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When does Apex Legends Season 4 start? Season 3 end, battle pass, more

Published: 7/Jan/2020 12:45 Updated: 7/Jan/2020 12:46

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 4 is now fast approaching as the game nears its one-year anniversary, and here’s everything we know so far about what to expect. 

While there’s still plenty of time for players to work their way through the Season 3 Battle Pass, it’s a new year and many fans are looking forward to a new season in Respawn’s popular battle royale.

While Respawn Entertainment may not be planning quite so big a shake-up as the introduction of an all-new map in Season 3, the new season can be expected to offer plenty of fresh new content for players to experience. Here’s a look at what we know so far.

Respawn EntertainmentCrypto joined the Apex Legends ranks in Season 3, but we’re quickly approaching Season 4.

When is Apex Legends Season 4?

Season 4 of Apex Legends is set to start on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – exactly the one year anniversary of the game’s release. Season 3 is expected to come to an end on the same day, although the exact times at which one season ends and the next begins remains unknown.

According to the in-game battle pass, Season 3 is set to last longer than any previous season. The original first-year roadmap aimed for Season 4 to kick off in December 2019, but the schedule has clearly been delayed.

While all three of the seasons so far have arrived a month later than anticipated by the roadmap, it seems Season 4 has been pushed an additional month, making it the start of the game’s second year, rather than the conclusion of the first.

This also means that Season 3 will be the longest of any season so far, giving fans who are still hoping to secure Season 3 rewards and work through the battle pass ranks will have a bit more time than they might have expected.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Apex Legends roadmap suggested Season Four would start in December.

Who is the Apex Legends Season 4 new Legend?

Previous seasons have introduced Octane, Wattson, and Crypto to the Apex Legends roster, and the fourth major update should be no different. However, it’s difficult to say as to who exactly will be joining the team.

We’ve seen a number of leaks for new characters, some more detailed than others, but unlike Crypto in season three, there haven’t been a tonne of hints. It’s possible to say that Revenant maybe next considering they play a role in the Shadowfall LTM as that creepy voice you always hear.

It could also very well end up being someone like Rosie or Nomad, who both were hinted at ahead of season three thanks to tweets about the game’s development.

Respawn EntertainmentRevenant plays a role in Shadowfall, but could be playable in Season 4.

Will Apex Legends Season 4 have new weapons?

Like the new characters, new weapons have been a staple in the release of new seasons. We’ve already seen the L-Star and Charge Rifle join the fray, and they’ll likely be joined by another in the near future.

Data miners have identified multiple potential candidates, most notably the Volt SMG, which appears to be an energy weapon, and the CAR SMG, both of which featured in Titanfall 2. Whether one or both of these will in fact be added in Season 4, or another weapon entirely, remains to be seen.

Will there be a new map for Apex Legends Season 4?

With Season 3 having introduced the World’s Edge map, some players will undoubtedly be wondering whether the next season will once again open up a new battleground for Legends to fight in.

So far, there’s been no word on a new map for the game, although with World’s Edge itself having been a well-kept secret prior to its release, it’s not impossible that the developers could have another big surprise up their sleeves for Season 4.

Whether Respawn will go as far as making another brand-new map for Season 4 remains to be seen, although it seems a little unlikely that they’d use a map for only a single season. That said, it’s entirely possible that Season 4 could at least give players the chance to once again battle in Kings Canyon, as many fans have requested.

Respawn Entertainment (EA)World’s Edge was introduced with Season 3, replacing the original map Kings Canyon.

How much will the Season 4 battle pass cost?

The battle passes for all three previous seasons cost 950 Apex Coins – so you’ll probably have to pick up 1,000 from the store for £7.99/$10 for season four as well.

You can keep ahold of the free currency that can be claimed through battle pass progression and use that too, provided you haven’t spent it already.

So, while not everything has been announced just yet, that’s what we know about Apex Legends season four so far. We’ll keep this post updated as Respawn drop some more hints and confirmed news throughout season three.

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Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

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He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.