop for Apex Legends Season 2

With hype for the new season building, Respawn dropped two new trailers on June 27 to give fans a sneak peek at what they can expect when the new season arrives.

The first is a cinematic trailer, which adds to the lore of the popular battle royale title. As some of the game’s most recognizable characters such as Octane and Gibraltar battle for supremacy, a mysterious figure can be seen setting off an EMP, which destroys the Repulsers which keep the Leviathans and Flyers at bay.

The second is a brand-new gameplay trailer, which gives fans a look at the changes that have been made to Kings Canyon, and what combat will look like with the new creatures and items on the map, alongside a closer look at new character Wattson. 

What is coming in Apex Legends Season 2?

Thanks to the trailers, we now know for certain that the leviathans that have been moving closer to Kings Canyon will indeed invade the arena, and bring carnage to the map.

The trailer shows destroyed buildings and bridges, flooded locations and a number of new areas that have become overgrown with grass and weeds in the fallout of the EMP.

Players will also get their hands on Wattson, a new Legend who utilizes electricity as her main ability, and is sure to be a shocking addition to the game. 

Will there be a new Apex Legends Battle Pass?

Yes, Apex Legends will have a brand new Battle Pass for Season 2, with a number of weapons and Legends receiving new skins.

While many were disappointed with the Season 1 Battle Pass, the developers confirmed that the new version will include daily and weekly challenges, a reduced time to reach level 100, plus three new Legendary skins that fans can rock while they do battle.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends Season 2 will feature new skins for your favorite characters.

How do I get the Apex Legends Season 2 Battle Pass?

The Apex Legends Season 2 Battle Pass will be available to purchase inside the game on July 2, with the price expected to remain at the 950 Apex Coins it cost for the first version.

If you managed to rank your Season 1 Battle Pass all the way up to level 100, and held on to all the Apex Coins you received as rewards, you should have enough to purchase the Season 2 pass without spending any cash.

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Apex Legends is adding a no-guns LTM in Season 7: Olympus Preview

Published: 30/Oct/2020 18:52

by Tanner Pierce

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If you saw the new Apex Legends map called Olympus and thought to yourself “I’d like to explore that without having to deal with annoying enemies”, then Respawn Entertainment has the perfect solution: a no-weapon LTM called Olympus Preview.

With the start of Season 7, Respawn Entertainment is adding a brand new map to Apex Legends called Olympus. After being rumored for quite a while now, the developers finally confirmed the news during the Season 7 trailer, and gave fans an even deeper dive into the map during the gameplay reveal.

While that’s all well and good, being forced to jump into a map that you don’t know and immediately fight other players trying to experience the same thing is always a bit annoying in battle royale games. Luckily, the developers seem to have a solution, and it’s a cool concept.

With the start of Season 7, Respawn will be including a new limited-time mode called Olympus Preview, which will allow players to explore and experience everything the new map has to offer without having to deal with other opponents that immediately try to kill you.

Apparently, the new 30-player mode will give fans an opportunity to jump in to the map and test it out to their heart’s content. They’ll even be able to test the circles.

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Soon players will be able to jump into the new Apex map thanks to a weapon-free mode called Olympus Preview.

When a new map gets added to a battle royale game, not just Apex Legends, a lot of players just want a few matches to explore and experience it before having to fight others, so this helps solve that problem. It also helps fans familiarize themselves with it so that they aren’t jumping in completely blind.

It’ll be interesting to see Apex continues this trend as time goes on. Obviously that would require them to keep adding new maps but, nevertheless, it’s a fun concept to say the least.